LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The only requirement in order to compete in the 3rd Annual Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent competition is that you must be 62 years young.
On Thursday, The Morning Pointe Foundation gave Kentucky seniors the opportunity to showcase their talents in a competition similar to that of America’s Got Talent.
If you weren’t there to see it yourself, there was only one way to describe the performers.
“Inspiration,” said Morning Pointe Foundation Executive Director Miranda Perez. “No matter how old you are, you can always fulfil your childhood dream. Which was one of our contestant’s dreams was to be a country music star and she gets to be a star tonight and also a great opportunity to have an evening where we bring all ages together.”
The reason to keep an event like this going for Morning Pointe is simple.
“We do this to showcase anyone in the Lexington market who wants to be a part of showcasing their talent here on a stage,” Co-founder and CEO for Morning Pointe Franklin Farrow said. “Last year we had someone come up to us and say this has been a dream come true, ever since I was a young person, I wanted to get on stage and perform and now finally I got the opportunity to do that.”
There are a few things that could have been taken away from these ‘dream achievers’.
“Age is a number,” said judge Austin Robinson. “The smiles on the faces right there and getting up there and crushing it, it was wonderful.”
“I think they are really excited because a lot of them, this has been their dream, is to perform at the Lexington Opera house and it just kind of shows you that you’re never too old to live out your dreams,” Perez said.
All the proceeds raised from Thursday went to scholarship funds for nursing students at Eastern Kentucky University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College with more than $17,000 raised.