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Paulina Rubio will help coach Telemundo’s ‘La Voz Kids’

Paulina Rubio, seen last year, has been named one of the vocal coaches for Telemundo's "La Voz Kids."
(Eduardo Verdugo / Associated Press)

Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio has been named as one of three vocal coaches for “La Voz Kids,” the kids-and-teens singing competition and Spanish-language spinoff of “The Voice,” which will air this spring on the Telemundo network.

Rubio has prior experience with the global-juggernaut program. She was a judge last year on “La Voz Mexico,” one of several Latin regional versions of “The Voice” that pits youngsters against one another in a sort of musical version of “The Hunger Games,” only not quite as bloody.

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“Having [Paulina Rubio] as a coach in this first-of-a-kind show is a true honor for us,” said Daniel Cubillo, vice president of content development (non-scripted) at Telemundo Media. “As a talented child singer herself, she is in a unique position to share with the kids her experience in their journey to make their dreams come true.”

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Two more voice coaches are to be named in coming weeks, so start lobbying Telemundo and your favorite Spanish-language stars. Maybe Juan Gabriel? Paquita la del Barrio?

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