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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/7 Show: The BillBoard Top 100


  Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com.

A picture is worth a thousand words. It appears that Clark and Jax are rehearsing their songs on keyboard, so does that mean that they will be using a piano this week?  Maybe yes, maybe no. 

At any rate, after last week’s excellent Top 9/8 show celebrating the music of the great Kelly Clarkson,  I am very excited to see these singers work their vocal magic with their personal selections from the Billboard Top 100. 

I do have 5 favorites from this Group Of Eight but it would be unfair to reveal my picks and jinx any of these very talented singers who have collectively restored the magic to American Idol after a few years of bumpy seasons.  

Kudos to the host, the judges, the producers, the musicians, mentors, coaches  – everyone associated with this show  – for their hard work and dedication.   Whatever you did and however you did it – it worked!

So, who will be at greatest risk for the Bottom 2 this week?  Comment away and share your throughts. 

American Idol airs on Wednesday, April 8th at 8:00 PM on Fox

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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

3 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/7 Show: The BillBoard Top 100”

  1. I hear the tour for this year will only be the top 5.

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  2. Jason Derulo did a terrific job.

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  3. I hope that this was a breakthrough performance for Rayvon and I’m glad that Harry had him talk about his “gravy”. I hope he continues to put that much passion into future performances.

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