David Cook Performs “Time Of My Life” On The View

I didn’t have a chance to watch the entire interview, but I thought I would upload David’s performance of “Time Of My Life” on The View.

At first I didn’t recognize the song. David performed a totally new acoustic version of this number. It was quite good. but, man, did he look tired or what? And the sound coming through my speakers was quite horrendous – not his fault, I know -but, I would be curious to know if others were experiencing sound issues with this video recording.

Although his voice was a bit rough around the edges, probably due to fatigue and, perhaps, complete boredom with having to perform this song countless number of times, I still appreciate the fact that he uses a pretty solid technical foundation in his vocal approach to rock music. Good for him! I hope that he will continue to hone his technical skills over the long run, as his voice, when used correctly, can be pure magic.

Part of me senses that he is missing the creative aspect or performing and, hopefully, we will see all of that during the live tour. Bravo David!

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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

5 Responses to “David Cook Performs “Time Of My Life” On The View”

  1. Oh my … he looks WHIPPED. I hope he’s healthy and just tired, not truly exhausted or ill. I didn’t get actual bad sound, but Cookie sounds very raspy. Instead of sounding like the “time of his life” it sounds like it’s time for him to go to bed with a cup of hot tea!

    I do like the acoustic version … it’s lovely!



  2. katherinesmom June 26, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Poor Cookie does look tired- he has to deal with the Idol commitments as best he can. Maybe grab as much rest as possible (including vocal rest ala Syesha, lol) or else I fear for his voice when the tour starts. Much like Kelly Clarkson seemed to suffer from the extreme vocal demands.

    I do hope, though, that he is NOT suffering from boredom with “Time of My Life”. It’s one of my pet peeves (and I’ve had many arguments with others about this) but I believe that a performer has to find ways to keep a song fresh for the benefit of his audience. But I really don’t think that applies here. David does just seem tired. But did I mention how much I love it when he goes acoustic? Like Anita (or does she prefer “wadahoot”?, ha ha), I thought the song was gorgeous.


  3. againstthedyingofthelight June 27, 2008 at 2:53 am

    MCL, as I mentioned in the other thread, David has never had any formal voice training, other than what he picked up indirectly through involvement with high school and college theater. I was especially disturbed to hear that both Davids required cortisone injections before finale week– Archuleta one and Cook two.

    My question is do you think that 19/ RCA are going to make sure he has his own voice coach now (over at TWOP, fans actually recommended you for the job!)? I’m worried that if they don’t make sure that he has one, he may try to do things the way he always has done them.

    And if he doesn’t get professional coaching, my fear is that not only will it affect his voice during performances but that he could actually damage his vocal chords, with all the strain that his schedule will place him under. That’s an area where it seems Archie is in a better position because he’s basically had formal instruction ever since he started he started singing, so he’s better equipped to handle the demands that they will face.


  4. First of all, let me categorically state that I am totally against cortisone injections for singers.

    I can understand that dire circumstances call for dire solutions and I can only imagine that Cookie and Archie were suffering severe fatigue issues toward the end of the American Idol season. So, I suppose, it was a necessary, albeit, desperate measure to take!

    However, over the long haul aka the Idol tour, these singers have to develop a healthy and realisitic approach in caring for their voice. Rest, proper nutrition and hyrdration and most of all – proper technique – is the key here.

    I don’t know if 19E send voice coaches on tour – but they should. They spend money in so many arreas except the one that is their most imporatnt commodity – the singer’s voice.


  5. I am very worried about all the singers’ voices when their tour buses head north from Los Angeles. There are more than a thousand lightning-caused wildfires from Bakersfield to Redding. The air here in the Bay Area is atrocious and has been for nearly a week. I have symptoms: coughing, chest & nose congestion. I’ve seen motorists wearing masks.

    Many public and outdoor events, including July 4 fireworks, have been cancelled.


    Someone should alert the AI tour and get masks for everyone. This air will be very bad for the singers when they perform in San Jose and Sacramento. Then they’ll be driving further north through heavy forests on the way to Oregon.


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