Photo: Olga Tañon
Singing star Olga Tañon has signed on as school director and judge for Telemundo’s new reality music competition, “Yo Soy El Artista” (I’m The Artist), the network said.
The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter told Efe she is “happy and very proud” to be part of the show, which premieres next month.
Contestants will be evaluated on their singing, dancing and “star quality” over the course of 13 weeks.
“To be director of a school is a great responsibility,” Tañon said, adding that she is ready to be tough with the contestants to help them reach their potential.
Besides running the school where the contestants will live together, the multiple Grammy winner will be part of the four-person jury that ultimately selects “el artista.”
“Without a doubt, Olga Tañon is ideal to not only be a judge but also the School Director” Maria Lopez-Alvarez, Telemundo’s senior vice president of Reality Programming, said in a statement, praising the superstar’s “tenacity, stage presence and discipline.”