Seeking the "Road to Fame"

Mahoney's hosts singing competition

By Marcus Riley
|  Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009  |  Updated 12:24 PM CDT
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Before all of you wannabe singers set your lofty sights on "American Idol," it might be best to start testing your pipes against some local competition.

Mahoney’s Pub & Grille's second annual Road to Fame is searching for Chicago's top vocalist.

An open call will be held Nov. 4 and 11 for singers, and weekly rounds will be held every week until the finals on Dec. 9. The competition runs from 8 - 11 p.m. each night.

The singers will be asked to perform acapella in front of the crowd, and judges which include Michigan Avenue Magazine's Susanna Negovan and Chicago-based music producer and owner of Slang Music Group, Vince Lawrence.

The audience will also have a hand in determining the winners by voting via text messages.

The grand prize winner receives round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two in LA, $500 cash and a live gig an Culver City, CA club called Rush Street in front of record company representatives.

Contestants are asked to register at www.MahoneysRoadToFame.com.

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