Jaime de la Vega and Hugo González from Oviedo have a lot in common. Both are 12 years old, passionate about music and consider themselves the biggest fans of Aitana, an artist with whom they have rubbed shoulders since both managed to qualify for the battle stage of “La Voz Kids”, Popular television show of musical talents in which the Catalan singer is part of the jury. Jaime and Hugo also share other accomplishments, the two managed to get three of the four judges to press the button and turn their chairs during their performance in the blind auditions of the program, but of course, the guys from Oviedo were very clear from the beginning. And he didn’t doubt for a moment: he decided to join Aetana’s team. Jaime de la Vega says, “When she turned, I almost couldn’t even continue singing. My legs were shaking because I saw her for the first time.”
Something similar happened with Hugo Gonzalez. “I chose her on a certain shot. I like her personality, her songs, the way she treats the kids and she is such a piece of artist,” he explains. “I still can’t believe it, I’m living a dream. To have someone you idolize tell you that you have a beautiful voice and they want you on their team, that’s something incredible, said the boy, who played “Nana del Mediterraneo” by María José Hierro to win the hearts of the jury. Jaime de la Vega went straight to Aitana’s heart. She went on stage, took the microphone and sang one of Catalan’s most famous songs, “You’re Going to Stay”. “He told me I did it very well. And when I saw him turn around I was so moved that I almost lost my voice,” explains the young artist, who has a life-size figure of Etana. His bedroom. His house in Oviedo. “I love it so much that they called me ‘Etano’ during the recording. It’s definitely the best,” he added.
Jaime de la Vega with a giant version of Aitana at his home. David Cape
The next step that the people of Oviedo face is the battle, a stage in which the participants sing in trios and in which the jury chooses the best. They program is already recorded and they both know the outcome, but they strictly follow the rules of the program and don’t “moo” about their fate. Of course, both frame a smile when asked.
Hugo González says, “All I can say is that during those recordings we were able to be close to Aitana. She gave us a lot of advice and told us about her experiences when she was in ‘Operación Triunfo’. It was wonderful Was.” , Jaime de la Vega will be the first of the two to appear on television next Saturday, June 3rd. Hugo Gonzalez will do it next Saturday. “I was able to sing a duet with her and it was very exciting. When we started I was so nervous that I blanked out and forgot the lyrics,” says Jaime de la Varga.
Hugo Gonzalez, with a picture of his “coach” in his room.
Both Jaime and Hugo have been singing since they were very young. “I started with songs from Frozen and haven’t stopped. What’s more, if I could, I would like to dedicate myself to music,” says Jaime, a San Ignacio school student. Hugo says, “I was humming songs from the age of three. Later I started singing songs by Melendi, Malu or Pablo Alborán. I love music.” After spending so much time together – the first casting for “La Voz Kids” took place last March – the Oviedo guys have become good friends and wish each other the best of luck in the competition. Hugo says, “I would like to win, but if not, Jaime can win.”
Another 14-year-old, Cecilia García, from Oviedo, has also entered the battle phase of the “La Voz Kids”. He has enjoyed being on Rosario Flores’ team.