>> we are alive, coast-to-coast,just about ready to start the
program.we are very anxious to see what
happens this evening.this is "la banda."
last week on "la banda," theboys got to meet some of their
idols.three finalists were facing
elimination.the judges made a difficult
laura: i am going with erin --aaron.
>> allen had to say goodbye tothe competition.
tonight, there are ninefinalists.
you at home will have 90 secondsto save one of them.
jesse joy, one of the mostacclaimed duos in latin american
music, and libre 50 will bepresent -- calibre 50 will be
present.time to see what happens on "la
announcer: let's welcome theonly person who can never be
eliminated from "la banda,"alejandra espinoza.
first, i need to clear up that ido sing.
i do not sing very good, but --of course, our finalists will be
performing please welcome to thethe three musical idols who are
joining us tonight.first, let's give a welcome to
our judges.the formidable laura pausini,
the wonderful alejandro sanz,and the world-renowned ricky
welcome to our judges.thank you for being here with
us.laura, you look very sexy.
[applause]this week was very special
because of thanksgiving and theboys worked very hard.
they are very excited with theirpracticing.
but they had a little time forthemselves.
let's see.the finalists for "la banda"
have shared many momentstogether.
>> this is a little turkey.>> they were grateful for having
known each other and these bondscan never be broken.
and they found something here on"la banda," a new family.
i know that you are all veryimpatient to hear the voice, --
the boys, so let's get going.i want to present to you yell
hot, christopher, jaime,richard, and joel.
let's look at their we hear withthis "live mas."
>> we know there isn't muchtime.
it is very important as a groupthat we have to practice and
practice.we have to spend a lot of time
practicing and sometimes it isdifficult to know who is going
to sing what part.>> we do not have much time.
every week, we have less, butthe product has to be even
better.>> when you guys saying, -- sin
g, the owrld shines.i want you to enjoy your time
off and we will see you nexttime.
>> we are ready to live mas.[applause]
ricky: what a great way to startthe show tonight.
give them a round of applause.loud.
i really liked it.i liked your chemistry.
you seemed really fine-tuned.we have been living with you for
so many weeks and there is avery special bond between you.
you can tell that.congratulations.
laura: that was really beautifulto see and, hearing the
harmonies, you were very well --you have equilibrium.
it is really good.it was just beautiful.
alejandro: they say sometimesthat they look is the best thing
you can give after a smile.i just want to say you guys did
a great job with both.alejandra: while i have you here
next to me, what do you think ofwhat the judges just said to
you?it is really good to start,
isn't it?>> it is great.
every piece of advice, we wantto take it and work harder and
alejandra: thank you to our boysand good luck on the rest of the
program.do not move when we get back,
aaron, zabdiel, yoandri, anderick will be back to do their
performance.later, we find out who are the
three boys facing eliminationand who are the five moving on.
before that, we want to see howthey enjoyed theiralejandra: we are back here live
on "la banda."before we continue, we are going
to see the songs from aaron, youon, yoandri -- johann, yoandri,
and erick.>> we are going to sing "locked
away in our city."♪
>> it is very fun.we have a of details and we get
to do a lot of work together.sometimes so little makes a big
difference so we have topractice.
♪>> the only person i want to
hear this is yoandri andzabdiel.
>> the competition goes up everyweek, but we have to find our
own rhythm and we are going todo it.
