Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 11: The San Diego Auditions


Well, apparently there is some important game on tonight, acting as a lead-in to a special showing of American Idol.

As you can plainly see, I am not an avid sports fan – except when the Olympics air.

Then I turn into a raving lunatic, acting like an avid and obsessive sports fan. It really is one of the great mysteries of life.

But, I googled the information and it is the NFC championship game between New York and San Francisco.

American Idol airs directly after the game on Fox at 10:00 Eastern. So, as long as there is no overtime, we should be good to go.

Also, was I the only one bummed over the fact that the Coal Miner Kid, Shane Bruce, didn’t receive a golden ticket to Hollywood during the Pittsburgh auditions? So much air time was allotted to him, so perhaps he will come back as a wild card.

And why didn’t he perform “In The Still Of The Night” for the judges instead of the coal miners? “Hallelujah” just doesn’t cut it, plus it is over-performed. He brought nothing new to the table with this song.

Nevertheless, he demonstrated great potential for growth and, given his personal history, would have attracted a huge audience. So, either Idol will rethink this or they have another agenda in mind.

Tonight’s show features the discovered talent at the San Diego auditions. Are you excited and pumped? I am! Comments are open so start this party early!

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

3 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 11: The San Diego Auditions”

  1. I came across a spoiler list of this year’s top 24 . . . although it may not be correct, here’s something to think about . . .



  2. I know I may way off base here, but I loved Jane Carrey. She seems like a lovely, talented young woman with an eagerness to learn.


  3. i loved this show. i loved all the planes and everything making noises, they played it up, but i liked it, sure that was ‘produced’, but it just felt so much more real than xfactor.

    i loved jane carrey too.


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