UPDATE—The winner was chosen Monday night by a panel of judges at Padonia Station. We'll have the update posted as soon as possible.
Who will be the next winner of the annual "" singing competition at ?
It's down the final 17, who will compete tonight at the Timonium sports bar.
The winner will receive $500, a 5-day vacation in Ocean City, a 10-hour recording session and have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a Baltimore Orioles game.
But the real winner is the Ed Block of Courage Foundation, which has been the primary beneficiary of the dual singing contest and fundraiser for the last 11 years.
“This contest is really about reaching out the community, letting people come in and sing with all the proceeds going to a really good cause,” Paul Mittermeier, director of communications for the Ed Block of Courage Award Foundation, told Patch after the semifinals in June.
Tonight's winner will technically be the first "Voice of Baltimore" winner. For the last 10 years, Padonia Station hosted and named its winner "Baltimore Idol."
Independent news website VoiceofBaltimore.org (formerly InvestigativeVoice.com) has leant its name to the fundraiser.
Read more about tonight's contest from VoiceofBaltimore.org here.
The finals start at 8 p.m. at Padonia Station, located at 63 East Padonia Rd.
Are you going? Tell us who you are rooting for in the comments section below.