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 finished our run on America’s Got Talent!

We are incredibly pleased to announce that we have signed a record deal with SYCO/Columbia Records! We have been in the studio working hard on our self titled debut album since the day we left the show to get something ready for you this season. The album is being produced by the incredible Nick Patrick and will be available everywhere November 12th 2013. The lead single “Caruso” will be available digitally (iTunes/ Amazon) this coming Monday, September 30th!

We would also like to announce a special New Years residency scheduled at The Tropicana Las Vegas Dec. 28-30 – visit for more info!

ALSO! We are headlining Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 16 as part of a benefit concert for Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation supporting those living with autism. Tickets are available starting Friday, October 18. Visit for more.

Stay tuned for updates from our last days in the studio, thank you for your incredible support. We couldn’t be more proud to be apart of the Columbia Records family.

Josh Page // Sean Panikkar, Tenor // Fernando Varela

Yes, they are part of the Simon Cowell club. And it looks like you don’t have to win America’s Got Talent to headline in Las Vegas.

I will have more news tomorrow so stay tuned. Cannot wait for that CD to drop. Any guesses or suggestions as to which songs should be included on the recording?

Kudos to my cousins, Paul Mascioli, manger for Fernando Varela and Mike Mascioli for playing an integral part in this exciting musical collaboration. Such a proud family moment!

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

20 Responses to “The Trajectory Of America’s Got Talent’s Forte’s Career: Up Up And Away We Go”

  1. Of course we are all elated after following
    all of Sean’s clues for the last few days
    followed by the big reveal today,great to hear about the exciting future in front of them, we wish nothing but the best for them,and will support them always, they are deserving of it..
    Beautiful music the children can listen to and learn to enjoy, without embarrassing lyrics,
    hope it is far reaching…


  2. Rosa – I am sure there is a wonderful market for their music. Many stellar artists have enjoyed phenomenal careers despite what is going on in the music industry in general. Some pretty disgraceful stuff out there.

    Forte is the perfect group for this MasterClassLady site. We celebrate artists of calibre and excellence. Unique artists who are creative and strive for the very best.


  3. Wonderful news!


  4. Congrats MCL to you and yours! I can feel your excitement leap of the page – I’m super happy for you and Forte.


  5. How fantastic for these young talented artists. Happy to see they are getting the opportunity they deserve. Beautiful souls with beautiful hearts with a gift that we’ll enjoy for years to come. Congratulations….can’t wait to hear their music on a CD!


  6. Thank you everyone. So pumped by their success.

    And as Pam said – they are “beautiful souls with beautiful hearts”. Such a perfect description.

    Their CD is going to be unbelievable. I will add more information about the CD as I receive it or when it can be publicized.

    For now, it’s just nice to speculate which songs will be included on this wonderful recording


  7. Hey Rosanne! Wonderful blog on this and I could not be happier for anyone than I am for Forte! These guys are human meteors! Think about it – they had their first AGT audition in late June, barely knowing each other after meeting online. 3 months later they are finalists on AGT – and now have a recording contract with one of the best producers there is, are booked for the Tropicana in LV in December and have a big gig at Carnegie Hall in November. Their first ITune single drops Sept 30. All in 3 months? Fasten your seat belts!!! I get a nose bleed just reading about it and following them these 3 months! And it could not have happened to a nicer bunch of guys! Good things still DO happen to good people these days. : ) Please keep us posted, Rosanne, as only you can!


  8. Songs they might want to consider? To start, I think this one would be nice for them, especially the closing (wait for it!):
    – “How Do You Keep The Music Playing” – here by the great Tony Bennett


  9. Oh!! My!! Goodness!! How did I ever missed this Tony Bennett gem? I have never heard this song before so thank you for sending me the link suncatcher


  10. The harmonic possibilities in this song – in relation to Forte – are endless. Forte. Are you reading this? Add this to your repertoire post haste.


  11. Wonderful – so happy for you and your family MCL. Caruso gives me chills! So glad it is the single for their album and coming out next Monday! I am so thrilled for these three guys. Please keep us informed with ALL the news, and thanks.


  12. Good to hear this terrific news, MCL! Yes, please keep us informed. They are so talented! I loved reading this:

    “Beautiful music the children can listen to and learn to enjoy, without embarrassing lyrics.”

    We need more of this!


  13. Thank you KariAnn and Awestruck. Very exciting at my end and these guys are going to take the music world by storm.

    The work that went into creating this Forte trio is monumental. Meeting online, then rehearsal frenzies, getting to know one another musically and personally – all of these factors make their success even more astounding. Pure karma and serendipity – or whatever else you want to call it.

    Thank you again for your support!!!


  14. MCL – it boggles the mind


  15. Picked them from the very first audition. They should have won! Eagerly awaiting 1st CD Grannyjerri


  16. Thank you Geraldine. They are winners in every respect. Nice of you to stop by. Can’t wait for their CD


  17. ““Beautiful music the children can listen to and learn to enjoy, without embarrassing lyrics.”

    We need more of this!”

    Word! We also need more popular singers who actually have singing voices, more melodic songs, and yes less embarrassing lyrics.


  18. MCL – Forte’s single doesn’t show up on iTunes yet. Any news as to when today?


  19. Awestruck – we are working on it. Stay tuned … Apologies.


  20. You can listen to the Caruso single on Soundcloud as well:


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