Who Wants to Be A Telenovela Star

In Carlos Ponte, Maria Conchita Alonso, Telemundo, Telenovelas, Walter Mercado on January 5, 2008 at 7:13 pm

So, VH1 will have a reality show in which the winner will get the chance to star in a steam telenovela? No, it’s not called “Telenovela Idol” or “Sleeping with the Telenovela Stars”. It’s entitled “Viva Hollywood”, and will premiere this spring, and will be hosted by the singer-actress Maria Conchita Alonso and songwriter-actor Carlos Ponte (“Dame Chocolate”). A dozen contestants will be schooled on the Seven Deadly sins of Telenovelas (that’ll be passion (ooh), lust (ah), charisma (ooh), drama (hmmh), fire (hahh), seduction (ooh)and scandal (ah).

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The winner will get…get this…a spot on a Telemundo show, a representation contract from Latin World Entertainment, and a $100,000 in cash (or whatever amount it comes to after the IRS has their share of the dough).

Telemundo had its own version a few years back. VH1’s version will no doubt give the eventual winner and participants additional exposure in the English-speaking market.

Strange twist: astrologer Walter Mercado will give the contestants guidance. The fraudista. If he’s so clairvoyant, why doesn’t he just predict the winner and spare us all?

[Source: Vh1]


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