Victoria Acosta earned her golden ticket to Hollywood singing what she loves best: mariachi music.
The San Antonio, Texas, native represented her city and her Latin roots when she auditioned on “American Idol” Wednesday night.
“I started singing mariachi when I was 6 years old,” said Acosta on the show.
“My parents wanted me to be more involved with my culture so they got me in an all-girl mariachi group and we started performing and I fell in love with music.”
Acosta first sang Fergie’s popular tune “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and although she impressed the judges, it wasn’t until “Idol” veteran judge and music producer Randy Jackson asked her to sing mariachi that she left them speechless.
Victoria Acosta advanced to Hollywood while singing the Mariachi classic “Fue un placer conocerte”! The popular Mariachi track is available for download on:
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“The reason why I wanted you to do that is because you see the connection there, that’s the connection you need to have,” Jackson said as all of the other judges, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban agreed.
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