11 “Jane The Virgin” Questions That are Eating Away At Us This Season

We’re about two weeks into the new season of the CW’s “Jane the Virgin” we’re still emotional AF about it. Season two left us in chaos. Here’s a quick recap: Jane and Michael finally married after truly a rollercoaster of a relationship. Hooray for love! A happy ending! JUST KIDDING, because…

Michael was shot on his wedding night (!!) right before he and Jane were about to finally have sex.

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BY HIS PARTNER, NO LESS, WHO WAS ACTUALLY SIN ROSTRO ALL ALONG. It was a damn mess, so many things happened, and left us with a ton of questions. Here are 11 questions we’re praying the television gods answer this season.

1. Is Michael Alive After Being Shot?

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Okay, to be fair, this question was actually answered in the season premiere! MICHAEL IS FINE, GOD BLESS. He managed to survive the nearly fatal gunshot, and we can all rest easy. So, rejoice! ??

2. Is XO really not going to keep the baby she’s currently carrying thanks to Rogelio’s mortal enemy, Esteban Santiago?

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If you watched the first episode, you know that XO has decided against keeping the baby. But is she really going to stick to that decision? If you remember, the only reason her and Rogelio aren’t together is because she doesn’t want kids and he does…and now she’s preggers by a man Rogelio absolutely detests. Ay dios mio!

3. When will everyone find out Petra’s twin sister is impersonating her and Petra is the one stuck in the hospital?

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At the end of season two when it was revealed that Petra’s twin sister, Anezka, poisoned Petra and switched places with her, injecting her to keep her muted and pretty much a vegetable and… we all lost our minds. It was just as big of a twist as Michael getting shot. Poor Petra! But when will everyone realize Anezka is a complete psycho and is basically holding Petra prisoner? Hopefully ASAP.

4. Will Luisa ever get her sh*t together and stop running off with Sin Rostro?

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Ugh, Luisa. This is how some of us feel about Luisa:

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Luisa is clearly an addict, as the series explores through her alcoholism, but her main drug is Sin Rostro, bae/evil human/conniving witch extraordinaire. She just can’t quit her, no matter how hard she tries. Throughout seasons one and two, we’ve seen Luisa struggle to be sober… and then f*ck it all up by going straight back to Sin Rostro’s clutches. Again, what a damn mess. In season three, it’d be amazing to see Luisa get her life together, move on, and make healthy decisions that better her life.

Tell ’em girl, bye!

5. Will XO and Rogelio ever be together or will XO’s pregnancy push Rogelio over the edge?

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It’s the question that burns in everyone’s minds – will they ever get together?! They clearly love each other and are perfect together, etc. But it seems like they just can never get the timing right, or the issue of kids come up. And will Rogelio ever get over XO being pregnant with Esteban’s? It seems they might have hit the point of no return…

6. Will Petra’s mother ever go away?

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Ugh, will Petra’s evil (and annoying) mother ever go away? She and Anezka are the worst, and poor Petra is suddenly everyone’s favorite character. No wonder she is cold! Look at her family, the most manipulative and just horrible people to ever exist. Ugh, get out of here.

7. Will Rafael’s brother continue to ruin Rafael’s life?

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Derek is the worst. Does anyone in this show have a decent family besides Jane?? Remember, this is the dude that tricked Rafael into doing some illegal insider trading, just so he could have a stake in The Fairwick Hotel. He then flees, escaping with $200 million dollars and leaving Mutter tied in the basement. A DAMN MESS. That should be part of the show’s title – Jane the Virgin: A Damn Mess. 

Hopefully Derek doesn’t stay around too long because he sucks.

8. Will Rafael ever get over Jane and meet someone new?

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Listen, I’m in no way #TeamRafael at all, but I want the dude to be happy. During the season two finale showed us that he has her best interests at heart because he almost confessed that he still loves her right before she walked down the aisle to Michael… But then he didn’t because he saw how happy she was, because UGH, OKAY, I GUESS HE’S A GOOD MAN. He still gets on everyone’s nerves though, but it’s fine.

