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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 24 Semi-Finalists: Week One


   Picture Credit:American Idol/Fox And, we’re off!  The Top 24 Semi-Final show for American Idol Season 15 is upon us.  However, unlike other seasons, the shows were pre-recorded a week or so ago and the finalists for the Top 14 selected by the judges.  So, that’s that I guess. We have no say and no […]

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Bruno Mars Brings Some Uptown Funk To The Super Bowl 50 


  Sometimes, I marvel at my extra-sensory perception (ESP) abilities. Or just get really frightened!   In the past, I have had interesting experiences with my intuition – some with good results and some with sad results.  However, this latest personal prediction is all good.  Yesterday morning, I woke up and, for some reason, thought […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: And The Top 24 Semi-Finalists Are? 


   Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox Well, this is the week everyone. Over the next two nights, The Top 24 of American Idol Season 15 will be revealed.  I think it is safe to say that American Idol has exposed some wonderful talent for its Farewell Season and this will be the week where we gain a first […]

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Alert The Fam Jam! Grease Live To Air On Fox On Sunday


   Picture Credit: FOX Finally!  Quality live programming on a Sunday night in January!   With the cooler temps outside, you have a reason to stay inside when Fox airs its first live musical, Grease, on Sunday, January 31st at 7:00 PM/6:00 PM Central.  This is such a great musical. I have seen it several times and […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season Continues in San Francisco And Little Rock


   Picture Credit: Fox/American Idol Last night’s American Idol Season 15 Premiere Part One showcased some pretty solid singers.  If you didn’t have a chance to watch the show, I added some COMMENTS about some of the singers who were featured in Wednesday’s program.   I also picked my three favorite singers from Wednesday’s show.  […]

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American Idol: The Farewell Season. Who Will Be The Other Half Of The Kelly Clarkson Bookend? 


  Picture Credit: Fox/AmericanIdol  It is going to be a bittersweet experience when American Idol launches its Farewell Season at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 6th and Thursday, January 4th on Fox. And, in my mind, I have always felt that the winner of Season 15 would turn out to be an important and powerful force […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 9: The Live PlayOffs Week Two


   Vocal Credit: The Voice/NBC We are down to the Top 12 singers on this very popular reality singing competition.  NBC’s  The Voice continues to do extremely well in the ratings after 9 seasons, due in part to the lively rapport between the judges, a genuine host in the form of Carson Daly and the continued excellence […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 9: The KnockOut Rounds Part 3


   Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC Once again, the strongest voices from Season 9 of The Voice compete head-to-head with the hope of advancing to the next round.   Known as the Knockout Rounds, this phase of the show is the singer’s last hope to achieve a spot in the live shows -aka the Play Offs […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 9: The Battle Rounds Begin


   Last week’s final Blind Auditons ended with fireworks. The stage was sparkling with outstanding talent and, once again, we are going to see some wonderful singers advance past the Battles and some not. Unless, they are blessed with a Steal from another coach. And, I can see this happening in many instances.  Here is […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 9: The Blind Auditions Week Three


   Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice The ninth season of the American reality talent show The Voice continues this week with the final segment of the Blind Auditions.  Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani are in great form – I really love this combination of judges very much.  So, once again, we will see some stellar […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 9: The Blind Auditions Week Two


   Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice The ninth season of the American reality talent show The Voice started strong.  There were some pretty amazing performances last week.  I love, LOVED BRAIDEN SUNSHINE.  He is a real find.  Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani all snagged some mighty fine singers.  The Blind Auditions continue this week on […]

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MasterClass Monday: Andrea Bocelli Sings The Lord’s Prayer For Pope Francis


   Did anyone catch Andrea Bocelli’s glorious and inspiring performance of The Lord’s Prayer during the Festival Of The Families celebration on Saturday, September 26th in Phildaelphia?   What a moment!  Pope Francis must have been incredibly moved by this performance as we were by the Pope’s love, presence and  spirituality throughout his entire USA […]

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Pope Francis Rocks Madison Square Garden Like No Other. 


   Have you been watching the coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States?   What a moment in time – well, many moments actually. Many, many moments.  Presently, he is in New York’s Madison Square Garden preparing for a special Mass for his flock. And it is bigger than any Billy Joel concert […]

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The Voice Season 9 Blind Auditions Week One: Songs On iTunes And Apple Music


Here are the links for some of the performances on Monday’s Premiere Show for Season 9 of The Voice. I will add Tuesday’s links when the show has aired in the East and the West.  Monday’s Show was outstanding. We are off to a stellar start. I loved Braiden, Siahna and Barrett. I would be […]

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67th Emmy Awards Honoring The Best In Television Will Air On Fox


      Picture Credit: Emmys/Fox I can’t believe I forgot about the Primetime Emmy Awards Show airing on Fox this evening.  The ceremony is being held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.  Actor Andy Samberg will host the show for the first time.  The nominations were announced on […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Semi-Finals Week Two


   Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC If you thought last week’s semi-talent show was a nail – biter, then wear gloves when you watch this week’s show. There is a ton of talent – arguably some of the strongest and most popular in America’s Got Talent Season 10.  One of my favorites, 13-year-old Mariachi Singer Alondra […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 5: Return Of The Champions


   Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Oh my goodness my life!  Chaos aplenty!  I apologize for being late to the party that is known as MasterChef, but late is better than never, correct?   The Top 5 MasterChef show airs on Wednesday, September 2nd at 8:of PM on Fox and it is going to be a jam-packed […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Semi-Finals Week One


   Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC  We are live.  As in – rIght now!  I am blogging from a bus!  First time ever – not the bus thing but the “blogging from a bus” thing.  I cannot begin to tell you how bumpy this ride is!  But, there is wireless service so yea!  But, I digress.  […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 6: The Restaurant Takeover


   Picture Credit: Fox/MasterChef What a busy couple of weeks here. This week and next. Sorry for not keeping this site up to date but this summer has been a tad cray,cray. Lots of activity and tons of great weather equals less technology.  However, I will quickly add a blog topic for this week’s offering of […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 7: A Storm’s A – Brewing


   Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Pictured above are two of the front runners in this season’s offering of MasterChef: Derrick and Steven. MasterChef is highly touting these two guys as the ones to beat but I have also been impressed by Katrina. In truth, I like all of these cooks so it will be interesting to see […]

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