via press release:
18 CONTENTANTS OF TELEMUNDO’S HIT MUSICAL COMPETITION “LA VOZ KIDS”COMPETED FACE-TO-FACE DURING LAST NIGHT’S FIRST BATTLE ROUNDS
Coaches Prince Royce, Roberto Tapia and Natalia Jimenez Selected the First Six Kids Going to the Finals of the Most Watched Sunday Night Reality Show in U.S. Hispanic Television
MIAMI – April 28 2014 – During last night’s first “Battle Round” of Telemundo’s hit musical competition “La Voz Kids” brought 18 kids face-to-face competing for the opportunity to be one of six voices selected to continue to the final phase. Guest mentors and music stars Yandel, Diana Reyes and Kany García joined celebrity Coaches Prince Royce, Roberto Tapia and Natalia Jimenez to help prepare the first group of participants for the confrontation of their lives.
During the feared battle, each Coach had three members of his own team compete against each other by performing the same song together. After each encounter, the Coaches had to make the difficult decision of choosing which of the three kids would advance to the finals of the competition. After an intense and emotional night, where all the kids shined on stage, these were the teams and its winners:
- Competed: Sachielly Mercado, Karina Tirado and Dorothy Milary
Winner: DOROTHY MILARY, 13 years old, from Caguas, Puerto Rico
- Competed: Yarel Padilla, Jon Rivera and Angely Rabsatt
Winner: ANGELY RABSATT, 14 years old, from the Bronx, New York (origin: Puerto Rico/ Dominican Republic)
- Competed: Jacob Anderson, Jonathan Pagan and Diego Revilla
Winner: DIEGO REVILLA, 14 years old, from Maputo, Mozambique (origin: Nicaraguan/Peruvian)
- Competed: Julio Yáñez, Génesis Paz and Jackelyn Barrera
Winner: JACKELYN BARRERA, 14 years old, from Roma, Texas (origin: Mexico)
- Competed: Luis García, Danielle Rubio and Samantha Tiscareno
Winner: SAMANTHA TISCARENO, 11 years old, from Rancho Santa Fe, California (origin: Mexico)
- Competed: Isaac Jiménez-Hernández, Jeyshangelise García and Patricia Rosario
Winner: PATRICIA ROSARIO, 14 years old, from Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
The “Battle Rounds” of Telemundo’s “La Voz Kids” continue next Sunday, May 4, at 8pm/7c when 18 more kids will compete and six of them will be selected to continue to the Final Phase. After the three “Battle Rounds,” a total of 18 kids will face each other off in a spectacular individual competition. During this phase, Coaches and viewers will vote to keep the best kids in the competition leading to the grand finale.
After their presentation during the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Il Volo, the Italian operatic pop trio, consisting of tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, and baritone Gianluca Ginoble, came to “Suelta La Sopa Extra” (10pm/9c) to talk about the beginning of their career when they met during a music competition. Joining them, were the talented young singers of “La Voz Kids,” Jonathan Pagan (#TeamTapia), Sachielly Mercado (#TeamRoyce) and Luis Garcia (#TeamNatalia), who shared their experiences after the conclusion of last night’s first Battle Rounds. Actor Erik Hayser of Telemundo’s series “Camelia La Texana,” joined the after-show hosts, Jorge Bernal and Penelope Menchaca.