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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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Steve Jobs – The Man In The Machine Rings In The New Year On CNN


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
I?? Happy New Year One And All. I hope this year brings you peace, prosperity, good health and joy. ?We all need these elements in our lives ?- now more than ever before. Therefore, ?as we look ahead to 2016, ?I wish you only the very best that life can…

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 9 Top 10 Live Show


   Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC My deepest apologies. I forgot to add a topic for last week’s session of The Voice.   I have not been watching this show on a regular basis so I am leaving it up to all of you out there to fill me in.  Here is what is happening this […]

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


   Vocal Credit: The Voice/NBC Well, well, well. Isn’t this special?  The Voice has decided to spice things up a little and add a new and exciting twist to the the wild card format. Here is what I have garnered from The Voice’s Wikipedia Page: “The Live Playoffs comprises episodes 15, 16, and 17 (the results show). […]

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


   Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC I don’t know about all of you but I am slightly obsessed with the photos of the Season 9 judges for The Voice. They are beyond cool and perfectly capture the star chemistry of this particular grouping of judges: Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.  Plus, Adam still […]

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The Voice Season 9 Premieres This Week With The Blind Auditions 


   Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice The ninth season of the American reality talent show The Voice will premiere on Monday, September 21, 2015 on NBC at 8:00 PM. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will return as coaches for the season. To open this week’s show, each of the coaches will be singing […]

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Tim Cook To Appear On Late Show With Stephen Colbert On September 2015


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
"Siri, put Apple CEO Tim Cook on my calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 15. Oh, and come up with some questions to ask him." http://t.co/mXutum0Bp6 — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 12, 2015 I knew there was a reason I loved Stephen Colbert. I was waiting for this announcement and – voilà-…

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Surprise! Taylor Swift’s New Album – 1989 – To Stream On Apple Music On June 30th 


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
?? Well, that didn’t take long, did it? ? Looks like Taylor Swift and Apple made “nice, nice” after this past week’s -uhm – “misunderstanding“. According to Taylor Swift’s Twitter account, the popular recording artist has decided to release her 1989 Album for streaming on Apple Music.? Apple Music is…

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Week 5


   Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Welcome to Week 5 of America’s Got Talent Season 10!   If you haven’t yet done so, check out my MCL favorites from last week’s show, where the majority of the acts were of the “extreme, daredevil” variety.  It wasn’t my favorite episode, as I much prefer the indoor acts. What […]

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CNN Premieres Eight-Part Series About The Seventies. Episode One: Television Gets Real


   Picture Credit: #SeventiesCNN Last year, CNN aired the award -winning 10-part documentary, The Sixties.  It was just wonderful and it always left me wanting more.  Most episodes were an only an hour long and easily could have been stretched to a two hour- time frame without losing viewer interest.  This year, CNN is focusing on The […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4/3 Performance Show. 


By: Rosanne Simunovic Okay, so this week, all the Top 4 singers sang even though it was a Top 3 show. I am so confused. Seriously, this show changes the rules every week. Anyway, let us move forward to my Vocal Masterclass evaluations and I welcome your commentary and suggestions after the read!

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol: Lengthen The Performance Time Frame And More. So.Much.More. 


Am I the only one who detests the watered down time frame for the performances by the American Idol finalists?  Yes, they can squeeze in two songs in two hours but, after watching the full – length performances on The Voice, I much prefer the “quality over the quantity” mentality of arranging songs.  The 90-minute […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4 Show: Personal and Judges’ Hometowns Choice 


By: Rosanne Simunovic We are getting down to the wire now. In just three weeks, we will be crowning a new American Idol and this Top 4 are pulling out every trick in the book to be the last woman or man standing. I was so sad to see the elimination of Tyanna. Like really […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 6/5 Show: Arena Anthems


By: Rosanne Simunovic Once again, out Top 6 Singers came out fighting. And, perhaps, a little more than usual.  Each was vying for placement in the Top 5 and an opportunity to be part for the Top 5 tour.  In the end, Quentin was eliminated, losing the Twitter Fan Save to Rayvon.  Did you agree […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 7/6 Show: The American Classics


   By: Rosanne Simunovic  I had other commitments last week so I am finally submitting my VM article for the Top 7.  It was a great week of singing and, quite frankly, it is going to be difficult to see any of these singers leave at this point.  And this is the week where the […]

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Spoilers And iTunes Links For The Voice Season 8 Top 12 Show


Okay, let’s try this again, shall we?  Obviously MJs is more reliable and trustworthy than The Voice Wikipedia page. Lol This is straight from MJsBigBlog: Brian Johnson – Team Adam – If I Ever Lose My Faith in You by Sting – Download from iTunesIndia Carney – Team Christina – Take Me to Church by Hozier – Download from […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/7 Show: The Billboard Top 100


By: Rosanne Simunovic   I was so impressed with last week’s performances highlighting the Kelly Clarkson songbook. The Top 8 added their own unique twists to Kelly’s songs, some of which were truly exceptional.  So this week I was expecting the singers to perform as well or better than last week considering they were able to […]

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Spoiler Alert: ITunes Links For The Voice Season 8 Top 20 Live Shows


I will update this post with Team Adam Levine and Team Christina Aguilera’s songs ASAP.  For now, this is what is happening on Monday, April 6th at 8:00 PM on NBC’s The Voice. I think these songs are excellent choices and I am very excited to hear pretty much all of them.  Team Christina Aguilera […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/9 Performances: The Music Of Kelly Clarkson 


By: Rosanne Simunovic   Wasn’t it great to see Kelly Clarkson again? She is arguably one of the best natural talents discovered by American Idol and, as the original winner of this show, was able to impart valuable and life-changing assistance to the Top 8/9.   Let us move forward to my Vocal Masterclass evaluations and I […]

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