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Deadline for 2016 Tejano Idol audition submissions is August 31

By TejanoNation Staff @TejanoNation
By TejanoNation Staff

atmc-tejanoidol-featuredThe deadline to submit a video audition for the 6th annual Tejano Idol competition is August 31, 2016.

The Austin Tejano Music Coalition, the non-profit organization that sponsors Tejano Idol,  is in search of future Tejano Music stars.  The annual nationwide singing contest has been initiated to highlight Tejano Music and showcase unknown talent.

Amateur singers of all ages are asked to send a video audition via mail, along with an $35.00 entry free, talent agreement and entry form, that can be downloaded from For questions, you may send an email to Aggie Saldana-Sanchez at

Eliminations to reach the Top 15 will occur during the first week of September.

The Tejano Idol finale will take place at Dance Across Texas on October 16, 2016, in Austin, Texas at 1:00 p.m. Complete with 16 contestants, celebrity judges, including host,two-time Grammy nominee, Shelly Lares and more. 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 2015 winner Monica Saldivar, 2013 winner Mario Macias, 2011 contestant Angel Gonzalez, 2012 runner-up Devin Banda, and 2014 winner Erica Rangel.

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