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.”
By Jesus Trivino | 04/16/2013 - 09:14
The battle is on! And Shakira came out on top. Last night’s The Voice featured its first batch of battle rounds, where contestants on the same teams duke it out to see who advances. The night’s best battle came by way Team Adam featuring former Michael Jackson backup singer, Judith Hill, and rocker Karina Iglesias singing James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man's Man's World.” Hill and Iglesias went toe-to-toe, high note-to-high note, and stage-swag to-stage-swag.
By Jesus Trivino | 04/15/2013 - 14:34
Mary Miranda stole viewers’ hearts last week on The Voice with her rousing rendition of Selena’s “Como La Flor.” With the The Voice’s battle rounds beginning tonight, Miranda looks forward to gaining more fans on her way to the top of competition. Here, she talks to Latina.com about her music idols, Selena and Michael Jackson, her Voice coach, Shakira, and her Cuba travel tips for Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/10/2013 - 10:51
Blind auditions are officially over on The Voice and it looks like Team Shakira may have it in the bag. The Colombian pop star picked her final 12th member on last night’s episode, but not without battling with Usher over Luke Edgemon first.
By Jesus Trivino | 04/09/2013 - 09:41
The story on The Voice last night wasn’t about Shakira (yet she was involved). The brightest performance of the night came via Havana, Cuba-born Mary Miranda. Before the teenaged Miranda took the stage she told her story—and boy was it a weeper. She came to Albuquerque from Cuba, she was teased in school and her dad lives in Barcelona. Her one reminder of him she wears -- a necklace he gave her.
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.
By Jesus Trivino | 03/27/2013 - 10:53
Night two of The Voice premiere found Shakira snagging another singer and breaking out in her native tongue, Spanish. The night’s first singer, Tawyna Reynolds, seemed poised for a spot on Team Blake but Shak stole this one from the country star.
By Jesus Trivino | 03/26/2013 - 11:18
Shakira made a respectable debut as a judge on The Voice last night on NBC. The petite Colombian superstar held her own within the boys club (Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Usher) even going as far as mimicking Usher’s flirtatious ways when vying for a singer. She was concise in her praise and quick with her comebacks.
By Amaris Castillo | 03/21/2013 - 17:03
We got the chance to chat with the lovely Adrienne Bailon recently at Orgullosa's exclusive “Skirts Only” fashion show.
Held in New York City, the event was attended by the 29-year-old singer/actress, amiga Christina Milian and other Latina celebs, and aimed to inspire Latinas to celebrate their cultural heritage.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/11/2013 - 15:55
David Bisbal is a busy man. Besides launching a national tour in the U.S. earlier this month, the Spanish singer is also a judge on La Voz, the Spanish-language version of the NBC hit singing competition, The Voice.
The 33-year-old Grammy-winning star knows firsthand the success that a reality show can grant since becoming runner up on the TVE’s Operación Triunfo. Since then, he has sold over 5 million albums throughout Europe and Latin America.