World News America

Page last updated at 20:11 GMT, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:11 UK

Poetry is a reality TV hit in the Middle East

Advertisement

It has been called the 'American Idol of the Middle East' but in this showdown contestants recite poetry.

And while that may not sound like a winning formula for reality TV, it has actually proved an unlikely hit across the Arab world.

The BBC's Ben Thompson was at the final in Abu Dhabi.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific