LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Codigo 04, a four-piece teenage (16 and 17 years old) Regional Mexican group from San Francisco (Fairfield) CA, is the grand prize winner in season 25 of EstrellaTV’s flagship talent competition series Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento. Codigo 04 was voted the winner out of the 12 finalists by the audience and judges, winning the $100,000 grand prize in the two-hour season finale, which aired tonight.
Performing “Chiquita Bonita” by El Lobito de Sinaloa in the final, Codigo 04 wowed the judges and fans with their first-generation approach to Regional music, focusing on performing classic Mexican songs that are better known by their parents’ generation then their own. Representing the first generation of Mexican American families, Jose Leon (17) Andres Castillo (16), Aaron Flores (16) and Leonel Rubio (17), Codigo 04, became a fan favorite for their distinct twist on the classics driving fan votes as well as the judges’ scores. Following the group’s win, singer Leonel Rubio said, “We’re without words right now, we’re really excited to see what comes next.”
In an emotional final elimination ceremony, fans saw the final 12 be reduced to three, with singer Frida Guzman placing third, Los Pelillos de Culiacan, a comedy duo from Tijuana, MX placing second. The finale featured live performances by season 24 winners Viririana Sandoval and Ashley Acosta singing “Como lo Hice Yo” together for the first time. Also performing in the finale were judge and GRAMMY-Award singer Ana Bárbara singing her new single “Mala Racha,” Regional Mexican singer/songwriter Virlán García singing “Hibrido” and “Hoy Voy a Olvidarte,” Season 25 judge and award-winning Regional Mexican singer El Fantasma singing “Soy Bien Amigo,” Hijos De Barrón singing “Y Si Se Quiere Ir,” and musical group Fuerza Regida singing “Descansando.”
The season 25 finalists were:
- Israel Segovia / 31 / Brownsville, TX / Singer
- Alejandro Rivera / 24 / Patterson, CA / Singer
- Adrian Mendez y Los De La Perla / Los Angeles, CA / Group
- Acuarela Jimenez / 13 / Dallas, TX / Singer
- Diego Raya / 31 / Molline, IL / Rap
- Los Compas de Guadalupe / Santa Maria, CA / Group
- Luisito Fernandez / 15 / Santa Cruz, Honduras / Singer
- Codigo 04 / 16-17 / San Francisco, CA / Group
- Zamira Garfias / 24 / Brownsville, TX / Singer
- Los Pelillos de Culiacan / Puebla, MX / Comedians
- La Kultura / Mexicali BC, MX / Group
- Frida Guzman / 16 / Los Angeles, CA / Singer
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento is the longest-running talent competition series in U.S. Spanish-language television, produced in EstrellaTV's Burbank, CA studios. The series just received the “Legacy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television, TV Program or Series” at the Hispanic TV Summit produced by Broadcasting+Cable, Multichannel News, and NextTV. Season 25 saw a record number of submissions, with thousands of contestants auditioning in person and virtually for the series from across the U.S. and Mexico. The series showcases talent, including musical artists and vocal groups, dancers, magicians, comedians, and even axe throwers, all in the quest to be named the best new Latin entertainment star.
Season 25 judges were Regional Mexican superstar El Fantasma, influential GRAMMY Award-winning artist Ana Bárbara, legendary producer and Estrella Media radio programmer Pepe Garza, and Estrella Media national radio host Don Cheto. In addition, chart-topping and award-winning Regional Mexican artist Luis Coronel was the series host. Christy Garza from Estrella Media's La Raza radio station in Houston served as the show’s DJ.
About Estrella Media, Inc.
Estrella Media is a leading Spanish-language media company and one of the largest U.S. producers of Spanish-language video and audio content for multiplatform distribution worldwide, with a library of over 20,000 hours of original video content.
Estrella Media's content studio feeds all its digital and linear media platforms, including EstrellaTV, its national broadcast television network that is seen in over 40 million U.S. households on 17 owned or operated stations and over 30 affiliated stations, as well as through cable and satellite providers and digital streaming platforms; Estrella News, the first 24/7 Spanish-language multiplatform digital news network in the U.S.; and Estrella Games, the first 24/7 curated Spanish-language game show channel in the U.S. In 2021, Estrella Media's digital content surpassed one billion viewership minutes.
Estrella Media owns and operates 16 radio stations and the Don Cheto Radio Network, airing on affiliated stations throughout the U.S., featuring one of the nation's most popular radio talents, Don Cheto. Estrella Media also produces large-scale music festivals, concerts, and special events throughout the U.S.
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