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LOS ANGELES, CA – June 5, 2013 – MundoFox announced that
beloved Mexican television personality and industry veteran,
Anda, will host “El Factor X,” slated to premiere on the network for
the first time on Spanish-language television in the U.S. this summer. The
new singing competition highlights Poncho de Anda’s much anticipated return
to broadcast television, marking another milestone in his distinctive
career as one of Hispanic television’s most popular hosts.
“We know fans will share in our excitement as they welcome the return of the great Poncho de Anda into their homes,” said Suzette Millo, Vice President of Content Strategy for MundoFox. “Poncho will surely put his heart and soul into our efforts to help find the next young Latin music star, as well as making this an unforgettable experience for the young people competing to win ‘El Factor X’.”
De Anda, who started his career in radio as a host and producer in his native Mexico, is best known to U.S. audiences as host to several popular Spanish-language television programs. He co-hosted the live morning show, “Despierta América” and the reality show “Dale Con Ganas” from the creator of “The Biggest Loser.” He also served as co-host for Emilio Estefan’s reality show “Nuevas Voces de América;” the morning newscast “Hoy En El Mundo” and the morning variety show "Cada Dia.” De Anda has also presented several special events, including the Billboard Latin Music Awards Red Carpet Show and the Miss Universe Pageant.
Throughout his 12-year television career in the U.S., de Anda has interviewed some of the biggest celebrities in the entertainment industry including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Antonio Banderas, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Robert De Niro, and Metallica, among others.
"I could not have found a better project than ‘El Factor X’ on MundoFox to make my comeback to the television screen,” said de Anda. “I am very grateful for this amazing opportunity and excited to be part of the team that will discover, support, and nurture the talent of young Latinos. I can’t wait to get out there and start meeting some of them.”
De Anda will join previously announced judges: award-winning Latin recording artists Belinda and Chino & Nacho, and Mexican television and music icon Angélica María.
Poncho and the four judges will travel to top cities in the U.S.
searching for undiscovered talent from 8 to 15 years old, who can compete as
solo artists or vocal groups. Open auditions for the series will also take
place across the country, attracting young aspiring hopefuls looking to make
their dream of becoming the next big singing sensation come true. The highly
anticipated judges rounds will kick off in Los Angeles this Saturday, June
8, and will be followed by visits to New York City (June 22) and Miami (June
For more information about auditions, please visit www.mundofox.com/elfactorx or call 1-855-353-2286.