The songs the children will perform throughout the competition will be suitable for their age. (Photo : Twitter)
Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca premiered its new contest show "La Academia Kids" this past Saturday, a project that promises to find children with musical talent in Mexico.
According to TvNotas, a group of 20 children will be evaluated by a team of judges comprised of Mexican singer Alicia Villarreal, actress Lolita Cortes, Luis Coronel and singer Tatiana.
The magazine also explained that the "Academia" director will be composer Kiko Campos who will also support the children to develop their talent. Ingrid Coronado, Mauricio Barcelata and actress Mariana Torres will host the show.
Vanguardia website reported that Spaniard Juan Navarrete is on charge of La Academia Kids production, and he plans to put the participants age range between 7 to 14 years old from different parts of the Mexican Republic.
The same article also states that it's expected that international singer swill appear on the show like Italian Andrea Bocelli and American singer Lionel Ritchie who will visit Mexico on October. It also explained that every Saturday one of the children will be eliminated until one is left as winner, who will be awarded $50,000 dollars, or 650,000 mexican pesos and the recording of his/her first single that will be under Kiko Campos'production.
TvNotas explained that 150 children were at the casting looking for a spot in La Academia Kids where Jacob Allen from California, USA was selected as well as children from Mexico City, Guadalajara, Veracruz and other Mexican states. The second round, according to the magazine, was formed by 53 children who gave their best on stage, ending with a group of 20 children participating.
The house where the 20 children live is located in Ajusco, near Mexico City and has security; according to Vanguardia, the songs the children will perform throughout the competition will be suitable for their age.