Top 10 for "Chicago Idol"

This is it! The time has come to reveal our Top 10 for "Chicago Idol" presented by CLR.

"American Idol" is coming to ABC in 2018 and thousands flocked to our website for a chance at stardom. Our producers looked at every single video and struggled to pick just ten! But they finally did it. We have our top 10.

Let's recap. The top 10 will perform on our stage on Fri., Sept. 8! Idol alum and Wheeling native Haley Reinhart will help us judge, along with ABC 7's Terrell Brown. The winner gets a SILVER PASS guaranteeing a face to face audition with American Idol's Executive Producers, plus air fare to get to that audition and a hotel stay. The other 9 finalists don't walk away empty handed! They each get a Front of the Line pass to American Idol's Chicago auditions happening at McCormick place Mon., Sept. 11.

And here are your "Chicago Idol" Top 10 and their audition videos:

Bianca Acosta, 27
Roselle, IL

Deonte Baker, 25
Chicago, IL

Taeya Easley, 19
Palos Hills, IL

Ashley Gonzalez, 17
Skokie, IL

Maddy Haskell, 18
Lake Station, IN

Andrew Johnston, 25
Bourbonnais, IL

Arielle Kresich, 26
Chicago, IL

Justin Ray, 28
Highland, IN

San Star Sandberg, 20
Geneva, IL

Mecca Smith, 19
Chicago, IL

Be sure to watch Friday, Sept. 8 when they perform live on "Windy City LIVE."

To learn more about auditioning for "American Idol," visit