Iraq’s Satar Saad won MBC’s Arab version of the reality television singing competition “The Voice” on Saturday after beating three other contestants in the final.

The show, which featured 100 participants from across the Arab world, had its contestants receiving training and supervision from some of the region’s big music stars.

The finalists – Syria’s Hala Qaseer, Egypt’s Waham, Iraq’s Saad and Simor Jala – belonged to teams headed by prominent Arab celebrity singers: Lebanon’s Asi al-Hilani, Egypt’s Shirin, Iraq’s Kadhem al-Saher and Tunisia’s Sabir al-Riabee, respectively.

As well as being entertained by the contestants, Colombian singer Ricky Martin also performed on the show, held in the Lebanese capital of Beirut… see more