Utah's mariachi child prodigies take the stage
- So when I went to an elementary school festival earlier this month, maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised to stumble upon the best child singers I've ever heard.
What's happening: Salt Lake County is home to two rising stars of mariachi, and they are just 11 and 12 years old.
- But if they were 18 and 19, I still would have fallen out of my chair when they started singing.
- In fact, the Magna singer is now recording an album of Disney songs in mariachi style.
- Her father, also a musician, began taking her to band practices when she was about 5, she said. "He showed me my first mariachi song: La Chancla," Jaramillo told Axios.
- Bucio said her mom noticed she could recognize and repeat melodies before she was a year old, and she began studying when she was 4.
- The West Jordan tween also has recordings on Amazon and has performed around the country. You should watch this kid work a crowd.
Of note: Both girls study with Martha Chavez, a longtime Utah vocal coach and professional singer.
What we're watching: Honestly, it would be great to see them someday represent Salt Lake during the national anthem at a Super Bowl or on a Broadway stage.
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