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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Battle Rounds Part 4 Plus Exciting 2012 News


Tonight’s episode of The Voice will air on NBC at 10:00 P.M. after the Season 6 Premiere of America’s Got Talent.

The remaining eight singers will vie for the final four spots for the live show competition. The live shows begin next week, after which the public will be able to vote for their favorites.

However, the big news centers around what is happening next year on The Voice.

Apparently, NBC and The Voice Producer, the irrepressible Mark Burnett, want to capitalize on the momentum this season’s offering has quickly established. The ratings have been excellent.

To this end, NBC has decided to air The Voice after the Super Bowl in February. February? Right in the thick of American Idol? Hmm. This move sounds strangely familiar. Plus, that’s a lot of singing to process every week.

An hour long episode will air Sunday, Feb. 5 following the network’s telecast of Super Bowl XLVI, Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment announced Tuesday.

Although it hasn’t been established whether this new episode will in fact be the Season 2 Premiere, it will be beneficial as a lead-in to the new Broadway- themed NBC show, Smash, starring American Idol Season 5 Runner-Up, the very talented Katharine McPhee.

In a news release today, Mr. Greenblatt had this to say:

“There is no better showcase on television than to follow the Super Bowl, and we believe The Voice is deserving of such high-profile exposure. The attention grabbing blind audition phase of ‘The Voice’ has mass appeal and will fittingly team up with the biggest sporting event of the year.”

My head is spinning already but, truth be told, I am getting thoroughly pumped over the wealth of singing shows on television. How about you? And let’s not forget Simon Cowell’s X-Factor which will debut in the Fall.

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

One Response to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Battle Rounds Part 4 Plus Exciting 2012 News”

  1. MCL, I think there will be a point of over-saturation of the talent Reality Shows.

    So far, I have enjoyed “The Voice” but I will be curious to see how the viewers’ voting will be handled. It cannot be like Idol’s unlimited voting. I will NOT participate if they do.

    I am watching “So You Think You Can Dance” but am not making any commitment to any other show. If I happen to have the time to watch them, I will.

    Do you have an absolute favorite? Right now, I can still answer, “American Idol”!


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