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YouTube America's Got Talent 2,009 Final Barbara Padilla September 14 09
September 17, 2009
She's still a winner in my book!
Barbara was born in Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied music, acting, and dance. She graduated from the Universidad de Guadalajara as a music instructor and studied voice. She was the section leader and soloist for the State choir of Jalisco.
Barbara was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and underwent several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. During this time Barbara was told that she may never be able to sing again as the radiation could harm her vocal chords. She was in treatment for several years and was near death on more than one occasion, but her faith, family and friends helped her through those difficult times.
After traveling to Houston for a consultation with doctors at MD Anderson, Barbara had a chance to audition for the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. She was awarded a full scholarship where she completed the Masters Degree program.
Her accomplishments while at UofH include first place winner in NATS competition in 2,001 in the advanced adults category. Barbara was a participant in the summer program IIVArts held in Chiari, Italy. She was invited to sing the American and Mexican National Anthems for the sold-out, historic soccer game at Reliant Stadium. Barbara has been part of numerous important events with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Barbara now makes her home in Texas where she is married and has a beautiful 3 year old daughter. She hopes to continue her singing and acting career and recently auditioned for the show Americas Got Talent.