Lianah Sta. Ana at a recording studio.  (Photo by Paulo Abella)

Here’s one kid we believe is destined for stardom.
Only 12, Lianah Sta. Ana has already collected highest awards and accolades from numerous big-time singing competitions across the United States.

Topping them is the famous Apollo Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, which is sending the Freehold, N.J. Fil-Am girl to London this July to perform.

Apollo is bringing a taste of Harlem to London’s Hackney Empire as up-and-coming vocalists from Harlem and Hackney compete at the “Amateur Night Goes To London,” coinciding with the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The final showdown on July 14, 2012 will feature Lianah as a guest artist and Apollo alumna.

Lianah, who was crowned as one of the two top winners at the 2010 World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Los Angeles, has recently performed at the Trollbeads Troll Awards at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and is scheduled to appear at Time Warner’s 31st annual Andrew Heiskell Awards at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan this June.

The rising vocalist is also slated to grace the Philippine Independence Day parade and festival in Manhattan on June 3.

She will join Broadway artist Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and GMA superstars Dingdong Dantes, Aljur Abrenica and Rachelle Ann Go.

Nathan and Nailah Sta. Ana said their daughter has set her sights on “American Idol,” but noted she still has four years to go before she qualifies to audition for the wildly popular reality search.

“She’s really prepping for ‘American Idol,’” say her parents.

“She’s inspired by Jessica Sanchez that’s why she’s very serious at what she’s doing to learn what is there to learn.”

Last year, Lianah released on iTunes her first original song and music video “Pass the Word...Pass It On,” a song for world peace and love which she wrote.

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