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9-year-old Jordanian singer to perform at Las Vegas gala

By JT - Feb 02,2018 - Last updated at Feb 02,2018

Nine-year-old Emanne Beasha sings at the MBC 4’s Arabs Got Talent last year (Photo courtesy of MBC)

AMMAN — Jordanian winner of MBC 4’s Arabs Got Talent 2017 Emanne Beasha on March 2 will perform at a philanthropic gala in Las Vegas, along with Grammy nominated singer songwriter Jewel, a joint MBC-One Night statement said.

Nine-year-old Beasha will take part in the sixth annual “One Night for One Drop” event, imagined by Cirque du Soleil and aimed at collecting funds to benefit safe water access programmes around the world, the statement said. 

The show will start off with a performance by Beasha and Jewel, which was specifically composed by Jean-Francois Blais, One Night for One Drop’s resident composer, according to the statement, which added that the performance will feature a “signature” Cirque du Soleil opening. 

“Emanne’s talent is an exceptional addition to our show and we are thrilled to have her contribute to such an amazing cause,” Jerry Nadal, senior vice president at Cirque du Soleil was quoted in the statement as saying. “It is encouraging and exciting to have a variety of celebrity guests from all over the world perform alongside of the talented artists of Cirque du Soleil, and for Emanne to travel all the way from Dubai is a true testament to her passion and dedication,” Nadal added.

Currently living in Dubai, Emanne is a Jordanian-American signer who, at the age of 8, won the title for MBC’s 5th Arabs Got Talent in 2017, making her the youngest winner in the history of any talent show across the Middle East, the statement read. 

Ali Jaber, MBC Group TV director, said in the statement: “We are very proud of Emanne and all of her achievements post the show. We were thrilled to learn that our superstar rocketed to the top in less than a year of winning the Arabs Got Talent title to perform in Las Vegas with one of the world’s top entertainment organisations, Cirque du Soleil.” 

“This only proves that Arab talent transcends borders if nourished and mentored properly, as it has a universal language and understanding. MBC Group truly believes in this kind of support and encouragement,” he continued. 


One Drop is an international foundation created in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil’s founder Guy Laliberté. It aims to provide access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene as a transformative force to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, the statement concluded. 

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