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Latino Daily News

Friday March 4, 2011

American Idol Says, “Adios” to Many of This Season’s Latino Singers

American Idol Says, “Adios” to Many of This Season’s Latino Singers

Photo: Idol's top 13

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One by one, the Latinos on Season 10 of Fox’s American Idol have been dropping off, and last night’s eliminations chopped the list down even more.

First generation Cuban-American Jovany Barreto was eliminated last night, following Chris Medina, Tiffany Rios, Julie Zarrilla, and others out the door.

Now, our Latin Idol hopes lie with powerful jazz singer Karen Rodriguez, who is now part of the top 13. The singer caused a little stir this week as she sang almost half of her rendition of Mariah Carey’s “Hero” in Spanish. Her bilingual performance ended with a beautiful final note, and she brought members of the audience to tears. She ended it with a heartfelt, “I love you mom.”

Judge Steven Tyler called her a “one of a kind singer,” adding, “I loved it, I think you’re fantastic.”

Can she win it all? Well, nothing is ever certain on this show, but she has the chops to go all the way. So if you want to see her through, you have to vote!

Watch her performance below.