Be sure to tune in to the new season (Season 12) of American Idol. Jeanne Jakle’s Jan. 15th column in the San Antonio Express-News quotes producer Ken Warwick as saying “There was a great mariachi singer and she’s fabulous,” he says. “She was a dark-haired beauty. She sang great, she looked great, a real star.” Very exciting. We could see another mariachi vocalist on a mainstream American television reality show – the largest of them all. Sebastien De La Cruz was the first mariachi vocalist to climb to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent last year. He opened the doors for mariachi vocalists and helped introduce TV reality show viewers to the world of mariachi music. This is great news for our young phenomenal talent in South Texas and Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza participants! Much luck to all those who auditioned. Can’t wait to see the San Antonio auditions which should be airing in a couple of weeks. Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/entertainment_columnists/jeanne_jakle/article/A-songstress-could-reclaim-Idol-crown-this-4196012.php#ixzz2IXtOFwwN.