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KCSS 2020

Singing Competition in Kansas City

11th Anniversary of KC SuperStar - Annual Fundraiser for The J


What is KC SuperStar?

Now in its 11th year, KC SuperStar is The J's Annual Fundraiser. This entertaining gala supports our J community as well as young performers in Kansas City. Our city has some of the most artistically talented citizens and KC SuperStar celebrates that with an “American Idol” style singing competition in Kansas City, awarding the most talented high school singer with the $10,000 Edward and Ellen Rose Scholarship, as well as prizes for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners, totaling over $22,000!

More than 200 students audition to compete, up to 24 singers make it to the Semifinals, and only 10 finalists are selected to continue on to the Finals by a panel of professionals in the music and theatre industries.

At the August 23rd Finals, the audience enjoys a high-energy show by the students and ultimately selects the winner via electronic voting. And the support doesn't stop there. Your support helps us cultivate a sense of belonging, encourage a healthy lifestyle for everyone at any age, provide education and enrichment, and continue to build upon the strong community we are.



Congratulations to Maurissa Cunningham!

Winner of KC SuperStar 2019


Thank you to all of our Finalists for your stunning performances and to all for making the evening a tremendous success.

See All Past Winners





Auditions are now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who auditioned this year!

Stay tuned for more details on who was selected, Semi-Finals, and Finals.

Rules & Eligibility Requirements  Performance Release



Proceeds from KC SuperStar, a local singing competition in Kansas City, support scholarships and programming throughout The Jewish Community Center (The J), provides meals, transportation, education, camp, wellness programs and the arts to so many deserving children, families, and senior adults. The J is open to all faiths and backgrounds and is a respected leader in the areas of child development, youth services, cultural arts, and senior programming, as well as fitness and sports activities.

KC SuperStar continues to support The Reat Griffin Underwood Rising Stars Fund. This fund supports Performing Arts education and training programs for youth ages 14-21. This year a portion of the amount raised by KC SuperStar will also support The J’s Capital Campaign. More information about The J’s exciting building expansion can be found here.


See what last year looked like here:    Performance Photos  Patron Party Photos   VIP Party Photos


Questions? Contact Felice Azorsky via email or at (913) 981-8895.

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