Would that all of us show the guts, gumption and style of these 60-70 year old New York hoofers as they participate in Brooklyn’s Senior Idol way back in 2009. I dare you to watch it and not tear up a bit. It’s impossible to watch it through and not think,”Wow I hope I can still do that at their age”.
And these elderly hot shoe shufflers swinging their glamorous gams remind us that Senior Idol in Brooklyn didn’t just happen way back when, it’s still an annual thing, with talented seniors competing for the glamor of being the Senior idol for this year.
The big glitzy and glamorous TV show ‘American Idol’ seems to be giving up the ghost after a long run, but they threatened the Brooklynite Seniors with a court case if they didn’t stop using the ‘Idol’ name in their competition. Fortunately before things got ugly some corporate type suddenly realized that bashing up a group of well meaning senior cits wasn’t going to do help the brand look good and pulled back on their threats.
So this years effort is just about to get underway on October 3 at the Xaverian High School at 7100 Shore Road, Bay Ridge at 7 pm. All the proceeds got to the Xaverian High School music program so all the terrific senior singers and high stepping seniors are not jsut having a whale of a time but doing good at the same time. Hit it, ladies and gents, you’re terrific.