It is common knowledge that the adorable faces, synchronized dance steps, as well as the beautiful lyrics of major contemporary boy bands have been responsible for palpitation of hearts among audiences, especially the female fans. Same goes for the CNCO group, the Spanish-speaking boy band which emerged as the winners of the 2015 Latin American singing competition La Banda created by Univision’s Simon Cowell. The show which debuted in September 2015 featured individual as well as group performances in a competitive format. Apart from entertainment at the contest, emotions ran rife among families, fans, and judges at the finals which would determine the winners of the competition.
The emergence of the group which comprised of contestants like; Erick Colon, Richard Camacho, Christopher Velez, Zabdiel De Jesus and Joel Pimentel as the CNCO members met the approval of the cheering crowd and the latest boy band has proved their mettle through the years as they embark on successful tours with notable players in the entertainment industry. Nevertheless, the group’s success on La Banda is cogent proof of their natural talent, character, and capacity to become the next big boy band in all of Latin America. Fans and the general public have no iota of doubt about their success because one thing has always been true in the history of boy bands for decades – a group of boys who are competent at harmonizing and look good doing it is a sure recipe for a resounding success.
Who Are The CNCO Members?
1. Christopher Velez
He is in his early twenties and was born in Ecuador. He relocated to New Jersey at age 18 in search of greener pastures to better his life and that of his family. On the long run, Christopher made the conscious decision to follow his dreams and participate in La Banda Audition. His zeal to succeed motivated him to work extra hard which made him one of the show’s favorites and he subsequently made it as one of the 5 members of the boy band CNCO.
2. Eric Brain
Eric is in his late 20s and he is said to have left Cuba alongside his mum and sister for the United States in 2012. The young singer is a soccer fan and his best team is Real Madrid. During the La Banda competition, he succeeded in stealing the hearts of the judges, as well as the voters who recognized a very unique talent in him and no wonder he made it as a member of the CNCO band.
It is also known that the singer’s major motivation has always been family, most of whom are still back home in Cuba. According to the young artist, he aims to make his family proud and will always work hard to achieve this goal.
3. Joel Pimentel
Joel said that his biggest inspiration in life has always been his late grandfather who motivated him to continue in his singing career and also study Theater in college. He spends his leisure time playing soccer, acting, as well as writing songs. Despite the fact that he lost all hope at one time during the La Banda Contest and concluded in his mind that he was on his way home, his diligence, tenacity and of course his natural talent came to the rescue and ultimately, he made it as one of the CNCO band members.
4. Richard Camacho
Richard’s inclination towards entertainment can be described as inherited as his dad earns a living as a cameraman and musician. On the other hand, his mum is a professional dancer. Richard started experimenting with music from age three, he is currently in his early twenties and shares his talent for music with his younger brother who is also part of the entertainment industry as a singer. Both the judges and the voters recognized his passion for the performing arts and supported his dreams of becoming part of the emerging CNCO band.
5. Zabdiel De Jesus
Zabdiel just embraced his twenties but even before his teens, the Puerto Rican has always nurtured the dreams of becoming a famous singer. During his years as a teenager, he joined a salsa and hip-hop group in his place of worship. The young artist is not just a singer, he possesses multi-talents as a singer, musician and ballet dancer. As he stood before the audience of the La Banda competition every night, Zabdiel was able to win their empathy by baring his soul on stage anytime he performed. Little wonder he was voted in as a member of the Latino band group CNCO.