Seniors. Idols. Senior idols.

Brooklyn’s 6th Annual Senior Idol, a contest that draws upon the talents of local senior citizens, is in the works. Seniors perform before a crowd and a panel of judges to win the title of “Brooklyn’s Senior Idol” and $500 on October 13.

Senator Martin Golden will host the event with the support of Xaverian High School and Chapter #5055 of the AARP.

Judges will select 10 contestants from those who audition to compete in the show.

In 2010, 56-year-old Nunzio Franzese, a Gravesend resident, stole the show with his rendition of “Mack the Knife.” This year, the competition will be even tougher with more seniors expected to audition.

Brooklyn residents age 50 or older are asked to audition on Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Xaverian High School at 7100 Shore Road. There is handicapped accessibility available at 71st Street entrance.

Those trying out for the competition are encouraged to bring a CD or cassette tape accompaniment. A piano is available and participants are also welcome to bring a guitar.

“Every year, Brooklyn’s Senior Idol attracts great talent from our Borough and more and more fans show up to cheer on our contestants at the show. This year, as we begin to plan the 6th Annual, I look forward to another successful event which has come a very popular tradition. So if you can sing, be sure to try out. And if you want to see a great show, be there on October 13,” said Golden.

Tickets for the event are $10.00 and can only be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the Xaverian High School Music Scholarship Fund and the purchase of new instruments to support the Xaverian High School music program.

For more information, contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.

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