Luis Fonsi Joins Telemundo's 'Yo Soy El Artista'
Singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi has joined the singing competition show Yo Soy El Artista (I'm the Artist) and will be seen as a judge and vocal adviser on the program during the show's premiere in September.
Fonsi joins songstress Olga Tañon in the program, which is being hosted by singer/actress Lucero. The show has already completed casting calls across the U.S. and Puerto Rico in a bid to find contestants who can sing, dance and show overall showmanship during the 13-week competition.
"I'm happy to … be part of the team responsible of the search for future Latin stars," Fonsi said in a prepared statement. "I'm pleased to share my knowledge, experience, dedication, passion and discipline for music in my role as a judge and vocal adviser to find the contestant who will be the recipient of the title of El Artista."
In his nearly 20-year career in music, Fonsi has had a continued presence on the Billboard charts. In May, the Latin Grammy winner released his latest album, 8.
"Having Luis Fonsi on Yo Soy El Artista adds a unique and different component to the competition since we have witnessed his growth as an artist," said Maria Lopez-Alvarez, SVP of Reality Programming at Telemundo. "His contribution to the show will be essential not only because of his great talent and popularity, but also his accomplishments as a singer."
Both Telemundo and Spain's Reset TV are developing, producing and distributing the show, which is based on the original concept by Reset TV founders Toni Cruz and Josep Maria Mainat known for creating other popular shows such as Mira Quien Baila (Look Who's Dancing).