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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: The Top 10


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Man – the singers were nervous last week, weren’t they? Not all – but certainly the majority. That being said, some wonderful vocal talent are still in this competitor, ready to sing for your votes on Monday – so I hope y’all will be watching. Judge/Mentors Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: The Top 12


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice What a great, great show last week. One singer was better than the next so for anyone to suffer elimination was heartbreaking and just sad. However, this is how these shows roll – especially The Voice which has somehow snagged some of the best unknown vocal talent in the business. And […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: The Live Playoffs


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice Update: The Results Show airs on Wednesday, November 12th at 8:00 PM on NBC. Thanks to Idol Girl for this update. We are finally live this week! Finally! And the talent runs deep as always. Over the next few weeks, 20 singers will be singing for your votes so, if you are […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: Final Picks For The Live Shows


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice First of all, I want to thank all my readers here in the MCL community for adding insight and validation via their comments on each “The Voice” topic. I confess that I have not been a regular viewer this season, so shame on me. I am just too busy and pre-occupied with […]

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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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