Riding on the success of “The X Factor,” FOX’s new spanish network, MundoFOX, is now planning a launch of a Spanish version of its popular reality show, entitled “El Factor X.”
The new program will feature children from 8-15 years old the opportunity to compete to be the next Latin superstar.
It will provide Latino viewers in the United States the opportunity to be the ones who elect the next superstar or music group.
The musical reality will first begin at major US cities, until the judges arrive with the task of selecting the soloists and musical groups who wish to audition to prove their talent.
MundoFOX’s planned dates for general auditions will be held in Los Angeles on June 8, in New York on June 22 and in Miami on June 29.
They will work to help make a reality the dream of the young participants, to become the next big star in America.
Great artists of Latin music to judge on ‘El Factor X’
Chino & Nacho, Belinda and Angelica Maria have been confirmed by the network as judges on “El Factor X”, to be released in Spanish for the first time in the U.S. this summer.
The network’s official Twitter account tweeted the confirmation on Friday.
— MundoFOX (@MundoFOX) May 31, 2013
Belinda has sold over 2 million albums in the US and 16 million albums worldwide, as is the third best-selling female Mexican artist.Billboard named her the “Princess of Latin Pop.”
Angelica Maria, is an American-born Mexican actress and a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter.
Chino & Nacho is a Venezuelan pop duo, consisting of Jesus Alberto Miranda Perez and Miguel Ignacio Mendoza. In 2010, the group won the Latin Grammy Award under the category of Best Urban Music Album for their album, Mi Niña Bonita.
Fans of the judges of “El Factor X” began to pour their support social media to support their idol.
US reality music competitions gaining popularity among Latinos
The MundoFOX spin-off will come just a few months after Telemundo launched “La Voz Kids,” a spin-off of NBC’s “The Voice.”
A spin-off of the popular NBC reality competition show, “The Voice”, “La Voz Kids” work similarly except the talent competing will be children aged 7 to 14, as will the new spin-off to “The X Factor.”
There seems to be a recent trend among US networks to create programming influenced by popular US programs, being repackaged with the intent of the growing Latino audience in the US.
Media mogul Ryan Seacrest is in the works of creating both an English and Spanish version of of a music competition with the working title “Duelo Musical: Super Estrella (SuperStar Showdown)” to the Spanish-language network Telemundo
The new show, which is being developed in an English-language format for NBC, will instead have aspiring singers battling each other for the title in four rounds of music-based challenges
NBC owned Telemundo has “The Voice” spin-off “La Voz Kids,” with two more music competitions on the way for the NBCUniversal networks. Now, FOX owned MundoFOX will launch “The X Factor” spin-off “El Factor X.”
Auditions for “El Factor X” are now going on.
Watch the announcement of ‘El Factor X’