The question is: will he move on and meet someone now? Will he fall in love? Which brings me to the next question…

9. Will Petra and Rafael ever get back together?

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Yes, they’re both a little cray and their past is WILD. They were married, then divorced, then Petra impregnated herself with Rafael’s sperm. Can I get another, #itsadamnmess?

Regardless, the two have some chemistry. Or so, Rafael thinks? Since it was revealed in season two, he actually didn’t end up sleeping with Petra, but with Anezka impersonating Petra! The layers are deep, people!

10. What will Jane and Michael’s marriage and life together look like?

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We’d all be fools if we thought it was going to be easy street for these two after saying, “I do.” I mean, Michael immediately got shot. WOOF. But since we all know he survives, the next question is: what is their life together actually going to look like? It’s a telenovela after all! You know there’s some drama brewing up in there and we’re both terrified and excited to know what it is!

Whiiiiich brings us to the final and most important question:

11. Will Jane ever have sex?!

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IT’S WHAT EVERYONE IS DYING TO KNOW. This question has already been answered, but we’re not going to spoil it for those of you who are still waiting to catch up to your DVR.

And there you have it: 11 burning questions we’re all dying to find out the answers to. Even if none of these get answered, one thing’s for certain: this is going to be one interesting season.

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What do you hope happens in season three? Let us know in the comments below!

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi


This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

On a recent episode of ABC’s game show To Tell The Truth, three celebrity panelists were tasked to uncover the identity of a real mariachi singer.

Each contender embodied “non-traditional” attributes of mariachi culture either through physical appearance or language barriers, leaving the panelists stumped.

When it came time for the big reveal, with a humble smile 53-year-old Timoteo “El Charro Negro” stood up wowing everyone. Marveled by his talents, Timoteo was asked to perform unveiling his smooth baritone voice.

While not a household name in the U.S., his career spans over 25 years thriving on the catharsis of music.

Timoteo “El Charro Negro” performing “Chiquilla Linda” on Dante Night Show in 2017.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Timoteo, born Timothy Pollard, moved to Long Beach, California with his family when he was eight years old. The move to California exposed Pollard to Latin culture, as the only Black family in a Mexican neighborhood.

As a child, he recalled watching Cantinflas because he reminded him of comedian Jerry Lewis, but musically he “got exposed to the legends by chance.”

“I was bombarded by all the 1960s, ’70s, and ’50s ranchera music,” Timoteo recalls to mitú.

The unequivocal passion mariachi artists like Javier Solis and Vicente Fernandez possessed heavily resonated with him.

“[The neighbors] always played nostalgic music, oldies but goodies, and that’s one thing I noticed about Mexicans,” Timoteo says. “They can be in their 20s but because they’ve grown up listening to the oldies it’s still very dear to them. That’s how they party.”

For as long as he can remember, Pollard “was born with the genetic disposition to love music,” knowing that his future would align with the arts.

After hearing Vicente Fernandez sing “Lástima Que Seas Ajena,” an awakening occurred in Pollard. While genres like hip-hop and rap were on the rise, Pollard’s passion for ranchera music grew. It was a moment when he realized that this genre best suited his big voice.

Enamored, Pollard began to pursue a career as a Spanish-language vocalist.

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At 28, Timoteo began learning Spanish by listening and singing along to those artists he adored in his youth.

“When I decided that I wanted to be a mariachi, I didn’t think it was fair to exploit the culture and not understand the language,” he says. “If I’m going to sing, I need to be able to communicate with my audience and engage with them. I need to understand what I’m saying because it was about honor and respect.”

Pollard began performing local gigs after picking up the language in a matter of months. He soon attracted the attention of “Big Boy” Radio that adorned him the name Timoteo “El Charro Negro.”

Embellishing his sound to highlight his Black heritage, Pollard included African instruments like congas and bongos in his orchestra. Faintly putting his own spin on a niche genre, Pollard avoided over-saturating the genre’s sound early in his career.

Embraced by his community as a beloved mariachi, “El Charro Negro” still encountered race-related obstacles as a Black man in the genre.

