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NBC Adds More Superstars To The Voice


20110429-070301.jpg Uh oh! It’s starting to get mighty crowded in the vocal reality show horizon.

Not only did NBC’s The Voice open to huge ratings, but they also plan on expanding their star-studded judging and mentoring team.

Earlier today, NBC announced that Reba McEntire, Monica, Sia and music producer Adam Blackstone have joined the series as new advisors who will help “judges” Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the “battle” rounds.

It appears that McEntire will be partnering with Shelton, Monica with Green and Aguilera will be teaming up with Sia. Levine and Blackstone will be helping their team.

At this rate, pretty soon every known artist on the globe will be a judge or mentor and there will be no one left to entertain the masses – except the unknown artists being discovered by them on all of these reality shows. ( if you can get your head around this last statement, then you are permitted to drive a car!)

The Voice debuted on Tuesday to huge ratings, averaging 11.8 million viewers and a 5.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic.

It was the highest-rated series debut since CBS’ Undercover Boss early last year.

The blind auditions continue on The Voice next Tuesday from 9-11 p.m. with the following episodes airing after The Biggest Loser at 10 p.m.

This show is going for broke. I honestly had no idea how this show would pan out but it looks like the time is ripe for something new and exciting. The Voice might just become The Next Best Thing in vocal competitions.

What do you think? Is there room for two vocal competitions or do you think Simon Cowell’s The X-Factor will blow them both out of the water?

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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

3 Responses to “NBC Adds More Superstars To The Voice”

  1. If Simon’s US X-Factor follows the UK format it will place a BIG emphasis on performance… Idol this year, imho, tried to ‘become’ more that way – to the sacrifice of the actual singing. The Voice sure seems to be placing the emphasis on the singing and I say KUDOS to them. I really enjoyed the first episode of The Voice and may or may not watch X-Factor (in the fall I believe?)

  2. I’m a huge fan of The Voice (so far, haha), the performances were soooo good and the band just awesome. I think Carson Daily is terrific is as well. We’ll just have to see if subsequent episodes are just as entertaining. What I especially liked were the song choices, so current, and almost every performer is someone I could envision seeing in concert or hearing on the radio, something I think Idol has been lacking for some time. Btw, I saw Frenchie in Sacramento at Christmas along with David Archuleta, at the tree lighting ceremony. She received a standing ovation from the governor for her show stopping performance.

  3. Carson DALY, haha.

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