American Idol Judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and host Ryan Seacrest

A New Decade Of American Idol Begins On Wednesday, January 18th On Fox


Well here we are again. Another season of American Idol is upon us. This year the popular reality singing show is entering its 11th Season, with no sign of “giving up” or “handing over” the reins to another singing competition.

Although NBC’s first season of The Voice and Fox’s first season of The X Factor did perform to high numbers, none came close to the ratings and popularity of American Idol.

This show is so ingrained in the mindset and viewing routine of the TV audience that it is going to take a cold day in hell for this show to disappear off the radar.

The only way this will happen is if Fox decides not to renew Ryan Seacrest’s lucrative contract next year.

If he disappears from Idol, the show will follow in its footsteps. He literally and figuratively is the voice of American Idol. I cannot imagine this show without him. Can you?

As you ponder this question, have a look at this year’s schedule and give us your take on a couple of interesting changes to the format. Should be interesting.

Wednesday, Jan. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM) Season Premiere, Part 1
Thursday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM) Season Premiere, Part 2
Sunday, Jan. 22 (10-11PM ET/7-8 PM PT) Auditions Episode (Special Broadcast)
Wednesday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM) Auditions Episode
Thursday, Jan. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM) Auditions Episode
Wednesday, Feb. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM) Auditions Episode
Thursday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM) Auditions Episode
Wednesday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM) Auditions Episode
Thursday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM) Hollywood Round, Part 1
Wednesday, Feb. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM) Hollywood Round, Part 2
Thursday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM) Hollywood Round, Part 3
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM) Performance Challenge
Thursday, Feb. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM) Semifinalists Announced
Tuesday, Feb. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM) Semifinalists Perform/400th Episode (Special Broadcast)
Wednesday, Feb. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM) Semifinalists Perform
Thursday, March 1 (8:00-10:00 PM) Results Show; Finalists Announced & Judges’ Wild Card Picks Revealed (ET live/PT tape-delayed)
Wednesday, March 7 (8:00-10:00 PM) Finalists Perform
Thursday, March 8 (8:00-9:00 PM) Results Show; First Elimination (ET live/PT tape-delayed)

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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

2 Responses to “A New Decade Of American Idol Begins On Wednesday, January 18th On Fox”

  1. I am very, very excited about the return of American Idol! It is my favorite show and I hope it lives up to its (my) expectations. I am not one that was overly enthused with Season 10, but I know people will bring it up. My favorite of all time are Seasons 7 and 5. Let the contestants be as interesting and talented! Siobhan Magnus and Jason Castro remain my favorite contestants. I don’t think they will be replaced. :o)

    Most of all, let the judges be warm, fair, and honest!! Let the show be about the contestants – most of all. Have many genres and generations of music. I have heard a rapper will be in the TOP 40/42. It may be a young lady! As I said before, I thoroughly enjoyed Blake Lewis, so we’ll see how this goes.. I look forward to Ryan Seacrest doing his own thing, and doing it well.

    I do hope there won’t be too many joke auditions. I would like to see some Idol alumni working with Jimmy Iovine. Idol needs to show why it is the number one show! Let’s get this show on the road!


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