Full Name (Nick/Stage name) : Robert “O” Olivas
Age : 51
Hometown and city/town you currently reside : Fabens Tx. (Outside of El Paso, TX} Dallas is now home.
Occupation : Full time DJ/ Emcee/Personality specializing in Weddings, Quinceneras and special occasions.
Instagram/Facebook : robertokaraoke.com
How did you hear about Metro Idol?
Found it on a FB feed.
Where and which night did you perform you Preliminary?
Smokey D’z Duncanville 10/14/2021
How long have you been singing and when did you realize your passion for singing?
I’ve been singing 30+ years and realized that not only was a pretty decent, but I had a natural draw to it after I sang for the 1st time at a karaoke joint in El Paso, TX.
Tell us something interesting about you. Could be anything from random/hidden/rare talents, upbringing, challenges you’ve faced or moment(s) from your childhood, etc. This is where you can express what you would like us to know that sets your apart!
I found my passion and love for music and performing due to an unfortunate happy circumstance. Due to a debilitating injury suffered in my adolescence, I could no longer play sports and turned to music. If you look closely, I have a limp that has haunted me since the age of 14 but I now refer to it as my swag step. There was a write up about my whole story and featured in The Dallas Observer and I will include a link to the article with this questionnaire. I
have been competing in karaoke contests for over 30 years and have won some and lost most. In recent years, I have had the honor and privilege of representing Texas at the national level at The Karaoke World Championship the last 5 years prior to the pandemic. I’ve placed 5th place twice nationally in the duet category. I’ve also been blessed with some additional accolades such as Readers Choice Best Karaoke Host in The Dallas Voice 2x and Best Local Singer once. Most recently, my Monday Night Karaoke Show won Best Karaoke Night by The Dallas Observer.
I am a single poochie parent of 2, I love good music and most interestingly enough I’ve had the distinct pleasure of having lunch with my teacher, mentor and my favorite and most influential artist of my life – PRINCE!
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