Palestinian contestant Yacoub Shaheen has won the fourth season of Arab Idol. Millions tuned in to watch him compete against fellow compatriot Amir Dandan and Yemeni singer Ammar Mohammad.
— Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) February 25, 2017
Shaheen followed in the footsteps of Mohammed Assaf, the winner of season 2 in 2013, and has become the second Palestinian to win the title.
Thousands showed up in Bethlehem where a screen was set up at the Nativity Square.
Palestinians celebrate the victory of Arab Idol winner Yacoub Shaheen in front of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, Palestine 🎉❤🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/TnFY2NzxXN
— Ameera (@ameeritalsham) February 25, 2017
Mabrouk ya Yacoub!