Jennifer Lopez’ 'Q’Viva!' coming to Fox is a win for all Latinos

When I first heard about Jennifer Lopez’ new reality competition Q’Viva! The Chosen, I was really impressed that the American Idol judge was going out of her way to highlight new Latino talent. And then when I heard that singer and soon-to-be ex-husband Marc Anthony was one of her fellow judges, I was even more impressed that the two would be working together after their high-profile split.

Now their show, which recently premiered on Univision, is also coming to a wider audience in March, when the show premieres on top-rated broadcast network Fox and I’ll definitely be tuning in.


The talent search show also includes concert director Jamie King as the third judge, who most recently directed Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show. But how will it all translate into English? In an exclusive from Entertainment Weekly, they report that Jennifer and the other judges already frequently speak English on the show and other parts, like when the judges are talking to the contestants, will be presented with English subtitles.

I haven’t been able to watch the show yet because I don’t have cable. But Jennifer bringing her show to a big network is very exciting news not only because I’ll get to watch it now, but because a lot more people--including the non-Latino audience--will now get a chance to see some rising Latino stars in action.

Simon Fuller, an executive producer, said the show will “reveal to the world just how much exquisite and pure talent exists in every corner of every country.” Q’Viva! will start airing on Fox, March 3.

What do you think of Jennifer Lopez’ Q’Viva! The Chosen coming to major English-speaking network?

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