The first La Voz Kids has its winner, Paola Guanche, as it was announced last night on Telemundo.
The 13-week reality singing competition similar to NBC’s The Voice included a red carpet presentation with the finalists, hosts, judges and performers just before the grand finale show started. The red carpet included interviews from select media.
The finale started with six finalists – Sean Oliu, Hugo Ramos, Alondra, Paola Guanche, Alanis Gonzalez, and Alan Ponce Duarte – which were narrowed down to the last three from last weekend’s votes, leaving the latter three going into the final round of the competition where the audience voted for the winner. In between the eliminations, Ricky Martin, Ana Barbara and judge Prince Royce performed.
It was twelve-year-old Cuban Paola Guanche from Team Royce who won the prestigious Universal Music contract and a scholarship. Paola who lives in Florida sang beautifully “I Will Always Love You” leaving the audience and the three judges amazed. Prince Royce couldn’t manage to give his opinion but finally stated, “Paola is exceptionally talented and she has impressed us all. She demonstrated excellence in all musical genres during the competition. She clearly represents what La Voz Kids is all about and I’m proud to be her coach. All of the kids proved themselves to be winners. I loved working with all and I have tremendous respect for them, especially for Team Royce.”
Paola finished off her winning La Voz Kids’ first season by singing Celia Cruz’ classic “Quimbara.”
–Courtesy of Examiner.com