Simon Cowell, The X Factor

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Final 2 Auditions Of The X Factor


The final two audition episodes of The X Factor air Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 29th on Fox at 8:00 PM Eastern.

I thought last week’s two episodes were pretty promising, although the tasteless joke auditions were overkill and unnecessary.

If this is to be a singing competition, is it too much to ask that the producers of this show conduct themselves in a credible, professional manner?

The majority of the viewers have had enough of this nonsense plus it diminishes the credibility of the show and its singers.

That being said I feel that there was ample evidence of stellar vocal talent, especially in the instance of 18-year-old Melanie Amaro.

However, it is just so early in this show and I am sure there are many surprises in store for us down the road.

Will you be watching the show tonight? I will be tweeting via my Twitter page, so sign up and join the party or leave your comments here. Either way, I will stay in close touch. 🙂

Enjoy the show!

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

10 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Final 2 Auditions Of The X Factor”

  1. I did watch a good portion of X-Factor, but the scripted moments are becoming more and more obvious. Implying that Paula and Nicole were “jealous” of the sexy gals that auditioned was stupid. They would automatically reject them. Gimme a break. I felt sorry for that young woman who didn’t have a track. She had to sing a capella in a jazzy type style. Simon was 100% sold on her and LA Reid agreed. Finally, Nicole said yes. The girl was a pretty good singer.

    I don’t remember names but the country duo in the beginning of the show were good. I know I am supposed to be impressed because Simon is controlling his negative comments, but I feel like I am watching an American Idol/America’s Got Talent combo.

    I’ll leave it up to you Rosanne to point out the wonderful singers!


  2. I’ve finally realized that they’re not really looking for the best singers, but instead for the people who have star quality–or the “X” factor. In some ways, this is all starting to make more sense to me. When Simon was on Idol, I’m guessing that this was what he was really looking for too. For instance, for those of us who loved Siobhan, he didn’t care about her voice, but instead he probably saw her as too quirky to be a star.

    And I agree with you, Kariann, about the scripted moments. We never really know the order that any of these performers have auditioned. So it’s obvious that they made it look like there was a series of young female performers eliminated by Paula and Nicole in order to lead up to the “drama” of the girl without the track.

    As for the guy who sang, At Last, I did enjoy his interpretation of this song, but he seems to have a big ego. I think I’ll tire of him quickly. And there were a number of other people who I thought were pretty good–namely, the guy and gal who sang together, and Four Sure.


  3. Kariann – I really loved that Drew girl – the 14-year-old that remixed Justin Bieber’s “Baby” song. Extremely talented young lady. Plus the quartet, Four Sure, was flawless. Did love that scruffy guy -Josh- who sang “At Last” but not too sure if he will move deep into the competition.

    So, presently, my top singers are (in no particular order) – Four Sure, Drew, Melanie Amaro and the 13-year-old at the beginning of the premiere episode. Forgot her name. Senior moment.


  4. MCL, the 13-year-old girl at the beginning of the premiere is named Rachel. ; )


  5. “If this is to be a singing competition, is it too much to ask […]”

    Oh dear, Roseanne… I don’t know if I will be able to make it through this whole show. I do NOT like Rap music. I just know the two rappers will get into the TOP 32. Where are the excellent singers? I haven’t heard one yet. Now we have the joke contestants. Ugh!


  6. Yes, they are really going in a very poor direction with this show. The horrible singers lessen the credibility of the show.


  7. That last young lady reminded me of what Lady Gaga’s little sister would look like.
    This last group of guys are nothing compared to the group you liked, Rosanne. FourSure or something like that. At least they had harmony. These guys are pretty awful.


  8. Well, we made it. Lots of very young ones went through. After several critical reviews and suggests to re-edit the show, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what they did. Tonight is the best night off the four. I still feel like it was a bit of American Idol. Now, I feel The Voice vibe coming on.

    Jazzlin was really good. I wonder if she had only 500 hits on her YouTube video.

    Now was this the new, more fuzzball Simon or was it just a bit of an act?

    The talent is there, but I am not getting addicted to this show. I just can’t warm up to Simon. It’s been nice talking with you, Rosanne!


  9. My pleasure Kariann. I enjoyed interacting with you as well.

    It is difficult to become attached to the show but I am getting there. Jazzlin was terrific and there are other singers who I feel would be terrific in the music industry.

    I didn’t understand the fuss over that quartet but that’s what makes the show interesting, I guess. 🙂


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