[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 reason they have achieved so many accolades during their involvement on America’s Got Talent Season 8.

They have nothing but strong respect for their competitors on this show and they absolutely take nothing for granted.

Which is why they need your votes more than ever now!

On September 10th, 12 acts will perform on America’s Got Talent and they all have their eye on The Prize – a million dollars plus a headline act in Las Vegas. We will see some of the strongest performances ever from these 12 acts. No holes barred.

However, in their recent interview on the Howard Stern Show, Forte mentioned that the song they will be performing on September 10th is something entirely different from what we have come to expect from them.

Well, now! What can that be? Jazz? Country? Perhaps, something mid-tempo or uptempo?

No one really knows – except Forte and the producers of America’s Got Talent – because details of the all the acts are kept under wraps. It’s a mystery!

However, on our end, it is exciting to speculate. So speculate away in the comments section and call on your friends to vote like crazy for this enormously talented trio of singers.

And, if you need any validation why you should take the time to vote for Forte, well then have a listen below. It will erase any doubt in your mind that these three talented artists deserve to go right to the top of the pack.

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

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

  1. Thank you for the great information you
    pass along.
    And yes the tenors are amazing,and yery humble as you stated and that is partly what
    makes them so likable..
    I am totaly sold…


  2. Thanks Rosa! I am as well!


  3. Great interview! A success story to be sure – loved their ‘down to earth’ comments. Will be cheering them on – sorry that I can’t vote. As to what they will sing – smart of them to pick a song that everyone will recognize… and a different genre – I would love a Jazz song or maybe Reggae (spelling), though I don’t know how that would work – can’t ‘hear it’ in my mind. I look forward to the surprise.


  4. Awestruck / thank you. Maybe gospel. That would work with their voices.


  5. YES of course gospel! Though, up til now their song choices have been classical or ‘old’. Wonder if they will do something more recent – in a pop vein?


  6. They may! Fernando has a wide genre range so anything is possible. Josh as well. And Sean can adapt his voice beautifully. The secret will lie in the arrangement. And the success, of course.


  7. Hi Rosanne! Great post, as usual! I just hope the guys do not wander into rock or go too upbeat – and away from their FAN’s comfort zone. They need every vote they can get with the huge competition they are up against – Kenichi, Kristef Brothers, Branden James, etc etc etc. As usual, Rosanne, you are spot on with your comment about the “secret to their success will lie in the arrangement.” So far, they have been brilliant at this. Whatever, can’t wait! Behave!

    PS – Wish the Prez would phone it in tonight – and leave AGT, Forte, and us alone! ; )


  8. Suncatcher – me too re the President. But, this is a crisis situation and desperate times = desperate measures. Hopefully, he will be on at 8:00 and done in an hour. More than likely, Forte will be on in the second hour so we should be good to go. I am hoping that they will delay the AGT telecast until the President’s speech is done but then worry of the show runs too late and people decide to go to bed and not vote.

    Yes, I don’t want them to go too crazy but a gospel sound would be phenomenal I think. Time will tell. It’s all a guessing game so far. Ha!

    Thanks for your kind comments.


  9. I would LOVE to hear them sing gospel!!! Brilliant. I guess we’ll find out shortly! All the best!


  10. AMAZING, I would love to hear them sing amazing grace, I love this trio more than the four tenors, fantastic.


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