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 live on Monday, April 13th at 8:00 PM on NBC are:

Team Blake Shelton

  • Corey Kent White             
  • Hannah Kirby             
  • Meghan Linsey  

Team Pharrell Williams

  • Mia Z                         
  • Koryn Hawthorne
  • Sawyer Fredericks

Team Adam Levine 

  • Deanna Johnson  
  • Brian Johnson             
  • Joshua Davis.   

Team Christina Aguilera

  • India Carney
  • Rob Taylor            
  • Kimberly Nichole

A special Results Show will air on Performing live on Wednesday, April 13th at 8:00 PM on NBC.   Also Nick Jonas will perform live.  

My favourite performance last week was MIA Z’s rendition of Ain’t No Sunshine“.  It was brimming with vocal nuance and refinement. A very controlled, very professional perormance. 

I still love the possibility of Sawyer as a winner but I sure hope he can keep his nerves in check this week. I can’t say I was nuts about his song choice Last week. He needed something more unique, something rarely heard – like his “Man Of Constant Sorrow” performance.  

That being said, his recording of Troubleis excellent. Have a listen

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

9 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 12: Live And In Color”

  1. I thought the best performances last night were Meghan and Kimberly.


  2. Meghan, Sawyer and Mia was decent but not at her best. Kimberly’s arrangement lost the meaning of the song for me. Her performance was solid, as always, but I didn’t like what she did to this song at all. Meghan was outstanding for me.


  3. I did not like Meghan’s vocal at all. She was under the pitch for most of the song and her voice is really grating. And, unfortunately, no star power.


  4. I’m pretty disappointed with those results, even though I expected Mia to be in the bottom four or five. Blues is a pretty small niche in today’s market. Mia probably edged out Etta James, BB King and Muddy waters for the top three positions Pharrell spoke of. There are better singers than Mia on the show but she was still my favorite.

    She has an album recorded in 2012 on iTunes that has a few decent tracks on it.


  5. I had a hard time understanding what Mia was singing. She needs to work on diction.


  6. I was utterly disappointed that Mia Z did not advance. She is an incredibly gifted singer. Those high notes – the whistle tones? Phenomenal.


  7. I’ve got the blues…

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  8. Hannah – Needs to show dynamics. I feel like she’s bellowing at me all the time.


  9. I agree with what Idol Girl said about Mia. I like her range, but being an artist is more than having range. I could never understand a word she was saying except for a couple of words in the chorus.


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