MBC to Launch Arab Idol
Idol is heading to Arabia!
In the search for next big star and of course an authentic singing aficionados, MBC 1 has announced the launch of Arab Idol. The show is a re-make of the internationally acclaimed show which has already had huge success in over 44 countries around the world.
The 10 year-old talent-spotting show is a fantastic platform for budding musicians to show the world their talent and Arab Idol is set to open the door of opportunity to young Arab people with exceptional voices. Contestants who will be chosen from 44 Arab countries will get the chance to compete for a record deal with the production company Platinum Records.
Renowned producer and composer Hassan El Shafei will join famous Arab singers Ragheb Alama and Ahlam to judge promising new acts from across the region.
The television show starts with casting sessions in Cairo and Casablanca this week. As the weeks and competition continue through to the finale of the show, the ultimate winner will be chosen solely through the viewers’ votes in the final round.
Arab Idol will launch in December 2011 on the MBC channel.