Saudi Idol: Saudi Arabian version of global ‘Idol’ talent show to air in December

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Saudi Idol, a new version of the international ‘Idol’ televised talent show franchise, will be aired before the end of year, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) Turki al-Shikh announced Saturday.

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With filming scheduled to begin next month, the new show will be launched in collaboration with Saudi Arabia’s GEA and MBC Group, al-Sheikh said in a tweet, adding that the first episode will air in December this year.

The new show, which seeks to hunt for Saudi talent, will feature a star-studded jury that will include singers Aseel Abu Bakr, Ahlam, Asala and Majid al-Mohandes.

Saudi Idol, which is set to be broadcast on MBC 1, will be divided into two categories, auditions and live shows, Al Arabiya reported on Saturday.

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