[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week

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Hooray for Hollywood! That’s what I say! Because the fun, drama and suspense now begins!

Oh – and the singing too! Did I mention the singing?

But Hollywood Week on American Idol has always been a favorite of mine. This is where we get a glimpse of the true personas behind some of the contestants – if we truly believe all we see and hear. There is this neat trick called editing that can somehow throw light or darkness on some of the singers depending on what the producers have in mind.

Hey – I am just about the singing. Get on stage and sing – move me and inspire me! This is what I feel makes a difference in the singer’s success on this show. Personality counts for a great deal, but, at the end of the day, there has to be a fabulous voice that harmoniously walks hand in hand with the singer.

Hollywood Week on American Idol will air on Fox on Wednesday, February 5th and Thursday, February 6th at 8:00 PM and will continue for the next two weeks. Here is what to expect from AmericanIdol.Com

Those who prove they have what it takes to move forward in the competition think they are headed to the “Hollywood” round. But, even before they unpack their bags, the contestants will learn they must compete in a surprise “Hollywood or Home” round, airing on Wednesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In this intense new round, the judges will decide if these hopefuls really are committed and talented enough to become the next singing superstar. Some of the singers will be asked to perform one more time for the judges – and for some, this will be their last performance. It’s a tough decision for the judges, but even tougher for the contestants, because those who don’t make the cut must head straight home.

The “Hollywood” rounds continue Thursday, Feb. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, Feb. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as the hopefuls take the stage of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for group and solo performances. On Thursday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), the Hollywood rounds end with a new twist as the Top semi-finalists are revealed.

Here is a teaser video for Wednesday’s show. Enjoy! Comment away!

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 “[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week”

  1. Grrr! I loved the kid that sang first in the hanger (Johnny Newcome(?)) And they sent him home…alot of great guy voices this year!


  2. Watching it now Vonnie. Fox blanked out at 8:00 Eastern in my area. My turn to grrrr !!!


  3. IMO, the ORIGINAL elimination process was the best. I need go all ‘Smaug’ on AI.


  4. MCL,
    I just read that The X Factor has been canceled and Simon Cowell has returned to the UK’s X-Factor.

    When I look back to the first year’s of Idol with Simon as a judge, I think he contributed to the culture of bullying that is so rampant in our country. He made it perfectly acceptable for people to make nasty comments without putting a filter on whether the comment would be hurtful. I say good riddance to Simon from American TV.


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