Zayra Alvarez: Rock Star?

Puerto Rican singer/songwriter competes in televised reality show, beginning July 5

By Jos? Rodriguez
Published on LatinoLA: July 2, 2006

Zayra Alvarez: Rock Star?

Once again, Puerto Rico will undoubtedly leave its mark on the world of international music. This time around by way of the voice, the energy and the unselfish giving of a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, Zayra Alvarez, who will bring all her talent to the second season of ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA, where she will compete to the highly sought after position of lead vocalist of SUPERNOVA,a new band formed by drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Cr?e) with bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica) and guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses).

Last year, a Canadian, J.D. Fortune, was chosen as the new lead vocalist of the band INXS. As to no surprise, this year massive auditions were held where thousands of singers from around the world were heard. From the beginning Zayra impressed the judges, and was said to be one of the favorites. She has carried her energy throughout the competition, but now only 15 finalists remain, including Zayra Alvarez.

The prominent singer/songwriter known for her hits, ?Cada Momento? (Every Moment) and ?Hoy? (Today), is the only representative from the Hispanic community on the show. Zayra, an artist from the label Brando Records has been on tour for the past year throughout the United States and Puerto Rico wowing her audience with her powerful voice and interpretative quality like none other, yet leaving in her wake sensitivity and soul by way of the 11 songs she composed for her first CD release, ?Ruleta?.

It is important to note that the show will count on the audiences and viewers vote to carry over your favorite contestant. Therefore, this is why it is necessary for the Hispanic community to join Zayra in the process to convert her into the next ROCKSTAR.

After the winning singer is selected on the ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA finale in September, the band will record an original album, to be co-written and produced by Butch Walker (hit songwriter/producer for Avril Lavigne and Pink). The album will then be released in the fall before the band embarks on a world tour starting in early 2007.

ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA will air two weekly broadcasts, beginning with a special premiere on Wednesday, July 5 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT), followed by another special broadcast on Thursday, July 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) before moving to its regularly scheduled Tuesday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time periods the following week.

For more information please visit http://rockstar.msn.com and http://www.zayraalvarez.com

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