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Univision Picks Up Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony's New Talent Competition Series

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 19th 2011 5:00PM
The leading Spanish-language network Univision, recently picked up '¡Q'Viva! The Chosen,' a Latin American reality talent competition from 'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller, Jennifer Lopez, her soon-to-be ex-husband Marc Anthony and show director Jamie King. (How do you say "awkward" in Spanish?)

"Very soon the world's heart will beat to the tune of Latin rhythms and we're looking forward to experiencing history in the making, Lopez said in a statement. "It is with great pride that we embark on this amazing and very personal mission to discover and celebrate the most captivating talent the world has ever seen."

The show, produced by Fuller's XIX Entertainment, has sealed network deals in three countries thus far. It will air on Univision in the United States, Televisa in Mexico and Caracol TV in Colombia.

'The Chosen' will follow Lopez, Anthony and King as they travel through Latin America in search of the most compelling talent in a variety of disciplines, including singing and dancing, with the aid of social media giants YouTube and Facebook. Back in June, the general public was allowed to submit suggestions for talent via Facebook, and the hopeful performers could submit their auditions on YouTube.

The talent competition is currently being filmed in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. It's expected to air in 21 countries in early 2012.

"There's never been a show that is both global and local in scope," King said. "When '¡Q'Viva! The Chosen' airs on these networks millions of people in each country will not only see something unique to their region but will also be unified by the experience."

Tell us: Will you watch '¡Q'Viva! The Chosen'?

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montana44782

Poor Kim< because of how she was raised, spoiled, her marriage doesn't have a chance. Children will come and there it is, another couple of kids living in a broken home.

October 20 2011 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MONSTERDEADHEAD

if this is awkward.jennifer.dont do it.i dont think you need the money.?or do you your on a lot of .tv commercials.now day's.or you just want all the money.

October 20 2011 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Diana

stop being so jealous of Jalo and the show they HAVE in this country im sure will be in English...might be a good show im watching better then 2and 1/2 men im sure .WHATS WITH ALL THE ADVERTIZING ON THIS BLOG! ???THAT NEEDS TO STOP !!!

October 20 2011 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
beverlyamy1

i like chicken soup.

October 20 2011 at 12:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gailgrprns3

WHO CARES ANYMORE ABOUT THESE TWO.?....BOTH WASHED-UP HAS-BEENS.

October 20 2011 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SILVIA

For two people who proclaim tthat English is king, Claudia and Lois have sure have a difficult time with it's spelling. Claudia - It;s agree, not agreed and Lois - it;s lest we forget, not least we forget.

October 20 2011 at 12:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CLAUDIA

I AGREED WITH LOIS I WON'T BE WATCHING I WANT TO HEAR ENGLISH SOMETHING I CAN UNDERSTAND.

October 20 2011 at 11:49 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Lois

Can't stand that conceited,self promoting woman who will do anything for attntion..sorry..Keep her latin songs in Mexico ande Columbia. We have enough people in America strugglingh with English because Spanish is taking over causing all kinds of communication problems. English is America's language, least we forget !!!!

October 20 2011 at 10:59 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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ajschrod

If there is a call for Spanish-speaking shows on American TV, why shouldn't Jaylo get in on it? All we can do is hope that more aliens will learn and use English (and become citizens), but meanwhile, you sure sound jealous of a lady that don't seem to offend anyone.

October 20 2011 at 12:44 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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joselitooyola

j lo's puerto rican we dont carry green cards,we are born u s citizens.

October 20 2011 at 12:54 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down

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