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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: The Knock-Outs With Taylor Swift

Picture Credit: NBC/THE VOICE Taylor Swift is mentoring The Voice contestants? That sounds interesting because I am intrigued with the level of performing advice she plans to share with the singers. Aren’t you? Because, truth be told, she has truly evolved before our eyes. Back in the day, her singing was questionable to put it […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: The Battle Rounds End.

Picture Credit: NBC/THE VOICE Is it just me or did they Fast Forward the Battle Rounds on The Voice this season? I remember this phase lasting longer so, hopefully, this means that more time will be allotted for the LIVE shows. There is a ton of talent on The Voice this season, but, we have […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: The Battle Rounds

Picture Credit: NBC/THE VOICE Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day here in Canada so I totally forgot about The Voice. My apologies everyone. This week, we enter the second phase of this show – The Battle Rounds. Hopefully, the stronger singers will survive but, in the past, we do see many talented singers leave this phase of […]

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America’s Got Talent Forte Star, Fernando Varela, Performs To Great Acclaim In Timmins Ontario

Okay, I will let you in on a little secret. I was crying like a baby during Fernando Varela’s concert on Saturday, October 4th in Timmins, Ontario Canada. And for a good reason. The depth and passion Fernando transported his audience via his singing voice and spoken word really touched me. Yes, I said spoken […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: The Blind Auditions Week 3

Picture Credit: NBC/THE VOICE I watched a portion of the The Voice last week and enjoyed it very much. I always do in the early stages. It is the middle stage that drags on forever and we lose so many great singers and that seems like such a shame. The judges are hilarious as always […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 7 Premiere Of The Voice

Picture Credit: NBC/THE VOICE I am loving this new Judges’ lineup for Season 7 of The Voice. Are you? New this season are Gwen Stefani and Pharell Williams replacing Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera. I think the addition of these two new judges should provide some electric chemistry throughout the season, adding a heightened […]

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A MasterClass Moment: Barbra Streisand And Jimmy Fallon Sing A Medley Of Duets

Are you kidding me? Seriously? Barbra and Jimmy together = woweewowow!! Yes, I am at a loss for words and I apologize for this. But it is not every day you see La Streisand perform live and in color on TV. So, I was transfixed watching this video from Monday’s Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. […]

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Barbra Streisand Set To Appear On The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

Set your DVRs Streisand fans. Your favorite diva, Barbra Streisand, will make a special appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Why now, you say? Well, Ms. Streisand is set to release a new CD called “Partners” which will include show-stopping vocal duo performances of Barbra with an eclectic array of artists including Andrea […]

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Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Auditions Continue

Who here missed the special episode of America’s Got Talent this past Sunday? Well, I sure did and, because of this, I missed this wonderful singer, pictured above, who got his big band groove on with his fantastic voice and presence. What an enormous surprise! At the tender age of 74-years-old, this man is blessed […]

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CNN To Air A Ten-Week Special Television Event Focused On The Sixties

CNN has been heavily publicizing their upcoming special focusing on the historical, political and cultural events that occurred during The Sixties. Personally, The Sixties were huge for me – I graduated from Secondary School and University, was married, witnessed the moon landing, rocked on to a new group called The Beatles and suffered the tragedy […]

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Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 9 Premiere

Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Well it is officially summer! And our favorite summertime pastime, America’s Got Talent, is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 27th on NBC at 8:00 PM. Back again are zany host, Nick Cannon, alongside judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B. and Howie Mandel. Hmph! Howard Mandel. I wonder if […]

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Jessica’s Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol XIII Top 2 Performance Show

BY JESSICA TURNER For American Idol XIII contestants, the season is at the climax. Last night two went in, and tonight only one will come out. It is hard to imagine the chummy finalists, Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson, actually coming to fisticuffs, despite the faux prom battle that kicked off the show, but each […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol XIII Top 2 Performance Show

Picture Credit: American Idol Well, here we go! The Top 2 Performance Finale for American Idol Season XIII will air on FOX Tuesday, May 20th, followed by the Results Finale on Wednesday, May 21st at 8:00 PM. Vying for the American Idol crown are retro rocker Caleb Johnson and multi-genre artist, Jena Irene. At this […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 3 Live Show

Well, the end is near for Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. And, quite frankly, I did not envision this Top 3 – not at all. I am missing Sisaundra Lewis and Bria Kelly – two entirely different vocalists, but brilliant at their craft. So, it is safe to say that I am not particularly […]

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Jessica’s Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol XIII Top 3 Performance Show

By: Jessica Reffler Turner MasterClass Lady Comments: Jessica Reffler Turner has provided a detailed, excellent critique of the Top 3 Show. It is full of interesting detail and insight and I am extremely grateful to her for taking the reins in light of my busy schedule over the next two weeks. Thank you Jessica. Your […]

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Alex Preston – Please Help Him To STAY!

Excellence comes in a variety of packages. And Alex Preston has his own unique look and sound. Packaged in a sometimes awkward but always musical stage presence, Alex Preston gave three absolutely riveting performances on Wednesday’s American Idol Performance. However, his performance of Rhianna’s “Stay” on the American Idol Top 3 show was an absolute […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol XIII Top 3 Performance Show

Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com I will not be contributing a Vocal Masterclass article for the remaining two shows of American Idol Season XIII. I am honestly just too busy this season and need every free moment to either deal with real life and/or relax. Also, I feel I have said everything I could possibly say to […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 5 Live Show

Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice “The Voice” Season 6 Top 5 show airs on Monday, May 12th at 8:00 PM on NBC. This will be followed by the Results Show on Tuesday, May 13th, where two singers will be eliminated based on viewers’ votes. Boy, this show really knows how to dump a boatload of talent […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 4 Performance Show: Break-Up And Make-Up Songs

By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the Top 4 were faced with three songs.. Three! I do believe this is the first time the Top 4 performed 3 numbers in any season. Usually this honor is reserved for the Top 3, so I wonder what constituted the reason for the change? I would much rather hear […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol XIII Top 4 Performance Show: Break Up And Make-Up Songs

PIcture Credit:AmericanIdol.Com What in tarnation is this all about. Makeup and breakup songs? Seriously? It makes me long for the days when Top 4 or 5 on American Idol thematically planned Big Band night and legends such as Tony Bennett acted as a worthy mentor for these kids. After all, last time I looked, he […]

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