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Archive | February, 2007

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


American Idol Season Six: Vocal Masterclass For The Top 10 Male Performances By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the 10 remaining male singers presented their second showcase and, thankfully, the result was a huge improvement over last week’s lukewarm musical presentation However, I still found that some of the singers did not quite hit their artistic […]

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Jennifer Hudson: Look What God Can Do


“Look what God can do”. With these meaningful and inspiring words, former American Idol Season 3 competitor, Jennifer Hudson, won this year’s Academy Award for Best Actress in A Supporting Role for her memorable performance in the movie “Dreamgirls”. This unbelievable Cinderella story is a testament to the talent, drive and ambition that stimulated Jennifer […]

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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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Top 12 Ladies Of American Idol: Brava Divas!


What an wonderful evening of entertainment. The Top 12 Ladies of American Idol were simply outstanding. I felt I was watching a more sophisticated and polished version of American Idol than the one viewed last evening featuring our Top 12 Male Contenders. It is hard to know where to start. There were show stoppers galore, […]

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


By: Rosanne SimunovicAnd so, another season begins! Welcome back everyone! This is the first time I have analyzed the Top 24 contenders for American Idol, therefore the format will be quite different than the one used for the Top 12 Finalists. Due to time constraints, the “strengths” and “critique” portions of the individual masterclass assessment […]

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On A Hunting Expedition For American Idol Top 24 Competitor, Leslie Hunt


Sometimes, American Idol loves to plant little vocal gems at the very last minute to tease our fancies and play with our voting minds. One example of this is the revelation of Top 24 singer, Leslie Hunt, who, until the last day of the Hollywood rounds, was totally anonymous to this year’s viewing audience. Yet, […]

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American Idol Top 12 Guys: What’s Going On?


Good morning everyone: I am running short on time here and I hope to write an abbreviated Vocal Masterclass summary for this season’s Top 12 male singers. However, I was pretty much dismayed by the sub par performances last evening. I didn’t feel that any of the singers – except one – distinguished himself as […]

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Lakisha Jones: A Performance To Whet Your American Idol Appetite


Good Sunday everyone: I am having a very busy day with Church and family obligations, but it is all very good. However, I could not let the day go by without drawing attention to American Idol Season Six Top 24 Finalist, Lakisha Jones. I was so impressed with this young lady during her preliminary and […]

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Tom Lowe: The Saga Continues


Well, the Top 24 singers for American Idol Season Six have been revealed and the enigmatic Tom Lowe was not among them. Of course, American Idol had to quickly say his name and show him descending the elevator after he was dismissed by the three judges. Every Top 40 singer was acknowledged during last evening’s […]

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Keeping A Lowe Profile


Where oh where is the elusive, yet superbly talented Tom Lowe? According to the American Idol Spoilers section over at Idolforums.Com, he was cut from the Top 24 after singing his way into the Top 40. There are numerous reasons for his dismissal, the most obvious being that he has enjoyed enormous success in his […]

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Last Minute Vocal Masterclass Advice For The Top 24 Of American Idol Season Six


Well, after a cumbersome 3 week yawnfest better known as the tedious overview of auditioners from the pre-Hollywood rounds, we are finally moving on to Hollywood week. Yes siree everyone, tonight’s episode will finally highlight the progression toward the announcement of the Top 40 and then, tomorrow evening, it’s the dead man walking segment(if you […]

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A Life Lesson From The Legendary Dick Van Dyke


Over at the MSN Homepage site, I found a wonderful interview with Dick Van Dyke. I have always had great respect for his comedic talent; he is a legend after all and has provided generations with countless memorable moments with his genuine and effortless abilities as an actor. He is one of those rare gems […]

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Tom Lowe? The Hidden American Idol Contestant


Apparently there is an American Idol Season 6 contestant that, for reasons unknown, probably did not make the Final 24. Is it just me or is this guy really really good? He has an enviable performing background and is an absolutely brilliant singer. Enjoy the clip below because you won’t see him on this season’s […]

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Jennifer Hudson: The Making Of A Star


Good morning everyone and Happy February. Although the temperatures have reached rock bottom here in Northern Ontario, Jennifer Hudson’s performance In Dreamgirls have warmed my heart. What a Cinderella story! And so well deserved. Please enjoy her captivating and inspiring performance of “And I Am Telling You” in the movie Dreamgirls, as captured on YouTube.Com […]

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Billy Joel Kicks Off The Super Bowl 2007


As a self -confessed Billy Joel fan and as a self declared non – fan of the Super Bowl, I was nonetheless lured to watch this annual event because of the musical elements attached to this sports spectacle. This year I was very excited to see and hear Billy Joel perform live. However, my excitement […]

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