Q'Viva! The Chosen

Common Sense Media says

Positive reality competition highlights Latino talent.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series showcases a wide variety of talent from different Latin American countries and represents Latin America in a way that's artistic, educational, and positive.

Positive role models

The hosts are passionate about showcasing the power and beauty of being Latino. They're polite but constructively honest to those who don't fit the Vegas show's profile. J-Lo and Anthony also highlight how they can get along and work together despite the end of their marriage.

Violence

Indigenous acts occasionally include dancing with fire and nailing mouths to instruments. Dances sometimes incorporate martial arts moves. Some of the artists discuss growing up in violent areas. Occasional playful pushing and hitting between the the hosts.

Sex

Some dances feature sensual moves; many dancers wear skin-revealing costumes (bare male chests, extremely short skirts). Also mild sexual innuendo, as well as some discussion about J-Lo and Anthony's highly publicized relationship.

Language

Occasional swear words ("f--k" and "s--t" ) are bleeped, with mouths blurred.

Consumerism

American Airlines tickets are handed out. GMC utility vehicles are occasionally visible. The series is a promotional vehicle for the hosts' Las Vegas show.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

References to drinking beer and getting drunk. One contestant briefly discusses how drugs affected his childhood.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Q'Viva is a reality competition in which singers J-Lo and Marc Anthony audition artists from across Latin America to star in a Las Vegas show. There are some skin-revealing costumes and suggestive dance moves. Occasional profanity ("s--t," "f--k") is bleeped, with mouths blurred. Some of the featured acts perform dangerous stunts that shouldn't be imitated at home. Logos for American Airlines and GMC are sometimes visible. Overall, Q'Viva sends a positive message about Latin America and its culture.

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What's the story?

In reality competition series Q' VIVA! THE CHOSEN, Latino superstars Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony travel to 21 Latin American countries to find undiscovered talent. Their goal? To put together the ultimate live show in Las Vegas. After reviewing online submissions, J-Lo and Anthony travel to big cities, small towns, remote villages, and jungles to meet singers, dancers, musicians, and folks with unique street talents whom they believe have the potential to represent their country while showing the passion, strength, and sensuality that reflects the trademarks of Latin American culture. Sometimes joining them is the show's co-producer and choreographer Jamie King. During their travels, they get the chance to learn more about the life stories of the people they're auditioning. Those who impress them the most receive airline tickets to Los Angeles, where they must continue to develop their talent and showmanship while competing for a spot in a show that could launch them into stardom.

Is it any good?

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The series, which is simultaneously being aired on Fox and Univision in English and Spanish, sends a strong and positive message about the importance of showing Latin American talent to the world. It's also full of the same excitement and drama that we've come to expect from a competition show, thanks to both great performances and disappointing rejections. Adding to the entertainment is the banter between J-Lo and Anthony, who appear (at least on camera) to be close friends and business partners, despite the well-publicized end of their marriage.

From Brazilian capoeta (fight dances that evolved from the times of slavery) and Puerto Rican conga drum playing to Colombian swing salsa, viewers will enjoy the wide variety of performances that are featured here. They also have the chance to learn more about Latin America and the art forms that define each country's history and culture. Most importantly, audiences will have a chance to see representatives from this region of the world in a positive and beautiful light.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Latin America. What are some of the similarities between Latin American cultures? Differences? What kinds of stereotypes exist about people from this region of the world? How does the media perpetuate and/or dispel these generalizations?

  • How can someone determine whether or not someone else has talent? Is talent enough for someone to be successful in the entertainment industry? Why or why not? Do you think the ability to be successful in this industry varies from country to country?

TV details

Cast:Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony
Networks:Fox, Univision
Genre:Reality TV
Topics:Arts and dance
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:Streaming

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Parent Written byMediaCareful March 10, 2012
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I am impressed, I expected it to be about Jlo only.

I think this show is about culture. Performers give themselves in their performances. It showcases how some people live and struggle in Latin America. It's good cultural experience.

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