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Archive | September, 2013

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Blind Auditions Week Two


Here we go again. Another stellar batch of singers were unveiled last week during the premiere episode of The Voice Season 5. And, even stranger, these singers came to this show with a strong sense of artistic identity and outstanding vocal technical skills. So, why has American Idol struggled so over the past few years? […]

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Track List For America’s Got Talent’s Forte’s New CD, Caruso Single Available Today, and Official News Release From SYCO.


Forte is well on their way to superstardom. Earlier, I was emailed the Official News Release from SYCO and Columbia Records, stipulating the exciting projects awaiting the talented members of Forte, Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Fernando Varela. Included with the official release is the much-awaited track listing for their new CD. And I am […]

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The Trajectory Of America’s Got Talent’s Forte’s Career: Up Up And Away We Go


This is what we’ve been waiting for Forte fans. The BiG NEWS regarding Forte! At 5:00 Eastern, Forte announced via their Facebook Page, the exciting career path that lies ahead. If you happened to miss it, well here is what Forte Facebook had to say: You have all been so supportive and patient since we […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season Five Of The Voice: Season Premiere Week


Yes, Season 5 of The Voice is on now. I am late to the party but now you have a bit of a window into the pace of my life. Cray, cray! But, better late than never and I love being fashionably late, so there you have it. So, tune in and watch the reunion […]

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Performance Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Results Finale


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent What an absolutely stellar Performance Finale on Tuesday evening. America’s Got Talent truly went out of their way to celebrate each act with mouth watering productions. Unfortunately, the judges didn’t receive the AGT Memo stating that this was a festive affair where all the Top 6 acts should be lauded […]

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Tenor Trio Forte Brings Down The America’s Got Talent House With “Caruso”


What a spectacular evening of performances. One cannot help but love this Top 6 – all are enormously talented and gave some of their best performances of the entire season. However, I am rooting for Forte all the way. Their performances of “The Prayer” and “Caruso” were exceptional and chill inducing. However, it was their […]

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Performance Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Performance Finale


We have hit the Finale of Season 8 of America’s Got Talent. And, I think we can all agree that the competition has been particularly fierce this season. In every category – vocal, dancing, magic, acrobatics, visual, – the performing standards of all acts reached monumental heights this season. Now, after 75,000 acts, we will […]

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America’s Got Talent Act – Forte- Set To Inspire Us With Two Song Selections


I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it has been to have a personal connection to Forte. In fact, it is almost surreal. Every time they step on the stage, I am both excited and nervous – it’s crazy. However, they never fail to disappoint – their performances have been nothing short of spectacular. […]

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My Fashionably Late MasterChef News: Luca Wins!


Picture Credit: MasterChef I have decided to add a new theme to my MCL blog here – the “Fashionably Late” blog topic. I am usually behind the 8 ball in terms of time management, so this new description allows my tardiness to look and sound – well – fashionable. With that being said, my first […]

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Breaking News: America’s Got Talent Finale’s Guest Artists


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent Alrighty then. This is very exciting. America’s Got Talent just posted via their Facebook page that Josh Groban, Il Divo, Luke Bryan, Icona Pop and The Rockettes will be performing on next week’s America’s Got Talent Finale scheduled for Wednesday, September 18th. That’s quite the line-up! Golly gee, I wonder […]

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Performance Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Top 12 Results Show


So, what did you all think of Tuesday’s show? Which act or acts are a shoo-inn for the Top 6 or is it anybody’s game right now? Well, one thing is for certain – some singers are going to bite the dust tonight and it won’t be Forte. Radio City exploded on Wednesday evening after […]

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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Top 2 Showdown With Luca And Natasha


Photo Credit: Masterchef Well, we all pretty much knew that it was going to come down to these two fabulous home cooks, right? After such a gruelling face-off with eliminated cooks, Krissi and Jessie last week, I feel that Natasha and Luca have earned their spot in the finale. However, because I am a full-blooded […]

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[Audio] Forte Speaks About America’s Got Talent Semi-Finale Show Which Airs Tuesday, September 10th


Fernando Varela, Josh Page and Sean Panikkar, members of the Tenor Trio, Forte, truly are three of the most gifted vocalists on the music scene today. And humble and gracious to boot! Below you will hear a recent interview they conducted on the Howard Stern Show, where their combined intelligence and transparent genuineness highlighted the […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Nineteen: Gotta Get Thru This


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections “Gotta Get Thru This” is a title of a song by artist Daniel Bedingfield. It was released November 26, 2001 as a single from his album of the same name. It was one of the biggest hits in the UK and went to number one on […]

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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Top 4 Showdown


Photo Credit: Masterchef/Fox Can it be? Will this week’s Top 4 episode highlight everyone’s favorite delicacy, CHOCOLATE? It looks to be so! But, whatever the menu, you know you are in for a fantastic 2-hour ride on the MasterChef Machine! We are down to the Top 4. James was eliminated last week and I was […]

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Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 8: The Semi-Finals Group 2


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent Last week, 12 of the best acts on America’s Got Talent Season 8 were featured in a performing showcase, with six moving on to the coveted Top 12 next week: Innovative Force, Forte, Cami Bradley, Collins Key, Taylor Williamson and Catapult. And on Tuesday, September 3rd, we do it all […]

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Tenor Trio Forte To Be Featured On The Howard Stern Show


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent Tenor trio, Forte, featuring Fernando Varela, Josh Page and Sean Panikkar, will be busy little bees this week in New York City. Here is the recent news release from Paul Mascioli, personal manager to Fernando Varela and co-manager of Forte: “Fernando’s tenor trio – Forte – will be doing national […]

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American Idol Season 13 Reveals Its New Mentor And Panel Of Judges


Picture Credit: Ryan Seacrest.Com Okay, we are finally done here. After months of scouring multiple planets in a quest to find a new judging/mentor combo for American Idol, Ryan Seacrest announced via his Facebook page on Tuesday, September 3rd that the deal is set: “American Idol is getting some new (and familiar) faces for its […]

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