Yo me llamo," Telemundo's new competition program, will make its debut in the United States on Sunday with an enjoyable and different premise where the impersonators are the stars.
The contestants will not try to stamp their own style on their performances or surprise with their originality, as on other talent contests, but instead they will transform themselves into their favorite musical artists, such as Thalia, Marc Anthony, Jose Jose and Jennifer Lopez, to compete for $100,000 in cash and assorted prizes.
Hosted by Venezuelan actress Gaby Espino, the program, which in its original version was rated the No. 1 show in Colombia, will have a panel of judges comprised of Mexican regional singer Lupillo Rivera; actress, singer and impressionist Samia and television host Penelope Menchaca.
"What attracted me to this program was the concept, because to compete you not only need to be a good singer and sound like the star you imitate, but you have to resemble her physically and move like her. It's a big challenge for anyone!" Menchaca told Efe.
The contestants were selected after auditions in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico and Miami and online via videos.
During the first three programs, 15 finalists will be selected to compete for the ultimate prize.
In the end, the public, who will not only be able to watch the show on TV but also follow it on Facebook and Twitter, will have the last word on who the winner is to be by casting votes, as on other television contests. EFE