From the commotion caused by the only female judge, loud-mouthed Emriati Ahlam, to the debate on how fair this 'amateur' contest has been, Arab Idol  has been the talk of 2012.
Whether it's Ahlam's fashion faux pas or Jordanian contestant's tears  or even the departed Arafat's oscillating nationality, it's all been up for commentary - emotional and comedic.
Here are some reminders of the talking points, ahead of today's final showing of Arab Idol .
Egypt Vs. Morocco - who will it be? The lovely Carmen or the soulful Dunya?