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Vocal/Performance Masterclass Discussion For The X Factor Season One: The Final 3


Wow! I almost forgot about The X Factor Finale. Someone should tell Simon that ’tis the season to be baking, wrapping gifts, attending choir rehearsals and/or concerts etc. Not watching television reality shows.

Oh well, what do we have here? Of yes, Chris, Melanie and Josh. Good luck to all three of them.

The show runs on Fox on Wednesday from 8:00-9:30 P.M.

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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

13 Responses to “Vocal/Performance Masterclass Discussion For The X Factor Season One: The Final 3”

  1. I watched X-factor last night and honestly can’t begin to predict who will win. I thought Melanie’s last song was stunning, but I have the sense that Chris Rene has tons of fans. I think anyone of them could win it tonight. I love Josh too, but I don’t have a sense of whether he has a big enough fan base to win.


  2. Louise-I want Chris or Josh to win. Melanie is wonderful but she basically is trying to be another Beyonce or Mariah. And her accent changes on a whim, her emotions are all over the place etc. She is not a very engaging package.


  3. Rosanne & Everyone,

    I might not be able to comment here until after Christmas. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!!!


  4. I have one question for Melanie.

    “Young Homie, what chu trippin’ on?”

    This gal is weird.


  5. I think after the last song, Melanie’s going to win and Chris and Josh will be fighting for 2nd place and 3rd place.


  6. Erin,
    That seems to be the intended result. I’ve had Josh in second place all season, so I guess he may well end up there.

    They must have told Melanie not to say anything after her last song. I thought it was very odd the way she flipped the microphone up and stood looking at the floor.

    The best talent I’ve seen emerge from this competition is the girl in the Chevy commercials. Have you noticed her?


  7. Hello everyone. Just stopping in to say that I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. I think the X-Factor has not lived up to its promise. I’m looking forward to The Voice.


  8. Congradulations to Melanie.

    Somehow it seems fitting for this show to end up with countless lap dancers and rappers so vile that the majority of their lyrics were bleeped out. Maybe that’s what is meant by the “X” Factor.

    Merry Christmas to Rosanne and the whole Masterclass Lady family. I hope you all have safe and happy holidays with your friends and families.


  9. Gene, you are so right about that. There are younger contestants on the show that are hearing the complete “performance” of those vulgar songs. Yes, the right person did win, and I hope Melanie will make some good music, including uptempo music. But was it really necessary to have those horrible rappers on the show?

    Can Simon’s ego get any bigger than it is already? I have never liked him; never will.

    Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays if it applies to all who post here. MCL, enjoy this special time with your Grandbabes! Praying for a healthy New Year for my Sweetie and myself.


  10. Merry Christmas to my MCL family…I hope you all have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and New Year!!!


  11. A very Merry Christmas to all of the gang at!!! Have a wonderful time with your family and those near and dear to you!

    And congratulations to Melanie! May she have a very successful career! And good luck to the other X-factor contestants too. I wish them the best with their musical careers.


  12. I’m very happy for Melanie! I still wish she would have sung more than just ballads, though. She certainly has the best voice of the final three. But I feel Josh and Chris both showed more of the X-Factor than Melanie did. I wouldn’t have minded at all seeing one of the two guys win, and I’m still shocked that Simon didn’t encourage Melanie to show more variety. From Simon’s reaction to Melanie winning, it makes me wonder if he wanted to see one of the guys win instead. From his years on A.I., Simon has a way of trying to manipulate voters by saying who he feels should win at the end of the show, when he actually want the other one to win. A great example of that was the David vs. David finale. It was no secret that he want Cook to win, and I certainly was fine with that, but did Simon really need to crush Archie?


  13. This morning I saw part of an interview with Melanie Amaro on Live with Kelly. I actually thought that Melanie did a really nice job with the interview and I liked her very much. She was very poised and very much unlike the Melanie who got very emotional and spoke in her Caribbean accent one night on X-factor. I look forward to following her career. A couple of days ago, I read that she was signed by L.A. Reid’s label.


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