Singer Jennifer Lopez arrived in Lima on the weekend to tape part of her television program "Q'Viva! The Chosen," which she is producing with her ex-husband, salsa singer Marc Anthony, and which seeks to discover Latino musical talent.
The performer of "On the Floor" arrived in Peru with her children Emme and Max and her new boyfriend, backup dancer Casper Smart, according to Radio Programas del Perú.
On "Q'Viva! The Chosen," Lopez, Anthony and producer Jamie King will travel through 21 countries in Latin America to find new singers, dancers, musicians and artists who later will be sent to Hollywood to be part of an "extraordinary" talent show.
The program will be taped in English, Spanish and Portuguese and will be broadcast simultaneously on different television networks in early 2012 in weekly one-hour episodes.
Simon Fuller, who along with Lopez and Marc Anthony is producing the show, said in a statement that ¡Q’VIVA! The Chosen is a “growing importance of Latin culture.”
“¡Q’VIVA! The Chosen will be a spectacular showcase of Latin music and performance arts,” Fuller said.
Lopez, Marc Anthony and veteran choreographer Jaime King are scheduled to begin production for the series this month up until January of 2012.
“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.”
Marc Anthony, who earlier this week tweeted multiple photos of himself in Mexico auditioning ¡Q’VIVA! The Chosen prospects, said he is “thrilled” to “open doors for the next generation of Latin superstars” and to have “the beauty of Latin music, artistry, and dance” seen by a mass audience.