Nadia López - Nadia's Role in La Academia

Nadia's Role in La Academia

Nadia won first prize in the V International Talent and Modeling Convention in 1998. She recorded CDs in Oaxaca, most notably "Enamorada de tí", releasted in 1998. In 2002, Nadia landed a spot on the Mexican reality show La Academia on Televisión Azteca. With her rendition of "Cucurrucucu Paloma", she made the final 14 contestants on June 30, 2002. Nadia gave over a dozen performances on the show, including songs by Rocío Dúrcal, Chayanne, Juan Gabriel, Marisela, and Selena. Although she was voted off in fifth place, her performances garnered her a contract with Warner Music to record her first CD.

In February 2003, Nadia's first album, called "Nadia", was released, featuring tracks "La differencia" ("The difference"), "La duda" ("The doubt"), and "Te voy a olvidar" ("I'm going to forget you"). The album reached #1 in Mexican sales weeks after its release and was certified gold (100,000 copies sold) within several months.

Nadia was again invited to participate in La Academia in March 2003 in a version uniting the show's first and second casts. On this show, now called "Desafio de Estrellas", Nadia was among the final five contestants, along with Yahir, Myriam, Estrella, and Erika. On June 13, Nadia was declared the runner-up of the show after performing in the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Mexico, in front of 30,000 people. Soon afterwards, Nadia's debut album was re-released in a special edition containing a DVD that featured an interview with Nadia and three live performances.

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