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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 2 Performance Show: The Country Road To The Finale


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So, it all came together for the producers of American Idol Season 10.

Our Top 2 Finalists, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, have country in their blood and will yodel their way to a big win – or two. Maybe, they will tie. Maybe they will be promoted as a duo. Who knows with this show, anymore?

All I know is this: there must be a ton of money to be made via the Country Road. Yet, to my way of thinking, it just seems so saturated with stars each vying to gain a prominent position on the charts.

However, the MCL Community wish Lauren and Scotty the very best during this evening’s trio of individual performances. Will you duet tonight? Maybe tomorrow. Definitely tomorrow.

Make sure you add your lively, but respectful, comments after the show. Any news, spoilers and more can be added before the show or emailed to me.

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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

10 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 2 Performance Show: The Country Road To The Finale”

  1. I wish Idol had early bird voting…I’d like to go ahead and get my voting done now, then I wouldn’t have to stay up too late!

    Any spoilers yet?

  2. No spoilers yet Vonnie. Early bird voting. You are treasure trove of information and suggestions, Vonnie!!

  3. MCL…LOL, I already know what I want to order, so I don’t need to see the menu!!! :-)

  4. Louise,

    That is beautiful…thank you for posting this; I love it!

  5. Good afternoon everyone! Well, this final two totally makes sense to me. If you look back at my earliest posts this season, you can see I have been predicting a Scotty in the finals/win early on.

    I know that there were more technically proficient singers this season. But, AI is not just about vocal prowess. People have to find something more to pick up the phone and vote. The article Louise posted makes perfect sense. I am NOT a traditional country fan, but I really like Scotty’s voice and stage presence. Both he and Lauren have a sweet wholesomeness about them that is very appealing. I want Scotty to win, but I will not be disappointed if Lauren does. For the first time in a while, I am truly fine with either winning. I wish both these kids the best of luck!!!!

  6. SCOTTY!!! He just killed George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” I LOVED it!!! :-D

  7. Check out Dial Idol. http://www.dialidol.com/asp/predictions/predictions.asp

    Don’t know how reliable this is but I can’t see how Lauren can overtake Scotty.

  8. (Lost another long post.)

    There is no doubt in my mind Scotty will win. I was disappointed in that he took no risks. He sounded nice enough, as did Lauren. However, compared to other seasons TOP 2 performances, this was a bit ordinary. There were no real “moments”. I know there are Scotty and Lauren fans here, so I hope I don’t offend anyone.

    I think the best Final 2 showdown was David vs David. There were both terrific! I also liked Clay vs Ruben.

    Two really nice kids, singing nice songs, and each hoping to win. I did mention that I wish Scotty would have sung, “Everybody’s Talkin’.” Neither took risks or changed things up. Oh well, I know a Country singer will win. LOL!

    What do you think MCL? Who did you want to see in the Final 2?

  9. Completely agree Grammie – the finale was the sleepiest one EVER, despite Randy “spin it to win it” Jackson’s comments. The ONLY moment of the entire evening went to Lauren for her last song. But apparently it won’t matter as Scotty’s fans are rabid and will easily out vote Lauren’s fans. I had to laugh when reading an article this week which stated “Scotty could come out in the finale, drop the mic on the floor center stage, and just walk off and he would still win.” Sad, but might be true.

    Again, I think they are both terrific kids and would be great people to know and “hang out with”. But as entertainers, they have a long way to go. Much as I hate to say it, a James/Haley finale would have been more entertaining by a country mile…

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