Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 9 Show: Songs From The Eighties


By: Rosanne Simunovic   As i mentioned last week, I was on vacation for the most of the month of March, so I missed adding a couple of Vocal Masterclass submissions.   However, this week, I did manage to watch and evaluate the Top 9 performances. So, let us move forward to my Vocal Masterclass evaluations and […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 9 Show: Songs From The 80s 


   Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com The mentor for the Top 9 show will be Boy George. Remember him?  This should be very entertaining.  Also, if you wish to be spoiled before the show, I have added a blog topic HERE for your perusal.  Although 11 singers will be perched on the chairs during this Wednesday’s show, only 9 will […]

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Spoiler Alert:  American Idol Season XIV Top 11 Redux Songs Avaiable On iTunes


I wish to thank MJsBigBlog.Com for these song spoilers and links to iTunes. Hard to believe that we are not only treated to song spoilers for Wednesday’s show but also the links to the full length performances on iTunes. Oh the times – they are a – changing! So, if you wish to have a […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion for American Idol Season XIV Top 10: Songs From The Movies


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com. Missing from the picture is Maddie Walker and her irritated appendix. Darn! Ten of the Eleven singers – featured below – will sing Songs From The Movies on Thursday, March 19th. They are: Clark Beckham Daniel Seavey Nick Fradiani Rayvon Owen Quaasim Middleton Jax Joey Cook Maddie Walker Tyanna Jones Adanna Duru Quentin […]

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Spoiler Alert: Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 8: The Battle Rounds Week Two


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice  NB: Just a reminder – I am on vacation until the end of March and having a great time thank you very much. So, if I happen to be MIA, it is because I have no idea what day it is. Yes, while on vacation, every day is Sunday. My boy, Sawyer […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion for American Idol Season XIV Top 11: Party Songs


Picture Credit: American Idol Okay – I am finally getting the hang of the layout of this show this season. It was tricky getting in to the groove of a performance/results show in one night, but I am getting accustomed to this new format. The times they are a-changing!   I came home late last evening […]

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Spoiler Alert: American Idol Season XIV Leaks The Top 12. 


I am on vacation until the end of March, so this will be my blog topic for this week’s vague, rushed performance shows.   I am honestly totally confused and frustrated.  I don’t understand this fast food approach to American Idol this season.  These semi-final shows should have been live and the performers should have been […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 8: The Battle Rounds


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice  Just a reminder – I am on vacation until the end of March and having a great time thank you very much. So, if I happen to be MIA, it is because I have no idea what day it is. Yes, on vacation, every day is Sunday. Therefore, that being said, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: The Top 8 Females Sing Motown With Aretha Franklin


 Live Update At The End Of Article I was disappointed to see the elimination of Savion and Riley on Wednesday. They both brought considerable musical skills to this competition and I felt had depth and potential that we did not have the chance to see and enjoy.  To eliminate 4 instead of 2 singers […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: The Top 8 Males Celebrate Motown With Aretha Franklin


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Updates below as they come in. Get ready from some pretty sad eliminations. Like really sad.  Last week raised the curtain on some very stylistic singers who came totally prepared to win this thing.  The singers that really stood out to me – in no particular order – were Quentin, Quasim, Clark, Savion, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 8: The Blind Auditions Week Two


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice There is some lean and mean talent on The Voice this season. Pretty exceptional, actually. However, my favorite thus far is Sawyer Fredericks from #teampharrell. His performing style and vocal subsance define artistry. He most certainly is in this competition for the long haul. Returning to judge and mentor the singers […]

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Sawyer Fredericks  From Season 8 Of The Voice: Oh! Masterclass! Goodness! 


  < p style=”font-size:16px;color:rgb(45,45,45);font-family:OpenSans, sans-serif;”>Picture Credit: The Voice I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to see and hear this talented young artist perform during Week 2 of the Blind Auditions of The Voice. Where did he come from?  Like where?  He is a superstar waiting to be discovered.  Sawyer Fredericks (his […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: The Top 12 Females


 Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Update:  My apologies to the last few singers who performed last evening. I just noticed that, although I had written critiques for all of them, my blogging platform – WordPress – did not update this blog topic. Very frustrating. However, the last three singers were outstanding – with a special mention to […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: The Top 12 Males


 Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Live Update Of Performances At The End Of The Post Over the next three weeks,  the Semi-Final Rounds of American Idol Season 14 will feature the Top 24 Singers.   On Wednesday, February 25th, the Top 12 Guys will perform, with the viewing audience  deciding via voting who will advance to the […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 3 Finale: The Final Two Showdown: Andrew And Nathan


 Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox   Last week, The Top 4 Mini Chefs made various desserts involving raspberries as the key ingredient. And, to a certain extent, they all struggled to complete the task. Well, not all, actually! Jimmy calmly and professionally made a beautiful raspberry tart. It was restaurant ready to go – it looked and […]

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The Voice Season 8 Is Set To Air On Mondays And Tuesdays Beginning This Week.


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Well, away we go! Another season of The Voice is upon us. So now, with the addition of American Idol over on Fox. we have four nights of reality singing shows. Who can keep up with all this? I will try my best but I am going to need some serious […]

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MasterClass Monday: Mandy Patinkin’s Glorious Performance Of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”


How often will you hear a male singer performing “Somewhere Ofer The Rainbow”? Not too often. Originally performed by Judy Garland in “The Wizard Of Oz”, we normally associate this song with a female vocalist. However, this performance by Mandy Patinkin erased any doubt that a male singer, with the right voice and artistic sensibility, […]

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87th Academy Awards Will Air On Sunday, February 22nd At 8:30 PM On ABC


Picture Credit: Oscar.Com Today is Oscar Sunday everyone. Like you didn’t know. Like you have been living under a rock for the past week! Ha! Watching the telecast of the Academy Awards has been a family tradition from as far back as I can remember. It was a HUGE deal in our house and it […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: The Top 40 House Of Blues Showcase And The Top 24 Reveal


Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox Well, this is it everyone! The week of the Top 24 Reveal! I am very excited and hopeful about this season – American Idol, the one that I know and love, is back with a vengeance. Now, I know the Top 24 names have been leaked all over the Internet but […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 3 Week 7: The Crème De La Crème


Last week, The Top 6 Mini Chefs headed to a fancy restaurant in Los Angeles and pandemonium ensued. This was one nail biter of a show. I am amazed these kids managed to pull any of these dishes off! However, at the end of the say, MasterChef Junior said goodbye to Ayla and Kayla. Hmm. […]

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