Mohannad Mchallah

A native of Aleppo, Syria, Mohannad Mchallah is a professional singer of Muwashshah, a secular musical genre using Arabic muwaššaḥ texts as lyrics. A student of Sabah Fakhry, he has performed across the Middle East—notably in Lebanon and Dubai—and was selected to participate in Syria’s Super Star 2 (2004), a television show based on the popular British show Pop Idol that also spawned American Idol. He ultimately won sixth place out of seventeen contestants. Following his success on Super Star, Mchallah has gone on to record two singles.