NSW has the right 'Rhythmix' for talent show
JUST like the state of origin the annual Aveo's Got Talent competition held at Robina late last month has crossed the border.
The second annual event for local seniors was won by Rhythmix from Aveo Banora Point.
The group, who have been together for four years, were second in last year's inaugural show but thrilled the crowd with their rendition of Far Away Places and I Still Call Australia to go one better this time.
Group leader Maureen Tiago said the group of Banora ladies were a bit overwhelmed to win this year.
"Well when we were in the first one last year, we came in second," Maureen said.
"So we decided we'd give it another go see how we performed.
"We're really excited with our win this year as last year there were only three of us [and] this year we had six. So exciting time to put up some other girls as well which was great.
"We've been doing this about four years, spreading our wings and recruiting as we go along. It's only ever been a few of us but we go and sing at various nursing homes and retirement villages.
"And when we do perform, we usually do an hour for the villages and we try to do it as a theme for that particular performance. We've done travel, round the world and wear the hats that suit the country. We've done love songs for Valentine's Day and we always do a big show for ANZAC day.
"Some of these girls have never done it before but, some of us are old stage hands if you like. For the others it gives them an idea of what performing is like and the joy it can bring."
"To see their faces when we were called out, it was amazing. There were tears of joy, that was a stand out for me. I was so happy to see that."
Spectators tapped their feet to the beat and sang-a-long in delight at the event at the Robina Aveo's Reef Club House as more than 70 Aveo residents join together to show off their skills in a variety of acts including dancing, singing, stand-up comedy, tai chi, choir groups and even a rockin' Elvis tribute performance.
Aveo's Got Talent, now in it's second year, provides the opportunity for the local community of all ages to celebrate the valuable contributions of seniors.
Aveo's Got Talent provides the opportunity for the local community of all ages to celebrate the valuable contributions of seniors ahead of Queensland Seniors Week.
For more information please contact: Beth Uttley on behalf of Aveo on 0430726564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.