The second season of the pan-Arab hit talent contest Arabs Got Talent, already underway, has been causing more than its fair share of buzz lately.
Just ahead of today's final auditions rounds, we bring you the juiciest auditions so far. We've been spoilt for choice in creative talent stakes at this early stage of the game.
From 'Lord Gaga' to a Tunisian revolutionary female poet, here's a reminder of what's already passed, whether as Arab talent history or through to the next round. Not without a few judge antics included, in the show that's often just as much about the jury (Nasser, Najwa, Ali) as the judged. Similar to the Arab Idol case, still fresh in our spectating minds, when the jury become as much the 'show' as the spotlighted contestants. Alliances, intrigue, thrilling banter, and ganging up on the harsher judge Ali Jaber, form the back-bone as a Judges Got Talent, to Arabs Got Talent.
The audtions have aleady more than got us in the mood for Arabs Got Talent (leaving us almost feeling that Arab Idol was just a warm-up exercise for this crazy often bizarre talent fest).
With our appetites well-whetted for more to come, let's be reminded why we all love Arabs Got Talent. Perhaps it's something to do with it being more of a variety show than the one-trick singing contest that is Arab Idol. There's something for everyone, and here's some of the moments enjoyed or marvelled at so far.
Keep tuned for more. And don't forget, with some of these audtions, seeing really was believing!
What do you think so far? Any favorites in the judge panel or in the race? Share your comments in the 'Comment' space below.