4:34 pm - Friday September 22, 2017

Sarah Silva: first finalist of La Academia Kids 2‏

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Sarah Silva, representing California, became the first finalist of the 2014 edition of La Academia Kids after obtaining the highest score in her evaluation, which included a medley sung in three different music styles as well as an acoustic set.  Scoring was done by the instructors as well as the panel of judges comprised of Lola Cortés, Alicia Villarreal, and Víctor García.The thirteenth concert served as the second evaluation for the student contestants and was divided into two parts.  In the first part, the contestants sang three songs each in the following styles: ballad, pop, and regional Mexican music.  The final portion of the concert had acoustic numbers performed only by those students who were not facing elimination.

The powerful voice of Karla (from Guatemala) opened the gala event with renditions of “Run to You,” “Como tu Mujer,” and “Clarity.”  She was followed byAnthon (from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico) who sang “Tú Decidiste Dejarme,” “Échame a Mí la Culpa,” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.”  Karla was given one red button for her performance, while Anthon had to face elimination after demonstrating problems with his diction and his performance of the ballad and Mexican ranchera song.

Sofía (from Cuautlancingo, Puebla, Mexico), the youngest girl in this second class of La Academia, sang “En Cambio No,” “Hasta Mañana,” and “Suerte,” earning two green buttons.

The youngest of all the contestants on La Academia Kids, Yuawi (from Sierra Alta, Jalisco, Mexico) demonstrated how much he had developed as a performer on-stage when he sang “Te Amo,” “Estos Celos,” and “Ahora te Puedes Marchar.”  Yuawi became the first participant to earn three green buttons that night.

Angélica (from Los Angeles, California) displayed her performing abilities with her renditions of “Ángel,” “Qué Bonita Es mi Tierra,” and “Grace Kelly.”  The youngster earned three green buttons and the judges’ congratulations.

Sarah (from Banning, California) was also lauded by the judges thanks to her remarkable improvement and on-stage performance, earning the highest possible score of three green buttons.  Sarah, according to Lola Cortés, is the student who has shown the most improvement among all the contestants in the second season.

The only contestant never to be given a red button this season, Alexis (from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) continued his undefeated streak after singing “Respira,” “Cómo Te Voy a Olvidar,” and “Ave María.”  The judges liked his performance very much and awarded him three green buttons.

Giovas (from Mexico City, Mexico) sang “Te Vi Venir,” “Por tu Amor,” and “Cada Beso.”  Since he was only given a single red button, Giovas made it to the next phase without having to face elimination.

Lastly, Nicole (from Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico) performed “Just Give Me a Reason,” “Abrázame Muy Fuerte,” and “Proud Mary.”  Her rendition of these three songs did not please the judges, who sentenced her to face elimination.

Both Nicole and Anthon awaited the decision from the judges, who finally decided that Anthon should leave the competition.

After Anthon’s expulsion, the remaining students presented their acoustic number.  The instructors and judges decided Sarah had performed best, making the California resident the first finalist of La Academia Kids.

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