Q'Viva! J.Lo's Hispanic talent show goes to Canada
Gabriel Miramar-Garcia ©RapidTVNews | 23-02-2012
Q'Viva! The Chosen, featuring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, is taking its "docu-journey" talent show to Canada, courtesy of that country's Hispanic and Italian television network, TLN Telelatino.
The programme calls itself a "first-of-its-kind docu-journey series" showcasing Latin music and dance, which will air in two-hour episodes for five weeks. Created by American Idol creator Simon Fuller, the show follows Lopez, Anthony and director/choreographer Jamie King as they visit 21 different Latin American countries to search for artists for a live entertainment program. The show features stops in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela and the United States.
After travelling the globe, and reviewing talent through a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet (product placement alert), the "chosen ones" will be brought to the U.S. to prepare for a starring role in a spectacular finale show that will be a celebration of Latin music and performance arts.
"Q’VIVA is a passion project on so many levels," said Lopez. "It’s really our dream to see it come together. This is about creating a live visual experience about Latin culture, rhythm and dance. I believe that people will be so enlightened, so enriched by this experience."
The channel will begin airing the new talent series on 3 March, the same day it debuts on FOX in the United States.