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Hiba Tawaji Out Of The Voice France

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Hiba Tawaji was unfortunately unable to proceed to the final round and is leaving The Voice France in the semi finals just like Anthony Touma. Hiba lost after Mika gave her 23 vs 27 for her opponent and she couldn’t make up for that gap in the public vote. I went through the tweets and Facebook comments and everyone seems to be blaming Mika for not letting Hiba show her true potential. I wouldn’t know about that but I’m disappointed that she didn’t even make it to the finals.

In all cases, and as I said in my first post on The Voice France, Hiba didn’t need to go there because she’s very talented but the exposure she got from the show is quite amazing and will open new opportunities for her hopefully.

Update: here’s the video showing Hiba’s performance.

Lil Jon Is Too Scared To Come To Beirut

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So Lil Jon was coming to O1NE Beirut yesterday and decided to cancel his show a couple of days before due to travel restrictions from the US government. Honestly, I’m not buying his excuse and I think that’s total B.S and unprofessional because these restrictions were issued back in August 2014, so his manager must have known about them before agreeing to fly to Beirut. Funnily enough, Lil Jon was at White Beirut back in August 2014 when the situation was deteriorating and we had suicide bombings a couple of months before.

On another note, I think the US Embassy should update their travel restrictions because Lebanon has been relatively safe for quite some time now, or at least be more specific like the UK Embassy is and advise against all travel to the southern Bekaa region of Lebanon along the border with Syria.

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In all cases, it’s his loss.

PS: Here’s a song min wa7e el mounessabé.

Haifa Wehbe “Breathing You In” Lyrics Revealed (MindBlown)

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A friend of mine got really bored in traffic today and sent me the lyrics of Haifa Wehbe’s latest song “Breathing you in”. It’s basically 4 short meaningless lines and “just breathing you in” on repeat. To be honest, I think she should stick to Arabic but if that’s what her fans want then good for her. After all, Lebanese rapper Kiki C ain’t got nothing on her!

Lyrics aside, I wish someone could explain to me what the hell is happening in that video clip though. What’s with all these Interstellar and Gravity scenes? It reminded me a bit of an old Maya Diab video.

Love me now Love me past the end of time
Turn me up find my frequency
You breathe me in Take me as a I am
give me a sign show me that our love is one

Cause I’m just breathing you breathing you in
you get me started when you begin
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in in in in
just breathing you in

Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in

Loud and clear I hear you I feel no one when I’m with you
I feel closer when we are far with out weightless care-free love

Cause I’m just breathing you breathing you in
you get me started when you begin
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in in in in
just breathing you in

Cause I’m just breathing you breathing you in
you get me started when you begin
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in in in in
just breathing you in

PS: I think he might have missed a couple of just breathing you ins but it’s ok.

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Hiba Tawaji Saved By The Public Votes One More Time!

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Hiba is officially in the semi-finals of The Voice France after winning the public vote one more time. The next round will take place on April 18th and will feature the remaining 8 candidates:
– Camille Lellouche
– Anne Sila
– Battista Acquaviva
– Côme
– David Thibault
– Guilhem Valayé
– Lilian Renaud

I think Battista Acquaviva is the biggest threat to Hiba Tawaji as she has a truly impressive voice.

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Mika was impressed by Hiba’s performance but Jennifer wasn’t very convinced and wants Hiba to sing in Arabic like she did at the start of the show. Honestly, I think Hiba is playing it safe and leaving the best for last which is a smart strategy, plus I wouldn’t trust Jennifer specially after what she did with Anthony Touma.

Here is Hiba’s performance:

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Hiba Tawaji Won The Public Vote And Is Through To The Next Round!

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Update: There are still 12 candidates left out of which 4 will compete in the finals. I corrected the title from Semi-finals to the next round as there are 2 more rounds before the finals.

Hiba Tawaji is through to the quarter finals of The Voice France after she won the public vote with her last performance. The judges had no say in the final result so Hiba needed everyone’s support as she was competing with 3 other contestants from Mika’s team. She chose to perform Everytime by Britney Spears which I believe suited her better than Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter”.

Hiba is a step closer to the finals and I’m sure she can win this!

For those of you who couldn’t find the video and asked me to share it, Hiba is uploading all her performances on her YouTube channel and you can check them [there].

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Hiba Tawaji Sings Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter” & Advances To The Final Stages

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Update (04/04/2015): Hiba Tawaji is still going strong in the Voice France and has advanced to the next round.

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Hiba Tawaji is one step closer to the Voice France finals after she passed the knockout rounds and advanced to the live shows, which are the final stages of the show. At this point, Hiba will be competing next week against 3 other candidates from the same team and performing live. I was looking for the video and it just got uploaded (Check starting Minute 2:30)

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Cintia Baroud Made It To The Voice Canada’s Final Rounds!

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Cintia Baroud is a Lebanese-Canadian singer and songwriter. She’s competing in the Voice Canada and has advanced to the final rounds of the TV show. I watched her performance and she has a great voice to be honest and deserves our support.

She will be performing once again on March 22 so best of luck to you Cintia!

PS: I tried to find the link where you can vote on Facebook for Cintia but only found La Voix Cintia Baroud page.

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A Talking Piano At ABC Dbayyeh

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An interactive piano set inside ABC Dbayyeh mall was inviting people passing by to play and making fun of those who can’t with messages like “Please Stop” or “Practice makes perfect (Try 10 years)” while praising those who know how to play the piano by saying “Music to my ears” or “Mozart! Bach! Beethoven! Listen to this genius”. At the end, some of those who gave it a try were rewarded with tickets to Al Bustan Festival.

I thought it was a great idea! Check it out:

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Fadl Shaker Is On TV Instead Of Being In Jail

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Fadl Shaker is no longer hiding in Ain el Helwe, he is now giving TV interviews and trying to make us forget what he did with Al Assir a couple of years ago. I only have one thing to say here: Shaker is directly or indirectly responsible for killing Lebanese army soldiers, is charged with inciting sectarian hatred and undermining the reputation of the Lebanese Army.

Fadl Shaker belongs in prison and the authorities should figure out a way to arrest him.

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