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 looking forward to this diversion from American Idol. Nothing like a little healthy competition to keep the producers and music executives on their delicate little toes.

However, this is not a copycat version of American Idol. The process is entirely different in that the judges base their first impression of each singer via their voice.

In other words, they cannot see the singer. It really is a neat concept but, come on, we know that appearance is part of the package so who are they kidding?

In the short promo that was aired last week, all the singers were visually marketable. Maybe they will throw in a Susan Boyle clone. She has proven that one doesn’t need to be a pretty young thing to outsell Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

Are you ready to watch the fun tonight or is American Idol enough for you? Do you think The Voice will be a success?

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 “The Voice Airs Tonight On NBC”

  1. What time will The Voice air?


  2. Louise – I believe it airs at 9:00 Eastern time.


  3. This looked interesting – hope it works out well

    – not only do the judges/mentors choose the signer without seeing them, but if there is more than one – then the singer gets to choose who they want to work with (a nice twist)

    – The judges then have to whittle down their own selections to provide the best 4 (I think) in their team for the live shows

    – The judges can all sing and perform – the video of “crazy” was so good.


  4. This was a bad night to debut the show. I watched “Dancing With the Stars” which featured both Constantine and later Pia. Both did a wonderful job and are so talented! In between segments, I turned in “Glee” and got a general idea of the plot. I did pop in a few times to watch “The Voice” but I think I’ll wait until after DWTS ends before giving it more of my time. Next month “So You Think You Can Dance” starts.

    Oh, on Sunday and Thursday nights, Randy Jackson has his, “America;s best dance crew! LOL! In the end, it is “American Idol” that I love the best!


  5. I watched the voice and loved it!! I think it is about time that talent should be the forefront of winning. Haven’t watched Idol since David Archuleta.


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