Dynamic 65 Year Old Performs Proud Mary Like A Rock Star
FaithTap Staff 2/12/2019
Along with age comes wisdom and beauty that transcends trends. What most people fail to remember is that it also comes with spunk - lots of it. We associate growing old with the more serious aspects of life, not to mention the expected routine: settling down, spending time with the family, and committing to more laid-back activities. For most people, getting older means either a quiet life or a happier, louder one. Some choose to retire to small, quiet places while there are those who feel that they still haven't done enough. For sixty-five-year-old Barbara Parzeczewski, life is about singing your heart out and dancing for the whole world.
The Voice: Senior served as the perfect setting for Barbara to introduce her larger than life personality to the world and show that with her, getting older means just getting started. The show, created for the purpose of letting elders aged sixty years old and above showcase their singing talent, is a refreshing break from the usual talent-search television programs that feature younger hopefuls eager to take on the stage. It's the perfect reminder that limits can be broken and that age really is nothing but a number.
Barbara Parzeczewski, with her edgy haircut and her life-of-the-party demeanor, can make just about anybody sit up and take notice. No one knew what to expect when she appeared onstage looking like a true rockstar. After all, how many elders can you see sporting such a trendy hairstyle with a stylish ensemble to match? Talk about deviating from the norm of dressing according to age. Her commanding presence was the perfect introduction to her memorable performance of Tina Turner's version of "Proud Mary." The number started off slow until it progressed into a production packed with attitude, eliciting delighted yells, cheers, and thunderous applause from the audience.
Barbara didn't look like she was on that stage to make an impression on the judges, the audience, and the viewers. Nor did it look like she was in it for the prizes and the exposure. It was different in the most refreshing way - the kind of scene that reminded you of letting loose and singing along out loud when your favorite song comes on the radio, or partying with your friends and not caring much about who's watching. She owned the stage and turned the song into her own masterpiece, singing without missing a beat.