A 12-year-old Leesburg boy performed for an international audience during the US Open tennis tournament Sept. 3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City.
Kyle Lambdin, who attends Smarts Mill Middle School, sang “America the Beautiful” during the evening session of play.
Lambdin won the opportunity to perform by auditioning at the fifth annual US Open Casting Call held at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in New York City earlier this summer.
He was one of 14 people selected from throughout the country. Nearly 200 people auditioned. Those who performed are from age 9 to age 12.
Sept. 3 was not Lambdin’s first time performing on the big stage. He has been singing since age 5, and his resume includes winning singing contests hosted at Kings Dominion, performing at Virginia’s Youth Fest 2011 and being selected as a top 10 semifinalist in the 2010 Kidz Bop National Talent Search out of more than 35,000 entries.
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