The only problem, it doesn’t air this side of the border. I’m talking about Mexico’s version of The Voice – appropriately titled La Voz México – and until today, I didn’t even know this show existed. Now, ya no me aguanto las ganas that one of the major US Spanish-language networks will pick up this show so we can all watch it together. If you’re thinking “wait, a reality show Juan – seriously?!” Hold on a minute, hear me out. Last season the coaches were Lucero, Espinoza Paz, Aleks Syntek and Alejandro Sanz. All artists whose music I enjoy! This second new season, rumor has it, the new coaches will be Paulina Rubio, Jenni Rivera, Miguel Bose and Juanes.
I like all of these artists! The premise of the show is pretty much the same as the US’s The Voice with Christina Aguilera – the judges pick a group of hopeful singers to coach and compete against one another for the ultimate title of La Voz México. The winning musical talent earns a recording contract and other prizes, but for me, the best part of the show is watching the interaction between the coaches and their teams, as well as with one another.
Ya sé… it’s a copy, but it sounds and looks like something very refreshing compared to all the pointless drama of Nuestra Belleza Latina. Check out the first episode from last season (there’s a performance in there from all of the coaches together):
Univision, Telemundo… let’s make this happen!