Seniors get their acts together
  • Friday 21 August 2009

Mayor Bob Abbot today launched the Sunshine Coast’s 2009 Senior Superstar talent quest at the Healthy Ageing Expo at the Lake Kawana Community Centre.

Now in its fourth year, the talent quest is open to solo performers, duos, trios and groups. Competitors can sing, dance, play music, or do stand-up comedy–whatever they do best to entertain a live audience.

The expo and talent quest launch was opened by last year's Senior Superstar winners, female ensemble Quintessence, with their performance of "If I loved you" from Carousel and finalist, Michael Wouters, performed his winning version of the James Brown classic "I Feel Good".

Anyone aged over 50 is invited to attend the auditions being held on Wednesday 16 September starting at 10am at Living Choice Retirement Village, Twin Waters.

The grand final of this year’s talent quest will be held at the Caloundra RSL on Saturday 7 November from 2pm. The public is welcome to attend the heats and especially the grand final, which last year attracted more than 600 people.

Heats will run on the following dates and locations from 2pm each day:

  • Heat 1 Saturday 3 October at the Tewantin-Noosa RSL
  • Heat 2 Saturday 10 October at the Maroochy RSL
  • Heat 3 Saturday 17 October at the Nambour RSL

Living Choice, Queensland Government Department of Communities, The Public Trustee, Sunshine FM 104.9, Sunshine Coast Daily, Channel 7, National Seniors Australia, TravelTrain Holidays and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council are joining together to ensure an exciting and fun-filled program as well as lots of great prizes!

The launch of Senior Superstar took place as part of the official opening of the inaugural Healthy Ageing & Lifestyle Expo presented by Reflections Support Services.