Over 50 & Love To Sing? Try Out For Golden’s Senior Idol Competition

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Brooklyn Senior Idol 2010 winner Nunzio Franzese. (Photo: Martin J. Golden / Facebook)

Got a favorite song and love to sing? Are you over 50? Then this competition is for you!

Senator Marty Golden, in conjunction with Xaverian High School, announced details for the 10th Annual Brooklyn Senior Idol, a popular contest that highlights the talent of the senior citizens in the borough.

Brooklyn residents age 50 or older are invited to audition on Monday, September 12, starting at 2:30pm, at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road (handicapped accessibility available at 71st Street door).

Those trying out should bring a CD or cassette tape accompaniment. A piano is available for any contestant interested and participants are welcome to bring a guitar.

Contestants will be selected from those who audition to compete on stage at the finals, scheduled for Saturday, October 1, at 7pm. The winner, selected through the votes of the audience and the judges, will
be awarded a $500 prize.

“Every year, Brooklyn’s Senior Idol attracts some great talent from residents of our Borough, who dazzle the crowd with renditions of some of the greatest songs of all time,” said Golden. “This year, as we begin to plan the 10th Annual Senior Idol show, I look forward to another truly entertaining event which has come a very anticipated community tradition. So if you can sing, be sure to try out. And if you want to see a great show, join us at Xaverian High School on October 1.”

Tickets are $10 and can only be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Xaverian High School music program for scholarships and to purchase new instruments. For more information, or to register for auditions, please contact Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 or via email at [email protected].