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 continuity and strength of his technical skills.

This is a beautiful and sensitive performance by David, emphasizing the depth and dimension of his artistry.

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And, I love, love LOVE the relaxation of his jaw! That’s how it’s done. You show ‘em David!

The song, “From Here To Zero” was given a premiere performance by David at the the Foundation Room in Las Vegas on April 27, 2012.

It has yet to be released but I am certain that once it is, it will be warmly embraced by his legions of fans.

I would also like to send out special kudos to his wonderful musicians, especially the back-up singer, Andy Skib, on the left who beautifully mirrored David’s gentle head voice with impeccable harmonies.

This performance made me realize what is missing from all the singing competitions to date. Restrained, free vocals in an acoustic environment. This is what singing is all about.

Yes, we need the variety, but would it be so awful to have a theme devoted to acoustic song arrangements? Really?

Kudos David! As always, you never, ever fail to impress me with your splendid and refined artistry.

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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

9 Responses to “David Cook’s Performance From Here To Zero Gets A Perfect Ten”

  1. Audrey Lefkowitz April 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    A perfect example of how to sing a song and connect to the audience. I love his range and tenderness. I really love David´s voice.

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  2. Audrey – don’t we all! :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I went into tears immediately because of the sheer beauty of David Cook’s voice and the song. Thank you for this most excellent review! It’s great to have a pro critiquing David and recognizing how wonderful he, his voice and his music are.

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  4. Yes, Vicki, I was moved also. It inspired me immediately and had to add this topic. He has such a beautiful spirit and equally beautiful voice. Thank you for your comments.

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  5. Hi MCL: thank you very much for yet another great review of a Cook song. :) Very appreciated in the Cook land as well!!
    I loved the song from the second I heard it. His falsetto´s really hits me in the gut. The chorus just kept “playing in my head”. His vocals on it?! OMG you said it so much better than I ever could!!! Back to listen to FHTZ

    Thanks again!!! :)

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  6. What a goober … white socks and all! How can you NOT love this guy? He is just so … I don’t know … just so … perfect.

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  7. From Here to Zero: A beautiful, haunting melody. This song simply f…l..o…a…t…s… through time and space. Can’t stop listening. Acoustic Dave, Plugged-in Rocker Dave, Immensely Talented and Versatile Dave, Musical Genius Dave. Thank you for your gift of music. The world is a far better place because you’re in it.

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  8. Thanks so much everyone. This song really is a gem. All that beautiful head voice just floating from his mouth. It really took me by surprise. Gorgeous!

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  9. Yes, MCL, another great David Cook performance. He’s talked lately about going in another direction,and I sense this may be it. He was also interviewed about the future and he said perhaps more songwriting,but never leaving performing completely. I certainly hope not,I’d miss his vocal gift so much. He’s also singing another new song on Idol as well, I’m sure you’ll be watching as well,MCL.

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