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Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s Last Song – Celebrate – With Jordin Sparks


Oh darn! I wish I could say that I love this song, but I don’t. And, it has nothing to do with the singing talent. I mean between the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, there was more than enough vocal power with which to work. But, at the end of the day, the song […]

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Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in "Sparkle"

Jordin Sparks And John Legend Give Powerful Performances In Whitney Houston’s Honor


This evening, American Idol Season Six winner, the talented Jordin Sparks, became a superstar. During the Billboard Awards, a tribute to honor the late and the great Whitney Houston was given. The tribute featured John Legend performing “The Greatest Love Of All” followed by Jordin’s resounding performance of “And I Will Always Love You”. It […]

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Jordin Sparks In Sparkle

Jordin Sparks Destined For Stardom With The Movie, Sparkle


Check out this poster for the movie, Sparkle. The movie is set for public release in August and will star Jordin Sparks and the late and great Whitney Houston. And that’s Jordin’s beautiful image in that gorgeous red dress. Will American Idol spawn another film superstar a la Jennifer Hudson? Methinks yes indeed! If, for […]

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American Idol Season 8 Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread for Top 7 Results Show: Disco Music


W ell – tonight’s the night. Two singers will be eliminated this week and, based on performances last evening, it’s hard to make the call. However, with a double elimination, we should gain insight into who has the strongest, most determined fanbase. A shocker elimination is definitely a possibility or it may just end up […]

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Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Monday, September 8th, 2008


Entertainment News Updates Jordin Sparks Fires Back at MTV Video Music Awards Host Over … FOXNews – USA By Hollie McKay AP MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand took several digs Sunday night at young stars wearing “purity rings” to pledge their virginity …read more American Idol News Fall preview: Pop music Los Angeles […]

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Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: September 1st, 2008


Entertainment News Updates Jennifer Hudson steps into the spotlight with new album Out & About – Nashville,TN,USA For this new decade, it could very well be all about Jennifer Hudson. With her high-powered soulful style, the 26-year old Chicago native had already …read more Obama Tells Press to “Back Off” on Palin Washington Post – […]

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Jordin Sparks’ Burgeoning Career Halted Due To Health Problems


I am extremely upset regarding the recent news of Jordin’s Sparks health problems. According to MJs Big Blog, Jordin’s career is temporarily (I hope) on hold until the inflammation in her vocal cords subsides. When will the mentors/managers/agents of these young singers realize that pushing these artists to the brink of exhaustion while singing with […]

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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 Female Performances


By: Rosanne Simunovic The Top 8 female singers finalized this segment of the competition with their artistic flourish and professionalism. It has been an exciting competition among the females, as their collective talent showcased their eclectic, musically gifted and technically proficient vocal ability during the majority of their performances over the past three weeks. I […]

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


By: Rosanne Simunovic Last week was a stellar opening showcase for many of the Top 12 female singers. Some of these singers gave outstanding premiere performances and indeed solidified the depth of talent in this year’s crop of female talent. So, I waited for this night with great anticipation, wondering if our ladies could exceed […]

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