American Idol Season 7 Tour in Bossier City Louisiana on August 26th, 2008


Hey there Bossier City!

Hope you are enjoying the live Top 10 Idol show in the CenturyTel Center. And, knowing how unbelievably talented these singers are, we know you will be leaving tonight’s showcase with many wonderful musical memories.

So, please stop on by and post any thoughts, recaps, video and photo links in this Bossier City Blog Topic. And,if you didn’t have a chance to purchase tickets and want a place to convene, this is the place for it, so chat away.

You can also email me at masterclasslady@hotmail.com. Looking forward to meeting all of you!
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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 “American Idol Season 7 Tour in Bossier City Louisiana on August 26th, 2008”

  1. While we’re waiting for videos from Bossier City enjoy the unsurpassed quality of this recording:

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  2. Thanks so much Janey! Beautiful performance from David – as always. If he didn’t cough before he began to sing, you would never know he was fighting a cold. His vocal strength is extraordinary.

    And did you notice the vocal turn on the word “time”? Something new, at least to my ears. This was a great audio and visual link – thanks again!

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  3. A partial Over the Rainbow with very fuzzy audio of a (judging by his vlog, filmed that day) very unwell Jason, uploaded by bear22898

    And ditto of a partial Crazy, also uploaded by bear22898–worth watching to see how Jason deals with an unplugged instrument after a couple months of experience!

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    Uploaded by: bear22898

    Performed by a very ill Jason Castro

    (Partial 1:26)Over The Rainbow http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=T_EAiYOp8Xs

    Well, no one can’t say that Jason isn’t a trooper. Depsite his cold and sore throat, he doesn’t sound too shabby, but you can tell that he’s hurting. No singer should be singing with a sore throat, but, I guess, considering the scheduling circumstances of the tour, the show must go on.

    This is one of those times that it is actually to Jason’s benefit that he possesses a gentler performing style than some of the other singers. His song selections are more acoustically driven and, because of this, the dynamic levels are more uniform in his folk style of singing. So, he never has to project the sound as fully as some of the other singers – in fact – it would diminish the laidback, earthy characterization of his performances.

    And, yet, he still has that adorable smile for the fans – don;t you just love it?

    Now, round. out. your. mouth. Jason – when you feel better of course. haha Watch that “ee” vowel – try not to smile too much. Blend some “ah” vowel – and hence the correct mouth formation – into the “ee” mix. And keep your throat rrelaxed and open.

    Great work, nonetheless!

    (Partial)Crazy http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=pN_nzYaDlJs

    Jason experienced technical difficulties during this number and, basically, had to perform the first part of this song acoustically for his Bossier City audience. It was actually interesting to watch him – totally unfazed! Good for him – just keep the song moving and let the technicians get their act together – which they did very quickly!

    Boy, this song sounds really, really good doesn’t it? He really understands how important it is to grab the pure “eh” vowel in the word “Crazy”. I am so happy for this technical advancement – it’s not an easy one to achieve and, yet, he did it! What a huge improvement from the beginning of the tour.

    And he really has a more determined vocal presence with this song. I think it really allows him to expose is expressive, soulful style of singing in a liberated manner and, in doing so, his voice expands in confidence and focus.

    This was very animated and artistically superlative performance. Bravo!

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  5. Finally an angelic shaky few seconds from Bossier:

    That’s all so far!

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