Judson I.S.D. Student To The Big Apple For A.G.T.

On one hand, Sebastien De La Cruz is your typical 10-year-old boy going into the 5th grade at Salinas Elementary School in the Judson I.S.D., but on the other, you put him on the stage to sing in front of a crowd and he turns into a dynamite singer.  Sebastien started singing when he was 5 years old and has since grown in his vocal performances and his style on stage the last several years.  He rolled through some of the toughest vocal competitions in Austin to get invited to perform on the NBC network show "America's Got Talent" and made it to the Las Vegas round.   He has proven himself already as one of the nation's top mariachi singers for the last three years opening for the Mexico City-based Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitian in sold out concerts in Austin, Corpus Christi and Ann Arbor, Michigan. His performance in front of the star-studded America's Got Talent judging panel of Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern was a huge success with Stern saying, "You took the roof off the place, so congratulations to you."  He has made it to the New York round in the top 48 and will be on a live episode of "America's Got Talent"  in mid to late July.

Photo Courtesy: S.A. Express News

He started performing shortly after seeing a mariachi performance that he attended with his parents when he was four-years-old. He was taken by the Mexican cowboy outfit and began to learn the mariachi style of singing and dancing. Sebastien performs with the mariachi group Mariachi Los Charros De Oro. To try to pay for some of the travel expenses in making these national appearances, friends have organized fundraisers including now the auctioning off of a autographed portrait of Sebastien. Make sure you vote when he makes his appearance later this month!

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