Antonio Cortes first became famous as a finalist of the talent show Se Llama Copla, which paved the way for the success of his 2010 debut. Its 2011 successor, Cuando Quieras, Como Quieras, Donde Quieras, announces Cortes' intention to branch out from the realm of traditional copla. The young star seems to be aiming for the even bigger audience of mainstream Latin romantic fare, and while he certainly does not neglect his roots as a singer of copla standards, this time around he makes sure to also include some bolero, bossa nova, and fado, as well as songs by popular contemporary songwriters such as Vanesa Martín, rather than focus on standards. Another new trait is the presence of several guests, such as Sole Giménez in "Siempre" and Tino Di Geraldo, Jorge Pardo, and Carlos Benavent in "Rezaré." The most prominent collaboration, however, is an overdubbed duet with the voice of the late legendary Rocío Jurado in "Si No Te Hubieras Ido," the Marco Antonio Solís classic.
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AllMusic Review by Mariano Prunes