Bishara (singer)

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Bishara
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Bishara (2019)
Background information
Birth nameBishara Morad
Born (2003-01-23) January 23, 2003 (age 16)
Syria
OriginLinköping, Sweden
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2018–present
LabelsTEN Music Group
Bishara performing during Melodifestivalen 2019

Bishara Morad (Arabic: بشارة مراد bɪʃāra murād, IPA: [bɪʿʃaːrɐ muʿraːd]; born 23 January 2003), known simply as Bishara, is a Syrian-Swedish singer. He participated in the Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "On My Own".[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Bishara Morad was born in Syria and immigrated with his family to the city of Linköping in Sweden when he was six years old.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2018, Bishara was asked to sing in the school cafeteria by his music teacher and Bishara, who was unaware of his aptitude for singing, chose to upload a clip from the performance on YouTube and Instagram.[3] Soon after he was discovered by singer, songwriter and music manager Laila Bagge.[4] On 30 January 2019, he released his debut single "Home".[5] And in February of the same year he competed in Melodifestivalen 2019 in the fourth semifinal with the song "On My Own", qualifying to the final.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Morad is a Christian belonging to the Syriac Orthodox Church, and has stated that his gift of singing comes from Jesus.[7] He is as well a sub-deacon in St. Markus Syriac Orthodox church in Linköping for its youth group.[8]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[9]
"Home" 2019 Non-album singles
"On My Own" 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everything you want to know about Bishara Morad". allas.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Bishara – TEN Music Group". www.ten.se. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Bishara Morad i Melodifestivalen – allt du vill veta om honom". Nyheter24. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  4. ^ Johan M Söderlund and Torbjörn Ek (24 February 2019). "Så drillades Bishara Morad av Laila Bagge - Förra "Idol" - domaren satte stjärnskottet i artistskola – som tog honom till final i Melodifestivalen - "Ett bootcamp"". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 26 February 2019. (in Swedish)
  5. ^ "Bishara har redan sju miljoner visningar på Instagram - allt om nya Mellostjärnan". Expressen. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Everything about Bishara Morad who is the youngest in the Melodifestivalen 2019". Modette (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Bishara tackade Gud efter succén i Mellodebuten". Dagen. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Guds gåva tog Bishara vidare - Sändaren". Sändaren. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bishara Morad at Wikimedia Commons