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Tiah Tolliver, The X Factor

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


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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 because she was all over it pitch-wise?

But Simon loved her and felt he could make her a star. What does he plan to do with her? Auto-tune her to success?

And who shows up for an X Factor audition without an instrumental track? I’ll tell you who. Someone who can’t carry a tune to save her life.

The instrumental track would have exposed her tuning deficiencies, therefore she tried to go the a cappella route.

However, she and Simon discounted Paula and Nicole’s musical ability to detect the aberration.

In the end, Simon managed to sway Nicole, granting Tiah her three precious votes to advance her to the next stage of the competition.

What did you think? Do you agree with Simon? Do you think she will improve over time? Should the judges have insisted on a vocal track for every contestant?

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

  1. I didn’t think Tiah was that bad, but I think Simon knows something we don’t. LOL! We’ll see how she does in boot cammp.

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  2. wow, as usual, i love your insight. i doubt she’ll go far once she’s in boot camp whatever that will be, and is compared with others. i think there is a ‘cuteness’ about her that is charming, however, this is about singing *too*. 🙂

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  3. Thanks Bee. I am curious to see how this pans out in the end. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of her, though. 🙂

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  4. Did you hear her sing in boot camp! I hate to admit it, Simon was right and Paula and Nicole realized they were wrong.

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  5. I heard what Simon heard from DAY ONE-she is good and on her way to great!!!!!!

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