American Idol Top 6 Finalist Tim Urban Graces The Ellen Show

Tim Urban and Ellen Degeneres

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Tim Urban dropped by The Ellen Show today and captivated Ellen and her viewers with his sweet, accommodating persona.

Then he sang an excellent rendition of Leonard Cohen’s, “Hallelujah“, reinforcing just why he managed to progress so far into this year’s competition.

He possesses a naturally beautiful vocal timbre that, with time and study, will flourish and resonate with additional confidence and artistry.

Also, thank you to Ellen for bringing out Tim’s mature and realistic approach to American Idol- and to life in general. This young man has a good head on his shoulders. He  is extremely grounded and positively focused and this will carry him very far in whatever career path he chooses to take.

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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

7 Responses to “American Idol Top 6 Finalist Tim Urban Graces The Ellen Show”

  1. Got my DVR set to record Ellen again today. I recorded her show yesterday as well because Jason Castro sang on her show. She is having a good week! I am a fan of Tim’s and I look forward to seeing him on the show today.

    I love his voice. I know many put him down for reasons I just can’t figure out. He has a good voice and his song choices have for the most part suited him.

    Tim… I wish you well in what ever life has in store for you.

    Thank you MCL for hearing the gift Tim has.


  2. I heard a live recording of Jason Mraz (or could’ve been Jack Johnson, not sure) doing “Rainbow Connection.” It was so NOT cheezie. It really was what the AI judges would’ve called making it your own. Such a simple song, inspiring. I really could’ve seen Tim doing it. Sometimes simple is better. Who would’ve thought a song by Kermit the Frog could’ve sounded so mature? I wish you all could hear it, but I think it’s only available on a CD put out by 92.9 in Tucson. They have artists that come to town play in what they call “Studio C.” It has a very small coffee shop type audience (hard to get in), generally acoustic, with conversation and interviews. Here’s a link:


  3. Oh, I was so pleased with Tim’s performance! He really did such a nice job, probably the best we have heard from him this season. What a sweet, adorable, and personable person he is. I do believe Idol will be the launching pad for a career, perhaps in film or television. How can you not like a young man with such a positive attitude? I wish him the very best!


  4. Check out my Ellen DeGeneres song!


  5. Jessica,
    Jason Mraz’ version of Rainbow Connecction is on I just listened and it was great. I love Jason Mraz! Thanks so much.


  6. Tim certainly seems like an intelligent, self-aware guy. I was further impressed by his interview with Michael Slezak on EW where he discusses practically every performance and talks about what his intent was for each performance. It’s too bad that his time in Idol couldn’t have portrayed his intelligence.


  7. I think that came out wrong. What I meant to say was I wish Idol hadn’t portrayed him almost as someone who didn’t really care.


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