The Charles S. Harrison American Legion Post 35 on North Lumpkin Road will host its annual fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network, “Karaoke for the Babies,” on Friday.
But there’s no panel of judges at this singing competition. Here, every singer’s fate is determined by the sound of a gong.
The premise is simple: Singers pay $1 to perform, while any member of the audience can pay $2 to bang the gong and send the singer off the stage. The singer can pay another $1 to keep singing, until the gong rings again.
“Believe it or not, it gets real competitive,” said Jerry Newman, the commander at Post 35. “It works real good.”
The post will also serve a steak dinner, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Diners have the option of a New York strip, for $13 or a ribeye, for $15, served alongside baked potatoes, salad and a roll.
The gong show begins at 8 p.m.
All of the money collected will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.