Kyle Lambdin, age 13, has been performing for most of his life.
Now the Smarts Mill Middle School student has found national recognition as one of eight finalists in a talent competition sponsored by Kids Star USA and KidzBop.com.
The winner will be announced Jan. 30 and will receive a recording contract from RCA Records.
Each Wednesday in January, two of the eight finalists will be featured on VEVO.com in a Kids Star USA web series.
The finalists were flown to Los Angeles in October to perform and compete before recording star Gavin DeGraw and Lindsay Cook, representing RCA Records. Lambdin will be featured on the show that airs Wednesday.
The trip to Los Angeles was an “amazing experience”, Lambdin said. “It was fun to meet the other contestants and they have become lifetime friends”.
Lambdin’s singing career started at the age of five when he won a talent competition at Kings Dominion. He said he found singing and performing were something he loved and wanted to pursue.
Since then, Lambdin has performed at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC and the Loudoun YouthFest. He also sang the national anthem at the U.S. Open in 2011 and in 2012 at a Washington Nationals game.
Lambdin is a regular in his school‘s musicals. This year, he has been chosen to play the role of Willy Wonka in “Willy Wonka Jr“.
“It is an honor to be picked for the competition and this is something that I love and want to keep doing,” Lambdin said.
Visit http://www.vevo.com/watch/kidz-star-usa/ep-1-top-8-arrive-in-la-lauren-vs-ally/USRZO1359901#/watch/kidz-star-usa/ep-1-top-8-arrive-in-la-lauren-vs-ally/USRZO1359901 to see the show and follow the results of Lambdin’s performance.
Click the video in the media player above to hear Kyle sing.
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