SuperStar (season 5)

The fifth (and last) season of SuperStar was launched on Future TV on 24 February 2008. This year, many changes occurred, such as the fact that the Results shows would happen on Thursdays instead of Mondays, so it will allow the audience to have five days to vote for their favorite contestants. Egyptian singer and SuperStar alumni Wael Mansour would host the show with Miss Lebanon 2004 Majdala Khatar, replacing Egyptian anchorman Ayman Qaissouni. Also, the introduction of a new female judge, Jihane, who joined Elias Rahbani, Ziad Boutros and Abdallah El Qaoud. This year, 12 contestants (7 males and 5 females) would get into the final stage. On 24 July 2008, Lebanese contestant Elie Bitar won the contest against Saudi contestant Abdelmajeed Ibrahim.

SuperStar
Season 5
Country of originArab World
Release
Original networkFuture TV
Original release24 February (2008-02-24) –
24 July 2008 (2008-07-24)

Even though running for five seasons, SuperStar was eclipsed by rival show Star Academy on LBC in the Middle East, in terms of popularity and ratings, after only its first season. It has been surpassed by Star Academy as the number one Arab show, and did not move the Arab world the way it did during the first season.

Future TV subsequently lost the Idol licence to the MBC network, which in 2011 relaunched the programme as Arab Idol on MBC 1.

AuditionsEdit

Auditions took place in the following cities :

Top 20Edit

This year's Top 20 featured 9 females and 11 males
The Top 9 females performed on 6 April and Top 11 males performed on 13 April
10 were chosen, and 9 of the remaining 10 came back for a Last Chance show on 20 April
One of the girls chose to drop out of the competition but did not state a reason

Future Television was forced into closing on 9 May, during the 2008 Lebanon conflict. After moving its broadcasting headquarters, the station was back on the air on 13 May at 4:30 p.m (Lebanese Local Time)

Top 12Edit

The Top 12 was completed on 24 April 2008. It features 5 girls and 7 boys.

Stage: Semi Finals Finals
Weeks: 04/06 04/13 04/20 05/01 05/08 05/28 06/05 06/12 06/19 06/26 07/03 07/10 07/17 07/24
Place Contestant Result
1   Elie Bitar IN Winner
2   Abdelmajeed Ibrahim IN Btm3 Btm3 Btm2 Runner-up
3   Mourad El Souiti IN Btm2 Btm3 Elim
4–5   Asma El Jabri IN Btm2 Btm3 Elim
  Diana Sharaneq IN Btm2 Elim Elim
6   Dounia Lotfi IN Btm4 Btm3 Elim
7   Aidross El Aidross IN Btm3 Btm4 Btm4 Btm2 Elim
8   Houssam Tershishi Elim WC Btm4 Elim
9   Omayma Taleb IN Btm4 Btm4 Btm2 Elim
10   Anoushka Moussa IN Btm2 Btm3 Elim
11   Mohammad El Jaafeel IN Elim
12   Abbas Ali Elim WC Elim
  • On 3 July Diana Sharaneq was originally eliminated but brought back by the judges and again eliminated the next week.
Legend
Female Male Safe Safe first Safe second Safe third Eliminated Wildcard

RepertoireEdit

Week 1 (1 May 2008)

  Elie Bitar Tallo SiyadehNasri Shamseddine
  Dounia Lotfi Law La El MalamaWarda El Djazairia
  Omayma Taleb Kan Aan TahounFairuz
  Mohammed El Jaafeel Kel Mara BizaaloAyman Zbib
  Diana Sharanaq Taa Ninsa El MusiqarMelhem Barakat
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Deggo El MahabejFairuz
  Asma El Jabri Baeed AanakUmm Kulthum
  Mourad El Souiti Yaba Yaba LahTony Hana
  Aidross El Aidross EkhtalafnaMohammed Abdo
  Anoushka Moussa BalakSherine
  Abbas Ali Hal Indaki ShakKathem Al-Saher
  Houssam Tershishi AatayerSaber Rebaï

Week 2 (8 May 2008)

  Mourad El Souiti Keef Betawel BaliMelhem Zein
  Omayma Taleb SamahtekAssala Nasri
  Anoushka Moussa TowbehSabah
  Houssam Tershishi Ana FintizarakUmm Kulthum
  Elie Bitar Khayef Kon Aashek AtekMarwan Mahfouz
  Asma El Jabri Elli Nisak InsakAbdallah Al Rowaished
  Diana Sharanaq Ana Baasha'akMayada El Henawi
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Ballegh HabibakHussain Al Jasmi
  Mohammed El Jafeel HayranaLaila Mourad
  Dounia Lotfi KhayarouniNajwa Karam
  Aidross El Aidross Habbaytak Tansit Nawm- Fairuz

Week 3 (28 May 2008)

