Gaza wedding singer unable to join Lebanon singing competition
Published Monday 17/02/2014 (updated) 18/02/2014 23:08
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian wedding singer from the Gaza Strip is worried he will not be able to perform in the second stage of the singing competition X Factor Arabia scheduled to take place in Egypt in mid-March.
“My only wish is to be able to travel and perform during stage two of X Factor,” Mahmoud Abu Dawood told Ma’an on Monday. He explained that he has been trying to travel via Rafah crossing but it isn’t easy to travel because the terminal is closed most of the time and priority is given to other cases.
He highlighted that he was accepted to stage two of the competition after his performance during the auditioning stage in October 2013 impressed the judges. Stage two will take place in Egypt in mid-March and the finals will be held in Lebanon and broadcasted live on MTV in April.
Abu Dawood says he hopes President Mahmoud Abbas could intervene and help him travel to Egypt via the Rafah crossing so he can “realize his dream.”