2014 Tejano Idol winner Erica Rangel shares photos of Freddie Records recording session

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2014 Tejano Idol winner Erica Rangel. (Bobby Villela / Bobby V Photography)

2014 Tejano Idol winner Erica Rangel. (Bobby Villela / Bobby V Photography)

2014 Tejano Idol winner Erica Rangel shared photos of recording music in the Freddie Records studios via her Facebook page on Thursday night.  As part of her Tejano Idol title, Rangel received recording time with the legendary Tejano record label.

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“Here are a few photos of the day we went to record at Freddie Records,” the singer posted on her official Facebook page. “I want to thank my hubby for recording the instruments and always supporting me. I want to thank Mariano for doing an excellent job. This was a great experience for both my hubby and I. knowing that great artists have recorded there I felt very blessed.”

A new 2015 Tejano Idol winner will be crowned this Sunday, October 18, at H&H Ballroom in Austin, Texas, with 16 finalists from across the country competing for the title.  Rangel is scheduled to perform during the finale.

“I am very excited and nervous at the same time,” Rangel said. “I will be performing a few songs and two of them are my own songs, that I wrote a few years back. Thanks to God for all his blessings. Freddy and Mark Martinez for making this recording possible.”

“The Tejano Coalition, Aggie Sanchez that has put hard work to this dream that is now expanding year by year.” she added. “Now it’s time for a new star to shine. I can say it has been a big huge blessing to have represented Tejano Idol for the year 2014. One of my dreams of recording a demo came true thanks to Tejano Idol. Now it’s time for our next 2015 Tejano star to live the dream.”

The Tejano Idol finale, produced by the Austin Tejano Music Coalition, 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 Stefani Montiel, David Farias, Freddie Records and Margarita Perez.  The Tejano Idol winner will be awarded $500 as well as the opportunity to record with Freddie Records in Corpus Christi. Get more info at

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.

PHOTOS: Erica Rangel records at Freddie Records

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