One Brooklyn senior’s voice rose above the rest at the seventh annual Senior Idol competition in Bay Ridge on Oct. 5.
Sherry Kayser of Midwood took home the top honors at the event sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge), with her rousing rendition of the Duprees’ doo-wop classic “You Belong to Me.” The 62-year-old overcame tough competition — and a wide variety of musical styles — from nine rivals at Our Lady of Angels Church, at the corner of 73rd Street and Fourth Avenue.
Golden praised both Kayser and her competitors, saying the contest displayed terrific talent and made for a wonderful evening for the nearly 200 people in attendance.
“Saturday night we held what I consider to be the best event of the year. It was a night full of excitement and great entertainment,” said Golden.
Kayser will get to open up Golden’s annual summer concert series in 2014.
Kayser competed last year with her take on Neil Sadaka’s “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” but lost to Marine Park resident Vincent Frisari.