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… And After An Emotional And Surprising Semi-Final Elimination That DroveLa Banda” to be  Trending on Social Media Nationwide Yet Again…


This Sunday Will See The Dramatic Final Contestant Performances, Eliminations And The Formal Introduction Of The Five Winning Members Of “LA BANDA”-The Next Latino Super Group- including Anticipated Reveal Of New Band’s Name


“La Banda” Airs Live at 8PM ET/7PM CT/5PM PT and again at 8PM PT


The finale episode will feature a live performance by international music sensation Pitbull and Wisin to connect with Sunday night’s “most socially engaged TV program audience.” Other chart-topping Latin artists who have graced the “La Banda” stage this season include Marc Anthony and Gente de Zona, Becky G, Jesse and Joy, Calibre 50, Reik and Regional Mexican singer Luis Coronel.


Superstar judges Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, both of whom were recently nominated for the 2016 GRAMMY for “Best Latin Pop Album” join multiple-Latin GRAMMY winning international pop-singer, songwriter and producer Laura Pausini in the difficult task of selecting the final band members. Fans will also have a say in who is in the final band.


The new Band’s name will be announced during the live show which will end with a performance of their new single. The new Band will be managed by Ricky Martin and will win a recording contract with Sony Music Latin. The label will be announcing the Band’s international tour dates.


The new Band will be performing on Univision Network’s New Year’s Eve “¡Feliz 2016!” telecast for a worldwide audience from Times Square, NYC.


Auditions for the next season of “La Banda” will commence in 2016. “La Banda 2” will be the search for the next Latino super group of boys AND girls in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Contestants age 14+ can now register for an audition on LaBandaOficial.com. Auditions will take place nationwide and will commence in early 2016.


La Banda Overview:

The music-based reality competition show was developed by developed by Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment and Haim Saban’s Saban Brands. Executive produced by Simon Cowell and Ricky Martin, “La Banda” is the search for the ultimate Latino super group with the help of superstar judges Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini, Alejandro Sanz and host Alejandra Espinoza. Contestants compete for their place in “La Banda” and for a coveted recording contract with Sony Music Latin, label home to the most prolific Latin music artists, and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Music, the recording label responsible for some of the world’s biggest selling artists, including One Direction. Ricky Martin will manage the winning band.


Fans can continue to vote for their favorite contestants via phone call, texting, on the official La Banda site, using a hashtag on Facebook and Twitter, and via our Univision Conecta App. Viewers can also catch the show live via Univision NOW, UCI’s live streaming service of the Univision Network available on iOS, android and the web.


About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in  approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of  online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, UVideos, a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.



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