LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Codigo 04, a four-piece teenage (16 and 17 years old) Regional Mexican group from San Francisco (Fairfield) CA, is the grand prize winner in season 25 of EstrellaTV’s flagship talent competition series Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento. Codigo 04 was voted the winner out of the 12 finalists by the audience and judges, winning the $100,000 grand prize in the two-hour season finale, which aired tonight.
Performing “Chiquita Bonita” by El Lobito de Sinaloa in the final, Codigo 04 wowed the judges and fans with their first-generation approach to Regional music, focusing on performing classic Mexican songs that are better known by their parents’ generation then their own. Representing the first generation of Mexican American families, Jose Leon (17) Andres Castillo (16), Aaron Flores (16) and Leonel Rubio (17), Codigo 04, became a fan favorite for their distinct twist on the classics driving fan votes as well as the judges’ scores. Following the group’s win, singer Leonel Rubio said, “We’re without words right now, we’re really excited to see what comes next.”
In an emotional final elimination ceremony, fans saw the final 12 be reduced to three, with singer Frida Guzman placing third, Los Pelillos de Culiacan, a comedy duo from Tijuana, MX placing second. The finale featured live performances by season 24 winners Viririana Sandoval and Ashley Acosta singing “Como lo Hice Yo” together for the first time. Also performing in the finale were judge and GRAMMY-Award singer Ana Bárbara singing her new single “Mala Racha,” Regional Mexican singer/songwriter Virlán García singing “Hibrido” and “Hoy Voy a Olvidarte,” Season 25 judge and award-winning Regional Mexican singer El Fantasma singing “Soy Bien Amigo,” Hijos De Barrón singing “Y Si Se Quiere Ir,” and musical group Fuerza Regida singing “Descansando.”
The season 25 finalists were:
- Israel Segovia / 31 / Brownsville, TX /…