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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 Got Talent is simply outstanding this year – magicians, dancers and singers offering something very new and refreshing to the entertainment world.

However, at this point in time, if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the retro vocals of 36-year-old Landau Eugene Murphy

The Frank Sinatra voice pouring from his very un-retro look and presence was just so exciting! And so very moving. This young man has carried his undiscovered remarkable vocal talent around for years, washing cars and just basically living a normal life.

But there is nothing normal about Landau. Uh! Uh! He is exceptional and is destined for superstardom if mentored by the right people. David Foster, are your reading this?

I also fell in love with 11-year-old Anna Graceman. This talented singer/pianist is brilliant -gorgeous voice, sublime vocal technique and lovely, genuine stage presence.

Can this show get any better? Are there bigger stars than Landau and Anna to be discovered?

Tune in tonight at 8:00 P.M. and tomorrow at 9:00 P.M. to find out.

And don’t forget that judge Howie Mandel hosts a fun loving Twitter Party during the AGT telecast. Register, follow Howie and join in the fun!

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

3 Responses to “MasterClass Discussion For The Season 6 Preliminary Auditions For America’s Got Talent”

  1. MCL…Landau is my fav so far too! Who woulda ever thought that voice was gonna come outta him???

    He is also so unassuming!


  2. I was wondering if you could send me the exact link of the June 28th night of the America’s Got Talent show that recently aired… I missed it and would really love to see it… thanks so much.

    Sherri — can send to my email


  3. My goodness, they certainly have a lot of repeated episodes this year. I am with you on your choices of favoarites in both Landau and Anna. I see TOP 10 potential here. However, to be honest – the talent last year was outstanding. The TOP 3 were over the top great and I don’t see that just yet. There is no one as unique as Poppycock; no singer as talented as Jackie; and no young man having the charm and voice of Michael!!

    Maybe there’s talent we haven’t seen yet?


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