Performance Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 8 Top 60: Group 2 Results

Picture Credit: NBC’s America’s Got Talent

Okay, this is it. The Live Results.

Did my guys, Forte, make it through to the Top 20? They better or there will be major pouting while I blog over the next little while.

The show has already live. It began at 9:00 Eastern on NBC.

I will provide live updates throughout the hour, so stay tuned…

Providing entertainment relief amid the suspense tonight will be Robin Thicke and Brad Paisley.

Live Updates

  • Nick is interviewing the contestants for filler and fun.
  • Robin Thicke is on stage singing Blurred Lines
  • Ordinarily, I don’t enjoy Robin Thicke but this is really, really cool
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  • Crazy per-recorded skit with Howie. He picks random people from the street – dressed in disguise – and brings them on an AGT tour. Crazy stuff.
  • Innovative Force, Struck Boyz and Aquanuts take the stage. Innovative Force move on to the semis.
  • Brad Byers, Kid The Whiz and Dave Shirley move to the stage. None move to the Top 20
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  • Brad Paisley is on after the break
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  • Brad Paisley sings the network debut of “I Can’t Change The World”
  • We now get a sneak peek of the movie, Smurfs 2. Reminds me of when my children were young – and so was I!
  • Marty Brown, Alexandr Magala and Ciana Pelekai. Only one will move forward. And it is Marty Brown. Wow
  • Angela Hoover, Forte – featuring Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Fernando Varela and Tone the Chiefrocca
  • are next up. FORTE DID IT!!!

  • The judges have to choose between Angela and the Booty people. Heidi likes Booty and Mel B likes Angela. Howie goes with Booty and Howard selects Angela. So, it is a tie. So it comes down to the viewer votes and the viewers have selected Angela. What a great surprise.
  • 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

    9 Responses to “Performance Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 8 Top 60: Group 2 Results”

    1. Kitty from the last AGT thread – ‘they don’t try to out sing each other’ – I also detect a lack of ego which, along with their training, will take them far.

      No pouting heh MCL! Yeah Forte. Change the C to T, clever!


    2. Thanks Awestruck and all!! I am so, so proud of FORTE! This is very personal for me so it is even more exciting. Thank you for your support and your encouragement and your kind words!! Very, very much appreciated.

      Awestruck – glad you liked my word game. Haha


    3. And, yes, they are very humble, sweet guys. And it does come across on the TV screen so well. Just regular guys with enormous talent.


    4. Love Forte! Gorgeous voices!!!


    5. Thanks Louise. They are pretty darn good, aren’t they?


    6. @awestruck – and they also want to win as a team. In terms of egos – it’s not like we know anything at all about contestants’ real personalities. In general, I think they approach singing together as they would singing any trio in opera (even though at this point only Sean is actively pursuing opera career, he was actually featured in Opera News magazine recently as an up-and-coming young singer), Josh and Antonio switched to crossover. One thing I wonder about is what Sean Panikkar’s wants to get from this show and if he plans to switch to crossover or try both careers in parallel: if you look at his website and his schedule for the next year, it’s pretty full.

      These three are probably the best classical singers we’ve seen on these shows in all countries. The only one at the same level in terms of voice/technique/artistry was Donald Braswell. I am glad they went through.


    7. Kitty – I believe that all three singers are fully committed to Forte but will still pursue solo engagements as well.

      I think that, with Forte, they saw an opportunity to intensify their combined careers and really create an act that will prove to be electrifying over time.

      I am so tickled pink for these guys. They have worked incredibly hard and I believe that we are now seeing the culmination of hard work and artistic vision via Forte’s creation. Exciting times ahead.


    8. I’m happy seeing you so happy, Rosanne! They are a talented group!


    9. Aww Kariann!! You are such a sweetie. Thank you so much. It sure has been an exciting time for our family. My cousin, who is Fernando’s manager and co-manager of Forte, has worked his little tushi off to achieve this level of success. We are very thrilled for him and so proud.


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