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Will Adam Lambert Snag An American Idol Season 13 Judges’ Chair?


We know for certain that Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol. It was announced during the Finale a few days ago. Also, it appears that Nikki Minaj has expressed that she doesn’t plan to return to the show. So that leaves Mariah Carey and Keith Urban – but, if the rumours are true that American […]

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Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Friday, October 17th, 2008


Entertainment and Political News Updates American Idol News ‘American Idol’: David Cook heading to ‘SNL’ Los Angeles Times, CA – 11 hours ago Matea Gold, Maria Elena Fernandez, Lynn Smith, Greg Braxton, Kate Aurthur and Martin Miller are Los Angeles Times staff writers who track news…read more David Cook Gearing up for Debut Album Release […]

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


By: Rosanne Simunovic What an opening week for the 12 ladies of American Idol Season Six. I can’t remember seeing so many outstanding performances in one evening during the first round of semi-finals. I could have listened to these talented females for hours: they were extremely unique and, generally, very well prepared. Many stars were […]

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