Are you Chicago’s next ‘Karaoke Champion?’ You’ll get 5k if you are!

Chicago is kicking off a new contest today and it’s for you karaoke lovers. If you’ve got the pipes, you could be singing all the way to the bank. The ‘Chicago Sings Karaoke’ contest is starting soon, but all you need to do enter in, is to go to one of these venues listed below for Round 1. The competition will run from 8 to 11 p.m. at each venue. Participants must also be 21. The grand prize is $5,000, bragging rights, and the title of ‘Chicago’s Karaoke Champ.’

Oct. 9

– Lincoln Lodge, 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.

– Louie’s Pub, 1659 W. North Ave.

– Simone’s, 960 W. 18th St.

Oct. 10

– Caminos, 1659 W. Cullerton St.

– Cove Lounge, 1750 E. 55th St.

– 5 Estrellas, 2908 W. 59th St.

Oct. 11

– Marz Bar, 3630 S. Iron St.

– Reed’s Local, 3017 W. Belmont Ave.

– Taquino, 1835 W. North Ave.

Oct. 16

– Randy’s Lounge, 7512 S. Cottage Grove

– UpRoar, 1252 N. Wells St.

– Uptown Lounge, 1136 W. Lawrence Ave.

Oct. 17

РAll-Star Seafood & Sports, 730 S. Clark St.

– Live Wire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave.

– Zoe’s, 5518 S. Archer Ave.

Oct. 18

– Innjoy, 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.

– Mi Tierra, 2528 S. Kedzie Ave.

– Mini Club, 8338 S. Halsted St.

Round 2 begins on October 23rd, and Round 3 on November 6 at the Park West at 322 W. Armitage Ave. You’ll perform for city officials, industry professionals, and some celebrities if you make it that far. But remember, you’ll have to compete against me, at least in Round 1 that is. I better start practicing Belle, Biv, DeVoe’s “Poison” right now! -Ali