Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: Hollywood Week Part One

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Over the next three weeks, the viewers will be treated to the drama and excitement traditionally known as Hollywood Week.

This is the point in American Idol where the curtain rises to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of the singers. Can they withstand this pressure cooker experience or not?

Also, we may come to notice singers that, perhaps, were flying under the radar and, for whatever reason, shine when the moment is right.

And, make no doubt about it, this is the right moment. Time to leave your nerves and insecurities at home where they belong. Either you want to excel on this show or you don’t. Or can’t.

You have to be ready and, very often, many talented singers just haven’t refined or ripened their performing skills. Preparation is key and the very best realize this and have worked extremely hard to take full advantage of this opportunity.

American Idol airs on Wednesday, February 4th and Thursday, February 5th at 8:00 PM on Fox.

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.

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 American Idol Season XIV: Hollywood Week Part One”

  1. Vonnie 🎵🎼 February 4, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I liked Adam Lasher…😃

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  2. And…Trevor Douglas was channeling some Buddy Holly moves!!!

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  3. I loved most of the advancing singers last night. Glad to see Savion back in the fold but the competition is pretty fierce this season so we shall see what happens.

    Trevor and Adam were standouts but, I have to emphasize, it is still too early to pick favorites. Plus some of the female artists had unique styles.

    It is going to be a great season. Bring on Top 24!!!

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  4. Was Trevor the 16 year old kiddo who did the song from the Hobbit? How mature and self confident (but not cocky). Love this kid.

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  5. MCL,
    Bates Motel will return to A&E for a third season Monday, March 9 at 9:00 E / 8:00 C.

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  6. Yes I know! So excited. We will be in Florida but the DVR is set to go in case we miss it while we are on vacation. Cannot wait!!


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