Winner Raul Beltrán is seen on stage during the Season 26 finale of ‘Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento’ on May 25, 2022 in Burbank, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images for Estrella Media)

Singer-songwriter Raúl Beltrán put Fresno back on the international stage after winning EstrellaTV’s “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento”.

The 21-year-old singer from Sinaloa, México and Fresno has won season 26 of the singing competition by popular vote with his original song, “Ella es Mi Madre”. He also took home $100,000 in prize money.

The heartfelt song about his mother in Mexico left the judges in tears during the performance and ultimately won Beltrán’s grand prize.

“I am in shock at what just happened; I still can’t believe it,” Beltrán said. “I’m very happy and super excited – it brings up mixed emotions because the song I sang is for my family, but I’m so grateful for the show and for this great opportunity. This is the start of great things. “

EstrellaTV is the national television network of leading Spanish-language multiplatform media company Estrella Media.

Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento is the longest running talent competition show on American television in Spanish. Thousands of contestants are auditioning across the country and Mexico in hopes of winning the title of the next big star in Latin American entertainment.

Pepe Garza, one of the judges, remarked that he was happy that the winner was not only a singer, but also a songwriter.

“Raúl is a very talented songwriter, and singer-songwriters have a unique relationship with audiences in Mexican regional music. We expect him to become a starter,” Garza said.