Saudi Arabia’s got talent – as long as you are not a musician or a woman
Unlike the popular ‘Got Talent’ TV shows around the world, this one forbids women, or anyone singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument.
Instead competitors are encouraged to perform religious chants, recite poems and engage in sport events, Al-Hayat daily reported.
"Buraydah's Got Talent" was organized by the Internet Buraydah Forum.
The show will take place in open air. The jury will comprise of a poet, a television producer and TV presenters, organizers told the newspaper.
The Arab world already has its own version of the successful “Britain’s got talent” show, which became a worldwide TV phenomenon. It’s called “Arabs Got Talent” and is organized by the Dubai-based Saudi television group MBC.
The show debuted in January 2011 and is very popular. Unlike the Wahhabi counterpart, it admits women singers.