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Archive | April, 2014

Season Premiere Of MasterChef Debuts On May 26th On Fox


Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox You have to admit that Gordon Ramsay and his team at Fox really know how to add the drama to a cooking competition. MasterChef is a Masterpiece. The editing, the fast pace, the chemistry between judges and contestants, the suspense of it all – all of these elements and more make for […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Top 5 Will Not Be Available This Week


Hi everyone: I am having another busy week and can only accomplish so much. I will probably miss part of this week’s show and the rest of the week is quickly being filled up with tons of activity. I will add comments In the comment section once I tune in to the show this evening. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 10 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC The VoiceThe Top 10 are scheduled to perform on The Voice – live and for your votes. After last week’s show, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were fortunate in that all three contestants on their teams escaped elimination while Shakira and Usher were left with two each. The talent runs deep this […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 6 Performance Show: A Little Bit Country And Rock ‘N Roll


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the Top 6 were faced with the task of performing two songs apiece. This was a great opportunity for the singers to show opposite sides to their singing style – in genre and in emotion. Overall, the singers appeared more comfortable on stage and had obviously matured since Day One […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 6 Performance Show Part Two: A Little Bit Country And Rock N’ Roll


Picture Credit: American Idol Poor Dexter Roberts! Suffering elimination last week before he was given the chance to jump on the Country side of this week’s theme. Well, that’s how the cookie crumbles on this show. Anything can happen. To be honest, I didn’t think we would see Dexter’s demise this early in the season […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 12 Live Shows Begin


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice We are finally going live on The Voice Season 6 with an extremely eclectic group of singers. This is another extremely strong season with something for everyone. We shall see how it all pans out in the end but, for now, we can sit back, relax and enjoy 12 enormously […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 7 Performance Show Part Two: Competitors’ Choice


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Hey everyone. I am very busy with Easter celebrations and festivities this week so I will not be able to produce a Vocal Masterclass article for the Top 7. However, I will be watching he show and adding comments here or, if given the time, an abbreviated article. I apologize for this. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The a Voice Season 6: The Playoffs Continue


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice I did not have a chance to watch the show last week, but I did watch the performances online. That being said, does anyone not think that Sisaundra Lewis is going to run away with the top prize? If you are doubtful, have a listen to her magnificent performance of Billy […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 REDUX Performance Show: Songs From The 80s


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the Top 8 Redux took on Songs From The Eighties. There was a ton of material from which to choose, depending upon which songs were cleared for the singers. That being said, I have to say that, overall, the personal selections were disappointing and it is hard to know where […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 Performance Show Part Two: Songs From The 80s.


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com This week on American Idol should be a very good week – for a couple of reasons. First off, the Top 8 will be performing Songs From The 80s. This was a very good decade for music and, hopefully, each singer was able to find a song perfectly suited to their vocal […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: The Battles, Round 2


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice I am slightly out of the loop with this show. Have been doing catch-up since returning from vacation. However, I do know that Coldplay singer, Chris Martin, has been working with the singers, so that can’t be a bad thing, can it? Which raises the question – where are the star […]

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol Finalist Sam Woolf – Ditch Your Guitar!


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Thank heavens the judges used the save on Sam Woolf last week. His performance for the save song, Babylon, was spectacular. His voice sounded smooth and creamy – like butter -and he moved flawlessly around the stage. Sam – please put the guitar away. You sing monumentally better without it. When you […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Performance Show: Audition Song Week


By: Rosanne Simunovic I am back from vacation with a renewed perspective, so, hopefully, this rejuvenation will be reflected in my Vocal Masterclass articles for the Top 8 and beyond.   In general, I thought that this was the best week of performances. A no-brainer. Because the singers came equipped with songs that they truly […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 Performance Show: Audition Song Week


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Okay. These performance themes are really random this season. Color me confused. This week, the Top 8 will be performing their original audition songs. That’s cute, but I am starting to miss the structured themes of past seasons. I understand that these generic themes allow the singers to reinforce their distinct artistry […]

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