“There are those [in the industry] who are not in the least bit thrilled to this day. They won’t answer my phone calls, my emails, my text messages I’ve sent,” he says. “The public at large hasn’t a problem with it, but a lot of the time it’s those at the helm of decision making who want to keep [the genre] exclusively Mexican.”

“El Charro Negro” persisted, slowly attracting fans worldwide while promoting a message of harmony through his music.

In 2007, 12 years into his career, Pollard received a golden ticket opportunity.

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Pollard (left) seen with legendary Mexican artist Vicente Fernandez (right) in 2007. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In a by-chance encounter with a stagehand working on Fernandez’s tour, Pollard was offered the chance to perform onstage. The singer was skeptical that the offer was legit. After all, what are the chances?

The next day Pollard went to his day job at the time and said, “a voice in my head, which I believe was God said, ‘wear your blue velvet traje tonight.'”

That evening Pollard went to a sold-out Stockton Area where he met his idol. As he walked on the stage, Pollard recalls Fernandez insisting that he use his personal mic and band to perform “De Que Manera Te Olvido.”

“[Fernandez] said he did not even want to join me,” he recollects about the show. “He just was kind and generous enough to let me sing that song on his stage with his audience.”

The crowd applauded thunderously, which for Pollard was a sign of good things to come.

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Timoteo “El Charro Negro” with Don Francisco on Don Francisco Presenta in 2011. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In 2010, he released his debut album “Me Regalo Contigo.” In perfect Spanish, Pollard sings with great conviction replicating the soft tones of old-school boleros.

Unraveling the rollercoaster of relationships, heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballads like “Me Regalo Contigo” and “Celos” are his most streamed songs. One hidden gem that has caught the listener’s attention is “El Medio Morir.”

As soon as the track begins it is unlike the others. Timoteo delivers a ’90s R&B love ballad in Spanish, singing with gumption as his riffs and belts encapsulate his unique sound and story.

Having appeared on shows like Sabado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, and Caso Cerrado in 2011, Timoteo’s career prospered.

Timoteo hasn’t released an album since 2010 but he keeps his passion alive. The singer has continued to perform, even during the Covid pandemic. He has high hopes for future success and original releases, choosing to not slow down from his destined musical journey.

“If God is with me, who can be against me? It may not happen in a quick period of time, but God will make my enemies my footstool,” he said.

“I’ve continued to be successful and do some of the things I want to do; maybe not in a particular way or in particular events, but I live in a very happy and fulfilled existence.”

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato


Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

Luis Fonsi is kicking off 2021 with a new single. The Puerto Rican superstar premiered the music video for “Vacío” on Feb. 18 featuring rising Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro. The guys put a new spin on the classic “A Puro Dolor” by Son By Four.

Luis Fonsi throws it back to his románticas.

“I called Omar Alfanno, the writer of ‘A Puro Dolo,’ who is a dear friend,” Fonsi tells Latido Music. “I told him what my idea was [with ‘Vacío’] and he loved it. He gave me his blessing, so I wrote a new song around a few of those lines from ‘A Puro Dolor’ to bring back that nostalgia of those old romantic tunes that have been a part of my career as well. It’s a fresh production. It sounds like today, but it has that DNA of a true, old-school ballad.”

The world got to know Luis Fonsi through his global smash hit “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee in 2017. The remix with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber took the song to new heights. That was a big moment in Fonsi’s music career that spans over 20 years.

There’s more to Fonsi than “Despacito.”

Fonsi released his first album, the fittingly-titled Comenzaré, in 1998. While he was on the come-up, he got the opportunity of a lifetime to feature on Christina Aguilera’s debut Latin album Mi Reflejo in 2000. The two collaborated on “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” Luis Fonsi scored multiple Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1s in the years that followed and one of the biggest hits was “No Me Doy Por Vencido” in 2008. That was his career-defining romantic ballad.

“Despacito” remains the second most-viewed music video on YouTube with over 7.2 billion views. The hits did not stop there. Later in 2017, he teamed up with Demi Lovato for “Échame La Culpa,” which sits impressively with over 2 billion views.

