Archive | July, 2012
Adam Lambert Performs With Queen In The Ukraine

Adam Lambert With Queen Performs A Haunting Version Of “Who Wants To Live Forever”

I have received endless emails from fans of the great Adam Lambert about his performances with Queen in the Ukraine. However, in the wake of the rumors that he may serve as judge on Season 12 of American Idol, the MCL blog has been inundated with discussions over Adam’s possible new role on the series […]

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Lee Siegel As Simon Zealotes In Jesus Christ Superstar Rocks The House

It takes a very special performance and performer to move me to tears. And Lee Siegel does just that with his highly acclaimed performance of the “Simon Zealotes” number from Jesus Christ Superstar. Canada’s Stratford Shakespearean Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar was so successful that the show moved to the streets of ole New […]

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Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season Seven Top 48: Group Four

This week, NBC’s America’s Got Talent’s live show highlights the fourth group of Top 48 Finalists. The third Quarter-Round Show lasts two hours, beginning at 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday and airing on NBC.Com. This is a great group. They truly have saved the best for last – well, almost last. Don’t forget there is still […]

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Mariah Carey Judges American Idol Season 12

Mariah Carey Agrees To Act As Judge On American Idol Season 12

That’s it! C’est tout! Cased closed! Mariah it is for Season 12 of American Idol. As I mentioned a few days ago, this rumor was heating up in a big way. According to EW.Com, American Idol snagged the legendary songstress, despite naysayers, including her hubby Nick Cannon, saying that this might not happen because of […]

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Mariah Carey, American Idol

Rumored Report: Mariah Carey Close To Inking $17 Million Deal With American Idol. Adam Lambert Waiting In The Wings?

Well, as the saying goes, “it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings“. But, somehow, this rumor looks and feels just about right. If all goes well during the final negotiations between Mariah Carey and American Idol, it looks like the diva songstress will be sharing her advice and guidance as judge on Season 12 […]

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Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season Seven Top 48: Group Three

This week, NBC’s America’s Got Talent’s live show highlight the third group of Top 48 Finalists. The third Quarter-Round Show lasts two hours, beginning at 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday and airing on NBC.Com. There are some exciting acts on tap for Tuesday’s show, so we shall see what happens. Tomorrow night’s show will reveal the […]

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Randy Jackson And Simon Cowell

Sunday Snicker: Randy Jackson And Simon Cowell’s Midnight Rendezvous

Boy! Things are getting crazy with these reality shows. I just received this bit of news from TMZ.Com, so take from it what you will. American Idol’s future is certainly a mystery, especially since Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced that they were no longer with the show. Now good ‘ole Randy Jackson is wining […]

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Steven Tyler,

Steven Tyler Waves Bye Bye To American Idol

Well, there you have it! Steven Tyler has waved goodbye to American Idol after serving as one of three judges over the past two seasons. I can’t say I am totally surprised and, actually, this was probably a mutual agreement on both sides. American Idol has been making the news as of late, indicating that […]

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Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season Seven Top 48: Group Two

This week, NBC’s America’s Got Talent live shows continue with the second group of the Top 48 Finalists. I am adding this blog topic late in the evening surrounded by guests in my home. I will try to avoid typos! 🙂 From what I can remember, Group One was a bit ho-hum last week but […]

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Adam Lambert Rumored To Be New Judge On American Idol

Good News Day: Adam Lambert Rumored To Be A New Judge On American Idol

Now, this is the best news I have heard in a long while. American Idol Season 8 Runner-Up, Adam Lambert, is supposedly in negotiations with the American Idol producers to serve as a new judge for the reality singing competition of the same name. Could they find a better person? Hardly! He is current, he […]

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Deandre Brackensick

DeAndre Brackensick: Sometimes I Cry (Studio Version)

Am I missing something here? If so, what? I just heard this incredible Masterclass Recording of Sometimes I Cry by DeAndre Brackensick. It was recommended to me a while back by one of my loyal readers, Anita. Thank you! It was recorded to coincide with the abbreviated performance of this number during the American Idol […]

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David Archuleta, Forevermore, You Are My Song

David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Five: When You Say You Love Me

By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections The American Idol Tour in the summer of 2008 visited 49 cities, performed 53 concerts and sold 482,870 tickets. The screaming started with the first announcement of his name and continued throughout his four song set. Poised and polished he dominated the stage with his power […]

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Happy Independence Day To My American Readers Courtesy Of Beyonce

Happy Independence Day to all! Wish I could be there to celebrate this momentous day but I am still recovering from all the Canada Day celebrations in my fair country. 🙂 I am pleased to present Beyonce’s phenomenal performance of The Star Spangled Banner. It is absolutely exceptional. It was performed live at the Super […]

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Shari Bales Prepare us for her upcoming addition on season three of the voice

Singer Shari Bales Prepares To Audition For Season 3 Of The Voice

The Internet is a strange and magical place, opening doors that you never knew existed. Just from my own personal experience, I am amazed at how quickly people have established connection with me – all because of this little ‘ole blog. As a musician and educator, I find this extremely rewarding. I am able to […]

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Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season Seven Top 48: Group One

This week, America’s Got Talent live shows begin, as the Top 48 showcase their talent in front of millions of viewers. Tonight’s show will feature the first group of Top 48 finalists, comprised of 12 acts. The two-hour telecast begins on NBC at 9:00 P.M. However, there is a new feature this year – the […]

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Timmins Youth Singers under the direction of Rosanne Simunovic perform the American and Canadian National Anthems

Happy Canada Day To My Fellow Canadians!

It’s my blog and I’ll brag if I want to, brag if I want to, brag if I want to. You would brag too if it happened to you-oo!! ( Sung to the tune of Lesley Gore’s It’s My Party). Happy Canada Day to my Canadian readers. The video above is a performance of the […]

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