Our Judges


TERRANCE SIMIEN is a two-time Grammy award winning artist, producer and pioneer in Zydeco   music. He has toured worldwide for 35 years, sharing studio and stage with the likes of Paul Simon, Dr. John and Stevie Wonder.  His music is featured in multiple films including the Disney classic “The Princess and the Frog”. He is widely recognized as one of the most gifted singers and performing artists in American roots music.


KRISTIN DIABLE is a singer and songwriter from New Orleans.  Her first album was released in 2009.  Songs from that album were featured in HBO's TV series "Treme" and "True Blood".  Her latest album, "Create Your Own Mythology" was released by Speakeasy Records and picked by American Songwriter Magazine as one of "The Top 50 Albums of the Year".  NPR included Kristin's music in their collection of "Best Songs of the Year".  Her hit, "Honey Leave the Light On" is featured in the CBS TV series, "Hawaii Five-O".


MARC BROUSSARD is a singer and a songwriter known for his eclectic style known as “Bayou Soul”. He’s released 9 albums and twice had hits on the Hot Adult Top 40 chart. The son of Louisiana Music Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard, Marc is a native of Louisiana. His songs have been performed by artists like Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson. Marc has appeared on “The Tonight Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and many more.