This week on “Q’Viva” Jennifer and March continue their search for the best in Latin talent as they prepare for a show in Las Vegas.
The search continues with producer Jamie King joining the team in Argentina where he auditions a one man percussion band and dancers. Jamie calls his performance poetry in motion and invites them to the US and a chance to compete for a spot in the show.
Marc is in Mexico City to look at a pair of dancers, but things didn’t start out very well when one of the dancers was injured in the performance. Marc gave them a little time to regroup and perform again, but the pair did not get a ticket to Los Angeles.
Jennifer is in Chile to see a pair of street dancers – twin brothers. The Hip-Hop dancing twins earned themselves a ticket to Los Angeles.
Jennifer and Marc added street performers, a flamenco dancer, fusion dancers, and singers during their last week of talent searching.
Football lover Martin uses a football in his freestyle dance routine; but Martin didn’t quite have the polish Jennifer wanted so she told him, not this time.
Marc traveled to his home country of the US looking for more talented performers. Tina impressed Marc enough that he said that she reminded Marc of Selina and that if Tina doesn’t make the show, then he would sign her.
In Argentina, Jennifer finds an eleven year old guitar player – Luciano. After playing an original song, Jennifer made Luciano the youngest performer to be invited to LA.
Marc stops just watching the talent and joins in on the Mariachi music in Mexico. He finds an all female Mariachi band who invites him to sing with them before he goes.
Still in Mexico City Marc meets one singer who has one thing in mind, singing for Marc on the strret of Mexico City. As Marc andattempt to jind a quiet place to talk, the crowd moves in and the pair found it very difficult to get out, but they did and Jesus got his ticket to America.
And so the journey ends and before Jennifer and Marc head for Los Angeles, they meet to compare notes. Jennifer tells Marc they have over 200 people coming to LA.
Now the hard part begins as the invited acts must impress Jennifer, Marc, and Jamie in order to stay a little longer. After two days of endless performances, all of the artists are gathered together to learn who will stay and who will go home. By the time Jennifer and Marc were through three quarters of the acts would be eliminated; the remainder would stay to begin working on the show.
Swing Latino is the first group to make it to the next round.
Mexican singer Jesus did not make the cut and will be going home.
Chilean guitar player Pablo and Puerto Rican quarto player Christian were vying for the same spot. Christian is staying…and so did Pablo.
Next up was Venezuelan Salsa dancer Angilee is one of “The Chosen” and will become a part of the show.
Columbian street dance Son Bata had Jennifer, Marc, and Jamie on their feet during the performance in Los Angeles but they could not take the whole group. Marc invited 16 year old Bombi to become a part of the show. After talking it over with his band mates, Bombi agreed to stay and be the Columbian representative in the show.
A total of 16 people are moving on; while another 28 will be going home.
Next week the auditions and cuts continue…