Before she was picked by Adam Levine and subsequently stolen by Shakira on The Voice, Karina Iglesias had been performing right here in Miami for years. I actually met her while videotaping a friend’s wedding in Kansas City(!) back in 2007. She was a friend of the bride and groom (who were from South Florida) and performed a few songs during the ceremony and reception.
Let’s just say she wowed the crowd.
I reconnected with her back here in Miami and even offered to tape some of her live performances for what amounted to gas money. Heck, I had become a fan. So, if you haven’t heard her sultry, soulful voice on The Voice yet, allow me to introduce you to the very talented Karina Iglesias as she performs original songs from her terrific album, “The Way” at the Van Dyke Café in Miami Beach.
Oh, and get behind her on The Voice, yes? Especially if you live here in South Florida. This girl’s paid her dues. Trust me.
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Need more convincing? Check out her audition on The Voice:
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And here’s her smoking hot head to head battle with Judith Hill performing James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s World”:
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