Palestinian Yaqoub Shaheen Was Crowned Arab Idol Winner And Twitter Got Seriously Emotional
Crowds were watching in the streets
The streets of Bethlehem and Gaza were packed to watch the ultimate episode of this season's Arab Idol, and you can imagine the celebrations when Palestinian Yaqoub Shaheen was crowned the winner.
This year, the final was made up of three guys: Ammar Mohammed from Yemen, and Yaqoub Shaheen and Ameer Dandan both from Palestine.
The show is based on the English show Pop Idol
The winner is voted by the audience who text their preference. According to reports, politicians from both countries urged voters to text in their votes and phone companies even offered discounted rates to attract more voters.
This was the emotional winning moment
A true patriot, Shaheen performed his winners song while displaying the Palestinian flag proudly
And Palestinians couldn't be more proud. Since the winner of the show was announced Twitter has been in over-drive. Here are some of our favourite celebratory Tweets: