Telemundo’s ‘La Voz Kids’ New Coaches To Be Roberto Tapia, Natalia Jimenez And Price Royce; Paulina Rubio Is Out

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'La Voz Kids' finale featured Ricky Martin and crowned Paola Guanche as the winner. Telemundo

"La Voz Kids" is getting a new set of coahces:  Mexico's Roberto Tapia and Spain's Natalia Jiménez will be joined by US bachata singer Prince Royce this season on the Telemundo reality TV competition to replace Paulina Rubio. "La Voz Kids" is the Spanish-language version of "The Voice" and features contestants aged between seven and 15 years-old. The show's second season will be hosted by Cuban pair Jorge Bernal and Daisy Fuentes who will lead the youngsters through the competition.

Prince Royce, 24, has just had his first album certified Triple Platinum in the United States and Puerto Rico. He recently performed on New Year's Eve with fellow Latino Pitbull at a special concert in Miami. He has also recorded with some of the biggest names in Latino music, including Maná, Daddy Yankee, Selena Gómez and Thalia. His isngles "Darte Un Beso" and "Te Me Vas" reached number one on Billboard's Latin Songs Artists and Latin Pop Airplay Artists.

"La Voz Kids" launched in 2013 on the Spanish-language network Telemundo after the Dutch show "The Voice Kids" was licensed around the world. Prizes include a $50,000 cash award for their education and a recording contract with Universal Music Group. The show debuted on May 5, 2013 and is hosted by Jorge Bernal. The first season lasted 13 episodes with the season finale airing on July 28, 2013. Season 2 is scheduled to air in early May and run in a similar time frame.

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Oscar Lopez is a Brooklyn-based writer. Originally from Mexico, Oscar moved with his family to Australia in 2000. Graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2011 with a BA (Honors) Oscar was awarded the Keith Macartney Scholarship for the Arts, the Louise Homfrey Award and the Hannah Barry Memorial Award. As well as reporting for Latin Times, Oscar's writng has been featured in Newsweek, New York Magazine ( and Musee Magazine.