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Archive | October, 2011
Phantom Of The Opera, Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford, 1988 Tony Awards

Masterclass Monday: A Halloween Treat Featuring Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford Performing Excerpts From Phantom Of The Opera


The year was 1988 and the occasion was the Tony Awards. However, this performance, featured below, is timeless and so appropriate for Halloween. Both Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman render exceptional performances during this medley of songs from Phantom Of The Opera. Happy Halloween everyone. Enjoy the goodies and the kiddies and all the fun […]

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Simon Cowell, The X Factor

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The X Factor Season One: The Live Shows Begin


This week’s X Factor, scheduled to air from 8:00 – 10:30 P.M. Eastern on Tuesday, October 25th, will give us an opportunity to see the 17 Finalists perform live. The telecast is unusually long because the Top 12 singers will be determined by the judges during the final segment of the show. Then, next week, […]

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The X Factor Judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The X Factor: Judges’ Homes


This week on The X Factor, the singers advance to the judges’ homes where they will receive further mentoring by one of the four judges. Nicole Scherzinger will be mentoring 8 singers over then age of 30, Paula Abdul is in charge of 8 groups, L.A. Reid is coaching 8 male singers from 12-30 years […]

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Scenes From 'X Factor'

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The X Factor: The Bootcamp Auditions


Oh goodie! We’re off to Bootcamp this week on The X Factor. And apparently it is quite the uncomfortable experience. Also, the “nitty gritty”, “down and dirty” venture associated with this pressure-cooker competition is clearly laid out for all to see and enjoy. Also, Simon Cowell and LA Reid have already declared their picks for […]

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Tiah Tolliver, The X Factor

The X Factor’s Tiah Tolliver Defies Odds And Advances To Bootcamp


I have watched this video, featured below, so many times that I’ve lost count. It really is quite the spectacle. The looks on the faces of Nicole and Paula as they tried to compute Tiah Tolliver’s vocal performance were absolutely hilarious. What a mess of an audition. Was there a map that accompanied this performance […]

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Patricia O'Callaghan

Masterclass Monday: Patricia O’Callaghan Performs La Vie En Rose


Any cabaret lovers out there? If so, then you are in for a special treat when you access the video below. In this video, Patricia O’Callaghan performs a scrumptious version of La Vie En Rose. Hailed by Billboard as the most promising cabaret singer of her generation, Patricia has gained enormous respect from her legions […]

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