Sebastien De La Cruz (United States)

    Boy | Pop | Latino
    It was mainstream America's first real prime time glimpse into the beautiful music of Mariachi; and it was heard through the voice of a very talented 10-year old. During the summer of 2012, the international talent show known as "America's Got Talent" gave national exposure to Texas' very own "golden cowboy," Sebastien De La Cruz. NBC producers along with millions of viewers fell in love with the charismatic and respectful persona of Sebastien. TV personalities and judges, Howard Stern, Sharron Osbourne and Howie Mandel all agreed that Sebastien is "wise beyond his years."
    Sebastien, along with Mariachi Charros de Oro, catapulted mariachi music into the national spotlight, performing 5 times (including 3 live shows) with over 11 million viewers each performance. America got to hear beautiful renditions of "Besame Mucho," "Guadalajara" and even a mariachi arrangement of "New York, New York." It was ver fitting since Sebastien and Mariachi Charros de Oro travelled to New York and New Jersey for the quarterfinals through the seminfinal round on the show. Before that, this very talented mariachi musical act travelled to Las Vegas and Austin for the opening auditions of the show. Ratings skyrocketed when Sebastien and the Charros performed; the show was the #1 highest-rated program of the season. ​​
    Before Sebastien and his Charros de Oro became a household name, he made his mark on the Alamo City, San Antonio, Texas. At the age of five he told his parents he wanted to sing mariachi music, and with much hard work and determination, he began taking vocal lessons under the instruction of Ms. Michelle Quintero.  In just two years, Sebastien has proven himself to be among the best young mariachi vocalist in the U.S. In San Antonio, Sebastien opened for the internationally acclaimed Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán four times has also performed with Mariachi Sol de Mexico as the opening act for Pepe Aguilar in Las Veagas at the Mandalay Casino Resort this past summer.
    Sebastien has been featured in newspaper articles published throughout most of all the national outlets and has conducted several television interviews in the United States. Sebastien is a fifth grade student at Salinas Elementary, where the school has an entire display featuring his trophies, awards, photographs and recognitions.
    ​He is a humble young man, but enjoys the attention and feels like a superhero when he performs. In his spare time, Sebastien enjoys just being a regular kid and plays basketball, rides his skateboard, and practices the guitar. His room is filled with photos of Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, and Mariachi Vargas; entertainment figures that have made people happy through their music and entertainment