Karaoke bar Chicago: Participants can qualify at a number of locations this month
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago has announced six finalists in the first-ever citywide karaoke competition.
The Chicago Sings Karaoke finalists come from all over the city. Their ages range from 26 to 45.
-Jaleel Amir, 26, Grand Crossing neighborhood
-Rashada Dawan, 40, South Shore neighborhood
-Brandon Dodson, 35, Rogers Park neighborhood
-Lauren "Elle Michelle" Gaines, 40, Galewood neighborhood
-Erendira Izguerra, 29, West Lawn neighborhood
-Jason E. Jackson, 45, Edgewater neighborhood
"The level of talent on display throughout this competition has been remarkable," said Mayor Lightfoot. "On behalf of the entire city, I want to personally thank each performer for partaking in this event and sharing their gift with us. I am very excited to see what our finalists will do at the finale on November 6."
They will be singing before a panel of judges, including local celebrities and music industry professionals. That's happening at the Park West on Sunday, November 6.
A limited number of tickets will be available starting November 1 and they are free.
The winner of the competition will receive $5,000.