CHICAGO (WLS) — Edgewater native Jason Jackson is now the newly topped champion of the Chicago Sings Karaoke competitors.

His music selection introduced the home down on Park West in Lincoln Park.

“Everybody was incredible, so I knew every individual was going to discover a method to stand out. And that was the best way I knew make myself stand out. And, I really like opera. I actually admire classical music. I obtained some coaching on that,” Jackson stated.

The 45-year-old beat out greater than 500 contestants vying for the highest spot.

And no, Mayor Lori Lightfoot was not a contestant. She and the town’s Division of Cultural Affairs and Particular Occasions kicked off the citywide competitors final month, holding auditions at 18 Chicago venues.

Six artists made it to the finals, however after competing in two rounds, these six had been whittled all the way down to only one.

Because the winner, Jackson walks away with $5,000. Her recommendation to rivals subsequent yr is to only have enjoyable.

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