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The Reality Show will Air Simultaneously in the U.S. and Across Latin America on the Cable Networks E! and Telemundo Internacional

The Innovative Format will Feature an Exclusive Panel of 100 Social Media Influencers who will Determine which Contestants will Face the Celebrity Judges


MIAMI – August 26, 2014 – Telemundo announced that the much anticipated mega-reality show “Yo Soy El Artista” (I Am the Artist), will premiere on Sunday, September 14th at 8pm/7c. Hosted by international star Lucero, the reality show will air simultaneously in the U.S. on Telemundo and throughout Latin America on the cable networks E! and Telemundo Internacional.  A select panel of celebrity judges, including Luis Fonsi, Olga Tañon, Mario Quintero Lara, Stephanie Himonidis ‘La Chiquibaby’ and Boris Izaguirre, along with 100 international social media influencers, will vote on contestants from around the country, who will have to sing, dance and demonstrate star quality and showmanship, in an intense 13-week competition, where the winner will be named the ultimate true “Artist.”


International Latin music idol Juan Luis Guerra, winner of top industry awards, will be the special guest star during premiere night, bringing his music and unique flair to the stage of this innovative competition.




From the more than 4,000 people that participated in auditions in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Orlando and Puerto Rico, only 120 contestants were preselected to travel to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida to take part in the competition, which will include three phases:  Auditions, Selection and Galas.


During the Auditions, 120 participants will need to convince a panel of 100 influencers to vote for them to be allowed to face the judges and the show’s host. The panel of digital influencers from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vine and Instagram, include social media celebrities like the “Werevertumorro” team, the #1 video blog in Mexico; Miranda Ibáñez, known as “the DIY Princess” for her unique style and passion for music and technology; Mariana Castrejón, Mexico’s “Beauty and Fashion Princess”; comedian blogger Patricia Caeli Olalla; Alex Montiel, know as the “Golden Scorpion,” whose YouTube videos are among the 10 most influential in Latin America; and many others. (Click here for a complete list)


During the influencers stay in Orlando, Telemundo, in collaboration with Latin World Entertainment (LatinWE), will hold the first “#YoSoyelInfluencerSummit,” convening social media leaders, TV personalities and media experts from around the world to participate in two days of panels and sessions focused on new digital media trends and the rise of new talent in the world of digital media, as well as the evolution of original content in social platforms.


In the Selection phase, the contestants chosen in the Auditions will compete to win admission to the “Escuela de Artistas” (Artist’s School), led by world-famous singer, Olga Tañon, including Luis Fonsi as vocal adviser, telenovela star Laura Flores as acting expert, and the internationally renowned choreographer Javier Castillo, “Poty,” as dancing instructor. In the School, 14 candidates will be selected to the final phase of the competition, the Galas, where each Sunday, they will perform in front of the judges, a live audience and TV viewers, who will ultimately decide who will be chosen as the “Yo Soy el Artista” winner.


Telemundo and Reset TV have partnered in the ownership, development, production and international distribution of “Yo Soy el Artista,” whose format is based on an original concept by the founders of Reset TV, Toni Cruz and Josep María Mainat, the creators of such successful entertainment formats as “Crónicas Marcianas,” “Mira Quién Baila” and “Operación Triunfo.”


E! is an entertainment brand dedicated 24/7 to the world of showbiz and pop culture in Hollywood and Latin America. It transcends the TV screen, to thrill and inspire those who are passionate about current events, fashion, humor, lifestyle and music. It is the point of convergence between celebrities and their fans, the multiplatform link that sparks social conversation through fascinating stories about unique personalities.


Telemundo Internacional, a division of NBCUniversal’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content, is the international syndication and distribution arm of the US-based Telemundo and mun2 networks, as well as other leading content producers around the world. Its international assets include the pay TV channel Telemundo Internacional, which has distribution in more than 20 countries in Latin America, and the Telemundo channel in Africa, which offers content dubbed in English and Portuguese to more than 48 countries in the region.  With a content portfolio including original telenovelas, series, specials, variety and music shows, as well as fiction and entertainment formats, Telemundo Internacional has become the world’s second largest distributor of Spanish language content, reaching more than 120 countries with more than 200 programming slots dubbed and subtitled into more than 40 languages, registering a total of 56,000 programming hours outside the United States and Puerto Rico.


Social media users can follow “Yo Soy El Artista” on and Twitter: @ElArtistaTV or visit for more details about the show.


Contact: Gerardo Oyola – Telemundo Media: [email protected]

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