It’s official… Óscar Cruz can now be called “the voice of Mexico!”
The 44-year-old Puebla, Mexico school custodian will be stepping down from his post and stepping up to the microphone to record his first album after sweeping past the competition on Televisa’s La voz… México, the country’s version of NBC’s hit reality competition The Voice.
Cruz, who was coached by Latin music superstar Alejandro Sanz, beat out Alejandra Orozco and Óscar Garrido to earn the “La voz” after the 15-week competition and win a recording contract and a new car.
But the show isn’t over for La voz’s finalists, including fourth place finisher Gabriel Navarro… They’ll now participate in La gira de la voz… México next month. The tour will have stops in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mérida.
Meanwhile, Sanz, who hails from Spain, was beyond thrilled to see his musical disciple beat out the competition.
“My participation in the program has left me with a deeper knowledge and love for this country than the one I had before,” says the 43-year-old Latin Grammy-winning singer who was recently honored by Spain’s royalty. “I leave here [in Mexico] a lot of my heart.”
Cruz clinched the title after three stellar finale performances, which included a duet with Sanz.