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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: The Blind Auditions Continue


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Last week’s premiere episodes of The Voice Season Six unveiled some incredible talent.. It was a strong beginning to what I am sure will be an exciting and entertaining season.

These four judges – Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher – work extremely well together and the chemistry between all four is genuine.

I don’t know how NBC is flushing out the talent, but it is obvious that they have a great talent scouting team in place. They are finding singular artists of all ages who, yes, may have enjoyed a great level of success prior to The Voice, but, yet, they are still flying under the radar.

The Voice provides them with a strong and supportive platform to elevate and strengthen their careers.

Indeed, former The Voice alumnus, Judith Hill, has been forging her way in a big way post The Voice and making vocal waves on other platforms.

On Sunday evening, she basked in the glow of an Oscar win for the high-grossing documentary, “20 Feet From Stardom, which chronicles the stories of phenomenal singers who sing back-up for major stars. What a great idea for a film. I cannot wait to get my hands – and eyes and ears – on it!

So,The Voice is slowly becoming a strong impetus for a singer’s ongoing success, providing them means and opportunity to rise above the pack.

So, who will be discovered this week? Well, tune in to NBC at 8:00 PM on Monday, March 3rd and Tuesday, March 4th to find out!

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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

4 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: The Blind Auditions Continue”

  1. Don’t forget that Bates Hotel’s second season starts tonight! My DVR is working overtime.

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  2. Oh my goodness. Thank you Gene. I almost forgot. My favorite!

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  3. Another nail biter. This show is so well done. It will be the next “Breaking Bad” in terms of quality of production, suspense, fan following, awards and re-run success in syndication. I don’t understand the time setting though. It’s supposed to be the prelude to “Physco” yet it is set in the present time. I just hope the sweet little girl with the O2 tank doesn’t take a shower at the Hotel…

    Did you see the after show following Bates Hotel? I was surprised the actor playing Norman is British. It appears that they already have the whole season in the can.

    This portion of the Voice seems so scripted and pre-planned to me. A few decent singers are emerging each round but even though it can be entertaining, it is very tiring to watch.

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  4. I’ve been so very impressed with the talent this season! I think the mix of ringers and non-ringers is great. And the chemistry between the judges is fantastic. There’s one thing though about Blake that’s getting to me. His reaction to any other judge who turns their chair for the same contestant he does is realllllly getting old!!

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