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American Idol Renews Ryan Seacrest As Host For Two More Years.


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Well Idol fans! We can all breathe a sigh of relief. American Idol has renewed host Ryan Seacrest’s contract for two more seasons.

He is going to be incredibly busy as he has also been signed by NBC to cover the Olympics this summer.

Here is the news release from Variety.Com:

Fox has renewed its deal with Ryan Seacrest to host “American Idol” for the next two years, according to sources.
A spokeswoman for Fox could not confirm the deal was done.

The host will earn $15 million per year to continue at the Fox series, which isn’t as dominant as it once was but is still a crucial piece of the Fox schedule.

Deal comes on the heels of a separate pact Seacrest signed with NBCUniversal last month, which will have him covering Olympics for “Today” in July. That deal may have put pressure on Fox to get his “Idol” deal completed.

Seacrest’s current deal was scheduled to expire at the end of the current season, his 11th as host.

While the judges panel at “Idol” has weathered its share of changes over the year, Seacrest has been a constant at “Idol” since the beginning. Losing him could have been a challenge for Fox as the network struggles to keep the series vital for the long term.

I am thrilled for Ryan. He happens to be one of the hardest workers in the music business and American Idol is very fortunate to have adopted his talent and expertise. He is the voice of Idol and of broadcasting in general.

Are you pumped to hear this news?

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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

6 Responses to “American Idol Renews Ryan Seacrest As Host For Two More Years.”

  1. He was heir apparent to Dick Clark, and now takes his rightful place as the Dick Clark of the 21st century. Ryan also seems to not age, just like Dick.

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  2. Bob – welcome!! Hard to age when you are only 30 – something! But it is true though.

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  3. Rosanne-I think Ryan’s a keeper. He’s so likeable, and is exceptional at his job as Host. Jimmy and the AI producers should take a few lessons in kindness from this man, instead of planning their next sabatage stunt!!

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  4. Well said, Anita! Nobody on this show is as important to its ongoing success than Ryan Seacrest. He IS an American Idol. A treasure.

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  5. Rosanne-So true! Judges and producers can come and go, but it just wouldn’t be American Idol without Ryan!

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  6. I was pleased with this news. I can’t picture American Idol without Ryan. He is the glue to the show!

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