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


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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, is still in play. I’m not sure that the judges made the best choices last week, but then that’s just me. Or is it you? What did you think of the winners of last week’s Battle Rounds and those that managed to be stolen by another Team Judge.

The Battle rounds were taped on August 13 and 14, 2013. The coaches have enlisted the help of the following guest mentors: Adam Levine brought in OneRepublic’s lead singer, Ryan Tedder; Cee Lo Green brought in Miguel; Christina Aguilera brought in Ed Sheeran; and Blake Shelton brought in Cher.

Looks like Cee Lo Green is in the news. I wonder what will happen to him in terms of his further involvement with the show once it goes live in a couple of weeks. Probably nothing. What a world!

So, sit back, pop the corn and comment away as the show moves forward. It all begins on Monday at 8:00 PM on NBC , followed by another show on Tuesday at 9:00 PM.

Enjoy and best of luck to the singers.

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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

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