NEW YORK (WLNY) — Empire City’s Lucky Break, held at Empire City Casino and Raceway in Yonkers, is a show about giving aspiring singers a chance to make their dreams come true.

Local talent, 25-year-old Nicole Ortiz is from Newark, N.J., and she joined us on The Couch, alongside the show’s co-host Clare Galterio, to talk about winning the contest.

Ortiz won a grand prize of $25,000 and a trip for two to Hollywood to audition for major record company executives.