♪>> i think the pressure is
higher because we are getting tothe end.
we need to do well.>> wake up.
we are coming into the fifthweek.
you are too used to having sucha low energy.
those of you who are greaterhave to bring up the little ones
a little more.you do not have any time to
waste.you do not have any time to
alejandro: i literally just haveto say that i have seen a big
improvement this week.i do not think it could have
gone much better for youtonight.
i really like when you guys areon the straight -- the stage.
you are doing a great job.ricky: i do think you looked a
yoandri, for a moment, you gotlost up there.
we are at a point in thecompetition where you cannot
have that happen.you have to be really focused
and on point.and zabdiel, i think, among
everyone else, you saveyourself.
you did a great job up there.you have to keep focusing.
laura: it is a very excitingnight, obviously.
but there were a few errors withyour timing, singing off key.
some of that is difficult for usto be able to, we could say,
justify, because we are almostat the end.
so please focus a little bitmore.
thank you.alejandra: thank you to our
judges.what do you think about what the
judges said?>> well, thank you for
everything.we are going to keep on
fighting.alejandra: it is good to hear
that they are going to keepfighting.
above everything, it isimportant that you be happy.
we are going to take a briefrate.
do not go anywhere.when we get back, jesse joy will
sing their hit, "excesses inlove."
do you know who your favoriteis?
we will tell you soon when wecome back to "la banda."
we are back on "labanda."
before the next performances, wewant to welcome our guests,
jesse and joy.the international success,
winners of the latin grammy,winners of the people's choice
awards and the youth choiceawards, they are jesse and joy.
♪alejandra: let's hear it they
run of applause for jesse andjoy.
>> thank you.alejandra: thank you so much for
being with us andcongratulations.
i love that song.>> thank you.
alejandra: and you sing inenglish, too.
it is so great.you have had success since you
began nine years ago.i would like for you to give
some advice to the boys becausei know they always look so
humble and i would love for themto have to keep their feet on
the ground.>> well, we think that the music
is the protagonist.you have to keep that in mind.
you have to put a bunch of yourown heart and passion.
you have to do it for the loveof music, not for fame.
it is a tough road of a lot ofhard work and dedication.
you have to put your whole heartinto it.
alejandra: thank you so much.i ensure that they are going to
put it into practice.alejandra: we are live fromcoast to coast on "la banda."
here are the nine finalists.last week, after finishing their
solo performances, we opened thevoting line over the last 24
hours and we received votes fromall 50 states, voting from --
for their favorites.i am going to give you the name
of the six boys who got themajority of the votes, so they
are automatically moving on.remember that the order in which
i say your names has nothing todo with the number of votes that
you received.all right, let's begin.
the first one saved tonight isyou, erick.
[applause]also, you, joel.
the audience also voted for you,christopher.
[applause]you get to stay on for another
week as well, richard.[applause]
the votes from the fans alsosaved you, johann.
and the last boy saved by thevote of the audience was you,
all right, boys.please come over here.
unfortunately, you guys had theleast amount of votes and that
is why you are facingelimination tonight.
today, one of you three is goinghome.
just a few minutes, the publicwill be able to open the
univision conecta app to voteand they will decide among you.
laura: i really like the waythat you sing and smile, all of
your songs.alejandro: i really like your
[applause]alejandra: well, we are going to
miss you so much, but we aregoing to keep watching you.
your mom is always here with youand always supports you.
aaron: i am really grateful.thank you to univision and "la
banda" for changing my life.alejandra: thanks to you for
sharing with us your talent.we wish you a lot of luck going
forward.give us a round of applause for
your friend here.well, we are only two weeks away
from the big finale, when wewill only have five of these
eight talented boys who will getto be part of the new musical
phenomenon.theyandatime to continue on wite
music.the first finalist comes here
with an original version of thesong "odio."
christopher velez.>> i know that tomorrow is your
birthday.>> it is important for you
because it is so important formy family.
and at the end, it is hard tohave to be away from those close
to you.>> we miss him here.
>> happy birthday, my boy.i love you.
>> this is something my mom sentto me.
very nice.the competition, it is sometimes
hard to be away.erick's mom has been tried to
help as much as she can and iappreciate it.
>> there is a sadness inchristopher that is helping him
a lot.he is able to take that
tenderness and convert it intohis voice and it is magic.
