|Sebastien "El Charro de Oro"|
|Age (at audition)||10|
Sebastien "El Charro de Oro" was a mariachi singer act from Season 7 of America's Got Talent. Sebastien was eliminated in the Quarterfinals. He returned to the Wild Card Show, and was eliminated again in the Semifinals.
Sebastien De La Cruz is a ten-year old boy born in San Antonio, Texas, with a strong voice, known around Texas as “El Charro de Oro” (the golden mariachi). In his brief singing career Sebastien has been featured in the media, has opened for the internationally acclaimed Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, and knows exactly what he wants out of life—to make people happy through music. At the age of six he told his parents he wanted to sing mariachi music, and with much hard work and determination, he began learning some of the songs and singing at local community events. Sebastien has proven himself to be among the best young mariachi vocalists in the US. 1
Sebastien "El Charro de Oro"'s audition in Episode 707 consisted of singing "La Charreada" while a mariachi band played behind him. Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending Sebastien to the Vegas Round.
Sebastien "El Charro de Oro" was one of the Judges' Favorites in the Vegas Round. He was sorted into the "Kid Acts" category. His performance in Episode 712 consisted of singing "Guadalajara" while a mariachi band accompanied him. His audition was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals along with Edon and The Untouchables.
Sebastien "El Charro de Oro"'s Quarterfinals performance in Episode 720 consisted of singing "Bésame Mucho" while a mariachi band accompanied him. He did not get enough votes to finish in at least fifth place in America's Vote, eliminating him from the competition in Episode 721 along with Unity in Motion, instead of William Close.
Sebastien "El Charro de Oro" was brought back by Howie Mandel for the Wild Card Show. His performance in Episode 724 consisted of singing "New York, New York" in a mariachi style while his band accompanied him. Sebastien received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 725 instead of Bandbaz Brothers and Ben Blaque.
Sebastien "El Charro de Oro"'s Semifinals performance in Episode 728 consisted of singing "Grenada" while his mariachi band accompanied him. He did not receive enough votes to place in the Top 4 of that night, eliminating him from the competition in Episode 729 along with Jacob Williams, instead of David Garibaldi and His CMYK's.
After the Show
On June 11, 2013, Sebastien sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 3 of the Miami Heat at San Antonio NBA Championship Series game. 2 He performed an encore performance two days later for Game 4.