Arabs Got Talent

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Arab's Got Talent
Arabs Got Talent title card.png
The Arab's Got Talent logo
Genre Reality
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Raya Abirached
Qusai
Judges Ali Jaber
Najwa Karam
Nasser Al Qasabi (2012–2015)
Amr Adeeb (2011)
Ahmed Helmi (2013–present)
Country of origin Arab world
Original language(s) Arabic
No. of seasons 5
Production
Running time 60–120 min
Release
Original network MBC
Picture format HDTV
Original release January 14, 2011 (2011-01-14) – present
Chronology
Related shows Britain's Got Talent
Australia's Got Talent
Canada's Got Talent
America's Got Talent
External links
Official website www.mbc.net/ar/programs/arabs-got-talent-s3.html

Arabs Got Talent is an Arab reality television talent show broadcast by MBC4 in the Arab world; it is produced by the MBC and was first broadcast on 14 January 2011.[1] The show features contestants with a variety of talents, such as singing, break-dancing, comedians, magicians, and rapping. The show features three celebrity judges, popular in the Middle East. They currently are: Lebanese singer Najwa Karam, the dean of the journalism school at the American University in Dubai Ali Jaber, and finally Ahmed Helmi, a famous Egyptian actor. The show's venue is in Lebanon.

Though entry into the semi-finals is based on the judges' vote, the voting in the semi-finals and final is an audience vote, a kin to that on other Got Talent shows. The grand prize is 500,000 Saudi Riyals and a brand new Chrysler 300 as well as a contract with MBC.[2] The show finished its second season on June 29, 2012.[3] The third season started airing September 14 moving its timeslot from Fridays to Saturdays.[4] The fourth season began airing on December 20. The fifth season ended May 20th, 2017, with 8 year old opera singer Emanne Beasha winning.

The show is hosted by Saudi rapper and musician Qusai and Lebanese TV presenter Raya Abirached.

Selection process[edit]

Producers' auditions[edit]

Contestants are initially chosen at non-televised auditions in the capitals of participating Arab country, such as Doha in Qatar .

Judges' auditions[edit]

Chosen contestants proceed to perform in front of the celebrity judges. It is by the judges votes, that they enter the next round. Judges may terminate a contestant's performance by buzzing in, signifying an X. However, buzzes from all judges are required to stop the performance. These auditions are televised weekly on Saturdays on MBC4.[5]

Live shows[edit]

The semi-finals and final are broadcast live. They feature performances by the contestants, usually on a grander scale. Judges can still stop a performance if all three judges buzz in, three times. In the semi-final, the winners are chosen by the viewers voting (by means of texting), though only the most-voted-for contestant proceeds to the final, the second and third placed will proceed via a vote by the judges.

In the final, twelve contestants remain and, after each contestant finishes their performance, the winner is chosen by the viewers voting.[2]

Seasons overview[edit]

Season : Premiere Final Winner Runner-up Third place Channels
1
February 25, 2011
April 14, 2011
Saudi Arabia Khawater Al-Zalam Algeria Dalia Shieh United Arab Emirates Shama Hamdan MBC4 MBC1 MBC Masr
2
April 6, 2012
June 29, 2012
Syria Sima group State of Palestine Mohammad El Diri United States Jennifer Grout MBC4 MBC1 MBC Masr
3
September 14, 2013
December 7, 2013
Morocco Salah Entertainer Egypt Yasmina Somalia Marawa The Amazing MBC4 MBC1 MBC Masr
4
December 20, 2014
March 7, 2015
Egypt Amr Katamesh Morocco Noureddine Benwaqas Saudi ArabiaAhmed El Bayed MBC4 MBC1 MBC Masr
5
March 11, 2017
May 20, 2017
Jordan Emanne Beasha MBC4 MBC1 MBC Masr

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arabs Prove They've got Talent". Thenational.ae. 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Egyptian poet Amr Qattamesh talks about winning first Arabs Got Talent". Gulf News. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Jun 10, 2011 (2011-06-10). "Arabs Got Talent season 2 planned". Waleg.com. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  4. ^ "AMERICAN IN ARABIA: Arab's Got Talent". Al Bawaba. 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Arabs Got Talent gives MBC a franchise on stardom | The National". Thenational.ae. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 

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