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Christina Aguilera On The Voice

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


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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 for diversity!

During Monday night’s first Battle Rounds installment, it was very clear that Christina’s singers were miles above the others. Well, at least for now. We still have quite a ways to go.

But, for now at least, she can bask in the glow of a job very well done – both in her selective and mentoring process.

Check out the exceptional performance below of Alicia Keyes’ “If I Ain’t Got You” by Jesse Campbell Vs. Anthony Jones. It is stunning beyond words.

Many are wondering why she paired two gospel-flavored singers in the Battle Rounds? Both are exceptional singers.

However, Christina did mention that she wanted to build an eclectic team of singers this season, so, to be true to her vision, one of these talented singers had to be eliminated. And that person was Anthony.

I gave Jessie a slight edge in my recap of the performances on Monday evening. He was initiating some amazing vocal moves, most specifically, his b-b-b-b-baby element. Very neat. Also, his vocals were resplendent with head voice so that swayed me as well.

Christina also nabbed opera guy Chris Mann to move forward to the live shows. Having done this, she now has two distinct male artists out of six heading toward the live shows.

However, as I previously mentioned, we still have more battles to enjoy, so the tables could turn on a dime. Stay tuned. And hit the comments with your perspective.

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

  1. We have not been able to see the US The Voice here in the UK, but we have our own version starting with Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones, Danny O’Donoghue (the Script) and will.a.am. I really like to concept on the voice only determining the contestants in the early rounds. Now AI we do see… I’m rooting for Phlip Phillps… ;o)
    love your blog by the way!

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  2. I keep playing Chris Mann’s and Monique’s “Power of Love” as my favorite. Now, what will happen to ratings with “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday?

    I have heard that P. Diddy offered a recording contract if Jesse and Anthony sign on as a duo.

    I hope there are more quality performances on their way!

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  3. Kariann – what a duo that would make. Smart move by P. Diddy. Very smart.

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