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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 7 Performance Show Part Two: Competitors’ Choice


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Hey everyone. I am very busy with Easter celebrations and festivities this week so I will not be able to produce a Vocal Masterclass article for the Top 7. However, I will be watching he show and adding comments here or, if given the time, an abbreviated article. I apologize for this. […]

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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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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 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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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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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 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 Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 13: This Is Me


By: Rosanne Simunovic I am presently on vacation for the month of March, so I may miss a couple of Vocal Masterclass submissions.  However, I  thought I would get the ball rolling by reviewing the Top 13 performances. I won’t lie – there were some hiccups this week, but let’s just say it was nerves […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 13 Performance Show: This Is Me


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com I am glad that the theme of the Top 13 Performance Show is titled This Is Me, because for the first time, I have no idea who’s who among this group. Names escape me, performances are a blur – all thanks to Rush Week. Well. Guess what? Rush Week was too rushed. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Results Show: Who Makes The Top 13?


On Wednesday evening, I felt that the gentlemen fared better than the ladies in their performances. It wasn’t perfect, but I could see great promise in some of these young male singers. And finally – host Ryan Seacrest extended a gracious accolade to the five male singers who were not called to perform in the […]

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American Idol – What Is Wrong With You?


How could this show get any lousier? How? How? Well, I’ll tell you. They select 15 girls to perform in the semifinal and then decide – on air mind you – to feature only 10 of the girls. Why? It makes no sense and it is exploitive and manipulative. A ratings ploy before NBC’s The […]

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


Finally, American Idol is live and unedited. Not unscripted, mind you, but unedited. This week, the American public has to whittle down 31 singers to a Top 13 lineup for the Finals. This ritual will continue over three-day period beginning on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00 PM on Fox. I am not sure how this […]

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


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.com 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 […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week Part Two


Picture Credit: American Idol This is the week folks! Our Top 30/31 will be revealed after this week’s final solo round, so set those DVRs! We are almost there and you don’t want to miss this dramatic two-night extravaganza. I am anxious to hear some of the best vocal talent showcase their individual voices. Group […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week


Picture Credit: American Idol Hooray for Hollywood! That’s what I say! Because the fun, drama and suspense now begins! Oh – and the singing too! Did I mention the singing? But Hollywood Week on American Idol has always been a favorite of mine. This is where we get a glimpse of the true personas behind […]

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