Jun 11 2012
They just don’t have any music, singing, dancing, or women performers.
UK Telegraph A Saudi city known for its ultraconservatism has created its own version of the “Arabs Got Talent” television reality show. But instead of singing and dancing, competitors will be permitted to perform religious chants, recite poems and sports events. OH JOY!
The contest is being held north of the capital in the city of Buraydah, known as a centre for Wahhabism – a strict interpretation of Islam that is followed in the desert kingdom. “Buraydah’s Got Talent” is the title of the contest which will abide by the strict rules of segregation between the sexes, meaning it is not open to women.
The Saudi version, organised by the internet Buraydah Forum, will take place in the open air before a jury comprising a poet, a television producer and TV presenters, Al-Hayat newspaper reported, quoting forum supervisor Jalawi al-Shukair.
The popular ‘Arabs Got Talent’ doesn’t have all those restrictions. It doesn’t have much talent either, but it’s fun to watch.