“The voice Peru” and “Yo soy kids” are television formats that have managed to boost the careers of the artists who stepped on their stages. However, there were cases in which the winners refused the prizes, such as scholarships or a contract with the Universal Music label to record their own song. In this note, we explain who they are and the reasons behind their unusual decision.
What happened to Lita Pezo’s award in “Yo soy kids”?
It was the year 2014, María Pía Copello, Maricarmen Marín and Rodrigo González ‘Peluchín’ were summoned as jurors for the first season of “Yo soy kids”, a program that was won by a young girl Lita Melissa Pezo Cauper, or simply the ‘Pantojita’, nickname with which he stayed for his imitation of the Spanish singer Isabel Pantoja.
Born in Iquitos and daughter of the musician and composer Edison Pezo,
Lita Pezo He won a scholarship at the César Vallejo University. However, as she recently told in an interview with La República, she rejected the award.
“Yes, it was a scholarship and the trophy. I didn’t get to use it. There was a whole process to use it. I had to prepare myself before I could enter, as a pre-academic”, she explained.
“I started working, traveling and having responsibilities. Then,
I did not go to study at the César Vallejo University. I studied at an institute and until now I haven’t finished my degree in Communication Sciences”, he added.
Now, Lita Pezo, at 23 years old, won a trophy again, this time in the final of the fifth season of “La voz Perú”, held on August 20.
Ruby Palomino rejected the award for “La voz Peru”
In 2014, the same year that Lita Pezo won “Yo soy kids”, Ruby Palomino enjoyed her victory in the second season of “La voz Perú”.
However, the daughter of the lyrical singer Gloria Ramos, ‘Princesa del sol’, and Polo Palomino, of the Huancayo Mixed Duo, renounced her award (a contract with the Universal Estudios record company) at the insistence of her then representative,
“(My ex-manager) advised me that it would be better to give up that award, since it would not allow me to have total management of my career,” he said in an interview with Andina, in 2016.
“I believed him, I gave up my award for ‘The Voice’. I worked all of 2015 with him and charged for my shows. He paid me and the guys in the band a monthly fee. They didn’t promote me in the media, and in December they made me record a reggaeton and that was the worst. They have ruined my career, because my style is different: folk rock”, she came to declare the current ‘Queen of music’ in “The great star”.