  Houssam Tershishi Gatalouni Oyoun EssoudWadih El Safi
  Asma El Jabri Ya MagnounAssala Nasri
  Omayma Taleb Lamouni Li Gharo MenniHedi Jouini
  Mourad El Souiti MashkaliRashed Al-Majed
  Aidross El Aidross Akdeb Alik- Warda El Djazairia
  Elie Bitar AanabiKarim Mahmoud
  Dounia Lotfi Ana Albi DalilLaila Mourad
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim RouhFadl Shaker
  Anoushka Moussa SodfaYara
  Diana Sharanaq Qaduka El MayasSabah Fakhri

Week 4 (5 June 2008)

  Asma El Jabri Kan Andi GhazalWael Jassar
  Diana Sharanaq Oudak RananFairuz
  Mourad El Souiti Aalalat OudWadih El Safi
  Dounia Lotfi Alf Laila wa LailaUmm Kulthum
  Elie Bitar Ya BabourWalid Toufic
  Houssam Tershishi Baad KentomMohammed Abdo
  Omayma Taleb Aw'at TehlawSayed Mekawy
  Aidross El Aidross Hali La Taharamoni Mennah- Rashed Al-Majed
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Sawt El HidaAssi El Helani

Week 5 (12 June 2008)

  Elie Bitar Ana Elli Alayki MishtaJoseph Sakr
  Asma El Jabri Hobek WajaaElissa
  Dounia Lotfi Wallah Ahtajak AnaAhlam
  Houssam Tershishi Layl wa RaadWael Kfoury
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Khamrat El HobSabah Fakhri
  Aidross El Aidross Layl Aala Albi- Fadl Shaker
  Diana Sharanaq El AtlalUmm Kulthum
  Mourad El Souiti Aala Babi Wa'ef AmareinMelhem Barakat

Week 6 (19 June 2008)

  Aidross El Aidross Biterhalak Mishwar- Wadih El Safi
  Dounia Lotfi Elli Lamouni LamoukThekra
  Asma El Jabri Rouhi Ya WahraneCheb Khaled
  Mourad El Souiti Albi Aasha'haRagheb Alama
  Elie Bitar Gana El HawaAbdelhalim Hafez
  Diana Sharanaq Zay El AassalSabah
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Qoum OuqafBahaa Sultan

Week 7 (26 June 2008)

  Dounia Lotfi Ah Ya LeilSherine
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Sert El HobUmm Kulthum
 /  Mourad El Souiti and Asma El Jabri Akhedni Maak- Fadl Shaker and Yara
  Diana Sharanaq El AmakenMohammed Abdo
  Elie Bitar Habibi KedaGeorge Wassouf
 /  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim and Dounia Lotfi Halek Mosh TayebSharif Ismail and Bushra
  Mourad El Souiti Lazraalak Boustan WoroodFouad Ghazi
 /  Elie Bitar and Diana Sharanaq Belghi Kel Mwaeedi- Melhem Barakat and Georgette Sayegh
  Asma El Jabri Ahl El MaghnaFella Ababsa

Week 8 (3 July 2008)

  Elie Bitar Samra Ya SamraKarim Mahmoud Ya Saif Aala El AdMarwan Mahfouz
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Ma BitfrahshSherine El KhatiarFares Karam
  Asma El Jabri Haramt AhebakWarda El Djazairia Wa Hayati AndekThekra
  Diana Sharanaq Eshta'na KteerZaki Nassif Imta ZamanMohammed Abdel Wahab
  Mourad El Souiti A Laylo LaylWadih El Safi El HassoudiAli El Deek

Week 9 (10 July 2008)

  Diana Sharanaq Habibi Aala DouniaSabah Fakhri Ahla HawakiRagheb Alama
  Mourad El Souiti BihanWael Kfoury Aala El KuffiyehPalestinian folklore
  Elie Bitar Degi Ya RababaSamir Yazbeck Shouhouri NahiyatekWarda El Djazairia
  Asma El Jabri Lisa FakerUmm Kulthum Aala El ManiRuwaida Attieh
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Rida Wallah Ma RadinakTalal Salama Aaisha Wahda BalakJoseph Saar
 /  Elie Bitar and Mourad El Souiti Mali Saber Ya NassAssi El Helani
 /  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim and Asma El Jabri Yaani Elli Bi Albi AlbakBahaa Sultan and Soma

Week 10 (17 July 2008)

  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Khalasti KalamakFadl Shaker Foug El NakhelNazem Al Ghazali Min Igoul Eni LegherakRashed Al-Majed
  Mourad El Souiti SawahAbdelhalim Hafez Mather FiyehFadl Shaker Zayeno El SahaGhassan Saliba
  Elie Bitar Sayyajna LebnanWadih El Safi Khotbeh Ma FeeshJoseph Sakr Hob EihUmm Kulthum

Finale (24 July 2008)

  Elie Bitar Habibi IntaMelhem Barakat Ya Leil El AshiqeenGeorge Wassouf Ya Kass El OmrIraqi folklore
  Abdelmajeed Ibrahim Wa Hayatek Ya HabibiSayed Mekawy Khayl El ArabAssi El Helani NadeetAbbas Ibrahim

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