CHICAGO (TOC) — Chicago is kicking off a brand new contest, in search of the very best novice singers to showcase their voices at 18 neighborhood venues throughout town.
The highest performer can be topped “Chicago’s Karaoke champion” and get $5,000.
Contributors in Chicago Sings Karaoke have to be 21 years of age or older.
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The monthlong contest begins Sunday.
“Karaoke is a much-loved custom in each Chicago neighborhood, and each night time of the week you could find outstanding performances within the unlikeliest of locations,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated.
The competitors will embody three rounds:
Spherical 1 is the qualifying spherical, and all hopefuls should carry out at one of many venues beneath in the course of the qualifying interval:
– Lincoln Lodge, 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
– Louie’s Pub, 1659 W. North Ave.
– Simone’s, 960 W. 18th St.
– Caminos, 1659 W. Cullerton St.
– Cove Lounge, 1750 E. fifty fifth St.
– 5 Estrellas, 2908 W. 59th St.
– Marz Bar, 3630 S. Iron St.
– Reed’s Native, 3017 W. Belmont Ave.
– Taquino, 1835 W. North Ave.
– Randy’s Lounge, 7512 S. Cottage Grove
– UpRoar, 1252 N. Wells St.
– Uptown Lounge, 1136 W. Lawrence Ave.
– All-Star Seafood & Sports activities, 730 S. Clark St.
– Stay Wire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave.
– Zoe’s, 5518 S. Archer Ave.
– Innjoy, 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.
– Mi Tierra, 2528 S. Kedzie Ave.
– Mini Membership, 8338 S. Halsted St.
The competitors will run from 8 to 11 p.m. at every venue. Performers are inspired to go to ChicagoSingsKaraoke.org to order a efficiency slot; though walk-ins can be accepted on a space-available foundation.
Every of the 18 Spherical 1 venues will choose a single semi-finalist to advance to Spherical 2.
Spherical 2 will happen on Oct. 23, with all 18 semi-finalists acting at considered one of three venues within the metropolis. Every venue will then choose two performers to advance to the finals.
Spherical 3 will happen on Nov. 6 on the Park West at 322 W. Armitage Ave., the place the six finalists will carry out in entrance of a panel of celebrities, metropolis officers and music trade professionals.
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