It was a matter of time and the time is now!
The highly anticipated Spanish-language version of NBC’s Emmy Award-Winning show “The Voice” debuts Sunday night on Telemundo starring an all-star Latin coach panel.
The panel includes “Despacito” star from Puerto Rico Luis Fonsi, Colombian vallenato star Carlos Vives, Spanish rock star from Mexico Alejandra Guzman and Reggaeton singer and producer Wisin, who is also from Puerto Rico.
Latin pop and ballad singer Luis Fonsi took to Instagram to promote the show and to express his excitement of being part of such a historic moment for Latin television.
“I’m happy to be one of the coaches on the Latin version of ‘The Voice’,” Fonsi said. “It’s great to be able to celebrate Latin music and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
“La Voz” is produced in Miami by Telemundo, Talpa Media USA and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative TV and will follow the same pattern as the English version of the singing completion.
Tonight’s premiere kicks off with the Blind Auditions or Audiciones a Ciegas where coaches will get a chance at picking contestants for each of their teams.
Once the teams are formed and coached, the show advances to The Battle rounds or Batallas, followed by the Live Shows or Shows en Vivo where the audience will have a chance to vote for their favorite contestants.
The winner of “La Voz” will receive a $100,000 cash prize and recording contract with Universal Music Group to produce, record and commercially release a single.
The first installment of “La Voz” will be hosted by renowned Spanish TV personality Jorge Bernal who was also co-host of the kids’ contest version, “La Voz Kids” alongside actress Daisy Fuentes.
“We have the best Latin voices and you guys are going to be shocked with what you hear on stage,” Bernal said. “’La Voz’ celebrates Latin music, it truly is a positive show for music and that’s what music is all about, it’s magical!”
“La Voz” premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBC 6’s sister station Telemundo 51.