Locals compete for Karaoke prize
American Idol is coming to Sunnyside.
No, not this season’s version with Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Instead, the one located at 47-02 Greenpoint Ave. held by Bliss Street Station, a local pub/restaurant.
Branded “Bliss Street Idol”, the bar will be holding its fifth annual Karaoke competition.
The pub came up with the concept a number of years ago. “We had been doing karaoke here for years and we thought it would be a lot of fun turning it into a competition,” said Liz Taylor, who works at Bliss Street Station.
Taylor said that there will be 3 judges and that their decision will, in part, be influenced by the crowd’s reaction.
Qualifying rounds begin tonight, Wednesday, October 10, and will also be on October 17 and 24. Competitors are able to turn up on one of these evenings and perform. Singing starts at 9:00pm.
The final is scheduled for November 7. The winner will not receive a big music contract; instead $500.
Last year’s winner was Carolina Isabel Quijada Saavedra, a Woodside resident.