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Next Week’s American Idol Theme Will Include Standards Plus Hit Songs From 2013,


This just in from The Idol Pad:

The themes next week will be Standards (thank you, God) and Hit Songs From 2013.

I had tweeted Nigel Lythgoe to please include Standards this season – maybe he listened. Did any of you tweet the same message?

Whatever – my wish is granted and I am sure many of you are doing a happy dance knowing that this popular theme has been reinstated. The music from the Big Band Era is absolutely gorgeous and we have the vocalists to do justice to the sublime melodies and expressive lyrics.

And, for contrast, the second theme will be Hit Songs from 2013. Was this pure and utter genius or what? Something for everyone. Plus, we will see which of the remaining gals can genuinely sing songs from both the retro and current eras. Like I said – genius.

So, suffice it to say, no one is being eliminated this week. Why? Because that would bring us to the Top 3 next week and the traditional themes for the Top 3 are Producer’s Choice, Judges’ Choice and Own Choice.

As I am still recouping from a stomach virus and on clear fluids here, I will not be able to write the VM article for this week’s show. It took me a half hour just to write this. I apologize for this and hope you understand. By 8:00 at night I am pretty wiped.

But, I know next week will still feature the same Top 4 (or my name isn’t Masterclass Lady) so I will have the opportunity to evaluate them. Let’s see if I am correct in my prediction. Everyone else is predicting the same so we can’t all be wrong, can we?

And didn’t Nigel say at the beginning of the season that he had a major announcement to make, one that would happen toward the end of the season? Is this it? We shall see soon enough.

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About Masterclass Lady

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 “Next Week’s American Idol Theme Will Include Standards Plus Hit Songs From 2013,”

  1. MCL,

    We will carry on in your absence, so no worries about the vm article! It’s just important that you get healthy again!

    It seems obvious that no one will be eliminated this week. I am also really excited about the themes for next week! I love the big band songs! That was my mother’s era and I developed a real appreciation for the music from this era. This theme along with songs from 2013 should give these young ladies a real opportunity to shine!

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  2. MCL…sure do hope you are feeling better soon!!!

    Confussion has set in…
    So, the save ended last week + No one goes home this week = Manipulation at it’s best presented to us by TPTB on American Idol.

    They are going to get the results this year that they want or bust…I must say, if I feel at all manipulated during this I am done watching idol….

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  3. Vonnie – this show is really upside down and sideways. Therefore, no VM this week sounds just about right!! Although so many of you provide valuable commentary here so this MCL site is never lacking for informative and helpful critiques.

    Speaking of which -Mindy – in my absence, I look forward to hearing your views as well as you really can dissect these singers so well. Thank you for your concern also.

    Thank you everyone!

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  4. MCL,

    On your blog posted for tonight’s show, I indicated that I will give my little vocal masterclass article. Of course I am a poor substitute for you, but I will do my best. I always try to honor your integrity, fairness and constructive criticism for these contestants. I will try to be honest and true to myself, but also respectful of these young women. I am not experienced enough to get in depth about the technical issues with the vocals. I will hear something off, but not always know exactly why and the technical process that is causing it. Therefore, I won’t get into areas in which I do not have the required expertise.

    There is no replacing you, but I will try to do my best!

    Again, please take care, get plenty of rest and come back only when you are 100% healthy again! :)

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