Angélica, representing the state of California, surprised everyone with her performance of the song “Así No Te Amará Jamás.”
Students facing elimination now face off in an acoustic battle to try to remain in the competition.
José Fernando, representing the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, is eliminated from the competition.
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Once again, Alexis (from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) surprised everyone during the gala with a rendition of the Michael Jackson classic “Man in the Mirror.” The judges awarded the Tijuana representative three green buttons due to the complexity of the song.
Sofía (from Cuautlancingo, Puebla, Mexico) faced a small problem during her performance of “Volverte a Amar,” but still was congratulated by the judges, who spared her from having to face elimination.
José Fernando (from Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico) sang “La Quiero a Morir” in three different musical styles: as a ballad, a rumba, and salsa. It was a big challenge for the boy from Tamaulipas. The judges pointed out his visible insecurity and the fear he displayed on-stage, sentencing José Fernando to face elimination.
Anthon (from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico), one of the participants whose changing style in his performances have made him stand out, sang “Tantita Pena.” Although he was praised by judges Lola Cortés, Alicia Villarreal, and Víctor González, they nonetheless gave him red buttons and sent him to face elimination.
Other contestants who were at risk of being eliminated included Giovas (from Mexico City, Mexico) and Yuawi (from Sierra Alta, Jalisco, Mexico), both of whom faced problems during their performances, including pronunciation mistakes and singing off-key.
Nicole’s powerful voice and performing abilities were once again on display as she sang Ariana Grande’s song “Break Free.” One of the most accomplished students in the second season of La Academia Kids, her high-energy performance elicited a thunderous response from the audience.
After singing “Va Todo al Ganador,” Karla (from Amatitlán, Guatemala) received her first red button from Lola Cortés, who felt that her polished voice could not overcome Karla’s other performance shortcomings. She was spared from facing elimination by Alicia Villarreal and Víctor García.
The highlight of the night came when another student from the United States, Angélica (from Los Ángeles, California), sang “Así No Te Amará Jamás,” bringing the audience and the judges to their feet. The judges commended the perseverance, discipline, and passion she brings to the stage week after week. After her great performance, the judges challenged Angélica to perform an operatic version of “Granada” made famous by soprano Angela Gheoghiu. It is one of the most difficult challenges ever given on La Academia Kids.
Anthon, Yuawi, Giovas, and José Fernando, the students facing elimination, all performed acoustic numbers in an attempt to remain in the competition. These acoustic performances will now be how contestants facing elimination in this second season will prove themselves through the semifinal. Based on these four performances, the judges determined that the student to leave the competition would be José Fernando.
It is worth noting that Jacob, representing the Mexican state of Sinaloa, left the La Academia Kids house for personal reasons just hours before the start of the eleventh concert, disqualifying himself from the competition.
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