El Gran Show

El Gran Show
Genre Reality competition
Based on Bailando por un Sueño
Strictly Come Dancing
Dancing with the Stars
Presented by
  • Morella Petrozzi
  • Pachi Valle Riestra
  • Michelle Alexander
  • Carlos Cacho
  • Alfredo Di Natale
  • Max Suffrau
  • Phillip Butters
  • Rosanna Lignarolo
  • Alexis Grullón
  • Stuart Bishop
  • Carlos Alcántara
Narrated by Aldo Díaz
Country of origin Peru
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of seasons 16
No. of episodes 157
Executive producer(s) Percy Bozzetta Soldevilla
Location(s) Santa Beatriz, Lima, Perú
Pachacámac, Lima, Perú
Running time 150 minutes
Production company(s) GV Producciones S.A.C
Original network America Television
Original release May 15, 2010 (2010-05-15) – present
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El Gran Show ("The Amazing Show") is a dance reality show show airing since 2010 on América Televisión in Perú. The show is the Peruvian version of the Mexican television series Bailando por un sueño. The show is hosted by Gisela Valcárcel, alongside Miguel Arce, who became co-host in season sixteen. Cristian Rivero was co-host in seasons one through five, Óscar López Arias co-hosted seasons seven through eight, Paco Bazán in seasons nine through fourteen and Jaime "Choca" Mandros in seasons fiveteen, and Miguel Arce beginning with the sixteen season. Every season, celebrities and amateur dancers (Dreamers) are paired up. Celebrities have included actors/actresses, models, singers, athletes, teen heartthrobs, television hosts, and comedians. The format is similar to Bailando por un sueño and El Show De Los Sueños: 11 participants called "Dreamers" star in a dance competition in which the winner will realize a dream that becomes public knowledge, either to resolve a personal problem or to help someone else. The program focuses on social assistance that can be provided to talented people who have no economic means to achieve certain goals. The tool that these dreamers have to overcome adversity is their talent for dancing. Eleven couples (dreamer and hero) compete over 10 weekly galas, in which the couple who received the fewest telephone votes from viewers is eliminated. At the final gala, two couples compete to determine who will win the long-awaited fulfilment of their dream.



Gisela Valcárcel has been the host since the program's premiere in 2010. In season one through five, her co-host was Cristian Rivero. The season six, no did have co-host. Óscar López Arias was co-host for seasons seven through egiht (2012), who was then replaced by Paco Bazán from seasons nine through fourteen (2013–15). In the 2016' season, Jaime "Choca" Mandros (who had participated in the season nine) was co-host in season fifteen and Miguel Arce in season sixteen.

Judging panel

The regular judges are Morella Petrozzi and Pachi Valle Riestra, both are judges in all seasons, and Carlos Cacho who entered the eight season to present. They were also members of the judging panel, but shorter periods: Carlos Alcántara (winner of the first season of Bailando por un Sueño), Stuart Bishop, Alexis Grullón (who later would participate in the show), Rosanna Lignarolo, Phillip Butters, Max Suffrau, Alfredo Di Natale and Michelle Alexander. Other celebrities, most often those who are associated with the world of dancing, music, acting or TV, and past contestants have appeared as a judge or in absence of one of the main judges, including Marco Zunino, Vania Masías, Johanna San Miguel, Abel Talamantez, Federico Salazar, Fiorella Rodríguez and Bettina Oneto. In the 2016 the format change, each week was a guest judge, who give couples 1 or 2 points more, even they could refuse to just granting it.

Color key:

Cast member Seasons
2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Gisela Valcárcel
Cristian Rivero
Óscar López Arias
Paco Bazán
Jaime "Choca" Mandros
Miguel Arce
Morella Petrozzi
Pachi Valle Riestra
Carlos Alcántara
Stuart Bishop
Alexis Grullón
Carlos Cacho
Rosanna Lignarolo
Phillip Butters
Max Suffrau
Alfredo Di Natale
Michelle Alexander

