El Gran Show ("The Amazing Show") is a dance reality 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 fifteen, 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 eight (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.

Cast timeline

Color key:

Cast member Seasons
2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017
1 2 K 1 2 K 1 S 1 2 K 1 2 K 1 2 K 1 2 3
Gisela Valcárcel
Cristian Rivero
Óscar López Arias
Paco Bazán
Gachi Rivero
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
Tilsa Lozano

Series overview

Season Number of Duration dates Partners in the finals
Couples Weeks First place Second place Third place
1 11 13 May 15 – August 7 Gisela Ponce de León & Rayder Vásquez Jesús Neyra & Cindy Tello Maricarmen Marín & Diego Alza
2 12 12 August 14 – October 30 Belén Estévez & Gian Frank Navarro Karen Dejo & Edward Mávila Miguel Rebosio & Fabianne Hayashida
Kings 8 7 November 6 – December 18 Miguel Rebosio & Fabianne Hayashida Belén Estévez & Gian Frank Navarro Gisela Ponce de León & Rayder Vásquez
1 8 11 March 14 – July 23 Raúl Zuazo & Dayana Calla Leslie Shaw & Kevin Ubillus Vanessa Terkes & Andy Sandoval
2 12 13 August 6 – October 29 Jesús Neyra & Lucero Clavijo Belén Estévez & Waldir Felipa Maricielo Effio & Elí Vela
Kings 7 7 November 5 – December 17 Belén Estévez & Waldir Felipa Maricielo Effio & Elí Vela Jesús Neyra & Lucero Clavijo
1 13 13 August 25 – November 17 Jhoany Vegas & Pedro Ibáñez Denisse Dibós & Eduardo Pastrana Macs Cayo & Diana Follegati
Special 8 6 November 24 – December 29 Karen Dejo & Oreykel Hidalgo Micheille Soifer & Christian Navarro Alexis Grullón & Stephanie Palacios
1 12 13 May 18 – August 10 Emilia Drago & Sergio Lois Víctor Hugo Dávila & Lindathay Valero Claudia Portocarrero & Joel Velázquez
2 12 12 August 17 – November 2 Gino Pesaressi & Jacqueline Alfaro Sheyla Rojas & Emanuel Colombo Carolina Cano & Eduardo Pastrana
Kings 6 7 November 9 – December 21 Carolina Cano & Eduardo Pastrana Gino Pesaressi & Jacqueline Alfaro Emilia Drago & Sergio Lois
1 12 11 March 16 – August 1 Melissa Loza & Sergio Álvarez Franco Cabrera & Pierina Neira Brenda Carvalho & Irving Figueroa
2 12 13 August 8 – October 31 Ismael La Rosa & Michelle Vallejos Erick Elera & Andrea Huapaya Milena Zárate & Anselmo Pedraza
Kings 8 7 November 7 – December 19 Yahaira Plasencia & George Neyra Brenda Carvalho & Pedro Ibáñez María Grazia Gamarra & Sergio Álvarez
1 12 11 April 30 – July 23 Milett Figueroa & Patricio Quiñones Fiorella Cayo & Jimy García Christian Domínguez & Isabel Acevedo
2 10 12 July 30 – October 22 Rosángela Espinoza & Lucas Piro Leslie Shaw & Oreykel Hidalgo Melissa Paredes & Sergio Álvarez
Kings 8 8 October 29 – December 17 Rosángela Espinoza & Lucas Piro Thiago Cunha & Thati Lira Fiorella Cayo & Jimy García
1 10 9 April 1 – June 3 Diana Sánchez & Maylor Pérez Christian Domínguez & Isabel Acevedo Andrea Luna & Marlon Pérez
2 10 11 June 10 – September 26 Brenda Carvalho & Kevin Ubillus Lucas Piro & Maru Piró Belén Estévez & Waldir Felipa
3 9 7 September 2 – October 14 Anahí de Cárdenas & George Neyra Vania Bludau & Oreykel Hidalgo César Távara ̩& Alexa Montoya
Kings 8 7 October 21 – December 9 Brenda Carvalho & Pedro Ibáñez Diana Sánchez & Sergio Álvarez Karen Dejo & Oreykel Hidalgo

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 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.


Highest-scoring celebrities

The scores presented below represent the best overall accumulative average scores the celebrities gained each series.



Lowest-scoring celebrities

The scores presented below represent the worst overall accumulative average score the celebrities gained each season.



Judges' scores

Highest and lowest scoring performances by dance

See also



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