Launch of Its New Digital Music Talent Search Competition: “Menudo - En Busca de la Nueva Generacion”
MIAMI, FL, JUNE 10, 2015 – Showpitch.com, a new online and digital content discovery platform that empowers emerging artists or talent of all kinds and fans with the digital tools they need to connect with industry leaders for a chance to get discovered, today announced the launch of its new digital and online 16-week music talent search competition to determine the next Menudo. Sponsored by the Local Honda Dealer Association and in association with the Telemundo Station Group, “Menudo - En Busca de la Nueva Generación” marks the first time that an entirely new group of Spanish-language teenage music artists will be discovered online and selected as winners through direct social media fan engagement. At the end of the 16-week digital music talent competition, five winning artists will be offered a music contract by Menudo Entertainment.
Beginning July 1, prospective male contestants between the ages of 10 to 15 and their parents can visit Showpitch.com to build their “Talent Stage” page and submit their three-minute video entry. Upon submission of the video entries, the search for the next generation of Menudo turns social as fans vote to select their top 25 contestants directly via Twitter and Facebook. After the top 25 finalists for “Menudo - En Busca de la Nueva Generación” are chosen, they will all perform in Miami, Florida before a panel of judges for a chance to win one of the five coveted spots that will determine the next generation of Menudo.
“The Menudo talent search comes at a time when the digital era is in its prime with millennials interacting on social media more than ever,” said Showpitch Founder and CEO J.P. Fatta. “Showpitch.com was created to give undiscovered talent opportunities to connect with industry insiders, showcase their work and ultimately get discovered. The Menudo Talent search is just one example of how brands can partner with Showpitch, and together can help launch the careers of aspiring talent.”
“We are thrilled that our viewers will be able to fully engage and join in this unique production, which is presented by Showpitch. com, by visiting our local Telemundo station websites and social media platforms,” said Mike Chico, Senior Vice President of Sales, Telemundo Station Group. “The Telemundo Station Group has a robust digital offering that allows our viewers to connect and engage with our local stations while they are on the go to get the latest news and information they need or learn about exciting new offerings such as this presentation.”
Interested participants can visit their local Telemundo station website to learn more about the competition. For complete competition rules and additional information about “Menudo - En Busca de la Nueva Generación,” contact Samantha with Showpitch.com at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online at www.showpitch.com. Only the parent or legal guardian of a potential contestant may enter the registration site and complete and submit the required forms on behalf of their child.
Showpitch is the most effective platform for emerging talent to share their work, impress the entertainment industry and connect with fans on their way to being discovered. The platform brings emerging talent and the industry together under one roof. On Showpitch, talent can create their own unique stages to shine a spotlight on themselves directly for Industry leaders searching for rising stars. For more information visit: www.showpitch.com
About Menudo Entertainment
Menudo Entertainment revamped the Menudo brand in 2014. Since then it has been responsible for establishing the new generation of Menudo and maximizing their name worldwide. Menudo was a Puerto Rican boy band originally formed in the 1977. Their first album was released that same year. Since then, Menudo has become world known, started the careers of many Latin American superstars, released over 40 albums and released two feature films.
About Telemundo Station Group
Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 17 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 7,000 hours of unique and relevant local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves Spanish-speaking viewers in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Houston, DallasFort Worth, Chicago, San Antonio, San Francisco, Phoenix, Harlingen, Fresno, Denver, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Boston, Tucson and Puerto Rico. In addition, Telemundo Station Group operates TeleXitos, the new national multicast network that offers viewers popular action and adventure television series and feature films in Spanish. The group also provides support to 53 Telemundo affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a robust digital out-of-home operation.
Produced by Menudo Entertainment, Showpitch.com’s New Digital Music Talent Competition Will Determine the Next Generation of Menudo and Offer Five Winners a Music Recording Contract With Menudo® Entertainment; Talent Entry Submissions Will Run Online at Showpitch.com From July 1 to August 30