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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The a Voice Season 6: The Playoffs Continue


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice I did not have a chance to watch the show last week, but I did watch the performances online. That being said, does anyone not think that Sisaundra Lewis is going to run away with the top prize? If you are doubtful, have a listen to her magnificent performance of Billy […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 REDUX Performance Show: Songs From The 80s


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the Top 8 Redux took on Songs From The Eighties. There was a ton of material from which to choose, depending upon which songs were cleared for the singers. That being said, I have to say that, overall, the personal selections were disappointing and it is hard to know where […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 Performance Show Part Two: Songs From The 80s.


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com This week on American Idol should be a very good week – for a couple of reasons. First off, the Top 8 will be performing Songs From The 80s. This was a very good decade for music and, hopefully, each singer was able to find a song perfectly suited to their vocal […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: The Battles, Round 2


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice I am slightly out of the loop with this show. Have been doing catch-up since returning from vacation. However, I do know that Coldplay singer, Chris Martin, has been working with the singers, so that can’t be a bad thing, can it? Which raises the question – where are the star […]

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol Finalist Sam Woolf – Ditch Your Guitar!


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Thank heavens the judges used the save on Sam Woolf last week. His performance for the save song, Babylon, was spectacular. His voice sounded smooth and creamy – like butter -and he moved flawlessly around the stage. Sam – please put the guitar away. You sing monumentally better without it. When you […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Performance Show: Audition Song Week


By: Rosanne Simunovic I am back from vacation with a renewed perspective, so, hopefully, this rejuvenation will be reflected in my Vocal Masterclass articles for the Top 8 and beyond.   In general, I thought that this was the best week of performances. A no-brainer. Because the singers came equipped with songs that they truly […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 Performance Show: Audition Song Week


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Okay. These performance themes are really random this season. Color me confused. This week, the Top 8 will be performing their original audition songs. That’s cute, but I am starting to miss the structured themes of past seasons. I understand that these generic themes allow the singers to reinforce their distinct artistry […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: The Battle Rounds End


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice I am late adding this blog topic. I have just returned from holidays and, in truth, have not been able to keep up with The Voice over the past two weeks. However, having seen the Blind Auditions, I have to say that there is some exceptional talent this season and it […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 9 Performance Show: I’m With The Band


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com This week, our Top 9 are singing with the band. Yes, that is the theme. I have no idea what this means but I guess we will find out in a few hours. I apologize for not contributing a Vocal Masterclass article these past two weeks. I have been away on vacation […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 10 Performance Show: Top 10 Sing The Top 10


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com I am still in full blown vacation mode here everyone so I hope I am home to watch this week’s Top 10 show. After watching last week’s show, it appears that the singers seem to be evolving and I love watching this process. It seems that the singers, vocal coaches and choreography […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: The Battle Rounds Begin


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice This week, The Voice Season Six begin the Battle Round phase of the competition, accompanied by The Steal. Lots of fun. I am on vacation, but will tune in when I can. This is an exceptional group of singers and it will be interesting to see who will evolve or […]

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Mini Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 11


Hey there everyone! I am on vacation for the month of March and will be experiencing problems with time management in completing a Vocal Masterclass article for the next two shows, starting with this week’s Top 11. I apologize for this but I will do my best to contribute to the comments section in the […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 11: songs Of The Cinema


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Last week one of my favorites, Emily PIriz, was eliminated from this season’s offering of American Idol. She was scheduled to sing Pink’s version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” this week. I have no doubt it would have been outstanding and would have provided marked contrast with last week’s upbeat performance of […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For NBC’s The Voice Season 3: The Blind Auditions Week 3


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice The talent sure is racking up on The Voice Season 6. Singing genius continued to explode on the stage last week and it looks like this is going to be a great season once again. In the video featured below, we have the opportunity to participate in a Blind Audition. […]

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Classical Crossover Star Katherine Jenkins Offers Formula To Combat Stage Fright.


I came across this wonderfully informative video hosted by classical crossover star, Katherine Jenkins. She highlighted some of the ideas and remedies she has adopted to combat the anxiety everyone feels when performing on stage. Now, I know that stage fright comes in all forms of sizes and shapes, but, at some point in time, […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Twenty Five: “Nature Boy”


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Most people know the song “Nature boy” either from Nat King Cole’s major hit a pop and jazz standard or from the movie “Moulin Rouge’. It was written by Eden Ahbez, published in 1947, and first to be heard in 1948 in Joseph Losey’s “The boy […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 12: Home


By: Rosanne Simunovic As i mentioned last week, I am presently on vacation for the month of March, so I may miss a couple of Vocal Masterclass submissions.  However, this week, I did manage to watch the Top 12 performances and overall the singers were on par with what happened last week. Pretty much still […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 12: Home


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com So, last week’s Top 13 show was – interesting! Lots of twists and turns and technical glitches and vocal issues. I don’t know – I find these singers very green this season and, with Harry Connick on board, I was expecting more. Much more! Much much more! However, at the risk of […]

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


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice 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 […]

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86th Annual Academy Awards To Air On Sunday March 2nd On ABC.


Oh yes! Let the party begin. I love this annual awards show. The Oscars are a huge event in our house. It is a night where we can celebrate the very best in the movie business – from actors to directors and everything in between. This year, the always entertaining Ellen DeGeneres will host the […]

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