Cheer on your local Senior Superstar
  • Thursday 29 October 2009

Thirteen acts showcasing the Sunshine Coast’s most talented seniors will compete for the coveted Senior Superstar crown in the Grand Final on Saturday 7 November at the Caloundra RSL.

Belly dancers, female impersonators and pop singers were among the 58 acts that performed over three hotly-contested heats in Noosa, Maroochydore and Nambour to make it through to the final.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges – including Gold Logie winning actor John Wood – based on one nail-biting performance at the grand final. And residents are encouraged to be there to cheer on their favourite acts at this free event which last year attracted an audience of more than 600 people.

Finalists include:

  • Self-taught harmonica groover Ann Finch, 87, from Birtinya, performing a Medley of Waltzing Matilda and “Danny Boy” on the harmonica
  • Rock’n’roll singer and retired tailor, Johnny Bee, 68, from Currimundi, who will get the crowd rocking to the Johnny O’Keefe classic “Sing, Sing, Sing”, in one of his hand made suits
  • Tap dancing group Allez Katz who will show some smart tapping moves to the tune “Get Happy”. Most of the ladies have not been on stage since they were young girls.
  • “Rocco and Rosella” dressage sketch, George Farmer, 62, from Caloundra
  • Singer and guitarist Miha Waahi, 56, from Sunshine Beach, singing “I Can’t Stop Loving You”
  • Soprano master Rosie Camilleri, from Buderim, performing “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera
  • Comedic duo The Likely Lads, Brian Williams, 62, from Buddina and Geoffrey Harrod-Eagles, 58, from Minyama, will inject humour into the day performing a song called “Working Where the Sun Don’t Shine”
  • Retired Executive Chef and ballad belter Ron Smith, from Beerwah, performing the Frank Sinatra classic “My Way”
  • The Tap Katz will attempt to dance their way into the hearts of judges and the audience with “Beyond the Sea”
  • Tom Doyle, 71, from Moffat Beach, performing the Elvis version of “The Impossible Dream”
  • Singer Roger Hardy, 66, from Buderim, singing a self-penned song about his love of the Sunshine Coast called “Where I am Now”
  • Trevor Mitchell, 66, from Mooloolaba, who only started singing four years ago, will be performing the Chris De Burgh hit “Lady in Red”
  • Band ‘Rockin On’ with members from across the Coast performing a medley of “Tiki Stomp and Johnny Be Good”.

Gold Logie winner John Wood, star of the long-running Aussie TV series Blue Heelers, will make a special appearance at the Grand Final as guest judge.

Make your way to the Caloundra RSL on Saturday 7 November at 2pm for a show to remember. Arrive early as places fill up quickly. Doors open at 1pm.

Visit council’s website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for more details or call a friendly customer service centre on 5475 7272