Tag Archives: Blake Lewis

Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Tuesday, September 16th, 2008


Entertainment News Updates JENNIFER HUDSON – HUDSON STRUGGLED WITH OBAMA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM Contactmusic.com – Ilkley,England,UK Nerves and the Colorado thin air caught Oscar winner JENNIFER HUDSON off guard as she sang the US National anthem at the recent Democratic National …read more American Idol News American Idol’ Man Curse Strikes Again: Blake Lewis Cut Loose […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 2 Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic We have finally reached the end of the Idol road, but, for Blake and Jordin, this is the auspicious beginning of their musical career. American Idol has afforded them a tremendous opportunity for exposure and promotion and we can only anticipate the wonderful things in store for them in their post Idol […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For The Top 2 Performances


Can it be? Have we really reached the TOP 2 already? Every year it seems that the weeks leading up to the American Idol Finale fly by faster and faster. Perhaps the rationale is that, even after all these weeks, I still could not figure out where this show was going this season. It didn’t […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 3 Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week our Final 3 singers showcased the traditional song selections at this stage of the competition: Judge’s Choice, Producer’s Choice and Personal Choice. I can imagine that a great deal of mentoring, arranging and coaching have been percolating throughout the Idol camp this week. Don’t you wish you were a fly […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 4 Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, our Top 4 celebrated the music of Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees. As much I love and respect the music of these legendary performers, I just found this to be a strange thematic selection for everyone. This music is very difficult to perform as a soloist and, by the […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 6 Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, our Top 6 performers inspired the American Idol viewing audience with “life anthem” songs that signified the humanitarian values of hope and compassion. This theme paralleled the huge Idol Gives Back Performance Gala that was to follow the next evening. This unprecedented event drew some of the world’s biggest entertainment […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 7 Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic Well, thank heavens for Country Music week. I am not a huge country fan, but I do like the crossover appeal of many of the songs from this genre, as well as the fact that, like the song classics from the big band era, the lyrical and melodic components of many of […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 8 Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, our Final 8 interpreted the Latin genre of music through the guidance of guest artist, Jennifer Lopez. This style of music emphasizes the rhythmic elements, which are always very contagious and infectious, encouraging the artist to develop a choreographic approach to his or her performing style. That being said, I […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 9 Performers


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week’s guest instructor and mentor, the legendary Tony Bennett, made a timely visit to the American Idol set and succeeded to inject some personality and spontaneity into this year’s group of talented, but intense idol finalists. Revisiting and interpreting the classics coerced the singers into concentrating on the beautiful simplicity of […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 10 Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week’s guest mentor, Gwen Stefani, coached our final ten singers as they continued their Idol journey toward the American Idol crown. The selected songs featured Gwen’s favorite artists, those who inspired and influenced her in her musical career Generally speaking, the singers showed a glimmer of personality during their individual showcases, […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 11 Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic Before we begin, one reader wrote and suggested that I write separate Vocal Masterclass articles for each singer, so that the comments for each contestant could remain separate from the rest. I did fully intend to do this, beginning with the Top 11; however, with further thought, I realized that, because of […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 12 Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic Here we go everybody. We are on our way to crowning the next American Idol. This week, we added another diva to the mix when the legendary Diana Ross appeared as a coach and mentor to this season’s 12 performers. The original Dreamgirl had plenty to say to these young artists. Her […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 8 Male Performances


American Idol Season Six: Vocal Masterclass For The Top 8 Male Performances By: Rosanne Simunovic For two of these young singers, this will be the end of their performing experience on American Idol. However, I am certain that this level of experience and audience exposure will fortify their future success, as they pursue other avenues […]

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American Idol Season 6 Vocal Masterclass For The Top 10 Male Performances


American Idol Season Six: Vocal Masterclass For The Top 10 Male Performances By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the 10 remaining male singers presented their second showcase and, thankfully, the result was a huge improvement over last week’s lukewarm musical presentation However, I still found that some of the singers did not quite hit their artistic […]

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American Idol Season Six: Vocal Masterclass For The Top 12 Male Performances


By: Rosanne SimunovicAnd so, another season begins! Welcome back everyone! This is the first time I have analyzed the Top 24 contenders for American Idol, therefore the format will be quite different than the one used for the Top 12 Finalists. Due to time constraints, the “strengths” and “critique” portions of the individual masterclass assessment […]

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American Idol Top 12 Guys: What’s Going On?


Good morning everyone: I am running short on time here and I hope to write an abbreviated Vocal Masterclass summary for this season’s Top 12 male singers. However, I was pretty much dismayed by the sub par performances last evening. I didn’t feel that any of the singers – except one – distinguished himself as […]

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