Adios to My Old Life

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Does a seventeen-year-old from Miami have what it takes to be the next big Latin superstar? And does she really want it?

As a talented singer-guitarist with a dream of going pro, Alegría Montero is getting fed up with the endless, boring parade of quinceañeras and other family party gigs. She's longing for something bigger. And Oye Mi Canto -- a new reality TV show that's searching for the next Latin superstar -- is definitely that. Ali figures she'll never make the cut, but auditioning seems like a good way to get her overprotective father to take her ambitions seriously.

To Ali's complete shock, she passes her audition. Next thing she knows, she's dealing with wardrobe fittings, cameras, reporters, vocal coaches, and websites designed by lovestruck fanboys. She's also dealing with jealousy, malice, and sabotage among the contestants, all of which has her wondering: Is it really time to shoot for the stars and try to win the whole competition, or is it time to say "Cut!" and become a normal teenager again?

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    December 06, 2007

    Unknown to her dad, Ali Montero auditions for Oye Me Canto, an American Idol-like competition for the next Latin superstar. Going up against formible talents - as well as a vicious performer who does everything she can to destroy Ali's chances at winning - Ali discovers the depths of her musical gifts, falls in love and becomes TV's newest sweetheart. Teens and adults will enjoy Ali's spunky naivete and relate to her artistic and personal integrity. There's romance, action, drama and one big whopping surprise at the end. After reading Ferrer's descriptions of Alli's performances, you'll wish there was a real Ali Montero on the music scene today.

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