This is the final round.

One talented contestant will win $1,000!
(The two runners-up will each win $250).

Cast your vote for your favorite contestants and help them win
SOAR’s 2nd Annual Streeterville’s Got Talent Competition!

Each vote is only
Vote as many times as you want.

Proceeds from this Fun(d)raiser support SOAR’s community programs to keep Streeterville a vibrant neighborhood for
all who live in, work in, and enjoy the community.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chicago Police
Foundation (CPF) to fund supplemental resources and equipment for the Chicago Police Department.
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Amy Meadows

For Fine Art lovers everywhere . . a droll review of works we appreciate and why. Smarta**ed standup with an unhealthy affection for proper punctuation. Bookish, bawdy and almost always grammatically correct. Instagram: miss_amy_meadows

Andrew David

Andrew David, 29, has been street performing in the Downtown areas of Chicago, IL since late 2017, under the handle @andrewtothemic. He is singing “I Will Always Love You” the beautiful song made famous by Whitney Houston in the film “The Body Guard”.

Carlos Cannon
Jazz Saxophonist

Carlos Cannon is a Chicago Police Officer and one of Chicago’s finest smooth jazz saxophonists. In this video he is performing Grover Washington Jr., “Soulful Strut”. He has three smooth jazz CD’s at

Guitarra Azul Band

Chicago’s very own Guitarra Azul band is featured in this video. The song they are playing is called  “Antonio’s Cumbia” from their latest album “Café Bolero”. Other members of the band include: Steve Edwards, David Chiriboga,  Rafe Bradford,  Osvaldo Aviles,  Ronaldo Monge,  Howie Kantoff  and Javier Saume. To learn more about their music, visit

Irene Michaels

Irene is a singer, songwriter, musician, and has preformed in venues including Winter’s Jazz Club, Davenport’s, Le Piano, Arcada Theatre, and The Chicago Fine Arts Building. Irene is performing “Sincerely” in her video.

Rika Nishikawa

Rika Nishikawa is a 9th grade homeschooler who loves singing, dancing, and acting. She also loves reading and writing. She recently won several writing and multimedia contests. She is performing  “A Cockeyed Optimist” from the musical “South Pacific.”

Towers of Excellence
Youth Performances

Towers of Excellence is a youth mentoring organization that provides quality mentoring through academic guidance, social and emotional support, experiential and service learning opportunities to youth in neighborhoods throughout Chicago

Victor Garcia
Jazz Trumpeter

Victor Garcia is a Grammy-nominated, world renowned jazz trumpeter who was born and raised in Chicago. He tours regularly and has shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, Arturo Sandoval, and Wynton Marsalis. This video is of his trumpet solo which he improvised on Chick’s Tune, a song written by Chick Corea. It was performed it at the Jazz Showcase by Victor’s band. Other band members are Rocky Yera, Dan Murphy, Scott Hesse, and George Fludas.

William Wetmore
Dramatic Reading

The paragraph Bill reads is from the book he is currently writing, While an accountant whose career centered on using the left side of his brain, he became
a certified scuba driver, piloted a small Cessna, and sailed the Mackinaw race single-handed, which he describes as “the dumbest thing I ever did.” In retirement, Bill decided to exercise his brain’s right side. He’s studied acting, playwriting, and improv, performing at Second City. His one-act play about his heart attack experience was performed as a comedy/tragedy at Chicago Dramatists Theater.

Youngran Chung

Youngran is a physician who has been returning to music. She studied piano seriously as a child; learned some violin as a medical student then cello as an older adult. She is playing the piano with accompanying vocals by her puppy, Enzo.