Four bands competed in the first round:
- Revelación Sevilla, a Raleigh-based Cumbia Tropical group comprising four brothers and a cousin originally from Hidalgo, MX;
- SDO Musical, A familial, Raleigh-based Tierra Caliente ensemble
- Positivo Show, a Tierra Caliente ensemble from Goldsboro
- Rubén y su Potencia, a Raleigh-based Tierra Caliente group.
And the winner was ...
And here's a bonus vid of Rubén Y Su Potencia:
Positivo Show will advance to the final round along with the winners of the next two primimary rounds (dates and venues TBA). The winner of La Batalla will receive an 8 hour recording session and demo produced by a recognized music recording studio and $1,000 cash, in addition to airplay on LA LEY 96.9 FM.