via press release:
INTERNATIONAL STAR GABY ESPINO TO HOST TELEMUNDO’S “BUSCANDO MI RITMO,” A NEW MUSIC COMPETITION PREMIERING SATURDAY, JULY 19 AT 6PM/5C/10PM PT
Four Celebrities and Four Bands Compete for a Shot at Performing an Original Song at “Premios Tu Mundo” and a $25,000 Donation to a Charity of their Choice
MIAMI, June 18, 2014 – In a partnership with Bud Light, Telemundo proudly presents “Buscando Mi Ritmo,” a new long-form branded reality competition series that will search for the unique sound that turns an artist into a singer, and a singer into a star. Premiering Saturday, July 19th at 6pm/5c, 10pm on the West Coast, and hosted by international star Gaby Espino, the six-episode, one-hour series will put a new spin on the reality genre by pairing celebrities with up-and-coming musical bands that are looking to establish themselves in the music industry. The winner will be revealed at a blue carpet performance at Telemundo’s 2014 “Premios Tu Mundo” awards in Miami on Thursday, August 21st; the winning band is awarded a special cash prize while the winning celebrity is presented with a $25,000 donation to their charity of choice.
Gaby Espino is undoubtedly one of the most recognized telenovela stars around the world. Born in Venezuela, she has starred in outstanding original productions including “Más Sabe el Diablo,” “Sin Vergüenza,” “Ojo por Ojo” and most recently “Santa Diabla.” Gaby was also the host of the reality show “Yo Me Llamo” and for a second time, co-hosted Telemundo’s “Premios Tu Mundo” in 2013. She has graced the cover of many international magazines and has been included numerous times in the annual “50 Most Beautiful” list by People en Español magazine.
After national castings, “Buscando Mi Ritmo” identified the top 20 bands, four of which will be selected to participate in the music competition alongside the four celebrities. A group of expert judges from the music industry, in conjunction with guest mentors, will evaluate skills and performance challenges of the bands and celebrities. Guest mentors – music superstars in their ownright – will join the judging panel to evaluate the participant and band performances of their covers. Judges ranking and viewer voting will determine who makes it to the finale, where participants will perform an original song and the winner will be revealed with a performance by the celebrity and his/her band on the blue carpet of Telemundo’s “Premios Tu Mundo.”
For additional information on “Buscando Mi Ritmo,” viewers can visit Telemundo.com/BuscandoMiRitmo, Facebook.com/BuscandoMiRitmo, @BuscandoMiRitmo on Twitter and Instagram. Voting will available on Telemundo.com and via Facebook Canvas App after the first episode, on Saturday, July 19th.