Sunday, February 11, 2007
Super Star 4 Notes
Super Star is the Arab/Lebanese version of American Idol. Ok, I admit it. I'm a fan. Thanks to Jump TV, I can now watch it on my laptop.
It's still the early stages, but here are some observations:
Unlike previous seasons, there are two guys in wheelchairs participating. As of tonight, they're still in, and I hope they last. But I noticed that they needed to be carried on the stage by their colleagues. That's ridiculous. The stage must be wheelchair accessible. How hard is it to make a ramp? Get to work, people!!
As usual the program privileges Lebanese and Egyptian songs, as in tonight's episode when the contestants had to perform one of two songs (by Abdel Haleem and Fairuz). I think Gulfi and North African participants are at a disadvantage no matter how popular the songs are.
Ziad Butrus's antics are getting really stale. He's just not funny. And the show has barely started. God help us.