What is KC SuperStar?
Now in its fifth year, KC SuperStar is an “American Idol” style competition that awards the $10,000 Craig Citron Memorial Scholarship to the best high school singer in the metropolitan area.
For participants, KC SuperStar is an invaluable experience. Following an audition, a panel of industry professionals selects 20 singers to move on to the semifinals. From there, competition judges select 10 finalists to perform and compete in an exhilarating show in front of 1300 people. The final performance takes place at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). The audience will vote electronically for the winner of the $10,000 prize and the KC SuperStar 2014 title.
Proceeds from the finals event underwrite more than $400,000 in scholarships and programs annually at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, so children and families can participate in early childhood, camping, education, arts and wellness programs. The JCC is a respected leader in the areas of child development, youth services, cultural arts, senior adult programming, fitness and sports. Open to all faiths and backgrounds, and with 8,000 members, the JCC mission is to infuse the lives of all people with wellness, meaning and joy.
Photos by Brian Turner