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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Judges Cuts With Piers Morgan


 America's Got Talent  Season 10 With Piers Morgan Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC

No – we haven’t gone back in time. So, don’t let the picture fool you. Former Judge, Piers Morgan, is back for the final week of Judges’s cuts before the live shows begin at Radio City Music Hall. 

Heaven help us – this show has dragged on and on this year. Last year at this time, the live shows were in full swing.  I know it is their 10th Anniversary and the Producers wish  to reflect on their past accomplishments  but could we have not celebrated it in a more timely fashion during the Live Results Shows?  

On the other hand, August, traditionally, is when people start thinking of the new season and schedules tend to gravitate more to the indoors rather than the outdoors. So, with that in mind, people are more apt to park themselves in front of their TV sets rather than frolic in the park. So, this may have been the rationale behind the delay in the live shows. 

With that being said, 7 acts per week during the Judge’s cuts have advanced to the live shows. This brings us to a total of 21 acts to date. After, this week’s show, there will be 28. 

However, the show is aiming for a Top 36 so I am assuming that 8 Wild Cards will be added to the mix. And they will be announced on this week’s show.   So, if you have a favourite act that has not made the initial cuts to the live shows, there is still a chance.  However, this is an hypothesis on my part so don’t take these words to the bank just yet. 

America’s Got Talent airs on Tuesday, August 4th at 8:00 PM on NBC. 

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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

One Response to “Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Judges Cuts With Piers Morgan”

  1. I have watched some of the show and probably missed a terrific act or two. Who are you (all) impressed with the most? We’ve been watching Major League Baseball.

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