Area residents can audition for Spanish-language talent show
Do you have talent? A lot of talent?
If you do, you'll have a chance to show it off on Feb. 13.
Producers of “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento” (“I Have Talent, A Lot of Talent”) will be in the area that day. They will be auditioning any residents seeking the chance to appear in the Spanish-language reality TV show, which allows contestants to display their skills in singing, dancing, comedy and any other performing arts.
Contestants have a shot at a $100,000 prize on the show that will air in Yuma and around the nation on the Spanish-language Estrella TV network.
Now in its fourth season, “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento” is similar to “America's Got Talent” and “America's Idol,” said Michael Ochoa, promotions manager in Yuma for Estrella TV and creative services manager for KSWT-TV Channel 13.3, which carries Estrella programming.
The show's producers travel to cities around the country where Estrella programs are broadcast, and they will be making their visit to Yuma on the 13th as part of their nationwide search for talent, Ochoa said.
The free auditions will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at Cocopah Casino, 15318 S. Avenue B, and are open to anyone 13 and older.
Auditioners can display their talents in any performing art, Ochoa said, but they will be required to do their auditions in Spanish. “Whatever talent you think you have, you can be auditioned.”
Auditions will be taped and sent to network headquarters in Burbank, Calif., where the show's producers will screen them and select the contestants who advance to the second round in Los Angeles. Yuma auditioners will be notified if they made the cut.
The second round, which will be aired on the show, will narrow the field of competitors for the third and final round in Burbank in April.
Aside from offering contestants a crack at winning the $100,000 top prize, the show has been a springboard for followup appearances on Estrella programming or even careers in entertainment, Ochoa said.
Those seeking auditions do not need to register in advance but rather should show up at the casino starting at noon, Ochoa said. Contestants will be auditioned in the order they arrive.
“Anyone can do it. They just have to be at least 13,” he said, adding that those under 21 will need to be accompanied by an adult since they will be entering a casino.
For more information, got to www.kswt.com.