Not every country singer on The Voice joins team Sheldon, some contestants make unpredictable choices too. Take a look at Orlando Mendez. Ever after Blake boasted that he was an eight-time The Voice champion, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and a CMA Entertainer of the Year, the blessed singer chose Camila Cabello to be his mentor.
This Orlando Mendez Bio is all about him.
Orlando Mendez On The Voice 2022
Orlando scored a four-chair turn during The Voice season 22 premiere with his rendition of Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart.”
Hearing that soothing voice, plus the energy the contestant brought into his performance, judge Camila was first to hit her red button. Soon, Gwen Stefani then turned her chair around. However, Blake only joined them after Camila urged him to. Eventually, coach John Legend then turned his chair after heading that final note.
Now, here comes the persuasions:
Cabello pointed out the similarities she shared with the contestant about how they were from the same part of the town and how brothers went to Orlando’s high school. Also, she promised Orlando to help him on his journey to become the kind of artist he wanted to be.
Blake then boasted about his achievements while joking he wasn’t from Miami.
As for Gwen, she confessed that she was “basically country now.” And besides “country”, the judge assured she’d help Orlando with every other genre and the pressure of connecting with the cameras.
Finally, John then asked Orlando to “make an unpredictable choice” labeling Blake’s team as a “very crowded country box.”
But even though all coaches gave reasonable arguments, Orlando believed he could go far with Camila and chose to be on her team.
“The secret is out! I auditioned for @nbcthevoice! Watch this season Mondays and Tuesdays 8/7c on NBC and streaming on Peacock,” Orlando posted on his IG before the show’s premiere.
Orlando Mendez Job/Career
Orlando Mendez is a musician.
Even since a kid, Orlando found himself feeling drawn to country music as the genre’s storytelling aspect spoke to him. Eventually, he then formed an eponymous band and performed country songs all around Miami, FL.
However, it wasn’t until 2019 that Orlando started releasing his originals. His first single “Miami Girl” came out in May that year, and exactly a year later, he released “Motherland,” which is “about (his) connection to Cuba.”
Before appearing on The Voice, Orlando also had a project with a band that supported him. Together, the band of five was named Orlando Mendez Band.
In 2022, they performed at the Woodys West End Tavern on Feb 18, Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern on Jan 29, and throughout September and October, the band toured multiple venues in Florida.
Formed in the summer of 2021, Orlando Mendez Band also traveled to Grapevine Studios later that year and recorded original music under the production of Lucio Rubino. But these originals were only released in the Spring of 2022.
Besides music, Orlando has also dabbled in the world of acting. In the 2019 experiential theater play, The Amparo Experience, Orlando performed the role of Jorge alongside his acting partner in crime since high school Natalie Cabo.
As for Orlando’s academic qualifications, he graduated from the University of Florida with his theater degree in May 2018.
How Old Is Orlando Mendez?
Orlando Mendez was 26 years of age when he appeared on The Voice in 2022.
Fun Fact: Orlando got his nickname “Cuban Cowboy” after someone from the audience yelled out “Cuban Cowboy” at him.
Orlando Mendez Girlfriend
Orlando Mendez didn’t reveal the name of his girlfriend. However, he did have multiple pictures of her on his FB (especially as his profile picture).
However, the duo might have separated already. It’s been years since Orlando last updated their picture.
Who Are Orlando Mendez Parents?
Orlando Mendez might be a country musician today but he grew up listening to reggaeton and salsa with his parents. And though not country, he admits that it was his mom and dad who encouraged him to sing and sparked that passion in him.
The singer even composed one of his first jingles after seeing his parents drink. “One of the first was actually about Tecate beer, which I saw my parents drinking one day and decided to make a tune for,” he explained.
Sadly, we don’t have the names and info about the member of his Cuban-American family. But we do know that Orlando loves his family to the moon and often features them on his socials.
Also, it was known that his family spoke Spanish.
Trivia: Orlando’s cousin Stephy has long passed away. She would have been 22 on July 16, 2022.
Orlando Mendez Height
Orlando Mendez stands tall at a height under 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Orlando has an oval face, brown eyes, and long hair.
Did you know: Orlando once was a chubby guy. He lost weight after graduating from the University of Florida in 2018.
Where Is Orlando Mendez From?
Orlando hails from Miami, Florida.
When Is Orlando Mendez Birthday?
Orlando receives his birthday wishes on March 21 and is of the Aries zodiac.
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