Miami, FL – Legendary entertainer and 17-time Grammy Winner Tony Bennett will become the first non-Latino celebrity personality to star in a primetime broadcast special on the Univision television network. Set to air on Sunday, December 9th at 10 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. Central), Feliz Navidad Con Los Nuestros… Tony Bennett y Sus Amigos is a unique mix of live performances and filmed vignettes related to Bennett’s newly released CD, Viva Duets– which features the singer performing his greatest hits with today’s top Latin music artists.
This groundbreaking television special will be hosted by Univision’s Giselle Blondet, and will include in studio performances and segments with Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernandez, Thalía, Juan Luis Guerra, Chayanne & more of today’s leading Latin music figures.
Bennett classic hits like I Wanna Be Around and I Left My Heart In San Francisco, will be featured as well as two new duet performances with music luminaries Shaila Durcal and Armando Manzanero.
Viva Duets recently debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, giving Bennett his third consecutive top five album during his ‘80’s (including the multi-platinum Duets and Duets II releases). Hailed by press as “a sublime & jovial meeting of cultures… a bilingual beauty and musical masterpiece,” Viva Duets also hit #1 on iTunes charts in the U.S. and several Latin-American countries – including Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and El Salvador.
“It has been a heartwarming journey to meet and record with all the artists from the Latin music world,” Bennet said. “I have been overwhelmed by their generous spirit and musicality. I am truly honored to have been welcomed into this community of artists.”