David Archuleta Fanblast Site Initiates Live Blog With Masterclass Lady

David Archuleta Fanblast Site

Yes, it is indeed true. I have been invited to participate in a live blog on David Archuleta’s extremely successful Fanblast Site. It’s all going down on Friday, June 20th at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.

Special thanks to the entire Fanblast community, especially Gail Hyatt, who worked so hard to make this happen.

This is indeed an honor for me, as I am a huge Archie fan. Therefore, I look forward to meeting all of his fans and answering as many of their questions as is possible in the allotted time frame.

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

31 Responses to “David Archuleta Fanblast Site Initiates Live Blog With Masterclass Lady”

  1. I was thrilled when I read the news. Can’t wait! See you Fri. @ 9:00.

  2. What exactly is the allotted time frame? I’m sure we David Archuleta fans could use A TON of your time discussing our favorite star!

    Thank you so much for doing this! I’ll be there — at 6PM California time. See, I get an early start, so you can stay as long as you want to and I’ll be happy. haha

  3. Hi! We think it’ll be about an hour. We won’t be able to get every question :( but you can pose one in the comments of Fan Blast or HERE now!

    Thanks for asking about the time! I forgot to include that. See you!

  4. That is VERY cool! Alas, I’m Jewish (and observant), so no internet Friday night for me. Hopefully, a transcript will be posted…

  5. Masterclass Lady is awesome!

    My question may be off the wall, but I see David having a very long professional career expanding beyond making CDs. In preparation for a career that could include film, Broadway, television, and other entertainment venues does David plan on taking dancing lessons?

  6. Hi MCL,

    I’ve been wondering for a while whether David is fluent in Spanish and if recording in Spanish might be in the future for him. Have fun tomorrow night and thanks.

  7. I believe David was fluent in Spanish during his younger years. He did mention this in a recent interview. As he became older, English took over and his communication skills in Spanish were lost.

    However, I a CD in Spanish and/or a few Spanish tracks would be wonderful.

    Hope to see you tomorrow night, AuntAudie!

  8. ReReader – Friday was the only night I was available. We will miss you tomorrow night, but I deeply respect your spiritual committment to your Jewish faith. It is something we should consider for future reference.

  9. KariAnn – will you be blogging on David’s Fanblast Site tomorrow night? Many of the readers submitted questions similar to yours, so I am sure it will be addressed.

  10. Don’t worry about it MCL, there’s no such animal as a good time for everyone. They’ll probably post a transcript; if they do, please post the link here, so those of us who have to miss can “listen” in later!

  11. MCL – Thanks for your answer to my question, it’s a shame he didn’t keep up with it.
    I’ve been busy since last Saturday volunteering and attending the Rochester International Jazz Festival which continues through Saturday. Everything except for the weather has been fantastic. One of the producers, John Nugent, is from Newfoundland and I’ve been hanging with a lot of his buddies from there who come in to help run the shows. They are a bunch of guys who are true gentlemen and a joy to be around. I’ve seen some amazing artists so far, last night an incredible ukulele player, Jake Shimabikuro, at one point he was strumming so fast his hand became a blurr, check him out on the tube if you get a chance. Tonight I saw Tierney Sutton and the Christian Jacob Trio and Beady Belle, all were terrific. There have been so many enjoyable performances, I could go on and on.

    The Fanblast site doesn’t work well for me, terrible delays. I’ll be at the festival tomorrow night so I’ll miss you but I know you’ll be great, have fun and hopefully
    there will be a transcript.

  12. Sorry, I was also not home. Is there a link?

    auntieaudie, the festival sounds like so much fun! I immediately thought Jake should give lessons to Jason (who just learned to play). Enjoy the evening.

  13. MCL,
    looking forward to tonight. As I said before…love your website. THANK YOU. It is quickly becoming the only one I trust.

