Shakira on the The Voice Battle Rounds
Shakira Picks the Wrong Singer on 'The Voice'
By Jesus Trivino | 04/23/2013 - 10:29

The Voice’s battle rounds continued to boost morale and kill egos last night on NBC. Team Shakira pitted Monique Abbadie against Luke Edgemon with Lady Gaga’s “You And I” as the weapon of choice. Before the singers hit the stage, Abbadie said, “I want to be a Latin pop star like Shakira.”


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Monique Abbadie performs during blind auditions on The Voice
Shakira Picks Former 'Sabado Gigante' Child Star on 'The Voice'
By Jesus Trivino | 04/02/2013 - 10:14

Last night The Voice featured one of the most Latino moments on network TV ever. Let us explain. Cuban American singer, Monique Abbadie, a former child performer on Sabado Gigante (yes, that Sabado Gigante) sang Shakira’s “Loca.” Abbadie’s rendition of Shak’s song was, on some notes, better than the original. The result: all four judges hit their buttons. The young singer squealed out an “Ay Dios mio!” Shakira’s fellow judges knew which team Abbadie, who as a pre-teen had taken a picture with Shakira after one of her concerts, was going to pick.


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