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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12 Top 7 Results Show: Rock Music


Last night’s rock show, featured the purist singing I have ever heard in this genre. So strange. Just when I was looking for some grit and growl, these singers took a pure, almost studied approach to this genre. It makes me wonder why American Idol programmed this theme because, truthfully, there wasn’t a genuine Rockstar […]

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Lee DeWyze Is Shunned By American Idol.


Well, that’s just all kinds of rude. Last evening, Season 9 American Idol winner, Lee DeWyze, tweeted that American Idol has not included him in tomorrow’s Finale. What? Is he not country enough? Here is what Lee had to say via his tweets: “Hey guys, no I’m not performing at the Finale. I wasn’t asked […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 6 Results Show: The Music Of Carole King


  I am very excited for tonight’s Top 6 Results Show. Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox is performing and that should get the fans excited to tune in. I am also looking forward to hearing American Idol’s Season 10 Top 7 Finalist’s Stefano Langone’s Idol, the great Bruno Mars. I love everything about him – his sound, […]

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Recent American Idol News


  Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Sign Record Deals That was fast. Less than 24 hours after winning season nine of “American Idol,” Lee DeWyze signed a record deal with 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records, while his pal and runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, inked a contract with 19 Recordings Limited and Jive for her debut major-label […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 2 Results Show: The Finale With Crystal and Lee


I am adding this blog topic quickly. We have been suffering severe power outages, affecting internet, television and basic utility services in our area. So. Much. Fun! I will update later, I just want to press “publish” so my readers have place to gather before, during and after the Finale tonight. Can’t wait to see […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 2 Vocal Masterclass Article: The Finale With Crystal and Lee


Well, this is it for another year. No more Vocal Masterclass articles until next season – unless I decide to critique the Glee and/or  America’s Got Talent performances. We`ll see – it`s getting pretty warm outside and it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay glued to a computer. Overall, Crystal and Lee sang very well, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 2 Show: The Finale


Well this is it, folks! The Finale for American Idol Season 9 is here and the talented duo to be featured on stage this week are Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze. Was there ever any doubt?  Over the past few weeks, these two singers were deemed the chosen ones. Although, I feel that, for many […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 3 Results Show: Judges’ Choice And Singers’ Choice


  Well,  tonight’s Top 3 Results Show will determine which singers will be featured in the Finale next Tuesday and Wednesday.           But not before we  are hit with a wallop of  Bieber Fever courtesy of rising star and Usher’s  protégé , Justin Bieber.  I wasn’t a huge fan of this young man’s music; however, after watching him on Ellen’s show, […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 3 Vocal Masterclass Article: Judges’ Choice And Singers’ Choice


        In past seasons,  the  Top 3 show has generally been less than spectacular. By this point in the competition, the singers are succumbing  to the pressure of the  competitive astmosphere, thinking that, in the grand scheme of things, how well they sing doesn’t seem to make a difference.  Just ask Jennifer Hudson, Carly Smithson, Michael […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 3 Show: Judges’ and Singers’ Choice


We are finally down to the Final 3 competitors of American Idol Season 9: Casey James, Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze. And, to the best of my knowledge, all the guest mentoring is over, allowing the singers the opportunity to work solely with the American Idol musical staff. The extra time will allow the singers to strategically […]

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Crystal Bowersox: Farmer’s Daughter


Well, apart from the little expletive at the beginning of this song, I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed with this performance by Top 3 American Idol Season 9 Finalist, Crystal Bowersox. “Farmer’s Daughter” is an original composition penned from the musical heart and soul of one Crystal Bowersox.  If this song is any […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 4 Results Show: Music From The Cinema With Jamie Foxx


  I am running very early today – feeling good!  The Top 4 Vocal Masterclass article is already online, so I hope you enjoy the read.              Tonight we will be treated to a performance by Daughtry, fronted by Season 5 star Chris Daughtry as well as Season 3 winner, Fantasia.  I believe Bon Jovi is performing as well. Love […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 4 Vocal Masterclass Article: Music From The Cinema With Jamie Foxx


I was extremely happy to see that  Oscar winner Jamie Foxx was back in action for another season of mentoring the Idol finalists. I thought he did a superb job guiding the Top 5 Idol Finalists from Season 8  during Rat Pack Week and so I was expecting no less this season.       Although these singers were […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 4 Duet Spoilers.


Look at all those gee-tars! Rock on, singers! Thanks, D.J.,  for the pictures! Also, Michael and Casey do love that horizontal mouth position, don’t they?  Tsk! Tsk! Not good, guys. Repeat after me -round and relaxed, round and relaxed, round and relaxed….

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Siobhan Magnus’ Idolatry Interview With Michael Slezak


Okay all Siobhan fans! I managed to find some time to watch Siobhan Magnus’ Idolatry Interview with Michael Slezak. What a great ride! Twenty minutes of brilliance and Siobhan reveals her eccentric but prolific thinking process during her time on American Idol We also learn ever so much about the behind-the- scenes operation of American […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 4 Show: Songs Of The Cinema With Jamie Foxx


  This week, Jamie Foxx, will mentor the four remaining singers of American Idol Season 9  – Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dewyze and Michael Lynche – as they tackle Songs  Of  The Cinema  They will be singing numbers chosen from a very limited list.  Hopefully, Jamie can use some of his magic and expertise to inject […]

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Aaron Kelly On The Ellen Show: Looking Toward A Promising Future


I apologize to the readers for adding this topic so late. I had every intention to add Aaron’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, but the weekend was a busy one and I became distracted.  Unfortunately, the video clip on Ellen’s site is abbreviated, so I found the entire interview on good ‘ole, reliable YouTube.Com. So, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 5 Results Show: The Music Of Frank Sinatra With Harry Connick Jr.


  I am running very late this evening so I will be brief.  The Top 5 Vocal Masterclass article is already online, so I hope you enjoy the read.        I am looking forward to Harry Connick’s performance this evening and La Gaga (yes, I call her La Gaga) should be super-duper as well. Check out her website […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 5 Vocal Masterclass Article: The Music Of Frank Sinatra With Harry Connick Jr.


Bfore I begin, I would like to say how impressive it was to see Harry Connick Jr. sharing the stage with the Top 5 singers. In addition to equipping the singers with wonderfully inspired musical arrangements, he provided superb orchestral leadership throughout all the performances this week. And I thought he worked extremely hard during the coaching […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 5 Show: The Music Of Frank Sinatra With Harry Connick Jr.


This week, Harry Connick Jr., will mentor the five remaining singers of American Idol Season 9 as they attempt to re-invent the music of the legendary Frank Sinatra. And you can tap into ITunes to view the enormous catalogue of songs generated by “Ole Blue Eyes” over the course of his phenomenal career. Also, there will […]

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