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


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Well, no DeAndre for me tonight! I am still reeling over his elimination last week but, having watched him on all the talk shows, I know he will be just fine.

I so loved Jay Leno’s words of encouragement and support for Dre’s exceptional talent. It bodes very well for his future success in the music industry. We haven’t seen the last of this young man. This is only the beginning!

So, what do we have here? A very interesting, very diverse Top 7!

It will be interesting to see who sings what but, all in all, there is a wide range of material to choose from. Anything from Michael Buble to Bruno Mars to Lady Gaga to The Biebs to Beyonce and, of course, Adele. ( Heaven help us with this last choice.). She is turning into the Celine Dion of the 21st Century.

I wonder if there will be more combos tonight? Perhaps one trio and two duets? I love that the producers introduced this idea into the early performance shows this year. I am amazed to see the relaxed transformation of these singers when they perform with a partner or two!

Good luck to all the singers and don’t forget to add your seasoned thoughts in the comments section of this blog topic.

Update: Spoiler Alert: Here is a picture of the song list. Looks like we will be treated to some combos! Wee!

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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

13 Responses to “Spoiler: Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 7 Performance Show: Songs From This Decade”

  1. Hmmmm! Interesting song list…this could be a great night OR well I won’t go there, to many trains and buses already!

    Looking forward to watching tonight!

  2. Poor Hollie…how sad, why are the judges beating her up each week? They have that poor girl so stressed!

  3. Yes they do Vonnie! She did struggle tonight.

  4. It was really sad watching the judges react to Hollie’s performance. I knew the first person would say something about the fact that she looked good tonight. They always do that when they don’t like the performance.

    My absolute favorite of the night was Joshua.

  5. I really enjoyed Colton’s performance tonight. I thought he sounded great!

  6. Honestly at this point i don’t even want to hear what the judges have to say. It’s so over-scripted. And yes, I’m doing what I’ve said for 2 year straight that I’ve said I wouldn’t do – I’m voting.

  7. And let me sneak in an off-topic remark – I downloaded Siobhan’s Magnus’s “Moonbaby” – I haven’t listened to it all yet but she does an amazing cover of “No One Compares 2 U”. Very cool.

  8. Last night was an off night for me…I have a cold and fluid filled ears, so each performance sounded like they were screaming at me!!!

    If I had to pick a bottom three I would say, Hollie, Phillip, and Skylar with Skylar going home!

    I listened to Hollie last night, she has a country music tone to her voice, but more of the soft country singers, like Faith Hill, and Martina McBride….maybe she should change up her genre!!!

  9. Scratch my top three, just went to dial idol and looked my girl Elise is at the bottom with Colton, Jessica, and Hollie…Joshua, Phillip, and Skylar are predicted to be safe, with Hollie right with them.

    Well if Elise goes home tonight I will still have Phillip and Hollie to root for!

    Phillip my man, you gotta start singing something different you can’t have a whole album of the same sounding song. Try a ballad next week and sing it soft the whole time!

  10. @Vonnie, I checked the dialidol predictions, too. Philip has a very strong voting block. No matter how dull he is, he pulls those votes in. I was surprised to see Jessica’s 5th place. I’m not surprised to see Elise going home, however, her performance last night was one of my favorites. I thought the 2 weakest performances were Skylar and Philip. I feel badly for Hollie, too. Placing her in duets and trios was a good move. She looked more relaxed, her voice was as strong as Jessica’s and I think it’s getting her more votes.

    Last night was one of the best nights of the season. Many good performances. It was a real treat.

  11. I think the question is will the judges use the save this evening if it’s Elise? I think there’s a possibility!

  12. Do you really think they’ll use the judge’s save on anyone except Jessica? They might use it on Skylar, Colton, or possibly Joshua. I used to think they’d use it on Philip, but now am not so sure. And I definitely don’t think they will use it on Hollie and maybe not Elise.

  13. Natasha and Louise,

    I was wondering the same thing, I think it depends on who else is in the bottom three…if Jessica finds her self there I think the judges wiill then hang on to that save for future use.

    I think the judges have a Josh, Jessica and Skylar top three planned, with a Skylar or Jessica win. My money is on Skylar. They wanted a ountry female last year and didn’t get her. Remember how awful the judges were to Scotty in the finale last year?!?!?!?!?

    I think it helped last night showing what good friends Josh and Hollie are, it looks like some of his fans may have thrown her a few votes!!!

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