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Morning Pointe Foundation’s Seniors Got Talent, Franklin competition for Oct. 11 now taking auditions

promo image of Seniors Got Talent, Franklin, tryouts

On Oct. 11, 2022, ten talented senior adults will get the chance to shine as part of the 3rd Annual Seniors Got Talent, Franklin variety show produced by the Morning Pointe Foundation in conjunction with Morning Pointe Senior Living at The Franklin Theatre.

Morning Pointe’s event seeks to showcase local senior talent and celebrate the young-at-heart. Auditions for Seniors Got Talent Franklin are happening now through Sept. 8 for in-person auditions or Sept. 16 for online auditions. Details – including locations, times and how to upload a video of a senior performance – can be found at morningpointefoundation.com/seniorsgottalent.

Participants are not required to be Morning Pointe residents; anyone 62 years young or older may apply. Acts showcasing talents of all kinds are welcome but should not exceed three minutes in length. Ten seniors or acts (including groups) will ultimately be selected to perform in the big show.

Lisa Spencer, chief meteorologist at News4 WSMV, will serve as the master of ceremonies, returning as host for the third year.

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The overall winner will receive $500.

photo of Jan Douglas, last year's winner
Jan Douglas, last year’s winner

Tickets for the grand finale will be $25 and will go on sale in mid- to late-September.

Those who wish to inquire about VIP sponsorships should contact Morning Pointe Foundation Executive Director Miranda Perez at (423) 238-5330.

Last year’s showcase highlighted some amazing winners. First place and the $250 cash prize went to Jan Douglas with her singing and dancing routine to “Birth of the Blues.” Second place went to saxophonist Reed Harrod, who played “As Time Goes By.” BJ Williams took third place singing his original song, “I Love that Kid,” about his grandson.

Douglas will open this year’s show.

Morning Pointe also sponsors similar Seniors Got Talent competitions in Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as Lexington, Kentucky.

The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by Tennessee-based senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsor educational awareness events, and fund clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast.

Founded in 1997, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living, personal care, and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states and is celebrating its silver anniversary in 2022.

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