The USTA announced the names of 12 vocalists, ages 14 and under, who will perform patriotic-themed songs during the night sessions of the 2017 US Open and at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. One of the selected performers from a nationwide online audition is Florida’s Lucia Fernandez de los Muros.
The 12-year-old from Miami will be making her Arthur Ashe Stadium debut in front of sell-out night session crowds at the US Open, starting with the 2017 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day powered by Net Generation on Saturday, Aug. 26.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the US Open Anthem Auditions. The audition process for the coveted spots began earlier this summer when more than 200 performers submitted performances via a nationwide online audition. A select number of contestants from the online audition were invited to participate in an in-person call-back audition, where they performed in front of a panel of judges from the music and entertainment industries.
Joining the Miami resident will be Saraya Angbazo (age 10, Tenafly, N.J.), Sisley Carretas (11, Dumont, N.J.), Vivienne Coletta (10, Malverne, N.Y.), Anna Gael Dejano (11, Forest Hills, N.Y.), Sabia Farag (10, Kailua, Hawaii), Brandon Hernandez (13, Yonkers, N.Y.), Dan Kaznowski (9, Scotch Plains, N.J.), Kialani Mills (11, Litchfield Park, Ariz.), Elijah Morman (13, Lumberton, N.J.), Jake Shanker (13, Tenafly, N.J.), and Jaden Todd (12, Tenafly, N.J.).
Florida’s Lucia and Hawaii’s Sabia will be traveling the farthest to make their debuts on the big stage in New York.
The US Open is one of the world’s highest-attended annual sporting events, making this a great opportunity for the chosen performers. These children will join the group of music industry leaders who have performed at the event, including Lenny Kravitz, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Phil Collins, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Diana Ross, Art Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett. This year’s Opening Night Ceremony will feature global superstar Shania Twain.
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