Six months of preparation and nine weeks of live episodes, the fourth season of The X Factor Middle East has a winner and he is a Saudi vocalist whose love for music is only bigger than his love for action video games (more on his games of choice can be found here).
Hamza Hawsawi is that happy contestant. The 24-year-old was so shocked when he was announced to be the winner for the fourth season of X Factor. Hawsawi, who competed within the “International” category during the show, avoided singing in Arabic throughout the competition, preferring to sing in English. Week after week he wowed the judges with his impeccable accent, his confident stage presence and, of course, his amazing voice.
After months of anticipation, the winner of "The X Factor Arabia" has been revealed. Although millions were rooting for the Arab world's hottest up-and-coming boy band The Five to win, Saudi Arabia’s Hamza Hawsawi took the winning title home on Saturday night, Albawaba.com reports.