via press release:
NBC UNIVERSAL’S TELEMUNDO MEDIA KICKS-OFF NATIONWIDE CASTING FOR THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED GLOBAL HIT SINGING COMPETITION “LA VOZ KIDS” (THE VOICE KIDS)
Telemundo brings the global hit singing competition to the U.S. featuring young singers (7 to 14 years of age) competing for a recording contract and a scholarship
MIAMI – December 20, 2012 - Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, today announced the kick-off of the nationwide castings for the new reality singing competition “La Voz Kids” to take place around the country. “La Voz Kids” is slated to air in the spring on the Telemundo network.
Following the enormous success of “The Voice” around the world, Telemundo Media brings for the first time to the U.S. “The Voice Kids” featuring young kids between seven and 14 years of age as contestants. “The Voice Kids” starts with the thrilling blind auditions followed by the battle rounds and the live shows. The country’s best young vocalists will try to impress three of the country's soon-to-be-announced top recording artists featured as coaches. “La Voz Kids” will give Telemundo’s audience the opportunity to witness how the stars of the future are discovered and developed by expert celebrity coaches. The winner of “La Voz Kids” will receive a recording contract with Universal Music and a scholarship.
All interested kids between the ages of 7-14 years old who would like to participate can apply and register at www.lavozkids.com, call 1-855-VOZ-KIDS (1-855-869-5437) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The “La Voz Kids” castings will take place during the month of January in the following cities:
Miami, FL: 1/5-6
Houston, TX: 1/12-13
San Juan, Puerto Rico: 1/12-13
Los Angeles, CA: 1/19-20
Dallas, TX: 1/19-20
Chicago, IL: 1/26-27
San Antonio, TX: 1/26-27
New York, NY: 2/2-3
Phoenix, AZ: 2/2-3
“La Voz Kids” is a presentation of Talpa Media USA Inc. The show is created by John de Mol, who will executive-produce along with Stijn Bakkers and Katrina Fernandez.