Season Three Of The Voice

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season Three Of The Voice: Second Week Of Blind Auditions


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I thought NBC’s The Voice got off to a spectacular start last week. We heard some wonderful talent but, more than that, many of these singers embraced the importance of song selection.

To enter any singing competition, one has to avoid the same old tired songs and bring a new and refreshing sound and style to the stage.

And bring it they did and, along with their fresh approach, the ratings soared as expected.

But, truth be told, I could watch Blake Shelton and Adam Levine all night. Their banter is hysterical and honest and, thankfully, not scripted.

Hopefully, Cee Lo can garner some singers for his Team – he seems to be having some connection problems with the singers. He is sort of “out there” so his ride is rockier than his fellow coaches.

At this point in time, Christina and Adam have secured the strongest singers, but Blake has not done badly. He still has a ways to go but, together with his sidekick/coach Michael Buble, I think he is going to do mighty fine during Season Three.

So, who were your favorites last week? I actually don’t have any right now because there were so many great vocalists. Hard to choose, don’t you think?

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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

3 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season Three Of The Voice: Second Week Of Blind Auditions”

  1. Wow, why the change!! Usher is a huge gain. No words. Makes the Idol judges look lame in comparison. They should have dumped Randy and brought on Adam Lambert. Oh well maybe they will for 2014.

  2. I thought this week was a great start as well and I think Christina is so funny! She will be missed along with Cee Lo next season. So far I love Nicolle Nelson. Her rendition of Hallelujah was so powerful and really ignited the show for me.

  3. Hi everyone, here we are again – another Fall and another onset of Musical Reality.

    I have to say, The Voice (the new season) is actually really impressing me. Some fantastic performer’s so far; Nicole Nelson, Avery Wilson, Brian Scarcotti, Trevin Hunte, Joe Kirkland, and even Alessandro Guercio. Also not into country, but I have to say, Gracia Harrington – I loved her! The Voice is doing huge in the ratings as well, surpassing its previous season, as well, it’s Premiere Season.

    I’m not crazy about Shakira – in my opinion she sounds like a goat in heat – but the addition of Usher will be great for the show.

    Roseanne, I also wanted to let your members know, if they want to view full episode’s of The X Factor – UK, Australia or America – XFF has them all in the Viewing Rooms, and you’re all more than welcome to come check them out, rewatch if you like, make comments, and, as well – all the Performances from The Voice, including the most recent episode. Generally, my MOD’s get the XFactor episode’s uploaded within 3-5 hours of the show airing. To watch you have to register, but that’s free, and all members from Masterclass Lady.Com are more than welcome.

    Roseanne, did you ever hear about Sheri? Or if she made it onto the show? I was wondering about that.

    As for The X Factor – it hasn’t wow’d me. I’m still waiting to be hit in the gut with some amazing performances. Simon Cowell is already in talks with CTV in Canada to bring the X Factor here, and he’s even stated he would financially back it, that’s how sure he is that Canada is the place for The X Factor. Apparently he has talked with David Foster, Nelly Furtado and Sarah McLachlan as potential judges, and he wants to bring on Bieber as well. Would be interesting to see how that develops. As for the talent this year though, so far, not crazy about it. Perhaps tonight will bring someone out of the woodwork. They really focus way too much on the bad auditions, unlike The Voice, where it’s just true talent. Be interesting to see where it goes this year, although, the ratings right out of the gate haven’t been very good.

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