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

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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 their own songs for this sing-off and their decision will be crucial to further advancement in this competition. Song choice make or break any artist, so anything can happen this week.

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.

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.

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

4 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Knock-Out Rounds”

  1. Scoop: Carrie Underwood will be performing “The Sound of Music” Live, Thursday, Dec 5, NBC

    With the Knockouts in the can it looks like Adam has the strongest team overall, followed by Christina, Cee Lo and Blake. I’m not sure Blake has anyone who can win. I liked the range of song choices. Not all new songs by any means, but an interesting group as a whole. Several iffy choices, including some of my favorites, but they all got by with them. There are still several singers remaining that I like including Tesanne, Grey, Cole, Preston, Jacquie Lee, Stephanie Anne, Tamara, Austin, Caroline and Will. Of those my favorites Jacquie Lee, and Caroline who are both 16 and Preston and Will from the guys. Jacquie and Preston need to be a little more careful with their song choices in the next round. I think they both dodged a bullit in this round.


  2. gene, i haven’t watched the show yet (so i will comment later) but i FF to see what preston sang. when i heard WHAT he was going to sing, i was THRILLED because i love that song, and i thought his voice would do it wonderfully. i was thoroughly disappointed. i didn’t watch to see if he won, because i wanted to be surprised, so, i am glad to see you say he made it. i commented here before that i so totally loved the mark burnett produced ‘rock star’. on that show ‘no woman, no cry’ was performed, and i thought performed really well. i just googled, and amazingly, found it. i’ll put the link here. what is funny is seeing some of the guys who are in the Voice band that i’ve mentioned before.

    i think preston picked a great song, i just didn’t like his interpretation. i thought it was a little too up tempo too. since i didn’t see the show, i will have to see if it was adam who goofed him up, or if it was his decisions. 🙂

    more later. here’s the video:


  3. I think it was his decision. That seems to be one of the features of the knockout rounds, to live or die by your song choice.

    I’m not much of a reggae fan and Preston is such a natural soul singer that I hate to see him throw away a round on trying to please everyone. That is a double edged sword for him though because it’s hard to be a soul singer and sound current but my advice would be to be good at what your good at and let the competition take care of itself.

    You better get busy watching last week’s episode; it’s about time for this week’s show!


  4. I absolutely loved Preston. Best of the night! Such a voice and so much power and charisma.


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