It may be the easiest road to trying out your singing talents at the next level, The Illinois State Fair is sparing aspiring singers long drives and waits for auditions for shows like American Idol or the Voice. The State Fair Karaoke Contest challenges young singers around the state to show off their singing chops. Karaoke competitors will face off at a number of county fairs. Then the finalists will face off at the Illinois State Fair August 12th with the winner opening up for country star and Illinois native Brett Eldredge. State Fair Manager Luke Sailer.
Sailer says it's only fitting to have the winner paired with Eldredge with Illinois' 200th birthday.
Registration is underway at the state fair website www.IllinoisStateFair.info.