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September 25, 2015 10:49 ET

Menudo Live Auditions Sept. 26-27 Announced by Showpitch, Telemundo 51 and Rick Case Honda

Finalists to Be Flown to Miami for Chance to Win One of Five Coveted Spots That Will Determine the Next Generation of Menudo

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2015) - Showpitch.com, an online and digital content discovery platform that connects new, undiscovered talent with industry executives, in conjunction with Telemundo 51 and Rick Case Honda, announced it is hosting live auditions for the next Menudo group as part of its digital talent search competition https://www.showpitch.com/menudo/competition/nuevageneracion

The live auditions will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27 at Rick Case Honda at 15700 Rick Case Honda Way, Davie, Fla. 33331.

Participants must be male, between the ages of 10-14, and able to sing and dance. At the Rick Case auditions, each contestant will have an opportunity to perform a song from the pre-selected Menudo song library on Showpitch.

After the top 25 finalists are chosen through the digital voting phase, they will be flown to Miami where they will perform before another panel for a chance to win one of the five coveted spots that will determine the next generation of Menudo and receive a music contract with Menudo Entertainment.

"The Menudo talent search comes at a time when the digital era is in its prime with millennials interacting on social media more than ever," said Showpitch founder and CEO J.P. Fatta. "Showpitch.com was created to give undiscovered talent opportunities to connect with industry insiders, showcase their work and ultimately get discovered. The Menudo Talent search is just one example of how brands can partner with Showpitch, and together can help launch the careers of aspiring talent."

Menudo was the first boy band to become a global hit. Menudo holds the all-time record for consecutive sold out concerts at New York Radio City Hall and has record-breaking live performances, with over 500,000 fans in attendance. The band sold more than 40 million records worldwide and earned over $1 billion in revenue. Menudo presented Michael Jackson his first solo Grammy Award and launched Ricky Martin's career.

The Menudo digital talent search competition marks the first time that an entirely new group of Spanish-language teenage music artists will be discovered online and selected as winners through direct social media fan engagement.

About Menudo Entertainment
Menudo Entertainment revamped the Menudo brand in 2014. Since then it has been responsible for establishing the new generation of Menudo and maximizing their name worldwide. Menudo was a Puerto Rican boy band originally formed in the 1977. Their first album was released that same year. Since then, Menudo has become world known, started the careers of many Latin American superstars, released over 40 albums and released two feature films.

About Telemundo Station Group
Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 17 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 7,000 hours of unique and relevant local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves Spanish-speaking viewers in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, San Antonio, San Francisco, Phoenix, Harlingen, Fresno, Denver, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Boston, Tucson and Puerto Rico. In addition, Telemundo Station Group operates TeleXitos, the new national multicast network that offers viewers popular action and adventure television series and feature films in Spanish. The group also provides support to 53 Telemundo affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a robust digital out-of-home operation.

About Showpitch.com
Showpitch is the most effective platform for emerging talent to share their work, impress the entertainment industry and connect with fans on their way to being discovered. The platform brings emerging talent and the industry together under one roof. On Showpitch, talent can create their own unique stages to shine a spotlight on themselves directly for Industry leaders searching for rising stars. For more information visit: www.showpitch.com

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