Jennifer Lopez’s Q’Viva! talent search has found a home on the top-rated broadcast network.
The Latin American-based series recently premiered on Univision. Now Lopez has made a deal with Fox to televise an English-language version. The show stars the American Idol judge, singer Marc Anthony and concert director Jamie King (who most recently directed Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show). The trio travel to 20 countries to find and showcase the best Latin singers, dancers, musicians and other performers. The contestants are then brought to the United States for a climactic show.
Q’Viva! The Chosen will make its Fox debut on Saturday, March 3. The network will air the show in two-hour episodes until its April 7 finale. The project grew out of Fox’s relationship with Lopez after she signed on to judge Idol two years ago. The project joins Fox’s slate of performance-based reality shows like Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and X Factor.
“Q’Viva is a passion project on so many levels,” Lopez said in a statement. “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.”
Lopez and the other judges frequently speak English on the show. Some parts (such as when judges are talking to contestants) will be presented in Spanish or Portuguese with English subtitles.
“Searching out exceptional talent from every country in the region took months of planning and preparation,” added executive producer Simon Fuller. “Every time I have travelled in the region, I have been blown away by its beauty and the potential of the people. Q’Viva will reveal to the world just how much exquisite and pure talent exists in every corner of every country.”
The series is a co-production from Fuller’s XIX Entertainment, Jennifer Lopez ‘s NuYoRican, Anthony, and King.