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    Telemundo's 'La Voz' Hands Latino Kids The Mic NBC's singing competition The Voice dominated the ratings game coach citadel outlets this spring and last fall. Now, the Spanish kids' version has become the top rated show for NBC's sister network, Telemundo. competing for a scholarship and a recording contract. Some of coach purse outlet store online the contestants still have baby fat or braces on their teeth. And some, like Cuban American Paola Guanche, have precocious voices that you wouldn't usually hear in an 11 year old. On La Voz Kids, pint size contestants sing everything from Puerto Rican salsa to norteo ballads to American R in both English and Spanish. No one seems more surprised coach wristlet outlet price by the show's success than Daniel Cubillo, vice president of Telemundo's nonscripted shows. "In the very beginning I thought that it could be a mistake," he says. Still, he admits he had doubts about Telemundo creating a children's show. "I was afraid about the kids' version because it's so different, it's so pure," Cubillo says. "Kids are providing us with some elements that we couldn't get in the adult version, for sure." That includes endearing scenes in which cute, small children burst into tears when they're eliminated and get hugs and kisses from their tearful coaches onstage. Host Daisy Fuentes says the children have big dreams. "They're not joking around," she says. "They want the success. They want the fame and they want the recognition. And most of them will tell you it's to help their family." The field of contestants gets whittled down every week and the kids are coached by three celebrity judges, including Mexican pop diva Paulina Rubio, who began as a child performer. "I started at 7," Rubio says. "I got a recording deal, so no [one more] than me can understand them and their fears and their coach outlet camarillo family's doubts. It is a lot of pressure." Rubio notes that the show works with a team of psychologists to help the children. "The whole project is taking care [of] these little souls," she says. More From The Media For Kids And Teens Series: Code Switch As Demographics Shift, Kids' Books Stay Stubbornly White After losing a battle round on coach usa outlet a recent show, 7 year old Christopher Vega thanked his coach, Roberto Tapia. He removed the rosary beads around his neck and gave them to Tapia as a gift, then asked his coach for a blessing and a little good luck kick in the behind a Latin American showbiz tradition. And other major English language networks may soon be knocking off the knockoff to boost their ratings with singing kids, too. coach handbags outlet stores
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