Five teens from Shawnee Mission and USD 232 schools have been chosen for the 2020 KC SuperStar Semifinals in June.
The local teens made the list of two dozen high school students in the metro area who are headed to the semifinals. The singers performed at preliminary auditions in early March in front of judges Nick Stoppel, Keith Wiedenkeller, Tammy Ruder and Lisa Burnes. Here’s the list of local singers who are headed to semifinals:
- Lucy Brock, senior in SMSD
- Bryson Kendall, senior in USD 232
- Emma Mathieson, senior in SMSD (past finalist)
- Alexa Morgan, senior in SMSD (past finalist)
- Aggie Williams, senior in SMSD (past semifinalist)
The singers will have professional coaches to help them prepare for the semifinals, which is currently scheduled to take place June 1 in the White Theatre of the Jewish Community Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The final event would take place Sunday evening, Aug. 23, in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College with “Hamilton” musical star Phillipa Soo serving as host and performer. Soo originated the role of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in the Broadway show.
KC SuperStar 2020 awards a $10,000 scholarship prize to the best high school singer who is selected through the competition.
This year marks the 11th annual KC SuperStar, Kansas City’s high school singing competition in the fashion of “American Idol/The Voice.” KC SuperStar is produced by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.