Uckfield’s music star Kyle Rossi, from Mill Drove, has now made it through to the final of the OpenMic UK competition to be held at the NEC in Birmingham on January 24.
Kyle’s mum, Tanya, said: “Since auditioning at his first TeenStar event he has made it through to two finals and is now working on his first EP with a recording studio in Southampton. It’s been quite a year and we are so very proud of him.”
Uckfield Community College student Kyle has history of delivering his best performances under pressure - he was runner-up in the first Uckfield’s Got Talent competition when he was 11. And he was also part of a group which produced a CD with proceeds going towards the Daniel Gamble fund.
Tanya explained that first and foremost Kyle is a sportsman who also studies hard.
She explained he is taking Spanish, business studies, economics and PE at A-level and wants to study international business at university.
Dad Tony Rossi is chairman of the Grasshoppers Junior Football Club and lobbied hard to secure funding for the town’s all-weather pitch - now complete and essential to enable young players to practice all year round.
Open Mic UK is a national competition for UK singers and solo artists attracting more than 9,000 acts every year as it travels across the country searching for the UK’s best singers, songwriters, rappers and vocalists.