    I’m definitely a DA fan, but I find many of the comments on fan sites really fanatical and strange (guess thats the purpose), and youtube and press articles often have extremely negative an non-constructive comments. I decided yesterday, unless its your website, I’m not going to read posted comments anymore.

    I want to compliment the people who post here. I always enjoy the comments, always positive, constructive and mature. I really enjoy people who post about other contestants from AI. I’ve gave Jason Castro another chance after reading comments here. I feel like I learn about music and people’s tastes, why they like certain singers…it helps me see those singers a different way.

    Your site is different than the rest!! I love it. I’m a cellist, so I’m also learning a lot about the voice as an instrument. Its great! I am so looking forward to tonight!!!

  14. This is great! I will be there even though the pace of live chats gives me a headache. MCL, did you ever get a copy of David’s studio recordings? I think you mentioned receiving Jason’s but I haven’t heard of any others you’ve received.

    Anyone here have any “spoilers” on what the Idols will be singing on tour? I know the obvious ones they stated on Larry King, but wondering if any others have been confirmed.

  15. Hi, MCL–have a great session tonight! Knock ‘em dead!

  16. Can’t wait till tonight. Im an avid Fanblast chatter, hahaha. I also read this blog throughout the season and find it very informative and insightful.

    Waikiki, Richard(arranger that works with Archie on occasion, and frequent visitor to fanblast) made mention of one of his songs start with the word ‘like’ Which I think was referring to the lyrics. Though Richard did say he’d never of guessed the song, when he gave the hint. Said we’d probably not get it either. Someone else on another site, suggested that maybe the song could be ‘Uninvited’ by Alanis Morisette. Again this is just speculation.

    But the tour will be soon, so we’ll know soon enough.
    Again cant wait for tonight!

  17. Good job, MCL!


  18. Thanks for coming to chat will all us over at fanblast! It was an awesome session, for sure. Cant wait for the tour!! It’s gonna be awesome. THanks again!

  19. MCL, thank you so much for taking the time to chat w/us about David! Everything you said about him was spot-on. I truly believe he is the best singer ever to be on AI. : ) His voice just blows me away.

  20. MCL, Tonight was amazing. It was wonderful to share the Archuleta love with you. I was thrilled to hear your remarks on David’s future. I couldn’t agree with you more, David is going to be one of the greatest singers of our time.

  21. I wrote: Sorry, I was also not home. Is there a link?

    I meant: Sorry, I also will not be home. Is there a link?

    We went to a birthday party last night. So, it sounds like MCL was a hit with the group. Is there a transcript? Thanks!

  22. Thanks everyone. I had a blast.

    The transcript link is here:

    Thanks again to super lady Gail Hyatt for this wonderful opportunity

  23. Here is the exact link: http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php\?option=com_altcaster&task=viewaltcast&altcast_code=352ab887e6&height=550&width=470

    Copy and paste it and it should work.

  24. jujuturnipseed June 21, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    You were great last night. This from a 67 year old Archie fan!!! BTW, the link doesn’t work for some reason.

  25. jujuturnipseed June 21, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Oops, now it does.

  26. jujuturnipseed June 21, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    I spoke too soon. I copied and pasted and it still didn’t work.

  27. Hello! Try this link to the transcript: http://tinyurl.com/6fb7u7

  28. Great job MCL, I went to Fanblast when I got home last night and nothing was there but thankfully there it was this morning. Really enjoyed it.

  29. Hi everyone:

    I have some musical obligations this afternoon, but I will add a post- interview blog this evening.

    I really enjoyed myself and thank you Gail from the bottom of my heart. Ditto for the entire Fanblast community.

  30. I loved the chat, MCL. I wasn’t able to attend but I read the transcript. I always learn so much! I hope you are right about David Archuleta’s future because I want to hear that voice singing many, many songs over the years.

    Looking forward to your blog!

  31. Hey, cool tips. I’ll buy a bottle of beer to that person from that forum who told me to go to your blog :)


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