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Yacoub Joseph Shaheen, a Palestinian singer, was born on February 27, 1994, in the city of Bethlehem, Palestine. His talent was noticed by his teacher and parents when he was around 5 years old. By the age of 7, He was admitted to Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, he studied music and learned to play Oud , Buzuq, Clarinet and Percussion instruments. Yacoub participated in school festivals and won a lot of schools singing Competitions. In 2005 Yacoub won the title “Star of Palestine” نجم فلسطين, in a local talents show. A turning point In Yacoub’s life in 2012 when he participated in a Palestinian talent show (New Star) and earned the first place and won the (Palestinian New Star) title. On Oct 7th 2013 Yacoub released his first singleروح وانساني “ Rooh o Insany” Lyrics by Elias Jeries. Composed by Yacoub Shaheen. Distribution musician John Handal and Istanbul Strings Recorded RJ Production Mastering Haytham Kawar studios, Jordan. Yacoub participated in many local & International Festivals, 2008 Mediterranean countries Festival, Italy. 2015 Beit Jala Nights Festival. 2013-2015 International Festival of Christmas, Bethlehem 2012 Fuheis festival, Jordan 2015 anniversary Festival of Sariuyo Sat, Sweden. 2015- 2016 Bethlehem live festival. on 25 Feb 2017 Yacoub Shaheen won the wildly popular ‘Arab Idol’ song contest, and crowned as Arab Idol 2017.