American Idol Sightings For May 31st, 2011


There is a ton of Idol activity happening and I hope to keep on top of it all. However, for now, I will bow to the comprehensive research via USA Today’s IdolChatter Site:

.Thia Megia tells Michael Slezak that Peggi Blu really isn’t the “vocal coach from hell” that American Idol made her out to be during Hollywood Week. “I would have to say that she was one of the best vocal coaches I’ve ever worked with, ever,” Thia says in a new Idoloonies video interview. “During off-camera moments, she would hug us; she would give us very inspirational talks.”

• Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have been added to the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge at Nashville’s Greer Stadium on June 11.

• According to Casey James’ mother, last season’s third-place finisher has written tunes with Delbert McClinton and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. Casey’s currently working on his debut album for Sony Nashville. And, oh yeah, it’s Casey’s 29th birthday today! Check out some childhood birthday pictures here.

• Anthony Federov will reveal the song titles from his forthcoming album during a live UStream chat at 7 p.m. Eastern tonight.

Check out the rest of Brian Coleman’s Idol news, including information about Scotty McCreery’s Memorial Day Celebration at Disneyworld.


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

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