Sixteen finalists compete for 2019 Tejano Idol in Austin on Oct. 20

2015 Tejano Idol winner Monica Saldivar | Courtesy photo

Sixteen aspiring Tejano singers from all across Texas will compete for the title ofTejano Idolat the competition finale in Austin, Texas on Sunday, Oct. 20.

The Austin Tejano Music Coalition, the non-profit organization that sponsors Tejano Idol, has been in search of future Tejano music stars since 2011. The nationwide singing contest has been initiated to highlight Tejano music and showcase unknown talent from amateur singers of all ages.

After holding auditions across Texas, the ATMC selected 16 singers as finalists for the 9th annual Tejano Idol.

The Tejano Idol finale will take place at Texas Club Bar and Grill, 4914 Burleson Road in Austin on October 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. The 16 finalists will perform for celebrity judges, including singer Tejano Roze, Austin radio station ownerJose Garcia, and record label executives Michelle Garcia of Hacienda Records, and Marc Martinez ofFreddie Records. The finale will be hosted once again by two-time Grammy nominee Shelly Lares.

The Tejano Idol winner will be awarded $1000, a recording session with Freddie Records, a video and photoshoot. The Top 5 finalists will receive a trophy, with medals and certificates awarded to all finalists.

Past Tejano Idol contestants includeSarah Monique, 2018 winnerCarlos P. Garcia, 2015 winner Monica Saldivar, 2013 winner Mario Macias, and 2012 runner-up Devin Banda.

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