Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: Final Week Of The Blind Auditions

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Oo – Blake Shelton and Usher look very intense. I love it!

This show totally and utterly rocks, as long as you don’t take it too seriously.

Will they create the next big superstar? Uhm maybe yes and maybe no.

Do you care? Well, maybe yes, and maybe no. I would like to see some of these singers carve a great career post-The Voice, but, truth be told, I watch the show for a pure, mindless and relaxing form of entertainment.

The singers are always amazing – it is called The Voice after all – and, for that reason, there appears to be no agenda from the producers.

As a result, we hear amazing talent, while realizing the real show rests in the four swivelling chairs occupied by the judges.

It is TV at its best and, once you realize this, you can pretty much root for all these singers and their mentor/coaches/judges. With Mark Burnett at the helm, you know that you are in for an incredible ride.

For the singers, this is a phenomenal platform to jump-start their careers and it is up to them to take what they have learned from the show and “run with it”.

This week, the Blind Auditions will come to an end and then the singers prepare for the next phase – The Battle Rounds – beginning next week.

So tune into NBC on Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. and see which singers are selected to compete the four teams.

See you 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

4 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: Final Week Of The Blind Auditions”

  1. Sasha Allen played Dionne in the revival of “Hair.” Previous success doesn’t bother me. But I always chuckle when someone like Jimmy Iovine tosses out the too broadway” criticism. Modern musical theater is a hair away from being pop music; modern theatrical performers are pretty much pop singers with better diction/technique.


  2. Blah – how right you are. I have been hammering away at this for years but you explained it in such a precise manner. Thank you!! Much appreciated!!


  3. I love the Voice. I didn’t before as I just could not stomach Xtina. Now with Shakira replacing Xtina, the judges chemistry is fun. Yep Usher is a bit quiet but he fits.

    Gals seem stronger to me. I really enjoyed the girl that sang Tiny Dancer, and the Cuban Gal.


  4. i am wondering if anyone remembers the ‘country-blues’ (female) singer from memphis. she had ‘big hair’, and blake liked her chrome guitar that she played one handed. when she sang it sounded very ‘affected’ rather than real singing, almost like ‘baby-voice’ to me. i couldn’t believe blake was so excited about her. they seemed to rave about her. i should have saved the recording so i could go back and listen to it again. anyway, i thought it was bad and i’m wondering if i’m the only one who thinks that???


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