Talent shows and controversy come hand in hand so its hardly surprising that the Middle East’s latest batch of singing competitions have kept the drama coming thick and fast, week after week. 
With TV talent shows springing up across the region, wannabe stars are upping their game to make sure that their performances aren’t forgotten. 
From the usual serving of diva strops and surprise winners,  to disappearing contestants  and landmark performances, 2013 has brought more moving moments and whacky wannabes to our screens than ever before.
Here are Al Bawaba’s favorite weird and wonderful contestants from talent shows across the region.
Who’s your most memorable contestant of this year’s talent shows? Have we left anybody out? Share your comments with us below!