Jonael Santiago Wins the Third Season of TELEMUNDO’s “La Voz Kids”

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After 13 weeks of intense competition, TELEMUNDO’s “La Voz Kids” (The
Voice Kids) came to an end tonight, when hosts Daisy Fuentes and Jorge
Bernal announced 11-year-old Jonael Santiago of #TeamNatalia, as the
winner of the third season. The Puerto Rican-born singer, who currently
resides in Miami, Florida, won $50,000 cash prize presented by AT&T to
pursue his dreams and continue his education, plus a recording contract
from Universal Music Group for the production of a single and music
video, in addition to $10,000 from Chrysler. The two top finalists, who
also received $10,000 from Chrysler, were Franser Pasos of Daddy
Yankee’s team and Shanty Zumaya of Pedro Fernandez’ team. Jersen Ruiz of
Team Yankee, Alberto Castro of Team Natalia and Milenia Perez of Team
Pedro, were eliminated after the announcement of each of the three top
finalists.


Tonight’s spectacular gala began with a musical opening by the six
finalists singing Victor Manuelle’s hit, “Que Suenen Los
Tambores.” Before revealing the audience votes, the finalists made their
last music performance, including Franser with Michael
Jackson’s “P.Y.T.,” Jersen with Hector Lavoe’s “El Cantante,” Alberto
with Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance,” Jonael with Bruno Mars’
“Treasure,” Milenia with Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” and Shanty with
Jenni Rivera’s “Sobre Vivire” (I Will Survive). The Finale, televised
from Universal Orlando Resort, also included remarkable performances by
international music stars Gente de Zona featuring Marc Anthony, with
their latest hit “La Gozadera,” Lucero introducing a new version of
“Quien Como Tu” and Coach Pedro Fernandez with his new single, “Si
Tuviera que Decirlo.”

From the start of the Blind Auditions, where the three Coaches Daddy
Yankee, Natalia Jimenez and Pedro Fernandez turned their chairs, to the
moment the winner was revealed, Jonael Santiago proved that he is a
music star. Jonael, who joined #TeamNatalia, takes acting and singing
lessons at a local community theater in Miami, and learned piano and
guitar by ear and through instructions found online. He was born in
Arecibo, Puerto Rico and currently lives with his mother Xiomara and
three sisters in Miami since they relocated from the island two years
ago.

Contacts

Telemundo
Gerardo Oyola, 305-889-7598
gerardo.oyola@nbcuni.com

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