American Idol Season 7 Tour In Long Island, New York: August 4th & 5th, 2008

Hey Long Island!

You must love our Top 10 because they are hanging out at the Nassau Coliseum for two nights. So, I expect a lot of video footage, colorful recaps and memorable photos in this blog topic.

You can add them in the comments section below or email me your links and news at

Scream loud and hard and have a great time! Like I have to tell you that! It’s a given, right?
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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

19 Responses to “American Idol Season 7 Tour In Long Island, New York: August 4th & 5th, 2008”

  1. I know you will enjoy this MCL. Fans singing ‘Crush’ to David while he signs autographs…he loves it!


  2. Sheebla! Thanks for that video of David hearing the girls singing “Crush” to him. The song is so catchy that I find myself replaying it in my head … heavens, I hope it does as well as I think it should. I love it!


  3. I love this video of the fans singing “Crush”. And look at Archie – how happy he is with the fan reaction to his song. Thanks so much for sending this link “Sheebla”.


  4. Frogcooke Says:
    August 5, 2008 at 1:24 am
    8/4 Stand By Me –

    Uploaded by xxm1lonakisxx

    Wow – lots of screaming and mass hysteria during the opening segments of this song. I wonder what will happen when he goes into the “beautiful girls” segement?

    Lovely sustained notes as always. And, as I suspected, pandemonium ensues during the upbeat “beautiful girls” segment.

    Great performance as always, little Archie. Some hint of vocal fatigue during the run on the second last “stand” at the end of the song, but the highest one at the very end was brilliant.

    Another thing one has to consider when listening and evaluating all the singers’ performance is that the change in climate and acoustics when travelling to the different cities can really affect a singer’s natural vocal instrument.

    Classical singers are more in tune to this situation and some have even asked for air conditioning to be turned off during their performances because of the negative affect it has on their voices. The humidity is actually better – keeps the cords moist, whereas air conditioning tends to dry out the vocal cords.

    However, in extremely warm weather, it is imperative to drink tons of water to combat dehydration.

    However, David is such a master on that stage every night, isn’t he? And, considering that was travelling to and from the Teen Awards the day before, he performed exceptionally well. All that travelling can wreak havoc on the body – plus he was talking a great deal as well.


  5. No Cookie crumbs? No Jason tidbits? How about the other 7 singers? C’mon Long Island. I’m counting on you!


  6. MCL,

    I know this isn’t music related….but as a fellow fangirl….

    Whooo boy! And these are the throw-aways. Can you imagine the keepers? lol!


  7. Frogcooke, there are alot of David’s concert videos from Aug. 5th concert on Anna Arca’s website. But everytime I click on them I hear no audio. That is wierd. Are you able to get these downloaded and sent to MCL? Is there something I’m not doing or an upgrade that I need? Aaargh!!!!!!!!!!


  8. Thanks for your help Lynn. I have to run out for a bit, but will check back later on this evening. Strange to see such a quiet response to 2 Long Island shows.


  9. Lynn let me check them out. I totaly got up late again today HAHA *eyeroll* my sleep pattern is soo messed up. LOL


  10. Yea – you did it! Thanks for taking time out of your day to do this Frogcooke. I was out most of the day. Just got in and saw these. Will look at them a bit later, but they sound ever so enticing. hahaha


  11. From Frogcooke

    Performances by David Archuleta in Long Island, New York

    Stand By Me 8-5:

    Archie’s voice sounds nice and clear and very well rested. I wish I could see his adorable face, but darn, that voice sounds rich and resonant.

    And the fans are extremely receptive – lots of screaming. And his ending is spectacular – really centered and full of ring and presence. Such vocal strength this young man possesses!

    And the ovation after this song is long and hard. Perfect. That’s what I love to see. Tons and tons of Archie love

    Apologize 8-5:

    This is a better visual as the person filming this footage aims the camera to the large overhead screen. However, the camera does go astray every now and then haha!

    And listen to the purity of that head voice. Yummy! And yet, he focuses his lower range extremely well. I love hearing the richness and depth of his lower voice in contrast to the riniging presence of his head voice in this song.

    David has put a great deal of thought and intelligence into the artistic intepretation of this number. And yet, he makes it all look and sound so easy and effortless.

    This was an extremely convincing and sophiticated performance of this song!

    Angels 8-5:

    Okay, Angels is coming up. And listen to the crowd. Pandemonium and mass hysteria ensues and engulfs David’s beautiful vocal presence in the beginning.

    However, the crowd finally comes to their senses when they realize that “Hey, we can’t hear him if we scream”. So, they do eventually calm down.

    I can’t see him too well but his voice is pretty clear-a bit muffled-but clear enough.

    And the “yeah yeah” section is extraordinary – extremely expressive.

    As he moves into the refrain again, he encounters a minor problem with the upper note in the word”it” – he just needs to round out his mouth on the “i” vowel,as well as the vowels in the words that follow -“may take” = “meh Teh” and not push through that upper note so much. Just think over that note, Archie, and you’ll be fine.

    But, his ending was phenomenal, so secure and technically strong. A solid landing indeed! Bravo!

    Cute banter between sbm and wys:

    Poor David. He trys so hard to speak to the audience, but the audience is too busy screaming and yelling “we love you David” to even give him a listen. This peech is for you people – LISTEN!! He is thanking you for your support.

    And good for him for not screaming out his dialogue -he is preserving his precious voice. The song that follows requires a great deal of vocal strength and power, so he is wise to speak quietly to his audience. It conserves his voice, as well as his strength – both of which he needs in huge supply when he sings “When You Say You Love Me”.

