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Jazzlyn Little, Audtion #1, The X Factor Season One

Jazzlyn Little Brings Down The House On The X Factor


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On Thursday evening, 16-year-old Jazzlyn Little drew a standing ovation from three of the judges plus a hearty accolade from fourth judge Simon for her riveting performance of Mary J. Blige’s song, “I’m Going Down“.

Well, I am sure that she is not going down anywhere soon because this talented and determined little spitfire showed us what it takes to win this show.

I have watched this video, featured below, many times and the disconnect between this young lady’s off stage and on stage persona is absolutely unbelievable.

She takes her music so seriously and seems earnest in her desire to not disappoint herself or her loved ones.

What a find! What a treasure! Were you excited over Jazzlyn’s performance? Do you think she will win The X Factor?

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About Masterclass Lady

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

5 Responses to “Jazzlyn Little Brings Down The House On The X Factor”

  1. i thought she was great! but as far as winning, there is so much to go, it is just too soon to say how it’ll all work out. we haven’t seen everyone. i wonder what ‘boot camp’ is? and the mentoring…does the mentoring happen during boot camp? i know how mentoring worked on ‘the voice’, seems like they’ll need a lot of help in mentoring what seems like a lot of people.

    i love that that is her given name, there must be music in the family…

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  2. Wow wow wow. That’s all I can say. That anxiety was REAL but when that gal opened her mouth she was so totally present on stage & connected to that song it was amazing. Brilliant brilliant brilliant!!

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  3. I just saw Rachel Crow on YouTube. What a little darling!! I remain a bit uneasy about allowing people that young into the competition (Rachel is 13) but she seems very centered. I hope she will have fun at Boot Camp & not get too caught up in the insanity. That goes for Jazzlyn too.

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  4. it is so early in the competition and so many great singers have been advanced. We musn’t forget Melanie Amaro -she was amazing. Plus that young girl who did her own arrangement of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” song. The list is endless and, strangely enough, it is the girls I remember. Except for Brennin and Josh. Both are extremely talented.

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  5. Well, Simon did say a girl would win… there are several young ladies (as Rosanne mentions) that will probably be there at the end. I have no idea how this show will go or how the voting method will be.

    Jazzlyn’s Dad was so cute when he said, “I picked out her name.” I think we may be hearing more about this young lady!

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