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

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This is the week folks! Our Top 30/31 will be revealed after this week’s final solo round, so set those DVRs!

We are almost there and you don’t want to miss this dramatic two-night extravaganza.

I am anxious to hear some of the best vocal talent showcase their individual voices. Group Rounds were fun and all last week, but between the producers’ editing and the singers fighting for a spot in a group, the actual singing never seemed to advance to the forefront. It became lost in all the confusion.

Part Two of Hollywood Week on American Idol will air on Fox on Wednesday, February 12th and Thursday, February 13th at 8:00 PM. Here is what to expect from AmericanIdol.Com

The “Hollywood” rounds continue 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, featuring 26-year-old Maurice Townsend performing the ubiquitous Wrecking Ball. I am a fan! He is superb, don’t you think?

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

7 Responses to “[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week Part Two”

  1. i’m aware that my taste is not what might be considered idol. for instance last year just wasn’t it for me. as i watched tonight’s show i was in love with carrie ann roche (carrie lyn?) and thought, ‘wow she could win’. and they told her no. she was from detroit and had on a very strange looking dress that sort of looked like a short night gown. harry said she wasn’t a strong singer. i thought ‘huh?’. i wondered if mcl would agree. jlo said she is very stylized and you either like her or you don’t. it reminded me of when philip philips sang ‘the stone’ (a dave matthews song). i was so totally blown away by that song (i downloaded it from itunes) and yet jlo said ‘no one will like that song’. he was totally panned the night he sang it. i couldn’t believe it. so, i am very very disappointed that carrie (ann or lyn) roche has been eliminated.

    another person i like is the country guy (farmer) with the cap. he’s so ‘salt of the earth’, and his singing is just so real, so solid. i’m not a country fan, but i really do like him.

    i thought the gay girl was a guy. i wondered why they were calling her ‘her’. very interesting. glad she was chosen, it’ll be interesting to see how she changes if she goes through, they mostly always do change.

    the one girl (janelle) is from x factor. i don’t know if any of you are familiar with her? i don’t particularly care for her but i know she had a following on xfactor.


  2. Hi hunter…

    Jillian Jensen from X-factor; I love her, LOL. I pretty much loved everyone that they have put through so far except for the girl with the pink striped hair.

    I just get frustrated with idol when they show some going through that we have never heard sing…such an unfair advantage.


  3. ah yes, vonnie, jillian.

    the edit for the pink striped hair female definitely didn’t create a favorable impression. however, just comparing those two singers, i did like her better and was glad she was the one put forward.

    vonnie, yes, when those who have had no air play come out to sing, i think, ‘who are you?’.


  4. vonnie, when i think about jillian, all i can think about is the crying. that and her connection with demi, and it all just turns me off. maybe i’ll get used to her.


  5. Hi hunter,

    I think about the ones that we hadn’t seen prior to elimination night and then I think about the one’s that we were teased with through out Hollywood week, like the guy with the make-up on…what happened to him? Was he put through did he go home??? I wanted to hear him sing…GGRRRRRR!!!

    I think this year is going to be good as far as talent is concerned, last night a few went on that I would have sent home and a few went home that I would have kept. Then we have the two to be voted on until next week I guess…why not let them all go to the live shows and vote 2 off the first week?


  6. Did forget to say that I am crazy excited to see Adam next week!!!


  7. yes vonnie, the guy with the make up!! 🙂

    and i wanted to hear more from the ‘audio healer’. i think he was probably an amazing person but they made him out to be weird. when they showed him singing it wasn’t that good, they said he was nervous, i would have liked to have him go through. i mean, obviously, he wouldn’t win, but he would have been interesting.

    adam will be interesting too. i think he’ll be great in helping the contestants.


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