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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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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 8 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice The Voice is rolling to a strong end and a very diverse group of singers still remain in this competition. I know I may be in he minority here but I thought Bria Kelly’s elimination was very unfortunate. She is an artistic, blues- infused gem and I absolutely love her. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 10 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC The VoiceThe Top 10 are scheduled to perform on The Voice – live and for your votes. After last week’s show, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were fortunate in that all three contestants on their teams escaped elimination while Shakira and Usher were left with two each. The talent runs deep this […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 6 Performance Show: A Little Bit Country And Rock ‘N Roll


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the Top 6 were faced with the task of performing two songs apiece. This was a great opportunity for the singers to show opposite sides to their singing style – in genre and in emotion. Overall, the singers appeared more comfortable on stage and had obviously matured since Day One […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 12 Live Shows Begin


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice We are finally going live on The Voice Season 6 with an extremely eclectic group of singers. This is another extremely strong season with something for everyone. We shall see how it all pans out in the end but, for now, we can sit back, relax and enjoy 12 enormously […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 7 Performance Show Part Two: Competitors’ Choice


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Hey everyone. I am very busy with Easter celebrations and festivities this week so I will not be able to produce a Vocal Masterclass article for the Top 7. However, I will be watching he show and adding comments here or, if given the time, an abbreviated article. I apologize for this. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The a Voice Season 6: The Playoffs Continue


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice I did not have a chance to watch the show last week, but I did watch the performances online. That being said, does anyone not think that Sisaundra Lewis is going to run away with the top prize? If you are doubtful, have a listen to her magnificent performance of Billy […]

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