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Archive | June, 2011

The Voice’s Dia Frampton Is Like The Little Engine That Could


Is Dia Frampton’s quiet rise to popularity due to her Little Engine That Could positive spirit and quiet determination ? No one can deny her expressive and innovative vocal talent. However, there is something undeniably mesmerizing about Dia. I think Simon Cowell would attribute her success to the fact that she embodies that intangible quality […]

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Dia Frampton, The Voice

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season One Live Finale Show


Tonight’s two-hour performance show is jam-packed with star power on the peacock channel. NBC! However, at the center, is the sing-off between the final four comprised of Dia Frampton, Javier Colon, Vicci Martinez and Beverley McClellan. My money is on Dia. She has been charting consistently high on iTunes and seems to be a favorite […]

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Landau Eugene Murphy

MasterClass Discussion For The Season 6 Preliminary Auditions For America’s Got Talent


Tonight and Wednesdays are my favorite nights of the week for television, starting with America’s Got Talent at 8:00 P.M. followed by The Voice at 9:00 – all on NBC. However, the shows switch time slots on Wednesday – don’t ask me why. No wonder the ratings are so sporadic. Anyway, the talent on America’s […]

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Howie Mandel

Masterclass Monday: The Genius Of Howie Mandel


I found a great article today on one of my favorite entertainers in the world, the quirky and deliciously crazy Howie Mandel. This article not only highlights Howie’s OCD in vivid detail but also informs us to why he has become such an enormous success story over the last decade or so. Truth be told, […]

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Katharine McPhee

Tweet: Katharine McPhee To Make An Appearance On The Finale Of The Voice


This just in via Twitter from American Idol Season 5 Runner-Up, the very talented Katharine McPhee: “Katharine McPhee (@katharinemcphee) 11-06-22 2:19 PM got a call that I’m going to the finale of @nbc ‘s The Voice next week to watch the final battle & give a sneek peek of @NBCSmash! #excited” Now that’s exciting news! […]

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Dia Frampton From The Voice Season One

The Voice’s Dia Frampton Is Leading The Pack On ITunes


Talented semi-finalist Dia Frampton is presently enjoying a comfortable lead on I-Tunes. Her “Losing My Religion” recording is sitting at Number 11. Javier Colon’s recording of “Fix You” is sitting at #16. Here is the i-Tunes ranking chart after last evening’s performances: Dia Frampton: Losing My Religion – #11 Javier Colon: Fix You – #16 […]

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Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Brown, Judges For NBC's The Voice

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season One Live Semi-Final Show


Tonight’s show will featuring two singers from each of the four teams competing on live television for one of four spots in next week’s Finale. However, the fate of eight singers from Teams Adam and Cee Lo must be determined before the live performances begin. These singers performed during last week’s show and the votes […]

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America's Got Talent Judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel

MasterClass Discussion For The Season 6 Preliminary Auditions For America’s Got Talent


I must keep reminding myself that America’s Got Talent airs twice each week during the preliminary audition phase. So, this blog topic will serve as fodder for your comments about Tuesday and Wednesday’s shows. Also, I should tell you that an hilarious party is hosted by judges Piers Morgan and Howie Mandel over on Twitter […]

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David Archuleta

Masterclass Monday: I Want To Be Able To Do The Music That I Feel: David Archuleta


Where did this young man come from? I am speaking about the sublimely gifted Season 7 American Idol Runner-Up, David Archuleta. This interview from Yes.My was conducted to herald David’s return to Malaysia for a full concert on 26 July 2011 at Stadium Negara. The article states that “hot off the release of his new […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season One Live Quarter Finals: Team Adam And Team Cee Lo


Last week’s show, featuring the singers from Team Blake and Team Christina, was very good. Not excellent, but good. And, truth be told, there was only one standout singer and she was from Team Blake – Dia Frampton. I felt that she was truly unique and brought a relaxed Indie vibe to her performance. I […]

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MasterClass Discussion For The Season 6 Preliminary Auditions For America’s Got Talent


Are you ready for some more zany and entertaining antics from America’s Got Talent? This show is the highlight of my week in terms of pure, unadulterated entertainment. From the wild and wonderful chemistry between judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel to the exciting and innovative talent being discovered through the audition process, […]

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Memo To MCL Readers And Commenters


Please note: For some reason, many, if not all, comments have been transferred to my Spam Folder. I am trying to correct this technical issue with the WordPress staff. However, until it is rectified, please note that I will retrieve your comments and post them online ASAP. In fact, I have already done so with […]

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American Idol Take Note( pardon the pun): NBC’s The Voice +ITunes Sales Determine Votes


Well, well, well. Looks like the producers of NBC’s The Voice have come up with the perfect solution to refine and, perhaps, legitimize the voting procedure. According to Mashable.Com: “After Tuesday night’s live show, fans can vote one of four ways: 1). Via phone. 2). Via the NBC Live app. 3). Online at NBC.com. 4). […]

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America's Got Talent Judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel

MasterClass Discussion For The Season 6 Preliminary Auditions For America’s Got Talent


Tonight is “must see TV” on the NBC Network. Starting at 8:00 P.M., America’s Got Talent continues it’s sixth season preliminary auditions followed by the The Voice’s first episode of the live competitions at 9:00 P.M. I thought the AGT team discovered some excellent talent last week. Didn’t you love the group, “Illuminate”? So creative, […]

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David Cook, This Loud Morning Album

David Cook Highlights The Making Of His New Album With this Exclusive Video: From The Studio


Lately, it has been so exciting to watch David Cook fly above the radar. His absence from the music scene over the last year or two created an enormous void for many American Idol fans. Although he was making some public appearances, they were, generally, very low profile. But, today and hopefully for a very […]

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NBC's The Voice's New Stage

Check Out The Voice’s Wild And Crazy New Stage


Just a short photo blog but I had to share it. NBC is sparing no expense with The Voice, which has enjoyed a nice surge in ratings. Do you love it? Photo Credit: EW.Com.

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NBC's "The Voice" Press Conference

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season One Live Quarter Finals


Tonight is the night. During this evening’s 2-hour episode of The Voice, airing on NBC at 9:00 Eastern, the remaining sixteen singers will perform live for the very first time in an effort to garner viewer votes. Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter stated: “The Voice’s Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will […]

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Toddler Performing The Beatles' Song Hey Jude On YouTube.Com

The Cutest MasterClass Video Of The Day: Hey Jude Interpreted by A Toddler


I have to credit one of my readers, Anita, for making me aware of this adorable and very musical performance of The Beatles‘ song, “Hey Jude”. This video has already received a ton of exposure – 26,508,531 views is nothing to sneeze at! I know this adorable child will be featured on Ellen. She loves […]

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Scotty McCreery, Fox's "American Idol 2011" Finale - Results Show - Press Room

Scotty Is A Busy Boy With Upcoming Appearances On The Grand ‘Ole Opry, Leno And Good Morning America


Heads up everybody and breathe a relieving sigh. American Idol winner Scotty McCreery is finally booked to appear on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on June 15th. CMT.Com has very generously provided the media with some noteworthy Scotty appearances. Other scheduled appearances include Scotty’s debut on the Grand Ole Opry on June 10, just […]

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The Judges For NBC's The Voice, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera

Ranking The 4 Teams Of Singers On The Voice. Is It Adam Levine’s To Lose?


The Battle Rounds have ceased fire on NBC’s The Voice. Each of the four judges have selected their team of four singers for the live shows, which will begin next Tuesday from 9:00-11:00 P.M. At the end of the day, I always felt that Adam Levine had the strongest team and, more important, the most […]

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