Jane the Virgin actress Greice Santo has created a music reality series with surprise concerts for those who deserve it most.
Spanish reality series Serenata de las Estrellas – which translates to Serenade of the Stars – offers community members unique pop-up concert experiences from the biggest names in Latin music.
Performances include Grammy winners Chiquis, Los Lobos and Ozomatli and rap star Snow Tha Product. The film will premiere on The Roku Channel in the US and Mexico on October 13.
Santo came up with the idea to start the show after surprising her friend Giuliana Feltscher, wife of LA Galaxy soccer star Rolf Feltscher, with a performance by Italian singer Tony Renis after Giuliana’s father died of Covid.
DailyMail.com first revealed the sweet video in 2020, which went viral and inspired Santo to create Serenata de las Estrellas.
Jane the Virgin actress Greice Santo has created a music reality series with surprise concerts for those who deserve it most
In one episode, singer Chiquis surprises a mother and daughter with the Mariachi Divas for a serenade
In the video, Giuliana broke down in tears as Renis sang his famous ballad “Quando Quando Quando” after losing her 63-year-old father to the coronavirus after battling the disease in a coma for three months in an Italian hospital. .
The father and daughter were very close, and one of her fondest memories was of him singing the classic 1962 Italian standard “Quando Quando Quando” to her as a little girl.
Well into her sixties, the old don still sang the pop song to Giuliana and taught it to her own daughter Kim.
Santo came up with the idea to start the show after surprising her friend Giuliana Feltscher, wife of LA Galaxy football star Rolf Feltscher, with a performance by Italian singer Tony Renis after Giuliana’s father died of Covid
So when Giuliana’s husband, defenseman Rolf Feltscher, discovered he had a mutual friend with the Italian legendary singer, he planned a surprise appearance for his wife.
Feltscher took her and their daughter to a recording studio in Los Angeles and told them he was helping record a cover of a Michael Jackson song.
But when the mother and daughter entered the studio, they were greeted by Giuliana’s musical hero, who called in via video link from Rome, Italy.
“Hi Giuly, I’m Tony Renis from Roma, Italy,” the pop star said.
‘I heard all about you and your beautiful father Mimmo from your husband Rolf. I also heard that you recently lost him due to the terrible coronavirus. I’m so sorry, Giuly, I’m really sorry.
“I heard your father Mimmo singing my song Quando Quando Quando since you were a little child.”
The surprise, caught on camera by Feltscher’s friend, overwhelmed the LA Galaxy player’s wife, who gasped and began to cry.
‘I also heard that he would also sing it to your daughter Kim. I’m so proud to hear about that,” Renis said.
“Giuly, I have prepared something very, very special for you, which you can keep for your future as a memory of your beautiful father Mimmo. I’m very proud to do that.
“Giuly, I love you so much, and I want to say to you: tell me when you will be mine?” the old crooner started singing. ‘Tell me Quando Quando Quando? Tell me, when will you be mine? Tell me Quando Quando Giuly.”
In a video exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, Giuliana can be seen breaking down in tears as Renis sang her his famous ballad ‘Quando Quando Quando’.
Legendary award-winning music producer and composer Tony Renis gave a surprise serenade to the wife of LA Galaxy football star Rolf Feltscher
For Serenata de las Estrellas, these pop-up concerts take place at taquerias and church fundraisers in Los Angeles and Miami.
According to Deadlinein the first episode, a church warden gets a surprise performance by the band Los Lobos.
In another, singer Chiquis surprises a mother and daughter with the Mariachi Divas for a serenade.
Deadline reports that Roku’s chief content officer David Eilenberg has been a longtime champion of the series since DailyMail.com reported the Feltscher surprise.
Santo, a singer, actress and activist who started the Glam with Greice initiative to inspire battered women with free makeovers, serves as executive producer.
Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, Jared Morell and Jordan Barrow for Den of Thieves serve as executive producers and Gil Lopez as EP and showrunner.
The series is hosted by actress and TV host Julissa Bermudez.