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Archive | February, 2012
American Idol Season 11 Top 12 Female Singers

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 12 Female Singers


Last night, the Top 12 male semi-finalists displayed some pretty amazing talent. It is going to be very interesting to see who makes the Top 5 cut. I won’t even wager a guess, because the voting public, in general, throw their votes based on popularity rather than actual singing potential. Spoilers inside. Additionally, I don’t […]

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American Idol Season 11 Top 12 Male Semi-Finalists

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 12 Male Singers-Plus One Mystery Singer


Finally – the live shows begin! On Tuesday evening, the American Idol Season 11 Top 12 male singers plus a mystery singer chosen from Wild Cards David Leathers Jr., Jermaine Jones, Richie Law and Johnny Keyser will perform for the public votes. Personally, I feel the live shows should have started sooner. The preliminary auditions […]

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American Idol Season 11 Top 24

Spoiler Alert For West Coast: American Idol Season 11 Top 24 Singers Become 25. But Who?


As you can plainly see from the Top 24 list below, Pittsburgh, followed by Savannah, were hotbeds for discovering this season’s American Idol Top 24 talent. And a more diverse collection of talent I haven’t witnessed in years, certainly since Season 7. But hold your horses – the judges felt compelled to add a lucky […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 11: Final Judgement


Over the next two days, the Top 24 Semi-Finalists of American Idol Season 11 will be revealed. The Final Judgement segment is always a nail-biter – very stressful to watch. I can only imagine the misery the singers and judges must endure. And, truth be told, many excellent singers never make the cut, as experienced […]

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The Voice Season 2

Vocal Masterclass Discussion for The Voice Season 2: The Blind Auditions Continue


This was just tweeted from NBCTheVoice and it is loaded with juicy goodies: 10 Things to Expect on tonight’s Episode of #TheVoice by Christina on February 20, 2012 2:52 PM 1) Taking a cue from Cee Lo but with a slightly different approach, Blake name-drops Xenia while trying to win over an artist. Yes,that Xenia. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 11: Las Vegas Baby


Tonight, we get down to the nitty-gritty and watch the remaining ninety seventy singers strut their stuff. Welcome to the American Idol Las Vegas Auditons, where truly the best of the best are scheduled to give extraordinary performances. As much as I enjoy the group numbers, I really just want to see what these singers […]

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Jessica Sanchez American Idol Season 11

Look Out Everyone. Jessica Sanchez Has Emerged As Another American Idol Contender.


Well, well, well – look who we have here. Another mystery contestant from American Idol 2012. Like her fellow contestant, DeAndre Brackensick, Jessica Sanchez has received little air time over the last five weeks of American Idol Season 2012. But, that is about to change. Earlier today, Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, tweeted that this evening […]

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Carly Rae Jepson

Canadian Carly Rae Jepson Signed By Justin Bieber


Someone else has come out to play with teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber. Canadian songbird, Carly Rae Jepson, has just been signed by Justin Bieber’s label, “School Boy Records”. Who knew he even had his own label? Talk about fast-forwarding a musical career. I remember seeing Carly Rae on Canadian Idol. She wasn’t my favorite singer […]

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Deandre Brackensick, American Idol Season 11

Okay American Idol. Nicely Played. Now Where Is Deandre Brackensick?


If you are an American Idol groupie, then you already know which Season 11 singers make the Top 24 cut. The spoilers are all over the blogosphere – well, except here. I like to keep my readers in suspense. Enter the invisible yet riveting singer –Deandre Brackensick. He was prominently featured last season but, inexplicably, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 11: The Hollywood Rounds Part Two


Tonight, American Idol continues its dramatic presentation of the Hollywood Week audition process. And after watching the television promo and listening to Jennifer Lopez’ interview on Jay Leno, it looks like the singers are dropping like flies. Nerves, fatigue and ill health equal the end of the line for some of these contestants as they […]

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston On The Tonight Show: Do You Hear What I Hear?


Yesterday, we lost another phenomenal musical legend – Whitney Houston. It is a tragic, sad and unsettling end to a career that was filled with enormous success and accolades. In the video below, you will hear a remarkable performance on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno featuring Ms. Houston’s powerful rendition of the Christmas […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 11: The Hollywood Rounds Part One


Tonight, American Idol begins the singing marathon called Hollywood Week. And I am sure it will be filled with all the drama and suspense that I have come to dislike about this show. It is tedious and overblown. As I said last week, American Idol would have been wise to jump-start the live shows this […]

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The Voice Season 2

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 2: The Blind Auditions Week One


Last night, Season 2 of The Voice premiered to stellar, record-breaking ratings. Approximately 37.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the show, which aired following the Superbowl. Although the Superbowl was a great catalyst for The Voice’s ratings heist, still it broke all kinds of records – and hearts if you are a diehard American […]

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Katharine McPhee in Smash

Katharine McPhee Debuts in NBC’s Highly Anticipated “Smash” Series


Well, after much hype and ballyhoo, the NBC Premiere of the long-awaited Smash series debuts at 10:00 P.M. Eastern on Monday February 6th. Katharine McPhee stars in the role as Karen, one of two singers auditioning to play the role of Marilyn Monroe. By all accounts, her performance looks more than promising and the show […]

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Happy Superbowl Sunday Everyone


I have never been so excited for The Superbowl. Seriously. This is nuts. I do love sports but don’t LOVE sports, if you know what I mean. When my choir was invited to sing the American and Canadian National anthems at the Toronto Skydome back in the day, I had no idea who the athletes […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 11: The St. Louis Auditions


Tonight, American Idol features the final stop of the Season 11 audition tour – the city of St. Louis. Think we’ll find any blues singers? One can only hope! Wednesday’s Portland show was pretty weak, I thought. Lots of people with back stories and mediocre voices. I can’t see many going far during Hollywood week. […]

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


Tonight, American Idol enters the third and last week of preliminary auditions via the city of Portland, Oregon. Thursday’s Houston, Texas show was very good. More great singers were discovered and will most certainly do very well during the Hollywood Bootcamp. I was very excited to see Season 6 contestant, Baylie Brown. I remembered that […]

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