Michael Bublé Set To Ring In The Christmas Season On Wednesday on NBC

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Michael Buble will be crooning some of your favorite Christmas tunes when his 3rd Annual Christmas Special airs on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:00 PM Eastern on NBC – the network that loves to bring you musical entertainment galore during the month of December and more.

I love Michael’s brand of entertainment so much. It is part retro, part current, part cheesy, part sophisticated. He is a bundle of charm and talent and so necessary in today’s music industry.

Only one snag from a vocal technical standpoint – he drops the endings of his phrases and, occasionally, his words. Drives me crazy.

For example – “Have a Holleh, Jolleh Christma”! Oy vey! Stop the madness, Mr. Buble. You can articulate better than this!

At any rate, his voice is golden and his personality a marketer’s dream – which is why he has evolved into such a success story.

Scheduled to perform with him are Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and, last but certainly not least, Cookie Monster. Together they will treat us to “The Christmas Song,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Let It Snow.” Plus a lot of fun in between.

The special comes from Chanci Ventures Inc; Bruce Allen is executive producer and John Pantages is producer with Brad Lachman directing.

Are you planning to watch the show? Well, please come back and express your impressions in the comments section. Or you can get the party rolling now. Let’s hear from you MB fans!!

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

2 Responses to “Michael Bublé Set To Ring In The Christmas Season On Wednesday on NBC”

  1. Do you happen to know if this is the same production team that did his special last year?

    I was not happy to see that the whole show was lip synced. This guy can sing. He can sing live. He can sing duets. He can sing and move at the same time. The only reason left is a cheap and easy production with a follow up CD.

    If the singing contests can take a chance on armatures performing live and recording their downloadable tracks at a separate time in the studio, I believe the “Bubble Boy” should be treated at least as good.

    But yeah, other than that, I’m looking forward to watching it. 😉


  2. The Sing-Off’s finale (on NOW!) may be the best Christmas show of the season.


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