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 waiting game. Thumb – twiddling time.

Do you have any favourites yet? 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

3 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12: Hollywood Week Part Two”

  1. Overall, it was a good night. There are so many young ladies that I really can see in the TOP 10 and on the tour. I really like Angela Miller, Candice Glover, Isabel Pasqualone, Janelle Arthur, Rachel Hale, and Shubha Vedula. Janelle has really improved and is a true contender. You can tell Keith really likes her. I think Isabel/Isabelle is a great singer.

    The judges have been doing a pretty good job. Nicky was a little bit silly with some of her obsessions. I was sorry to see Brandy sent home. They should have sent home Kez Ban who has become an unlikeable character. And I can’t believe Zoanette is still there. She’s like a joke contestant!

    I think I prefer the girls and guys mixed in together, but just so the TOP 20 are all talented singers! I am anxious to see what the themes will be this year! Tomorrow should be a good show!


  2. KariAnn and Hunter – I wish I could keep all the names straight but I can’t. The girls are excellent though minus a few drama queens but what can you do? All part of the fun on American Idol.

    It always surprises me , though, how thoroughly unprepared and erratic some of these singers are for the Hollywood rounds. You would think that after 12 seasons they would know what to expect. 🙂


  3. Kariann – I like the mixture of guys and gals as well. But, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy last night’s show. I thought the girls were very strong, actually. Much better than the guys.


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