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Scotty McCreery Wins American Idol Season 10


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Well, I guess our votes really do count. They really, really do count!

And, I have to eat crow since I insisted that American Idol was not going to let this happen. But crow is good – never tasted so good in fact.

Yes, in the end, despite the endless propaganda by American Idol to claim a female winner this season, 17-year-old singer, Scotty McCreery, defied odds and took this year’s title as American Idol.

Runner-up Lauren Alaina just could not overtake the momentum created by the extremely large fanbase for Scotty. He was unstoppable and his fans made absolutely certain that this young man was going to walk away with the crown this year.

Following his Top 2 performance last evening, the fans pledged to vote non-stop for this talented, lovable young artist. And it paid off!

A record 122 million votes were recorded after Lauren and Scotty’s final performances. That’s a lot of busy fingers dialing, texting and clicking for these two young artists. I guess Country Music is alive and well and living in the USA.

Also for the record, the Results Finale this evening was the best one ever. Tons of star power and performing opportunity for this year’s Top 13. Just incredible.

Congratulations Scotty. You are a very deserving and talented recipient.

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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

8 Responses to “Scotty McCreery Wins American Idol Season 10”

  1. *Happy Dance*. America got it right.

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  2. Congratulations, Scotty – from the start your charm and genuineness shone through – and you are the first Country Boy to Win! Congratulations!

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  3. WOOHOO!!! :-)

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  4. Scotty is going to be on Regis and Kelly on Tuesday, May 31. Lauren on Wednesday.

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  5. So happy! (: Even though I was rooting for James from the beginning, Scotty deserves it, and has worked hard for it. Lauren was so gracious as well. I’m proud of the two of them! I don’t know if I could handle all that pressure.

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  6. so incredibly happy. I wanted him to win from day 1!! :-D

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  7. Way to go Scotty! This is a real feel good moment for me! It’s been a long time since I felt so happy inside and out for an Idol winner.

    Go get ‘em, Scotty!

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  8. I’m happy for Scotty too. But I also want to give tons of credit to Lauren for handling the loss so well last night. I didn’t notice for one second that she seemed disappointed. She seemed genuinely happy for Scotty. That was very classy.

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