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American Idol Season XIII Preliminary Auditions Week Three: Salt Lake City and Omaha


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We are almost there folks! One more week of preliminary auditions before the cast and crew head off to Hollywood for the most gruelling part of these American Idol auditions.

This week, the judges audition singers in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and Omaha, Thursday, Jan. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Apparently, the Salt Lake City talent is the best yet if one is to believe the closing promo after last week’s Thursday show. Is there another David Archuleta lurking in the wings? He would have to be something special because David was one of the best vocal talents ever to grace the American Idol stage.

And, after hearing the singers in the Detroit auditions last week, this week’s crop of singers have some mighty shoes to fill. The talent in Detroit was through the roof. I pretty much was in love with all the singers.

So, I am very excited for this week’s show. As always, the show begins at 8:00 PM Wednesday and Thursday on Fox.

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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 “American Idol Season XIII Preliminary Auditions Week Three: Salt Lake City and Omaha”

  1. I missed the Detroit show because my DVR only recorded the Thursday night show. Sigh.

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  2. The SLC auditions were wonderful. There’s some promising talent from that city. I was so pleased that David was a part of the AI quiz! This new “chamber” they have on the show is so silly to me, though. I absolutely love the new judging dream team! The three of them have such amazing chemistry. I think Jennifer is an even better judge than she was the last time, and also Keith. To me, Harry is fantastic new addition to the team. AND there’s no bickering back and forth, no drama!

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  3. Yes, that chamber thing is silly but oh well….. We take the good with the bad and there is far more good than bad with this show this season. I am truly excited to Masterclass this season. So much outstanding talent.

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  4. Who was that gorgeous boy who sang Stand By Me? I’m no expert but he reminded me do David A. And Paula James, who sang Etta James? I hope they let her mom meet HCJr, but kept it low key. That is the first audition clip ever that made me cry, and I cry at everything, including every St. Jude’s and ASPCA commercial.

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    BTW, every time Keith shakes his shoulder and cocks his head sidewise with that come hither look, I melt. I might even listen to his music, or watch him play.

    And is Ryan Seacrest the most genuine unaffected emcee ever? He truly loves his job. He appears truly elated and sad for people. I can’t imagine sustaining that much emotional energy all day. Every time, he appears to me that he feels like the luckiest man with the best job.

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