The highly anticipated return of the Got Talent format to Spanish airwaves kicked off on 15 June, when network Telecinco put out its first casting call in its search for Spain’s most talented and stand-out performers – whether singers, dancers, magicians, acrobats or comedians.

The news marks the triumphant return of the format, which has been absent from Spanish screens for six years. The new series has a brand new home on Telecinco and a brand new name – Got Talent España.

The Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit format, created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, will be produced by FremantleMedia España. There are currently 68 versions of the show around the world, with tape sales reaching 186 territories. To date over 270 series of Got Talent have been made since the franchise began, reaching a global audience of over 500 million.