I have a challenge for you all. But first, back story.
The Mister and I are avid American Idol fans. By coincidence (?), it airs on Thursday and Friday nights, respectively. The new season just started, which means a lot of POH-tential for laughing at bad singers (I am one myself, so really I’m not being mean) and getting unexpected chills from voices that surprise me. The season over here in the desert is being sponsored by an Herbal Essences commercial campaign featuring a new, up-and-coming Arab singer from Egypt named Lara Scandar. The Mister and I have seen this commercial numerous times, and have debated each. and. every. time over what she words she is actually singing.
This is where my challenge comes in.
1) Watch the commercial posted below (dang, I’m getting shut down if SOPA goes through). There is no limit to the amount of times that you can watch it through. Or freeze it. Or rewind.
2) Post your lyric guesses in the comments.
3) Resist the urge to use the powers of Google to cheat. I know the real lyrics; I’ll be very suspicious of those that are way too close. Because. Well… I’ll get to that later.
4) The winner, by my and The Mister’s discretion (we have a very scientific formula at the ready), will receive a prize of my choosing from the desert, to be delivered in the summer months when I am closer to a reliable postal service system.
***UPDATE**** in response to Di’s comment: YES, she is singing in English.
This reminds me a lot of the time when an Eastern European girls-only group released a song in English that went HUGE in Europe but didn’t make a lick of sense to any English-first-language speakers. And this is also why I will not be releasing my Arabic song titled “Frick of Sense” for which I utelized Google translate and got my new smash hit lyrics: Freek min m3e aneeha.