LBI Media, Inc., the largest privately held, minority-owned Spanish broadcaster, and parent company of the Estrella TV Network, announced the return of renowned regional Mexican recording artist Gerardo Ortiz to the celebrity judge panel of its long-running talent competition show, Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento, now in its fifteenth season.
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento is one of the network’s highest rated and longest running shows. Ortiz, who first participated as a celebrity judge on the show in 2014, is back to celebrate the fifteenth season of the show along side returning judges recording artist, Ana Barbara, iconic radio personality Don Cheto, and internationally renowned music producer Pepe Garza. The grand prizewinner will receive $100,000, along with career-launching support of LBI Media and Estrella TV.
“We are excited to have Gerardo back on the show for many reasons, but primarily for the value he adds as an inspirational figure to the thousands of talented contestants that come to our auditions across the U.S. with their hopes and dreams. Gerardo is a perfect judge of talent because he knows what it takes to be successful in the music business and, as such, has the ability to help find the next U.S. superstar. He is also the #1 regional Mexican musician and performer today. No other artist has his record of success in the business,” stated Lenard Liberman, CEO of LBI Media, Inc.
Previous celebrity judges have included the late Jenni Rivera and most recently, Luis Coronel. The show is currently holding auditions across the U.S. and is slated to premier nationally on the Estrella TV Network starting Monday, September 19, and air regularly Monday through Friday at 8:00 p.m./ 7:00 p.m. Central.
About LBI Media, Inc.
LBI Media, Inc., is the largest privately held, minority-owned Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, with ten television and seventeen radio stations operating in several top U.S. Hispanic markets. LBI Media, Inc. is the parent company to the Estrella TV Network, Don Cheto Radio Network, Fenomeno Studios MCN, Que Buena Radio and La Raza Radio. The company produces 50-60 hours of original television programming at its Burbank Television Studios each week. The Estrella TV programming catalog consists of over 7,500 hours of original, Spanish-language television programming in genres including talk, drama, comedy, variety, reality, music and more.
Contributed: Hispanicize Wire – Regional Mexican Superstar Gerardo Ortiz Returns to Estrella TV