Turki Al al-Sheikh, chairman of Saudi Arabian General Entertainment Authority (GEA), revealed on Saturday that Saudi Idol, a new iteration of the popular global “Idol” talent competition series, will debut before the end of this year.
Al-Sheikh announced in a tweet that the first episode of the new show, which will debut in conjunction with Saudi Arabia’s GEA and MBC Group, will air in December this year. Filming is set to start next month, Al Arabiya reported.
Popular Saudi Singers Aseel Abu Bakr, Ahlam, Asala, and Majid al-Mohandes are some of the stars on the new show’s jury, which will look for Saudi talent.
According to Al Arabiya, Saudi Idol’s live shows and auditions will be televised on MBC 1.