Afghanistan’s version of ‘American Idol’ has its first female winner

Country
Afghanistan (AF)
Score
6.11
Source
Washington Post
Time
2019-03-24 (UTC)
ID
13419142

Zahra Elham’s high-pitched voice and calm demeanor apparently won over both male and female viewers of “Afghan Star,” a competition whose long and complicated history reflects the friction between a younger generation’s excitement over a popular TV show and conservative religious leaders who disapprove of it.