Chicago is hosting a karaoke contest for the entire city!
The latest bid to encourage people to leave the house and hang out in bars and clubs: A citywide karaoke contest, announced Wednesday.
The first round of "Chicago Sings Karaoke" kicks off Oct. 9 and runs through Oct. 18, with semifinals on Oct. 23 and the final slated for Nov. 6. The winner will receive $5,000.
Eighteen neighborhood venues are hosting the preliminary round, whittling down contestants to 18 semi-finalists. Six finalists will compete for the title at Park West, performing in front of a panel of to-be-determined celebrity and VIP judges.
Will you be participating?