DUBAI: A video of Lebanese pop star Elissa singing along to hit Arabic song “3 Daqat” on the first-ever episode of the show “Carpool Karaoke Arabia” has gone viral after it was posted online this week.
The show, which is hosted by Saudi singer Hisham Al-Howaish, is set to feature Arab performers who sing along to well-known hits as the host drives them around town. It is the Arabic-language version of “Carpool Karaoke,” which features on British TV celebrity James Corden’s hit US show.
Fans went wild on social media over Elissa’s rendition of “3 Daqat” by Egyptian singer Abu featuring Yousra — a song that has already proved wildly popular across the Arab world.
من هو أول حب في حياة الفنانة #إليسا ؟ المزيد تشاهدونه #على_أوان #تلفزيون_دبي مع #هشام_الهويش في برنامج #CarpoolKaraokeAr بالعربي #CarpoolKaraoke @HishamStar @elissakh @dubaitv @OnAwaan https://t.co/QKMCBejCFA pic.twitter.com/yWqBTdmyvM
— Carpool Karaoke Arabia (@CarpoolKraokeAr) February 20, 2018
The video, in which Elissa flies in on a helicopter before being driven around by the host, was posted on the official social media pages of Carpool Karaoke in Arabic and drew hundreds of excited comments.
“Carpool karaoke Arabia with (Elissa) is one of the best Arabic TV shows I’ve seen in a while. Pure entertainment, fun and wit. The team has done a good job … Arabizing it,” one Twitter user said.
The Lebanese singer sang several songs with the presenter, including her song “Law” and “La ‘Ayoun” by Gulf artist Rashed Al-Majid.
من إختارت #إليسا لتتحدث معه هاتفياً ؟ إسمع المكالمة في #CarpoolKaraokeAr بالعربي #CarpoolKaraoke #تلفزيون_دبي #على_أوان https://t.co/IJH0bFMkyB@dubaitv @OnAwaan @elissakh @HishamStar @Hamaki pic.twitter.com/gJwJkPCxWG
— Carpool Karaoke Arabia (@CarpoolKraokeAr) February 18, 2018
Earlier this month, James Corden himself invited fans to watch the Arabic version of the show in a video tweeted by @CarpoolKaraokeArabia.
“I’m truly excited to tell you that your own version of Carpool Karaoke is coming to the Middle East. Take a ride and sing with your favorite stars on Carpool Karaoke Arabia,” he said.
"جيمس كوردن" يدعوكم لمشاهدة البرنامج العالمي الشهير #CarpoolKaraokeAr بنسخته العربية قريبا .. وفقط على #تلفزيون_دبي @dubaitv @JKCorden @CarpoolKaraoke #CarpoolKaraoke pic.twitter.com/sMDbEFqpjg
— Carpool Karaoke Arabia (@CarpoolKraokeAr) February 1, 2018
The show is featured on Dubai TV and music fans cannot wait to see what — or who — else will appear.