Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Teens invited to audition for new Menudo

Maybe it's just me, but I thought the world was finally over those boy bands... Still, who am I to not get the word out to some nice young guy who deserves a chance to follow his dreams? So go for it! -M


Casting Kicks Off On March 31st in Los Angeles
When: Saturday, March 31st 11:00AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Plaza Mexico, 3100 E. Imperial Highway, Lynwood, California 90262

The search to recreate Menudo, one of the biggest and most successful Latin pop singing groups, kicks off in Los Angeles. Additional casting sessions in Dallas, Miami and New York will be held through the end of April. Celebrity judges along with renowned music manager, Johnny Wright will be on hand to audition teenage boys on their natural singing and dancing abilities, charisma and stage presence.

The auditions are open to males who are at least 15 years old and appear to be less than 19 years old. All contestants will be asked to sing a song, in English or Spanish, from a pre-selected song list available on www.mtvtr3s.com. A legal guardian who can sign a release must accompany contestants under 18. Complete eligibility requirements are available at www.mtvtr3s.com.

Once selected, Menudo will be part of the Epic Records family. The partnership between Epic and Menudo kicks off with a first single in July and the group's “debut” album in December 2007.

MTV Tr3's will chronicle the entire journey of thousands from the first audition to the last, culminating with the selection of seven finalists in “Road to Menudo” which debuts on May 12. The road continues on MTV this fall when the band will dwindle down to the five final members of the new Menudo as the channel air the 10-episode reality series. Reveille, producer of the two-time Golden Globe winner and Latin crossover hit “Ugly Betty,” is producing the MTV series in association with Road Games.

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