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Archive | February, 2013

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12: Las Vegas Rounds -Group Two Guys


Weren’t the girls absolutely stellar last evening? Much better than last week’s gals and they were very good. Just goes to show that talent pool runs deep in the music business. Thursday night, the second and final group of ten guys are on the chopping block. I seriously hope they are better than least week’s […]

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It’s The 2nd Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – The Oscars!


There are pivotal moments in my yearly calendar that make me jump up and down with glee. Well, actually, given my Golden Girl status, I sort of jump, maybe, once and then my legs give out. Ha! There’s Christmas and Easter and Thanksgiving and American Idol and The Voice and SMASH and anything with awards […]

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Phillip Phillips To Perform New Single On American Idol Season 12 Results Show


Has anyone heard Phillip Phillips‘ new single, Gone, Gone, Gone? Yes? No? At any rate, you will be able to catch it live on the Thursday, March 14th American Idol Results Show. Before I listened to the song, I wondered whether the haunting arrangement we heard in his hugely successful American Idol single, Home, would […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12: Las Vegas Rounds -Group One Guys


If last night’s show of talent is any indication of what lies ahead for American Idol Season 12, then we are in for a great season. I thought the first group of Top 40 Females were splendid, although I did feel that Isabelle should have remained in the competition. Her voice is glorious and her […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12: Las Vegas Rounds -Group One Gals


So, here is a neat little twist this season. The Top 40 semi-finalists have the opportunity to perform before a live but pre-recorded audience in Las Vegas. I like this. Sort of America’s Got Talent ish. It will be interesting to see how the singers interact and communicate with the crowd. For me, this separates […]

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Michael Bublé to Release New CD and Single in April And February


International Star, Michael Bublé, is set to release a new CD, To Be Loved, on April 23rd (US), April 22nd (Canada) and April 15th (International). Here is the official press release from Michael’s website: “Get ready Bublé fans – Michael is releasing a brand new album! To Be Loved was recorded in Vancouver and Los […]

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The Nessun Dorma Sing-Off: A Vocal Masterclass Review


So many singers have attempted to sing the legendary Puccini aria, Nessun Dorma, from the opera, Turandot and so many have failed to master the subtle nuances and the refined control it takes to correctly perform this song. Considered to be one- if not the most difficult song- to master, it always amazes me that […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12: Hollywood Week Part Two


Well, on Wednesday night, the gals are on the line as they slug it out to gain access into the Top 20 . I have to confess that, right about now, I am waiting for the live shows to begin. But, alas, we still have three more weeks of this elimination process, so it’s a […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12: Hollywood Week


Picture Courtesy of AmericanIdol.Com Okay, now that those tiresome preliminary auditions are over, we can get down to the nitty-gritty stuff happening during Hollywood Week. This should be interesting. And, as much as I want to see how some these singers fare during this stressful, tell-all week, I am also curious to see how the […]

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Two – Hour Premiere Of Smash Season Two Airs Tonight


Oh! My! Goodness! Am I living in a cocoon or what? I just noticed on NBC’s Facebook page that Smash is airing as we speak here. Or write. Whatever! It is on! Now! For some reason, I thought this show was starting in March, but I was probably confusing its start time with The Voice […]

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Jennifer Hudson And The Sandy Hook Elementary School Children At The Superbowl


This is the performance that has pre-occupied my mind all week. On Sunday, February 3rd, Jennifer Hudson and 26 angelic children from Sandy Hook Elementary School gave a beautiful and emotionally-charged performance of America The Beautiful at the Superbowl XLVII. Included with the choir members was young Nate Wheeler, brother of one of the victims, […]

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David Archuleta, The Other Side Of Down

David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Twelve: Something ‘Bout Love


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections “Something ‘Bout Love”, the official first single by singer-songwriter David Archuleta from his second pop album, Other Side Of Down, was released on October 5, 2010. The music video for the song premiered on August 5, 2010. Declan Whitebloom directed the video who also directed Crush […]

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Jennifer Hudson To Perform With Sandy Hook Children At Superbowl


Look at the faces of these little angels. Couldn’t you just hug them forever? Well, tune in on Sunday and see them live when the 26-member Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus perform “America The Beautiful” with the talented Jennifer Hudson during the pre-game show. The pre-game show and the Superbowl will be telecast on CBS […]

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