Niece Of Midwest Communications' Steve Mills Set To Sing At U.S. Open Tonight
September 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PT)
KIALANI MILLS, the 10-year-old niece of MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Dir./Operations STEVE MILLS, will be singing "AMERICA The Beautiful" at the U.S. OPEN tennis tournament at the BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER in FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY. between the women's semi-final matches tonight
KIALANI is among about a dozen youths who won the right to sing at the tournament after auditions earlier this year. “It’s a very big honor,” said the fifth-grader at LAS BRISAS ELEMENTARTY in GLENDALE, AZ,, a school that puts an emphasis on the arts.
She also plays tennis, and it was her tennis coach who made KIALANI aware of the U.S. OPEN’s KIDS ANTHEM AUDITIONS.
KIALANI was among about 200 youths who submitted songs on video in MAY, then flew to NEW YORK CITY in JUNE for an in-person audition.