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Archive | March, 2012
American Iol Season 11 Top 9 Singers

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 9 Performance Show: Personal Idols Showcase


I can’t believe we are down to only nine singers already. It must mean that my March vacation is coming to an end. But, it also means that I will resume my regular Vocal Masterclass articles next week and I am anxious to get back at it. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t […]

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The Voice Season 2

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice: Conclusion Of The Battle Rounds


Thanks heavens that we are finally reaching the conclusion of The Battle Rounds with tonight’s episode of The Voice. Talk about flagging a dead horse! The road they are taking this year with this singing competition is severely flawed. There are far too many semi-finalists and, for the life of me, I cannot remember anyone […]

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Mindy Moore’s Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 11 Top 10 Singers: The Music Of Billy Joel


As I am still on vacation, Mindy Moore has capably offered to contribute her vision for the American Idol performances. And she has done so in a very timely fashion. After watching most of the performances online, I have to say that she has nailed the pros and cons of each performance. Her evaluations mirror […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 10 Performance Show: The Music Of Billy Joel


Well, wouldn’t you know it. A tribute showcase of Billy Joel’s songs is the theme for the Top 10 Showcase and I won’t be around to see it. I am still in vacation mode with family and friends so there is “no way Jose” that I will see the show on Wednesday evening. Which is […]

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The Voice Season Two

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice: Conclusion Of The Battle Rounds


I will not be able to view Monday night’s conclusion of the Battle Rounds and it worries me just a tad that I don’t seem to care. This show, that started so strong and so promising, has really plummeted. Even the judges look bored and can you blame them? Last week’s offering was absolutely dismal […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 11 Results Show: Birth Year Songs


I will be missing this evening’s Results Show, so I am counting on the MCL public to add their comments and spoilers. With Jermaine Jones’ disqualification, the Top 12 quickly became 11 this week. I would like to add that I absolutely loved his pre-taped version of “Somewhere Out There”. I wish him the very […]

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Mindy Moore’s Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 11 Top 11 Singers


I am still on vacation, so Mindy has written a very perceptive Vocal Masterclass article for last evening’s Top 11 Performances. I managed to view the majority of them today online and thought that, overall, it was a tremendous show. Joshua blew me away with his passionate performance – it was singular and last night’s […]

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American Idol Season 11 Top 12 Singers

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 12 Show: Birth Year Songs


So,it looks like Jermaine Jones is getting the ‘ole heave-ho. Whatever! As if American Idol didn’t realize his past when they introduced him to the American Idol viewers? As if? Boy, I detest this sort of drama – I really do. Is it too much to ask to just produce a valuable singing competition? Are […]

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Updated:Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice: The Battle Rounds Continue


This really isn’t my day. I technical glitch deleted the original topic devoted to the Vocal Masterclass Discussion of last evening’s telecast of NBC’s The Voice I have added it once again, so you can continue or reinstate your comments. I apologize for this everyone. Overall, I was underwhelmed by last night’s show. It was […]

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Mindy Moore’s Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 11 Top 13 Singers


The MCL Community is blessed with very knowledgeable and extremely dedicated readers who love to contribute their perspective on the joy – and art – of singing. One such person is Mindy Moore! Immediately after the show ended, she submitted this analysis of each singer and, I have to say, it closely mirrors my Top […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 13 Results Show: The Music Of Stevie Wonder And Whitney Houston


Last night’s show was a real blockbuster! There were so amazing performances that it really is hard to determine who will or will not take the American Idol crown this early in the game. However, I will say that there are six singers in this competition who are real contenders and one who leads the […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 11 Top 13 Singers: Stevie Wonder And Whitney Houston


By: Rosanne Simunovic I am presently on vacation for the month of March, so I may miss a couple of Vocal Masterclass submissions. However, I thought I would get the ball rolling by reviewing the Top 13 performances. In a nutshell, I was blown away by the majority of these singers. They are so gifted […]

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American Idol Season 11 Top 13

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 13 Performance Show: The Music Of Stevie Wonder And Whitney Houston


I am on vacation here but will try to keep up with all the blog topics associated with American Idol. That being said, we are off to the races once again. I am loving this Top 13 so much and it is very nice to see that the show is unfolding in an unbiased manner. […]

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Christina Aguilera On The Voice

Christina Aguilera Shows The Guys Who’s Boss On The Voice


Well it appears that Christina Aguilera’s Type A strategy has paid off. During the Blind Auditions, The Voice judge was the last of four judges to complete her Team of 8 singers. I was wondering where she was going in terms of voice quality but, it appears, she was going for the very best. And […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion for The Voice Season 2: The Battle Rounds


On Monday night, the second season of the immensely popular NBC series, The Voice, begins the second phase of its competition, The Battle Rounds. This is my favorite part of the entire show because each judge must choose one of two members from their team to advance to the solo performance component of the show. […]

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Congratulations To American Idol Season 11 Top 13 Singers.


And here are your Top 13: Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanaugh, Jermaine Jones, Jeremy Rosado, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Shannon Magrane, Skylar Laine This is an exceptionally diverse group of singers. All are sublimely talented and the weekly Results Shows will be a heartbreaking experience […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part One: There Will Never Be A Day That I Won’t Think Of You


by Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections There’s nothing that compares when 16 year old David Archuleta arrived in San Diego, California in 2007 to audition for American Idol. He came with immense talent and excitement to find his dream, an artist working through the heart. David appeared as a singer who kept […]

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American Idol Season 11 Top 25 Semi-Finalists With Host Ryan Seacrest

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 25 Results Show


Well who knew that the nail-biter of the season was going to start with these Top 25 Semi-Finalists? The judges did an excellent job choosing some magnificent talent this year. It’s hard to believe that only 13 singers will make the final cut. Last evening, I thought the majority of the Top 12 girls gave […]

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