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Pitchy Masterclass Performance Of The Week: Erin Martin VS The Shields Brothers


Yikes! I am glad I was on vacation and missed this airing of The Voice’s Battle Rounds.

This was painful times a zillion to watch and listen. Is it any wonder that Adam Levine was at a loss for words and laughing uncontrollably?

Factor into this Blake’s sexual comments toward Erin plus Christina’s obscenity and you have quite the Prime Time adult-explicit content during and after this performance.

Erin Martin was eliminated last night after her lackluster performance on Monday..

Then she went blabbing to the press, basically dissing The Voice and her mentor, Cee Lo Green.

Well, at least she isn’t bitter!

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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

4 Responses to “Pitchy Masterclass Performance Of The Week: Erin Martin VS The Shields Brothers”

  1. Oh I don’t know – Blake wasn’t that bad!! God, am I glad that Erin is gone – there is nothing to like in that voice. Nothing.

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  2. MCL,

    Thank you so much for putting this up! Yes, fortunately you were on vacation and missed this trainwreck! How on earth this girl got as far as she did, I have no idea. I saw her performance the other night and it was truly awful. I think Cee-Lo was trying to do something to take the focus off her voice with “Walk Like an Egyptian”. Nothing worked, Erin was breathy and couldn’t be heard, off key all over the place, just absolutely dreadful.

    Today I read on MJ’s blog that Erin had the gall to blame Cee-Lo for this disaster! No, Erin, it was all you! However, I will say that it serves Cee-Lo right for even letting her get as far as she did. What was he thinking?

    I guess Erin never learned that you don’t burn your bridges behind you when you are trying to get a start in the music business.

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  3. She is awful. Just awful! And then the Shields Brothers started to song out of tune and then the whole thing got wonky. She just said buh-bye to her career. I mentioned her interview in this blog topic.

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  4. Boy, this was really bad. All I can say is her highlighter looked good. She did not take the judge’s comments very well, either. She looked very angry and their evaluations skirted (no pun intended) her performance. I wonder why?

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