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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Playoffs


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice We have entered The Playoffs segment on The Voice and here is what is happening (Source: Wikipedia) “The Playoffs were taped on August 31 and September 1, and comprised episodes 15, 16, and 17. As in season 6, the Playoffs were prerecorded, this time featuring no interactive viewer voting component, and therefore […]

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MasterClass Monday: Carrie Underwood’s Emotional And Moving Musical Tribute To Late Country Music Stars And The Victims In The Las Vegas Tragedy


There are not too many performances capable of stopping everyone in their tracks and giving one pause. However, at the 51st Country Music Association Awards which aired on Wednesday, November 8th, the talented and charismatic Carrie Underwood did just that when she memorialized not only deceased Country Music Stars Troy Gentry, Glen Campbell and Don […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Knockout Rounds With Kelly Clarkson Week Two


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice Are you loving the lovely and talented Kelly Clarkson on The Voice?  She is like a breath of fresh air. So down to earth and so supportive to the singers.  She is The Perfect Coach. She was the original reality superstar, having won American Idol Season through her phenomenal singing talent and […]

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MasterClass Monday: Kelly Clarkson Dazzles With Whole Lotta Woman From Her New CD – Meaning Of Life 


There is no one quite like Kelly Clarkson, is there?  The Original American Idol rose to stardom and never ceased control of her own special. brand of music. She is not only a brilliant vocalist but also, she is a passionate and charismatic singer with an engaging personality.  So relatable to so many.   She […]

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Ryan Seacrest Reveals New Premiere Date For American Idol.  


On Monday, November 6th 2017, Ryan Seacrest announced on Live With Kelly And Ryan that the new version of American Idol will premiere on Sunday, March 11th 2018 from 8:00 -10:00 PM.  Sunday Night?  As in family night?   Methinks that the Disney-owned ABC network is trying to recreate the beloved Ed Sullivan show.  That […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Knockout Rounds With Kelly Clarkson


The Knockout Rounds begin this week on The Voice at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31st on NBC at 8:00 PM. Kelly Clarkson will be adding her special brand of charm, knowledge and enthusiasm when she acts as guest coach/ mentor to the singers’ experience.  I am loving the fact that […]

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MasterClass Monday: Barry Manilow’s Heartfelt Recording Of The Mercer/Manilow Classic “When October Goes”


Thank Heavens for the musical gift known as Barry Manilow.  He is a legend, a unique and sensitive performer who has always valued the importance of the creative process when writing or performing his music.  He is and will always remain a class act in every sense of the word.  Additionally, he is a consummate […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Battle Rounds Parts 3 and 4


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice The Battle Rounds conclude this week on The Voice at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th on NBC at 8:00 PM. I have been reading that the ratings are down and everyone is blaming Jennifer Hudson.  Say what?  I love her. Some people don’t like her coaching […]

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MasterClass Monday: Katharine McPhee’s Gorgeous New Single – Night And Day


Some of the most enjoyable and memorable performances on American Idol came from Season 5 Top 2 Finalist, Katharine McPhee.  Her chameleon type voice coupled with her undeniable charisma and radiance on stage were responsible for many singular performances, captivating an American Idol audience as diverse as the artist herself.  Initially showcased via the American […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Battle Rounds Week One


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice The Battle Rounds begin this week on The Voice at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 16th and Tuesday, October 17th on NBC  at 8:00 PM. Who has the strongest team – Adam, Blake, Jennifer of Miley?   Season thirteen’s advisors include: Joe Jonas for Team Adam, Billy Ray Cyrus for Team […]

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MasterClass Monday: Billy Joel Performs An Early Live Version Of Scenes From An Italian Restaurant


Can you beat this? Seriously – does anyone perform like this anymore. Live. Multitasking voice and piano skills with aplomb and professionalism?   Yes, I know what my regular readers are thinking. Another article about Billy Joel?  Think outside the Billy Joel box MCL!  Ha! But this performance was too good to pass up and […]

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MasterClass Thanksgiving Monday: Count Your Blessings From The Film White Christmas Performed by Bing Crosby And Rosemary Clooney


A Very Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!  There is nothing better than this holiday. Not only does it kickstart the Fall/Winter Holiday season, but also, gives us an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the blessings we have in our collective lives.  And blessings come in all shapes and sizes: the strength and support […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Blind Auditions Week Two


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice We are in week 2 of The Voice which airs on NBC at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 3rd at 8:00 PM. I have been watching sporadically but it is difficult to become personally invested in this show when so many great singers are eliminated early on in this competition.  […]

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MasterClass Monday: Canadian Icon Burton Cummings’ Impeccable Version Of Dream Of A Child


                                      On this October Monday morning, I have re-discovered a real gem of a singer and his song. Burton Cummings is a Canadian Icon –  a singer – songwriter who enjoyed enviable fame in the 60s and […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Blind Auditions Week One


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Here we go! Season 13 Of The Voice is about to hit your TV, Laptop or Tablet when the premiere airs on NBC at 8:00 PM on Monday, September 25th and Tuesday, September 26th at 8:00 PM. This year, Jennifer Hudson joins returning coaches Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. […]

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MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Genius Of America’s Got Talent Season 12 Winner Darci Lynne


Let it never be said that I can’t smell a winning act when I see one. Ha! Although I was not a regular viewer of this season’s offering of America’s Got Talent, 13-year-old Darci Lynne caught my eye at her preliminary audition. At this point in the show, I could not see how anyone could […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Semi-Finals Week 2l


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC This week, the last group of America’s Got Talent semi-finalists will perform for your votes on Tuesday, September 12th at 9:00 PM, followed by the Results Show on Wednesday, September 13th at 8:00 PM. Then next week, the Finals will be n full swing, culminating another great season on this […]

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MasterClass 9/11 Monday: An Inspiring Performance of Somewhere By Barbra Streisand


On this the day, the 16th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States, I found a song that truly speaks to where we are as a global entity and what we are striving to achieve in the years ahead. Let’s cut to the chase here – we want peace. Plain and […]

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MasterClass Monday: A Gorgeous Neil Diamond Performance Of September Morn


Happy Labour Day one and all. I hope your first Monday in September is going well. And, if not, this beautiful live performance by Neil Diamond is sure to captivate you and bring a nostalgic smile to your face. i have always loved the Fall Season as it brings so many opportunities for gatherings with […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Live Shows Week 3


Before I begin, I would like to convey my sadness over the tragedy unfolding in Texas and Louisiana. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you as you strive to rebuild your lives in the face of incredible obstacles. My deepest condolences to those who lost their lives while battling this […]

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