[applause]>> christopher velez.
ricky: it is a little bit out ofyour comfort zone, isn't it?
once again, on the stage, youhave magic.
you have a lot of charisma andyou should be very happy.
you have to stay on for a longtime.
really, really great job.laura: look, you know i have
been your number one fan fromthe very beginning of
christopher.and christopher, you know i
always tell you the truth.this song was perhaps not
exactly the best one to take youout of your comfort zone.
it was a little bit off key andsometimes, your timing, you lost
a little bit.please focus on that because you
can make it to the end.[applause]
alejandro: how is it going,christopher?
you said you had to celebrateyour birthday alone, but i want
you to know, you are not alonehere.
we are with you.[applause]
alejandra: thank you to ourjudges and great job,
christopher.joel will sing a song
from our guest, jesse and joy.let's take a look.
>> very excited to sing thissong.
>> it is going to be a lot offun, so just enjoy it.
it will fly right by.>> we wish you the best.
>> thank you.alejandra: all right.
>> when i saw my grandma, it didnot feel real.
it felt like a dream.>> it really is a blessing to be
here and see him and everythingthat is happening.
>> my grandparents have alwaysbeen an example for me and she
has always inspired me.she had 11 children.
36 grandchildren.i would like to have a big
i don't know how i am going toconnect to the song because i
have never had a girlfriend, buti am going to imagine in all of
the lyrics and i think it isgoing to go well.
i do not know which of the fansis going to be my girlfriend,
but i just want to sing to allof them.
i don't need one to sing thesong.
>> joel pimentel.♪
alejandro: well, superman, howare you?
good?first thing i want to say, i
have got to hear you singsomething that i have never
heard before, but i can tell youare doing a lot better.
sometimes, it is a littlecomplicated, but keep on putting
in the effort and it will keeppaying off the way that it has.
ricky: well, your spanishpronunciation is really good.
for that, congratulations.i like the person that you are.
whatever song you give us, youdo not lie when you sing.
you make it yours and that isvery important, so
laura: well, you are always muchmore relaxed and more sure of
yourself.that all looks great.
i love how you are doing.it is very important and it is
the perfect way to get to theend.
[applause]alejandra: well, thank you.
getting better week after week.boy leaves everything
on the stage every week.he is coming with a song, "i
he is jaime cruz.>> the way that i did last week,
that is how i want to be.i want to be up there, the best
person on the stage.laura: you are perfect for "la
banda."ricky: he is great on the stage,
but in public, he does not feelin control.
laura: he has the magic and hereally connects with the girls.
>> onstage, he is one of thebest ones.
>> the positive comments fromthe judges have really helped
him get better.it has helped me to grow in the
competition and it has given memuch more security in what i am
doing.i don't have to worry about the
public.i am waiting for the moment when
the people will appreciate whati am doing.
i want to convince them tofollow me.
i want to sing, i want to dance,i want to entertain.
i want to be in this band.>> jaime cruz.
♪>> good evening, jaime.i liked the second part better
because you were more focused onthe lyrics and the time was
really beautiful.i also want you to think about
what you are sending is a veryimportant and more interesting.
thank you.alejandro: jaime, i think you
could have done more.the second part, i saw you a
little bit more relaxed and youhave to give it all when you are
singing.so everyone is paying attention
to.ricky: jaime, look, all i want
is that you are focused.unfortunately, it has been three
weeks in a row that we have beentrying to find what the audience
needs for what you are doing onstage.
we need to continue working.it is really hard to explain.
i believe in you.i think that you can be part of
this.you need to continue working
strong, hard.>> thank you so much to our
judges.jaime, we know you have a lot of
talent.what do you think is happening?
>> i don't know.i am going to continue doing my
best.i am thankful that i have an
opportunity to be here.>> i know everybody wants you.
a round of applause towhen we get back, we are going
to get to see richard and we arealso going to listen to calibre
50 performing one of my favoritesongs.
alejandra: we continue here livefrom coast to coast.
it is "la banda."tonight, a very special
connection with his son.he is richard camacho.
