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Watch This Kid Sing ‘Adiós Amor’ To His Amiguita In Front Of The Entire Class

We most often see serenatas during prom and Valentine’s Day season, but this six-year-old randomly asked his teacher if he could sing for his friend in front of their entire class and his performance is the I-want-to-squeeze-your-cheeks-until-your-eyeballs-pop-out type of cute.

The six-year-old sang his heart out and his love interest didn’t know what to do with herself.

The after school program director, Oscar, tells mitú that he was walking his class to the gym when one of his students asked him if he could sing a song for his friend in front of the entire class. The girl you see covering her face with a pink sweater in the video is the special someone who Oscar’s student decided to serenade. The girl was very shy, but Oscar’s student received standing ovations from the entire class at the end of his romantic performance.

And this isn’t the first time Oscar’s students sing the romantic ballad, “Adiós Amor.”

Oscar told mitú that he makes an effort to play Latino music for his students. He hopes that this reminds them to “always embrace their culture” and to be proud of their identities.


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A Latina Studying Abroad In Rome Sang An Opera During The COVID-19 Lockdown And Neighbors Cheered

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A Latina Studying Abroad In Rome Sang An Opera During The COVID-19 Lockdown And Neighbors Cheered

Italy is one of the hardest-hit countries in the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 17, more than 2,100 people have died in Italy because of COVID-19. The country is on lockdown to prevent the virus from spreading any further. One Latina from Laguna Beach, California brightened the day for her neighbors by singing some opera from her balcony.

Lauren Lugo is a California resident currently studying abroad in Rome.

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The Latina from Laguna Beach is following the dream of so many people of living and studying abroad. She is a student at The American University of Rome, according to her Instagram posts. Italy has been the center of news for the novel coronavirus because of the exponential growth of confirmed cases and deaths from the virus. Currently, Italy has experienced the second-highest number of deaths from COVID-19 behind China.

Recently, the woman shared a video on Instagram of her singing “O Mio Babbino Caro.”

Italy is grappling with an aggressive scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more than 27,000 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the European country and everything is on lockdown to stop the virus from spreading. Italy has the second-oldest population in the world, second to Japan. The elderly are the most susceptible to the worst of the virus.

Her performance brought a moment of happiness to her neighbors who are dealing with the lockdown. Countries and cities around the world are systematically shutting down to prevent this virus from spreading. However, moments like this give people some hope for the future.

This is the second video from Italy of singing that brought peace and joy to a neighborhood.

The neighborhood located in Siena, Italy joined together to sing “Canto Della Verbena.” The video gave people hope that there might be a way to move forward in this scary and troubling time of self-isolation and quarantine.

People on social media are loving Lugo’s intimate performance.

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It was one of the biggest highlights of the COVID-19 outbreak showing the strength of the human spirit. It is also a testament to the importance of art in the time of chaos.

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‘The Voice’ Judges Lost Their Minds For This Latino’s Performance Of ‘Preciosa’

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‘The Voice’ Judges Lost Their Minds For This Latino’s Performance Of ‘Preciosa’

“Actually, what I was singing about was Puerto Rico.”

Johnny Bliss got a highly coveted four-chair spin from “The Voice” judges with a Spanish-language song. If you aren’t familiar with the show, contestants go through a first round called Blind Auditions. The performer sings while the judges, Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton, have their backs to them and when they like the singer, they push a button and their chair spins around. From there, the judges interested in the singer have to convince the singer to choose them as their coach. Bliss got all four of the judges to spin their chairs. However, Clarkson was blocked by Levine and Bliss definitely wanted Clarkson as his coach. This meant he could not choose Clarkson as his coach.

Bliss told the judges about his strong connection to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, which is seen in the full episode. Bliss grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City, which is a strong Dominican neighborhood. He is half Dominican and half Puerto Rican. The choice to sing “Preciosa” by Marc Anthony was in honor of the two islands recovering after the last hurricane season that brought unprecedented destruction to the Caribbean.

Bliss also opened up to the judges about discovering himself as a gay man in the Latino community. This conversation is only available in the full episode of the show and it a very touching moment with his grandmother back stage listening. While the acceptance of the community was important, it was his grandmother’s acceptance that meant the most to him. After she accepted him, he felt free to live his authentic life.

Then, the fighting between “The Voice” judges began for this incredible Latino singer.

“I blocked Kelly. I just want you to know that the second I heard you sing I thought, ‘Okay, who’s going to stand in my way of this?’ If I could block everybody, I would have,” Levine told Bliss. “I think that you have, not only the voice that can go all the way here, but what I also believe is that there are those really rare moments where I can actually lose myself in something and feel something so incredible and overwhelming and I had one with you.”

But Keys was ready to play and pleaded her case for Bliss by first saying her name came from her Puerto Rican godmother. Then she broke out into her Spanish version of “If I Ain’t Got You“. Not only was the whole audience in awe, Bliss was visibly moved by the singing. Shelton admitted that he knew he wasn’t going to win so her started advocating for Bliss to choose Keys. Clarkson, who had been blocked by Levine told him to choose Keys. Levine was left to fight for himself and it did not work.

Bliss is a proud member of Team Alicia.

Stay tuned to “The Voice” to watch Bliss compete to be the best.

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