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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/9 Show: The Kelly Clarkson Songbook


 American Idol Season XIV Top 9 Singers 

This is what is going down on American Idol this week:

“Idol’s original superstar returns this Wednesday to mentor, perform, and open her catalogue of hits to our Top 9. 

If you’ve ever wanted to hear “Breakaway”, “Since U Been Gone”, and “Catch My Breath” (among others) performed in rapid succession on the stage that started it all, well…this is your week, baby. Kelly! Idol! Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX!”


Kelly will, no doubt, be a fabulous mentor, bringing a wealth of knowledge and musical experience to these Top 9 singers. However, her songs are extremely difficult to execute and the vocal range is considerable, so it will be interesting to see and hear how well these singers fare on Wednesday’s show. 

Also, the Bottom 2 singers, voted there as a result of last week’s vote, will have a “sing-off” of sorts – the winner to be determined live via Twitter votes. Ugh. I cannot stand this . I do not like it on The Voice  and, therefore, am confused as to why American Idol felt the need to engage the viewers with this nonsense.  Social Media rules I guess. 

Anyway, at the end of the day, only 8 singers of the 9 seated in the picture above will perform this week. Update: Actually all 9 singers will perform, with the Bottom 2 performances live streamed on AmericanIdol.Com for Twitter votes. Okay, I like this idea. It’s like “The Save” is in place every week. Cool. 

 I think, perhaps, Rayvon, may be at risk for elimination. What do you think? 

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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

6 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/9 Show: The Kelly Clarkson Songbook”

  1. I hate this twitter save too MCL. It ‘s quite unfair . I hope none of the girls go tonight. There’s no way Daniel is leaving this week even though it’ s his time. I’m so frustrated with how little time FOX is giving AI when NBC gives THE VOICE too much time in my opinion. AI was once the number 1 show on TV for years and has been around for 13 years. It’s ridiculous they can’t have at least a 1 half hour results show every week!

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  2. I am just confused! So the bottom two we won’t even see on live TV?

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  3. Yes we will but the live streaming is for those who can’t watch the show live and for those on the West Coast. I miss the half hour Results Show.

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  4. Rayvon has been ‘coasting’ and I have heard problems with his vocals.

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  5. I am so sick of Harry dissing Quentin. Quentin is mesmerizing and he sings with heart and from the heart. He moves me. Perfect Clark leaves me cold.

    My fav performances Quentin, Jax, Nick Joey

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  6. Hooray! They finally got rid of Danjaya! (as I’ve been calling him)

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