Antena 3


Bertín Osborne



Se busca una estrella

Sixteen children, aged between 7 and 13, took part in five programmes which, with the title ‘Se busca una estrella’, Gestmusic produced in spring 2002 for Antena 3 Televisión. The aim of the programme was to choose the best from among the sixteen young singers and reward them with the prize of the launch of their musical career. The winner thus achieved the release of their first record with original songs.

The selection of the singers was made from the Menudas estrellas programmes, but the most important innovations were: the contestants did not impersonate artists, that the programme was shown live and that instead of a jury it was the viewers who decided who was the best by means of SMS messages and a 906 call-up line.

Bertín Osborne, a specialist in musical shows and more accustomed than anyone to working with children, presented these five programmes that were shown live on Friday evenings in prime time. Eight of the children performed in the first programme and the remaining eight on the second one, thus starting the voting procedures, which was opened at the end of the programme and closed the Thursday before the broadcast of the next show. The topics sung were by singers of a vastly differing style: Shakira, Paulina Rubio, Rocío Jurado, Manolo García, Malú, Mariah Carey or Luis Miguel.

The audience voted for their favourites so that the contestants were eliminated as the programme progressed: in the third show 10 performed, in the fourth six and in the grand final the four most popular singers competed for the prize. This time the voting lines were opened at the beginning of the show, in which each contestant sang two songs: one new one and another that they had previously sung. The winner was Elena Ribera, a girl aged 9 from Zaragoza, who won the acclaimed prize: the release of a record onto the market. It was not the only record released, however, since another was recorded featuring all sixteen contestants.


Show Channel Season Share Average share
Se busca una estrella Antena 3 2002 2.308.000 17,60 %
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