August 19, 2003
Billboards showing singer Rowaida Attiyeh read "Syrian votes are
for a Syrian voice" in one of the main squares in Damascus, Syria.
Attiyeh and Jordanian Diana Karzon competed for the Arab world's
"Superstar" title Monday, and Karzon was named the winner.
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And you thought "American Idol" fans were excitable. They've got nothing on the millions of Arabs backing their national favorites on the show's Middle East knockoff.