Mariah Carey’s American Idol Finale Performance

20130518-105552.jpgSo, what do y’all think? Truth be told, at the beginning of Mariah’s performance, I really thought she was singing live. Maybe it was wishful thinking on my part or an unwillingness to let go of the past – where everyone performed live. Ha!

However, once those high note riffs popped in midway through this number, the jig was pretty much up!

Ah well, sweet memories of the legendary Mariah and her music. Still love her. Singular voice!

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

2 Responses to “Mariah Carey’s American Idol Finale Performance”

  1. Mike Krompass, one of David A’s guitarist posted on Facebook, ” Mariah is killing it on idol!!! She still is amazing and makes these other singers look so armature. Absolutely flawless performance by a truly great singer that has obviously worked at her craft. Number one female selling artist ever and she deserves that title.”

    When the question of lip syncing came up Mike answered, “She wasn’t lip syncing, trust me. She had some over dubbed vocals on track that’s all….the lead vocal was live. I’ve played on idol before, the vox are live. She changed the inflections and there were slight pitch imperfections… But all in all , a really killer performance. People quite often confuse backing track vocals and back ground vocals with lip syncing… So if the guy mixing puts those bgvs a lil high, they can cloud the lead and make it appear like a lip sync when in fact it’s hat the tracks are too loud.”

    I thought this was interesting information. What do you think, MCL?


  2. Janey – I honestly thought she was singing live until the upper head voice vocals came into play. Personally, I feel it was a little of both but, at the end of the day, her legend speaks for itself. Those songs were amazing. Such beautiful vocal artistry.


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