Archive | April, 2012
The Voice Season 2 Top 8

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 2: The Top Eight Perform


I hope to catch this show tonight. I’m in Grandmother mode this week plus I have other activities competing for my attention as well so it’s going to be a PVR-kind-of-a-week! That being said, I honestly cannot drum up enough excitement for this group of singers. I think that some of the Team Captains really […]

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David Cook Performing From Here To Zero At The Foundation Room In Las Vegas on April 27th, 2012.

David Cook’s Performance From Here To Zero Gets A Perfect Ten


Oh yes! You can always count on David Cook to showcase outstanding vocals via his rock persona. This video, however, shows a restrained, pure vocal delivery from the David.. His vocals are brimming with head voice – pitch perfect and centered. He easily vocalizes from his true tenor range into the counter-tenor range, highlighting the […]

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American Idol Season 11 Summer Tour Poster

Lookee Here! American Idol Season 11 Summer Tour Poster


Special shout-out and thanks to Team DeAndre B for tweeting this low resolution poster for the American Idol Summer Tour. It looks great, doesn’t it? And look who is sitting in the front row, flanked by super-talented DeAndre and Joshua. Why – it’s Jessica! What a surprise! Now, you can draw your own conclusions but […]

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American Idol Season 11 Top 6 Finalists

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 6 Results Show Part Two: The Music Of Queen And Personal Choice


It’s a big night tonight. I have no idea who is getting the old heave-ho, but there is going to be some mighty fine entertainment to take the edge off the anticipation. Scheduled to perform is American Idol Season 10 Finalist, Stefano Langone, along with the very talented Katy Perry. I love both artists and […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 11 Top 6 Singers: The Music Of Queen And Personal Choice


By: Rosanne Simunovic Given that the music was from the Queen music catalogue, I honestly thought we were headed for another scream fest this week. However, most of the singers were very crafty with their song selections, unveiling numbers that either spoke to their particular style of singing and/or allowed them to take successful risks. […]

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Jordin Sparks In Sparkle

Jordin Sparks Destined For Stardom With The Movie, Sparkle


Check out this poster for the movie, Sparkle. The movie is set for public release in August and will star Jordin Sparks and the late and great Whitney Houston. And that’s Jordin’s beautiful image in that gorgeous red dress. Will American Idol spawn another film superstar a la Jennifer Hudson? Methinks yes indeed! If, for […]

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American Idol Season 11 Top 6 Finalists

[Updated:Spoiler]Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 6 Singers: The Music Of Queen And Personal Choice


Update: A picture of the song list can be seen at the bottom of this blog topic. The Queen numbers are very predictable and so are some of the personal choices, although for one of the latter numbers, you have to fill in the blanks! Ha! Well, put on those ear plugs. The scream fest […]

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Ryan Seacret

American Idol Renews Ryan Seacrest As Host For Two More Years.


Well Idol fans! We can all breathe a sigh of relief. American Idol has renewed host Ryan Seacrest’s contract for two more seasons. He is going to be incredibly busy as he has also been signed by NBC to cover the Olympics this summer. Here is the news release from Variety.Com: Fox has renewed its […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 2 Quarter-Finals: Team Adam VS Team Cee Lo


Here we go again. NBC’s The Voice is shaping up to be quite the shocking little show. Who would have anticipated the live elimination of RaeLynn and Jesse Campbell by their respective coaches, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera last week? They must know something I don’t know – like voting totals perhaps? It’s the only […]

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DeAndre Braxkensick Performs "I'm Your Puppet"

DeAndre Branckensick’s Outstanding A Cappella Version Of “I’m Your Puppet”


When I watch this video, it absolutely blows my mind that DeAndre Brackensick was voted off American Idol Season 11 during the Top 8 Results show. You really have to laugh or else you cry. This guy is so loaded with talent he puts current superstars to shame with their auto-tune, lip-synching approach to the […]

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Hollie Cavanagh and DeAndre Brackensick Top 8 American Idol Season 11

American Idol Season 11: It’s Not About The Screaming


Oh American Idol. What is happening to you? And, more important, what are your doing to these talented, dedicated singers who just want to “sing” from their hearts in a relaxed and accommodating atmosphere. This video (featured above) showcases Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet in their acclaimed duet, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 7 Results Show Part Two: Now And Then


Well, last night was quite the scream-fest, wasn’t it? Wow, are these singers messed-up or what? When did screaming become singing? I don’t blame the singers – they have been totally misguided in their quest to “connect” with their audience. One should be able to establish genuine rapport merely by sitting on a stool and […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 11 Top 7 Singers Part Two: Now And Then


By: Rosanne Simunovic Fourteen songs in one show! My poor fingers! And voice, thanks to the awesome new dictation feature on the new IPad. Apple rocks! But, I digress. This week, the Top 7 singers performed two numbers – one from the 21st century and the other from the vast array of numbers available from […]

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Rest In Peace Dick Clark: A Legend That Will Remain In Our Hearts Forever


It is always so difficult to lose someone who has been such an integral part of our musical lives. Today was a sad day for all of us. The legendary Dick Clark died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 82. CBS News reported: Clark suffered a massive heart attack Wednesday morning, spokesman […]

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American Idol Season 11 Top 7 Singer, Hollie Cavanagh singing Rolling In The Deep

Hollie Cavanagh: Singing The Juice Out Of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep


It takes a lot of star power to transfix me to a YouTube video of a Top 7 American Idol performer, especially just 2.5 hours before the airing of the Top 7 American Idol Performance Show. However, this performance by a pre-Idol Hollie Cavanagh did the trick. I was mesmerized by so many aspects of […]

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[Spoiler] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 7 Performance Show Part Two: Now And Then


Update: The “now and then” song list is shown at the end of this blog topic. Any guesses as to who is singing what? Personally, I detest most of these songs. On Wednesday, April 18th, we will have another listen to the Top 7, thanks to the sensational and controversial use of the Judges’ Save […]

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David Cook, Irving Plaza New York, December 9, 2011

David Cook’s Moving Performance Of Fade Into Me At Irving Plaza, New York


David Cook can make me smile like no other. The sincerity and warmth, not only of this performance, but also with his rapport with the audience was so refreshing in this video. In this intimate and cozy environment, the acoustic performance of this song was heightened and resonated with me long after the performance was […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 2 Quarter-Finals: Team Blake VS Team Christina


It’s time to get down and dirty with the Quarter-Finals on The Voice. If you think the decision-making process was difficult in the past, just you wait! The next two weeks are going to be brutal and I will be right there with my popcorn and Twitter Feed to join in on the fun and […]

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Jessica Sanchez, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest

A Viewer’s Perspective On The Jessica Sanchez American Idol Save Contoversy


Look at this picture. Are the American Idol judges and host, Ryan Seacrest, looking into the eyes of a future superstar? Only time will tell but, here in the MCL community, a viewer recently shared a very interesting perspective on why Jessica Sanchez received the lowest number of votes this past week during the Top […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 7 Results Show: Songs From This Decade


UPDATE Shocking result tonight as tweeted by both Ryan Seacrest and Nigel Lythgoe. Also from TMZ.Com. Being compared to Jennifer Hudson’s shocking elimination back in Season 3. And, what a coincidence, she happens to be on the show tonight. Oh Idol – you and your scripted results! Tonight is “The Save” night. Either tonight or […]

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