Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 8 Top 60 Results Show: Group One

Update: KriStef Brothers and Collins Key move to the Semi-Finals. Joining them is Brandon James.

The judges have to decide if they are going to advance Anna Christine or American Hitmen. After the break.. And the Judges’ Decision is a tie but Anna Christine moves on via voting results.

Pictured above is my favorite act from last night’s Top 60/Group One America’s Got Talent Performance Show, magician extraordinaire, Collins Key.

This 17-year-old magician brings a hip, current and cool vibe to the art of magic and illusion. I believe that this very talented young man will revitalize this art form – one that has not received the recognition it deserves in the past couple of generations or so.

It is such a refined, disciplined art form and one must be expertly skilled in the execution of the craft.

Collins has invented some exciting magical illusions and, for the life of me, I have no idea how he delivers time and again.

Congratulations to all twelve acts from Tuesday’s Performance Show. You are all so very talented and I wish you the very best success in the world. I am sure that the AGT Platform has jump-started your careers in a monumental way.

Who was your favorite act last evening? Which four acts do you predict will advance to the next phase of the show?

My picks are Collins Key, Brandon James/Anna Christine (one or the other but not both), KriStef Brothers and Tellavision.

There is a Red Carpet show beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern on NBC. Word has it that one of next week’s live acts, the incredible vocal trio, Forte, will be interviewed. Then the Results Show begins at 9:00 PM.

In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the magical wizardry of Collins Key, featured below.

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 “Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 8 Top 60 Results Show: Group One”

  1. I really too enjoy Collin Keys and can see him going far. in Vegas the judges the judges wondered if he could bring his magic to a large audience… yup he did. I am also glad that Anna Christine is getting another chance – though I don’t think a youngster will ever win AGT.

    MCL here is a link of the interview with Forte –


  2. Thanks awestruck. I have seen the interview and I will be adding it next week in anticipation of their performance on July 30th. Stay tuned…..

    Love Collin Keys as well and glad the Anna Christine received another chance. She is incredibly talented.


  3. Love Collin Keys – how does he do it.. Anna Christine as well. I am sorry that Tellavision didn’t make it, I really liked them.


  4. Kitty – I loved Tellavision. What a shame they didn’t make it through. The judges’ comments hurt them, I felt. They were brilliant.


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