Saudi Woman Places 4th In TV Poetry Contest
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
"Millions Poets" is the highest-rated show on Abu Dhabi TV right now — a sort of "American Idol" for poets. Contestants read their own poems in a traditional Bedouin style. Viewers can vote via text message. In last night's finale, a first, a woman made the finals. The Saudi poet wore a traditional long black covering and delivered her verse from behind a full veil. Aydah Al Jahani, didn't win — but placed fourth.
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