>> this week, i had to sing "letme down."
the most important thing is tofeel it.
>> yes.i have to tell you, i was crying
downstairs singing it.>> why?
>> because it is emotional.i can relate to the song because
i have a friend who has cancer.my friend, actually, we are best
and.i invited her to prom.
from that moment on, i told hershe was going to be my best
friend.she is not doing well right now.
it is a song that i think it isgoing to touch her and a lot of
people going through the samething and can relate to this
type of song.♪
>> honestly, i want to dedicatethis song to her and hope she
feels better and show her that ican do anything to help her and
make her smile.that is what i give her the
most, happiness, so she does nothave to continue suffering like
[applause]>> thank you, thank you, thank
ricky: richard, honestly, attimes like this, the project of
"la banda" is so important thatit makes me so proud to be part
of this show because of whatjust happened on stage.
you left your soul, your voice,your feeling.
congratulations.i think that this is a before
and after your career so farwith what just happened.
thank you.laura: richard, it is so
beautiful to see you soemotional with those eyes.
great voice.you are a singer and a friend.
and i thank you for dedicatingthis song to your rent and
sending love to your friend andall of those who are fighting.
it is so hard.congratulations.
you are a beautiful singer.thank you for being here.
alejandro: well, richard, i waswaiting for a moment later this
since this show started and youfinally gave it to us.
thank you so much.>> richard, i think you'd sang
this song so great because youdid it from the bottom of your
heart.i would like you to send a
message to your friend.>> i love you.
i hope you get better.i love you and i will always be
here as your friend.alejandra:
act stage the kids are gettingsome advice.
>> hi, guys.how are you doing?
i am going to sing a song foryou guys.
>> good luck, good luck, havefun.
>> there you saw them.do not go anywhere.
after the commercial break, weare going to see more
performances and the kids try toshow us that they have what is
required to be in "la banda."on"la banda."
we are about to listen tocalibre 50, but before, let's go
>> i would like to talk to youfor a little bit.
can you come here for a minute?what do you think about what the
judges told you on sunday?don't feel like it is over.
>> you are strong.>> sometimes you are afraid and
you don't even realize it.i want to be more confident in
what i am singing.when i am singing, what i am
applying.i am still insecure on that.
>> the important thing is thatyou convert that fear into
passion.>> i am currently trying to
learn my voice, applying newtechniques.
i think that is why i have thesegreat teachers.
if people said that i gaveeverything, they are wrong,
because i am coming strong.>> zabdiel to his use -- de
[applause]laura: i felt like to vote for
you, yourself, it is the next.because tonight, you gave so
congratulations.>> thank you.
alejandro: zambia -- zabdiel, iheard today that the power
someone could have is the powerto be happy.
happiness.i want to give that power to
you.ricky: well, i was super
surprised.i felt like the audience felt a
little bit of emptiness.but you keep on smiling, because
you are great.you are in tune, you are
charismatic.you have to be there.
continue forward.>> thank you.
>> thank you so much.he wants to see you happy.
i want to see you happy.the audience wants to see you
happy.this is why.
>> look who we are having rightnow.
>> your brother?>> no, your father.
>> where is carlos?>> he is coming.
right from the island.mr. carlos is coming here to
give support to his son.[crying]
what a beautiful moment, right?we want to talk to you, mr.
carlos.i see you very emotional, very
happy.what do you have to tell your
son?>> i had to tell him that it is
my pride.every time i see him, i say it
is worth it.it is worth it to fight for him
and do everything we need forhim.
>> say something for your dad.>> i love you so much and
appreciate everything you do forme.
you are my superhero.joe hunter -- johan petro --
johann vera.>> i have to sing this song that
is a very melancholic song.that is boring for me.
it stresses me, honestly,because i have tried that
already.i have showed that already.
now try something else with me.>> johann, i talked to him
already.he does not have to give
excuses.he has to give solutions.
