Caribbean presence at “La Voz España 2022”

[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for providing all the essential information for this post!]

As Jordens explained, “Among the four finalists of La Voz España 2022 there were two singers with Caribbean roots: Génesis de Jesús, a Spaniard of Dominican Republic heritage, who represented Team Luis Fonsi and finished in second place, and Sergio del Boccio, a Venezuelan resident in Spain, who finished in third place.”

The winner in first place was Javier Crespo, a 19-year-old from Andalucía, with the song “La bachata.” [Bachata is a musical genre from the Dominican Republic, but this song was written and first performed by Colombian singer-songwriter MTZ Manuel Turizo]. Crespo was coached by Antonio Orozco.

According to Rubén Ventureira (El debate) Luis Fonsi coached Génesis de Jesús, who began singing at the age of six in the Evangelical Church; he became a finalist in La Voz at 31. This Spaniard from a Dominican family has worked as a bricklayer, a pizza maker, and a waiter, but his passion is singing. His winning song was “You are the reason.”

Sergio del Boccio, a 22-year-old Venezuelan living in Spain, is a student of modern singing at the Centro Superior de la Fundación Conservatori Liceu and scholarship holder of the Ferrer-Sala Music Foundation. He won third place with a performance of “Rise Like a Phoenix,” by Ali Zuckowski/Conchita Wurst. His coach, Italian singer Laura Pausini, reflected, “He is the most different of them all. He presents himself in a very deep emotional way.” Del Boccio said, “I came to this program talking about diversity and I want to leave talking about diversity.”

See links to all the performances of Génesis de Jesús and Sergio del Boccio at the end.

See more on the competition at and Also see more at La Voz España: and

Performances of Génesis de Jesús:
Audition: All of Me,
Battles: A Song for You,
Classifiers: Lay Me Down,
Semifinal: Gravity,
Final: You Are the Reason,

Performances of Sergio del Boccio:
Audition: Colors,
Battles: Believe,
Classifiers: Tu falta de querer,
Semifinal: Ángel,
Final: Rise Like a Phoenix,

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