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Archive | October, 2013

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Knock-Out Rounds


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice It’s The Knock-Out Round time on The Voice this week. Really? This season is breezing by and I still have not had an opportunity to fully engage with this program. Once again, two members from the same team will pair off – but with a twist. They have to choose […]

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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Junior: The Top 6


Picture Credit: MasterChef Junior Boy, with double eliminations each week, this show is breezing along pretty quickly. Best of luck to eliminated duo, Kaylen and Sofia, pictured above. The last pastry challenge, the triple layer cake, was a nasty one and, considering your young age, I felt you kids did a wonderful job conceiving and […]

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Kelly Clarkson Is Releasing A New Christmas CD And It Is Out! Stand! Ing!


First of all, congratulations to Kelly Clarkson on two fronts: her recent marriage to Brandon Blackstock AND the impending release of her spanking new Christmas CD “Wrapped in Red. The CD is scheduled to drop in stores and online on October 29th. Here is the official release notes from KellyClarkson.Com “Start the holiday season early […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Battle Rounds Week Two


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice It’s The Battle Rounds Week Two on The Voice this week, where two competitors from the same team vie for an opportunity to advance to the Knock -Out Rounds. And “The Steal”, where an eliminated contestant from one team can be stolen by one of the judges/coaches of another team, […]

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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Junior: The Top 8


Picture Courtesy of Fox’s MasterChef Junior Was last week’s snow adorable or what? That whole whipping cream segment was worth the price of admission. So! Much! Fun! The producers have done a marvellous job of capturing the youthful essence of this show. It is refreshing and full of enthusiasm, yet ambitious and challenging. A beautiful […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Battle Rounds Week One


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice It’s The Battle Rounds on The Voice this week, where two competitors for the same team vie for an opportunity to advance to the Knock -Out Rounds. Also included during this portion of the show is “The Steal”, where an eliminated contestant from one team can be stolen by one […]

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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Junior: The Top 10


2013/10/20131011-204657.jpg”> I am late posting this topic for the MasterChef Junior show. It is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I am “under the weather”, so that combo has totally messed with my time management. My apologies. Last week’s show was just incredible. The production value and the creative measures invested in this show are […]

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


Another week of Blind Auditions? Watch my eyes cross and my brain disintegrate! Two weeks x two days per week would have sufficed if the producers had eliminated the filler. Plus, we would have been able to see full performances by all the singers – not the favoured few and their backstories and their post-audition […]

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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 1: Week Two


Are these kids for real? I was flipping out last week. Their confident cooking skills coupled with their engaging personalities made for a very entertaining premiere episode. Even more wonderful was the nurturing manner in which Chef Gordon Ramsay, Chef Joe Bastianich and Chef Graham Elliott interacted with the young home cooks. They tempered – […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Twenty: Somewhere Only We Know


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections For as long as people have been making and recording music, people have been covering and reinterpreting music. While many covers are forgettable and easily dismissed, there are those that are so successful that they eclipse the source material. Some covers are so exceptional they way […]

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