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Lebanese star Elissa surprises X Factor Arabia contestant with kiss

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Lebanese singer Elissa surprised an Egyptian contestant with a kiss and a hug on the first episode of the Arabic-version X Factor talent contest show Saturday.

The participant, who gave his name as Mustafa, took to stage to present a singing monologue during the audition stages of X Factor, which was broadcast on pan-Arab TV channel MBC last night. Mustafa sang one of Elissa’s famous songs and acted out a performance where he expressed his love for the charming Arab singer, who is a judge on the show.

His voice and performance drew laughter from the audience and failed to impress the judges. But in compensation, Elissa walked around the judges’ desk and joined the contestant on stage. To his surprise, Mustafa received a big hug and was kissed by the diva twice on the cheeks. He looked stunned by Elissa’s display of affection, which met with wild applause.

MBC is the parent company of Al Arabiya News.