A Masterclass Moment: American Idol Contestant Serenades And Dances With Jennifer Lopez


Okay! this is too darn cute. It made me smile and I like to call it my Masterclass Moment of the Day.

It appears that a contestant in Nashville, upon receiving his gold ticket for Hollywood, had another ticket in mind. An opportunity to slow dance with judge Jennifer Lopez.

However, what made this moment more special was the inclusion of Keith Urban on guitar and vocals and Harry Connick Jr. on piano – who politely usurped vocal coach and pianist, Michael Orland.

The contestant crooned “Stay With Me” and did not miss a beat – literally and figuratively. He is definitely one to watch and, for the ladies in the audience, will be pretty easy on the eyes as well as the ears.

What do you think Idol peeps? Is he one to watch? 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

5 Responses to “A Masterclass Moment: American Idol Contestant Serenades And Dances With Jennifer Lopez”

  1. That video won’t open – at least not here. But you can see it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f88IABHewmU


  2. Really Peggy? Someone is removing them from YouTube I think. Probably A I honchos. I had trouble with a few and found the one that I posted. At the time I thought “it’s only a matter of time until this one doesn’t open”. Lol

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  3. what night is AI on? I don’t watch a lot so often end up having to down load the whole thing (no commercials 🙂 ). But would like to know when this is on.


  4. Loved it!!!


  5. Awwww, what a moment!


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