11-Year-Old Jonael Santiago
of Team Natalia Won Singing Competition
Season finale ranks #1 among spanish language
broadcast networks delivering over 2.2 million total viewers
MIAMI – June 9, 2015 – International singer Natalia Jimenez takes home trophy as winning coach on Telemundo’s third season of “La Voz Kids”. 11-Year-Old Jonael Santiago of Team Natalia won this edition of the signing competition.
Natalia claims yet another achievement in her career and reconfirms the success that this year has awarded her with. “Creo En Mi”, her most recent album, has delivered great accomplishments and recognitions including an ASCAP award for the hit song “Creo En Mi” and also a Latin Billboard award as 2015 Female artist of the year.
“Creo en Mi”, which debuted at #1 in Puerto Rico and # 2 in Billboard’s Latin Albums chart, features tracks with a variety of influences ranging from rock and pop to electronica. The success of the first two singles – the title track and “Quédate Con Ella” – have made Natalia Jiménez one of the most listened-to artists in Latin America, Mexico and the United States.
During the grand finale of “La Voz Kids”, #TeamNatalia’s Jonael Santiago was named the winner of the third season of the popular singing competition. Hosts Daisy Fuentes and Jorge Bernal announced the 11 year-old Miami-based boy from Puerto Rico as the winner, in a much anticipated finale that featured performances by “La Voz Kids” Coach Pedro Fernandez, International music star Marc Anthony with Gente de Zona and Mexican super star Lucero. Selected by the audience vote, Jonael receives a recording contract from Universal Music Group and a cash prize from AT&T consisting of $50,000 to pursue his dreams and continue his education, plus a $10,000 cash price from Chrysler.
“He’s an amazing package,” Jimenez expressed after the win. “He can dance, he can sing, he can act. I wanted him to sing something he can move with. He’s really good at singing ballads, but the most impressive thing is seeing him dance and sing at the same time.”
The Spanish singer continues with her busy agenda and travels tomorrow to New York City where she is set to perform a private engagement for popular radio station Amor 93.1FM. Natalia’s next stop includes Mexico and Latin America; returning then to the US to kick off her “Creo En Mi Tour” in the fall.