The Curly Haired Singer Has A Name


Anyone watching tonight’s episode of American Idol should realize that the “curly haired singer” that the judges were raving about may have made his debut appearance. His name is Chris Sligh and he hails from Greenville, South Carolina.

The guy has a terrific voice and a dry, witty humor that entertains and teases.

However, his voice is nothing to joke about. He is a great singer, a really superb tenor, actually, with an individual vocal style.

If he is in the Top 24 and does indeed make the Top 12, the stylists will have a blast with him every week.

Let’s see what happens, but for now, I like this guy and would love to see him succeed as a Top 12 Finalist.

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

4 Responses to “The Curly Haired Singer Has A Name”

  1. Thanks for adding this post about Chris. We think he is great. Stay tuned. He will blow everyone away with his talent.

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  2. Yeah. He’s awsome. He also went to my church before Seacoast. My church is North Hills Community Church in Greenville. He is awesome, and he is missed at NHCC, but we all want him to win. GO CHRIS!!!!!

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  3. I am thoroughly looking forward to his performance tonight. How great that you have been associated with Chris as a Church member. I always appreciate hearing from young adults who place great value on Church worship. Did he sing during your services?

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