The inaugural season of Telemundo's La Voz found its winning voice on Sunday night (April 22). Eighteen-year-old Jeidimar Rijos from Dorado, Puerto Rico emerged victorious alongside her coach, Puerto Rican superstar Luis Fonsi. "Bravo to Jeidimar," Fonsi said with the trophy in his hands. "And to Puerto Rico, we're taking this one home."
It was a Puerto Rican win through and through, as Rijos performed “Preciosa,” the iconic Rafael Hernandez composition that is dedicated to the island and was most recently popularized by Marc Anthony.
The evening started with 16 finalists: four each from Fonsi and his fellow coaches, Mexican icon Alejandra Guzmán, Colombian singer-songwriter Carlos Vives and Puerto Rican rapper Wisin. By the end, the field was narrowed down to the final four contestants, who were the ones with the most votes from Teams Fonsi, Guzmán, Vives and Wisin. It was a girl power showdown with Guzmán's Dunia Ojeda finishing in fourth place, Vives' Mava Gonzales coming in third, and Wisin's Mayré Martinez as the runner-up. Rijos, who tearfully won the competition, went home with a $100,000 cash prize, and a record contract with Universal Music Group.