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Archive | June, 2013

[VIDEO]Opera Trio Forte Shines Ever So Bright On America’s Got Talent


Look at those smiling faces. They belong to Fernando Varela, Josh Page and Hana Ryu, members of the astounding vocal trio, Forte. And they have plenty to smile about. They just gave a spectacular performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu on Tuesday night’s America’s Got Talent show. Look at those relaxed jaws and round […]

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Performance Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 8: Week Four


Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent It’s officlal. The new Tenor Trio, Forte, comprised of Fernando Varela, Josh Page and Hana Ryu, will make an appearance on the Tuesday June 25th America’s Got Talent show. I am excited. I personally know Fernando and have known about Josh via one of my former voice students. This personal […]

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Next Week’s Promo For America’s Got Talent Season 8: Episode 4


This is the act that will set the world on fire. Appropriately called Forte, these talented young men are set to make a debut appearance on next week’s June 25th episode of America’s Got Talent. They have never performed as a trio in front of a live audience but expect to be dazzled. Big time […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: The Top 3 Results Finale


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice Well, this is it! The Fourth winner of The Voice shall be crowned tonight and, if I was a betting gal, I would wager that Danielle takes the prize this year. Or Michelle. Wait – maybe The Swan Brothers. So, okay, I am not a betting gal! However, that was […]

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Performance Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 8: Week Three


Hey there AGT Fans! Just wanted to alert you to a time change for this week’s show. Tuesday’s America’s Got Talent will air at 8:00 PM instead of 9:00 PM on NBC to make way for The Voice, which will air it’s Finale Results show at 9:00 PM on the same network. Since this is […]

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[Video] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: The Top 3 Performance Finale


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice Well, I predicted that the Top 2 would come down to Danielle and Michelle, but those Swan Brothers have come on strong over the last few weeks. So, will the country fans win this year with a country-styled Top 2? Or will Michelle with her quirky, singular and immensely talented […]

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DeAndre’s Video Performance Of His New Single, “Her Crazy”


DeAndre has released the video from his spanking brand new single, “Her Crazy”. It is exceptionally well done and his performance oozes charisma and musicality. How is this young man not destined for super stardom? He has the whole package – this is what The X Factor looks and sounds like. You can download the […]

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Matthew Morrison Gives A Dynamite Performance Of “It Don’t Mean A Thing” On Today Show


This is how it’s done folks! Check out this fantastic video of Glee star, Matthew Morrison, performing this great jazz standard, “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” on The Today Show. This guy has style and pizazz like nobody’s business! He is so smooth, such a great dancer and singer […]

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Update For The Voice Season 4 Finale: It’s Going To Be A Party!


Bookmark and refresh this topic. It will be the place to check updates about The Voice Season 4 Finale scheduled to air on NBC on Tuesday, June 18th at 9:00 P.M. Eastern So far, the line-up is very exciting. We have Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, Bruno Mars, Nelly & Cher on tap to perform. Yes, Cher […]

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American Idol Has Found A New Producer: Swedish TV Executive Per Blankens


Well, that didn’t take long! Looks like Fox has been busy, busy, busy trying to line up all their ducks in a row after basically firing everyone except host, Ryan Seacrest. Not sure what is going on with Jimmy Iovine. With the departure of Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, the big question has been: “Who […]

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Performance Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 8: Los Angeles Baby


Picture Credit: NBC’s America’s Got Talent This week, the judges continue to evaluate the talent seen at the Los Angeles Auditions. And, yes, we can expect to see the trio, Forte, featuring singer, Fernando Varela, at these auditions but, like any reality show, anything can change at the very last minute. We just have to […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: The Top 5


Picture Courtesy Of NBC The Voice This is an exciting Top 5 week. It’s anybody’s game. All of the remaining singers are excellent and diverse, which will make for some interesting voting numbers. The Voice Top 5 Performance Show airs Monday, June 10th, with the Results Show on Tuesday, June 11th at 8:00 P.M. on […]

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Performance Discussion For The Tony Awards With Host Neil Patrick Harris


I love me some Tony Awards. I am a certified Broadway Baby. Well, actually, I never grew up on Broadway but I always wanted to be under those shining lights. I could picture myself there. This is where I belonged. Someday! Well, so much for the visualization process because it never happened. Ha! But I […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Sixteen: Wait Video


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Almost everyone who has ever lost someone they really loved will remember them through the power of music; probably from a song that relates to a memorable moment in life frozen in time. Music can hold a place in your heart for that loved one that […]

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NBC’s America’s Got Talent Returns June 4th. Are You Ready?


Picture Credit: NBC America’s Got Talent I have to say that I am properly stoked for America’s Got Talent Season 8. The new line-up of judges looks pretty enticing with the addition of Heidi Klum and Mel B to the panel. I think there will be some wonderful repartee behind that table as all four […]

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DeAndre’s New Single, Her Crazy, Now Available On iTunes.


I don’t know if I am more excited over the fact that DeAndre Brackensick has a new single out or that he has now shortened his name to DeAndre? I was hoping that the latter would have happened while he was still on American Idol – it’s not like there are any more DeAndres out […]

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Rising Singing Star Fernando Varela To Appear on America’s Got Talent Season 8


Picture Courtesy Of NBC’s America’s Got Talent It is always exciting when someone close to home has gained a spot on any major television show. And, this year, the exquisitely talented Fernando Varela, who is managed by my cousin, Paul Mascioli of Mascioli Entertainment based in Orlando Florida, has snagged an opportunity to hopefully share […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: The Top 6


Picture Courtesy Of NBC The Voice So, Country truly rules the world of reality-based music shows, doesn’t it? Even a country artist from American Idol, Kellie Pickler, won Dancing With The Stars this season. And yet, she absolutely deserved the win. She was outstanding! However, I am beyond disbelief that Blake has 3 – count […]

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All In The Family Star Jean Stapleton Dies At The Age Of 90


It is always hard to lose an acting legend. However, with the news of Jean Stapleton’s passing today, a little spark from my young adult years was extinguished. My memories of this gifted actress during her multi-Emmy award-winning role of the character, Edith, in the acclaimed sitcom, “All In The Family“, were many and still […]

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