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Seniors Got Talent Lexington

Now announcing

2023 Seniors Got Talent Lexington Winners!

1st Place

Ron Cheak

Singer, Age 68

2nd Place

Collins & Cox

Musical Duo, Ages 62 & 64

3rd Place

Glitterbugs

Dance Group, Ages 64-87

People's Choice Award

The Capital Steppers

Line Dancers, ages 62-81

See what Seniors Got Talent Lexington is all about

Enjoy a short recap of Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent Lexington, KY 2023. 

Join us September 10 at the Lexington Opera House for the 2024 show!

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

Co-Hosts

Doug High

Doug High has been a news anchor at ABC 36 since 2009 and currently co-anchors News at Noon with his wife, Lyssa High.

Long-standing ABC 36 viewers will recall that Doug was our morning and noon news anchor for 10 years before accepting the position of executive director for the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation in 2019 and he continues in that role while also very excited to be back on the weekday anchor desk along with hosting the weekly feature report “Kentucky History Treasures” in partnership with the Kentucky Historical Society.

An Emmy award-winning 30-year television broadcasting veteran, Doug has also produced/directed numerous programs and documentaries seen statewide on KET/PBS through his own production company, High Impact Productions.

Doug is a commander/public affairs officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, having requested a direct commission following Sept. 11, 2001. His missions have taken him around the world over the past 20 years. Commander High is a decorated veteran, having deployed to Afghanistan in 2017.

Lyssa High

Lyssa originally joined the ABC 36 team in 2017 as co-host on Midday Kentucky, but she has been a part of the extended ABC 36 family for years as the wife of Doug High! Lyssa is now the host of News at Noon and Hometown Tours.
 
Hometown Tours features different places to eat, shop, and explore throughout Central Kentucky.
 
Originally from the small town of Willard in Northwest Ohio, Lyssa graduated from Kent State University with a theatre degree. She and Doug moved to Lexington in 2000 following her spending three years in Nashville, pursuing a singer/songwriter career.
 
A 12-year run in pharmaceutical sales came next, along with a family: two sons, Jackson (12) and Harrison (8). Lyssa has amassed a diverse on-camera TV resume.
 
She was the on-camera commercial spokesperson for Legacy Nissan for several years and hosted a local car sales program for them. Corporate and commercial work for clients such as Sam’s Club. Lyssa has acted in a Star Wars fan film, been a Disney paid extra in the major motion picture Secretariat (don’t blink! She’s in the yellow dress in the stands at Keeneland) and appeared in Doug Highs KET/PBS documentary on Lexington’s notorious Victorian era Madame, Belle Brezing. She has even appeared as a contestant on The Price is Right! (Yes, she did kiss Bob Barker, but do NOT bring up the Showcase Showdown!)

Judge

Meaghan Richardson

A lifelong pianist and vocalist, Meaghan’s musical roots began growing in the music ministry world at a very young age. Through prayerful ministry she found deep purpose and drive, but quickly expanded to include a passion in the sounds of reggae, funk, soul, bluegrass and folk, as well as strengths in the recording arts. An extremely versatile vocalist with an angelic, soulful, and rich tone and a wide range, it’s a sound that truly captivates. Dabbling in numerous bands and projects over the past decade, she has found herself reflecting on the legacy she wants to leave, and the musical mark she has always intended to make on the world. Her solo and teaching career, as well as being a mother to two boys fills her heart. She is excited to be a part of this event! 

Judge

Austin S. Robinson

Austin Robinson, judge for Seniors Got Talent Lexington

Austin is a board-certified music therapist and visiting lecturer of music therapy at the University of Kentucky. Austin is a doctoral student in Rehabilitation and Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky and also the owner of Edge Music Therapy in Lexington, KY.

Austin serves as a board member and conference coordinator for the Southeast Region of the American Music Therapy Association. He also serves as a board member with the Bluegrass Parkinson’s Association.

