The first installment of the grand finale of The Academy 20 years He gave a lot to talk about. Between “boredom” for the solo performances and masterful duets with former students – where unexpectedly Erasmo Catarino did not show up to sing with Rubí-, the critics asserted their forceful opinions and They gave a very special recognition to a participant for his outstanding growth within the reality show, because he runs the risk of not winning.
It was Lolita Cortés who, on behalf of the panel of critics, announced that at the end of the concert on August 13 they would give a car to an academic: “We critics want to give encouragement to whom we consider to have been a student who has stood out among the others.”.
However, the competition is close and both he and Rubí, Mar, Cesia and Andrés could take the million pesos and the trophy, everything will depend on the public. Faced with this unknown, Ana Bárbara, Horacio Villalobos, Arturo López Gavito and Lolita Cortés took action on the matter and in a certain way recognized who they consider should win.
“As you know the public is the one who decides who will win The academyWe all know perfectly well. And that is why we critics met with the production and then we decided to make this surprise”, explained the iron judge.
It should be remembered that during the semifinal Lolita Cortés left La Academia as soon as he found out that Eduardo -an academic with a lot of potential- was eliminated and Rubí passed. In this way, the musical theater star expressed his disagreement with the popular vote and for that reason he would have done everything possible to recognize the student who, from his perspective and that of his classmates, should win, because in the end the fans of the program can give him the award to another scholar.
At the end of the concert, Lolita Cortés took the floor to announce that the big winner for critics is none other than Nelson, a beloved Guatemalan performer who, with his charisma and talent, managed to position himself as one of the favorites for become the 13th reality show winner.
Remarkably excited by the news, the young singer temporarily left the forum to see his new white private means of transportation that was outside, while cesia stole the night -according to the public, with his interpretation of Things of love with Erika Alcocerwinner of the second generation of The academy.
Nelson’s fans applauded the critics’ decision and filled social networks with messages of support for the Guatemalan.
“Well deserved, the most disciplined, respectful and humble. His human quality has taken him to the final, no matter what happens, the fact of being in the final makes him the winner”. “He has more than deserved it and tomorrow he will win the Grand Final of this generation 20 years of The Academy”. “I feel like Nelson didn’t look so happy, maybe he thinks it’s a consolation prize or I don’t know,” were some reactions in Instagram.
Although they did not win, the other duets were also applauded by the public. Andrés sang with Myriam Montemayor -godmother of the thirteenth generation- you no longer live in me by Yuri, while Rubí jumped on stage with the teacher Menny -finalist of the seventh edition of the reality show- to interpret The ideal couplean iconic song by Marco Antonio Solís and Marisela.
It should be noted that during the week it was announced that the most famous quinceañera in Mexico would perform with Erasmo Catarino, but the teacher did not appear due to differences with the production.