Back in the United States, Grout's parents said they had crowded around the computer screen to watch her appearances live online.
Their daughter's journey from Mozart to Morocco has been a surreal experience, Montgomery-Grout and Daryl Grout, who both work in information technology and now live in Raleigh, N.C., told ABC News.
"She sings from the heart," Montgomery-Grout said. "She loves the Arab music. She loves the rhythm, she loves the scales, the intonation. It's just incredible to hear it."