Chicago Sings Karaoke: $5,000 Reward for Citywide Amateur Singing Contest

CHICAGO – If you like getting up in front of people and joining in karaoke, now’s your chance to win some money.

The City of Chicago has announced a competition called Chicago Sings Karaoke. The citywide competition is an opportunity for amateur singers to show off their karaoke skills and qualify to win $5,000.

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For Wednesday’s announcement, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot replaced her suit jacket with more flashy attire and offered a taste of her karaoke skills as the month-long competition is set to begin on Sunday, October 9.

Rick Douglas, the owner of Uproar Chicago in Old Town, is delighted that his venue is one of 18 venues across the city hosting the first round of the karaoke competition.

“One of our employees will do the assessment,” Douglas said. “I think it’s about crowning one person at each venue so the 18 finalists can go on.”

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The competition is open to amateurs only, so professional singers are not allowed. Entrants must live in Chicago and be at least 21 years of age.

“There’s a lot of star potential in this city,” Douglas said. “Very talented and I enjoy singing myself, you might also see some members of the Uproar team joining the competition.”

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Sunday is an opportunity for locals to do the same. The top performer is crowned Chicago Karaoke Champion and receives $5,000. Click here for more information and a full rulebook and participating locations. Chicago Sings Karaoke: $5,000 Reward for Citywide Amateur Singing Contest

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