La Banda (TV series)

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La Banda
La Banda logo.jpg
Genre Reality television
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Alejandra Espinoza
Judges
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English, Spanish
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 28 (as of December 11, 2016)
Production
Producer(s) Ricky Martin
Production location(s) Miami, Florida
Production company(s) Univision
FremantleMedia Latin America
Release
Original network Univision
Original release September 13, 2015 – present
External links
Website

La Banda (English: The Band) is a Spanish-language singing competition series created by Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell, and produced by Ricky Martin.[1] It is presented by Alejandra Espinoza.

Univision broadcast two seasons, with season 1 premiering on September 13, 2015 until December 13, 2015 with judges Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini, and Alejandro Sanz.[2][3] with the goal of the series to look for talented young teens to make the next musical phenomenon. The new band entitled CNCO was composed of winners Christopher Vélez (Ecuador), Richard Camacho (Dominican Republic), Joel Pimentel (Mexico), Erick Brian Colon (Cuba), and Zabdiel de Jesús (Puerto Rico).[4]

The show was renewed for season 2, but this time in search for the next Latin boy and girl band. It was broadcast from September 11, 2016 to December 11, 2016 with judges Wisin, Laura Pausini and Mario Domm.[5] The new band entitled MIX5 was composed of winners Brian Cruz (Cuba), Taishmara Rivera (Puerto Rico), Christian Castro (Puerto Rico), Danelly Hoyer (Mexico), and Garmandy Candelario (Dominican Republic).[6]

A third season was announced for 2018 season after a hiatus of one year.[7] It will be a collaboration between CNCO Entertainment and Univision. There were spinoffs of the La Banda series both in Mexico and Greece.

Summary[edit]

     Franchise that is currently airing
     Franchise with an upcoming season
     Franchise that has ended

Country/Region Local title Network Winner Judges Hosts
 Greece
 Cyprus
La Banda Epsilon TV
Website
  • Season 1, 2018: Upcoming season
  • Anna Maria Velli (1–)
 Mexico La Banda Canal 5 (1)
Las Estrellas (2)
 United States /

Latin America ArgentinaBoliviaHondurasColombiaEcuadorEl SalvadorHondurasMexicoPeruVenezuela /

Caribbean countries CubaDominican RepublicPuerto Rico /

 Spain
Univision (1–2)
 Philippines Pinoy Boyband Superstar ABS-CBN (1)

U.S. multinational series[edit]

Season 1[edit]

CNCO, Season 1 winners debut concert, January 30, 2016, The Fillmore Miami Beach. L-R: Joel Dylan Pimentel (Mexico), Erick Brian Colón (Cuba), Richard Camacho (Dominican Republic), Christopher Vélez (Ecuador), Zabdiel De Jesus (Puerto Rico).

Created by Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell, and produced by Ricky Martin and presented by Alejandra Espinoza, season 1 premiered on September 13, 2015 and ended on December 13, 2015.[8][9] The judges in season 1 were Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini, and Alejandro Sanz.[1][10][11] The goal of the series is to look for talented young teens to make the next musical phenomenon.

The young men listed below were voted through to the competition by at least two of the three star judges of the show.[12] Their ages at the time of their televised audition and their Latin American countries of ethnic or national origin are also displayed.

On Season 1, there were 41 participants, with 12 from Puerto Rico, 10 from Mexico, 4 from the Dominican Republic, 3 from Cuba, Venezuela and Colombia each, the other 6 coming from various other countries like Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, the United States. The top 41 participants showed who passed the audition but failed to continue towards the second phase of the competition. The judges decided to form four five-member boy bands to perform during this phase. The fifth five-member boy band was to be made up of five of the participants left behind. After performing, the judges sent all but five boys home. The top 20 shows the participants who moved on to the third round but failed to continue on after that.

The winners were, with ages at the time of winning Christopher Vélez (22), (Ecuador), Richard Camacho (21), (Dominican Republic), Joel Pimentel (19), (Mexico), Erick Brian Colon (17), (Cuba), and Zabdiel de Jesús (20), (Puerto Rico).[4] All 5 were incorporated in the new band entitled CNCO.

