Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Austin Auditions

American Idol Season 10 Auditions In Austin Texas

American Idol Season 10 Auditions In Austin Texas

So many people, so little time!  

How do the American Idol screening personnel cope with the massive amount of singers hoping to land a televised audition with Steven, Jennifer and Randy?

It seems almost impossible and I am sure that a great deal of undiscovered talent never make it this far.

But,then, that’s what keeps the show alive in that the singers will come back again and again for a shot at instant fame.

Tonight’s show hails from Austin Texas. I am hoping to see some exciting new talent in line with what we experienced over the last couple of weeks.

For me, it’s all about singers – their artistry, vocal ability, genuine persona and passion is what this show should be all about.

I hope (fingers crossed) that we can at least make our own decisions based on the performances and are not confronted  by early pimping by the judges, as was the case last week

However, based on the Nashville experience, I can see where this show is headed.  They obviously want a teen singer as their Idol this season.  I have no problem with that as long as the television time devoted to each singer is fair and unbiased.

So, let’s sit back, relax and enjoy. And don’t forget to add your comments!

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

13 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Austin Auditions”

  1. Looking forward to the show tonight on this snowy evening. A great night to bundle up with a nice cup tea and watch some AI. 🙂


  2. Yes it is a good night to watch American Idol. Enjoy the show, bizzee!!!


  3. I knew someone personally who tried out a few seasons ago and was auditioned in a group. She didn’t go through. She is really a very talented singer with the package and all. Go figure. She didn’t try out again, and actually, it costs money to travel to an audition base. She couldn’t afford it unless she robs Peter.


  4. I know Surely. I am sure this happens time and time again. So many truly exceptional singers are overlooked. It’s so sad.


  5. Last night’s show was another good one! I didn’t think Holly was going to make it through the audition, but she got the Golden Ticket! I was particularly impressed with John Wayne Schultz and Casey Abrams. John is a handsome, sweet man with a terrific voice. It’s been awhile since Idol had a “Singin’ Cowboy” and he seems to fit the bill. Plus, he loves his Mama. :o)

    Casey is truly talented and seems like such a fun person. I love the warm, rich tone in his voice. How nice it is to see the Judges having fun with the contestants! So many are saying, “Simon? Simon, who?”

    Does anyone know if they will have a “Best of the Rest” final show before going to Hollywood?


  6. I loved loved LOVED John Wayne Schultz and Janelle Arthur. Both have incredible voices and charisma. Real stars. But, if one is to believe the spoiler reports, then Janelle doesn’t make the Top 40 cut. I am hoping that this is no true. Her voice is so fluid and the timbre is gorgeous.


  7. MCL, I have never posted here before but I have been a faithful reader since AI7. I’m a fan of David Archuleta and always love to hear your “well-trained expert” take on his performances as well as all of the other AI reviews that you do. It is always fun to see if I have the same take on a performance as you.

    I was actually disappointed with the Austin auditions shown last night. I live in Austin and I was saddened to not see any talented “local” contestants make it on the show last night. It’s not that they didn’t show talented contestants, but none are from Austin. My teens know several extremely talented teens who tried out that were not shown. I know of several “local” people in their 20’s who tried out also. None of these were shown. We have a lot of great talent here. All of the other audition cities seemed to get “local” talent on the show, but not Austin. I found that weird. Of the 50 people that they put through to Hollywood, no one from Austin performed cleared music so they could be shown on television. I find that hard to believe. But anyway …

    What I really wanted to tell you is that I found a blog by a person who tried out for AI10 in New Orleans. That person posted a complete rundown of the audition process from the “cattle call” through the “executive producer round.” It is a very interesting read, and not as overly bitter, as one might think.

    Make sure you go back to the first two entries in 2010 where her story starts.


  8. I enjoyed last night’s show for the most part. The two that stood out for me were the same as you Rosanne, Janelle and John Wayne; both have great vocals and I’m looking forward to seeing where they go. I hope that Janelle makes it past the top 40, but is she young? I don’t remember. Perhaps she buckled under the pressure and demands of Hollywood week? Just some thoughts. Hopefully the spoiler site is wrong.

    What bothered me about the show is the time they showed the ridiculous…a singing Armadillo…seriously? I wish they would devote less time showing things like that…it’s obvious those people are not seriously, and show more of the good stuff and the local talent. I understand that the ridiculous helps the ratings or whatnot (whatever excuse they want to use), but it’s a talent show….show the talent! 🙂


  9. Hi PandasMama…Glad you posted, Welcome!!! 🙂


  10. I also loved John Wayne Schultz. I’m not usually a fan of country, but this guy could be a star! I also really enjoyed the last guy but his name escapes me.


  11. Louise, The last guy was Casey Abrams from CA.


  12. PandasMama – welcome! And thank you for your comments. It is a shame that they could not advance a few singers from Austin but so many singers are overlooked during the audition process.

    Each year, the producers have an idea what kind of talent they would like to see in the Top 12 and, similar to casting a regular television show, the singers have to fit the part.

    I am in a rush right now, but look forward to reading the link to the contestant’s blog later on this evening. Thanks for the link.


  13. Pandasmom (and Masterclasslady) thanks for the shoutout about my blog! I actually posted audio of me singing my two audition songs last night if you want to check that out.\



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