Archive | July, 2007

Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For The Top 8 Performances On Canadian Idol


Well, that was an interesting evening of music. Not at all what I expected from these singers. As I try to grasp for words in writing this week’s Masterclass article, please feel free to add your comments in this post. Who were your favorites? Did you feel the singing was on par with last week’s […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For Canadian Idol Season 5 Top 9 Performances


Hey everyone! As I am away on holidays, I thought I would start a Discussion Thread for the Canadian Idol Top 9 Performances this evening. I may be able to see the show but will not be able to write a Vocal Masterclass article this week. Please feel free to add your comments about song […]

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Vocal Masterclass For Canadian Idol Season Five Top Ten Singers


by Rosanne Simunovic Well, after a two year hiatus, I will be here periodically to lend Vocal Masterclass evaluations to this year’s Top 10 singers of Canadian Idol Season Five. Next week, I am on holidays and will not be able to comment on the singers’ performances. However, this week’s Top 10 performances nourished this […]

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Canadian Idol Season Five Announces Their Stellar Lineup Of Stars For The Top Ten Performances


It’s going to be an exciting summer of music and, with all the famous rock artists traversing the Idol stage, I, personally, will miss eliminated rocker contestant Tyler Mullendore’s contribution to the mix. I can only imagine the entertaining performances he would have presented throughout the season and sometimes that’s all we are left with […]

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Vocal Masterclass For Canadian Idol Season Five Top Seven Female Performances


by Rosanne Simunovic You go girls! What a show last evening. I walked away from these performances more confused than ever. I cannot remember such a strong line-up of female singers, each representing a diverse array of genres and styles. It appears that each and every one of these singers know who they are as […]

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Vocal Masterclass For Canadian Idol Season Five Top Seven Males


by Rosanne Simunovic This week’s Top 7 male performances were extremely strong. All of these guys deserve Top 10 status, but we know that two will be, heartbreakingly, eliminated. What can you do? That’s Canadian Idol and I have to applaud the judges for choosing singers that celebrate the depth and diversity of our Country’s […]

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Some Good Things Never Last: A Masterclass Performance


So, I was browsing the internet today and look what I found. It’s a much younger Debra Byrd, Voice Coach for American Idol and Canadian Idol, singing with Barry Manilow at the piano, with Dana Robbins on saxophone. It was recorded live in 1988. This song mesmerized me . It was a spectacular performance and […]

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Vocal Masterclass For Canadian Idol Season Five Top Nine Females


by Rosanne Simunovic So, I decided to write an abbreviated Vocal Masterclass article for the Top Nine ladies of Canadian Idol Season Five. I feel that, for the most part, they needed a wee bit more direction than their male counterparts. However, the judging this week was very good and, although I didn’t agree 100% […]

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Canadian Idol Season Five:Our Top Nine Male Singers Start To Shine


Well,well, well! Last evening’s Top 9 Canadian Idol showcase was a very pleasant revelation indeed. The remaining nine male vocalists decided it was time to “kick it up a notch”. Given the extremely abbreviated performance time frame, I was treated to a glimmer of the future when this year’s Top 10 is a finalized product. […]

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