Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 9 Premiere

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Well it is officially summer! And our favorite summertime pastime, America’s Got Talent, is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 27th on NBC at 8:00 PM.

Back again are zany host, Nick Cannon, alongside judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B. and Howie Mandel.

Hmph! Howard Mandel. I wonder if he is going to carry on his mission to destroy and devalue the art of singing as he so rudely and unjustifiably carried out when faced with the artistic excellence of last year’s Top 4 Finalist, Forte.

If so, this is going to be a very long, frustrating and maddening season.

Memo to Howie – respect all performers in all disciplines. Not just the comedians. Get a grip already. Talent comes in many forms so deal with it and keep your trap shut. End of rant.

Will you be watching this season? Comments are now open for business. Let’s role everyone.

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

5 Responses to “Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 9 Premiere”

  1. Vonnie 🎵🎼 May 28, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I loved last nights show! Loved the two dancers who have only been together four days, little sketchy!!! Liked the kid who sang and the two opera ladies…but most of all I loved Nick the Mime! Lol


  2. Vonnie – I missed the Mime. Was it Nick? Hahaha


  3. MCL, it was and it was hilarious, he really had Howie afraid…Howie and Howard were asking for security!


  4. Oh darn!!! I missed a good one! Will catch it on reruns or YouTube.


  5. Liked the show. Loved, loved, loved the dancers, the kid, the comedian. Howie — WOW. This really was funny.

    Thought it was a good show.

    Nice to see that a music from an opera music and singers never fail to touch people on this show. Now if only the people who get goosebumps actually got curious enough to go to opera… oh well, I am dreaming.

    For people who are not familiar with the Flower Duet:


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