American Idol Season 5

American Idol Season 5 HaHa Memories: We Made It Through The Rain

One thing about having the flu is that it allows me, in between sleeps, to saunter through YouTube videos to alleviate the boredom of doctor-imposed bed rest.

This video of “We Made It Through The Rain, performed by American Idol Season 5 Top 12 Finalists on Entertainment Tonight, is a real gem.

They look like they have been force-fed this song. Daughtry breaks me up. He could care less. His face says it all.


And why did Katharine McPhee get the longest solo? Don’t get me wrong – I am a huge Katharine fan, but poor Taylor. Last time I checked, he was the winner of that season.

Happily, most of these singers “made it though the Idol rain”, singing their music their way and enjoying successful careers. But, you would never know this was going to happen by looking at this video.

Okay, back to sleepy-bye here. Let me know what you think and I will join in the fun when I wake up.

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

11 Responses to “American Idol Season 5 HaHa Memories: We Made It Through The Rain”

  1. Haha is right! Some of the funniest Idol moments are the boriiiing group songs and “dance” moves step-together-step, lol. Then again, there were moments like this (step-together-step moves not withstanding):


  2. I’m sorry to hear that you are ill. I hope you are well soon.

    “And why did Katharine McPhee get the longest solo?”

    Uhh, for the same reason that Jessica or Hollie or Joshua would if this season’s cast were in the same position.


  3. Haha Janey and Gene. Good one Gene! Janey – I am bed-ridden here and the video doesn’t play on my IPad. Darn!

    Can’t wait to eat real food again!


  4. Sorry MCL! The vid is Shout to The Lord, Season 7 (of course, lol) Top 8 perfomance on Idol Gives Back.


  5. Great job Janey79, That was probably the best ever group performance on American Idol. That was the height of heights for American Idol. How low we have sank to the point that now we have to send our children out of the room while JHo gets on stage and shakes her scantily clad booty. Who would have ever thought that American Idol would be questionable programming for our children to watch.

    Makes you kind of wonder what America as a whole is coming to when we know that the ratings this season saw the biggest drop in viewers ever but the biggest voting demographic is still the pre-teens, teens and tweens. I guess some of the parents are not shielding their children from the obscenities of JHo and her entourage all but making love on stage.


  6. Oh, I love my dear Taylor, but he looks sick, tired, or hung over. I wish I could have gone to see Seasons 4 and 5 Concert tour. I have been dubbing my VHS tapes over to DVDs this weekend and Season 4 had some awesome talent. Now, Bo Bice was a white guy without his guitar, but a fantastic singer!

    Awwww Gene, I simply cannot compare Taylor to Phillip. So, I won’t! LOL.

    One of my guilty pleasures is the live Group Performances. I must admit my absolute favorite is Season 7 Finalists. They always looked like they were having fun! My favorite single performance is the Tribute to Neil Diamond. Jason Castro actually led off with “Cracklin’ Rosie” and sounded so perfect! I love attempts at the dance routines. I will replay these things over and over again. (But not the one above.)

    Get well soon, Rosanne! How is your immune system doing?


  7. Taymaro, I tend to agree with you. I am not impressed with Rhianna, Nikki, or some of the other guests they’ve had. Lady Gaga is talented, but often offensive. When I watch some of the older seasons, I can see the emphasis was on the Finalists!

    If a judge wants to perform, it should be with the Finalists, not alone. Then again, with JLo, what would they do? Besides most of them sing better than she does. I doubt that Idol will make any changes because of our complaints.

    I love Katharine and her TV series, “Smash!” Yet, I do consider Taylor Hicks to be talented and entertaining!


  8. Kari Ann – my immune system is getting stronger. This virus is just horrible. Caught it from my grandson who carried it over to me from his other daycare location. He is fine – it’s amazing how these toddlers manage to bypass these viruses. They make great carriers, though.


  9. Something about Katherine’s voice never captivates me like it does others. I kind of dislike this song, though. It’s quite cheesy, don’t you think? Might just be me, haha.


  10. Malcolm – it’s major cheesy. It’s a Barry Manilow number and I love him. But this song with these voices just does not work.



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