Ten year old Singing Sensation, Sam SantiagoÂ from Irvine California, was awarded with a series of claps, applauds, and jubilees throughout his rendition of Bruno Mars’ number one hit single, “When I Was Your Man”, on the popular Maury Povich Show last Tuesday, April 2nd.Â
Â An experience of a lifetime had fallen upon young Sam, as thisÂ 10 year old singing prodigy finally got a little taste of the big entertainment life he had been longing for.Â
Â Samâ€™s older brother, Penuel who supports his younger brother by creating all of Samâ€™s videos and doing his photography explained;
Â â€œSam was ecstatic when he first heard about this amazing opportunity. Â The house was filled with a mixture of emotions, from joy to anxiety, as our parents worked through all the paperwork and deadlines, while the kids began to spread the exciting news to everyone.Â â€œ
If you are a Thilo Berndt fan you have seen and heard Thiloâ€™s improvement on his latest videos, however you may have asked yourself what Thilo has been up to over the past couple of months. Well we are happy to say we have finally caught up to him and found out that he has been very busy since our last update!
Thiloâ€™s musical career was catapulted in 2008 with The Kiddy Contest and continued in 2009 and 2010 with his winning performance in Teenage Rockstars.
Thilo was then featured here in a full feature article on November 15th, 2010 where we told his amazing story about his rise to fame featuring two videos that captured his appearances in both contests.Â His music has been playing on a rotation basis on The Skykid.com Radio ever since and his latest videos have been featured in the sidebars on this site on a regular basis!Â In addition Thilo stayed quite busy during 2011 participating in two TV-Productions.
While it seems that things have been quiet surrounding Thilo as of late, that is not entirely true.
Thilo has continued to be fully engaged in his musical career pursuit and has even declined several offers from diverse casting shows in order to save time for improving his vocal skills and musical talents. He currently is in the process of writing his own songs, harmonics, and lyrics and works daily on his singing technique and improving his skills on the guitar and piano.
We are also delighted to report that Thilo has been awarded one of the eight scholarships for this yearâ€™s â€œProdigy Camp.