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.

2) One artist sounds so much like his musical idol that the coaches actually think a prank is being played on them.

3) Carson surprises a street performer with an invitation to the blind auditions.

4) Cee Lo gets feisty. Which, as we all know, is as rare as a shooting star.

5) A famous pastor’s son takes the stage to start his own path, not necessarily in his father’s footsteps.

6) Christina does her signature “Genie In A Bottle” move circa ’99 to lure an artist away from Cee Lo.

7) The epic coach bromance continues: we learn the artists aren’t the only ones who get giddy and nervous around Adam Levine.

8) A country hopeful tries to wow the coaches with the help of her…piano?

9) A Broadway veteran coming off Rent, We Will Rock You and American Idiot strives for pop/rock stardom. First stop? The Voice stage.

10) “We are looking at a star” the reaction to an artist who seems to have zero nerves and all the stage presence of a pro.
So tune in! Tell me what you think!

So, what do you think? Any guesses as to what will happen on tonight’s show? Nice teaser, though!

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

7 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion for The Voice Season 2: The Blind Auditions Continue”

  1. I appreciate the honesty of the voice in telling us how professional these contestants really are. Not enough time to9night to analyze, but there is a great deal of talent here! The Broadway guy (?Tony) is talented, no question about it. He has an unusual look and needs to gain weight. I also agree the last young lady has an unusual name and some geniune talent. I also like the kid with the blonde, curly hair.

    I’m not much help except to say I am truly enjoying this show, and I can’t see comparing it to9 American Idol, but rather compare it to the X-Factor. The Voice is a much more polished show. Simon has something to worry about. He’s lucky that Melanie has such a powerful voice. Wish we’d hear more about Javier Colon!


  2. Hey Masterclass,
    Interesting Thoughts, Many rock singers are unsure about whether study a vocal technique training program. The reason is usually because of the fact that they don’t wish to lose their ‘raw’ or individual sound and feel concerned that a program or set of exercises may make them sound less edgy, less powerful, too pristine or too ‘flowery.’ In reality nothing could be further from the truth. Pretty much all great rock singers have, at some point in their career (and usually as an onging commitment) used a vocal training method and/or sought the assistance of a vocal coach. Famous singers from Bono to Axel Rose and almost everyone in between have at some point used coaching or training.
    Keep up the good work


  3. I don’t get what the three guys saw in Lex Land. I don’t think it was a good performance at all. Her voice sounded so weak, you could hardly hear what she was singing, and she was out of tune. Oh well!


  4. Anita – I didn’t get it either.( shrugs shoulders). She was just okay to me. I think the judges are over-thinking. Or the lack of the visual component is detrimental. That Novocain guy was a strong example why the visual component is important. His voice was so strong – blind audition or no. They thought he was a girl. Crazy.


  5. Rosanne,

    If I remember right, I think Lex said that she’s an opera singer!!!? I would have thought then that she would have done a much better job. She just might have been stretching the truth if you ask me. I’ve also never been one to always accept people blaming a poor performance on nerves. I think sometimes they say that to cover up the fact of what they really don’t have, great singing skills! It surprised me that the judges thought Novocain sounded like a girl. He sure didn’t to me! Wasn’t that such a sweet moment when Ceelo was talking to his cat? I get such a kick that he always has his cat on his lap! She sure is one beautiful cat by the way!!


  6. Anita – I find the selections in this show very flawed. The Voice is important but the charisma of an artist is as well – plus the performing skills. Some of the singers that we’re chosen have no star power whatsoever. Plus, some really good singers were left behind for “who knows why?” reasons. You have to be moved by both the visual and aural aspects. The total package.


  7. Rosanne,

    I totaly agree with you. I also believe that “The Voice” is a place where contestants can develop in charisma and performing skills.


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