Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Quarter – Finals Group Two

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Last week’s first group of quarter-finalists gave exciting performances. Well, some were more exciting than others, but, overall, it was a great show.

That being said, I feel that the correct performers were voted through to the semi-finals, especially my new front-runner, Miguel Dakota. What a star and he possesses such a humble demeanour. I cannot imagine the Finals without him, so look forward to many exciting performances from this very talented young artist.

Another one of my favorites, Mara Justine, is set to take the stage Tuesday night and impress the judges with her sophisticated style and substance. I believe she is only 11, but her age is no deterrent in her vocal delivery. She is quite the prodigy.

America’s Got Talent airs at 9:00 PM on NBC on Tuesday, August 5th, followed by the Results Show at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6th.

Are you excited about this year’s show? Who are you rooting for?

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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 “Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Quarter – Finals Group Two”

  1. MCL, I have been voting for Miguel Dakota. There’s something sweet but confident that comes off him. I really think he has the talent to become a recording star. I bet he will be in the Finals.

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  2. He is my favorite singer thus far. Followed by Mara Justine but she seems very young and not ready for the pressure of this business. It worries me. I love the magician on this week’s show – I can’t remember his name. Darn!


  3. Some of my favorite acts went through tonight–the magician, the young woman who does the aerial act in front of her projections, the man who balances on his hand (beautifully graceful to watch!), Mara Justine, and the other young singer.

    I also like Miguel Dakota, but next week we will see the Sons of Serendip and I really love them!!!


  4. So many great singing acts this year. However, Jacob is very weak I feel. No technique, thin voice. Sweet as can be and how can you not love him but as a singer? No. Maybe the spin doctors can do something with him – market him and, hopefully, find a great voice coach for him.

    I loved the other acts that made it through to the semi – finals. They are all terrifically talented.


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