In this virtual world we live in, the talented singers who took part in Prestige Sings! can’t exactly do a curtain call. But with that said, our popular singing competition has come to an end, and the performers put on an incredible show worthy of plaudits.
At the beginning of June, the competition started with 30 videos from residents, 10 in the group category, and eight in the staff division.
After four rounds of competition and over 1,700 votes cast, we narrowed it down, and have our winners. The victors were announced earlier today in a live Facebook broadcast, but in case you missed it, we also have them right here.
First up, in the group category, we have the duo of Erinn and Jonathon from Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place taking the crown. Here is their rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine”:
Next up is the staff category. After there were eight entries to begin the competition, our winner is Manuel from Prestige Assisted Living at Marysville. Here he is with his version of “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera:
And in the main event, we have our resident category. We began with an amazing 30 entries among our residents, and over four weeks narrowed it down to a final four. In the end, Alice from Prestige Senior Living Monticello Park wins the category. Here she is performing “I Come to the Garden Alone”:
Congratulations to Alice, Erinn, Jonathon, and Manuel on their victories!
Prestige Sings! was not only a great opportunity for our staff and residents to have some fun and enjoy friendly competition, but we’ve written extensively over the last few weeks about the practical benefits that singing has for seniors. From the physical and mental health benefits of singing, to the impact singing and music can have on those with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, it’s part of Prestige’s overall commitment to health and wellness for seniors.
It’s also been a terrific social benefit for our residents – whether it was taking part in the competition with friends, gathering to view the videos and vote, or watching the live finale at a community watch party, it’s helped bring our seniors together as we start to come out the other side of COVID-19.
Thank you to all our residents and staff who took part, and to everyone who took time to watch the videos and vote. We can’t wait to come back even bigger and better next year!