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NIU alum named America’s karaoke king

September 15, 2011
Josh Scholl. Photo credit: Richard Harbaugh/ABC News.

Josh Scholl. Photo credit: Richard Harbaugh/ABC News.


NIU alum Josh Scholl, who earned a bachelor’s degree in theater in 2006, is one of four finalists on the ABC reality show “Karaoke Battle USA.”

Scholl, who grew up in Lake in the Hills, could win a recording contract with Hollywood Records and a trip to compete at the Karaoke World Championships in Ireland later this year. The finale airs at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.

The competition series is hosted by singer and actor Joey Fatone and a judging panel that includes singer/songwriter and TV host Carnie Wilson, music journalist Joe Levy (Maxim, Rolling Stone) and 2009 National Karaoke Champion Brian Scott.

Scholl is also the lead singer of suburban cover band The Breakfast Club.

Learn more about School in the Thursday, Sept. 15, issue of the Daily Herald.