Juan Rey Casas took home the first place prize, beating out five other singing hopefuls. Casas will receive recording time at ZMJ Studios, a professional photo shoot with Armando Musquez Photography and will appear on Channel 3’s Domingo Live TV show.
Elias Gonzalez from EDGentertainment, Eric McElroy from Kicker 106 and special guest Machy De La Garza judged the event, and each one gave some critiques and tips on how the young singers can improve after singing their songs.
Robert Cisneros, the Fusion Music Fest creator and event coordinator, said, “Everything was good and went smoothly. We didn’t have problems with anything at the event.”
More than 1,000 people showed up for the Fusion Music Fest this year, a larger crowd than the first time, which is a good sign that the festival will return for another year.
“I definitely have some ideas for what I want to include for the future of the festival,” Cisneros said. “I just want to make it bigger and keep it new and fresh.”
For more information about the festival, visit www.fusionmusicfest.com.
Paul Gonzales is the entertainment writer at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 116, or at thescene@mySouTex.com.