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International Mariachi & Folklorico Festival

The People's Choice Singing Contest:

A New Featured Event At The 2nd Annual Rosarito Beach

International Mariachi & Folklorico Festival


One of the new events at the upcoming Mariachi & Folklorico scheduled for September 28th through October 2nd is aptly named The People's Choice. Some have called it 'Mariachi Idol' but that is actually a misnomer since it differs from the popular 'Idol' concept in several significant ways. First and foremost, the only judges will be the actual people voting...the members of the audience that will be attending the two-day Competencia sessions scheduled for October 1st and October 2nd. At the noon-time intermissions of both days competitions, five hand-picked vocal performers will sing one selection of their pre-approved (to eliminate redundancy of repertoire) choice, either self-accompanied by an instrument of their choice or by pre-recorded tracks (pistas).


Pre-printed ballots with the names of each day's contestants will be pre-sold for $2 each before the sing-off. One half of the proceeds collected will go to The People's Choice (the performer with the largest number of ballots marked in their favor) while the other half will be donated to the Club de Ninos y Ninas Sección Rosarito.


You must contact us in advance to be part of this event. If you are not serious about your singing AND helping the Club, (or if you do not have a fully developed sense-of-humor), there is no need to read any further. Once you commit (give us your name and song of choice) and are chosen, the ballots will be pre-printed. A week before the event, the committee will hold a drawing of the names of the contestants to determine order of performance.

Please contact Gil Sperry via e-mail at gilsperry@yahoo.com or via phone at (619) 887-9288 with your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and song of choice so that we can be in touch with you.


We appreciate your support of this very special event which will hopefully discover new talent while definitely helping the at-risk children of our area.

Muchisimas gracias. We look forward to introducing the world to the next People's Choice.

Published Saturday, August 27, 2011 11:23 AM by Zinnia Q.


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