Austin believes music can contribute to health and wellness. His primary areas of interest include utilization of music therapy in interdisciplinary treatment and the intersection of music, aging, and the brain. 

Judge

Richard Ryan

Richard Ryan, judge for Seniors Got Talent Lexington

Richard Ryan is an actor and singer from the Louisville Kentucky area. He has performed with The Kentucky Opera, the Stephen Foster Story, and multiple local theatres. He is a published writer and currently works as Regional Director of Facial5 Dermacare, Skincare and Color, Austin Texas. Richard and his wife Cathy have 3 adult children.

Richard Ryan is the 2021 Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent Lexington Winner.

Judge

Mallory Hudson

Mallory Hudson, Bowling Green native and University of Kentucky student, is Miss Kentucky 2023. She is a 2020 graduate of South Warren High School where she was named a 2019 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar.

Mallory has been in over 40 theatrical productions, including a feature film, Beauty Mark, which was awarded the Best Narrative Feature Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival. Her favorite role to date is Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!. Additionally, Mallory is a two time Kentucky State Beta Speech Champion, served as a 2023 Kentucky Derby Festival Princess, and was named a Cycle 12 Jovani “It Girl” for her modeling work with Jovani Fashions in Atlanta and New York.

Mallory’s Community Service Initiative is Inclusive Stages, which is designed to provide theatrical and artistic opportunities for individuals with special needs. Through her CSI, Mallory has had the honor of implementing a number of initiatives to further inclusivity efforts in the state. For example, she has initiated inclusive acting classes for individuals with a diagnosis of Down syndrome, written a children’s book Inclusive Stages, created a podcast “Inclusive Stages: Behind the Curtain,” and distributed sensory kits to Kentucky theaters to make them more accessible for those individuals with sensory processing disorders. Ultimately, Inclusive Stages strives to teach people to look for capabilities instead of disabilities and welcome all to not only the theatrical stage but also to the stage that is life! Mallory was awarded the 2023 Kentucky Farm Bureau Quality of Life Award for her work with Inclusive Stages.

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What Happened at the 2023 Show

On September 12, 2023, 10 Seniors performed in the Big Show “Seniors Got Talent” at the Lexington Opera House.

Congratulations to all contestants for a superb performance! 

The Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent Lexington People’s Choice Award went to the Capital Steppers, 62-81, and their dance montage of “Rock Around the Clock,” “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

3rd place went to to the Glitterbugs, 64-87! They gave a lively dance performance to “All That Jazz.”

2nd place went to Collins & Cox, 62 & 64, who performed a musical medley of “Hey, Good Looking,” “Gentle on My Mind,” and “Glory Train.”

1st place went to Ron Cheak, 68! Ron took home the Grand Prize of $500 for singing the song “The Best Is Yet To Come.” Congratulations, and well done!

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

Location: Morning Pointe of Danville

Time: 5-7 PM (During Family Night)

Address: 1375 Perryville Rd., Danville, KY 40422

Phone: (859) 965-1008

Final deadline for all auditions is August 2

Locations: Morning Pointe of Frankfort

Time: 5-7 PM (During Family Night)

Addresses: 68 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 226-5888  

Final deadline for all auditions is August 2

Location: Morning Pointe of Richmond

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM (During Family Night)

Address: 1400 Gibson Bay Drive, Richmond, KY 40475

Phone: (859) 626-5000

Final deadline for all auditions is August 2

Locations: Morning Pointe of Lexington

Times: 5-7 PM (During Family Night)

Addresses: 233 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY 40503

Phone: (859) 554-0060

Final deadline for all auditions is August 2

Location: Morning Pointe of Lexington-East

Times: 5-7 PM

Addresses: 150 Shoreside Drive, Lexington, KY 40515

Phone: (859) 721-0350

Final deadline for all auditions is August 2

Locations: Morning Pointe of Louisville

Times: 5-7 PM (During Family Night)

Addresses: 4711 South Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40291

Phone: (502) 873-3800 

Final deadline for all auditions is August 2

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