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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: Bootcamp Ends


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This week”s offering of back-to-back shows, airing Wednesday and Thursday, will determine which singers make the cut for the Judges’ Homes.

Moreover, each judge will find out which group he or she will be coaching. This information may be even more exciting than the revelation of the 24 semi-finalists.

According to MJsBigBlog via Celebuzz, LA Reid is not to happy with his team of singers.

Apparently, he wanted to coach the younger singers on this season’s The X Factor but that is not what happened.

If you watched the promo video, there is a glimpse of him slamming the receiver of his phone down. I guess he doesn’t use a mobile phone! Ha!

So, off we go to the races once again. Two hours of mindless television where I can watch everyone else be stressed out except me for a change.

Comments anyone? Catch you later.

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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

20 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: Bootcamp Ends”

  1. Demi was a much better mentor than I expected her to be but Simon still doesn’t impress me much. There are a few decent groups this year. Sister C is interesting but there is something wierd about their harmonies that I can’t put my finger on.

    Surely LA Reid can’t be serious. He has at least three of the top contestants. Believe nothing; it’s the X-Factor.

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  2. Gene – I barely watched the show. Was working on my iPad. Just too long and too drawn out. Boooooring!

    Yes, L.A. Reid has some great singers but, in the company of Justin Bieber, this is not a good fit for the over 25-year-olds. It’s weird, actually.

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  3. Just when I think I can’t take another audition on a singing show, one like THIS comes along and makes it all worthwhile. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMiwejZe5Zs&feature=youtu.be

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  4. Wow Janey. This is the act I missed. Great timing MCL haha. They are outstanding. The singing was electronically enhanced but still…..

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  5. If I say Jillian and Beatrice…are those actually names of x-factor contestants??? Sorry, I don’t know there names yet…Jillian from the 17-24 age group and the little blond girl from Brittani’s group!!! I like them!!! I like the two country guys!!! But I’m not sure if the one young man could be considered country…but when he talks he reminds me of the nutty proffessors voice, (actually Eddie Murphy’s voice) when he’s Sherman…I love that movie, and love this kid…don’t know his name!!!

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  6. MCL,
    This show is why they invented the DVR. Don’t torture yourself.

    I believe your girl Carly Rose Sonenclare emerged from this round as the leader, both by virtue of her excellent performance and the fact that she was positioned as the last auditioner. There were several good auditions in this round with a few outstanding ones.

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  7. Gene – haha! Yes, I think I should DVR it. Soo darn tedious to watch. Carly is such a star and will go far! Britney didn’t seemed enthralled with her sooo…..

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  8. I think they are toying with us. They are doing the same thing with Vino and Demi’s buddy (the bullied girl?) It looks like all four judges could make the top 5 this year. I’m pretty sure Carley will be there.

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  9. MCL…is it just me or does Brittany seem way out or her comfort zone with this whole judge/mentor thing? I wouldn’t count on her to make any wise choices; I really hope she proves me wrong!

    I came to the table late so I am scrounging to put names and faces together…I know Jillian and Beatrice, also carly…I like the young girl that got put into a group at the end, she has very long brown hair and blue eyes from what I can tell, don’t know her name!!!

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  10. Have you guys started watching the new series nashville??? The guy and girl that sang in the bar together…outstanding!!!

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  11. Vonnie,
    Britney seems very uncomfortable for some reason. I’m not sure what she is usually like though. She’s one of those stars that I know who she is but I haven’t followed her career. She’s been pretty interesting in the earlier rounds. Some of her facial expressions are priceless. I intended to watch “Nashville” but forgot about it. It’s always fun to see a place you are familiar with on TV. Was it the younger female star that was singing in the bar? Were they at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge?

    Speaking of Nashville, I went somewhere that you would like several weeks ago. I remember that you said before that you like the show “The Pickers.” I got to visit their store in Nashville and it was quite a treat. The place is like a museum and has virtually everything you have ever seen them pick on the show displayed very artfully there, plus a whole lot more. It is located at the site of the old Marathon motor company which was an early 20th century car company so their demise left behind a series of great old brick and heavy timber buildings with oak floors that have a lot of patina. There is an urban revival going on in this area so there are also craft shops, art galleries and so on there. It’s a neat place to visit.

