Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Middle East: Jordanian wins "pop idol" competition

Jordanian Diana Karzon is the new superstar in the Middle East. She beat out Syria's Ruweida Attiyeh to win "Superstar", an American Idol/Pop Idol type show. The 12 finalists were from across the Middle East and North Africa. But Karzon prevailed by winning half of the five million votes cast.

"Superstar" was produced by Lebanese satellite channel Future TV ... and broadcast throughout the region.