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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 7 Performance Show Part Two: Competitors’ Choice


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Hey everyone. I am very busy with Easter celebrations and festivities this week so I will not be able to produce a Vocal Masterclass article for the Top 7. However, I will be watching he show and adding comments here or, if given the time, an abbreviated article. I apologize for this. […]

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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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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 Performance Show Part Two: Songs From The 80s.


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com This week on American Idol should be a very good week – for a couple of reasons. First off, the Top 8 will be performing Songs From The 80s. This was a very good decade for music and, hopefully, each singer was able to find a song perfectly suited to their vocal […]

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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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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Twenty Five: “Nature Boy”


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Most people know the song “Nature boy” either from Nat King Cole’s major hit a pop and jazz standard or from the movie “Moulin Rouge’. It was written by Eden Ahbez, published in 1947, and first to be heard in 1948 in Joseph Losey’s “The boy […]

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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 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 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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[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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[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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American Idol Season XIII Preliminary Auditions Week Three: Salt Lake City and Omaha


Picture Credit: American Idol We are almost there folks! One more week of preliminary auditions before the cast and crew head off to Hollywood for the most gruelling part of these American Idol auditions. This week, the judges audition singers in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and Omaha, Thursday, Jan. 30 […]

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A Masterclass Performance Of Smile By Kristen Chenoweth On the Tonight Show With Jay Leno


I had three reasons to smile when I watched the sublimely talented Kristen Chenoweth perform Charlie Chaplin’s Smile on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Thursday, January 16th. This song is one of my absolute favorites and, for whatever reason, I needed to hear this song at this precise moment. The message it brings […]

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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 Article For American Idol Season 10 Top 3 Singers: Personal Choice, Producer’s Choice, Judges’ Choice


By: Rosanne Simunovic Last evening’s performances were as good as they could be, given the song choices at the disposal of these three young singers. Some of the selections were not the most inspired and, actually, brought out the weaknesses in some of the voices. However, it was exciting to see Beyonce at work with […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 10 Top 4 Singers: Inspirational Songs And Lieber And Stoller Songbook


By: Rosanne Simunovic Last evening’s performances were actually very good. Better than I thought they would be. And how great was it to see Lady Gaga working with the Top 4?  She really brought out the theatrical side in all these singers and gave excellent ideas.  She made them aware of the words – how […]

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American Idol Season 7 Top 12 Performers: Something To Sing About


First of all, I have to say that I was extremely pleased with the selection of singers for this season’s Top 12.  I think that the strongest singers did indeed advance to the finals of this American Idol competition, even though some very good and promising singers were lost along the way. However, that being […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Canadian Idol’s Top Five Singers Featuring Idol Favorites With Kelly Clarkson


Who here was not enchanted by Kelly Clarkson’s mentoring strategy with our remaining five singers: Brian, Carly Rae, Dwight, Jaydee and Matt? She was a positive, yet constructive vocal coach and her youthful, genuine personality was instrumental to the successful performances of all the singers this week. This was a great show. All the singers […]

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