| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced the names of 14 talented vocalists, ages 12-and-under, who will perform patriotic-themed songs during 13 sessions during the 2011 U.S. Open, and on Arthur Ashe Kids Day. The lineup for this year’s big event features talent from throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, as well as Methuen, Mass.; Leesburg, Va.; Florence, S.C.; Whitefish Bay, Wis.; and Kingston, Pa.

Performing at their fifth and final U.S. Open will be Brooke Demetri and Owen Doherty. Since the casting calls’ inception in 2007, Demetri and Doherty are the only two children who have appeared in five consecutive performances at the U.S. Open. Next year, the two will be over the age limit to perform. Frenie Acoba and Nina Mojares both will make their second appearance performing in Arthur Ashe Stadium. This year’s U.S. Open will also welcome nine first-time performers. Each of the children will perform in front of anticipated sellout crowds in Arthur Ashe Stadium, one of the premier stages in all of sports and entertainment.

The following is the list of US Open Casting Call winners, in alphabetical order:

Earlier this summer, the performers were selected at the fifth annual U.S. Open Casting Call held at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City, where nearly 200 hopefuls auditioned. Performances were conducted in front of a panel of celebrity judges, including Tinsel Korey, who plays Emily Young in The Twilight Saga series; Josh Henderson, star of TV shows such as “90210” and “Desperate Housewives;” and “American Idol” Season 2 alum Kimberley Locke.