The search to recreate Menudo, one of the biggest and most successful Latin pop singing groups, kicks off in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 31st. Additional casting sessions have been announced in Dallas, Miami and New York and will be held through the end of April.
The casting will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday March 31st, at the Plaza Mexico in Lynwood, California.
Celebrity judges along with renowned music manager, Johnny Wright will be on hand to audition teenage boys on their natural singing and dancing abilities, charisma and stage presence. The auditions are open to males who are at least 15 years old and appear to be less than 19 years old.
All contestants will be asked to sing a song, in English or Spanish, from a pre-selected song list available on mtvtr3s.com. A legal guardian who can sign a release must accompany contestants under 18. Complete eligibility requirements are available at mtvtr3s.com.
Once selected, Menudo will be part of the Epic Records family. The partnership between Epic and Menudo kicks off with a first single in July and the group’s “debut” album in December 2007.
MTV Tr3ìs will chronicle the entire journey of thousands from the first audition to the last, culminating with the selection of seven finalists in “Road to Menudo” which debuts on May 12.
The road continues on MTV this fall when the band will dwindle down to the five final members of the new Menudo as the channel air the 10-episode reality series (title TBD.) Reveille, producer of the two-time Golden Globe winner and Latin crossover hit “Ugly Betty,” is producing the MTV series in association with Road Games.