Archive | May, 2012
David Foster, Fernando Varela, Lionel Richie

David Foster, Lionel Richie and Fernando Varela: “Rehearsals Are Highly Over-Rated”

During the course of this 10-minute video, the incomparable David Foster uttered: “Rehearsals are highly over-rated”. Well indeed they are, especially when the performers are Mr. Foster, Lionel Richie and rising star, Fernando Varela. This video was recorded on April 30th, 2012 at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. In this intimate environment, […]

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Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season Seven: The Tampa And St.Louis Auditions

Happy Memorial Day to my American readers! I hope the weather is treating you well and you have enjoyed a splendid, fun-filled weekend. But, it’s time to take it inside and relax and enjoy the craziness that is America’s Got Talent.. The show airs Monday, May 28th at 8:00 Eastern on NBC.Com. Howard Stern has […]

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American Idol winner and runner-up, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez

American Idol Winner and Runner-Up, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez: So, Now What?

So now what indeed? Do these two talented singers have any chance at all to succeed in the music business? This season’s version of American Idol had the lowest ratings ever in the history of the show. And the Associated Press issued a statement that a decrease in financial payout was in effect for this […]

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Northern Ontario Fires. Saving A Beaver.

My Hometown Of Timmins Ontario Canada Declared A State Of Emergency

YOUTUBE.COM LINK This past week, the City of Timmins has been declared as a State Of Emergency due to intensive forest fires in multiple and surrounding areas of our community. The above video is indicative of what our firefighters and emergency personnel have had to contend with. It was taken by a “person unknown” and […]

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Phillip Phillips Wins American Idol Season 11

Phillip Phillips Wins American Idol. 132 Million Votes Don’t Lie.

When I first saw Phillip Phillips perform his first audition, my initial reaction was that he could be the ONE! He had all the quirky, yet humble ingredients that served other male winners very well. He reminded me of a younger version of Season 5 winner, Taylor Hicks, and we all know how that season […]

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SPOILERS INSIDE: Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Top 2 Finale And Results Show

How strange! ;This blog topic is publishing nicely, unlike my last one about Phillip Phillip’s outstanding performance of “Home” last evening. And, I can’t link to it because the technical glitch of “linking” is the problem. I just realized this when I was typing these opening words. Weird. Weird!. Update: All fixed! More updates at […]

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Phillip Phillips Performs "Home" On The Top 2 Performance Finale

Phillip Phillips Lives and Breathes “Home” On The Top 2 Performance Finale

C’mon! You know you want to press the play button on the video featured above. I have already played it several times. It’s that beautiful. Yesterday evening, Phillip Phillips gave a wonderful rendition of the song, “Home”. If he wins, it will be released as a single but part of me is thinking that it […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 11 Top 2 Singers: Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips

By: Rosanne Simunovic And then there were two! After four months of wonderful performances, amid the usual controversy and drama, Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips have emerged as the Top 2 Finalists of American Idol Season 11. Although I had a hunch that Jessica would make the Top 2, I was anticipating Top 8 Finalist […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 2 Singers: Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips

I am adding this VM Discussion topic early for a couple of reasons. First of all, I wanted to remind everyone that American Idol Performance Finale is on Tuesday, May 22nd from 8:00 – 9:00 P.M., followed by the gala Finale Results show on Wednesday, May 23rd from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. Why they changed […]

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America's Got Talent Season 7 Judges Howard Stern,Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Host Nick Cannon

Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season Seven: Week Two

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians! I hope you are enjoying the last day of your three-four week holiday. Because of the extremely hot weather and lack of rain, major fires broke out last evening on the outskirts of our town and surrounding area. It has been just a horrible catastrophe but, thankfully, the […]

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Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s Last Song – Celebrate – With Jordin Sparks

Oh darn! I wish I could say that I love this song, but I don’t. And, it has nothing to do with the singing talent. I mean between the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, there was more than enough vocal power with which to work. But, at the end of the day, the song […]

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Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in "Sparkle"

Jordin Sparks And John Legend Give Powerful Performances In Whitney Houston’s Honor

This evening, American Idol Season Six winner, the talented Jordin Sparks, became a superstar. During the Billboard Awards, a tribute to honor the late and the great Whitney Houston was given. The tribute featured John Legend performing “The Greatest Love Of All” followed by Jordin’s resounding performance of “And I Will Always Love You”. It […]

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Robin Gibb Dead At 62

Bee Gees Member Robin Gibb Dies At The Age Of 62

Via CBC.Ca We have lost so many great artists over the past few months. And, today marked the passing of the great Robin Gibb, who was a member, along with his brothers, of the iconic group, The Bee Gees. According to CBC.Ca: Gibb had been battling colon and liver cancer since last year and fell […]

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Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, American Idol Season 11 Top 2 Finalists

Here Are Your Top Two American Idol Finalists For Season 11

On Thursday, May 17th, Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips learned that they would advance to the Top 2 Performance Finale. When taking into consideration the performances during this week’s Top 3 Performance Show, it was a bit of a shocker to hear that Jessica would advance. Both Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips received consistently positive […]

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Adam Lambert, Trespassing CD

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 3 Results Show With Adam Lambert

Does anybody out there have any idea what is going on with this show this year? I thought for sure they wanted a female winner but after last evening’s performance show, it seems like a distant memory. It doesn’t take an expert to figure out that talented little Jessica Sanchez was railroaded this week when […]

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Donna Summer Has Died. R.I.P. To One Great Lady And Musical Icon

Another musical icon has died. The great singing talent, Donna Summer passed away today at the age of 63 years after a battle with lung cancer, a disease she reportedly contracted after inhaling fumes from the horrific 9/11 attack. Horrible to read and even worse to type. I wonder how many others have suffered or […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 11 Top 3: Personal, Judges’and Jimmy Iovine’s Choices

By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, our Top 3 performed three songs apiece – their Personal Choice, Judges’ Choice and Record Producer Jimmy Iovine’s Choice. This was, as expected, a very big week for this triumvirate. They were grandly treated to individual homecomings, where they had time to visit, perform and thank their hometown supporters. This […]

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Top 3 of American Idol Season 11

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 3 Singers: Judges’, Jimmy Iovine and Personal Choices

Spoiler Below: Picture Of Song Picks Below Article. Source: MJsBigBlog.Com Ugh! Just ugh! I am so underwhelmed with this show right about now. So many great singers were eliminated much too early in the competition (Shannon and DeAndre) or else unfairly treated until they were eliminated (DeAndre and Hollie). This is not to undermine the […]

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Jennifer Lopez Picks DeAndre Brackensick As a Future Recording Star

You have to laugh or else you’ll cry. Recently Jennifer Lopez was interviewed on The JohnJay And Rich Morning Show. During this interview she was asked to select a Top 12 contestant she would sign to a recording contract if she had her own record label. Well, guess whose name popped out of her mouth? […]

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Smash Stars Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee

Smash Season Finale Tonight. And The Recipient Of The Marilyn Monroe Role Is….

My bet is on Katharine McPhee! It seems logical, somehow. However, because that choice seems too logical, perhaps the producers will opt for Megan Hilty. Ether way, it is one or the other. Boy, am I addicted to this show! Everything about it appeals to me – the actors, the storyline, the Broadway music and, […]

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