Metro native Rob Riggle hosts K.C. Superstar competition

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — There is a big name in town to take part in Kansas City Superstar, the metro’s own version of an American Idol style competition.

Hollywood funny guy Rob Riggle doesn’t sing, but he brought the laughs Sunday morning as he sat down with FOX 4. He’s in town to host the K.C. Superstar singing competition.

The top spots have been narrowed down to ten high school students from across the metro, who will go head-to-head in Sunday night’s finals at Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College.

The overland park native brought home some advice:

“For the young people who are out there tonight that are going to be competing, or just young people in general in Kansas City, if you’ve got a dream, get real clear on what it is. What it is that you really, really want? And then go for it. And don’t let anybody tell you not to. Don’t let anybody talk you out of it, or make you feel silly for doing it,” said Riggle.

The winner gets $10,000, but all the finalists will get at least $500 in scholarship money.