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Latinos Owned The First Round Of Battles On “The Voice”

The contestants of “The Voice” have moved on to The Battle Rounds, and the first round of battles featured plenty of Latinos.

Team Alicia’s Christian Cuevas was the first up. He took on Jason Warrior, singing “Hello” by Adele.

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Cuevas started slow and controlled, giving the audience instant chills and goosebumps.

Cuevas left it all on that stage and belted the international smash hit with so much emotion.


Cuevas was the first Battle Rounds contestant to win over their coach because, well, he killed it. Alicia Keys made the right choice — if you watch the performance, it’s clear that Cuevas was the winner.

Another Team Alicia battle lit up the stage as Lauren Diaz fought it out with Wé McDonald, singing Janis Joplin’s “Maybe.”

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Diaz gave the song so much attitude and life that Keys had a very tough decision to make about who was going to stay and who was going to leave.

Diaz tried to show the world and the judges that she deserved to stay, but Keys picked McDonald.


But don’t feel bad for Diaz. Miley Cyrus was quick to steal her, so she will be around a little bit longer.

Welcome to #TeamMiley!

Texas native Courtnie Ramirez then went toe-to-toe with Ali Caldwell, giving Odetta’s “Hit Or Miss” a super soulful rendition.


Her stage presence made all the judges pay attention, even though she was competing with one of the toughest contestants. Caldwell got all four judges to turn around during her blind audition.

Check. Her. Out.

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Despite totally owning the stage, Cyrus chose to stick with Caldwell giving Keys her chance to steal this incredible Latina singer.

Keys is one lucky judge to steal Ramirez. She seems very happy to have joined #TeamAlicia.

Latinos everywhere were watching “The Voice” with so much pride like:

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¡Dale! ¡Wepa! ¡Orale! ¡Bien hecho! It must be so hard to make these decisions because they are all just that good.

*Update*

The second round of battles gave us one devastating loss and three great wins.

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Elia Esparza, the woman who brought Selena to “The Voice,” was sent home after singing “Tenerife Sea” by Ed Sheeran.

WHY?!?! How did nobody save her with a steal?

Esparza’s competitor, Ponciano Seoane, won to move on to Knockouts.

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Talk about a voice, huh?

Josette Diaz was the next Latino contestant to own her battle against Charity Bowden singing Patsy Cline’s “She Got You.”

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Seems pretty obvious. How can you deny someone who is singing and playing an instrument?

But these two aren’t the only rock stars to advance.


Rock star Sophia Urista completely and utterly slayed Pink Floyd’s “Money” against Lane Mack.

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*literal chills*

That emotion and range are to die for.


This ‘The Voice’ Audition Was Basically So Good, Someone Nearly Threw Up

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Bad Bunny’s ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ Music Video Has Drag, Female Empowerment, And Artistic Styling That Is World-Class

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Bad Bunny’s ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ Music Video Has Drag, Female Empowerment, And Artistic Styling That Is World-Class

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Bad Bunny is known to push gender norms and supports the LGBTQ+ community. His music videos are artistic expressions of the world he wants to live in. His latest music video for the song “Yo Perreo Sola” is catching everyone’s attention for several reasons including the trapero singing and dancing in full drag.

Bad Bunny starts his “Yo Perreo Sola” music video in a hot red leather drag outfit.

Like, dayum. The Puerto Rican trap star did not hold back. His look was everything as he gave us some “Oops…I Did It Again” dominatrix vibes. The fans were not prepared for this but it seems that most of them are all for Bad Bunny pushing boundaries even further in Latin trap.

The imagery is literally being celebrated for its strong statement for the LGBTQ+ community.

Bad Bunny was very outspoken about Alexa Negrón Luciano, a trans woman who was murdered in Puerto Rico and misgendered in media reports. The singer was on “The Late Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and used the moment to protest the treatment of Luciano’s legacy. Bad Bunny wore a shirt that read in Spanish, “They killed Alexa, not a man in a skirt.”

Bad Bunny fans were ready to defend their fave and his new music video.

To many, Latin trap is still a place where homophobia and misogyny fester in lyrics by some of the top performers. Bad Bunny is one artist that has been fighting against that culture from within. He has bent gender norms in music videos and it has set his career apart from other Latin trap musicians.

And they are all celebrating the anguish of straight men who listen to Bad Bunny and have social hang-ups.

The same homophobia in Latin trap is reflected within the community. Bad Bunny’s unapologetic willingness to take gender and flip it on its head is just one thing fans love about the trapero.

You can watch the full video below.

Bad Bunny never disappoints, does he?

READ: Bad Bunny Is The Modern Icon The Queer Latino Community Needs And Deserves Right Now. Here’s Why

Someone Turned Cardi B’s Coronavirus Rant Into A Remix Now It’s On The Billboard Charts

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Someone Turned Cardi B’s Coronavirus Rant Into A Remix Now It’s On The Billboard Charts

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Who knew Cardi B’s rants could be music to someone’s ears.

If you haven’t already heard, Cardi B went one very long Instagram rant about the Coronavirus pandemic and its global repercussions. Last Wednesday, the Dominican rapper posted a 46-second video on Instagram airing out her fears and grievances about the disease. Towards the end of the clip Cardi B delivered the lines “Coronavirus! S*** is real! S*** is getting real!”

Now it’s Billboard hit.

Over the weekend, the Brooklyn-based DJ iMarkkeyz chopped up the soundbite and released a track called “Coronavirus.” The bit has Cardi B’s rant on loop as a trap beat plays beneath it. It didn’t take long for “Coronavirus” to take off– the song we mean. The song broke into the pop charts internationally in Bulgaria and Brazil over the weekend and eventually began to climb the ranks of iTunes. By Thursday the song was top 10 in the United States iTunes chart.

You might think the song’s virality is just another schtick but uh uh.

Cardi B and iMarkkeyz have pledged to donate proceeds from streams and downloads to go towards those affected by Coronavirus.

According to Billboard “As preliminary reports indicated, the remixed tune ‘Coronavirus’ sold 3,000 copies in the week ending March 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The sales total prompts a No. 9 debut on Billboard’s Rap Digital Song Sales and a No. 13 start on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales charts dated March 28. In addition, ‘Coronavirus’ picked up 626,000 U.S. on-demand streams in the same period”

Check out the new hit below!