Power couple, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have embarked on a new project. The couple are putting their creative talents towards the creation of their new music reality TV show, Q’Viva: The Chosen. During the upcoming months, the couple will embark on a Latin America talent search as the scout dancing, singing, and instrumental talents – in the hopes of creating a Latin superband. Q’Viva’s team consists of Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Simon Fuller(American Idol/X-Factor creator), and Jamie King (Choreographer).
King boasts impressive credentials having worked with some of the biggest names in the business. He’s been directed and choreographed world tours for the likes of: Madonna, Britney Spears, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Avril Lavigne, Ricky Martin and Rihanna, to name a few. In an interview with Celestrellas Jamie King spoke about what can be expected from Q’ Viva:
On the development of Q’ Viva…
Right now we’re really at the beginning stages, getting ready to embark in this journey, which is really in a way a discovery of Latin America and the 21 countries we’re about to scout physically, ourselves, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. Our mission is to discover new, young talent. Actually, young is the not right word, it’s about all ages. But if you are in one of the countries and you have someone that you think represents best your country, we want to know about it. We will follow the people in each country to find undiscovered talent. Also, since we’re in the beginning stages, you can go toYoutube.com/QViva and upload videos. We’re using the Internet as well, because Latin America, as you can imagine, is such a vast region to cover and we want to make sure we don’t miss anything. So if you have a friend or someone you want to nominate in terms of creativity, either a best singer, poet, street performer, we will want to see it. We will be watching all those videos ourselves as well.
On the selection process & YouTube …
Yes! Right now, Jennifer, Marc and myself have been meticulously going through them because we want to make sure that nothing is overlooked. And for us, there’s no age limit. We’re looking for anything that represents a particular region. But I can’t wait to go to each country and search for the talent. I’m so excited and I can’t wait to see more.
On his interest in the job…
I would say it would start with my love of music, dance and culture, live shows. But also, I’m friends with Jennifer and Marc and our other partner, Simon Fuller. They are all great, amazing talents themselves and have created the most successful brands in the world, and that is completely inspiring. For us, it’s all about finding the talent.
On what makes it different from shows like American Idol…
Unlike any other show that you have out there, unlike Idol or America’s Got Talent, we are the talent scouts. We are physically going into these countries not only to find talent but to simultaneously learn about each country and its culture, its similarities and differences with other countries. What makes them unique, what is their voice and the essence of each of the countries. There has never been a show that has really celebrated Latin America this way: the beauty, the splendor, the complexity and all the color that make up Latin America. Our intention is to show that to the rest of the world.
On Latino Culture…
I don’t know about you, but I have a background in dance and I LOVE when a good drum song comes on, with the rhythm in the music and also, the fire of the people, their sexiness. The communal kind of love that unites them is so inspiring and I want to learn more about that. I’m not Latin, I’m American, so I’m very much learning as I go in this process. I’m looking to find undiscovered talent but I’m also learning so much about the cultures myself. So the audience watching us will be learning through me, the American who doesn’t speak Spanish. I’m looking forward to learning more as I go apart from the things I know and that I have learned from directing shows for Ricky Martin, Shakira, Thalía and Paulina Rubio.
On working Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony…
For me there’s no greater experience every time I have had the privilege to work with a Latin artist. And I’ve gotta say, I’ve worked with many, many artists, but each one of them, Ricky, Shakira, Paulina, Thalía, they have a particular fire, soul and energy that comes with the job that I find so inspiring. I must admit all of them have been one of the greatest experiences in my career.
On visiting Latin America…
Not right now, but we will embark on this journey very soon. You will definitely know when huge stars like Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez land in your city (laughs). So I’m definitely looking forward to that happening very soon.
Check out the promo trailer for the show below:
The singer/actress sat on the panel of the talent show alongside Aerosmiths Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson this year and has since gone on to relaunch her music career with new album Love?, her first record since 2007s Brave.
Lopez, who is also working on her own Latin TV talent show, has yet to sign up for the next series of American Idol, and admits she is not sure if it is the right career move for her.
She tells Britains Radio 1, “I dont know, I dont know (whether to go back). I havent been forced to make a decision (yet) and Im glad about that because, honestly, Im very on the fence about it.
“I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it, but I have a lot of other things happening. Its going to come down to making a choice of what I want to do for the next year. Were not really at the breaking point of like, You have to make a decision right now! – so Im not. Im enjoying the time of just waiting.”
But Lopez admits she could be heading back to the big screen – as she is in talks to take on a new film role, which begins filming later this year.
She adds, “Yes, Im thinking about doing one (a film) actually in September. Im heavily into it, deciding. I miss acting – I did TV this year, I did the Idol thing, Ive been working on my music for two years and so I havent done a movie in a minute and then you realise two years have gone by since a movie. I really, really miss it. I wanna get back to it really soon.”
J-Lo recently spoke with iheartradio about her album and being an Idol judge.
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Power couple, Marc Anthony and wife Jennifer Lopez put on a spectacular performance at last night’s American Idol Finale at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Marc embodied Hector LaVoe as the rhythmic sounds of salsa filled the air. Jennifer dazzled the audience as she danced alongside her husband, intensely gyrating her body. Sheila E. known worldwide as a brilliant percussionist took to the timbales and was highlighted by Marc during the performance.
Watch the performance below:
If you enjoyed this performance be sure to check out the movie “El Cantante” which stars both Marc and Jennifer as they tell the story of Hector Lavoe and his wife Nilda ‘Puchi’ Lavoe.
Jennifer Lopez teams up with rapper/reggaeton artist Pitbull for the club hit “On the Floor”, the second single off of her “Love?” album. The two recently performed the song on American Idol. The song samples “Lloranda se Fue” by Los Kjarka but more popularly known from the song “Lamabada” by Kaoma released in 1989.
The music video, for “On the Floor,” was directed by TAJ Stansberry and choreographed by Frank Gatson Jr. The video debuted simultaneously on Vevo and American Idol. In the video, Lopez is seen as the queen of a LA nightclub. Scenes depict an underground club culture and with the styling, choreography and fashion paying homage to the dance-beginnings of Lopez’s career.
Check out this sizzling video below:
American Idol Judge Jennifer Lopez is having a great week. The singer and actress released her album entitled, “Love?” on Tuesday. She graced the American Idol stage with Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and performed the first and second singles off of the album “Into You” and ” On the Floor.” Jennifer premiered the video of “Into You” on the Today Show a day ahead of her album release. The song features rapper Lil Wayne who does not appear in the 1st version. Scenes were shot between the two artists last week and will be released shortly.
Check out J Lo and Pitbull’s performance on the Idol stage below: