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Archive | April, 2011

NBC Adds More Superstars To The Voice


Uh oh! It’s starting to get mighty crowded in the vocal reality show horizon. Not only did NBC’s The Voice open to huge ratings, but they also plan on expanding their star-studded judging and mentoring team. Earlier today, NBC announced that Reba McEntire, Monica, Sia and music producer Adam Blackstone have joined the series as […]

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Goodbye For Now #22808. See You On Tour!


I though you would enjoy this. American Idol tweeted this picture. Apparently, when an American Idol finalist is eliminated, his original contestant number is permanently retired. Isn’t that the coolest? Casey Abrams left the show last evening in his customary style and magnetic presence. Say what you want about Casey, but the man sure knew […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 6 Results Show: The Music Of Carole King


  I am very excited for tonight’s Top 6 Results Show. Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox is performing and that should get the fans excited to tune in. I am also looking forward to hearing American Idol’s Season 10 Top 7 Finalist’s Stefano Langone’s Idol, the great Bruno Mars. I love everything about him – his sound, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 10 Top 6 Singers: The Music Of Carole King


By: Rosanne Simunovic Ihave been waiting a very long time for the opportunity to hear Carole King’s music on American Idol. Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds was along for the ride, collaborating with Jimmy Iovine during the mentoring process. However, the ” cut and paste” approach to Carole King’s songs left much to be desired. Her songs need […]

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Miley Cyrus To Appear On American Idol Tonight


Make the pimping stop! We get it, American Idol. Lauren Alaina is the chosen one for Season 10 and we all knew this from Day One. Yet, to drive home this fact, Miley Cyrus is set to guest mentor Lauren Alaina and only Lauren Alaina on this evening’s Top 6 show. EOnline broke the scoop […]

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Heads Up Everyone: Steven Tyler Has A Story To Tell


I cracked up when I read this article from Rolling Stone Magazine. Steven really loves the “F” word, doesn’t he? I don’t know what to make of this guy. When he first made his appearance on American Idol Season 10, I thought we were in for some blunt, humorous and decisive comments. Instead he has […]

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The Voice Airs Tonight On NBC


Viewers beware! Are you ready for yet another singing competition? It doesn’t matter because The Voice, along with its all-star panel of judges, including Christina Aguilera and Maroon Five’s Adam Levine, is set to take the nation by storm. So, tonight some more singers hit the airwaves via NBC’s The Voice and, frankly, I am […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 6 Performance Show: The Music Of Carole King


I am adding this Vlog and topic for the Top 6 show a little early because I will be busy with prior commitments over the next couple of days. Just in case I decide to add new topics in the next 24 hours or so,  I will mark it as a sticky post so that […]

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American Idol Ratings Are Up This Year


Yes, that’s right everyone. Despite all our mumbling and grumbling here in the MCL Community, CNN via the New York Times have reported that the ratings for American idol Season 10 have moved up the ladder. It doesn’t seem surprising though, does it? The collective singing talent is far superior to Season 9 and the […]

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Paula And Simon Set To Judge X-Factor In The Fall


Well, it appears that everything old is new again. According to this article from The Huffington Post, Paula is close to signing a deal with Simon Cowell’s X-Factor show, scheduled to air in the Fall of 2011. The negotiations are still on the table, but something tells me that it’s going to happen. Now, all […]

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Is Season 5 American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks Making A Comeback?


One might just call him the Comeback Kid! It appears that Season 5 American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks, has embraced his career with tenacity and drive. According to this interesting article from The Huntsville Times, Taylor has been a busy boy and may be even more busy if his plans come to fruition. Apparently, Taylor […]

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Carole King Week. Oh Dear, I Fear! Well, Maybe Not


I am a little nervous about the Carole King Theme for next week’s American Idol Top 6 show. Depending what the approved song list looks like, this could be a great show or a hate show. I love and adore Carole King. She is arguably one of the greatest songwriters of all time. However, as […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 7 Results Show: Music From The 21st Century


  Boy, what a busy week.  I am rushing this blog topic now in anticipation of tonight’s show. I am very excited. We get to see and hear Season 7 American Idol winner, David Cook. Who hasn’t missed Cookie? I sure have.  And, of course, another singer is leaving us tonight. Nothing is certain and […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 10 Top 7 Singers: Music From The 21st Century


By: Rosanne Simunovic What a fantastic Top 7 show! Everyone performed exceptionally well and so my critiques of the singers are less verbose than in other weeks. And while watching Jimmy Iovine interact with the singers, I was very impressed with his methodology, how relentless he was in accessing the very best attributes in all the […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 7 Performance Show: Songs From The 21st Century


Once again, I added another one of my Vlogs to get the thought processes rolling for tonight’s Top 7 American Idol show. As this is Holy Week,  I am very busy with Church services, so this was a bit of a rush job. And, oh dear, the video lighting changed toward the end of this […]

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American Idol Top 9 Finalist Pia Toscano Will Make An Appearance On Dancing With The Stars


Well, it looks like Fox’s clever marketing strategy has paid off for American Idol Top 9 Finalist, Pia Toscano. Pia will be singing on Dancing With The Stars next week, serenading her new boyfriend, Mark Ballas as he frolics about the stage during his dance routine. And, according to TMZ, Pia will be back on […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 8 Results Show: Music From The Movies


Who is getting the old heave-ho tonight? After last week, anything is possible so I won’t even wager an opinion at this point. The strongest performances last night came from James and Stefano, but Lauren and Scotty demonstrated enormous improvement overall. So, that leaves us with Hayley, Casey, Jacob and Paul. These four should be […]

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Vocal MasterClass Article For American Idol Season 10 Top 8 Singers: Music From The Movies


By: Rosanne Simunovic O once again, i thought the Top 8 singers put out a splendid show last evening. I found it absolutely hilarious how many of the singers were counteracting the advice given to them by Jimmy Iovine. This was the highlight for me and I am surprised American Idol would air all this nasty stuff. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 8 Performance Show: Music From The Movies


Voila! Another Voice Blog for your viewing pleasure. I look dreadful and am nursing my umpteenth cold in a few months, but, hey, it’s free entertainment, so enjoy!  Highlights include Pia’s elimination. Stefano’s piano tweet, Jacob, Casey and Lauren thoughts.

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 10 Top 11 Results Show


My Top 9 Vocal Masterclass article is up and ready for viewing. All in all, it was a great show last evening and it’s anyone’s guess who may be eliminated this eveing on the Top 9 Results Show. If you want to be spoiled, have a look at the online data submitted by one of the MCL readers, […]

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