'Pequeños Gigantes' 2018 Univision: Galilea Montijo Excited To Return As Host, Casting Dates Revealed

'Pequeños Gigantes' Returns With Galilea Montijo As Host
Galilea Montijo returns to host the talent show looking for the next kid superstar. Univision

A new season of "Pequeños Gigantes" will return in 2018 on Univision and Galilea Montijo is back as the main host. The Mexican television presenter originated the role and had been the face of thw reality show since its inception. "I am very excited of returning to a new season of 'Pequeños Gigantes' as it's been a project that I've been on from the beginning," she told us about returning to the show. "We can't wait to enjoy the talent that the kids will give us and hope that family's at home enjoy it."

Auditions for the talent competition start on Saturday, December 16 in New York. "I am happy to invite all of those parents with extraordinary talented kids to the auditions in New York at the Hotel Sheraton Times Squared," she added. "If your child has the talent to dance, sing, act, we are looking for the new 'Pequeños Gigantes.'"

“Pequeños Gigantes,” which will premiere in Spring 2018. Aspiring young entertainers (children ages 4 to 13) will have the opportunity to be selected to display their talents for an audience of millions on the next edition of Univision’s children talent competition, to be produced in Mexico.

“Peque ñ os Gigantes” will test the kids’ artistic aptitude and ability to work together, assuming responsibilities beyond their years. Exceptional dancers, singers, musicians and entertainers across other disciplines will battle it out to become the next “Little Giants.”

Renowned actress and TV host Galilea Montijo will guide an all-new cast of amazingly talented young performers with her characteristic enthusiasm and love for kids. The competition judges will be revealed in 2018.

Show producers are looking for children between the ages of 4 and 13 with exceptional talent in singing, dancing, acting, modeling, hosting, or any other special talent among the entertainment fields. To audition, participants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States and speak fluent Spanish, among other requirements.

This season’s auditions get underway on Saturday, December 16, 2017, in New York, and will continue in Puerto Rico and Miami in 2018, according to the following schedule:

Saturday, December 16, 2017
New York, NY
Hotel Sheraton Times Square
811 7th Ave.
New York, NY
Time: 8:00 a.m. local time

Saturday, January 13, 2018
San Juan, PR
Hotel Sheraton San Juan
200 Convention Blvd.
San Juan, PR
Time: 8:00 a.m. local time

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Miami, FL
Univision Studios
9405 NW 41st St.
Miami, FL
Time: 8:00 a.m. local time

For more information about the auditions, including detailed requirements and to download application materials, visit the “Pequeños Gigantes” web page at PequenosGigantesUnivision.com.

Those aspiring to be contestants may also send an audition video to pequenosgigantes2018@gmail.com by 11:59 p.m., ET on January 21, 2018.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.