Blake Shelton and Michael Buble

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 3 Of The Voice: The Battle Rounds And The Steal

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NBC The Voice just tweeted this great picture of Team Leader and Coach, Blake Shelton along with his partner-in-crime, one of my personal favourites, the great Michael Buble.

Michael will be assisting Team Blake in coaching the singers and I cannot wait to see the chemistry between these two fine singers and their teammates. This will be one fun ride!

Additionally, Mary J.Blige will assist Team Adam Levine, Rob Thomas will assist Team Cee Lo Green and Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer of Green Day, will assist Team Christina Aguilera.

But, that’s not all. Monday’s show marks the unveiling of The Voice’s new feature, the Judges’ Steal, where any judge has the opportunity to steal an eliminated artist from another judge’s team.

Tonight’s show is going to be gangbusters!! The Battle Rounds are always intense and this season, in particular, we have got ourselves a battle.

There are so many phenomenal singers being discovered that it is extremely hard to pick favourites. And the styles are so varied, so unique. It is going to be interesting to see how this all plays out in the end.

Here is the intense promo video below. Can’t wait to hear your comments.

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

7 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 3 Of The Voice: The Battle Rounds And The Steal”

  1. Hi Again…where is everyone! I am enjoying reading all of your comments, O brotherkarl where art thou…I can’t keep up with you guys if your not posting…skipping classes, huh?

    I am not watching anything reality so far this year, I have caught a couple x-factors, I like a couple of the girls on there but don’t know any names…but haven’t watched for a while, are they at the judges houses yet?

    I am however enjoying Glee…not so much the story line but the singing is amazing!!!


  2. Everyone has disappeared, Vonnie! Just busy with real life, I guess. I can sympathize. It has been a very busy fall season – lots of activity.

    And, yes, the singers are off to the judges’ homes this week on The X Factor. Should be fun.


  3. Hello MCL and Vonnie,
    I hope you are both well. The battle rounds were off to a good start last night. I liked that all four teams compete each night instead of just two as in previous years. I’m generally supportive of the steal so that one coach can’t hoard good singers and then dump them in the battle rounds and if a mistake is actually made (I’m skeptical that Ceelo’s pairing was a mistake) there is a way to correct it. The down side is that they have added the awkwardness of Idol’s Judge’s save by mentioning to the judges that the looser is available for the steal after each battle. The institution of the steal also makes the judges opinions about which singer was better in a battle a little suspect.

    I really enjoyed the last battle of the night. The guy really impressed during the blind auditions but Laura (?) didn’t make a great song choice. I think she is the best of the former backing vocalist that we have seen on the Voice and is the more “ready for prime time” of the two. Having said that, Ceelo probably made the best choice considering where the guy (?) is in his career arch and considering who has won the last two years.

    I’m looking forward to the cute little gapped toothed girl (her words) with two toned hair who did a good version of Britney’s “Toxic” in the blind auditions. Her arrangement was said to be original but it is very much like an arrangement dune by Emily Anne Reed who auditioned for Idol several years ago as well as AGT this year.

    I got to see Bonnie Raitt at the Concert Hall here in town Sunday night and she was supurb!


  4. Hi there Gene…I am hearing thete is some drama at the idol judges table with Keith sitting in the middle of a feud…sounds like this years gonna be more about the judges than the singers!!!


  5. Oooops…”there”

    Hi MCL


  6. I’m very disapointed with that Vonnie. I think we may be seeing why they retained Randy. They may be back down to three before the live shows begin.

    Are you watching DWTS this season? It’s been good so far and last night was great.


  7. Hey Gene…I watched DWTS last night for the first time!!! Nothing like joining in on a show on double elimination night, Lol I will try and watch it next week!

    Yeah! Not sure with idol if Nikki and Mariah really don’t like each other and the sparks are really flying or if this is part of the production to gain viewers who likes a good cat fight!


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