February 10, 2005

Nuevas Voces de America

Nuevas Voces de America - Verizon Wireless announced it is teaming up with Telemundo to offer customers an exclusive chance to participate in Telemundo's new performance based reality series, "Nuevas Voces de America." Beginning February 13 and running for 15 weeks, "Nuevas Voces de America" will ask Verizon Wireless customers to play a key role in choosing the contestant most deserving of being crowned the "New Voice of America."

The winner of the competition will receive a grand prize that includes $50,000 and an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music worth $200,000.

With hot and trendy South Beach as a backdrop, "Nuevas Voces de America" contestants will undergo intense coaching and image transformations that will prepare them for weekly music challenges. Following each musical challenge, the three judges will score each participant's performance on a 1-10 point scale and the viewing public will be asked to vote on the two contestants that have the lowest averages to determine which one should stay for another week and which one goes home. The season culminates in a two-hour grand finale on May 21, 2005 from Universal Studios Hollywood, where famous musical guests will perform and the "New Voice of America" will be crowned.

Verizon Wireless customers with TXT Messaging-capable phones can participate by tuning in to "Nuevas Voces de America" at 8:00 p.m. every Sunday and assisting the show's host, Latin music mogul Emilio Estefan and other celebrity judges, in choosing the most gifted contender. Customers can cast their votes by simply sending a text message with the name of their favorite contestant to "VOTA" (8682). Viewers who are unfamiliar with TXT Messaging can log on to Telemundo.com and check out the Verizon Wireless animated TXT voting tutorial for step-by-step help on how to send a TXT Message and the opportunity to practice sending TXT Messages.

Latinos at 11:21 AM