Taste of Orland Park Karaoke Preliminaries Underway

Taste of Orland Park Karaoke Preliminaries Underway
Posted on 06/24/2010

The Village of Orland Park's annual Karaoke Contest, with its final competition at the Taste of Orland Park, has become a favorite Taste event.

"The village's Karaoke Contest helps get the community ready for the Taste of Orland Park," said Taste Karaoke Coordinator Donna Kouba. "The competition begins in June and July and culminates with the final competition at the Taste," Kouba said.

Orland Park restaurants that host karaoke nights are invited to participate in the competition. Those participating must be age 21 or older.

Four restaurants are participating this year, including Rokwelz Bar Meets Grill Restaurant; RC Mulligan's at Riviera Country Club; Sam Maguire's Irish Pub and Traverso's Restaurant.

Five winners from each restaurant will compete in the semi-finals that will be held on Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Sam Maguire's Irish Pub, 39 Orland Square Drive. The twenty semi-finalists will compete for twelve finalist spots at the Taste of Orland Park. Each semi-finalist will perform one song.

Orland Park's top karaoke singer will be chosen on Sunday, August 8 when the top twelve finalists compete on the community stage at the Taste of Orland Park beginning at 2:00 p.m. Each finalist will perform two songs with the top three winners performing on the community stage after the competition. First, second and third place winners will receive American Express gift cards for $500, $300 and $200, respectively.

"Each of these restaurants will conduct its own contest in June and July. Five winners from each establishment --- a total of 20 competitors - will then go to the semi-finals," Kouba said.

Further information about the Taste of Orland Park Karaoke Contest is available by calling Kouba at 708/403-6270.
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ROKWELZ, Bar Meets Grill Restaurant
11565 West 159th Street
Orland Park 60467
(708) 226-0042
Thursday night

RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB/RC MULLIGAN'S
8801 West 143rd Street
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 460-1620
Friday night

SAM MAGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
39 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 460-1771
Sunday night

TRAVERSO'S RESTAURANT
15601 South Harlem
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 532-2220
Wednesday & Saturday night

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Dan O'Driscoll was named the winner of the Village of Orland Park's 2009 Karaoke Contest.