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


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com So, last week’s Top 13 show was – interesting! Lots of twists and turns and technical glitches and vocal issues. I don’t know – I find these singers very green this season and, with Harry Connick on board, I was expecting more. Much more! Much much more! However, at the risk of […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: The Blind Auditions Continue


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice Last week’s premiere episodes of The Voice Season Six unveiled some incredible talent.. It was a strong beginning to what I am sure will be an exciting and entertaining season. These four judges – Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher – work extremely well together and the chemistry between […]

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86th Annual Academy Awards To Air On Sunday March 2nd On ABC.


Oh yes! Let the party begin. I love this annual awards show. The Oscars are a huge event in our house. It is a night where we can celebrate the very best in the movie business – from actors to directors and everything in between. This year, the always entertaining Ellen DeGeneres will host the […]

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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 For American Idol Season XIII Top 13 Performance Show: This Is Me


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com I am glad that the theme of the Top 13 Performance Show is titled This Is Me, because for the first time, I have no idea who’s who among this group. Names escape me, performances are a blur – all thanks to Rush Week. Well. Guess what? Rush Week was too rushed. […]

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Late Night With Seth Myers Debut: O Set, Where Art Thou?


Picture Credit: NBC/Seth Meyers Do we have to take up a collection to purchase a better set design for Late Night With Seth Myers? Have you had a peek this week? For those of you who have lives beyond a remote control, Late Night With Seth Myers had its debut Monday evening. The show looks […]

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VIDEO: The Voice Finds A Star In Teen Bria Kelly.


Picture Credit: Tyler Folden/NBC As judge Adam Levine said when commenting on Bria Kelly’s performance Monday night: “O! M! G! Because, truth be told, I have never heard anyone quite like this young lady. The very fact that she can squeeze the juice out of a blues song and personify the angst and passion that […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: Premiere Week


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice Season 6 of The Voice is set to take the TV stage beginning Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th at 8:00 PM on NBC. Returning will be host Carson Daly along with judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher. This lineup of judges works much better, I find. […]

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Late Night With Seth Myers Set To Debut This Week: There’s No Business Like Late Night Show Business


Picture Credit: NBC Late Night With Seth Myers We are entering a new age in late night television. With Seth Myers set to take over from Jimmy Fallon, who, as you all know, took over Jay Leno’s signature hosting duties on the The Tonight Show last week, every night will be a Saturday Night Live […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Results Show: Who Makes The Top 13?


On Wednesday evening, I felt that the gentlemen fared better than the ladies in their performances. It wasn’t perfect, but I could see great promise in some of these young male singers. And finally – host Ryan Seacrest extended a gracious accolade to the five male singers who were not called to perform in the […]

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American Idol – What Is Wrong With You?


How could this show get any lousier? How? How? Well, I’ll tell you. They select 15 girls to perform in the semifinal and then decide – on air mind you – to feature only 10 of the girls. Why? It makes no sense and it is exploitive and manipulative. A ratings ploy before NBC’s The […]

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


Finally, American Idol is live and unedited. Not unscripted, mind you, but unedited. This week, the American public has to whittle down 31 singers to a Top 13 lineup for the Finals. This ritual will continue over three-day period beginning on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00 PM on Fox. I am not sure how this […]

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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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Jimmy Fallon Debuts As Host On The Tonight Show.


Okay – I have to admit. This news is very bittersweet for me. I was and still am a huge Jay Leno fan and, in a perfect world, I wish there were two Tonight shows. I just was not ready to give up Jay Leno on The Tonight Show and neither, I suspect, was Jay […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week Part Two


Picture Credit: American Idol This is the week folks! Our Top 30/31 will be revealed after this week’s final solo round, so set those DVRs! We are almost there and you don’t want to miss this dramatic two-night extravaganza. I am anxious to hear some of the best vocal talent showcase their individual voices. Group […]

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Child Star, Shirley Temple, Dies At 85. Oh The Memories!


We lost another great one! On Monday, February 10th, beautiful and engaging child star, Shirley Temple Black died at 85 years of natural causes, surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Woodside, California. She was and will remain the most gifted of child stars, influencing a legacy of child stars as the years […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Twenty-Four: “I’ll Be”


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Mall of America without music Pamela Pike’s Recollections “I’ll Be” is a song written and sung by American singer Edwin McCain. The song was released in January 1998 as the first single from his second album, Misguided Roses. It peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week


Picture Credit: American Idol Hooray for Hollywood! That’s what I say! Because the fun, drama and suspense now begins! Oh – and the singing too! Did I mention the singing? But Hollywood Week on American Idol has always been a favorite of mine. This is where we get a glimpse of the true personas behind […]

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Jay Leno Relinquishes The Tonight Show To Jimmy Fallon This Week.


Picture Credit: Jay Leno Last evening, Betty White had the privilege of ushering in and out the old and the new. The scene pictured above says it all! How precious is this photo? And how sad will I be when Jay Leno signs off with his final show on Thursday, February 6th, signalling the start […]

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Opera Star Renee Fleming And Pop Star Bruno Mars Set To Perform At Super Bowl Sunday


As I write this article, I am enjoying a performance of Phillip Phillips as he sings an excellent live version of his mega hit, Gone, Gone, Gone at the Super Bowl Pre-Show. And he does very well indeed. I can’t get enough of this song! However, as a classical artist, I am intrigued to hear […]

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