December 5th, 2013
09:44 AM ET

All-American with very 'Arab' voice may win 'Arabs Got Talent'

By Mohammed Jamjoom, CNN

Beirut (CNN) - When all-American Jennifer Grout first stepped on stage to audition, nobody could have anticipated how this 23-year-old from Massachusetts would take the Middle East by storm.

Now, she may very well win "Arabs Got Talent," one of the biggest televised talent contests in the region.

During her debut appearance, she looked so out of place that many thought she'd flop altogether.

"It was nerve-racking," Grout said, "because I came on stage and I didn't understand."

The show's judges were questioning her in Arabic and Grout had great difficulty following - making for some very awkward moments.

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