American Idol Contestant Premieres Music Video on the Southside of San Antonio, Texas

Southside born and raised and Southside ISD alumni Savannah Votion will be premiering her new music video to her single “Exclusiva” on August 19th, 2022 at 7:30pm at Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse, located at 815 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio, Texas 78214. The new single also features Queen of the South actor Ricky Versetti who is a Latin American artist out of Texas with a musical style ranging from Hip Hop and R&B to Spanish Hip Hop, reggaetón and R&B. He is also a writer who has written songs and melodies for various different artists in various different genres. He just released the single “California Dreams” that features Latin Grammy nominee Baby Bash.

“Exclusiva to me, represents Latinos coming together regardless of genre and boundaries to make beautiful art for the people and the culture. The song represents musical chemistry and the power of music. The song came together in a matter of hours all the way from the organic creation of the music by producer Ace1 to the easy flow of lyrics that came to me after. The song is infused with various Latin sounds from various Latin genres with an upbeat tempo perfect for any style of dancing. Filming the video (which I directed) was a lot of fun; we filmed at the Wonder Chamber in San Antonio in about 6 hours”, mentions Votion.

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Savannah Votion is a dynamic singer with astounding stage presence paired with a powerful voice that radiates across every genre whether it be Tejano, Mariachi, Blues, Rock, or Pop. She’s also a former American Idol contestant (Season 12 2012/2013), began her singing career at 10 years old, and released her first album at 13 years old.

What many might not know is Savannah V is also influenced by Ana Gabriel on how just by Ana’s voice she can demand an audience and keep their attention for the duration of the performance; another inspiration is Celine Dion for her vocal range and power but also for little semi-private surprises such as studying ballet to improve the craft through exquisite lines and dramatic poses.

Shortly after American Idol, Savannah Votion released the self-titled album ”Savannah” in July 2013. This continued to other projects including partnering with Gabriel Zavala, Angel Cano, and Acmed Tuesta, to release the single “Loca Peligrosa” which led her to winning her first Tejano Music Awards award in the category of Best Music Video for the song; she also took home a Tejano All Star Award for Entertainer of the Year. You can also find Savannah Votion on her own weekly self-titled radio show in 2022 “Savannah V” on KLMO 98.9 FM.

Check out Savannah V & Ricky Versetti on the Live from the Southside SA Live segment HERE!