After the curtains fell on Star Academy's 14th prime Friday evening (May 21st), five contestants remain to compete for the Star Academy 2010 title: Ramy from Lebanon, Nassif from Syria, Mohammad Ramadan from Jordan, Badriya from Tunisia, and Rahma from Iraq.
Two primes remain before the public votes for the final winner for this season.
Two students left the academy Friday after the public vote saved Rahma with 69.96%. Sultan from Saudi Arabia, and Asma from Tunisia left after they received 20.26% and 9.78% of the public vote, respectively. There is no student vote in the final stages of the contest.
Lebanese singer Assi al-Hellani opened the evening with "Ya Ritni Ana Wala Inta" with Mohammad Ramadan. He returned later to sing his new solo "Baroudati" from his latest album "Assi 2010".
After he performed "Libnani" with Nassif and Ramy, al-Hellani told the students that fans are the source of his continued success. Before he left the stage, he wished the contestants good luck and congratulated the academy director and the program team on Star Academy for ranking first in its genre in the Arab world for the seventh year in a row.
Syrian star Rouwaida Attieh made her first appearance on the program. She performed her song "Bala Hub" along with Asma and Badriya, and "Shou Sahel El-Haki" with Badriya.
Badriya performed the song "Akthar" within the "Broadway" tableau, after which the public was taken on a journey to Russia with the most beautiful Russian melodies within a set entitled "Casatchok", presented by Nassif, Sultan, Ramy, Mohammad Ramadan, Asma, Badriya and Rahma.
Mohammad Ramadan and Rahma later performed the song "Bel Aaks" in a duet, and Ramy sang "Bi'tal Hammik" as part of the "Dolls House" tableau.
As for individual songs, Asma sang "Lawn Oyounak", Sultan and Rahma "Gharak Al-Furkan", Nassif sang "Ya Jar Al-Rida", and Badriya sang "Law Hatta Yorfodni el Alam".
The prime featured a number of video reportages including one on the highlights of Sultan, Asma and Rahma's journey in the academy, and the best of their performances. A second report featured a visit by Miral and Mehdi to Korea, and another about Rahma, Asma and Mohammad Ramadan's trip to France and Spain, where they visited museums and Disney Land.