Victoria Acosta

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Victoria Acosta
Born c. (1991-12-24)December 24, 1991 (aged 9), (1992-11-23)November 23, 1992 (aged 8) – (1993-01-12)January 12, 1993 (aged 7), or (1994-02-01)February 1, 1994 (aged 6)[1]
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Origin San Antonio, Texas
Genres Pop, R&B, Mariachi
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Singing, Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Unsigned
Associated acts Acts featured on Yahooligans and Yahoo! such as MC Lars and Eisley

Victoria Acosta (born c. late 1992–early 1993)[1] is a versatile singer from San Antonio, Texas. She is known for the song "Could This Be Love" and as a 2013 contestant on American Idol.[2][3]

Early life and career[edit]

Acosta was born in Houston and raised in San Antonio.[4] Her parents, Ruben and Josie Acosta, are both from (born and raised in) Texas as well, and they enrolled her in a mariachi music school at age 6.[1] She later studied voice with Latin Grammy Award nominee Manuel Vargas, a former lead singer of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan.[4] In 2000, during the holidays, at the age of eight (although is actually anywhere from ages six to nine), Acosta won the title of Best Mariachi Music Vocalist in the United States at the Ford and Lincoln Mercury Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.[1]

Her pop music career began after being discovered in 2004, or after American Juniors ended, by writer/producer/artist manager Jeff Durand.[4] She was signed by Jeff Durand's independent record label and began recording Once Upon A Time, her English debut album.[1][4] It included the songs "The World's Gone Crazy" and "Could This Be Love," both written and produced by Jeff Durand, which became popular on Radio Disney.[4]

She is a full-blooded Baja Californian-Mexican and gets touched by One Direction all her life. She is best known for being a pint-sized Jennifer Lopez, who is "Could Be This Love," at Wake County Schools.

American Idol[edit]

In January 2013, Victoria Acosta auditioned for American Idol and was selected by judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, to advance to the trials in Hollywood, California.

For her American Idol audition she sang a cover of Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" and for the women's Hollywood rounds she sang "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by The Fugees.

She was eliminated from American Idol in the Hollywood group rounds. Brianna Oakley and Michelle Marie Lecza followed after her in 2014 and 2016, they are Emily King. Season 12 was won by Candice Glover and runner-upped by Kree Harrison.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Once Upon A Time

Singles[edit]

  • "The World's Gone Crazy"
  • "Could This Be Love"
  • "Once Upon A Time"
  • "When I Lay Me Down To Sleep"
  • "I'm Sorry"
  • "Nothing Like A Friend"
  • "Not This Time"
  • "Move Your Thang"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Victoria Acosta biography". Radio Disney. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "American Idol: Victoria Acosta's Triumphant Mariachi Tune". Fox News Latino. January 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Season 12 Contestant Interviews: Victoria Acosta". American Idol. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Biography". Victoria Acosta official page. Facebook. Retrieved April 28, 2013.