American Idol Season 7 Tour in Grand Rapids Michigan on September 3rd, 2008


Helloooo Grand Rapids, Michigan!

We know you are enjoying the Top 10 American Idol live show in the Van Andel Arena and hope that you have time to stop by and add some colorful recaps in the comments section of this blog topic.

So, please share all your performance memories, photo links and video links with us. We love all the singers very much, so, we hope to see and hear many performance recaps of tonight’s show.

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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

15 Responses to “American Idol Season 7 Tour in Grand Rapids Michigan on September 3rd, 2008”

  1. Good morning everyone! From Grand Rapids in record time, “Angels”. Oh my, David must have heard about my new found affection for “street” and decides to give me a little more. I also enjoyed the elongated waterfaaaal and the second to the last “angels” is particularly strong and vibrant. If the less than perfect visual becomes to much for you just sit back and close your eyes. I found myself completely lost in his ohh, ohhs and yah yah, yahs.

    IMHO, Apologize sounds as strong and forceful, maybe it’s youth, maybe a good night’s sleep but I believe he sounds better than ever.

    And now WYSYLM, OMGosh! Is it me or did he give us a little something “extra” on everything in this song tonight? (mercy David mercy!)

    If SBM comes up, I’ll be back.

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  2. And here is SBM. Again another golden nugget of Archuleta Artistry in this performance. In the second “I won’t cry” I believe David hits a new high in the ascending (this is so much fun!) vowel in wooooon’t. I also think the permanent lyrical change to “in denial” is a good one.

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  3. Thanks Janey for posting these — I have learned to wait until the morning!
    David sounded fantastic last night and I am relieved.
    In denial -this is so much better– I was actually a bit startled the first time I heard him sing the fuller version of the Beautiful girls part on the tour – just did not seem right coming out of him. I hope no one made him feel bad about it though. Does anyone know specifics on when/why the change occurred?

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  4. Thanks so much Janey! Whew! I am relieved that David’s voice is back on track. I cannot wait to watch these videos tonight. I have to teach some voice students in a bit, so I will comment more later.

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  5. Archiefandoc, If you desire I could research the specifics for you on the lyric change. It would be a labor of love and I would be happy to do it tomorrow. In general it was rumored that his mother requested it. I know for certain he changed it for the shows in Utah, then back to the original. I believe it was one of the shows in Georgia with family present, he said “in denial” then slipped and combined “suicidal” and “in denial”, although it could have been Tulsa.

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  6. Thanks Janey – I will have to go find the UTAH videos, and Georgia videos.

    any lurkers on this sight late at night?????

    Donate to Pecan Pies Team for David: Crush Kid’s Cancer on
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    Insturction on how to join David’s team can be found on fansofdavid.com

    ++incentive++ I donated an autographed Idol Live program book to be given to randomly selected donor – no amount to small – or too large!

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  7. Although “Angels” is posted above I wanted to share this one as well. The audio is not as good as the first one but the visuals are spectacular.

    MCL, I’ve had a question about “Angels” for some time that I can’t resolve on my own, so it time permits I’d like your thoughts. A few concerts back David dropped the yayayaaas and replaced them with ohohooos, now we are back to the more familiar yayayaaaas, which I love. Tell me, did you favor one over the other? I wasn’t sure if it was the unfamiliarity of the change but imho, it seems to flow better with the original combination.

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  8. Happily lost in my angelic thoughts of ohohoos and yayayaas I forgot to post the link, sorry!

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  9. OH what a relief to finally be able to log on….I was in crisis last night when the site wouldn’t let me!!

    I have a lot of catching up to do, but I did get to listen to WSYLM and lovvvvvved “those” at 1:30, and “meeeeeeeeee” at 2:23. Oh, those melismas!! :)

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  10. Boy, people love to film Over the Rainbow, don’t they? This one uploaded by a very verbal Kristen8108 (or she is sitting next to a talker!)

    A partial Crazy, uploaded by kelliewithanie

    And a tiny snip of a sideways Daydream also uploaded by kelliewithanie

    Have a great weekend, MCL!

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  11. janey79 Said:
    September 5, 2008

    MCL, I’ve had a question about “Angels” for some time that I can’t resolve on my own, so it time permits I’d like your thoughts. A few concerts back David dropped the yayayaaas and replaced them with ohohooos, now we are back to the more familiar yayayaaaas, which I love. Tell me, did you favor one over the other? I wasn’t sure if it was the unfamiliarity of the change but imho, it seems to flow better with the original combination.

    Actually, Janey, I prefer the oh oh -ya ya combo. As I have said in my reviews of “Angels”, the combo adds more color and dimension to this part of the song.

    Also, I think the “y” consonant may have caused him to tighten his facial muscles just a tad. So the “oh” vowel was vocally liberating for him – his voice just soared and then when he added the “ya ya” followed by more Ohs”, his voice was focused where he wanted it.

    Hope this helps you to understand why he may have selected to run with this option. I can’t verify this, of course, I am just speculating. Whatever the reason, it was a good ,intelligent technical decision.

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  12. Hi Rereader!

    Hope you are having a great weekend as well. Will have a listen to the links in a little while. Thanks for adding them.

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  13. Woops – I haven’t listened to any of David’s yet. Darn – my site was a technical disaster last night and I forgot about all of these links.

    Hopefully, I will get to all of them. I’ll try my best – if not tonight, then tomorrow.

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  14. Some more Jason from Grand Rapids:

    Daydream, uploaded by Kristen8108

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  15. Janey and ReReader – I will review the links tomorrow. I need to get some sleep. Thanks for your patience.

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