    On the same weekend I went to a concert on the old farm place of a Country and Western duo that I first saw on a reality singing competition. The show was in a barn on their property that has been converted to a TV studio where they tape another reality / variety music show. Also on the bill for the evening’s entertainment was a country singer songwriter (he wrote Brad Paisley’s “Waiting on a Woman”) who I first saw on yet another singing competition show. So how could we resist driving another 40 miles to visit the store of two of my favorite reality TV stars? I’m not sure if we lost touch with reality or got “beamed up.” It was pretty weird actually.

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  12. Hey Gene,

    Yeah! I’m not sure about Brittany either, I too never really followed here career, only remember her crashes!

    This wasn’t the younger star on Nashville, it is the lead guitarist for the “older” singers niece and a young musician, she writes poems and he plays and sngs so they put this song together…the singing on this show is amazing!!! Lol, sounds like a soap opera doesn’t it??? :-) I think it is going to be a good show, the ratings were great, and I am ready for a grown up non-reality show! I am only starting to watch x-factor, and am not watching any of the other singing shows!!!

    Sounds like you had a great time in Nashville…I have been to Memphis but never to Nashville, why is it that you can live close to a place your whole life but never go there?

    Yeah! The american pickers guys were spotted in our area too!!! My hubby would love to go to their shop and also to vegas to see the pawn stars guys, oi…

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  13. Now that didn’t make any sense…the older singers lead guitarist…it was his neice and a young guy singing in the bar…I didn’t catch the name of the bar, but, I think we will here alot more from them on the show!!! :-)

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  14. Vonnie,
    I watched “Nashville” last night. The show is pretty good. The club they were performing at was the Bluebird Cafe. It’s the coolest place in Nashville and is pretty hard to get in. Siobhan Magnus has performed there. They have a long history of being a songwriters’ showcase and have recorded several shows from the club over the years. One of those was a long airing PBS program called “Live from the Bluebird.” The top writers of the day sit around in a circle and take turns performing each other’s songs. The crowd has to sit still and be quite due to the recording. It’s a must see if you make it to Nashville.

    I noticed a similarity between the characters and real people. The older woman reminds me of Faith Hill all this character is more over the “hill” that Faith is. The younger starlet reminds me of a combination of Kelli Pickler, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, with an extra scoop of nasty. The guy in the middle looks like a young George Jones. I wish someone had given me the Martin guitar.

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  15. Gene…Glad you watched, I really like it too!! Yeah! I have wondered who is supposed to be portraying who…I hadn’t thought of Faith Hill, I was thinking maybe Reba and the young one Taylor Swift, just because they are making her sound more pop…I dunno!!!

    Anywhoo…it’s a good watch with music and no judges table!!!!!!!! :-)

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  16. Hey Gene…I have DWTS on my DVR, haven’t took the time to watch this weeks yet…question…how does this season work as far as who got to come back to dance, did the dancers get to pick who they wanted to come back or did the producers?

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  17. Vonnie,
    I assume the producers made the choices. Apparently there was a fan vote opportunity and “we” chose the girl that did disco this week. They are getting down to the cream of the crop. I like Vicki the soap opra queen and Shawn the Olympian. Shawn is one of those special people that light up a room and she is really challenging Derek, which is an interesting change of pace. I think Vicki and Max’s brother may have slipped over the line.

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  18. Not sure which one is Vicki…the soap queen is Kelly…her parnter is Val right? Is he Max’s brother…if this is the couple you are talking about slipping over the line…I would agree with you, seem a little cozy don’t they???

    I will try and watch, I like Derek, would love to see him digging deep for some great chorography and dancing!!!

    Thank you for the info! :-)

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  19. Yeah, Kelly,that’s the ticket. Sorry. I haven’t watched General Hospital in over forty years and I didn’t see the first season of DWTS so she is a new face for me. Albeit a nice one. I never can remember Val’s name, but I’ll work on it. It’s funny seeing Shawn (?) offer Dereck a hand up off of the floor and say lets do it again when he looks like he’s done.

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  20. Lol…don’t worry about names, I am the worlds worst when it comes to putting names to faces, it takes me awhile!!!

    I really like Derek, I didn’t for a long time, because I thought that he thought very highly of himself and wanted everyone to know that he was good…but then I started watching him and his partners and albiet he gets good partners usually, but his work ethic is very good, as well as the chorography he puts together and well, one might as well say it, my gracious that boy has got the sexy going on!!! So he is now one of my favorites, Tony being the other one, he has a great partner in Melissa!!!

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