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American Idol Season XIV Preliminary Auditions Week 4: Two Nights In San Francisco


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Was it only me who thought the light and glow was a tad dimmer during last week’s American Idol audition episodes? In my opinion, some singers advanced that had questionable talent so we shall see what happens.

This week seems more hopeful – they are devoting two nights to San Francisco so that must mean that the judges found some great talent there, doesn’t it? Dare I hope too much?

Following the San Fran auditions, we will be headed to Hollywood Week for three weeks. Boy, that seems like overkill.

However, after two weeks in Hollywood, there is something called “Showcase” which I assume will highlight the Top 40. This precedes the Top 24 life semi-finals and this is when we can finally move forward with this show.

So, basically four more weeks of filler before we get down to the heart of the show. I don’t know, seven weeks of auditions are beyond tedious.

American Idol airs on Wednesday, January 28th and Thursday, January 29th at 8:00 PM on Fox.

I miss Adam Lambert. I thought I would put that put there. Anyone else feel the same way?

Okay Idol fans – what are your thoughts about this season? Are you excited? Have you spotted any favorites yet? Let’s get this party started.

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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

3 Responses to “American Idol Season XIV Preliminary Auditions Week 4: Two Nights In San Francisco”

  1. How about Carly Smithson at the judge’s table tonight?

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  2. Hi All,

    Well, I have watched the Auditions…no favorites from me, unless Adam can be a contestant again!!! Loved his audition re-make!!!

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  3. I don’t have a lot of opinions yet because I’ve skipped most of the audition rounds–the first was just so tedious, I decided to wait until the competition part began.

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