Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season Seven: Las Vegas Rounds.


This week, America’s Got Talent heads to Las Vegas in their quest to select the Top 48 acts from the preliminary auditions.

Boy, I can barely remember 10 acts let alone 48 acts! Oh well, maybe it’s just me! After every episode so far, I was left wanting more.

And there was so much more last year – winner Landau Eugene Murphy, Silhouettes, Team iLuminate, POPLYFE, Daniel Joseph Baker and so many more.

I blame the editing this year – the pace is so frantic and leaves the viewer with little time to digest each performance.

Anyway, maybe Monday and Tuesday nights’ shows in Las Vegas will bring this all together for me. I do love the judging panel – the best there is, I feel, and Nick Cannon is THE perfect host for this zany show.

How about you? Who do you feel will make the Top 48 cut? Please share in the comments section.

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

4 Responses to “Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season Seven: Las Vegas Rounds.”

  1. I feel the same way and I think I have to go back and watch some repeat episodes as a refresher. I love watching the show and Vegas is what I’m excited for. This will take care of some of the acts that made it past and hopefully get dismissed this round. Americas Got Talent has some great auditions and I think some of the people have awesome talent. This is one of my favorite shows during primetime and I record this show as part of my PrimeTime Anytime events. I feel like I watch commercials more than I do my favorite shows, and now I can use the Auto Hop feature to skip them. It’s only compatible with PrimeTime Anytime recordings the day after they air, but since I watch my shows a day after, this works perfect. One of my coworkers at Dish, showed me how Auto Hop worked and how it lets me watch commercial free. I won’t have to change the batteries in my remote as often with this new feature.


  2. Is it just me or did new talent surface tonight? Especially some male singers and comedians? Good show. Finally – a glimmer of promise with this season.


  3. I really like all the dancrs and hope some make it to the TOP 10. I am loving, “So You Think You Can Dance” and wish it were on two days a week. Thank goodness I have Xfinity One to watch my shows later than when they are on.


  4. Kariann – Ditto about So You Think You Can Dance. This is absolutely my favorite talent contest on tv: it features people who have both amazing talent and training, it has judges who really know their craft, it puts more emphasis on talent than on sob stories. It really has everything that there is good about other shows and nothing of what there is bad in other shows. Then, with the great choreographers they use, there is an opportunity to see real art. I don’t know why it’s only one day a week this year, I’d really want it to be more.

    I don’t really care about anybody on AGT this year. Last year, Landau was fantastic. He was really amazing in that he was as good as the best in his genre, he has all of it – great voice, great phrasing, expressiveness, yet he is someone who really needed this break. This year, I don’t care about anybody. I’ll still watch simply because it’s entertaining.


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