Latinas rule at everything we do! So, there's no wonder why there are so many of us dominating the judge's panel in singing competitions. We may have bid J.Lo farewell on American Idol, but check out these 5 Latinas who are making sure the world is filled with new talent. Which one is your favorite?
1. Singing Competition Judges: Gloria Estefan
Show: The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep
Known For: Being the ‘Queen of Latin Pop.’ The three-time Grammy-winner pioneered the crossover movement and continues to produce quality music honoring our Latin roots.
What She Brings to the Judging Table: Her compassion and wisdom. Gloria offers great advice to the contestants – we just hope they actually listen!
2. Singing Competition Judges: Demi Lovato
Show: The X-Factor
Known For: Her raspy pop vocals and hard-hitting lyrics, which made her the breakout star from Disney’s Camp Rock series. Her latest album, Unbroken, featuring hit tracks like, “Give Your Heart a Break” and “Skyscraper,” is more mature and greatly reflective of her personal growth since checking into a treatment facility for “physical and emotional issues” back in 2010.
What She Brings to the Judging Table: Demi refers to herself as a “happy judge” and she has zero tolerance for Simon Cowell’s snappy judgments.
3. Singing Competition Judges: Mariah Carey
Show: American Idol
Known For: Shining as one of the greatest singers of all time! Mariah, who has won 5 Grammys and 31 Billboard Music Awards, will be replacing Jennifer Lopez for a cool $18 million per season.
What She Brings to the Judging Table: Her passion for singing and spotting on-point vocal range.
4. Singing Competition Judges: Christina Aguilera
Show: The Voice
Known For: Having one of the best voices of our generation. Christina is a Grammy-winning powerhouse who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. No wonder she gets paid an estimated $10 million per season!
What She Brings to the Judging Table: The half-Ecuadorian singer is a true pro at coaching and helps bring out the best in her picks.
5. Singing Competition Judges: Paulina Rubio
Show: La Voz (The Voice) Mexico
Known For: Being a pop diva that has the moves, looks, and voice to back it up! She has been in the game since her teen years and has sold over 20 million records worldwide.
What She Brings to the Judging Table: We can bet that her industry knowledge and ability to speak her mind will greatly influence these aspiring artists.
6. Singing Competition Judges: Poll
Now it's your time to decide!