Each year this site is honored to recommend a young artist to participate in Prodigy Camp held in Washington State, USA, under the direction of Film Director/Producer Rick Stevenson.Â Â This past summer the amazing young singer, performer/ musician Thilo Berndt was awarded a full scholarship to attend Prodigy Camp 2012.Â Â Thilo exclaimed;
â€œThis camp was one of the best things that ever happened to me!â€
Through the camp experience Thilo was introduced to the amazing singer, musician, and producer David Ryan Harris who helped Thilo become a creative songwriter and storyteller.Â When the camp concluded Thilo traveled to Los Angeles, California to meet with David and work on some original songs.Â Thilo is currently working on a number of originals that can be used as demos.Â Of course his fans all hope that this compilation of music will soon turn into a CD that Thilo can share with all of us!
While I canâ€™t yet share what I was privileged to privately hear, I can tell you that Thilo â€˜s new sound is beyond amazing!Â His creativity and distinct musical sound is about to turn the heads of many professionals in the industry.
I caught up with Thilo this past week and asked him to tell us a little about his summer adventure. The following is Thiloâ€™s story, in his own words, about his amazing life changing summer experience at Prodigy Camp.
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.