Finally, A Genuine Rockstar Is Born From The Womb Of American Idol

David Cook, American Idol

David Cook, American Idol

There was always something about this David Cook fellow that I loved beyond any shadow of a doubt. If we look back at the numerous articles I have written for this year’s fabulous American Idol season, you will see that I was drawn to David’s Cook’s talent at a very early stage in this year’s competition. In fact, I believe that this is the point when his life changed forever; the fans were converted in droves.

More than any rock singer that has appeared on this show, David brings consummate artistry, an intelligent, yet sincere persona and superb technical skills to all his performances. His technique may not be as refined as David Archuleta’s, but it is still well-formulated and ingrained in his vocal delivery.

Also, he has always been able to tap into the emotional core of every song and use these emotions to render distinct interpretations to each and every song. There is a purity to his voice which I absolutely love and, when he mixes this clean, immaculate sound with his rock-inspired vocals, it makes for a great “masterclass” ride indeed!

Presently, he is working very hard with Grammy winning producer Rob Cavallo for his debut album with 19 Recordings/RCA Records. The album is scheduled for release this November and will, no doubt, sell exceptionally well.

And all the fans have expressed a great amount of interest in having some of David’s exceptional original material on this first CD. In fact, it would be an absolute shame if this idea did not achieve full fruition. Have a listen to some of his own material from Analog Heart and you will wholeheartedly agree that David’s music is stellar! Very intelligent production values and brilliantly conceived melodic and harmonic structure.

However, until November comes, you can still purchase his American Idol coronation anthem, “Time Of My Life”. To me, this is the strongest American Idol theme song to have emerged from Idol and it is because of David’s passionate artistry and creative interpretive skills that this single has done so well, presently charting in the Top 100 on and Top 50 on Billboard.Com
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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

5 Responses to “Finally, A Genuine Rockstar Is Born From The Womb Of American Idol”

  1. Hi…NBC used ” Time Of My Life ” last night when they summed up the evening’s Olympic coverage. Pretty cool.


  2. Oh my goodness, I had no idea.

    Then, this article was perfect timing wasn’t it? Thanks for stopping by to tell me this, AuntieAudie.


  3. What’s better than one David, TWO DAVIDS:


  4. ArchieFanDoc:

    This warrants a special blog entry, don’t you think? Thanks so much for this fabulous and inpiring link. Stay tuned! 🙂


  5. For once, I can say I really do like the AI ‘anthem’ … it is rich in texture, although I’m pretty sure that’s due to Cookie!

    It was used so beautifully in the Viennese Waltz on So You Think You Can Dance!



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