Tonight on “Q’Viva” the second round of auditions continue as Jennifer, Marc, and Jamie must decide which performers will remain and become a part of the show and who will board the plane for a trip home.
Though the holding area for the remaining performers is filled with tension, the artists have bonded and are surprisingly in a good mood.
In Chile, Paolo knocked on the window of Jennifer’s car and asked for an audition; which earned him a ticket to Los Angeles. For his audition before Jennifer, Marc, and Jamie could only say Wow. He is now a part of Q’Viva.
Marc’s dancing twin sisters from Puerto Rico were out to prove in LA that they were much better than the less than perfect audition Marc saw in Puerto Rico. But despite their performance, the girls did not make it as a part of the show.
Marc’s dancing acrobats from Mexico City impressed but Jamie wondered if they were just a one trip pony; the duo were chosen to be a part of the show. The announcement brought excited remarks of a thousand thanks and hugs all around.
Mexican American singer Tina made the cut; as did Uruguayan percussionist Nico, and the Chilean street dancers.
Brazilian Tap dancer Leonardo caught Jennifer’s eye but so did Samba dancer Lucien; but there is room for only one of them in the show. Leonardo is a part of the show; Jennifer reminded him that he has to bring the “Wow” every time.
But Lucien did not make the cut and boarded the plane crying over the disappointment.
Lucien had a lot of company as the American Salsa dancers, a Mexican singer, and another percussionist were also cut from the show.
With two Aregentine Malamba groups – Impacto Malambo and Remolino Malambo - vying for the same spot, the guys had to battle it out on the dance floor for the one spot in the show. Impacto – the group Marc liked – was up first, and Jamie chose two members of the group to remain as a part of the show. Remolino – the group Jennifer and Jamie liked – the whole group was chosen to become a part of the show.
Chilean singer Barbara was a female voice that Jennifer really liked and Marc and Jamie agreed making Barbara one of “The Chosen”.
Marc’s discovery and favourite group the Guatemalan group Musica Maya made it into the show and had big hugs and thanks for Jennifer, Marc, and Jamie.
Jennifer was proud of her discovery, the Brazilian Capoeira group got a standing ovation from Jennifer, Marc, and Jamie; and all eleven of the group members made it to the show.
The Honduran group Marc discovered had only one of its members invited to stay and become a part of the group – dancer Ashanty.
A Puerto Rican percussionist, a Brazilian guitar player, five more dancers, and a Puerto Rican singer also joined la familia of Q’Viva.
Jennifer had a surprise for the guys – a group she wouldn’t tell them about. Once they started, Jennifer told the guys to enjoy the show and left the room. The performance left Marc and Jamie speechless. Marc told the group that unfortunately they could not find a way to add them to the show. A Panamanian dancer, Mexican singer Roxanna, and an Argentinean group joined the list of those going home.
And then there were two groups left, one from Columbia and Mexican street performers – the group that made Marc cry. Due to visa and paper processing issues the Mexican group were two members down and one of them was their choreographer.
First to learn their fate was the Mexican acrobatic dance street performers who were not invited to become a part of the show.
The final group was a dance group that Marc discovered in Columbia. For many of the dancers it was an escape from hard times. Marc revealed that there was room for only two couples …but after Jamie chose the four dancers and the dancers were saying good bye an announcement was made and Jamie took the third couple; but the rest of the group was going back to Columbia.
Once all of the decisions were made 20 groups would be moving into the Q’Viva compound for the next stage of the show’s preparations.