Nicky Jam Guest Stars In YouTube’s Best.Cover.Ever; Will Choose Favorite ‘El Amante’ Rendition

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Nicky Jam guest stars in YouTube's reality show "Best.Cover.Ever" where he will choose the best rendition of his song "El Amante." Get a sneak peek here! Getty

There’s a new reality show in town! Best.Cover.Ever is an innovative talent competition series presented by Grammy-winning artist Ludacris and produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America. The series will premiere exclusively on YouTube on November 20 and will have as stars participating Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys, Flo Rida, Nicky Jam, DNCE and Bebe Rexha.

Best.Cover.Ever. will give emerging musicians from all over the world the opportunity to achieve international fame. Throughout the series, a new music superstar will challenge the participating musicians to perform a version of one of their favorite songs. Musicians can play the song in their own distinctive style as they strive for top prize: the opportunity to perform with the musical superstar a duet that will premiere on YouTube.

For Nicky Jam’s turn, the chosen song was “El Amante,” and fans all over the world sent in their renditions. The Puerto Rican reggaeton star had a lot of covers to choose from, from punk to a Mexican regional version, with some ballad renditions in-between and others that stuck to the original arrangement. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the selections that Nicky Jam will have to go over carefully, to select the big winner that will perform with him.

The viewers will witness each part of the planning and the process behind the cameras, and will see how this unique special music event is put together.

YouTube is one of the best platforms to discover new music and new artists from around the world. Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly, Pentatonix, Andra Day, Alessia Cara, to name a few, have been discovered through their music videos on YouTube, many of them covers. Best.Cover.Ever. is designed to discover the new generation of great artists, only on YouTube.

The series is exclusively sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. brands, which include Acuvue, Aveeno, Listerine, Neutrogena and OGX. Best.Cover.Ever. is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, Endemol Shine North America and Columbia Records. In addition to Seacrest and Ludacris, Rob Smith (ESNA), Georgie Hurford-Jones (ESNA), Marilyn Wilson, Teri Kennedy (RSP), Brian Nolan (CR) and Lee Stimmel (CR) will also serve as executive producers.

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Maria G. Valdez

Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.