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12 Corazones
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Format Dating game show, pseudoscience
Presented by Penelope Menchaca
Maximiliano Palacio (2010-present)
Edward'O (2004-present)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 6
Production
Camera setup Videotape; Multi-camera
Running time 44 minutes
Production company(s) Promofilm, Inc.
Broadcast
Original channel Telemundo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run January 2005 – present
External links
Website

12 Corazones (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdose koɾaˈsones], 12 Hearts) is a Spanish-language dating game show produced in the United States for the television network Telemundo since January 2005,[1] based on its namesake Argentine TV show format[2] The show is filmed in Los Angeles and revolves around the twelve Zodiac signs that identify each contestant. The show is hosted by Penelope Menchaca and features advice from co-host Maximiliano Palacio, an Argentine former polo player turned actor,[3] and Edward'O, an astrologist; Palacio and Edward'O often appear alternately in some episodes and simultaneously in others.

In August 2009, Telemundo added English subtitles as closed captions on CC3, airing on mun2 in that format.

Show format[edit]

The show consists of 12 contestants divided into two groups (usually four males and eight females, but sometimes vice versa). Each of the contestants is identified and referred to by his/her Zodiac sign. In between segments, Maximiliano Palacio offers love and relationship advice to the contestants.

Nature of the show[edit]

As the show is aimed at women, the host is most exaggeratedly on the female contestants' side. She often mocks the men, baits them to make them look dumb, and praises the ladies when they ridicule them. The true object of this, however, is to find the most suitable man and make him appear, for if any of the male contestants are mature, they will prove so by not resorting to petty insults. They will good-naturedly take all the ridicule and try to win a 'heart' with charm instead. Most episodes commonly feature a themed format, often involving the contestants (and often, host Penelope Menchaca, as well) in costume; themes used on 12 Corazones include beach-themed episodes in which contestants appear in beachwear, and a beauty pageant-style themed episodes, among others.

First segment[edit]

After their introduction, the males interact in a mock play, or they are asked to perform a stunt, usually for their ridicule (sing a song, recite a goofy poem, etc.) Then, the host begins a roundtable of discussion on a certain subject. After this is finished, the first group is taken out of the room and the second group decide to eliminate one of their contestants.

When the contestants are introduced, the introduction includes their Zodiac sign, nationality or place of birth and their occupation. For example, this woman is a Taurus, Nicaraguan, and is currently in college studying communications.

Second segment[edit]

On the second segment, a chosen male or female from the main group is eliminated. Soon afterward, the male or female suitors are introduced (identified by their astrological sign, hometown and occupation; though this portion sometimes is not included), the host then chooses a contestant of each group to interact in a closer way, for example dancing, kissing, etc. To decide what kind of interaction will take place, the host uses some sort of game like a "roulette of kisses", or two special dice. This is followed by a second roundtable of discussion. Then, each of the male contestants eliminates a female contestant of the other group. This leaves only three contestants in the main group and five contestants on the group of suitors.

Final segment[edit]

For the final segment, the host picks a contestant of the second group who is supposed to pick their heart among the male or female contestants. The contestant chosen has the option to accept or reject. The rules of the show allow the contestant of the second group to pick their heart among the contestants from the first group who have already chosen another person from the second group (an example occurred in an episode originally broadcast on January 20, 2011, in which the same male contestant was chosen by each of the five remaining female suitors; the male contestant chose each of the females, effectively rejecting the previously chosen females in the process, also as per the rules of the show).

Instances in which a person from the first group chooses the person from the second over the person they have already chosen do occur from time to time, but less commonly in episodes in which the first group consists of four females at the start of the show.

Winner[edit]

When the couples are chosen (usually 1-3 couples) the audience votes for their favorite. The host Penelope Menchaca then calls the winner by the color chair they are sitting in. The winners get a free paid date courtesy of the show. When the winner is chosen they get to kiss again in front of the stage which concludes the program.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 12 CORAZONES - BIOGRAPHÍAS
  2. ^ The TV show format was created by Promofilm and was broadcast originally by Canal 13 of Argentina since 2003. The format was also transmitted in Venezuela by Venevisión.
  3. ^ Maximiliano Palacio To Co-Host Telemundo's '12 Corazones'

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