Gloria Estefan's singing competition, The Next, is officially premiering at 9 pm tonight on the CW! The show has garned a lot of buzz in the past few months and now finally, the world will get to see Estefan and her fellow co-stars, Joe Jonas, Nelly, and John Rich serve as mentors for superstar hopefuls.
I am personally always happy when a Latina star joins a major TV show, but I'm especially excited to watch Estefan, who is such an icon for the Hispanic community and the entire music industry! With her decades-long career, I can only imagine the invaluable advice and experience she'll be able to pass on to her contestants.
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And the whole process will be especially interesting to watch given the unique concept of the competition. The judges don't just act as mentors for a couple of hours while the show is taping-- they travel to six cities over the course of the season and spend an entire 72 hours working with an up-and coming musician and experiencing their daily lives. "We get to take off that celebrity or musician hat." Estefan told TV Guide, "I have cut the grass on a riding mower, I learned how to make pizza, I hauled a bunch of junk into the back of a van."
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Sounds like quite the experience! Still, I'm sure it's nothing Estefan can't handle, especially considering this is far from her first time on the small screen. Below, check out 5 more of Estefan's greatest TV moments:
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