Reader Submissions


Below is a list in progress of important video and journalistic contributions from faithful MCL readers. I am extremely undebted to all for your generous time and creative efforts. Your contributions have allowed  MasterclassLady.Com to become a truly interactive blogging experience.

 If you have any special videos or journalistic items that you feel deserve special attention on this page, please do not hesitate to contact me at masterclasslady@hotmail.com

Thank you so much. More videos will be added over the next few days.

January 25th, 2009:
Submitted By Bizzee24
A Tribute To Barack Obama, Featuring The Voices of the Canadian Tenors
September 13th, 2008:
Submitted By Bizzee24
A Masterclass Tribute to the American Idol Top 10 Tour
August 9th, 2008:
Submitted By ArchieFanDoc and Produced by MichelinaMarie
David Cook And David Archuleta:Heroes

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37 Responses to “Reader Submissions”

  1. Hi MCL,

    Not sure where to put this! Just wanted to share this fantastic link/video of “Home I’ll Be” by our beloved Canadian Tenors!!

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  2. Thanks again Bizzee. Have you heard the news? Jamie McKnight is no longer with the Canadian Tenors. He seems happy though – I think he missed the musical theatre genre. That’s just a guess.

    More details to follow, but here is an article: http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_north/northislandgazette/community/38501674.html

    Really upset that Jamie is gone. Clifton Murray was in the Top 32 of Canadian Idol one season – can’t remember which one.

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  3. MCL, here is a clip of Jennifer Hudson singing the National Anthem at the Superbowl! She was so wonderful, considering all the horrible stuff she’s been through these past few months.

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  4. Erin – thank you so much. I meant to add a blog topic about this, so thanks for adding the link here. Much appreciated. Jennifer was just outstanding and my heart goes out to here. What a horrible tragedy. The loss she is feeling must be so profound.

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  5. Have you seen David Archuleta’s National Anthem from the Pro Bowl? worth a look.

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  6. MCL, here’s another clip of Jennifer singing “The Impossible Dream” at the NAACP awards! This really was wonderful.

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  7. Erin – thanks so much for this. I have been so busy with family and music-related activities, so I appreciate you sending me this link. Jennifer is such an amazing talent. I only hope that the prayers and love coming her way will continue to give her the strength and perseverance to overcome the pain she must be feeling over the loss of her family members.

    The Impossible Dream – what a great song choice, considering her journey through life! Perfect song choice, as always.

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  8. Yeah, I loved her song choice, too!! Things are already looking up for her now that she’s won a lot of awards in a week. A lot of people said that performance was so moving and inspiring. I honestly couldn’t be half the strong person she is so I am so proud to call her a wonderful role model.

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  9. I had to watch it again before I went off to dreamland. It wa such an inspiring performance and such a wonderful tribute to Muhammed Ali. Jennifer’s voice truly soared in this song – this, to me, is her signature song. It speaks to her distinct artistry and triumph over adversity.

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  10. I agree!! I also loved it when she sang “You Pulled Me Through” at the Grammys. That song really said a lot as well.

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  11. Hi MCL, I’d like to share this audio of Lea Salonga singing a live concert version of the classic, “Over the Rainbow”. Would love to know your technical assessment of her voice.

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  12. Here are some of Scott MacIntyre’s pre-Idol compositions. I would LOVE if you would review them in a future post, with your expert’s ear. I love them. Here we go:

    No Fear

    Who Am I

    Wedding Song

    Dream World

    Easily Broken

    I just wanted to share those with you, as I know you will appreciate them. I think Scott wrote all these songs, plus many more. These are just the ones I could find on YouTube. Can’t wait to read your thoughts, MCL!

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  13. Here are some of Scott MacIntyre’s pre-Idol compositions. I would LOVE if you would review them in a future post, with your expert’s ear. I love them. Here we go:

    No Fear

    Who Am I

    Wedding Song

    Dream World

    Easily Broken

    I just wanted to share those with you, as I know you will appreciate them. I think Scott wrote all these songs, plus many more. These are just the ones I could find on YouTube. Can’t wait to read your thoughts, MCL!

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  14. Here are some of Scott MacIntyre’s pre-Idol compositions. I would LOVE if you would review them in a future post, with your expert’s ear. I love them all in varying degrees. Here we go:

    No Fear

    Who Am I

    Wedding Song

    Dream World

    Easily Broken

    I just wanted to share those with you, as I know you will appreciate them. I think Scott wrote all these songs, plus many more. These are just the ones I could find on YouTube. Can’t wait to read your thoughts, MCL!

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  15. I’m sure someone has already asked that you review
    David Archuleta’a most recent performance “Contigo
    en la Distancia”. I think you will like it….

    Thanks Fran

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  16. Sorry s/b

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  17. SORRY Spamming MCL-uncool. The “O” at the end of the
    first s/b a “0” (zero).

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  18. Hi! I haven’t commented on here in a while, but thought you would appreciate having this link to Adam’s Time for Miracles. It leaked on a website I frequent, and someone got it on Youtube.

