Masterclass Discussion For Season Six America’s Got Talent: The Semi-Finals


This is it! We are coming down to the wire. This evening, twelve of the twenty-four acts will be featured in the first semi-final show.

The talent is incredible this year on America’s Got Talent- very diverse and very professional.

Being featured in this first show are Zuma Zuma, teen pop group extraordinaire Poplyfe, singer/composer Daniel Joseph Baker, Team ILuminate, singer Kevin Colis, ballet dancer Beth Ann Robinson, to name a few.

It is going to be a great evening of entertainment, so pop that corn, enjoy the show and then come back to add your comments.


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 “Masterclass Discussion For Season Six America’s Got Talent: The Semi-Finals”

  1. Some of the talent in last night’s show was superb–I’d like to see Poplyfe, The Miami All- Stars, Daniel Joseph Baker, Lys Agnes, and Team iLuminate go through to the next round. The Miami All Stars looked like they were already in a Broadway production!!! They are great. Poplyfe is terrific too! And so are the others! Very impressive.


  2. I agree with the judges regarding the Russian Barr group. That was all kinds of weird from the guys flying around on ropes, to she hanging upside down on a piano, singing terribly. They totally blew it! What a shame! Daniel Joseph Baker just keeps delivering! I was quite impressed. Beth Ann Robinson is such a beautiful dancer. I wonder if Nigel Lythgoe and some of the others from So You Think You Can Dance have heard about her, and watched her last night.

    Miami All Stars and iLuminate are so top notch in this competition!


  3. Those are my picks as well Louise.

    Anita – I agree. The Russian Bar trio blew it. I wonder how much of this is being manipulated behind the scenes by AGT. Maybe they wanted to do something else but weren’t given permission.


  4. Well, I watched the performance & results shows last night. Generally pleased wih results but was truly sorry to see Daniel Joseph Baker leave. I love West Springfield Dance Team but I just don’t think they are at the same level as Daniel is. I was surprised – no shocked – by the judges’ choice. But I am sure that we have not heard the last from this very very talented young man.

    Otherwise I think America got it right. Team iLuminate is truly amazing and I think if they continue to perform at their current level they will win. Miami All Stars were wonderful – great choreography perfectly executed. I love love love the lead singer of PopLyfe. And I think Lys stepped up to the moment with a lovely performance. I think she is a very good singer and she made an excellent song choice. It framed the best part of her voice while allowing dramatic high notes. I think she is a mezzosoprano with a great top.

    I was also sorry to see Beth Ann Robinson leave. She is a talented young lady. Zuma Zuma also delivered what I thought was an excellent performance. I was touched by the story of he member who died.

    Three acts were disappointing. Russian Bar trio was a huge let-down. What were they thinking?? I don’t agree with the theory that they were manipulated backstage. I think they made the decision to give that weak performance. Matt Wilhelm’s first performance was definitely better than this week’s. And Kevin (??) chose a bad song. But he’s got a very nice voice, he’s a pleasant guy & I hope that he can find a career somewhere.

    Did I get everyone? Oh, I missed the comedian. I think she’s very very good. I loved the Christina impression – it was spot on. But I think comedians are at a disadvantage in this format. It’s hard to come on & do a 2 or 3-minute performance.

    I am really enjoying the show. Kudos & thanks, as always, to MCL for introducing me to it. Can’t wait for next week – Landau Eugene Murphy!! And Gymkana.


  5. Yes, I was very surprised by the judges’ decision to eliminate Daniel Joseph Baker. It made absolutely no sense to me. None.

    I loved the precision and creativity of the dancers but feel Daniel had much more to offer talent-wise and entertainment-wise.

    Poplyfe and Team ILuminate are standouts from this group but Landau Eugene will give them a run for their money in the finals. As well as Silhouettes and Gymkana.

    And let’s not forget young Anna Graceman and magician Landon Swank

    It’s going to be another exciting semi-final show next week!


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