SBS, Worldvibe launch music reality show
Posted by Elena del Valle on February 9, 2009
Photo: Spanish Broadcasting System
In April, Mega TV, part of Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), and Worldvibe Entertainment will broadcast Batalla de las Américas, a new prime time musical reality show to find the newest member of the XM2 Group. As part of the process in late January, Mega TV invited men singers between 18 and 30 years old from Miami, Los Angeles, New York and Puerto Rico to compete to represent the United States, including Puerto Rico, in the grand finale.
Auditions were held in Miami, New York and Los Angeles earlier this year. The representative from Puerto Rico, selected at the SBS studios at Guaynabo in late February, will compete in the final event in April 2009 in Miami.
During the grand finale of the musical competition in South Florida Thursday, March 19, 2009 the four semi-finalists from Miami will compete against the four semi-finalists from Los Angeles and New York.
Batalla de las Américas, expected to have 20 contestants from 15 countries competing in originality, creativity, heart and talent, was created to be similar to Making the Band, another reality program in English. XM2 Group members are Rawy Torres, Jonathan Montenegro and Sergio Blass.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment companies in the United States. SBS owns and operates 20 radio stations located in Hispanic markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico. The Company also owns and operates Mega TV in Miami. WorldVibe Entertainment is an entertainment company specializing in television production, touring, merchandising and tech marketing to Hispanics in North America as well as audiences in Latin America for television, film, music, tours, events and video products.
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