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`Saudi idol’: Musical reality show takes conservative kingdom by storm

September 26, 2022
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RIYADH: International ‘Idol’ talent show franchise has unveiled its Arabic version in Saudi Arabia.

It is being organized in partnership with General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and MBC Group.

 GEA’s chairman Turki Al-Sheikh tweeted that the Authority and MBC engaged in a partnership to launch the first season of “Saudi Idol,” which will kick off in December.

Saudi Idol program will attempt to unearth local talent, mainly in Riyadh, with a four-member jury that constitutes of Saudi singer Aseel Abu Bakr, Emirati singer and actress Ahlam, popular Arab singer Asala (Syrian), and Iraqi-Saudi singer and composer Majed Al Mohandis.

“I’m happy to announce a new partnership between GEA and MBC Group to launch Saudi Idol… The program begins in December 2022” tweeted Al-Sheikh.

MBC’s program, “Trending,” a show that sheds light on news of artists, announced the start of preparations for the Saudi talent show with filming scheduled to start next month.

Announcing registration for the program, MBC tweeted: “You have a beautiful voice and would you like to sing? Do you like competition and entering the world of limelight and fame? Participate in the largest singing program. Don’t miss the chance, register now.”

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