Telemundo’s La Voz Kids Shines A Light On Pint-Sized Talent

June 18, 2016

Since 2014, La Voz Kids has showcased amazing talent between the ages of 8 and 14—and this season has been no different! We spoke to three coaches, Daddy Yankee, Natalia Jimenez, Pedro Fernandez and co-host Jorge Bernal about how this season has unfolded and what viewers can still expect. Don’t miss any of the action and make sure to set your DVR for Sundays at 8/7c on Telemundo for La Voz Kids

 

Daddy Yankee

What initially drew you to the project?

It was a new challenge! I’m used to being on the road 24/7, and being in a studio with kids is challenging. You need to be a coach, and be able to inspire them to help them succeed.

What’s been the most rewarding part of working on the show?

When I look into the kids’ eyes and see their desire to win and succeed in music, their passion. It brings me amazing energy that I can then go back into the studio with.

What are you most excited for viewers to see throughout the season?

Working with Natalia, Pedro, Jorgito, Patty “es divertido!” It’s great when you have amazing team work. The viewers can definitely tell how much fun we’re having on set.

In your opinion, what are the stand out traits of a true star?

They need to have the complete package. Their voice need to connect with the audience. You can have the greatest voice, but if you don’t connect you won’t go far.

 

Natalia Jimenez

What initially drew you to the project?

What drew me to this amazing project was the fact that I never had the opportunity to work with kids before. I thought this experience would add something very special to my career—working with kids and sharing my knowledge with them has been priceless to me.

What’s been the most rewarding part of working on the show?

The most rewarding part of working on the show is definitely watching the kids get better and better with every little piece of advice we give them. They are very excited and grateful to be working with us and you can see it in their faces! It’s beautiful.

Who inspired you when you were a kid?

My inspiration when I was a kid was Janis Joplin. Not because of her lifestyle, but because of the rawness in her voice and how she would approach blues and rock in her unique way. She was the true reason why I started singing. When I was around 12, I also discovered other powerful female voices (Jefferson Airplane, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald) and I fell in love with them, admiring both their talent as performers and as music pioneers.

What are you most excited for viewers to see throughout the season?

I’m excited for them to see the amazing and beautiful voices the kids have, as well as their personalities and their special stories. These kids come from very different backgrounds, and it’s very interesting to see how music helped them or their families in some way or another. It’s very emotional! Also, the audience will enjoy Pedro, Yankee and I fighting for their voices—it’s just so much fun! There’s really good chemistry between us.

In your opinion, what are the stand out traits of a true star?

Many things. Nowadays a good voice can unfortunately be recreated in a studio, and a lack of talent can be covered by spectacular productions and costumes. True talent today may not live on the billboard charts. I think that a true star needs to have charisma, personality, a distinctive voice, and ultimately, good songs that will stand the test of time.

 

Pedro Fernandez

What initially drew you to the project?

Initially I was a attracted to the idea of La Voz Kids because it gave me the opportunity to work with kids, and help them so they can get better.

What’s been the most rewarding part of working on the show?

It’s definitely been working with the kids, getting to know their talent, and the satisfaction of knowing that these kids know about my music and my career.

What are you most excited for viewers to see throughout the season?

They are going to really enjoy the battles and the preparation of each kid before each battle!

In your opinion, what are the stand out traits of a true star?

Voice, charisma, and their development on stage.

 

Jorge Bernal

What initially drew you to the project?

I have always loved working and interacting with kids.  In school I would volunteer and participate in child advancement programs. When I heard that we were doing a show that showcases kids talents and motivates them to strive further to achieve their dreams, I just jumped at the opportunity.

What’s been the most rewarding part of working on the show?  

Seeing the kids smile and glow as they arrive, and realize that they are finally one step closer to singing in front of a live studio audience, in front of three superstar coaches, and for millions of people in the U.S.

Who inspired you when you were a kid?

My father. A man who to this day always puts his family first, and works every single day tirelessly in order to provide for them. He showed me what perseverance is, the importance of respect, and how to never let anyone tell you something can’t be done.

What are you most excited for viewers to see throughout the season?  

Seeing the kids evolve on stage, and how the coaches will do everything and anything to have them on their teams.  The kids have become more selective when it comes to choosing what team to go with, and seeing the coaches try and win them over is quite amusing.

In your opinion, what are the stand out traits of a true star?  

Having outstanding talent, knowing how to use it, and not abusing the rewards that come with that gift.

 

Don’t miss any of the action and make sure to set your DVR for Sundays at 8/7c on Telemundo for La Voz Kids

 

Powered by WordPress.com VIP