Season 2[edit]

Created by Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell, and produced by Ricky Martin and presented by Alejandra Espinoza, season 2 premiered on September 11, 2016 and ended on December 11, 2016.[13] Only judge Laura Pausini remained from season 1. The two other judges Ricky Martin and Alejandro Sanz were replaced by Wisin and Mario Domm. The goal of the series also changed. For season 2, the winners would be male and female finalists to form a boy/girl mixed band, whereas season 1 was looking for an all-male group of teens.

The young men and women listed below were voted through to the competition by at least two of the three star judges of the show.[14] Their ages at the time of their televised audition and their Latin American countries of ethnic or national origin are also displayed.

On Season 2, there were 57 participants, with 20 from Puerto Rico, 16 from Mexico, 7 from Cuba, 4 from the Dominican Republic, 3 from Venezuela. The other 7 came from various countries including Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru.

The winners were, with ages at the time of winning a band mixed of three boys and two girls; composed of Brian Cruz (16), (Cuba), Taishmara Rivera (16), (Puerto Rico), Christian Castro (22), (Puerto Rico), Danelly Hoyer (21), (Mexico), and Garmandy Candelario (21), (Dominican Republic). The band is called Mix5.[6] All 5 were incorporated in the new band entitled Mix5.

Ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot (ET) Season premiere Season finale
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Sunday 8pm/7c September 13, 2015 (2015-09-13) 2.60[15] December 13, 2015 (2015-12-13) 2.67[16]
2 September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11) 1.37[17] December 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)

Franchise Spin-off series[edit]

Mexican series[edit]

In Mexico, a separate series was launched through channels of the Televisa group. The first season of Mexican La Banda aired on Canal 5 from October 2, 2015 until January 2016, broadcasting on Fridays at 8:00 p.m.,[18]

Season 2 was broadcast by Las Estrellas station from October 9 to December 31, 2016, weekly on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Greek series[edit]

In Greece, the first season of La Banda will air on Epsilon TV from September 2018.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tinico, Armando. "Ricky Martin Joins 'La Banda' As Judge; Will Executive Produce Univision Talent Show With Simon Cowell [VIDEO]". latintimes.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Laura Pausini Joins Univision Network's "La Banda" as a Judge". corporate.univision.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Alejandro Sanz Joins Univision Network's "La Banda" as a Judge". corporate.univision.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Barrera, Juliana. "'La Banda' Univision Finale: Christopher Vélez, Richard Camacho, Joel Pimentel, Erick Brian Colón, Zabdiel De Jesus Are CNCO!". latintimes.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  5. ^ Roiz, Jessica. "'La Banda 2' Judges: Univision Reveals Which Two Artists Join Laura Pausini In Reality Show". latintimes.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Flores, Griselda. "Meet MIX5: 'La Banda' Wraps Second Season With New Band". billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  7. ^ Univision.com: La Banda is back! Espera su tercera temporada en el 2018 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ "Univision Network's "La Banda" to Make Highly Anticipated Television Debut Sunday, September 13th at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT)". corporate.univsion.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Pitbull and Wisin to Perform on the LIVE Season Finale of Univision Network's "LA BANDA" – This Sunday Night (Dec. 13th)". corporate.univision.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Laura Pausini Joins Univision Network's "La Banda" as a Judge". corporate.univision.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Alejandro Sanz Joins Univision Network's "La Banda" as a Judge". corporate.univision.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  12. ^ La Banda - Participantes Univision. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  13. ^ "Acclaimed Artists Laura Pausini, Mario Domm and Wisin Join Host Alejandra Espinoza in Season 2 of Univision Network's "La Banda"". corporate.univision.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  14. ^ La Banda - Participantes Univision. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  15. ^ "Univision's 'La Banda' Debuts To 2.6M Viewers; Simon Cowell EP On Show". deadline.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  16. ^ Pucci, Douglas. "Sunday Final Nationals: Univision's 'La Banda' Rises with Finale". programminginsider.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  17. ^ Pucci, Douglas. "Sunday Final Nationals: Patriots-Cardinals on NBC 'Sunday Night Football' Delivers Least-Watched Opener in Seven Years". programminginsider.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  18. ^ Rangel, Alma. "Estreno de La Banda 2 de octubre por Canal 5". tvyespectaculos.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  19. ^ Artemiadis, Aggelos. "Αλλαγή τηλεοπτικής στέγης..." tvnea.com (in Greek). Retrieved 4 May 2018. 

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