Presidio musician is finalist for Tejano Idol competition
Originally published on September 21, 2017
PRESIDIO – Molly Ferguson was about to go to sleep when she got news. She had made the finals for the 2017 Tejano Idol singing competition in Austin.
“I was stoked and excited,” said Ferguson.
The Austin Tejano Music Coalition created Tejano Idol in 2010 as a response to American Idol, the long-running singing competition that launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert. The idea is to spotlight new Tejano artists and spread the genre to new listeners.
The Presidio High School graduate will represent Far West Texas among finalists from all over the state, including Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and McAllen, on October 1 at H&H Ballroom in Austin. The event starts at 2pm.
Presidio’s Molly Ferguson wins Tejano Idol
Originally published on October 5, 2017
PRESIDIO – Molly Ferguson won the 2017 Tejano Idol singing competition in Austin this past weekend.
“I came out winning,” said Ferguson. “That’s a pretty incredible feeling.”
Raised in Presidio, Ferguson represented Far West Texas among the other finalists from all over the state, including Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande valley.
After throwing her name in the ring at the last minute, she was one of the 15 singers to perform at the finale on October 1. She traveled with her family, parents John and Lucy and her brother Max, to the H&H Ballroom in Austin.