Archive | March, 2008

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Top 10 Elimination Night Of American Idol Season Seven


 Who is leaving us tonight? I think we may have a shocker on our hands. Between the negative commmentary from the judges and the less than adequate performance last evening, does this mean that  Jason’s time on Idol is approaching the final phase?  All of the other singers have showed tremendous growth and promise in the […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread American Idol Season 7 Top 10 Performance Show


As I write this, I am a few hours away from boarding a plane enroute to Florida. The warm weather and hours of relaxation will be most welcome. As, I stated in my last Vocal Masterclass article for the Top 11, I will not be writing a formal Vocal Masterclass article for the Top 10 […]

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Top 11 American Idol Season 7 Vocal Masterclass Article: The Lennon-McCartney Songbook Part Two


AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 7 TOP 11 VOCAL MASTERCLASS: THE LENNON McCARTNEY SONGBOOK PART DEUX By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, some of my all time favourite Lennon-McCartney songs were highlighted and, generally, the Top 11 singers were in excellent form. I wasn’t on the same page as the judges were in terms of evaluating the Top […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For Top 11 Singers: Lennon-McCartney Part Two


I thought that the songs selected this week were much better and more sophisticated than last week.  I was not on the same page as the judges regarding the performances, as I felt that many of the singers generally performed better than last week.  So, as until my Vocal Masterclass evaluation is online, please share […]

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Top 12 American Idol Season 7 Vocal Masterclass Article: The Lennon-McCartney Songbook


By: Rosanne Simunovic Is there a more exciting way to begin the much anticipated Top 12 performances of American Idol Season Seven than with performances from the legendary songbook of John Lennon and John Paul McCartney? What a night! Welcome everyone to another Vocal Masterclass season of American Idol. I cannot tell you how thrilled […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 12 Performers


As I feverishly write my Vocal Masterclass evaluations for the Top 12 performances this week on American Idol, I will leave the comment lines open  so you can voice your evaluations as well. Generally, I thought that this was a great show and that the majority of these very talented singers interpreted the Lennon-McCartney songbook with […]

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Well “Hello” David Cook and Welcome To American Idol Season 7 Top 12.


I have to admit that David Cook was not on my artistic radar when American Idol Top 24 premiered three weeks ago. It was initially difficult to sort through these 24 singers and the only singer that seemed to be creating any “buzz” was 17-year-old vocal prodigy, David Archuleta. However, this week, David Cook cemented his […]

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American Idol Season 7 Top 12 Performers: Something To Sing About


First of all, I have to say that I was extremely pleased with the selection of singers for this season’s Top 12.  I think that the strongest singers did indeed advance to the finals of this American Idol competition, even though some very good and promising singers were lost along the way. However, that being […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 7 Top 16 Results Show


Well, is this a nail-biter or no? Based on performances and performance order, once can almost predict who will be leaving and who will be moving on to the Top 12.        Overall, I am more excited about the male singers this season. The female singers have not created any memorable performances that […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 7 Top 8 Gals


Overall, I thought the Top 8 ladies were a little flat this week – literally and figuratively. The voices sounded really constricted and there was far too much chest voice applied to their upper register singing. Syesha was far and away the best vocalist of the week and  her radiant star power is undeniable.  Closely […]

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Luke Menard, You’re Not Making It Through, Not Even To The Top 12? Huh?


Simon Cowell is never at a loss for words nor does he stumble over his sentence structure. But, I was really dismayed over this statement he made to Top 8 male contestant, Luke Menard, after Luke’s -well -“lukewarm” performance last evening. First of all, I really like Luke, but I cannot for the life of […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 7 Top 8 Guys


Well, this is it. The Top 8 guys will perform this evening, but by Thursday, two of these talented young men will no longer be a part of American Idol. It really is a tough call and,  although, a couple or more  male singers will be sailing through to the final Top 12 performers of […]

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