A Favorita - Sertanejo is one in a series of various-artists soundtrack albums released in conjunction with the popular Brazilian telenovela A Favorita. Each volume in the series has a different musical style, in this case sertanejo (i.e., Brazilian country music). Most sertanejo acts are duos comprised of brothers. The featured artists on A Favorita - Sertanejo are among the style's most popular acts. They include Victor & Leo, Chitãozinho & Xororó, Bruno & Marrone, and Rud & Robson, among others. Not only are the artists among sertanejo's most popular acts, the compiled songs are generally recent hit singles, for instance Victor & Leo's "Tem Que Ser Você" and Chitãozinho & Xororó's "Sinônimos." A Favorita is an award-winning telenovela that made its debut on June 2, 2008, and aired six times a week for an hour each night until its conclusion on January 16, 2009. It was among Brazil's top-rated shows. The popularity of the show was such, it spawned a series of soundtrack albums that were released on Som Livre. Besides the A Favorita - Sertanejo, there are three other volumes: A Favorita - Nacional (comprised of Brazilian popular music), A Favorita - Internacional (comprised of international popular music), and A Favorita - Instrumental (comprised of incidental music from the telenovela itself).
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier