Sawyer Fredericks  From Season 8 Of The Voice: Oh! Masterclass! Goodness! 


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I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to see and hear this talented young artist perform during Week 2 of the Blind Auditions of The Voice. Where did he come from?  Like where?  He is a superstar waiting to be discovered. 

Sawyer Fredericks (his name alone is a star’s name) wowed the judges when he performed an utterly unique and and heartfelt version  of I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow.  The maturity and the expressiveness of his 15-years-old voice is truly prodigious. He is one of those few artists that can captivate you while standing in one position. He needs no gimmicks – his voice is his gimmick. And his artistry. 

All four judges turned their chairs for Sawyer but Pharrell won the day. Sawyer picked Pharrell because he stressed  originality in his mentoring approach and Sawyer felt that this very appealing to him. I agree – I think a Sawyer/Pharrell team is a perfect fit and they are going to rise to the top of the heap.  

I honestly think he is going to win. I know it is very early in the season and there are still singers yet to be seen or heard but Sawyer will give them all a run for their money. He is a true artist – and individual – and has a very bright future ahead of him. 

Have a listen below. Or click  HERE.  Sawyer  sings with nuance and style and his technical skills are excellent. This young man came prepared to win!  

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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

4 Responses to “Sawyer Fredericks  From Season 8 Of The Voice: Oh! Masterclass! Goodness! ”

  1. Thanks for posting this. I loved him too !

    Our local library has a free music night once a month, and the past several months the musical groups have been wonderful !!! So many talented people,

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  2. awww, i’m thrilled you like him too. he was the only one i relistened to several times.

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  3. Outstanding rendition of an amazing song!!! Will follow this wonderful young man with great interest!! Thanks, MCL, for posting about him!!

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