Alboran's range is impressive, especially on the ballad "Solamente Tu," off his debut album. Orozco's voice has a nice texture to it, too, even if it is a little unpolished for my personal taste. But if we're talking who is the perfect blend of flamenco and pop, it's Sanz all the way. "Corazon Partio" is the most perfect example of this.
Alboran may be the rookie here, but he sure knows how to express profound heartache, as in "Ladrona De Mi Piel":
"Ya no es suficiente /te has cansado y pretendes que te abraze como la primera vez/ Fuiste tu, ladrona de mi piel/has seguido mis andares, me has robado el ayer/fuiste tu, quien destrozo mi ser/que me has hecho daño y no lo quieres ver."
Sanz always teaches us a new, elegant, ancient-sounding word in Spanish with each song. In "No Me Compares," it's aspavientos, which apparently means fuss, or an exaggerated display of feeling. For that alone he deserves credit.
Orozco is such a diehard romantic it's hard not to fall for him when he hits you with lines like these, from "No Hay Mas":
"No hay mas imposibles que no verte/mas mal sueños que perderte/no hay silencios que callen por ti/no hay mas ilusiones que tenerte/mas riquezas que quererte/no hay mas pobres sin ti."
Winner: This is a tough one, so we're going to say it's a tree-way tie!
And the reigning champ is….ALEJANDRO SANZ! Who rules your heart?