|Arabs Got Talent|
The Arabs Got Talent logo
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Presented by||Raya Abirached|
|Judges||Ali Jaber (2011–present)|
Najwa Karam (2011–present)
Nasser Al Qasabi (2012–2015)
Amr Adeeb (2011)
Ahmed Helmy (2013–present)
|Country of origin||Arab world|
|No. of seasons||6|
|Running time||60–120 min|
|Original release||January 14, 2011 –|
|Related shows||Britain's Got Talent|
Australia's Got Talent
Canada's Got Talent
America's Got Talent
Arabs Got Talent is an Arab reality television talent show broadcast by MBC4 in the Arab world; it is produced by the MBC and was first broadcast on 14 January 2011. The show features contestants with a variety of talents, such as singing, break-dancing, comedians, magicians, and rapping. The show features three celebrity judges, popular in the Middle East. They currently are Lebanese singer Najwa Karam; the dean of the journalism school at the American University in Dubai Ali Jaber; and Ahmed Helmy, an Egyptian actor. The show's venue is in Lebanon.
Though entry into the semi-finals is based on the judges' vote, the voting in the semi-finals and final is an audience vote, akin to other Got Talent shows. The grand prize is 500,000 Saudi Riyals and a brand new Chrysler 300 as well as a contract with MBC.
The show finished its second season on June 29, 2012. The third season started airing September 14 moving its timeslot from Fridays to Saturdays. The fourth season began airing on December 20. The fifth season ended May 20, 2017, with eight-year-old opera singer Emanne Beasha winning.
Chosen contestants proceed to perform in front of the celebrity judges. It is by the judges' votes that they enter the next round. Judges may terminate a contestant's performance by buzzing in, signifying an X. However, buzzes from all judges are required to stop the performance. These auditions are televised weekly on Saturdays on MBC4.
The semi-finals and final are broadcast live. They feature performances by the contestants, usually on a grander scale. Judges can still stop a performance if all three buzz in, three times. In the semi-final, the winners are chosen by the viewers' voting (by means of texting), though only the most-voted-for contestant proceeds to the final, the second and third placed proceed via a vote by the judges.
In the final, fourteen contestants remain and, after each contestant finishes their performance, the winner is chosen by the viewers' voting.
|Season :||Premiere||Final||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Channels|
|Amr Katamesh||Dalia Shieh||Shama Hamdan||MBC4|
|Sima group||Mohammad El Diri||Jennifer Grout|
|Khawater Al-Zalam||Sheyaab||Marawa The Amazing|
|Salah Entertainer||Noureddine Benwaqas||Ahmed El Bayed|
|Mayyas||Galhoum Gymnastics Team||MBC4, MBC1, MBC Iraq, MBC Masr, LBCI|
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