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Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 9: Week Four


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I’m late! I’m late!! For a very important date! And that date would be with…

America’s Got Talent!

Summertime is fun but it sure can mess with your head. The longer days and outdoor activities leave me a tad confused here. Ha! But, have to confess that I love it. And I am sure you all do as well.

So, it is difficult to drag yourself inside when the weather is so gorgeous.

However, America’s Got Talent has plenty of sunshine on that stage this year so, sit back and watch the best entertainment show on Television. Love it!

The show begins at 8:00 PM on NBC on Tuesday, June 17th.

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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

16 Responses to “Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 9: Week Four”

  1. Tonight’s show was quite entertaining. Several singers really appealed to me as well as dancers, magicians, etc. I have no idea how they will narrow down these acts this summer.

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  2. I know Louise. Should be interesting to see who makes the cut to the life shows. I loved American Authors – the vocal quartet. Oh – and the 12-year-old comedian was a huge surprise. Funny stuff. Loved the magician as well.

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  3. Hi There!

    I loved the lady in the red dress that sang, she had the guy playing a guitar with her; what an old country/jazzy sound she had.

    I like the other hand balancer better than the one last night!

    Louise, you are right, how in the world are they going to choose from this group so far! great talent!

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  4. There seems to be more singers this year. Or is it just me imagining so?

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  5. I think you are right, there does seem to be a lot and a lot of magicians too! Not a many novelty acts!

    MCL, Adam takes the stage with Queen as they start their summer tour! Adam is playing Madison Square Gardens with them!!! They are coming local, I would love to go see them. IHeartRadio has an awesome kick off video of them, Adam sounds wonderful.

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  6. Yes he is coming to Toronto Ontario Canada as well. Wish I could be there. Will add a topic later. Thanks for the heads up.

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  7. Vonnie, I also liked the female singer in the red dress. I think she had a bit of a Patsy Cline sound. I really loved her voice.

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  8. Louise,

    I told the hubby the same thing, she did sound a lot like Patsy Cline! Loved her! :-)

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  9. I liked a number of performances. I loved 12-year old magician, the comedian – I wonder how they are going to choose since I liked the magician and comedian we’ve seen before too. Many good dancing groups. Several singers.

    Could’ve done without stripping opera singer. Really, if she wanted to strip, could’ve she at least picked an aria or a song where it made some remote sense story-wise? Something where the character is a party girl or a woman trying to seduce a man?

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  10. Kitty – I agree. The song was not conducive to this behaviour. She should have performed the Habanera from Carmen. Haha

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  11. There was a special AGT show on TV last night (Sunday), and there were two singers who were terrific. One was an 11 year old girl, and the other a 74 year old man who had a Tony Bennett sound.

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  12. Louise – I totally forgot about last night’s show. Darn. I hope they replay it. Would love to hear the Tony Bennett guy. :)

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  13. Today I called up On Demand and watched the new ABC show Rising Star. I didn’t like it at all. It was two hours long and there were 10 singers who each sang only a brief time. The rest of the time was filled with much too much talking and commercials. This was the worst reality talent competition I’ve seen. It definitely needs a lot of help. I wasn’t thrilled with the judges either. And as much as I love Josh Groban (and I really do!!!), he was not well-suited to be the show’s host.

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  14. MCL, Here is the link to Frank’s performance (the 74 year old gentleman who sounds like a combination of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra) . . .

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  15. Oh Louise! I love this video, I watched some of Sunday night but missed this guy! Wow! he is amazing!

    I watched Rising Star too…it seemed really rushed, but three of the singers I really like, the first person to sing, he was really good, Jesse the young guy with the old sound and the blond girl that sang the country song!

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  16. Louise – thank you!! I love Frank. I just added his performance to my topic for tonight’s show.

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