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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season XIII Top 15 Male Singers


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Okay, so supposedly we have the Top 15 guys performing on Wednesday evening. But, after Tuesday evening’s show, we know better, correct?

I have pretty much said all that I am going to say about the format of the show this season – for now! It is what it is and 5 guys will be sent packing on Wednesday without being given an opportunity to perform. Yay for fairness – sarcasm intended.

“Performing” on Wednesday’s show are:

  1. Casey Thrasher
  2. Caleb Johnson
  3. Maurice Townsend
  4. Malcolm Allen
  5. Dexter Roberts
  6. Ethan Harris
  7. Spencer Lloyd
  8. Jordan Brisbane
  9. C.J. Harris
  10. Sam Woolf
  11. George Lovett
  12. Ben Briley
  13. Briston Maroney
  14. Emmanuel Zidor
  15. Alex Preston

In closing, I thought the mentoring sessions with Randy Jackson, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry and Michael Orland were excellent. And Rickey Minor and his band were exceptional as always. So good to see him back with Idol. He is my link to the now retired Jay Leno, whom I dearly miss on The Tonight Show. But, in fairness, Jimmy Fallon was the perfect successor.

Any suggestions on who you think will be cut from the live show? Comments are now open for business.

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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

5 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season XIII Top 15 Male Singers”

  1. Ok only two boys have performed and I am much more entertained. Caleb and CJ were great.

  2. I just tuned in! Running late here. Thanks for the update Aubry!

  3. Emmanuel wasn’t very good.

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh I love Sam!! Great performance, perfect pitch, nice control. <3

  5. Sam was exceptional. He has it all!

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