From Eric Dondero:
Actually, it's strikingly similar to the long-running hipster (and slightly cutesy inauthentic) EuroVision. But comparisons to American Idol are apt, as well.
From DigitalMusic.com, June 28,
Afghanistan's Got Talent will be the 55th adaptation of the show, following recent Brazilian and Kazakhstan installments. Judges and a celebrity host are yet to be announced.
"There may be a war raging in Afghanistan - but people are still living their lives and they enjoy watching TV just like anyone else."From the description:
Religious hardliners have called for a jihad against Afghanistan's popular western inspired television shows, condemning the way they showcase unveiled women singing and dancing.
Since the ousting of the Taliban in 2001, the country's shows have become increasingly more westernized with Afghanistan's young population producing their own versions of their western favourites.No way in hell, the Taliban can compete with this. The horse is out of the proverbial gate. And the left-libertarians and other non-interventionists said we could never win.
(My personal favorite Euro-trash band Jedward - photo above. If Jedward ever makes it to Kabuhl or Qandahar, that's game, set, match!)