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“Saudi’s Got Talent” Bans Music and Women from the Show

Written on June 10, 2012 by Lulu

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"Buraydah's Got Talent" Saudi's version of America's talent only allows contestants to perform religious chants, recite poems and engage in sports events

Saudi creates its own version of the popular television reality show, “Britain’s Got Talent”, calling it “Buraydah’s Got Talent”.

However this version of the reality show, bans women and music from being part of the show. Contestants are only allowed to “perform religious chants, recite poems and engage in sports events”. The contest is being held in Buraydah, a city in Saudi that practices Wahhabism, an ultra conservative branch of Islam.

The Saudi version, will be held in an open air venue. The show’s jury is composed of poet, a television producer and TV presenters.

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