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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: The Blind Auditions Week 2


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Apparently, the ratings were very low agt week. I had a feeling…

Personally, the shtick is becoming a little old and the producers need to rethink the future of this show.

That being said, The Voice still attracts some of the finest singers ever heard on these reality shows, so the filtering process in the early stages are well-tuned and refined.

The Voice airs on Monday and Tuesday, September 29th and 30th, at 8:00 PM on NBC.

If anyone out there wants to recap the show, I will be forever grateful for your expertise and insight. You can contact me via my Contact Page.

Will you be watching? Please share in the comments section.

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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

6 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 7 Of The Voice: The Blind Auditions Week 2”

  1. I hate when reality competition shows are scheduled to be on at the same time! Not fair. “Dancing With the Stars” won me over, but I switched to “The Voice” many times. It has the same feeling, and Adam and Blake still have that chemistry. I really do like Gwen the best of all the female judges. I still haven’t made up my mind about Pharrell, but he has a great background. It was silly when Adam started climbing his red chair and Gwen proceeded to do so. Yes, there’s good chemistry here.

    As usual, the focus seems to be on the judges. There were several good contestants, but I really didn’t take notes. I think I’ll watch the show on Channel One and may find a favorite singer. Ratings are down on every competitive reality show. That’s not a good sign!

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  2. i read your comments about the ratings being down, so i just checked. i’m not sure what your source was, but this source seems to disagree with your source. this is what i found:

    “NBC has won the opening two nights of the 2014-15 television season among the Big 4 in 18-49, with Tuesday’s lineup leading six of six half-hours with the #1 show of the night in every key demo, “The Voice,” and a series-record-tying “Chicago Fire.”

    The Tuesday debut of “The Voice” (4.0/13 in 18-49, 13.0 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) is up versus Monday’s premiere in 18-49 (4.0 vs. 3.9) and total viewers (13.009 million vs. 12.948 million, marking the first time a Tuesday “Voice” debut has outdelivered a Monday premiere in either measure. “The Voice” was the #1 show of the night among the Big 4and won its time period in every key demo – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.

    “The Voice” debuted up +21% versus last May’s season finale (4.0 vs. 3.3 on May 20) and up +8% vs. the prior cycle’s premiere (4.0 vs. 3.7 on Feb. 25) in 18-49. In total viewers, “The Voice” is up +11% versus the May finale (13.009 million vs. 11.685 million) and down slightly versus the February premiere (13.009 million vs. 13.045), pending updates. The fall 2013 Tuesday premiere averaged a 4.7 in 18-49 and 14.351 million viewers overall.

    Last night’s telecast scored the show’s top Tuesday results since March 4 (4.1) in 18-49 and March 18 (13.289 million) in total viewers.”

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  3. i loved the last singer last night. she was originally from jamaica, and came back after no chairs turned in season two. her singing actually brought me to tears. when i listen to it on itunes i don’t get the same emotional rush that i got last night.

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  4. I would have to agree with MCL that the shtick is getting old eventhough it has had it’s moments in each of the three episodes this season. I doubt that they are going to address the fundimental flaw of this show, which is spending way too much time on the unknown auditioners in the early stages and then giving the more talented singers the bum’s rush two by two once we final stages of the competition.

    There were only two contestants in this round that stood out for me. The fork lift operator that went first and the girl that went last that Hunter mentioned. The first and last thing has become too predictable as well.

    I’m with Kariann on my viewing schedule, watching “DWTS” in real time and recording “The Voice” to watch later. It’s easier to zip past the filler that way. How about the Gene Kelly “Singing in the Rain” number? Good stuff. Tommy Chong has been entertaining this season as well.

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  5. i wasn’t quite sure if i would watch the voice this season and then thought i would try it. i like it best in the beginning, for me it is the highest energy. there are people i really like. later on when they are cutting people that i like and leaving people i might not be as thrilled with, the energy feels zapped. i just cannot understand sometimes why they pick one over the other.

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  6. Thanks for your comments everyone. I believe the ratings number I garnered from MJs Big Blog? I watched part of The Voice last night but find my mind wandering elsewhere. It makes good background TV. Lol.

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