A US Department of State employee, who is a former 'The Voice' top ten finalist, blasted President Biden with "complicity in genocide" in relation to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

State Department Employee, Former ‘The Voice’ Finalist, Blasts Biden For “Complicity In Genocide”

A US Department of State employee, who is a former 'The Voice' top ten finalist, blasted President Biden with "complicity in genocide" in relation to the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Sylvia Yacoub (LinkedIn, Left) Michigan native Sylvia Yacoub, pictured (Right) reacts to the judges during her blind audition on “The Voice,” which aired Sept. 25, 2012, on NBC. Tyler Golden/NBC

A US Department of State employee, who is a former ‘The Voice’ top ten finalist, blasted President Biden with “complicity in genocide” in relation to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

According to Axios, foreign affairs officer Sylvia Yacoub publicly chastised the president on social media for not fully endorsing Palestine.

“You are providing significantly more military assistance to the government that is indiscriminately attacking innocent Gazans….you are complicit in genocide @POTUS,” Yacoub replied to one of the president’s posts on social media platform X.

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According to Axios, Yacoub wrote a dissent cable criticizing US policy in the region.

Sylvia Yaacoub, a foreign affairs employee in the Office of Middle East Affairs for more than two years, sent an email Thursday morning to collect signatures on an opposing cable within the department about White House policy toward Israel.

“In light of Hamas’s heinous attack on October 7, the ensuing response by the Government of Israel, and the seemingly full endorsement by the U.S. government to the response, we have drafted a dissent cable calling for a significant change in the Administration’s short and long-term policy surround the conflict and path towards regional integration and security,” she said in a letter obtained by Axios.

The Voice Journey

Sylvia Yacoub’s journey on The Voice began during the blind auditions in season three of the series. She wowed the judges, including Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton, with her rendition of “Only Girl (in the World)” by Rihanna. Her unique tone and vocal range caught the attention of Christina Aguilera, who was quick to turn her chair and add Sylvia to her team.

Throughout the competition, Sylvia showcased her versatility as a pop artist. In the battle rounds, she faced off against another talented contestant, delivering a powerful performance of Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had.” Sylvia’s ability to convey emotion through her vocals impressed the judges, and she advanced to the knockout rounds.

During the knockout rounds, Sylvia chose to perform Christina Aguilera’s hit song “Fighter.” Her heartfelt rendition and flawless execution earned her a spot in the live playoffs. It was during this phase of the competition that Sylvia truly shined, captivating both the judges and the viewers with her incredible talent.

Standout Performances

One of Sylvia’s most memorable performances on The Voice was her rendition of “That One That Got Away” by Katy Perry during the live playoffs. Her delicate yet powerful interpretation of the song resonated with the audience, showcasing her ability to connect emotionally with the lyrics. The judges praised her for her impeccable control and stage presence.

As the competition progressed, Sylvia continued to impress with each performance. In the top 12 live show, she took on the iconic ballad “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. Her interpretation of the song was heartfelt and captivating, earning her high praise from the judges and securing her a spot in the top 10.

For the live top 10 show, Sylvia chose to perform “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys. With her confident and powerful vocals, she owned the stage and delivered a show-stopping performance. The judges commended her ability to take risks and push herself as an artist.

Impact on Pop Music

Throughout her journey on The Voice, Sylvia Yacoub showcased her unique talent and left a lasting impact on the pop music scene. Her powerful vocals, emotional performances, and versatility as an artist garnered her a devoted fanbase. Sylvia’s ability to connect with the audience through her music made her a standout contestant on The Voice.

After her time on the show, Sylvia continued to pursue her music career, releasing original music and performing live. Her experience on The Voice provided her with the platform to launch her career and gain exposure to a wider audience. Sylvia’s success on the show solidified her status as a rising star in the pop music industry.

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