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Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Semi-Finals Week One


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I am in love with Nick Cannon and his fashion sense. Look at that jacket. Doesn’t it scream MasterClassLady?

I happen to think that Nick is a wonderful host and entertainer. The man has it all – loveable, humorous, empathetic and just plain all round nice guy. The show would not be the same without him.

This week, America’s Got Talent heads into the semi-final rounds. Twenty-four acts will be featured over the next two weeks and it will be pretty sad to see any of these acts leave the competition.

However, the best of the best will survive. Here are the the names of the lucky 24 – the names in bold will be performing this week – courtesy of AL.Com.

Comedians: Wendy Liebman, Dan Naturman

Dance acts: Aerial Animation, Bad Boys of Ballet, Baila Conmigo, Blue Journey,

Singers: Jaycob Curlee, Miguel Dakota, Kelli Glover, Paul Ieti, Quintavious Johnson, Mara Justine, Jonah Smith, Emily West

Music acts: Emil & Dariel, Sons of Serendip

Variety/Acrobatic acts: AcroArmy, Flight Crew Jump Rope, Andrey Moraru, Christian Stoinev

Magicians: David & Leeman, Mat Franco, Smoothini, Mike Super

The singing category is very strong. I love Emily, Mara and, in particular, Miguel. In truth, they are all excellent so it is going to be rough to say goodbye to some of these talented vocalists.

The Performance Show airs at 9:00 on NBC on Tuesday, August 26th, followed by the Results Show on Wednesday, August 27th featuring guest artist, Ariana Grande.

Enjoy the show everyone. It is going to be a good one.

Comments are now open for business.

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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

5 Responses to “Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Semi-Finals Week One”

  1. You are so right, MCL!!! It will be very sad, indeed, to say good-bye to some of these people. There were so many good ones last night!!!! I loved Sons of Serendip, Emily, Miguel, Mara, Mike Super, David and Leeman, and Audrey Moraru. I also really like Aerial Animation, but not as much last night as in earlier performances. I guess my favorite two are Emily and Sons of Serendip, but I also love Mara and Miguel. So hard to choose!!!

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  2. I love MIGUEL. This young man has it all. The humility, the charisma, the voice. I love Emily but I did not think she sang well last night. Didn’t like the song and she has been over-hyped for whatever reason. Even Sons Of Serendip were off their game. Miguel and Mara were strong. But, Mara is young and I do not sense she is ready for the stress of this performing lifestyle. She looks like she could crack at any minute.

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  3. I thought everyone was off last night. Perhaps it was the pressure but it seems like the producers are not helping the contestants fine tune their performances which would be in everyone’s best interest. I was really looking forward to Emily but was a bit disappointed. I thought Chandelier was spectacular but that performance would be hard to top under any circumstance.

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  4. Miguel Dakota has charisma, good looks, and a nice voice. Why can’t American Idol find someone like him? I think he may actually be successful. Emily will probably be in the season finale. I agree, Nick Canon is a good host and entertainer.

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  5. KariAnn – my thoughts exactly. And I just bet he did audition for Idol and someone missed the boat. I would go see him in a concert and/or purchase his CDs in a heartbeat. Emily is overhyped. Seriously. Howard Stern has to get over this.

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