NBC & Telemundo Begin Nationwide Casting for Kids' Version of THE VOICE

NBC & Telemundo Begin Nationwide Casting for Kids' Version of THE VOICE

Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, today announced the kick-off of the nationwide castings for the new reality singing competition "La Voz Kids" to take place around the country. "La Voz Kids" is slated to air in the spring on the Telemundo network.

Following the enormous success of "The Voice" around the world, Telemundo Media brings for the first time to the U.S. "The Voice Kids" featuring young kids between seven and 14 years of age as contestants. "The Voice Kids" starts with the thrilling blind auditions followed by the battle rounds and the live shows. The country's best young vocalists will try to impress three of the country's soon-to-be-announced top recording artists featured as coaches. "La Voz Kids" will give Telemundo's audience the opportunity to witness how the stars of the future are discovered and developed by expert celebrity coaches. The winner of "La Voz Kids" will receive a recording contract with Universal Music and a scholarship.

All interested kids between the ages of 7-14 years old who would like to participate can apply and register at www.lavozkids.com, call 1-855-VOZ-KIDS (1-855-869-5437) or send an email to castings@lavozkids.com. The "La Voz Kids" castings will take place during the month of January in the following cities:

Miami, FL: 1/5-6
Houston, TX: 1/12-13
San Juan, Puerto Rico: 1/12-13
Los Angeles, CA: 1/19-20
Dallas, TX: 1/19-20
Chicago, IL: 1/26-27
San Antonio, TX: 1/26-27
New York, NY: 2/2-3
Phoenix, AZ: 2/2-3

"La Voz Kids" is a presentation of Talpa Media USA Inc. The show is created by John de Mol, who will executive-produce along with Stijn Bakkers and Katrina Fernandez.

Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo's multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 14 owned stations and its broadcast and cable affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for young Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo's original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, http://www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.