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Reality Show Singers, Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken And Carly Rose Sonenclar To Star On Law And Order: Special Victims Unit


Picture Credit: NBC’s Law And Order Well, here’s something! Wednesday just became more interesting for me! American Idol Season 5 winner, Taylor Hicks, and Season 2 Runner-Up, Clay Aiken, will star on the Wednesday, November 6th episode of Law And Order on NBC. Additionally, The X Factor Season 2 Runner – Up, Carly Rose Sonenclar, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 3 Finale


Well, this is it! The X Factor’s Two-Night Finale on Wednesday and Thursday on Fox beginning at 8:00 P.M. And, while the curtain has not even come down on Season 2, LA Reid has already confirmed that he would not be back as judge for Season 3. Well, I could see that coming. I am […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 4


The Top 4 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. I guess each act will be performing two songs apiece. Otherwise, this will be the longest show in reality show history. I can’t wait to […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 6


The Top 6 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. This show leaves me speechless sometimes. And this is one those nights. Except, someone sent me a link re Emblem 3. Did you know that […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 8


The Top 8 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. Honestly, I don’t know what to say about this show anymore. I really don’t. The majority of the singers’ vocals are so off pitch that […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 10


The Top 10 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. And, it will be a Thanksgiving Show this week, to commemorate the USA Thanksgiving celebrations this weekend. Wonderful idea. I was hoping this would happen. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 13


The Top 13 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. Yes, you read that correctly. It is indeed a Top 13 show instead of a Top 12 show as Simon Cowell and Company have decided […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Live Shows Begin


Finally! The live shows begin! The Top 16 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. I am totally lost with this show – last week’s cancellation threw me off and, I suspect, many of you […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: Who Makea The Cut?


This week”s offering of back-to-back shows, airing Wednesday and Thursday, will determine which singers make the cut for the live shows. Only four singers will be chosen for each of the four groups, so some mighty fine singers will be sent a-packing. I honestly am not a fan of this portion of The X Factor. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: Bootcamp Ends


This week”s offering of back-to-back shows, airing Wednesday and Thursday, will determine which singers make the cut for the Judges’ Homes. Moreover, each judge will find out which group he or she will be coaching. This information may be even more exciting than the revelation of the 24 semi-finalists. According to MJsBigBlog via Celebuzz, LA […]

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The X Factor’s Trevor Moran. And The Drama Continues…


I almost fell off my chair last night with Apple Store Dancing Machine Trevor Moran’s appearance at the end of the two-hour episode of The X Factor. I thought I was seeing things! But, it all makes sense and it made me smile, thinking how the late Steve Jobs would love to see the two […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: Week Two


It’s getting mighty crowded out there in TVLand with all these reality singing competitions! I am honestly flabbergasted by the wealth and depth of talent uncovered by both The Voice and The X Factor this season. Where have these singers been hiding and, more important, how did American Idol miss these exquisitely talented singers year […]

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Carly Rose Sonenclare: Simon Cowell Has Found a Bona Fide Star On The X Factor


Look out everyone. Simon Cowell and his X Factor Team just found a 13-year-old female singer that is absolutely destined for stardom. On Thursday evening, an unassuming and very sweet Carly Rose Sonenclare glided on stage and gave a performance of Nina Simone’s/Michael Buble’s “Feelin’ Good that sent shivers up my spine. To hear this […]

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Sunday Snicker: Randy Jackson And Simon Cowell’s Midnight Rendezvous


Boy! Things are getting crazy with these reality shows. I just received this bit of news from TMZ.Com, so take from it what you will. American Idol’s future is certainly a mystery, especially since Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced that they were no longer with the show. Now good ‘ole Randy Jackson is wining […]

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Shari Bales Prepare us for her upcoming addition on season three of the voice

Singer Shari Bales Prepares To Audition For Season 3 Of The Voice


The Internet is a strange and magical place, opening doors that you never knew existed. Just from my own personal experience, I am amazed at how quickly people have established connection with me – all because of this little ‘ole blog. As a musician and educator, I find this extremely rewarding. I am able to […]

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Vocal/Performance Masterclass Discussion For The X Factor Season One: The Final 3


Wow! I almost forgot about The X Factor Finale. Someone should tell Simon that ’tis the season to be baking, wrapping gifts, attending choir rehearsals and/or concerts etc. Not watching television reality shows. Oh well, what do we have here? Of yes, Chris, Melanie and Josh. Good luck to all three of them. The show […]

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Vocal/Performance Masterclass Discussion For The X Factor Season One: The Final 3


Well, the surprises just keep on coming. Who would have foreseen Rachel’s elimination last week? However, all appears to be good and well for the spunky little thirteen-year-old with the great big voice and personality. It seems that she is being courted and embraced by Disney. Which explains why Simon was calm, cool and collected […]

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Vocal/Performance Masterclass Discussion For The X Factor Season One: The Final 5


I am loving this double elimination thing. Tis the season, right? Far too busy to spend one’s time in front of the TV. This week the singers hit us with two songs apiece so I am hoping to see some diversity in their singing style. I won’t even wager which singer(s) will be eliminated. After […]

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Random Thoughts On The Top 7 Performances On The X Factor By Malden


Here in the MCL community, I have been very fortunate to be in the company of informative and insightful commentators. Their suggestions and ideas regarding numerous topics are generally spot-on and I tremendously value their input and perspective. After Wednesday’s X Factor performances, one reader by the name of Malden shared some excellent comments with […]

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Vocal/Performance Masterclass Discussion For The X Factor Season One: The Top 7


This week, thanks to the double elimination last week, we are down to the Top 7. And, yet again this week, a double elimination will bring the final group of X Factor contestants down to five remaining singers. Anyone want to wager who those five will be? Okay, you talked me into it! I will! […]

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