What: The search is on to recreate Menudo, one of the biggest and most successful Latin pop singing groups in history. Auditions are open to males between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. All contestants will be asked to sing in English or Spanish from a pre-selected song list available on mtvtr3s.com. Complete eligibility requirements are available at mtvtr3s.com.
The new Menudo will be signed by Epic Records with the group's first single released in July 2007 and "debut" album in December 2007.
MTV Tr3ìs will document the search on its TV series "Road to Menudo," which debuts on May 12, 2007. The making of Menudo premieres on MTV this fall with the band's five final members. Reveille, producer of the two-time Golden Globe winner and Latin crossover hit "Ugly Betty," is producing the MTV series in association with Road Games.
When: Saturday, April 28, 2007
11:00AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Queens Center Mall, 9015 Queens Boulevard
Elmhurst, New York
Who: Celebrity Judges: Renowned music manager, Johnny Wright (manager to Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson and others) and Hip Hop recording artist Don Omar.
Ricky Martin On His Menudo Days
"It's incredible for me - a very important time in my life. It was the beginning of my career, it was my schooling. In Menudo I learned discipline... what it was to work in a way so intense in order to achieve something! I wish all who are involved in this project from the technical side to the talent side all the best. To the talent, take risks. Risk it, even if you think it's ridiculous! Just be yourself and don't fear what people will say - I think that's the key to success."