>> i want something that framesme.
i want to sing and show thetalent that i have.
it looks easy, but it is not.you have to do things that are
hard and i believe in him.he can do it.
>> i want to take this veryseriously.
it is a great opportunity for meand i know i can play with it.
>> johann vera.♪
[applause]johann, i was watching
the video and i think that a lotof people probably do not like
that you want to say this iswhat i like, this is what i
don't feel, and i agree withyou.
sometimes, you do not feel thesong and you fight to not sing
it.but even though, at the
beginning of a career, this isgoing to happen a lot.
i simply wish you the best.you did a good job.
there was just one moment whereyou were out of tune, but you
did a good job.trust yourself.
trust in the team.have confidence in the team that
is working for you to performbetter.
laura: ricky, all the times thathe is upset about the songs that
he gets are for him.it is a very hard style and you
made this version your own.you have to take this seriously.
you are complaining about thesong that you are supposed to
sing, saying that you do notlike it.
alejandro: stop, stop, please.i want to say that you have
performed a song that is veryhard and you did really good.
do not be afraid.continue working hard.
>> you did your best.>> thank you so much to the
judges.we always welcome their advice.
we are back live fromcoast to coast on "la banda."
the next finalist, hispresentation is going to define
his future.singing is yoandri cabrera.
how is everything?>> i think that i did a really
good job singing.>> why?
>> because i was ok, but attimes, i was out of tune.
>> i think that you can do ok,but you need to be aware of how
many people are watching this.>> i have a song called "one
last time" by ariana grande.the song is a very powerful song
where you need a lot of voice.you either do it really good for
you do it really bad.this sunday is the one that i
either stay or i leave.if i sang this song badly, i do
not think i am going to survive.>> yoandri cabrera.
alejandro: well, the laundry --yoandri, you were asking if you
would stay or would be going.i want you to stay for a long
time.ricky: that is my intention.
when you are on stage, this iswhat we want.
we are in love with thatyoandri.
when you are in a group, you canlose it.
laura: i think that even arianagrande would not have any words.
this was great.>> nothing else to say.
promisesto break the stage with his
rhythm.and then we are going to listen
to calibre 50.we continue here on
"la banda."the last finalist tonight.
for him, this support from hisfamily is what motivates him to
grow and continue on.he is erick brian colon.
♪>> last week, i felt very
comfortable.i really enjoyed the song.
my sister, my mom, my dad drivefor hours every sunday to see me
>> hey, mom.>> how did it go?
>> it was incredible.we are so proud of you.
>> the song that icing in thelive shows is always thinking
about my family.it gives me a lot more
motivation to continue working.>> you are only 14 years old and
i am so surprised every time isee you, i just get super
emotional.you are like a real cuban.
what a beautiful opportunity youhave right now to show the
community that there arepossibilities.
do you understand?>> i am really proud of my
country and i will continue tofight in the name of cuba.
>> erick brian colon.♪
[applause]laura: erick, don't you worry
child.you are so good.
>> thank you.alejandro: you always take a
smile out of me.thank you so much and continue
on.ricky: viva cuba!
>> regional mexican music numberone in united states and mexico.
winners of the youth awards,they are calibre 50.
>> a big round of applause tocalibre 50.
, it is the judges' turn tochoose the four boys who will
open next week's show and willalso get to enjoy a great
experience from taco bell.laura: well, many of you have
done a great job.it is joel, zabdiel, erick
brian, and the incredible voiceof johann -- yoandri.
this will be the band that willopen next week's show.
come this way, please.next week is the great semifinal
of "la banda."live, we will have performing l
uis coronel.remember to vote for your
favorite.in two weeks, even though you
will want to cry because you donot want it to be over, it will
be the final.only five will be part of the
next youth band.remember, this is "la banda" and
you have control.we will see you next sunday.this is "la banda."dahave a good night.