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(Daily Mail)   Bostonian, 23, reaches final of Arabs Got Talent and stuns judges with pitch-perfect rendition of Egyptian song, despite speaking no Arabic. That's amazing. Especially since most Bostonians can barely even speak English   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 23
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2013-11-26 04:35:19 PM  
He got the Islamic-fanatic sympathy votes.
 
2013-11-26 04:49:48 PM  
I used to sing in perfect Latin, French, German and Italian when I was in the church choir. Aside from a bit of German, I didn't speak any of them.
 
2013-11-26 04:55:40 PM  
It's all in phonetics and reproducing a sound.  It doesn't matter if it actually means something to you, or anyone else.
 
2013-11-26 07:11:16 PM  
She should have exploded after for extra realism.
 
2013-11-26 07:11:48 PM  
Hikaru utada still blows my mind, but I've read it's a completely different area of the brain for singing. Also, no one in Cambridge sounds like they're from baastan
 
2013-11-26 07:27:19 PM  
Can you imagine the outrage here if a foreigner (especially an ARAB *gasp*) was allowed on "America's Got Talent"?

Or has that already happened? I have no idea since I don't watch that show.
 
2013-11-26 07:28:03 PM  

BizarreMan: It's all in phonetics and reproducing a sound.  It doesn't matter if it actually means something to you, or anyone else.


True, but not all phonetics are created equal.
 
2013-11-26 07:30:00 PM  

fusillade762: Can you imagine the outrage here if a foreigner (especially an ARAB *gasp*) was allowed on "America's Got Talent"?

Or has that already happened? I have no idea since I don't watch that show.


I've got a feeling that "She Bangs" guy wasn't from around these parts.

/she's smart to not do the Afghani version of this. Don't they kidnap and kill the women contestants?
 
2013-11-26 07:33:36 PM  

Snapper Carr: BizarreMan: It's all in phonetics and reproducing a sound.  It doesn't matter if it actually means something to you, or anyone else.

True, but not all phonetics are created equal.


Sounds like me singing in Finnish.
 
2013-11-26 07:47:36 PM  

farkingismybusiness: fusillade762: Can you imagine the outrage here if a foreigner (especially an ARAB *gasp*) was allowed on "America's Got Talent"?

Or has that already happened? I have no idea since I don't watch that show.

I've got a feeling that "She Bangs" guy wasn't from around these parts.


Hung moved to New Jersey from Hong Kong when he was 10. I think it's safe to say he qualifies as American.
 
2013-11-26 07:56:00 PM  
THIS JUST IN:

Nathan Lane, Jonathan Taylor Thomas (er, I mean Jason Weaver), and Ernie Sabella don't actually speak Swahili, and yet they totally accurately sang Hakuna Matata!

./had to look that up
//hadn't realized JTT didn't do any of his own singing
///worked at Blockbuster when it came out, so I have at least half the songs memorized
 
2013-11-26 07:56:47 PM  

fusillade762: farkingismybusiness: fusillade762: Can you imagine the outrage here if a foreigner (especially an ARAB *gasp*) was allowed on "America's Got Talent"?

Or has that already happened? I have no idea since I don't watch that show.

I've got a feeling that "She Bangs" guy wasn't from around these parts.

Hung moved to New Jersey from Hong Kong when he was 10. I think it's safe to say he qualifies as American.


Huh. I would have asked if he retarded then, but apparently he's got a decent education and is now a technical crime analyst in LA. Good for him.
 
2013-11-26 08:00:44 PM  

farkingismybusiness: fusillade762: farkingismybusiness: fusillade762: Can you imagine the outrage here if a foreigner (especially an ARAB *gasp*) was allowed on "America's Got Talent"?

Or has that already happened? I have no idea since I don't watch that show.

I've got a feeling that "She Bangs" guy wasn't from around these parts.

Hung moved to New Jersey from Hong Kong when he was 10. I think it's safe to say he qualifies as American.

Huh. I would have asked if he retarded then, but apparently he's got a decent education and is now a technical crime analyst in LA. Good for him.


Apparently no longer has his job as bandleader on Mock Trial with J. Reinhold.
 
2013-11-26 08:04:12 PM  
That's quite the odd accent for an American from Cambridge Mass. I suspect she speaks a bit more Arabic than she lets on.
 
2013-11-26 08:05:05 PM  
Seems like Subby is deaf....
 
2013-11-26 08:09:10 PM  
Debeo Summa Credo:Apparently no longer has his job as bandleader on Mock Trial with J. Reinhold.

Too bad. The Hung Jury rocked.
 
2013-11-26 08:20:22 PM  

LasersHurt: That's quite the odd accent for an American from Cambridge Mass. I suspect she speaks a bit more Arabic than she lets on.


I agree.  Either she faked the Arabic accent in the beginning or she does speak Arabic at least some what.
 
2013-11-26 09:27:20 PM  
Wow, she's talented. I wonder how many camels she's worth now.
 
2013-11-26 09:31:50 PM  

LasersHurt: from Cambridge


Damnit, there goes the Menino joke.
 
2013-11-26 10:53:58 PM  
Fahk you, subby. If I ever see you at the packy, I'll pahk my cah on you.
 
2013-11-26 11:06:35 PM  
I suspect the only time she or anyone in her family hears a Boston accent is when the person at counter at Starbucks tells them their beverage is $4.50.
 
2013-11-27 04:13:58 AM  

aniyn: Wow, she's talented. I wonder how many camels she's worth now.


Need to see the camel toe to decide that one...
 
2013-11-27 01:02:25 PM  
meh, she's no Azam Ali
 
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