Santa Barbara Preparation For Singing Competition

Isabella Illescas

Santa Barbara Teen Star Singing Competition Selects 10 Finalists

So proud of Isabella “Bella” Illescas – we’ve been working toward this day for weeks now. Congratulations, Bella!

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Isabella Teen Star 2015 Performance – The Granada Theatre

Isabella Illescas Performance

For those who were unable to attend the event – check it out – although she didn’t win – she gave one of the BEST and definitely funnest performances of the night (: I never get tired of watching this performance. American Idol and The Voice – watch out!! Still So Proud Bella – XOX

Discovering the Best Solo Singing Talent

The Teen Star® Santa Barbara program determines the best solo singing talent from 7th – 12th graders in Santa Barbara County. Contestants interview and audition before a panel of judges. Ten semi-finalists are chosen to compete in the Teen Star® Showcase before a live audience and celebrity judges from the music industry. Three finalists are determined by the judges and audience; the audience votes electronically to select the final winner.

Instilling Professionalism

The winner of Teen Star® 2014, Mary Grace Langhorne, was awarded a recording session at Santa Barbara Sound Design, a world-class recording studio where renowned artists such as Rascal Flatts have recorded. Teen Star® winners perform at events such as Santa Barbara Fiesta, Santa Barbara Fair, and the 4th of July Fireworks Show.

Supporting Youth in the Arts

Teen Star® was established in 2010 to support performing arts programs in local schools. We give our youth an outlet to showcase their talents, providing lasting benefits for them and our entire community. Proceeds go to performing arts programs in Santa Barbara County Schools.