When she was 7-years old, Mayssa Karaa was rehearsing with the choir at her school in Beirut, Lebanon. Out of 100 voices, the choir director noticed one, and began muting the singers one-by-one until only Mayssa’s voice remained. He had found his soloist for the year-end concert. A short time later, Mayssa performed a difficult patriotic song with such authority and power that the principal made her sing it three times during the recital. And so began a young singer’s remarkable rise to stardom.