Ex-Menudo band member Monti Montanez has been working extremely hard on his upcoming kick-ass solo debut showcase where industry insiders have been tipping him as being "the next Ricky Martin".  

I've been fortunate enough to hear a little bit of the latin hearthrob's new tunes and from what I can tell – I would say that accolade was in perfect order.  Monti recently put together a little video of his showcase rehearsal and from the looks of it, it's all shaping up quite nicely.  

It's high time we had a new Ricky and Enrique anyways and the timing is just right for this rising young star…enjoy the video and make sure to remember Monti Montanez's name dear readers, you'll be seeing a lot more of him in the future…