Smash Promo Looks Simply, Well, Smashing


Has anyone seen this NBC Promo for the new series, Smash, starring the very talented Katherine McPhee?

I posted it below the yada yada in this blog topic. It looks really exciting and I can’t wait to sink my teeth, ears and eyes into this show in 2012.

Katharine was the runner-up during American Idol Season 5 when Taylor Hicks took the crown.

Just goes to show that there is a process in this business that all the singers must embrace with patience and respect. After 6 years, Katharine has finally landed a tremendous television opportunity that speaks to who she is as an artist.

Congratulations, Katharine!

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 “Smash Promo Looks Simply, Well, Smashing”

  1. She is so talented and beautiful. I am so happy that her talent has been appropriately cornered. I applaud the people who saw what many of us have noticed for the last six years.


  2. Katharine looks beautiful! She brings the warmth and the presence to her character. I hope we get longer previews soon; this clip is such a teaser–a lot of set-up and only a little bit of singing and acting.

    I have to say: the beginning captures the feel of auditions pretty well! The people holding the auditions look bored before you even open your mouth to sing. Typical. (sighs) The life of an artist looking for a breakthrough = tough!

    The preview’s got me interested so far! 😉 At least in this bit, it’s going there in portraying the real-life difficulties involved (family asking about whether you’ll get a real job, endless auditions, sleazy directors, and so on). I hope the series lives up to its promise!

    Good for Katharine! I admire her persistence! She’s been auditioning for acting roles even before Idol, and now things are finally happening for her. =) Inspiring for the rest of us. 😀


  3. Also, I have to add: it is SO true that the time you wait to be seen for your audition far exceeds the length of your actual audition.

    I did one audition where I waited 14 hours or whatnot(!), and I didn’t shed a tear from the decision, but I was physically exhausted. Your emotions start wearing thin when you’ve been sitting around waiting that long, and then it’s over in a split second.

    I don’t know how struggling actors and singers do it time and time again. The stamina and emotional resilience needed are ridiculous! I have so much respect for my fellow artists; that’s for sure!


  4. J – I know it is a very difficult field. More lows than highs unless you get that elusive big break!

    I do love Katharine. She is the complete package. I am so looking forward to this show.


  5. I think Katharine McPhee has an amazing voice, and she’s beautiful to boot. I came up with my user-name Katillac in Season 5 because I was such a huge fan. I think she was robbed that season! I’m so very happy to see her in this new show (preview looks great), and this looks like the perfect vehicle for her.


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