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Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga

Now announcing

2023 Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga Winners!

1st Place

Bonnie Hannah

Pianist, Age 82

2nd Place

Jim Herman

Singer, Age 79

3rd Place

Crystal Little

Singer/Pianist, Age 70

People's Choice Award

Trembling Troubadours

Choir, ages 64-80

See what Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga is all about

Enjoy a short recap of Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga, TN 2023.

Join us next year at the Silverdale Center Creekside Theater for the 2024 show!

For more fun, watch a behind the scenes reel from the 2023 show.


Greg Funderburg

Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
Greg Funderburg, host of Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga

Greg Funderburg is an award-winning journalist and podcast host. He most recently spent nine years as morning/noon anchor in Chattanooga, TN helping viewers start their day.  And in that time, he became a viewer-favorite due to his vibrant personality and lively approach to storytelling. He was voted Best of the Best TV Personality by readers of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, as well as Best TV Personality in Chattanooga Business Elite’s Black Excellence Awards in 2021.

Prior to joining the WTVC news team, Greg was a reporter and fill-in anchor with the FOX affiliate in Greenville, South Carolina. The veteran broadcaster has also made stops at other stations throughout the southern region including Columbus, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama.  At age 17, Greg started his television career as a morning host with The Abrams Broadcasting Company in Sylacauga, Alabama.


Danielle Farrell

Author, Dancer, and Director

Danielle Farrell is a Self Published Author of Dancing for The King, professional choreographer/dancer and Artistic Director of  Raw Art Dance & Entertainment Dance Academy located in Southeast Tennessee, where she and her team focuses on educating and enhancing young artists in excellence through the fine arts with the Gospel at the center.

She is currently signed to Fresh Talent agency located in Nashville, Tennessee and has worked as a professional dancer and model on sets including, Krystal’s Commercial “Square Talk,” Jon Pardi’s “Heartache Medication,” and the  Breland Chevy Commercial “Don’t Touch My Truck,” and more.


Ashley Rogers

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Performer

Ashley Rogers is a Knoxville area native who made Chattanooga her home in 2010. She is a local business owner, avid philanthropist, theatre performer, and a former Miss Tennessee at Cosmos United States Pageants. Ashley owns Magic Lamp Entertainment and Knoxville Princess parties, which are professional character entertainment companies based in Chattanooga and Knoxville, respectively. She most recently started an annual children’s expo, Kid Quest, and will be producing and directing a children’s sing-along show in September.

Ashley has a heart for children and giving back to her community. She has worked with many organizations such as Children’s Miracle Network, Austin Hatcher Foundation, St. Jude’s, and more. Through her character companies and as Miss Tennessee she has been able to bring monetary donations, items of need, free character visits, and other acts of service to multiple non-profits across East Tennessee. 


Rodney Van Valkenburg

Executive Director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre
Rodney Van Valkenburg, Judge for Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga

Rodney is Executive Director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Rodney started at the CTC (known then as the Little Theatre) in 1983 as the first full-time Youth Theatre Director. He served for more than 18 years as Director of Programs and as Director of Education. Before coming back to CTC, Rodney was Vice President of ArtsBuild.

Rodney has been a participant in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education program since 2003 and served on the program’s Advisory Committee. Rodney served as the coordinator for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County, TN Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child site also through the Kennedy Center.


Steve Darmody

Award Winning Christian Recording Artist
Steve Darmody, Judge for Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga

Steve Darmody is an award-winning Christian recording artist who has been regarded as one of the outstanding voices in gospel music. He has recorded eight CDs with some of the finest musicians and producers in Christian music. His voice has been compared to Bing Crosby and Pat Boone thus giving him the nickname, “the milkchocolate voice of gospel music.” He has been featured internationally at stellar events and in some of the most celebrated venues like Carnegie Hall, The Washington Cathedral, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Pentagon, and for the US Senate. He has toured in all 50 states and in 48 countries, for a cumulative concert total exceeding 4,000. Mr. Darmody performs for all denominations and has appeared dozens of times on national Christian telecasts such as the Trinity Broadcasting Network, 3ABN, Daystar, Crossroads, and others. While serving as president of Morning Song Music for forty years, Mr. Darmody maintained a rigorous performance schedule until Covid moved him to a new career in real estate. 

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What Happened at the 2022 Show

On September 13th, 2022, 10 Seniors performed in the Big Show “Seniors Got Talent” at the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall.

Congratulations to all contestants for a superb performance!

The Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga People’s Choice Award went to Keith and Carolyn Bobo, both 71! This musical duo wowed the crowd with their performance of “His Grace Is Sufficient.”

Our 3rd place went to the ballroom dancing group, Choo Choo Diamonds. The team, ages 66-75, danced to “Funky Mama.”

2nd place went to singer and guitarist John Ludington, 76, with his original song, “She’s All of We,” that he wrote for his daughter.

1st place went to 64 year-old singer and guitarist Randall Farrell. He performed his original song, “Mystery of Love.”

All proceeds benefit the work of the Morning Pointe Foundation, providing nursing scholarships and caregiver support programs.

Audition Info

Location: Morning Pointe of Greenbriar Cove

Time: 2-4 PM

Address: 9650 Leyland Drive, Ooltewah, TN 37363

Phone: (423) 396-6999

Final deadline for all auditions is June 19

Location: Morning Pointe of East Hamilton

Time: 1-3 PM

Address: 1776 Generations Way, (9700 Block E. Brainerd Road) Ooltewah, TN 37363

Phone: (423) 212-1208

Final deadline for all auditions is June 19

Location: Morning Pointe of Chattanooga

Time: 2-5 PM

Address: 7719 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 296-0097

Final deadline for all auditions is June 19

Location: Morning Pointe of Hixson

Time: 5 PM (During Family Night)

Address: 5501 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343

Phone: (423) 847-1370

Final deadline for all auditions is June 19

Audition for Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga