'The Voice:' Julio Cesar Castillo is first contestant to sing entirely in Spanish! (VIDEO)
Last night on The Voice, a second round of singers hit the stage for their blind auditions. And while there were several performers who were able to land a spot on a coach's team, only one really caught my eye--the final vocalist of the night, Julio Cesar Castillo, who surprised the judges with his rendition of "La Bamba" and became the first contestant to ever sing entirely in Spanish!
Castillo, a 21-year-old from Chicago, has been singing mariachi since he was 3 years old. And now it looks like he will be bringing his Latin style to the masses! Two coaches, country singer Blake Shelton and hip-hop artist Cee Lo Green, turned their chairs around for him. "I just think you have a very strong and technically good voice, it's very powerful," said Shelton.
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Personally, I was kinda disappointed to see that Christina Aguilera didn't turn around! The way she was dancing around during his performance, I was sure that she would choose him. And I think they would've been a great match since she also has sung in Spanish before! Unfortunately, for some reason or other, Aguilera decided against it and Castillo ultimately went with Shelton, which should make for a very interesting pairing.
Still, I'm just glad that Castillo made it through. Now, I only hope that the judges continue to embrace his style and give him the chance to keep singing songs in Spanish. I mean, it's about time the show expanded its horizons a bit.
But the REAL reason I hope to see Castillo advance far into the competition? His parents! During his audition, his mom and dad looked so happy and proud of their son that I couldn't help but fall in love with them. Seriously, they're so adorable!
Watch Castillo's audition for yourself:
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