Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell are joining forces to turn dreams into reality!
The Latin superstar will be serving as a judge AND an executive producer on Simon's new reality competition called La Banda. Auditions will be held all around the country looking for the ultimate Latino boyband as part of the biggest talent search in U.S Hispanic television history!!!
Boys aged 14 and over will be able to sign up to audition in a city near them. All of the audition information can be found right HERE.
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The reality competition is set to appear on the Univision Network this September, and we can't wait to see all the talent on display!
Naturally, there will be comparisons to One Direction, who were discovered on Cowell's The X Factor U.K. But rather than attempting to ride on the coattails of 1D, La Banda is embracing an opportunity to finally get the Latino supergroup that the world hasn't seen since Ricky's Menudo days!
And we'll be able to watch each piece of the group come together on TV!
And if you're interested in possibly participating on this historic show then we've also got all the information you need right here! Check out the La Banda audition dates and the cities where everything is happening down (below)!!!
Fifth Harmony's new album Reflection is coming on February 3rd, and it got us thinking about how far the girls have come!
Back when they were just third place on the X Factor Season 2 finale in 2012, we caught up with the quintet backstage!
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The future stars talk about their favorite performances, what Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato are like backstage, and even meeting One Direction for the first time!
Ch-ch-check out the Flashback Friday video (below)!
Simon Cowell is looking for the next One Direction … with Latin flavor!
The man behind acts like 1D and Fifth Harmony has teamed up with Sony Music and Univision in search of ultimate Latin boy band in La Banda. Think Menudo for the 21st Century!
Auditions are open now on www.LaBandaoficial.com or through Facebook. Contestants will compete for a place in La Banda and a recording with Sony Music Latin and Cowell's label, Syco Music.
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Hopefuls should live in the United States or Puerto Rico and be over the age of 14.
Cowell is looking forward to La Banda:
"I'm very excited about this show. There is a huge amount of talent out there and 'La Banda' is going to give five guys the opportunity of a lifetime."
Considering the boys of 1D were just a bunch of unknowns before Cowell's magic touch, we predict big things for La Banda!
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Every year The Guardian compiles a list of the 100 most powerful people in the U.K. media.
Topping the list are obvious choices like Google's Larry Page, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple's Tim Cook.
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But hitting number 10, far and away the highest spot for a woman this year, is our girl Taylor Swift!
Gurl has proved her influence over the music industry with her fight against Spotify "bringing the issue of artist remuneration into the spotlight."
Whether you agree with her or not, you can't deny Swifty's power!
But who else made the list?