This week on "Q'Viva: The Chosen!" (Sat. 8 p.m. ET on Fox), viewers were treated to the final auditions on the road, as well as the beginnings of the next phase of the competition in Los Angeles. When Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez regrouped after completing their tours through Latin America, they discovered they'd passed out tickets to more than 200 performers.
They were proud and excited to have found so much great talent out there to represent the Latin culture, but now the hard part would begin: Whittling down that number to a manageable figure for a Las Vegas revue. While they didn't get through this round this past weekend, the pair did manage to cut some acts that weren't ready, while finding some that moved them.
Puerto Rican cuatro player Cristian Nieves -- the cuatro is the national instrument of Puerto Rico -- moved Lopez to tears. "I felt the Puerto Rican core of our family, you know?" she said to Anthony after he finished playing.
"You see how that makes you feel? That's just, it's undeniable," Anthony said. "That's sort of what I want to capture for every country. 'Cause if people hear this who haven't seen their country, and they hear that instrument or that rhythm [it will] just take them there."
It was a perfect summation of the mission statement behind "Q'Viva: The Chosen!" While the show may not be finding the American audience that they would like, it's an undeniable hit across Latin America, so it will at least share the varied Latin experience with that audience.
Find out who makes the cut as "Q'Viva: The Chosen!" continues Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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