Latin Reality Competition Winners
You probably know by now that Idol is an international operation with franchises everywhere, from its U.K. point of origin to the Middle East to Brazil. Part of the reason that global plan succeeded was because televised reality talent competitions are pretty much a universal language. The Latin pop industry has certainly been on board for quite a while: Idol Puerto Rico, La Voz Mexico, Codigo F.A.M.A. … the list goes on. And the list of pop stars who've made a career out of winning them is even longer. Take a listen to Idol Puerto Rico winner Oscar Cruz (whose debut just dropped) and more former nobodys who strutted their stuff (and bared their souls) in front of a televised audience in the interest of realizing their dreams.