In the second season of X Factor (2012), a 15-year-old Cuban girl appeared on the audition. Passing this talent search program led to him joining the youth group Fifth Harmony and, by the way, to start shaping a musical career.
He continued for four years in the group and in 2016 announced his retirement to pursue a career as a soloist, from which he achieved successes such as HavanaAnd the miss (with Shawn Mendes) or my favorite person (with Alejandro Sanz). Nearly 10 years of experience gives him a guarantee to sit now Fitness Trainer in The Voice chair and became the second Latina (after Shakira), on the jury of this American reality show.
This year Camila is engaged to Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and John Legend. This Voice is already in its 22nd season in the US and in Colombia it can be seen on Universal+.
How did you join this reality show?
“I came off a singing competition show, X Factor, which is very similar, and I was honored and excited to look into it. Fitness Trainer on The Voice, but I also thought about it because I know it’s a huge responsibility. This show changed my life and these shows that give people the opportunity have the power to make dreams come true and change lives. It is not a light responsibility. I decided to accept because I thought I had a lot to contribute.”
What most prompts her to press the button and flip the chair?
“There may be someone who is technically excellent and that makes you touch the button, others who look like uncut diamonds, but they have something magical, and others who choose Coverage And interpreting it in an unexpected, unique and different way, letting me know that this person is an artist, a creative person, with an original perspective. It could be different things, but it has to be something different and new, and that’s what makes me touch that button.
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What happens behind the scenes with your teammates, with Gwen Stefani, with Blake Shelton or John Legend?
“It’s what you see on TV multiplied by 10, no editing, no filters, we laugh a lot, after lunch, which is sometimes 5:00 pm, it’s tequila time and the party starts, one not seen live on international TV.”
If you were a contestant today, what song would you audition for for The Voice?
“It’s going to be a classic ’80s song, but with a different version. The good trick is if you have a very female voice, very loud, you have to sing a voice that was originally performed by a man, ensuring that your version will be different. The song that comes to mind now will be cool cold by Juan Luis Guerra.
How did you see Latina participation this year in the competition?
“It was exciting, for example, when I heard the young Rena Ray (of Mexican descent) who sang in Spanish and then said that she was 13 years old, and she saw a lot of Latin acting like her this season, even people who sing in English. Orlando is Another Cuban who sings country, really represents a lot of Latino and Latino immigrants.I put myself in Fitness Trainer And I’m there to make the artists who I feel represented and feel are the best versions of themselves. Let’s see what happens, I offer suggestions and if it is inspired by a Latin idea, we will do it.”
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