Eleven finalists will be going after the title of Senior Idol for 2012 in a talent contest to take place in Bay Ridge. The 11 contestants, who will be performing in the finals on Oct. 13, all have two things in common – they are all over the age of 50 and they are all talented singers.
The Sixth Annual Senior Idol contest, sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge), will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, starting at 7 p.m.
“We are just days away from what is now a very popular Brooklyn tradition, Senior Idol,” Golden said. “This year, we again have another list of performers who have great talent and will be sure to entertain the crowd. If you are looking for a night of laughter, tears, and true fun right in our neighborhood, don’t miss the show.”
The finalists, who auditioned for the show in September, and the songs they will sing, are: David Vann, (“I Guess It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”); Audret Melikian, ( “I Could Have Danced All Night”); Hector Gonzales (“Cara Mia Mine”); Victoria Keller (“I Believe I Can Fly”); Andrew Gandolfo (“Travelin’ Man”); Irene Dobronski (“Mamma Said”); Vincent Frisari (“Nessun Dorma”); Jennifer Guido (“Everyday I Have The Blues”); Sherry Kayser (“Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”); Anthony D’Augusta (“Hallelujiah, I Love Her So”); and Gagz Danzo (“Mac The Knife”).
The program will also feature a performance by 2011 Senior Idol winner Eddie Gentile. Radio legend Joe Franklin will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, and a panel of judges, including New York radio Personality Jim Kerr, will choose Brooklyn’s new Senior Idol. The winner will be selected through the votes of the audience and the judges.
Tickets for the event are $10.00 and can only be purchased at the door, with all proceeds going to benefit the Xaverian High School Music Scholarship Fund and to purchase new instruments to support the Xaverian High School music program.
For more information, call Golden’s office at 718 238-6044.