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Univision’s New Reality Show Is a Family Affair

Parents, Kids Compete in Sunday Sing-Off ‘Me Pongo de Pie’ 5/21/2015 12:00 PM Eastern
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Univision’s newest Sunday-evening offering, the Televisa-supplied 'Me Pongo de Pie,' pits parent-and-child singing duos against one another in a twist on a familiar theme.

If you’re tired of watching child singers compete on Sunday nights, Univision has a new twist for you: Kids and their parents challenging other family duos for the crown.

 

Me Pongo de Pie, the Televisa-supplied reality show produced by Ruben and Santiago Galindo, debuted on Univision at 8 p.m. on May 3.

 

Three judges — soloist and former Mecano singer Ana Torroja, best-selling pop star Cristian Castro and regional Mexican singer Espinoza Paz — will evaluate their performances with the help of a 100-member panel that will award points to the singers. Judges may veto the tallies.

 

The show, set to air for 10 weeks, started with 12 couples. Contestants with the fewest points will be sentenced or eliminated each week.

 

Serving as captains for the parent-child teams are six musicians who have enjoyed strong careers on the Mexican pop charts: Paty Cantú, Ha-Ash, Pee Wee, Río Roma, Noel Schajris and María León.

 

Galilea Montijo, host of the Televisa/Univision reality program Va Por Ti, co-hosts Me Pongo de Pie with Televisa Deportes host Vanessa Huppenkothen, a recent participant in the musical competition Bailando por un Sueño.

 

Me Pongo de Pie seeks to be an interactive viewing experience for those tuning to Univision. Fans can join the conversation on Twitter via @Univision as well as comment along with others on Facebook.com/Univision and Instagram @Univision using the hashtag #MePongodePie.

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