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Someone Finally Made A Spanglish Version Of ‘No Scrubs’ So Latinas Can Now Tell Cornballs To Get Lost Bilingually

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In 1999, nobody wanted to be called a “scrub.” Much less did you want to be with or around anyone who could be described as a scrub. It was always a slight diss, but when R&B royalty TLC dropped their six-time platinum album “FanMail” and the world heard the instant classic “No Scrubs,” the word “scrub” went from diss to dagger. It was used to cut down any would be cat-caller, pretend-baller, and cornball trying to get the attention of the ladies by pretending to be someone they weren’t. It’s a diss that’s been in the subconscious of all who grew up on it. Fast forward almost two decades later, and “No Scrubs” is about to make a comeback.

Cuban born singer Wendy Sarmiento, who you may know from Telemundo’s “La Voz Kids,” has just dropped this re-imagining of the classic R&B song “No Scrubs” by TLC.

Sarmiento has made it no secret that it’s a nod to TLC’s hit, even keeping a large part of the chorus that made the original so famous. Switching between English and Spanish, 16-year-old Sarmiento has a voice that is beyond her years. It has grown leaps and bounds vocally since her her first audition on “La Voz Kids.”

The song is by production duo Dropout, with Sarmiento providing all vocals on the track.

Writing on the song was provided by Latin Grammy nominee Ale Alberti.

Back when she performed “Ven Conmigo” on “La Voz Kids,” Sarmiento was just 11.  She got a huge reaction from the crowd for repping both Cuba and Miami.

Credit: La Voz Kids/ YouTube

Although only one of the judges chose her, they were all impressed by her poise and composure. And once back stage, she talked about being proud of herself for finishing strong and working through her nerves, even though she says her mind went blank on stage.

As you’ll recall, “No Scrubs” was THE song of 1999 and lived on all throughout the early 2000’s, before Sarmiento was even born.

Credit: TLCVEVO/ YouTube

No worries, though, as Dropout and Sarmiento have put together a song that not only sounds good, but pays tribute to the original by leaving the chorus intact.

Many will recall the rebuttal track by Yonkers, NY rappers “Sporty Thieves,” who hit back at the song with “Pigeons,” a satirical take on “No Scrubs.”

Credit: SportyThievzVEVO/ YouTube

While achieving only a sliver of the airplay and success of “No Scrubs,” Sporty Thieves aligned themselves with the classic and kids on school courtyard’s all over the country teased back and forth “Scrub!” and “Pigeon!” It was a simpler time.

Check out the full song below.

Credit: Wendy Sarmiento/ YouTube

Looks like we get to keep calling cornballs “Scrubs” for the foreseeable future, but now in English and Spanish. ?


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These Children Slayed Their Performances On National TV And They’re Everything

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These Children Slayed Their Performances On National TV And They’re Everything

These kids might all be under 13 years old at the time of their performances on these talent competitions, but their abilities belie their young age. Our parents always pushed us by saying “ponte las pilas” and these children will make you parents wish you listened. Here are some of the Latinos that have crushed it on national TV in both the U.S. and Latin America.

Angel Garcia, singer, “America’s Got Talent”

Twelve-year-old Los Angeles native Angel Garcia’s powerful voice got him through to the second round in this season of “America’s Got Talent.” He sang the mariachi song from José José, “El Triste.” His performance of the song got people on their feet and electrified the audience. He kept the Latino pride going strong in the judges’ cuts round by singing Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” in Spanish. He may have gone home after that round but there’s no denying his incredible talent.

Guillermo Gael Delgado Garcia, dancer, “Little Big Shots”

Guillermo Gael Delgado Garcia was invited to the couch with Steve Harvey on “Little Big Shots” two years ago after his video dancing gleefully at a swimming pool went viral. He wowed the crowd by jumping off the stage and charismatically made his way through the audience. Just watching him dance can put an automatic smile on your face.

Los Niños de La Voz Kids, singers, La Voz Colombia

Grab your tissues because this is one sweet rendition of “Recuerdame” from the hit movei “Coco.” The judges are clearly into this number by snapping their fingers to the beat. When you hear a performance like this one, doesn’t it inspire you to build a better world for future generations? Sí se puede. They deserve it so much.

Alondra Santos, singer, “America’s Got Talent”

When Alondra Santos was 13 years old she got a chance to show off her mariachi chops on the 10th season of “America’s Got Talent.” Seeing the young girl wearing a full mariachi outfit and giving the musical genre life on the national stage is everything. Her shy nature was put on the backseat as soon as the first violin notes started playing. Press ‘play’ to see her first audition on the show.

Ellie, singer, La Voz Kids Colombia

Seven-year-old Ellie hails from Barranquilla, Colombia. Even at her young age, she is extremely proud of her coastal heritage. She expresses her love for the region’s music, its drums and also its songs. As soon as the drums start at the 2:03 minute mark, Ellie has a little fit of nerves but then she is on fire with her vocals and dancing. She wins over all the judges by the end, even though it took Sebastián Yatra a few minutes to finally press that buzzer.

Jossue, singer, “La Voz Kids”

Another pint-size performer that took the judges’ breath away was mariachi singer Jossue on “La Voz Kids.” Each time he sang “Ay Chabela,” it was like the audience was watching a mini Vicente Fernandez in front of their eyes. As he was going through his performance, the judges hadn’t hit the buzzer but Natalia Jiménez and Pedro Fernández finally both did at the same time, and then Daddy Yankee gave that buzzer a pound. Jossue’s OMG face when he realized his singing ability made all three judges want to coach him is just too cute.

Yasha and Daniela, dancers, “America’s Got Talent”

Daniela may have been a little girl when she first appeared on the America’s Got Talent stage, but she knew how to already call the shots as a boss! Her sassiness is immediately apparent in her pointed hands and facial expressions before she flips and does a cartwheel as soon as the music starts playing.


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