51 YO Singer Turns The Stage Into A Dance Party On ‘The Voice Of Flanders’ [VIDEO]
Nabil Khemir auditioned for The Voice of Flanders in 2017 with an energetic song. The 51-year-old from Tunisia came to Belgium to escape violent attacks. He was actually the first contestant to ever sing in Arabic on the show. Check out his Blind Audition below that had everyone up on their feet.
Nabil Khemir Stole The Show On ‘The Voice Of Flanders’
Nabil described auditioning for The Voice of Flanders as a “leap of faith.” He already had an established career as a jazz guitarist in Tunisia. After leaving Tunisia, he hoped to launch a career for himself as a musician in Belgium. Nabil was actually not aware that he was the first contestant to sing in Arabic on The Voice of Flanders. It is his native language, but he also speaks Dutch and French.
For his Blind Audition, he sang “Nour El Ain” while playing a double-neck guitar that he calls “RayJam.” He started off the song playing the unique instrument which allowed all of the coaches to appreciate his artistry. Once he began singing, the band joined in with an upbeat tune in the background. All of the coaches were dancing along in their chairs and everyone waited to see who would turn their chair first.
The audience began clapping to the song just before Bart Peeters excitedly turned his chair. Natalia Druyts was next to turn her chair. The pair started dancing in their seats which led Alex Callier to turn his chair and join the dance party. Finally, Koen Wauters turned his chair to make this a well-deserved four-chair turn.
He was praised for singing in Arabic and the judges encouraged him to stay true to himself throughout the competition. Nabil chose to be on Team Bart. He went up against Sitse Brems in The Battles where he was declared the winner.
Nabil made it to the Live Shows where he continued to impress the coaches with his singing and experience playing instruments. He was later eliminated from the competition. Luka Cruysberghs was declared the winner of the season.
Where Is He Now?
After appearing on The Voice of Flanders, Nabil has continued to showcase his talents all over the world. He returned back home to Tunisia several times according to his Instagram posts. His many years of experience definitely shine through his performances and you can easily tell he has a clear passion for music. Check out a clip from a local performance down below.
He also frequently uploads videos on his YouTube channel of song covers and clips of performances. Fans all over the world can agree that Nabil deserves to be an international star after years in the music world. In 2019, he received an award at the Mediterranean Tourism GREAT SEA Awards.
What did you think of Nabil’s performance on The Voice of Flanders?