Finding the Next Diva Tejana Contest

February 10, 2017

Ladies, Tejanas, and Divas…for those of you that have dreamed of being on stage singing your heart out, now is your chance to make that dream a reality by entering The Next Diva Tejana Contest! The annual talent search and contest provides high visibility to amateur and semiprofessional artists seeking a path to perform professionally in the music industry, affording them an opportunity to eliminate some of the challenges musicians typically face. The contest is also an avenue by which to empower young women by learning from industry professionals who will be providing training, hands on experience and guidance to ensure success in this ever-evolving field of music. Go to and go to “Register Here” page to enter! Good luck Tejanas!

The Winning Contestant will be presented at the Fiesta® event on Saturday, April 22, 2017, where the winner will perform as a solo artist, as well as part of “Las Divas Tejanas®”. (Four finalists will be introduced and acknowledged that evening.) The Grand Prize Winner of the Next Diva Tejana contest will receive the following:

  • Professional Photoshoot
  • Professional Recorded Single of an original Song written and produced by Grammy® Nominated
  • Tejano Producer, with guest Tejano recording artists, Stefani Montiel & Shelly Lares.
  • Professional Performance at the 2017 Fiesta® event with “Las Divas Tejanas®”, Stefani Montiel &
  • Shelly Lares on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
  • Appearance on any scheduled TV & radio shows after 4/30/2017.
  • Appearance on any 2017 scheduled performances for “Las Divas Tejanas®” (schedule to be determined upon completion of contest).

Read more about Tejana Divas: Stefani Montiel & Shelly Lares.

Here are the contest rules:

  • Contest is open to all females, 18 years or older who are not signed or committed to any management, talent representative or recording company. Contestants must be United States citizens.
  • Contestants will submit an online registration form AND send a YouTube link of their live
  • performance of TWO songs: ONE of the following: Cumbia or Ranchera AND ONE English cover song of their choice.
  • Be CREATIVE with your song selections. Try to avoid performing the usual songs that everyone may perform. Select songs that will showcase versatility.
  • No lip syncing will be accepted.
  • Go to and go to “Register Here” page.
  • Fill out the online registration form & paste the YouTube link in the appropriate section.
  • “Send” or submit your registration information BY the deadline of March 5, 2017
  • Contestants will be judged on the following: Showmanship, Vocal and/or Musical Skills, Confidence in Delivery, Attire and Poise, & Dancing Skills.
  • All Contestants selected for the final rounds must sign a Waiver or Release allowing the Director
  • of Creative, Audio & Visual and the Executive Team of this Talent Search to use their submissions
  • and information for marketing and promotional collateral.
  • A panel of judges will review all submissions and will select through a process of elimination.
  • There will be two rounds of finalists. The top five finalists will be selected by April 11, 2017.

Go to and go to “Register Here” page to enter!

Finding the Next Diva Tejana

For more information on how to participate in this exciting Talent Search, ““Finding the Next Diva Tejana®” email or call 210.386.3722.

“Finding the Next Diva Tejana®” and “Las Divas Tejanas®”
Executive Team:
Executive Producers – Henry Brun, Judi Deleon
Creative, Audio & Visual Director – Gabriel Zavala
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