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

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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 judges, which also includes retuning judges, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern, are pretty opinionated. And diverse!

So anticipate nothing but the very best in entertainment on and off the stage. And, come on, who doesn’t love host Nick Cannon and his zany antics?

However, one of the singing acts who auditioned for the Season 8 show is a trio called Forte. A member of this fabulous group, Fernando Varela, is managed by my cousin, Paul Mascioli of Mascioli Entertainment. You can read the background information here. So, pretty exciting from my end!

Here is the news release from NBC.Com:

NBC’S BLOCKBUSTER COMPETITION SERIES RETURNS WITH TWO NEW JUDGES AND EXTRAORDINARY TALENT “America’s Got Talent” returns this summer for its eighth season with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete for the $1 million prize. For the first time ever, the panel will have four judges as chart-topping former Spice Girl Mel B and supermodel TV host Heidi Klum join returning judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. Nick Cannon returns as host. The two-hour premiere features explosive auditions from New York City, Los Angeles and San Antonio as the countdown to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall begins.

Enjoy the promo video below! And come join the party tonight. The comment doors are now open for business!

America’s Got Talent premieres at 9:00 P.M. after the nail-biting Results Show from The Voice

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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

11 Responses to “NBC’s America’s Got Talent Returns June 4th. Are You Ready?”

  1. Good Show last night…I love Howie!!! I think the panel works okay with four of them!!!

    I only got to see the last half…


  2. Stay tuned Vonnie. Stellar acts are on their way!


  3. I really like this show…so I’m in for the long haul, 🙂


  4. Recorded it and watched it last night, there were a few good acts, namely the 10-year old girl singer, a couple of dance groups, and the country singer. I love watching this show during the summer months. Not sure that they needed Heidi Klum AND Mel B, but hopefully it will go well.


  5. Vonnie and Louise – I think we are in for a good run. Keep a lookout for two singers I know – Fernando Varela and Josh Page. Exciting! 🙂


  6. Sure will MCL…how exciting to know people who will be on the show!!! 🙂


  7. It is! Very, very exciting and they will blow you away.


  8. I can’t wait…do you know when they are to be on?


  9. They are supposed to be seen during the LA auditions which started this past Tuesday. So, hopefully, next week. But the producers may edit it differently. Who knows? Will keep everyone posted.


  10. I am a bit upset it conflicts with So You Think You Can Dance, but yes I am ready. I’ll probably watch SYTYCD and record AGT, a lot of filler on AGT to fast forward.



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