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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 24 Semi-Finalists: Week One


   Picture Credit:American Idol/Fox And, we’re off!  The Top 24 Semi-Final show for American Idol Season 15 is upon us.  However, unlike other seasons, the shows were pre-recorded a week or so ago and the finalists for the Top 14 selected by the judges.  So, that’s that I guess. We have no say and no […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: And The Top 24 Semi-Finalists Are? 


   Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox Well, this is the week everyone. Over the next two nights, The Top 24 of American Idol Season 15 will be revealed.  I think it is safe to say that American Idol has exposed some wonderful talent for its Farewell Season and this will be the week where we gain a first […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Hollywood Rounds


  Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox This week, we are off to the gruelling phase on American Idol known as Hollywood Week.  This phase of the competition will air over the next two weeks on Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00 PM. In reality, the Top 24 semi-finalists have been selected and are ready to sing for your […]

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American Idol Winners: Would You Have Picked Them At First Glance?


    As this is the Farewell Season of American Idol, I thought I would cull through the video archives featuring past auditions of former  winners from this popular reality show.  For old times sake.   And to see if there was a hint of what was to come in their future.  Now, I know many […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: Week Three Of The Judges’ Auditions. 


 Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox This week, American Idol will stop off in Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Little Rock on Wednesday, January 20th and Thursday, January 21st.  However, there is an non-substantiated rumor that this may not be Idol’s FINAL season.  Just the FAREWELL season. As in SEE YOU AGAIN season.  Has anyone obtained further information on this […]

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MasterClass Monday: David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco Perform A Singularly Magnificent Version Of The Prayer


   Update: I just received an email from Richard Parkinson that he did not arrange this song. I trusted a site source and should have gone to the main source – Richard.  However, I still know Richard to be an incredible arranger and he has worked with many singers, including David Archuleta, in the past […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season. Week Two Of The Judges’ Auditions. 


 Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox We witnessed some remarkable talent last week and I expect to see some more this week and in the weeks to follow. This is American Idol’s Swan Song and I am sure that everyone involved with the show will work very hard to produce a musically rich and memorable competition.  This week, […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season Continues in San Francisco And Little Rock


   Picture Credit: Fox/American Idol Last night’s American Idol Season 15 Premiere Part One showcased some pretty solid singers.  If you didn’t have a chance to watch the show, I added some COMMENTS about some of the singers who were featured in Wednesday’s program.   I also picked my three favorite singers from Wednesday’s show.  […]

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Early Picks For American Idol Farewell Season: Denver And Atlanta Auditions


   Here we go everyone!  These are the singers who most impressed me during Wednesday’s Premiere a Show for American Idol’s Farewell Season: Michelle Marie (15 years old): Michelle performed “Blue”  and her voice sounded full and resonant. Really reminiscent of Lee Ann Rimes.   I loved the sparkle and clarity of her voice.  Plus […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season Begins in Denver And Atlanta


   Picture Credit: Fox/American Idol And so the beginning of the end of a musical legacy premieres this week on Wednesday, January 6th from 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  American Idol, The Farewell Season, will kick off in grand style in Denver and Atlanta, showcasing some of the best auditions in the Preliminary Auditions.  Of course, […]

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American Idol: The Farewell Season. Who Will Be The Other Half Of The Kelly Clarkson Bookend? 


  Picture Credit: Fox/AmericanIdol  It is going to be a bittersweet experience when American Idol launches its Farewell Season at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 6th and Thursday, January 4th on Fox. And, in my mind, I have always felt that the winner of Season 15 would turn out to be an important and powerful force […]

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David Cook’s Digital Vein Album Strikes The Perfect Chord. 


   I may be too late to the Digital Vein’s CD Release Party which happened on September 18th 2015 but it doesn’t mean that I don’t care or appreciate everything David Cook has to offer to the music world.  I certainly do – very much so.   And, with the release of his 4th album, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 2 Results Show: The Grand Finale 


   Picture Credit: American Idol Before I begin, let me just say how upset I am at the multitude of people cheering the demise of American Idol. Really? REALLY?  This show was and continues to be (for one more year) a ground – breaking show, discovering and nurturing talent better than anything currently happening on […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 3 Results And Top 2 Performance Show 


 Picture Credit: American Idol With American Idol’s savvy timing of the announcement that next season will be the final season for the show, the media has exploded with articles and comments galore about this recent turn of events.   In fact,  American Idol’s announcement that the 2015-2016 season will be the last one has cast a […]

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American Idol 2015 – 2016 Will Be The Final Season. Fox Announces Its New Fall LineUp


   Okay, someone stop the bleeding. Now!  This news is beyond sad.  The Fox Network just announced its new PrimeTime Series for the 2015-2016 season.  In the release, new, returning and cancelled shows were highlighted.  The Bad News:  the 2015-2016 season of American Idol will be the final season.  I cannot say that I am truly […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4/3 Performance Show. 


By: Rosanne Simunovic Okay, so this week, all the Top 4 singers sang even though it was a Top 3 show. I am so confused. Seriously, this show changes the rules every week. Anyway, let us move forward to my Vocal Masterclass evaluations and I welcome your commentary and suggestions after the read!

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 3 Show: Song Choices From Scott Borchetta, Judges and Hometowns 


  Picture Credit: American Idol Can this show be more confusing?   This week’s show is a Top 3 show but 4 singers will be acknowledged Wednesday evening. Well, until 1 is eliminated based on last week’s votes, therefore removing all the wind from his or sails. Can some one stop the madness known as American Idol […]

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol: Lengthen The Performance Time Frame And More. So.Much.More. 


Am I the only one who detests the watered down time frame for the performances by the American Idol finalists?  Yes, they can squeeze in two songs in two hours but, after watching the full – length performances on The Voice, I much prefer the “quality over the quantity” mentality of arranging songs.  The 90-minute […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4 Show: Personal and Judges’ Hometowns Choice 


By: Rosanne Simunovic We are getting down to the wire now. In just three weeks, we will be crowning a new American Idol and this Top 4 are pulling out every trick in the book to be the last woman or man standing. I was so sad to see the elimination of Tyanna. Like really […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 5 Singers: Personal And Judges’ Hometown Picks. 


  Picture Credit: American Idol This in from AmericanIdol.Com: “Strip the lights, kill the fog machine, back the trusses off the stage. We’re trading that extravagant arena feel for something a lot more intimate this week. The Top 5 (aka your Idol Tour 2015 lineup) will be delivering two songs each, selections that define them…and define the […]

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