Series overview

Season No. of
No. of
Partners in the finals
Winner Second place Third place
1) Season 1 (2010) 11 13 May 15 – Aug 7 Gisela Ponce de León & Rayder Vásquez Jesús Neyra & Cindy Tello Maricarmen Marín & Diego Alza
2) Season 2 (2010) 12 12 Aug 14 – Oct 30 Belén Estévez & Gian Frank Navarro Karen Dejo & Edward Mávila Miguel Rebosio & Fabianne Hayashida
3) The Kings (2010) 8 7 Nov 6 – Dec 18 Miguel Rebosio & Fabianne Hayashida Belén Estévez & Gian Frank Navarro Gisela Ponce de León & Rayder Vásquez
4) Season 1 (2011) 8 11 Mar 14 – Jul 23 Raúl Zuazo & Dayana Calla Leslie Shaw & Kevin Ubillus Vanessa Terkes & Andy Sandoval
5) Season 2 (2011) 12 13 Aug 6 – Oct 29 Jesús Neyra & Lucero Clavijo Belén Estévez & Waldir Felipa Maricielo Effio & Elí Vela
6) The Kings (2011) 7 7 Nov 5 – Dec 17 Belén Estévez & Waldir Felipa Maricielo Effio & Elí Vela Jesús Neyra & Lucero Clavijo
7) Season 1 (2012) 13 13 Aug 25 – Nov 17 Jhoany Vegas & Pedro Ibáñez Denisse Dibós & Eduardo Pastrana Macs Cayo & Diana Follegati
8) Special Edition (2012) 8 6 Nov 24 – Dec 29 Karen Dejo & Oreykel Hidalgo Micheille Soifer & Christian Navarro Alexis Grullón & Stephanie Palacios
9) Season 1 (2013) 12 13 May 18 – Aug 10 Emilia Drago & Sergio Lois Víctor Hugo Dávila & Lindathay Valero Claudia Portocarrero & Joel Velázquez
10) Season 2 (2013) 12 12 Aug 17 – Nov 2 Gino Pesaressi & Jacqueline Alfaro Sheyla Rojas & Emanuel Colombo Carolina Cano & Eduardo Pastrana
11) The Kings (2013) 6 7 Nov 9 – Dec 21 Carolina Cano & Eduardo Pastrana Gino Pesaressi & Jacqueline Alfaro Emilia Drago & Sergio Lois
12) Season 1 (2015) 12 11 Mar 16 – Aug 1 Melissa Loza & Sergio Álvarez Franco Cabrera & Pierina Neira Brenda Carvalho & Irving Figueroa
13) Season 2 (2015) 12 13 Aug 8 – Oct 31 Ismael La Rosa & Michelle Vallejos Erick Elera & Andrea Huapaya Milena Zárate & Anselmo Pedraza
14) The Kings (2015) 8 7 Nov 7 – Dec 19 Yahaira Plasencia & George Neyra Brenda Carvalho & Pedro Ibáñez María Grazia Gamarra & Sergio Álvarez
15) Season 1 (2016) 12 11 Apr 30 – Jul 23 Milett Figueroa & Patricio Quiñones Fiorella Cayo & Jimy García Christian Dominguez & Isabel Acevedo
16) Season 2 (2016) 10 12 Jul 30 – Oct 22 Rosángela Espinoza & Lucas Piró Leslie Shaw & Oreykel Hidalgo Melissa Paredes & Sergio Álvarez
17) The Kings (2016) 8 TBA Oct 29 – Present TBA TBA TBA

Scoring and voting procedure


The first season of the Peruvian reality show “El Gran Show” was dedicated only to dance. Eleven couples, consisting of a celebrity (called a "hero") and an amateur dancer (called a "dreamer") would dance each week, and all couples would dance the same style of dance. At the end of the show, Gisela revealed who was the winning couple of the week and the bottom two couples with the lowest scores who would go into judgment.

Scoring and the secret score

Each judge gives a 1 to 10 score, for a total score of 4 to 40. One of the scores are not shown in the same airing, it will be revealed in the end of the show with intent that couples can not add or predict final scores and keep tensions and expectations until the time of "The Case"

The Case

The bottom two couples are automatically in risk of being eliminated. The audience members have the entire week (Saturday to Saturday) to vote for their favorite couple. The sentenced couples must induce people to vote for them. On Saturday the bottom two couples are sent to duel.


The bottom two couples must dance a different dance style than all the non-sentenced couples with professional dancers. While the show is airing, the represented cities of the couples are connected live to the show, to illustrate the support of the family and sometimes of the mayor. At the end of the show, before the Judgment, Gisela reveals the percentages of the two couples. The couple with lowest percentage is eliminated and their score is void.

Faith Balls

The use of "Faith Balls" was introduced in the sixth gala of the first season, but was also used in the second season of "El Show de Los Sueños". Before Gisela revealed the percentages of the bottom two couples, a big glass cup with eight secret balls inside was brought onstage. Six balls have the El Gran Show's logo and two have an "X". Both couples choose one ball. If the chosen ball has the El Gran Show’s logo, Gisela cancels the percentage and the two couples are automatically safe. But if they choose the "X", Gisela must read the results and one couple is eliminated.

General information



Number of perfect scores


See also


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