(As a selected blogger by Telemundo and Mami Innovative Media, information presented here is from exclusive media participation in #LVKBloggers Day and opinions expressed are our own.)
— Telemundo Media PR (@TLMDMediaPR) May 31, 2014
Please excuse my Spanglish! WE know who won La Voz Kids Season Two… but you won’t find any spoilers here! We were invited by Mami Innovative Media and Telemundo to La Voz Kids Bloggers Day at Universal Orlando Resort! I was very excited to have been extended this privilege to attend… and also a bit intimidated. More on that in a sec. We don’t get to Universal Orlando Resort as we’d like to. Perhaps one day soon Central Florida Top 5 will be able to give you a behind the scenes tour? Until then, let’s chat La Voz Kids (The Voice Kids)!
In case you aren’t familiar with La Voz Kids, it’s a version of the popular NBC series, The Voice, now in its Second Season on Telemundo. The concept is the same. Three industry judges heading up three teams; recent Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Batchata headliner Prince Royce (#TeamRoyce), Ranchera/Norteño singer Roberto Tapia (#TeamTapia) and Spanish songstress Natalia Jimenez (#TeamNatalia), with a few differences; there are two hosts (suavemente TV host Jorge Bernal and MTV’s 1st Latina VJ, Daisy Fuentes) and the contestants are a bit younger. Little ones as young as 7 years can audition with the cutoff being 15 years old. Cute right?
Most likely the most noticeable difference about this version of The Voice is.. it’s in Spanish (for the most part). I know the first thing you’re going to say. “Jen. I don’t speak Spanish! How can I watch this show and understand what’s going on?” Watching tonight’s finale on Telemundo, I am reminded of having these same feelings. Would I really understand what the heck was going on? I am relieved to say… YES, I DID! Have you ever heard the phrase “Music is the universal language of mankind?” My La Voz Kids experience was a living embodiment of this quote by Longfellow… and it was A LOT OF FUN!
Still don’t believe you’ll understand? This moment from La Voz Kids’ semifinal show sealed the deal for me. Watch THIS CLIP. It’s a performance by new judge, Natalia Jimenez of her newest song called Creo En Mi (Translation: Believe In Me). She’s not one of the contestants obviously… but I DARE YOU to NOT be affected by this performance. And just wait until you see THE KIDS perform!