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


Last week’s show showcased many exceptional performances and I am happy with some of the acts voted through to the semi-finals.

That being said, I feel singer Jacob Curlee is as sweet as pie but he is one of the weakest singers I have ever seen on these shows. His voice is expressionless – no dynamic range whatsoever. I hope the vocal coaches get their hands on him ASAP and equip him with some seriously technical skills.

I was torn over the judges’ decisions to “save” singer Mara Justine. She seems awfully fragile and just not ready for the stressful environment surrounding this show. She is a phenomenal vocalist but her emotional maturity needs to develop. I cannot watch children cope under this kind of stress.

However, that being said, she rose to the occasion and have an exceptional performance.

This week’s lineup of talent is very strong so we are once again in for two hours of top-notch entertainment.

America’s Got Talent airs at 9:00 PM on NBC on Tuesday, August 12th, followed by the Results Show at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, August 13th.

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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 Three”

  1. I haven’t watched the show for weeks, but caught it on 8/12. I was wondering what you thought of the reappearance of went liebman as a comic on the show. I remember her from the 80s and 90s being a very successful comedian who appeared on Johnny Carson, David letterman, and had a showtime special. Is she really an undiscovered talent that deserves to win? Or has she already had her chance?


  2. Sons of Serendip is one of my very favorite acts! Just love them!!!


  3. I love, Love, LOVE Sons of Serendip. Amazing!!!


  4. Musicka – I had no idea she had a history of past success. Hmmm. Oh well, she would not be the first one on these shows. I do not think she will make it to the semi finals. The show was very strong last evening. She is funny though.


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