The finalists for the 2015 edition of Tejano Idol were announced on Thursday.
The Austin Tejano Music Coalition, the non-profit organization that sponsors Tejano Idol, has been in search of future Tejano Music stars since 2011 with the inaugural edition of Tejano Idol. The nationwide singing contest has been initiated to highlight Tejano Music and showcase unknown talent from amateur singers of all ages.
Here are the 16 Tejano Idol finalists for 2015:
Monica Saldivar – Dallas – Watch audition video
Joel Lopez – Dallas – Watch audition video
Erica Lazo – McAllen – Watch audition video
Veronica Flores – McAllen – Watch audition video
Adrian Gutierrez – McAllen – Watch audition video
Stephanie Chavarria – McAllen – Watch audition video
Jessica Garza – Houston
Estefanie Reyes – Austin – Watch audition video
Mia Gonzales – Austin – Watch audition video
Crystal Castillo – San Antonio – Watch audition video
Gracelynnd Gomez – San Antonio – Watch audition video
Jessica Mendoza – San Antonio – Watch audition video
Jessica Munoz – Corpus Christi
Jaime Flores – McAllen – Watch audition video
Jazzmen Pena – Dallas
Michigan finalist will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 13
The Tejano Idol finale will take place at H&H Ballroom on October 18, 2015, in Austin at 2:00 p.m. hosted by Tejano Hall of Famer Shelly Lares with celebrity judges. The Tejano Idol winner will be awarded $500 as well as the opportunity to record with Freddie Records in Corpus Christi.
Past Tejano Idol contestants include 2011 winner Ashley Borrero and 2011 contestant Angel Gonzalez, both now with Angel Gonzalez y Grupo Vimana, 2012 runner-up Devin Banda, 2013 contestant Marisa Cortez and 2014 winner Erica Rangel.
Log onto www.atmc-tejanoidol.com for more info.