Back in October 2013 Samira Said, Morocco’s only ever Eurovision entrant, released her massive hit single “Mazal”.  A whole 6 months and several World Music Award nominations later, she has finally unveiled the official video. In spite of the long wait, it is truly a wonder to behold.

The clip is all kinds of awesome and just like the song, it’s a glorious fusion of east meets west. One moment Samira channels an Arabian princess, the next she’s down a tunnel out sassing Beyoncé. She even betters Lady Gaga in the extravagant costume department, with the most eccentric ensemble consisting of shoulder-pads and heels made of candle wax. Needless to say, the candles are lit. And might I just remind you, Samira is in her 50s! I’d say even Madonna and Cher are envious.

Not only does “Mazal” cement Samira’s status as the “Diva of Arabic Music”, it also acts as a gentle smack in the face to the Eurovision world, which only awarded a lousy 7 points to her 1980 entry “Bitaqat Hub“. Surely one of the greatest injustices in the contest’s history.

What do y’all think? Please say I’m not the only one addicted to both the song and video.

Padraig Jude contributed this report from Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PadraigJude. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

Photo: Samira Said Facebook

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Ilias
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Ilias

I am Moroccan and I hope we wont comeback cause she is succesful without Eurovision 😛
Also we get only more bad places so only waste of money!

Diamantis
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Diamantis

can we please bring back morocco? i LOVE the middle east’s approach to music!

Med
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Med

love Samira and all of her songs, very awesome and; let us not forget; very ORIGINAL song and clip with this unique touch of creativity Samira adds each time to the arabic music. Wish her all the success she deserves

Emily
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Emily

@Wiki – She’s 56. God knows where the idiots from Wikipedia got that date.

You’re not the only one. “Mazal” got me hooked to Samira and Arab music in general.

Kinner
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Kinner

Timselvision note that Scotland is part of the UK! habbibi mahhhabhhhhhii bajjahhhh…lol

Rashad
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Rashad

I love it. Never heard such an Arabic song. Would love to hear Arabic in Eurovision.

Moroccan!
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Moroccan!

I’ve just seen the comments below and they made me soooo happy cuz i didn’t think my country still belongs to the ESC family. I would be glad if Morocco ever comes back to the contest and i’m sure that we have a lot of talent just waiting to be exploited! Samira didn’t deserve her second-to-last placing but she sure made a big impression since a lot of people remember her, and she’s become one of the biggest stars in the arab world and this single -even if i don’t like it- is very succesful. Morocco will not come back… Read more »

Timselvision
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Timselvision

Morocco would be very welcome in Eurovision! Same for other North-African countries, Kazachstan, Kosovo, Scotland and Liechtenstein… Hopefully one of this countries will be at the 60th Eurovision to start a new generation for countries!

Bogdan Honciuc
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You are not alone! And I agree with Zolan, more Arabic music in Eurovision would be most welcome.

Come back, Morocco!!!

fahad
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fahad

I totalllly agree Shocking amazing beyond expectation for the Diva i cant stop watching it ,,, I love you samira said all the way from Jordan

Zach
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Zach

I would love to hear some arabic in Eurovision. It would be good.

Wiki
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Wiki

Can’t believe she’s 52!

Thiefo
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Thiefo

I would love to see more countries, like Morocco, in Eurovision, it would add an interesting mix of new rhythms and styles. A song like this would’ve been one of my favourites to win (: