BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Estrella Media, Inc., one of the nation’s leading Hispanic media companies, announced today that its EstrellaTV network has crowned Omar “Rude Boy” Fuentes as the winner of its hit show Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento.
On Wednesday, August 5, EstrellaTV held the grand finale of its #1 talent search show Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento, and announced the final audience voting results, which gave the ultimate victory of a $100,000 cash prize to 23-year-old Rude Boy, a Honduran native living in Dallas, Texas. The show, which was taped at the network’s Estrella Studios in Burbank, was a celebration of Latin music, where 13 finalists battled for the opportunity to launch a music career and take home the coveted cash prize.
Fuentes, who goes by the stage name of “Rude Boy,” impressed the judges and the audience week after week, performing his own original lyrics in a Latin Urban style. His deep lyrical prowess and rapping technique catapulted him to the finale, establishing him as a front runner and fan favorite with the viewing audience and the celebrity judges. On Wednesday night, “Rude Boy” garnered the majority of votes and took home the winning title for the show’s 22nd season. Prior to joining the competition, Fuentes was a landscaper in Dallas, Texas, where he lives with his expecting wife and son.
The two-hour grand finale featured musical performances by the show’s own celebrity judges, Chiquis and Ana Barbara, as well as guest performances by some of Regional Mexican music’s top brass, including Edwin Caz and the show’s host and heartthrob, Luis Coronel. Filled with excitement and anticipation, Season 22 of Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento came to a final wrap after briefly going on hiatus due to the ongoing health crisis. The show’s production was altered and underwent a set redesign to adhere to new safety and sanitary protocols, keeping the set closed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the show’s staff, celebrity judges and contestants.
This season, Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento also enlisted the help of celebrity guest judges Lupillo Rivera, Carolina Ross, Edwin Caz and El Escorpión Dorado to sit on the judges’ panel and give their feedback to contestants throughout the season. The show’s regular judges include Pepe Garza, a leading radio programmer, composer, music producer and tastemaker in Regional Mexican music, recording artists Ana Barbara and Chiquis, and TV and radio personality Don Cheto, of Estrella Media’s nationally syndicated Don Cheto Radio Network.
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento holds auditions for thousands of contestants across the country in search of America’s next big Hispanic superstar. The judges and millions of viewers make one talented person’s dreams come true with a $100,000 grand prize, along with the career-launching support of EstrellaTV. Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento continues to be the longest running talent competition program in Spanish-language television in the U.S.
About Estrella Media, Inc.
Estrella Media, Inc. is a leading vertically integrated, multi-platform, Spanish-language media company operating across top U.S. Hispanic markets. Estrella Media is one of the largest U.S. producers of Spanish-language television content, producing over 2,500 hours annually of original news and entertainment programming at the Estrella Studios in Burbank, CA, which is broadcast nationally on the company's EstrellaTV Network. Its programming catalog, consisting of over 7,500 hours of original Spanish-language entertainment programming, is one of the largest libraries of content produced for the U.S. Hispanic marketplace. Additionally, Estrella Media is one of the most prolific developers and producers of Spanish-language radio talent and programming. The company's Don Cheto Radio Network features one of the nation's most popular radio talents. Estrella Media’s highly rated television and radio programming is distributed through its owned and operated television and radio stations, affiliated stations, and related digital media properties. To learn more about Estrella Media and see company updates, please visit www.estrellamedia.com.