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Nader Quirat

Nader Quirat

Nader Quirat


Nader Quirat is the Tunisian winner of the fifth season of LBC's pan-Arab Star Academy. Born and raised in one of the most incredible coastal cities in the world well known as ”Pearl of the Coast”, Sousse in Tunisia , Nader Quirat has grown in a society very open to the Western culture, particularly the French one, in addition to its Eastern culture and background. Being passionate about music, he started playing the guitar at an early age and established his first band “Hypnose” when he was 15 years old. Read more on Last.fm
Nader Quirat is the Tunisian winner of the fifth season of LBC's pan-Arab Star Academy. Born and raised in one of the most incredible coastal cities in the world well known as ”Pearl of the Coast”, Sousse in Tunisia , Nader Quirat has grown in a society very open to the Western culture, particularly the French one, in addition to its Eastern culture and background. Being passionate about music, he started playing the guitar at an early age and established his first band “Hypnose” when he was 15 years old. He travelled to Germany to further his studies and returned to Tunisia where his latest band called “Introspection” was working on their songs. Shortly after, Nader was selected as a candidate, during the casting, on the Arabic version of the popular French reality TV show ‘Star Academy’ in its fifth season. Nader, who has become the first Tunisian to ever win the title of ‘Star Academy’ Middle East, the most popular and most viewed entertainment reality TV show viewed in the Arab World and in Europe, in it’s French version, managed to “break the rules” in every positive and possible way. In fact, in all past seasons of Star Academy Middle East, the prevailing music was the Arabic & Middle Eastern one.

Western music was just a necessary accessory to enrich the show, but Nader Guirat was capable of changing the entire trend. He has proven that he is responsible, highly cultured and a most refined gentleman, so talented, bold and remarkably ambitious. Nader, whose voice is a tenor and yet so soft and angelic, presented a wide variety of music genres (Pop, Rock, House, Reggae, Opera, Musicals, etc...) performed in five different languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian and Arabic). He has shown a significant ability to sing and move concurrently.

He has also been distinguished by unusual stage presence and a unique charming charisma. By giving his best, he caught the audience and viewers’ attention by offering amazingly stunning spectacles of performance beyond their expectations while well mastering his vocals. His quiet nature hid the rage of an artist. Nader’s exceptional talent and performance has been unanimity praised in the media and by all international stars invited to participate in the show. He had the opportunity to perform with many international artists of the likes of Alessandro Safina, Tina Arena, Karl Wolf, Massari, Chris De Burgh, Cheb Khaled, Nadia, Amel Bent, Milk & Honey, Akram, Yves La Rock and many other celebrity performers well known in both the Arab and Western world. Nice to mention that, Alessandro Safina said that Nader reminded him of his beginnings and had subsequently invited him to spend a day with him in Venice. Nobody doubted that they were in the presence of an international star whose future is very promising. Even the panel of judges could not conceal their emotions during Nader’s performances.. Cameras captured their candid reactions during live broadcast! Day by day, Nader proved that music has no language and came to deeply affect the audience through his singing in multiple languages.

To date his many performances remain a wonderful journey that remain etched in memory. Throughout all past seasons of Star Academy, Nader was the only candidate who was chosen to perform remarkable solos without the aid of stage props or accompanying dancers, truly a One-man show of performance. Entertainment veterans and industry trendsetters justify this by the fact that his energy, his stage presence and charisma were more than sufficient to captivate the audience and viewers. Nader is also a confirmed composer and skilled guitar player (Classic and Electric). In short, with remarkable perseverance, strong persistence in life and a deep sense in music, he took on the challenge by booking a place in the finals, a well deserved finale.

Faced with an audience mostly Arab and with a tough competition against two talented candidates, in the performance of Arabic songs, on May 23rd 2008, the verdict of the voting viewers came through in his favour. Ever since, he has been nicknamed by his fans and the media “The Legend”. In fact, his impeccable mastery of Western songs is considered as a unique talent for a young artist from the Middle East. His victory also marks the first instance where the winner of the show is a performer of Western songs and music.

Nader Guirat managed to win the love and support of millions of fans not only from Tunisia but also from all the Arab Maghreb, Gulf countries with a distinctively notable popularity and outstanding fame in Egypt. He also captured the attention of Arabs residing in Europe, Canada and USA. He offered them exceptional performances, he rocked their hearts and they bestowed on him the winning title of Star Academy 5 (2008). Back in his native Tunisia, Nader was greeted at the Tunis-Carthage airport by the Minister of Culture who conveyed to him the greetings of the President of Tunisia and his best wishes for success and excellence in his promising career and future. Thousands of fans had arrived from all Governorates of Tunisia to greet him both at the airport and in his hometown of Sousse.

After less than two months of his victory, during the months of July and August, he was in Tunisia to perform in six concerts within the frame of international festivals (in Sousse, Monastir, Moknine, Bizerte, and Tunis the capital), the final and most distinguished was on the grand theatre of Roman Carthage. Performing on this theatre had always been exclusive for A-list artists. There Nader managed to stun more than 11,000 people who came to the show. Moreover, on his first trip to Egypt, he was greeted with a warm public reception at Cairo-International Airport confirming that his victory was not just for Tunisia and that Nader’s popularity in Egypt is beyond imagination.

Nader Guirat, the 23-year-old released his first single and video ‘L’ange Perdu’ (The Lost Angel) in November of this year. He received high reviews from music critics and acclaimed artists. His large fan base voted L’ange Perdu the top 1 song for two months in a row in 2009 since its release and his video the top 1 music video for December of this year on LBC Fanclub, the biggest interactive fan club in the region with more than 15000 registered members. The young artist from Tunisia is currently preparing for his début album. The highly anticipated album will be released soon featuring songs performed in English and French... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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