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 pack.

If you need more clues to my picks, please treat yourself to my Top 13 Vocal Masterclass article. At this stage of the game, it is a shorter read for each singer, but, as the show moves forward, the evaluations will be more intensive.

Tonight’s guest performer is Season 10 Runner-Up, Lauren Alaina, so it will be great to hear her again.

And, in a new twist this year, there will be no bottom three. Ryan Seacrest will reveal the male and female who received the lowest number of public votes. Following this revelation, the judges will decide who will be eliminated and not.

I like this a lot. It is a diplomatic way to blend viewers and judges in the decision-making process.

Enjoy the show and hit the comments. Don’t be a stranger.

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

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

  1. I really wasn’t all that surprised that Jeremy was sent home. He seems like a really sweet boy, but only 10 can go on the tour. Actually, in any other season, I wonder if he would have gotten so far?

    I will admit I was surprised Ericka was in the bottom 6. She has a terrifric voice. Song choice will make the difference for most of the contestants.

    Did Lauren seem nervous to you? Maybe it was that song, but I felt all the girls this season have a better voice than she does. I will admit she has a great stage presence. Mary J. Blige did a nice job and she was a good mentor.


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