Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: Premiere Week

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Season 6 of The Voice is set to take the TV stage beginning Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th at 8:00 PM on NBC.

Returning will be host Carson Daly along with judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher.

This lineup of judges works much better, I find. Cee Lo will not be returning for Season 7, which suits me fine. He was struggling over the last couple of seasons and, to my mind, Usher is a better fit.

I am assuming Christina Aguilera will be returning to Season 7. Who knows?

As always, I expect to hear great singers during the first phase – The Blind Auditions. I do hope the producers scale down the backstories and rehearsal segments – they were tedious beyond words.

And, then, after each segment, they would go to a commercial before the singer hit the stage – when all we wanted to do is hear the singer!

So, hopefully, they have refined the show and freshened things up. At any rate, I will tuning in tonight and tomorrow. Will you?

The comments are now open for business.

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 “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: Premiere Week”

  1. MCL I think you mean Feb 24 & 25.


  2. Aubry – nice catch. Thank you!!! ☺️


  3. MCL-I’m excited to watch tonight! I’m hoping The Voice will have a great season.


  4. Anita – me too. I love Shakira and Usher so much. They perfectly complement Adam and Blake. Great chemistry.


  5. I’m glad to have you reading the TV Guide for me or I would miss all of the season premiers! I will tune in tonight as well and have the same reservations as you. The Voice has been responsive to viewer input and has shown a willingness to change on the fly during the season so maybe they have tweaked the beginning of the season this year as you suggest. I would prefer to have more time shifted to the top ten and have no more than two, preferably one double elimination. I think the fans could become more invested in the contestants if more time was spent at the end. I like the coaching sessions but I don’t like for them to give the whole performance away (and take credit for it) ahead of time.

    I like this judging panel better as well. I never was a Cee Lo fan but I have been surprised to hear him sing half way decent in other venues. Shakira should be much more comfortable in her role this season. She has a lot of room for growth into the full role of coach/ judge/ mentor but she has the sweet and supportive down pat. I heard that Christina is expecting so I don’t know if she will be back next year.


  6. MCL-I agree. The four of them are awesome together! I really like Carson too!


  7. i was going to say it, but gene beat me to it…christina is pregnant. so maybe she won’t be back, i hope, i hope. i had saved preston pohl’s audition (electric feel) from last season and would play it back periodically (best song he did), and in it they show christina several times ‘acting’ (pretending to decide should she turn her chair for him). she does a thing of ‘crawling up the chair’ with her hands. she is just so fake it is creepy, and i will be happy to watch shakira again. and i too did not care for cee lo.


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