First 2016 Tejano Idol auditions set for Austin on April 3

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2015 Tejano Idol winner Monica Saldivar performs at 2016 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair in San Antonio. (Facebook)

2015 Tejano Idol winner Monica Saldivar performs at 2016 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair in San Antonio. (Facebook)

AUSTIN – The first auditions for the 2016 edition of Tejano Idol have been set for April 3, 2016 at El Gallo Restaurant in Austin.

After five years of searching for Tejano’s next rising star, the sixth edition of the singing competition is set to search for the next Tejano Idol.  2015 Tejano Idol winner Monica Saldivar recently performed at the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair 2016 in San Antonio.

The Austin Tejano Music Coalition, the non-profit organization that sponsors Tejano Idol,  began the nationwide singing contest to highlight Tejano Music and showcase unknown talent.  Amateur singers of all ages are asked to send an email to Aggie Saldana-Sanchez, at, with “Tejano Idol” in the subject line if you plan to attend this audition.

Auditions are scheduled from 2:00 til 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at El Gallo Restaurant, located at 2910 South Congress.  Live auditions are also planned for Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland, San Antonio, Houston, McAllen, Corpus Christi, New Mexico and Michigan.  The Tejano Idol finale is scheduled for October 2016, complete with 16 contestants, celebrity judges, including two-time Grammy nominee Shelly Lares and more.

Past Tejano Idol contestants include 2011 winner Ashley Borrero and 2011 contestant Angel Gonzalez, 2012 runner-up Devin Banda, 2013 winner Mario Macias and 2014 winner Erica Rangel.

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The Austin Tejano Music Coalition is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the Tejano Music culture. Our goals are to promote the music, increase awareness, and grab the attention of new Tejano Music fans and listener. We want to draw a spotlight to young artists and infuse the Tejano Music scene with fresh and new talent.

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Romeo is media professional with over 20 years of experience in radio and digital media. He is the Managing Editor for, the premiere website for Tejano music, news and entertainment and oversees programming for Q99.5 in San Angelo, Texas.

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