Carmen Essam Suleiman (Arabic: كارمن عصام سليمان) (born on 7 October 1994 in Zagazig, Al Sharqia Governorate, Egypt) is an Egyptian singer, better known in her stage name is Carmen Soliman. Soliman won the first season of Arab Idol in 2012 broadcast live on MBC, winning a recording contract with Platinum Records. After grueling rounds of televised eliminations, and critical evaluations by celebrity judges Ragheb Alameh, Nancy Ajram, Ahlam and Egyptian music producer Hassan El Chefai, Carmen Soliman prevailed against all other contestants to become the first winner of the hit series on March 24, 2012 with the highest number of votes. Her first single, “Kalam Kalam” was released on March 4, 2013 jumping to No. 1 on the Egyptian charts, and her first album was released in January 2014. Carmen followed with numerous hit singles, including “Akhbari” and “Azama Ala Azama” a trio with fellow Idol contestants, Dounia Batma and Youssef Arafat.
Carmen was given the award of Supreme Council of Culture in Egypt for the best voice sub-16 years old. Hani Shaker, an Egyptian singer, introduced her in his concert in Opera House in Egypt and expressed his admiration of her voice.
Carmen released her first single "Kalam Kalam" on March 4, 2013.
Carmen is the official singing voice of Moana in the Arabic dub.
First casting (Cairo) : "Magadir" by Talal Maddah
Second casting (Beirut) : "Yana Yana" by [[Sabah (singer)
Top 10 Girls : "Meen Da Elli Nseek" by [*nancy Ajram*]1st Prime : "Ana Fintizarak" by Umm Kulthum
2nd Prime : "Abaad Kontom" by Mohammed Abdu
3rd Prime : "Zay El Assal" by Sabah (singer)
4th Prime : "Mathasibneesh" by Sherine
5th Prime : "Seedi Wesalak" by Angham
5th Prime : "Ya Rub" by Marwan Khoury and Carole Samaha
6th Prime : "Mostaheel" by Warda Al-Jazairia
6th Prime : "La Tebki Ya Worood El Dar" by Najwa Karam
7th Prime : "Ya Mounyati" by Abdel Mohsen El-Mohanna
7th Prime : "Adwaa El Shohra" by Carole Samaha
8th Prime : "Ana Albi Dalili" by Laila Mourad
8th Prime : "Ma Yhimmak" by Yara
8th Prime : "Alhin Ahebak" by Thekra
9th Prime : "Bala Hob" by Rouwaida Attieh
Final : "Wallah Oyonak" by Samira Said
Final : "Enta Omri" by Umm Kulthum
Final : "El Rasayel" by Mohamed Abdu
Final: :"Helwa Ya Baladi" - Dalida
Medleys in Saturdays' results Show1st Prime's Results : "Bebasata" by Saber Rebaï
2nd Prime's Results : "Sabri Aleel" by Sherine
3rd Prime's Results : "El Hawa Tayer" by Assi El Helani
4th Prime's Results : "Ana Bdeera" by Majid al-Muhandis
5th Prime's Results : "Sho Akhbarak" by Nawal Al Zoghbi
6th Prime's Results : "Abali Habibi" by Elissa
7th Prime's Results : "Ala Rasi" by Kadhim Al-Sahir
8th Prime Results : "Ebn El Geeran" and "Mashi Haddi" by Nancy Ajram
8th Prime Results : "Sit El Habayeb" by Fayza Ahmed