12:48 pm - Friday December 15, 2017

Eddy Valenzuela presents his first solo record duringthe elevnth concert of La Academia Kids‏



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.


La Academia Kids, pequeñas grandes voces que buscan el éxito,
todos los domingos a las 7:00 pm/ 6:00 pm C, por Azteca America

 During the eleventh concert last night, Eddy Valenzuela, winner of the first season of La Academia Kids, introduced “Corre Muy Deprisa,” the first single from his début solo album.  Joined by the contestants of the current second season of La Academia Kids, he performed the cover song “Amor Primero” from his new album.Opening the concert with a surge of energy, the multi-faceted Sarah (from Banning, California) proved once again that she is one of the students whose abilities have grown the most during the competition by singing “Cinco Minutos.”  Her performance garnered the praise of the judges, particularly Lola Cortés, who thanked the student from the U.S. for giving her all on stage week after week.

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.

La Academia Kids, young great voices looking for success,
Sundays at 7:00 pm / 6:00 pm C on Azteca America.



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