Female singer Zulala Hashimi, and rapper, Sayed Jamal Mubare, have reached the final stage of this year's Afghan Star which will be broadcast on Tuesday night.
This is the first time in the 12-year history of Afghan Star that a female singer and a rap artist have defeated all their rivals.
Zulala is from Jalalabad, the Nangarhar provincial capital. Music is banned by Daesh and Taliban in some parts of the province - yet Zulala has made her way to the final stage of Afghan Star.
“I appreciate my Afghan brothers and sisters votes, they helped me to reach the final stage,” Zulala said.
But is Zulala ready to deal with the challenges that an Afghan woman musician will face?
“I have not faced any problems yet, but if I face them, I will resist it,” Zulala said.
“Problems are being created by the tribe, but I have not let anyone create any problems because it is the parent who decides about their children,” said Hashimi, Zulala’s mother.
A well-known Afghan woman musician, Nagham, said Zulala's achievement is promising for Afghan women artists.
“It is a big achievement and appreciable that in such a difficult situation a women participates in such a program and makes her way to the final stage,” she said.
In tonight's program, Sayed Jamal Mubarez, the rapper who is from northern Balkh province, will compete against Zulala.
“It is a new culture and people are not familiar with rap. Still some people are not interested in rap music,” Mubarez said.
Both candidates have their supporters who will vote for them.
“We, as all the women that are present in the studio, will support a woman,” said Ramila, a Kabul resident.
“I love Mubarez's voice and because of this I am here,” said Mohammad Nadir, another Kabul resident.