Ellen Degeneres Starts Record Label And Signs The Paparazzi Prodigy, Greyson Chance


Ellen Degeneres and Greyson Chance

Ellen Degeneres and Greyson Chance

This is my good news item of the day. And didn’t I predict this new and exciting venture for Ellen?

Well, actually, I said that Ellen should start her own talent show, but this is sort of the same thing – in fact even better. She has a show already, so a record company seemed to be a logical progression.

Therefore, when Ellen introduced us to 12-year-old phenomenon, Greyson Chance, she seemed far too invested in his musical success to just hand him over to any ‘ole record label.  So, she started her own -eleveneleven – and signed the young prodigy.

And get this! If this wasn’t enough excitement for this young man, according to People magazine, it also appears that:

Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, and Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter, have agreed to co-manage Greyson.

Today, viewers of the Ellen Degeneres show were fortunate to see and hear Greyson’s own songwriting talent when he performed “Broken Hearts” on Ellen’s program.  And it was a very impressive performance. He is singing technically better and his voice certainly sounded more fluid and relaxed than when we first heard him a couple of weeks ago.

And I was even more impressed with his songwriting skills. The song was performed with no other instrument except a piano, played beautifully by Greyson. Can you imagine the result once Ellen gets him into the recording studio surrounded by professional musicians?  The sky’s the limit!  Plus, he already has his own Wikipedia page.  Got to love the internet – it opens up so many possibilities for so many people.

He still has to watch that push when he powers through his upper range, but, overall, his singing was pure and spotless.

However, he is 12-years-old and I am concerned that this young man will be going through a voice change very soon. I hope it will be a smooth one and I pray that he secures an excellent vocal coach to guide him through the process. That being said -I’m available!

Enjoy everyone!

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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

4 Responses to “Ellen Degeneres Starts Record Label And Signs The Paparazzi Prodigy, Greyson Chance”

  1. MCL…I think this is a wonderful venture for Ellen, she seems to be so passionate about music and she showed that passion and concern with the contestants this year.

    I wish her all the best and I hope she is not one of the changes for next year, I hope Idol keeps her, maybe they can trade her and Ryans positions around, let him take Simons place and she takes Ryans!!!

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  2. Could you tell me how the new recording studio, “eleveneleven”, got its name?

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