Palestinian Contestant Wins This Year's 'Arab Idol'

Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

22-year-old Gazan singer Mohammed Assaf won the Arab Idol singing contest final held in Beirut on Saturday June 22 after distinguishing himself over the past several week's as a singer with a unique voice and a memorable stage presence.. After the victory Assaf was named by the UN as its first youth ambassador to Palestinian refugee camps in the territories and neighbouring countries.

Here are some clips from his performances beginning with the song he sang upon his victory:

http://youtu.be/fh6Vhrr5nS8


http://youtu.be/Aj-pyJF6ckU


Here is a clip of Mohammad Assaf along with other contestants singing excerpts from the the Arabic version of Les Misérables:







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