He’s also appearing on The Voice next month.

Not only is Fonsi working on his new album, but also he’s giving advice to music hopefuls for the new season of The Voice that’s premiering on March 1. Kelly Clarkson tapped him as her Battle Advisor. In an exclusive interview, Fonsi talked with us about “Vacío,” The Voice, and a few of his greatest hits.

What was the experience like to work with Rauw Alejandro for “Vacío”?

Rauw is cool. He’s got that fresh sound. Great artist. Very talented. Amazing onstage. He’s got that great tone and delivery. I thought he had the perfect voice to fit with my voice in this song. We had talked about working together for awhile and I thought that this was the perfect song. He really is such a star. What he’s done in the last couple of years has been amazing. I love what he brought to the table on this song.

Now I want to go through some of your greatest hits. Do you remember working with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish album?

How could you not remember working with her? She’s amazing. That was awhile back. That was like 1999 or something like that. We were both starting out and she was putting out her first Spanish album. I got to sing a beautiful ballad called “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” I got to work with her in the studio and see her sing in front of the mic, which was awesome. She’s great. One of the best voices out there still to this day.

What’s one of your favorite memories of “No Me Doy Por Vencido”?

“No Me Doy Por Vencido” is one of the biggest songs in my career. I think it’s tough to narrow it down just to one memory. I think in general the message of the song is what sticks with me. The song started out as a love song, but it turned into an anthem of hope. We’ve used the song for different important events and campaigns. To me, that song has such a powerful message. It’s bigger than just a love song. It’s bringing hope to people. It’s about not giving up. To be able to kind of give [people] hope through a song is a lot more powerful than I would’ve ever imagined. It’s a very special song.

I feel the message is very relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re living through.

Oh yeah! I wrote that song a long time ago with Claudia Brant, and during the first or second month of the lockdown when we were all stuck at home, we did a virtual writing session and we rewrote “No Me Doy Por Vencido.” Changing the lyrics, kind of adjusting them to this situation that we’re living now. I haven’t recorded it. I’ll do something with it eventually. It’s really cool. It still talks about love. It talks about reuniting. Like the light at the end of the tunnel. It has the hope and love backbone, but it has to do a lot with what we’re going through now.

What do you think of the impact “Despacito” made on the industry?

It’s a blessing to be a part of something so big. Again, it’s just another song. We write these songs and the moment you write them, you don’t really know what’s going to happen with them. Or sometimes you run into these surprises like “Despacito” where it becomes a global phenomenon. It goes No. 1 in places where Spanish songs had never been played. I’m proud. I’m blessed. I’m grateful to have worked with amazing people like Daddy Yankee. Like Justin Bieber for the remix and everyone else involved in the song. My co-writer Erika Ender. The producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. It was really a team effort and it’s a song that obviously changed my career forever.

What was the experience like to work with Demi Lovato on “Echáme La Culpa”?

She’s awesome! One of the coolest recording sessions I’ve ever been a part of. She really wanted to sing in Spanish and she was so excited. We did the song in Spanish and English, but it was like she was more excited about the Spanish version. And she nailed it! She nailed it from the beginning. There was really not much for me to say to her. I probably corrected her once or twice in the pronunciation, but she came prepared and she brought it. She’s an amazing, amazing, amazing vocalist.

You’re going to be a battle advisor on The Voice. What was the experience like to work with Kelly Clarkson?

She’s awesome. What you see is what you get. She’s honest. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s humble and she’s been very supportive of my career. She invited me to her show and it speaks a lot that she wanted me to be a part of her team as a Battle Advisor for the new season. She supports Latin music and I’m grateful for that. She’s everything you hope she would be. She’s the real deal, a true star, and just one of the coolest people on this planet.

What can we expect from you in 2021?

A lot of new music. Obviously, everything starts today with “Vacío.” This is literally the beginning of what this new album will be. I’ve done nothing but write and record during the last 10 months, so I have a bunch of songs. Great collaborations coming up. I really think the album will be out probably [in the] third or fourth quarter this year. The songs are there and I’m really eager for everybody to hear them.

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