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"Tampa singer-songwriter Ignacio has all the makings of a pop sensation. See his handsome mug on the cover of Discovered? Now hear his delectable Latin pop, on a par with anything Ricky Martin or Enrique Iglesias offers. Ignacio's debut consists of all originals, and what the songs don't boast in thematic heaviness, they make up for in their sheer zest and celebratory spirit. Opener Holiday is dance club-ready, all slick keyboards and thumping bass. It's made more delicious by Ignacio's big, smooth voice. This guy can sing and makes you want to sing along, too, which is what the best dance pop does. Remember the perfect old club music made by Wham! and other British pretty boys? That's the sound of Discovered, except with a distinctly Latin sensibility. Ignacio keeps his messages uplifting, even if they're dressed up in dicey electric guitar as on I Just Gotta Have My Way. The samba shuffle of the vibraphone-rich Giving it to You is as tasty as I'm In Love's flamenco guitar."

By GINA VIVINETTO, Times Pop Music Critic
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 17, 2002