    Partial angels 8-4: (screams)

    This is a good video of David rising from the depths of the stage.

    He sounds absolutely stellar once again but the song cuts out at the 2:00 minute mark -enough for me to hear the ist verse and one take of the refrain.

    He does sound extremely rested, so that is a good thing indeed. Kudos my man!

    Apologize 8-4: (sing along anyone?)

    And a blood curdling scream is emitted from some hysterical girl near the camera and then tshe starts to sing. It is TOO FUNNYYYYY!

    Hey David, I think we found you a singing partner for your CD! hahaha

    But, you sound superb, David and your relaxed, yet passionate body movements are absolutely perfect for this song. Always that one foot ahead of the other and those relaxed legs! Great, great technical skills that heighten the performing aspects of this song.

    When You Say You love Me 8-4: (get your motion sickness meds ready)

    At least we can hear his dialogue before he sings this song. Lovely.

    Then an ear-piercing scream breaks out. It wouldn’t be a David Archuleta performance without the screams, right? And there are a lot of screams, let me tell you!

    How this young man and this song came together is the stuff of perfection -pure brilliance.

    Okay, there is way too much talking and hysterics in this video. This girl needs serious medical attention – this is the most insane video reaction I have seen since this tour began. Sweetie – you need to relax! Say, “Serenity now”!


  12. I happened upon this very short clip of Jason’s “Crazy” performance:

    Although it was an abbreviated clip, from what I heard, Jason sounded absolutely brilliant.

    His upper notes in “Crazy” were ringing with head voice and his vowel formations were pure and focused – extremely well sustained.

    I also loved how he kept the flow in the melody line a constant and added a liberated bluesy approach to this song.

    There were some wonderful melodic variations as well. He also maintained a forward momentum throughout this song.

    Additionally his phrasing was musical and expressive. Stellar performance. Keep it up, Jason! You are sounding better and better with every stop of the tour. Bravo my man!

    Hopefully someone out here will send me Cookie crumbs tomorrow. Please? I want Coooookie!


  13. Again, I don’t know exactly what’s in these, but here’s some Jason!

    Over the Rainbow, uploaded by SweetLittleSammy

    All of Crazy, uploaded by itznic333

    Daydream (misses the very beginnng), also uploaded by itznic333


  14. Oh, and Jason’s latest Date Night vlog!


  15. Oooh–just saw your comments on the truncated “Crazy”–can’t wait ’til next week when I can listen to the clip! Thanks!


  16. ReReader – will check Jason’s vids tomorrow. Been busy with unexpected company. Thanks for finding these videos. I knwo you will be happy when you are finally able to hear Jason! He sounded great in the little bit that I could hear.


  17. Delivered by rereader

    Company’s gone and all is quiet again. These reviews are a little late, but here I go.

    Over the Rainbow, uploaded by SweetLittleSammy:

    Love the close-up of Jason and love how he connects the final “oh” in the intro. to the word, “somewhere”. Beautiful phrasing indeed and I am still waiting for him to do more of this through the entire song.

    There is still some fragmentation within his phrase lines – “and (breath) “the”- is an example of this.

    However, the delicate arrangement of this song really doesn’t encourage Jason to sing with more vocal presence. It’s fine to sing softly, but, Jason, you have to make sure that the voice is supported with buoyancy and that the articulation of the words are precise and clear. This will add energy and focus to your vocal sound at every dynamic level, but, is very important when you sing with a softer dynamic.

    Yet, I sense that you are trying to create a more fluid melodic line when singing this song, more so than when we first heard him at the beginning of this tour. Everything in time!

    Another thing , Jason, practice this song a cappella and without the ukulele. This will draw your attention to your vocals and, by doing this, you will be able to concentrate on how you can improve the overall vocal performance of this song.

    What if you had to sing this song without accompaniment? This is what you have to address – how to make this song sound full and alive solely through your beautiful vocal instrument.

    Also, try not to drop the end of your phrases, such as “way up high”. The word “high” tends to fade away too soon – hold it for a bit and on the pure vowel – “hawwwwwwweye”. This rule can be applied to many areas in the song, but I singled this one out because it is the first instance of this technical glitch.

    However, the middle section of this song was excellent, very resonant. Goodness, who is on a cell phone in the middle of my Jason’s song? Not nice. However, I love how the fans sing along with him during key sections of this song, like in the upper head voice are toward the end.

    Good performance, Jason. Now, let’s hear Crazy

    Crazy, uploaded by itznic333:

    What a lovely way he has with the crowd. I already reviewed this song in Comment # 14 – but it was an abbreviated video clip. From what I heard, it was an outstanding performance.

    And the full version is sounding absolutely superb. Jason – this song has improved so darn much. Your voice has glimmer and sparkle – some head voice in the mix – and this makes a huge, huge difference.

    This is such an expressive, soulful performance – very distinctive and performed with authentic artistry.

    Just keep working on the upper “crazy” notes = round the mouth and simply sing the pure British vowel “eh”. Your voice will certainly be more centered and focused in your vocal masque. Oh, and don’t forget to drop your jaw – use the “yawn” effect.

    Daydream (misses the very beginnng), also uploaded by itznic333:

    “Daydream” is Jason’s song and will always be Jason’s song. Love how he waves to the crowd.

    Jason, you are nice and relaxed and I am loving this performance. Wonderfully musical, great momentum and distinct artistry!

    Find more songs like this – research like crazy, because this style of music is so suitable to you. Excellent as always!



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