Q Spotlight: Isabel Marie

From covering songs on her YouTube channel to landing a record deal with Q Productions, Isabel Marie Sanchez is the new face of Tejano music. Artistically known as Isabel Marie, this 12-year-old songstress with her effortlessly powerful voice is believed to be the next Selena Quintanilla. Although she feels humbled and honored with the comparison, this young songstress knows there will “never ever” be another Selena, but promises to give fans the best that she can be. “Selena has always been my inspiration.”

The Chicago-based artist has been living in San Antonio for the past three years, where she hopes to pursue her singing career. Similar to the Queen of Tejano, Isabel’s father serves as her manager and vocal instructor. She’s also bilingual and has an enchanting voice. “She’s got the talent. She’s got the charisma, the personality and youth. That’s a good combination,” said Abraham Quintanilla, Selena’s father. “Her voice is very similar to Selena,” he added of the rising star who has showcased her talent on TV shows such as “Sabado Gigante” and “La Voz Kids.”

Quintanilla’s record label “Q Productions” signed Isabel earlier this year and released her debut album in the same studio where Selena recorded songs. Isabel’s album, “There’s A New Girl In Town” features Tejano, Cumbia and Mariachi songs. The album is age appropriate and targets the Hispanic tween audience.  “I feel that she is going to do something,” said Quintanilla.

Selena’s widower and rock musician Chris Perez is also a big supporter of Isabel. “She is her own artist. I’m sure she is going to grow into this.”  Check out some videos below.