Archive | April, 2006

VOCAL MASTER CLASS: TOP 6 AMERICAN IDOL 5 FINALISTS: CELEBRATING CLASSIC LOVE SONGS WITH THE LEGENDARY SINGER ANDREA BOCELLI AND PRODUCER DAVID FOSTER


BY: ROSANNE SIMUNOVIC I cannot tell you how excited I was to see and hear the great Andrea Bocelli interacting with the remaining six singers on American Idol. What would the classically trained Andrea think of our eclectic mix of singers, collectively representing country, rock, soul, R&B, Broadway, and mainstream pop genres? This is one […]

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VOCAL MASTER CLASS: TOP 7 AMERICAN IDOL 5 FINALISTS: CELEBRATING THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK WITH RETRO ROD STEWART


BY: ROSANNE SIMUNOVIC This week’s showcase highlighted my favorite genre of music: the big band era. Chart topper Rod Stewart escalated a huge comeback when he envisioned the success of his Great American Songbook CDs. Although his voice does not possess a vast dynamic range, his soothing vocal style suits this music quite well and […]

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VOCAL MASTER CLASS: TOP 8 AMERICAN IDOL 5 FINALISTS CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF QUEEN


BY: ROSANNE SIMUNOVIC This week’s showcase championed the music of legendary rock group, Queen. There has been a lot of buzz on the message boards and throughout the media about this Top 8 show. This is, for me, one of the highlights of this or any Idol season. Queen’s music is an eclectic mix of […]

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VOCAL MASTER CLASS: TOP 9 AMERICAN IDOL 5 FINALISTS:COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWCASE WITH KENNY ROGERS


BY: ROSANNE SIMUNOVIC Wow. Time is really flying this season on American Idol, isn’t it? We are already at the Top 9 level of competition. This week our Idols celebrated country music in the company of country legend, Kenny Rogers. It was great to see Kenny again, as he coached our singers in the art […]

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