Thank You Gail Hyatt and The Entire David Archuleta Fanblast Community

David Archuleta

What a great evening I had last night! I was the guest of honor of a live blog interview format over at David Archuleta’s Fanblast Site. It was a great deal of fun and those Archuelta fans kept me very busy with their very intuitive questions, many of which were spontaneously presented.

However, leading up to the live chat, many fans decided to give me a “heads up” and submitted their questions in advance.

Our talented and extremely organized moderator, Gail Hyatt, decided to have a mix of both questions and I hope that, despite the typos, I made myself clearly understood. You could really feel the virtual excitement and mayem in this chatroom, so, at times, it was overwhelming – but in a fun way!

I wish I could have addressed all of your questions and, hopefully, at some point, I will be able to do so.

However, for now, I would like to extend my warmest THANK YOU to the entire Fanblast Community and to the lovely Gail Hyatt for making this event come together in such a memorable fashion.

And how can I forget our rising star, David Archuleta? Without his enormous talent and genuine charisma, none of this would have been possible. He is indeed a role model for all generations – a real gem!

If you missed the fun, here is a link to the transcript

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

12 Responses to “Thank You Gail Hyatt and The Entire David Archuleta Fanblast Community”

  1. Yeah! Let me be the first here to thank YOU for appearing last night in the live chat. It was so exciting to know that you were on the other end of the interspace that brings us all together to celebrate the young and talented David Archuleta.

    YOU are the Voice!
    David is the Voice!


  2. Thanks so much for the link to the transcript, MCL–looks like it was a blast, and so interesting!

    (Maybe soon you’ll have a chance to listen to the CD I sent. Not that I’m nagging–much! 😉 )


  3. Ha! WordPress got a smiley right for a change! *giggle*


  4. Rereader – after today, my schedule lightens up tremendously. I have a busy day today providing piano accompaniment for dance exams and then it’s all over for the season.

    So, the CD is next on my list and I have not forgotten to reciprocate your kind gesture.

    Scriptype – thanks again for your kind words and it was so much fun connecting with the Archuleta Fans on Friday. CoverItLive is a very neat format – it really feels like we are in one big room, doesn’t it?


  5. Hi, masterclasslady, your live chat at Fanblast was pretty interesting. I missed to join in, though, but got to read the transcript. Thank you for enlightening us on the technical aspects of David’s singing, which made me all the more appreciate this young man and his amazing talent! I like your math regarding David’s musical ability (100% God-given and 100 technique). I just can’t begin to imagine the dedication and discipline that he has been putting to hone this skill to get him where he is at right now, and I just know that he wil just get better!

    I hope you will grace Fanblast again soon!


  6. When things calm down and you have time, could you answer a question that we didn’t get to in the live chat?

    It’s about your analysis of David’s Top 3 performances, “AND SO IT GOES”, “WITH YOU” and “LONGER” (May 13).

    You wrote, “You have a solid bel canto approach to your singing style that deserves applause and recognition. Your vowel placement is so secure, as you have adopted a natural preference to eliminating the messy diphthong components within your lyrics through a more refined approach to your diction and articulation.”

    Please explain what you mean by “a natural preference to eliminating the messy diphthong components”. Could you give an example? In a word like ‘joy’, how would David articulate the two vowels sounds? Would he eliminate one of them?

    It’s not a terribly important question, so there’s no hurry. I’ve always admired David’s diction, however, and would like to understand better.

    Thank you very much, MCL!


  7. Archie just performed on the view… Sand Stand By Me, and I thought it was invcedible!! 10x better than on AI. Getting better with that mic stand too. Its a bit different than what he did on the show and there is added verses in it too.

    Mp3 alone:

    Daily Motion Video:


  8. Ah no edit lol anyways heres a little bit better version:
    Youtube for people who cant view the other players:


  9. Oh, I too would love to hear your critique of David’s Stand By Me on The View. I thought it was even better than the version on Idol. He seems so much more confident and relaxed. It was soulful and oh, so sweet!


  10. He did an awesome job for not being a ‘morning person’ lol Like he said during the think of me sound checks.


  11. Sorry MCL, I messed up by posting some David comment on Clay’s thread. Not a regular poster. I also would like to hear your critique on David’s SBM on The View. I thought I was watching a different performer there. It’s exciting to see how much he improved within just 3 weeks. I am no musician, but I hope you could talk about his new runs added at the end of the song. They seem so tight and fast and difficult to do.


  12. Thank you so much for appearing at FanBlast! I always look forward to reading all of your comments; they are always very positive and constructive . . . especially for those who are not so “well versed” on such matters!


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