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The French channel that airs the local edition of The Voice is considering to expel a participant from the popular singing competition. The reason? Some controversial posts on her Facebook account she wrote back in 2016, which showed support for conspiracy theories relating to the terror attacks that the country suffered that year.

The 22-year-old singer, Mennel Ibtissem, was born in the city of Besançon, in the east of France, and has Moroccan and Algerian origins. She debuted on The Voice Saturday night, performing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen in Arabic before the eyes of six million viewers across the country.

Her singing skills enchanted the judges, all four of which offered her to enter their respective teams. Al Jazeera reported that Ibtissem had made history, being the first contestant to perform on The Voice France with her head covered.


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