Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 22: You’re The Apple Of My Eye 


  Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Last week heralded a great start to Season 6 of  MasterChef!  And, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of the home cooks.  They all have great personalities and, of course, a true, raw desire to be the best cook possible.  However, for me, there were two standouts – personality […]

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“MCL Picks From America’s Got Talent Season 10 Premiere Show With Videos


   Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC Quick Update: I forgot to mention how absolutely thrilled I am with this Golden Buzzer option.  This is new to AGT this season and, if the act achieves a Golden Buzz by one of the judges, they are instantly advanced to the live shows. Each judge can use the buzzer once […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10 Premiere Week


    Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC  It’s summer time!  Well, almost!  And with the premiere of Season 10 of America’s Got Talent, we know that our summertime TV fun has just begun.   This show packs a wallop of surprises to entertain and sustain you on a warm summer night after a day at the […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For The Premiere Of MasterChef Season 6: The Top 40


 Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox  Oh my goodness. What’s going on around here?  I totally forgot that MasterChef was set to hit your TV screen or iPad or whatever you use to view this fabulous show.  The Premiere of MasterChef Season 6 airs on Wednesday, May 20th from 8:00 – 10:00 Pm on Fox.  Returning judges, Gordon Ramsay  and […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 4 Results Show: The Finale


   Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Look at that fabulous lineup!  Wheeeee!!   We are in for a phenomenal ride on Tuesday evening.   The Voice Finale airs at 8:00 PM on NBC and the winner will finally be announced. I will be monumentally surprised if it is not Sawyer Fredericks.  I predicted his win months ago!  I feel […]

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The Voice Season 8 Koryn Hawthorne and Pharell Williams “Can’t Work It Out”


 What in the name of “whatever” is this hiccup version of “We Can Work It Out”, as performed by The Voice Top 4 vocalist, Koryn Hawthorne, and her coach/mentor Pharrell Williams?   It’s like they are having a seizure throughout this performance.  It is the epitome of awkwardness. Really and truly!  What an absolute mess […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 4 Performance Show


    Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Well, The Voice took a nasty turn last week when they voted out one of the most talented vocalists to ever appear on this show, India Carney, in favor of Koryn Hawthorne.  Look, I  harbour no animosity toward  Koryn.  She is a passionate, if not “over the top” vocalist that everyone feels is […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 2 Results Show: The Grand Finale 


   Picture Credit: American Idol Before I begin, let me just say how upset I am at the multitude of people cheering the demise of American Idol. Really? REALLY?  This show was and continues to be (for one more year) a ground – breaking show, discovering and nurturing talent better than anything currently happening on […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 3 Results And Top 2 Performance Show 


 Picture Credit: American Idol With American Idol’s savvy timing of the announcement that next season will be the final season for the show, the media has exploded with articles and comments galore about this recent turn of events.   In fact,  American Idol’s announcement that the 2015-2016 season will be the last one has cast a […]

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Song Spoilers For The Voice Top 5. Better Late Than Never


I am adding these songs as the show is airing. Sorry I am late.  Remember – do not download these songs until the show has aired in your time zone or the download will not count toward votes for your favourite artist.  As I watch the show, both India  and Sawyer gave incredible performances and […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 5 Show


   Picture Credit: The Voice And then there were 5!   With two more weeks of performances, we are already deep into the semi final week of Season 8 of The Voice.  All  the judges are represented in this very talented group of singers pictured above. Teams Adam, Blake and Christina have one singer remaining in the Semi […]

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American Idol 2015 – 2016 Will Be The Final Season. Fox Announces Its New Fall LineUp


   Okay, someone stop the bleeding. Now!  This news is beyond sad.  The Fox Network just announced its new PrimeTime Series for the 2015-2016 season.  In the release, new, returning and cancelled shows were highlighted.  The Bad News:  the 2015-2016 season of American Idol will be the final season.  I cannot say that I am truly […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4/3 Performance Show. 


By: Rosanne Simunovic Okay, so this week, all the Top 4 singers sang even though it was a Top 3 show. I am so confused. Seriously, this show changes the rules every week. Anyway, let us move forward to my Vocal Masterclass evaluations and I welcome your commentary and suggestions after the read!

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 3 Show: Song Choices From Scott Borchetta, Judges and Hometowns 


  Picture Credit: American Idol Can this show be more confusing?   This week’s show is a Top 3 show but 4 singers will be acknowledged Wednesday evening. Well, until 1 is eliminated based on last week’s votes, therefore removing all the wind from his or sails. Can some one stop the madness known as American Idol […]

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The Voice Season 8 Top 6 Song Spoilers. 


Thanks once again to MJsBigBlog.Com, we have song spoilers for the Top 6 and this week we will hear two songs from each artist. Here we go and remember – do not download these songs until after the show has aired in your time zone or they will not count as votes for your favourite artist […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 6 Show


   Update: With 15 minutes to the live show, it looks like Kimberly, Koryn and Sawyer are generating the most buzz on iTunes.  The Popularity Icon is all filled for these three singers and rather empty for India,Meghan and Joshua. India sounds amazing. Do not let her slip through the cracks everyone.  The Song Spoilers […]

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Okay Shania Fans: A Blast From The Past. 


 This performance of the Timmins High And Vocational School Band brought a smile to my face. Recorded sometime in the 80s, many of my vocalists were dedicated members of this band, conducted here by Joe Bilenki.  Those kids were so dedicated to their music. They lived the art – as instrumentalists and singers – and […]

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol: Lengthen The Performance Time Frame And More. So.Much.More. 


Am I the only one who detests the watered down time frame for the performances by the American Idol finalists?  Yes, they can squeeze in two songs in two hours but, after watching the full – length performances on The Voice, I much prefer the “quality over the quantity” mentality of arranging songs.  The 90-minute […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4 Show: Personal and Judges’ Hometowns Choice 


By: Rosanne Simunovic We are getting down to the wire now. In just three weeks, we will be crowning a new American Idol and this Top 4 are pulling out every trick in the book to be the last woman or man standing. I was so sad to see the elimination of Tyanna. Like really […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 5 Singers: Personal And Judges’ Hometown Picks. 


  Picture Credit: American Idol This in from AmericanIdol.Com: “Strip the lights, kill the fog machine, back the trusses off the stage. We’re trading that extravagant arena feel for something a lot more intimate this week. The Top 5 (aka your Idol Tour 2015 lineup) will be delivering two songs each, selections that define them…and define the […]

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