    It’s stunning. I can’t wait to hear the actual recording and buy it on, I believe, Tuesday. I’m sure I’m not the only one who would love to read your review of it, but barring that, I just thought you’d love it. Your blog brought me so much pleasure, I just thought I’d return it in small measure, if you haven’t already heard this.

    And just because I’m still flailing, I have to say… omg his VOICE. Especially the last two minutes. I’m speechless. I hope this works, I’m a little unsure if I have the coding right.

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  19. CS – I will review this CD very soon. I am sure Adam sounds absolutely amazing. I have never heard less from him. THanks for submitting it. :)

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  20. The record co. took down most of the youtubes today. But the single was just released on iTunes. I bought it, and the HQ sound is just awesome. Here’s the link if you’re interested: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=335247221&s=143441 . If you’d rather get a download link, you can email me and I can probably provide one. But I’m pretty sure you’ll want the actual recording.:)

    He does indeed sound absolutely amazing.

    By the way, I loved reading your review of David A’s Christmas album. It made me want to buy it!:)

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  21. I actually asked this in another thread, but I guess this was the proper place to ask! (wish I’d seen it sooner! LOL)

    MCL, I wanted to get your take on Kris Allen’s “Live in the Vineyard” performances from last weekend. All of them (Man in the Mirror, Let it Rain,Falling Slowly/With or Without You) are on Youtube, but I’ll post a link to one performance: “Heartless/Gangster’s Paradise”

    I liked the creativity of it, but what I REALLY wanted to know was your take on his voice. Do you notice any change? He has said that he’s been taking voice lessons since the show’s end. Thanks!!!

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  22. MCL – I know I’ve been beseiging you with David Archuleta links lately. Believe me, it is only because he moves me so much and I want to share my joy. The following video is one of David performing “Prayer of the Children”.

    This video also includes David introducing the song and explaining how his recent charity work has increased his appreciation of it. That in itself is well worth your time, and once he started singing, he left me utterly speechless. As`in everything else, David seems to connect to and believe every word of “Prayer of the Children”.

    If nothing else, please`watch this video for personal enrichment and pleasure. Share your thoughts if you feel so inclined. I really enjoy your insightful comments on this site.

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  23. Hello, sending you a link of Katharine Mcphee performance at the White House, March 8. She performed for President Obama and the First Lady celebrating International Women’s Day. Katharine sang ‘Surrender’ from her new Unbroken CD.

    To watch the entire event

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video…nal-women-s-day

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  24. I wasn’t sure where to post this, but I seriously cannot stop watching this video! It really reminds me of why Kelly is my favorite singer. Her phrasing is incredible; it’s so wonderfully bluesy and soulful. I love how well she projects throughout her entire range and the skill she has in varying her inflection and employing a wide palette of vocal textures and shadings. Not to mention the gorgeous purity of her tone and the way she approaches the “lies” diphthong; you can hear how she directs the vowel towards AH. Emotion and technical brilliance. :D Amazing!


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  25. Want to share Kat video performance at Northridge Church, Plymouth, MI, May 16 & 17, 2010 ENJOY!

    Everything Must Change

    Surrender

    Faultline

    Over The Rainbow

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  26. Hey MCL, long time reader, rare commenter. But, I just happened upon this amazing unplugged performance of David Archuleta singing his song “My Kind of Perfect” off of his new album. It has snippets of him speaking about the album and this song and I can’t express how much he’s actually matured. I can’t believe he’s happening on 20! I remember watching him on Idol when he was just 16, 17 years old. Granted, I’m a year and a half younger than him, but it makes me realize how fast time flies. Can’t believe I’m in college already, and everything is just so surreal! Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

    http://www.cambio.com/shows/cambio-music/david-archuleta-performs-my-kind-of-perfect

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  27. I forgot to link this video as well! He sings an exquisite version of “Angels” also!

    http://www.cambio.com/shows/cambio-music/david-archuleta-performs-angels

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  28. MCL, here’s a video of Eva Cassidy singing Over the Rainbow…she’s the greatest female singer who ever lived, in my opinion.

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  29. Thank you so much Erin. I love Eva Cassidy. She is in a league of her own. This is why I am rooting for Dia. She is unique and innovative.

    She also seems to be the media darling of this competition as well and her ITunes sales are indicative of her popularity across the board.

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  30. Here’s a few more of her videos:

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  31. Why can’t there be more singers like her?

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  32. MCL, do you think Eva had great technical ability when it came to singing? I sure think she did!!

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  33. Yes, Erin, she did. But it was her creativity and passion for the music that drew me to her. Excellence = Eva Cassidy

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  34. Oh yes, thats what I love about her the most!! I’m also pretty convinced she had some type of condition on the autism spectrum, possibly Aspergers (what James has)…if you read more about her, you’ll see why. Aside from the fact that she was painfully shy when performing in front of an audience, she wanted desperately to connect with people but wasn’t sure how. She was also a bit of a loner…preferring to be focused on her art projects, music, and love of nature. I can give you more info about her if you want. : )

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  35. Here’s another beautiful song by her:

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  36. Here’s an incredible performance by Adele. She reminds me of Eva Cassidy in some ways.

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