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 Red Carpet showcase which begins at 8:30 P.M. That should be fun!

Then tomorrow, the Top 4 acts receiving the highest number of votes will move on to the next stage of the competition.

Now, if you are good with math, that leaves us with only 16 semi-finalists once all four groups of the Top 48 have competed.

The other 8 will be chosen from the YouTube Auditions and WildCard shows which I assume will air after the Top 48 acts have reached completion.

So, there are still some surprises down the road. Good! I love the suspense!

So, I can’t think of a better way to spruce up a slow Monday evening than watching America’s Got Talent. Can you?

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 Top 48: Group One”

  1. Hey Roseanne.

    In the house staying cool and so I thought while I;m enjoying the air why not double my pleasure and come check out my favorite site.

    AGT has also spruced up my Monday and Tuesday evenings and I am enjoying it, and like I did for Idol … I’m also working on my usual early predictions .

    Out of the 4 they’ve picked so far for the top 16 I had only pegged for certain that David Garibaldi and the CMK’s would be there and may be Edon. I enjoyed the Scott Brothers as well as Maurice and Shannice but I never initially thought they would be among the top 16 acts. But then you know I was the same way with Hollie on Idol and she went a log way.

    There are at least 5 others from the 48 that I’m expecting to be in there with them as well

    Turf/Alonzo Jones , the contortionist dancer
    Spencer Horseman, the escape artist
    Eric Dittleman, the mind reader
    Donovan & Rebecca , the Acrobalance duo
    Tim Hockenberry, singer

    I think Tim is really talented and in my opinion definitely one of the best singers on board but I don’t think his voice is that unique. He sounds so much like a LOT of other guys to me. He’ll go further but I’m not seeing him as the winner. Actually I’d be shocked to see ANY singer among the top 2 because for me …there weren’t a whole lot of phenomenal singers to even pick from.

    And also its early but I think I already have a big idea who’s going to be there but I’m going to hold off for a couple weeks to see if i”m right about these other 5 that I predicted

    I guess nobody else is really watching AGT and are all outside enjoying the summer . Not me. We’ve been in the triple digits here and I’ve been staying inside with this cool air conditioning, watching my set and AGT one of my favorite summer shows


  2. Hey BrotherKarl:

    Your predictions pretty much reflect my picks as well. But, don’t forget – there are still the Top 12 Wildcard and Top 12 YouTube Shows. So, still some surprises down the road.

    It has been extremely hot here as well but the weather is more tolerable today. Doesn’t matter. I need my AGT fix. Love the judges – in my opinion, they are the best out of all the competitive shows on TV. I know, I sound like a broken record, but it bears repeating. They are knowledgeable, humorous, entertaining and succinct in their evaluations. Love them!

    Thanks for stopping by this party of two!! Hahahahaha


  3. Loving this party Roseanne!!

    I forgot all about the” wild card” and the “You Tube “picks. More acts? OMG!! This show is so hard for me to keep up with. Especially because you are looking at talents that are not a like in any way at all. Its a lot but like you ….gotta have my AGT.

    I’ve been telling folks that this is the best cast that they have ever had in my opinion. I love all 4 of them this year and to me Nick is superb!! I wonder if there is an award thats given to host. If there is I think Nick should get it.

    Talk to you later


  4. Oh yes, forgot about my Nick Cannon! Love him. But I love Ryan Seacrest as well. Two different kinds of hosts but perfect for their respective shows.


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