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David Archuleta Releases Memoir Of Soul, Song And The Power Of Perseverance


Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance American Idol Season 7 Top 2 Finalist, David Archuleta, is releasing his first book, a memoir of his musical and personal journey to date, on June 1st! I know I will be purchasing this book. David has so much to offer  – his enormous vocal […]

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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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Jason Castro Performs Tom Petty’s “Learning to Fly” at Joe’s Pub In New York City


I was so impressed with Jason Castro’s cover of Tom Petty”s “Learning To Fly” that I had to  brag about it here on MasterclassLady.Com.  He performed at Joe’s Pub in New York yesterday and, from all accounts, it was a terrific evening of music. Apparently, his manager confirmed that the New York performance was organized […]

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Jason Castro Performs His New Single On The Ellen Show


  American Idol Season 7 singer, the very talented Jason Castro, stopped by the Ellen Show  today to perform his single, “That’s What I’m Here For” from his new debut album. As always, Jason sang from his heart in the customary laidback style that we have all come to know and love. He may not be the […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 7 Show: Inspirational Songs With Alicia Keys


This week, R & B artist, Alicia Keys, will mentor the seven remaining singers of American Idol Season 9 The theme this week is Inspirational Songs and you can find the list of available songs over at MJSBigBlog.Com.  The one song that flew out at me was Carole King’s, “You’ve Got A Friend”. Maybe Crystal […]

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Jason Castro at The Loft In Dallas


I would once again like to express my appreciation to faithful MCL reader and supporter, ReReader, for sending me this heartfelt performance of Southern Accent by Jason Castro. Although Jason’s technical skills need further refinement, no one can deny that this young man sings with sincerity and passion. These artistic characteristics are imperative in every […]

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Jason Castro: “Let’s Just Fall In Love Again”


Want to hear Jason Castro’s new single “Let’s Just Fall In Love Again?”    Well, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed – the song is young, fresh, playful and chock full of all the wonderful elements that we have come to know and love about Jason Castro. Jason is real; he is fully sincere […]

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The Fall Season Has Arrived. Hello Out There! Anyone?


So much has happened over the course of the summer and, although it was tempting to keep this blog active and running, I’m afraid that my “real life” experiences interfered with my blogging duties. However, now that the Fall season has begun and my schedule has been finalized, I can now get back to the […]

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Jason Castro Performs In Texas And He Is “Crazy” Good!


Y‘all are not going to believe this, but does this sound like the shy, timid Jason Castro of American Idol fame? Below, you will hear and see a new and improved Jason perform the Gnarls Barkley hit, “Crazy”. Listen to his soulful vocals – the timbre is so rich and full, it resonates freely throughout […]

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Jason Castro: Hallelujah: Amar A Morir Premiere: The Santa Barbara Film Festival


Jason Castro’s performance of the Leonard Cohen classic, Hallelujah, at the Santa Barbara Film Festival is nothing short of outstanding. In fact, it is a distinctly inspirational vocal interpretation, one that signifies that, beneath Jason’s shy demeanor,  lies a sensitive, yet sophisticated artistic soul. Through this vocal performance, it was exciting to hear the advancement […]

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A Retrospective Of Jason Castro’s Performance In Garland, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma On December 2008


Well, as the saying goes: “Better late than never”. I have finally found a pocket of time to have a relaxing and, might I add, very enjoyable listen to Jason Castro’s outstanding December 2008 performance in Garland and Tulsa. However, if you wish to access all the videos assembled on one page, click here at […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 8: Kansas City Auditions


Kansas City -home to current American idol winner, David Cook. This second show focuses on the auditions that take place in the state of Missouri. Think we can find another Cookie? Ummm – I don’t think so. David Cook is pretty special – both as a person and as a musician. However, the judges are […]

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Season’s Greetings From Masterclass Lady: Rosanne Simunovic


Season’s Greetings Now that the Christmas and Holiday season is in full swing, I thought I would add a special sticky post, so that everyone can share the joy of the season and everything it has to offer. You are welcome to add links to your favorite performances, favorite songs, favorite food (yum) and so […]

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Jason Castro Stocking Stuffer: White Christmas


Just in time for Christmas, Jason Castro has released a stellar version of White Christmas that speaks to his distinct artistry. Brimming with soulful flavor and the ringing clarity of his beautifully centered head voice, this is an impressive interpretation of the Christmas classic. I have always loved this song – it was written by […]

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Masterclass Lady’s December “To Do” List


Okay, I am really behind here and most of you know the reason behind this.  However, time is moving far too quickly and, in order not to feel “out of the loop, it’s time to “take the bull by the horns” and share my views with you about some artists that mean a great deal […]

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Jason Castro’s New Song: Sweet Medicine.


Feeling gloomy or “under the weather”? Well American Idol Top 4 Finalist, Jason Castro, has created a remedy, in the form of a new song, just for you called “Sweet Medicine”. This is a great song – really catchy and extremely radio-friendly. And Jason’s voice sounds wonderfully expressive and artistically distinct. When given the opportunity […]

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Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Thursday, October 16th, 2008


Entertainment and Political News Updates American Idol News DRESS UP DAVID FOR HALLOWEEN……POLL RESULTS: HAIR POLL AND “TOUCH 3 hours ago by Jenny and posted them here, I am beginning to fear the day when David Archuleta (the debut CD) hits the internet. Believe me, FOD staffers are makings plans already, and hoping that the […]

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Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Thursday, October 9th, 2008


Entertainment and Political News Updates American Idol News David Will Sing “God Bless America” in Tomorrow’s Devil Rays Vs … 2 hours ago by Jenny Local saxophonist BK Jackson will perform the national anthem before the first pitch, and American Idol star David Archuleta will sing God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch. Ceremonial first […]

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Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Thursday, September 25th, 2008


Entertainment News Updates American Idol News Jason Castro latest video blog By talk(talk) Jason Castro updates us with this video blog he did in Dallas. Go Jason! David Cook’s ‘Light On': Resistance is futile! By Michael Slezak It’s no secret that I thought America Idol voters did the right thing by handing the season 7 […]

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Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: The Weekend Edition                September 20th and 21st, 2008


American Idol News A superfan meets her ‘Idols ‘ Tulsa World – Tulsa,OK,USA But even sweet-natured teen David Archuleta gets teased. Archuleta was holding a yellow rose that his publicist passed along “Is that for me? …read more Ford Day Stories, Pictures, and Videos; Fan Stories Pictures from … By Jenny About eight of us […]

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