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Tamer Williams sings "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna during the City of Chicago's karaoke contest.

Tamer Williams sings “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna during the City of Chicago’s karaoke contest.

Lauren Frost

Tamer Williams sings "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna during the City of Chicago's karaoke contest.

Tamer Williams sings “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna during the City of Chicago’s karaoke contest.

Lauren Frost

Chicago’s bravest belters compete to be karaoke champion

Tamer Williams sings “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna during the City of Chicago’s karaoke contest.

Lauren Frost

   

Chicago will soon crown its first Karaoke Champion. For weeks, the city has been running an amateur singing competition, at bars and restaurants. WBEZ producer Lauren Frost visited some of the preliminary rounds. She talked to the judges, the audience, and some very gutsy vocalists. Now, she brings us this audio postcard from Live Wire Lounge on the Northwest Side.

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