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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 8: The Blind Auditions Week Two


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There is some lean and mean talent on The Voice this season. Pretty exceptional, actually.

However, my favorite thus far is Sawyer Fredericks from #teampharrell. His performing style and vocal subsance define artistry. He most certainly is in this competition for the long haul.

Returning to judge and mentor the singers are Adam Levine, Christine Aguilera, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton.

Season eight’s advisors are Ellie Goulding for Team Adam, Lionel Richie for Team Pharrell, Nick Jonas for Team Christina and Meghan Trainor for Team Blake.

The Voice begins with the second week of Blind Auditions (my favorite part) on Monday, February March 2nd and Tuesday, March 3rd on NBC at 8:00 PM.

And don’t forget to download The Voice iPhone App here or the iPad App here.

By doing so, you can cast your votes nice and early once the live shows begin in April, thus ensuring that your favorite moves on in the competition.

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 “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 8: The Blind Auditions Week Two”

  1. I agree. Some great talent this season.

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  2. i just wrote a long blurb and it got lost. crud. i’ll have to do it over. mcl, have you seen kelly clarkson and jimmy fallon doing the duets? it is the cutest thing. this might be a separate blog entry? i think fallon is at his most brilliant doing impersonations of singers (like bruce springsteen, jim morrison, neil young), and here he does impersonations with kelly. she is so cute. she is totally comfortable in her body which adds to this performance with jimmy. i love it!!

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  3. Hunter. Yes I did see it and I loved it. I hope to add. Blog topic about it soon. I am a HUGE Kelly Clarkson fan. She looks truly happy. Good for her.

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  4. mcl, oh good!!

    she is just so darn cute, totally in her element. lots and lots of blogs are linking to this, this is going to propel her more which is great, coming out of pregnancy and new motherhood.

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