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Archive | April, 2015

Okay Shania Fans: A Blast From The Past. 


 This performance of the Timmins High And Vocational School Band brought a smile to my face. Recorded sometime in the 80s, many of my vocalists were dedicated members of this band, conducted here by Joe Bilenki.  Those kids were so dedicated to their music. They lived the art – as instrumentalists and singers – and […]

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol: Lengthen The Performance Time Frame And More. So.Much.More. 


Am I the only one who detests the watered down time frame for the performances by the American Idol finalists?  Yes, they can squeeze in two songs in two hours but, after watching the full – length performances on The Voice, I much prefer the “quality over the quantity” mentality of arranging songs.  The 90-minute […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4 Show: Personal and Judges’ Hometowns Choice 


By: Rosanne Simunovic We are getting down to the wire now. In just three weeks, we will be crowning a new American Idol and this Top 4 are pulling out every trick in the book to be the last woman or man standing. I was so sad to see the elimination of Tyanna. Like really […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 5 Singers: Personal And Judges’ Hometown Picks. 


  Picture Credit: American Idol This in from AmericanIdol.Com: “Strip the lights, kill the fog machine, back the trusses off the stage. We’re trading that extravagant arena feel for something a lot more intimate this week. The Top 5 (aka your Idol Tour 2015 lineup) will be delivering two songs each, selections that define them…and define the […]

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Song Spoilers For American Idol Season XIV Top 5 Singers


Below you will find some spoilers for Wednesday’s American Idol Top 5 Perfomance Show – with thanks once again to MJsBigBlog.Com.  I will update the rest ASAP.  Personal Choices Clark Beckham Jax – Human by Christina Perri – iTunes Nick Fradiani – Rascal Flatts – What Hurts The Most – iTunes Rayvon Owen – Believe by Justin Bieber – iTunes Tyanna […]

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Homeland Is Off To Germany!  Wilkommen Carrie Mathison AKA Actress Claire Danes 


   Picture Credit: HOMELAND This just in from Access Hollywood: “For “Homeland” Season 5, Carrie Mathison is taking the war on terror to Germany! Showtime announced production on the upcoming season of the hit series will take place on location in Berlin, Germany, beginning in early June. In doing so, it will “become the first American television […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 8 Show


  Picture Credit: The Voice Yes you are seeing correctly. Former The Voice judges, Cee Lo Green, Gwen Stefani and Usher will be returning as mentors for this week’s show.  What?  No Shakira?  What’s up with that?  I guess negotiations did not go as planned because her absence in this week’s show is pretty glaring.    If […]

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The Voice Season 8 Top 8 Song Spoilers


Thanks again to MJsBigBlog.Com, who has proven to be more reliable than The Voice’s Wikipedia page. Haha And, you know the drill. Do not purchase these songs until the show has aired in your time zone or it will,not count towards the voting numbers.  Oooo I love Sawyer Fredericks song. It is going to be all […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 6/5 Show: Arena Anthems


By: Rosanne Simunovic Once again, out Top 6 Singers came out fighting. And, perhaps, a little more than usual.  Each was vying for placement in the Top 5 and an opportunity to be part for the Top 5 tour.  In the end, Quentin was eliminated, losing the Twitter Fan Save to Rayvon.  Did you agree […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 6/5 Show: Arena Anthems


   Picture Credit: American Idol Want to be spoiled? Click HERE This is going to be a really, really tough week. The eliminated singer will not be included in the Top 5 Tour. That’s pretty sad as all the remaining singers, including many of those already eliminated, should be on that tour.  The talent is strong […]

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Song Spoilers And Download Links For American Idol Season XIV Top 6 Singers 


   Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Special thanks to  MJsBigBlog.Com once again. You rock!   I think these selections are pretty good.  What do you think?  I think we are in for a fantastic show tomorrow night. Can we please stick to singing and ditch the drama?  That hot mess last week was abysmal.  Quentin Alexander – Light My Fire […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 10 Show


   Photo Credit: NBC/TheVoice NB: Click HERE For ITunes Links For Tonight’s Songs We are down to this talented group of 10 singers but I am very sad to see that one of my favorite singers, Mia Z from Team Pharrell, was not voted through to the Top 10. I don’t know about you, but her dismissal […]

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iTunes Links And Spoilers for The Voice Season 8 Top 10 Show


Special thanks to MJsBigBlog For the Spoilers.  Also, remember not to download until after the show airs in your time zone. The downloads will only count as votes AFTER the show has aired.  Corey Kent White – Team Blake – Unwound by George Strait – Download from iTunes India Carney – Team Christina – Run to You by […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 7/6 Show: The American Classics


   By: Rosanne Simunovic  I had other commitments last week so I am finally submitting my VM article for the Top 7.  It was a great week of singing and, quite frankly, it is going to be difficult to see any of these singers leave at this point.  And this is the week where the […]

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Scott Borchetta Speaks Out About The Quentin/Harry Brouhaha 


   Through all the years that I have been watching American Idol, Ihave never seen such a spectacle as what was displayed on the Wednesday, April 15th Performance show. Whether it was scripted or spontaneous, it was quite a ride. I still giggle like a school girl when I think about it.  In a nutshell, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 7/6 Show: The American Classics


   Picture Credit: American Idol This in from AmericanIdol.Com: “This week, our Top 7 will be doubling down, delivering two performances each!  What’s more exciting is this particular playlist was actually generated by YOU. We’re calling the night “American Classics”, stuffed with those iconic tracks that move you and take you back. On Wednesday, you’re getting 14 […]

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Spoilers And iTunes Links For The Voice Season 8 Top 12 Show


Okay, let’s try this again, shall we?  Obviously MJs is more reliable and trustworthy than The Voice Wikipedia page. Lol This is straight from MJsBigBlog: Brian Johnson – Team Adam – If I Ever Lose My Faith in You by Sting – Download from iTunesIndia Carney – Team Christina – Take Me to Church by Hozier – Download from […]

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Song Spoilers and iTunes Links For American Idol Season XIV TOP 7 Songs. 


Updates:  I have added the iTunes Links for some of the songs.  Special thanks to MJSBigBlog for these Song Spoilers.  I think these are fantastic song choices. I will add the iTunes links as soon as they are available but I see great diversity here.  The singers have chosen wisely!   Quentin Alexander – Are You Gonna Go […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 12: Live And In Color


This week on The Voice, the Top 12 artists perform, with two artists from each team advancing based on the viewers’ vote.  Then, I assume,  the fan save will determine the last two singers to advance to the Top 10.  I am just making this up here – can anyone confirm this “fan save” thing?  Performing […]

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iTunes Links For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/7 Performances: The Billboard Fop 100


Here are the spoilers and iTunes Links for this week’s Top 8 Performances, 7 of whom will advance to next week’s show: Joey Cook – “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus- Download From ITunes Jax – “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga- Download From ITunes Tyanna Jones – “Stay”  by Rihanna – Download From iTunes Rayvon Owen […]

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