After a "fiercely competitive" series of auditions, Morning Pointe Senior Living and the Morning Pointe Foundation announce that 10 finalists have been chosen for the “Seniors Got Talent” talent competition. These finalists will perform before a panel of judges at the “Seniors Got Talent” grand finale at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre in Chattanooga on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
“We are so excited for the ‘Seniors Got Talent’ grand finale,” said Audra Hopkins, the executive director of the Morning Pointe Foundation. “Each act is so unique and clearly demonstrates the contestants’ passion. It’s such an honor to be able to share these incredible seniors’ talents with the community.”
More than 10 years ago, the “Seniors Got Talent” competition began life as “Senior Idol” at the Morning Pointe of Hixson assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community. The 2019 “Seniors Got Talent” contest will build on the decade of tradition started at Morning Pointe of Hixson while expanding its scope and furthering its mission of engaging local seniors.
The grand finale of “Seniors Got Talent” will feature NewsChannel9 anchor Kim Chapman and retired NC9 anchor Calvin Sneed as special co-hosts. The judges panel will include Carla Pritchard, owner of Chattanooga Presents!; Nina Coppinger, piano teacher of 40 years and former choral director for Loftis Middle School; Rodney Van Valkenberg, interim president and director of grants and initiatives at ArtsBuild; and Cinnamon Smith, founder and artistic director of Flutterby Dance Theatre.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.
Tickets for the grand finale can be purchased through the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for $20. Seats can be reserved by calling 423-267-8534 or online at www.morningpointefoundation.com/seniorsgottalent.