All of the Berklee Canta performers rehearsed on Tuesday at a Mexico City conservatory. A TV crew from Televisa trailed them, shooting b-roll for the November TV special.During a break, five of the finalists agreed to interview each other, each taking the roll of a two-question talk show host. This crew is as entertaining in conversation as they are on stage.
After the interview, Cristal Marie listed some of her musical influences, and she included her Canta comrade Rique Colon. She praises his inventive Latin rhythms that she uses in some of her arrangements. Had they ever performed together? No. Here is their debut, singing “Besame Mucho.”