On Day 2 of the six-day Dubai Music Week, 27 year old Lebanese singer Xriss Jor has impressed the judges to win an opportunity to work with Grammy Award-winning producer Quincy Jones to produce a single and a video. The judge’s panel, made up of Jones, will.i.am and Timbaland chose Xriss among a handful of pre-selected finalists which included two other Lebanese artists: Jay Wud and DD Fox.
“I liked how you drew people in as soon as you began singing,” Timbaland told her. “will.i.am and I were impressed by the tone in your voice. You can also make a good rapper.” Jor, who counted Celine Dion, Alicia Keys and Pink as her inspirations, said she’s been wanting to work on her own original songs. “Well, your life is just about to begin,” Timbaland told her.