Area Warblers Compete for Bragging Rights At the Taste of Orland Karaoke Competition

From classic rock to classic rat pack, area singers will bring their all to the Main Stage, after starting to compete at area restaurants before the fest.

People come to the Taste of Orland Park to sample the best bites in town, but on Sunday, food will come a close second to a gathering of the best musical talent in the area.

Twenty one finalists will compete in two rounds of competition to earn bragging rights as winner in the Taste of Orland Karaoke contest. American Express gift cards will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Taste restaurant vendors will donate gift certificates for fourth to 10th. Coming from preliminary singing competitions held earlier in the month at , and , these songbirds will perform their signature songs on the Community Stage at 2 p.m.

Here’s who spoke with Patch…and yeah, we already know who we’re rooting for.

Angel Birr, Montgomery,

  • Competed at Sam Maguire’s
  • A rocker chick at heart, loves Heart
  • 1st time contestant at the Taste Karaoke Contest

Krystal Ross, Mokena,

  • Competed At Rockwelz
  • Loves country music

Keillen Lee, Midlothian

  • Competed at Rockwelz Bar
  • Loves soul music, identifies with Sam Cook and Marvin Gaye

Kelly Carevic

  • Competed at Rockwelz Bar
  • A country girl at heart
  • Perhaps third times a charm at the Karaoke Contest?

John Mauro, Palos Park

  • Competed at Danny’s Corner
  • Considers himself a classic Rat Packer!

Pamela Kilcayne, Tinley Park

  • Competed at Danny’s Corner
  • Loves to sing classic standards
  • 1st time contestant at the OP Karaoke Contest

Gary Gossett, New Lenox

  • Competed at Danny’s Corner
  • A classic country boy
  • Competing at the Taste’s Karaoke contest for the first time

Kimberly Roach, Orland Park

  • Competed at Sam Maguire’s
  • Loves rock music, especially Heart and Aerosmith
  • 2nd time competitor

Alison Valois, Tinley Park

  • Competed at Sam Maguire’s
  • Loves to classic rock, especially Fleetwood Mac
  • 2nd time competitor

Brittany Chadek, Tinley Park

  • Competed at Rockwelz
  • Sings all types of songs, from country to pop
  • Counts Rihanna and Carrie Underwood as her favs


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