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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 REDUX Performance Show: Songs From The 80s


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the Top 8 Redux took on Songs From The Eighties. There was a ton of material from which to choose, depending upon which songs were cleared for the singers. That being said, I have to say that, overall, the personal selections were disappointing and it is hard to know where […]

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol Finalist Sam Woolf – Ditch Your Guitar!


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Thank heavens the judges used the save on Sam Woolf last week. His performance for the save song, Babylon, was spectacular. His voice sounded smooth and creamy – like butter -and he moved flawlessly around the stage. Sam – please put the guitar away. You sing monumentally better without it. When you […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Performance Show: Audition Song Week


By: Rosanne Simunovic I am back from vacation with a renewed perspective, so, hopefully, this rejuvenation will be reflected in my Vocal Masterclass articles for the Top 8 and beyond.   In general, I thought that this was the best week of performances. A no-brainer. Because the singers came equipped with songs that they truly […]

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Mini Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 11


Hey there everyone! I am on vacation for the month of March and will be experiencing problems with time management in completing a Vocal Masterclass article for the next two shows, starting with this week’s Top 11. I apologize for this but I will do my best to contribute to the comments section in the […]

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Classical Crossover Star Katherine Jenkins Offers Formula To Combat Stage Fright.


I came across this wonderfully informative video hosted by classical crossover star, Katherine Jenkins. She highlighted some of the ideas and remedies she has adopted to combat the anxiety everyone feels when performing on stage. Now, I know that stage fright comes in all forms of sizes and shapes, but, at some point in time, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 12: Home


By: Rosanne Simunovic As i mentioned last week, I am presently on vacation for the month of March, so I may miss a couple of Vocal Masterclass submissions.  However, this week, I did manage to watch the Top 12 performances and overall the singers were on par with what happened last week. Pretty much still […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 13: This Is Me


By: Rosanne Simunovic I am presently on vacation for the month of March, so I may miss a couple of Vocal Masterclass submissions.  However, I  thought I would get the ball rolling by reviewing the Top 13 performances. I won’t lie – there were some hiccups this week, but let’s just say it was nerves […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season XIII Top 15 Male Singers


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.com Okay, so supposedly we have the Top 15 guys performing on Wednesday evening. But, after Tuesday evening’s show, we know better, correct? I have pretty much said all that I am going to say about the format of the show this season – for now! It is what it is and 5 […]

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Happy New Year. Masterclass Lady Is In The Building!


Welcome to the Year 2014! And I hope the Holiday Season was a bright and magical for you. I had a wonderful Christmas and it was very difficult to tuck away my Christmas decorations. However, all good things must come to an end as we prepare for an even better year ahead of us. There […]

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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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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Junior: The Top 6


Picture Credit: MasterChef Junior Boy, with double eliminations each week, this show is breezing along pretty quickly. Best of luck to eliminated duo, Kaylen and Sofia, pictured above. The last pastry challenge, the triple layer cake, was a nasty one and, considering your young age, I felt you kids did a wonderful job conceiving and […]

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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Junior: The Top 8


Picture Courtesy of Fox’s MasterChef Junior Was last week’s snow adorable or what? That whole whipping cream segment was worth the price of admission. So! Much! Fun! The producers have done a marvellous job of capturing the youthful essence of this show. It is refreshing and full of enthusiasm, yet ambitious and challenging. A beautiful […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Blind Auditions Week Two


Here we go again. Another stellar batch of singers were unveiled last week during the premiere episode of The Voice Season 5. And, even stranger, these singers came to this show with a strong sense of artistic identity and outstanding vocal technical skills. So, why has American Idol struggled so over the past few years? […]

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Track List For America’s Got Talent’s Forte’s New CD, Caruso Single Available Today, and Official News Release From SYCO.


Forte is well on their way to superstardom. Earlier, I was emailed the Official News Release from SYCO and Columbia Records, stipulating the exciting projects awaiting the talented members of Forte, Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Fernando Varela. Included with the official release is the much-awaited track listing for their new CD. And I am […]

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The Trajectory Of America’s Got Talent’s Forte’s Career: Up Up And Away We Go


This is what we’ve been waiting for Forte fans. The BiG NEWS regarding Forte! At 5:00 Eastern, Forte announced via their Facebook Page, the exciting career path that lies ahead. If you happened to miss it, well here is what Forte Facebook had to say: You have all been so supportive and patient since we […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 2 Singers: Candice Glover And Kree Harrison


By: Rosanne Simunovic That was a pretty riveting Top 2 Performance Finale. Both Candice and Kree sang the juice out of their songs, giving strong, meaningful performances and verifying why they are the Final 2 standing. However, in fairness to Top 3 Finalist, Angie Miller, she deserved one of those spots. That young lady was […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 3 Singers: Producers’, Judges’ And Jimmy Iovine Choices


By: Rosanne Simunovic Because I am busy over the next 4 days, I have evaluated these singers as concisely as possible. We are reaching the end of another season, so I hope that the more in-depth Vocal Masterclass articles from previous weeks will help fill in the blanks. Here are my evaluations and, remember, I […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 4 Singers: Now And Then


By: Rosanne Simunovic What a great evening of music! Now that was pretty fine singing from Amber, Angie, Candice and Kree. And wasn’t Harry Connick Jr. the absolute best mentor? He had x-ray vision when dealing with our Top 4, playing to their strengths while reinforcing their weaknesses. Now, that is what mentoring is all […]

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Mindy Moore’s Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 4 Performance Show: Own Choice And One-Hit Wonders


By: Mindy Moore I am still fighting a bad stomach bug, so one of my readers, the very insightful and knowledgeable Mindy Moore, has graciously provided her assessment of last evening’s Top 4 show. It is an excellent read and one in which I am in 100% agreement. Thank you so much, Mindy – your […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 5 Singers: Divas And Birth Year


By: Rosanne Simunovic Well, this is a first, isn’t it? An all-female Top 5. American Idol achieved their wish and a woman shall win the crown this year. This was a very entertaining Top 5 showcase. The songs were diverse and, once again, featured songs that have never been performed on Idol. Now, I wish […]

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