'La Voz Kids' Winner Jonael Santiago on His Idols (Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly) & Why He'll Always Speak Spanish

Jonael Santiago, the winner of the third season of La Voz Kids on June 7, is an 11-year-old from Puerto Rico who looks 8 but acts 20.

Jonael Santiago Wins 'La Voz Kids' in Highly Contested Finale

Billboard caught up with the pint-sized, multi-talented champ and his celebrity coach, Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez, following his win in Orlando on June 7.

Santiago, who performed Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” at the grand finale, and who gets a deal with Universal Music Latino to record a single and film a video, spoke with Billboard about his favorite singers (Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, and of course, coach Natalia Jiménez), his love for all things Latin and why he’ll always speak Spanish -- even if he sings in English.

 

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