The 'Windy City Live' Chicago Idol Competition

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'Windy City Live' Chicago Idol Competition (WLS)

"American Idol" is coming to ABC and "Windy City Live" helped one talented Chicagoan get their chance for a silver ticket - a chance to audition for the producers of "American Idol." Ten contestants were chosen for their chance to fulfil their dream.

On Friday, our celebrity judges are Haley Reinhart, a Season 10 finalist of "American Idol;" Terrell Brown, ABC7 anchor; and WCL hosts Val and Ryan.
HERE ARE THEIR PERFORMANCES:

DEONTE BAKER, 25, Chicago
Singing "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye

SAN STAR SANDBERG, 20, Geneva
Singing "Can't Hurry Love" - The Supremes/Phil Collins

MECCA SMITH, 19, Chicago
Singing "You Give Good Love" - Whitney Houston

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Deonte Baker, San Star Sandberg and Mecca Smith perform.



MADDY HASKELL, 18, Lake Station, IN.
Singing "Lady Marmelade" - Patti Labelle

ASHLEY GONZALEZ, 17, Skokie
Singing "Alone" - Heart

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Maddy Haskell and Ashley Gonzalez perform.



TAEYA EASLEY, 19, Palos Hills
Singing "Greatest Love of All" - Whitney Houston

ARIELLE KRESICH, 26, Chicago
Singing "Bag of Bones" - ZZ Ward

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Taeya Easley and Arielle Kresich perform.



ANDREW JOHNSTON, 25, Bourbonnais

Singing "Back at One" - Brian McKnight

BIANCA ACOSTA, 27, Roselle
Singing "Sweet Thing" - Chaka Khan

JUSTIN RAY, 28, Highland, IN.
Singing "At Last" - Etta James

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Andrew Johnston, Bianca Acosta and Justin Ray perform.

JUDGES DELIBERATE
Then, it was time to really hear from the judges. They discussed the performances while contestants waited anxiously in the green room. Ji was in there to cheer them on.

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"Chicago Idol" judges Hailey Reinhart, a past "American Idol" finalist; ABC7 anchor Terrell Brown; and WCL hosts Val and Ryan deliberated.

AND THE WINNER IS ... JUSTIN RAY!

The winner is Justin Ray! He got the silver pass, airfare and hotel. The other nine contestants got a fast pass to cut the line at the "American Idol" auditions here in Chicago on Monday.

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And the winner is Justin Ray!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ALL THE CONTESTANTS' AUDITION VIDEOS

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