On Saturday night, 8-year-old Emanne Beasha overcame nine fellow finalists, awarding Jordan its very first Arabs Got Talent (AGT) title.
Known for her awe-inspiring opera performances, Beasha captured people's hearts with her rendition of the song Con Te Partirò by Andrea Bocelli during the finale of AGT's fifth season.
She earned the highest share of the audience's votes, becoming the first Jordanian and the youngest-ever AGT winner since the reality television talent show was launched in 2011.
In addition to the AGT title, Beasha took home 200,000 Saudi riyals ($53,327), as well as an all-inclusive trip to Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur.
Born to a Jordanian father and an American mother, Beasha's talent was first uncovered after her mother posted videos of her performances on YouTube.
The child soprano wowed the judges since she first took the AGT stage, moving judge Najwa Karam to tears in her audition. Karam described Beasha's performance saying: "There's a purity in her performance," praising Beasha for her confidence.
Another member of the AGT judging panel, Ali Jaber, said that Beasha showed promising talent since her very first performance, adding that she will undoubtedly become a huge star, according to MBC.net.
In her first interview following the big win, Beasha said that she did not expect to win, despite being satisfied with her performance. She also said that this achievement is only the beginning, adding that she will work to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional opera performer.
After Beasha's victory was announced, Jordanians took to social media to express their pride:
Royal support was due. From Queen Rania ...
To Prince Ali
History has been made
"Congratulations... Jordanian talents are making history."
"An international talent"
"A thousand congrats to Emanne Beasha. A source of pride for Jordan ... An international talent."
There is no shortage of young talent in the Arab world ... Emanne is a case in point
"Eman Beasha deserves the title, and she is a source of pride for all of us in Jordan and the Arab world. Such young talents should be supported."
She made some forget that she is only eight years old
"Honestly, the girl's talent is fantastic and hard to find in kids her age. She performs some of the hardest opera songs, which is a truly impressive feat. She is talented to the extent that we forget that she is a child. We even doubt what we are seeing. Congrats, love."
There is no doubt that the title is well-deserved
"A thousand, million, billion congrats to the girl from Jodran, Emanne Beasha for winning the Arabs Got Talent Season 5 title. She deserves the title with merit."