Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season Begins in Denver And Atlanta

 American Idol, The Farewell Season  
Picture Credit: Fox/American Idol

And so the beginning of the end of a musical legacy premieres this week on Wednesday, January 6th from 8:00 – 10:00 PM. 

American Idol, The Farewell Season, will kick off in grand style in Denver and Atlanta, showcasing some of the best auditions in the Preliminary Auditions. 

Of course, all your favorites are set to make this Farewell Season a sentimental and bittersweet journey, including host Ryan Seacrest, who is the only major star to remain with the show since Day One.   

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will return as judges. Plus all former judges, including the original panel that consisted of Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and Randy Jackson are all confirmed to make an appearance sometime in the season.

So, suffice it to say, there are many wonderful, nostalgic moments in store for the Idol viewers and I, for one, do not want to miss one moment of this season. 


Because, this is the show that launched this blog, among many others throughout the blogosphere. We are here because of American Idol and, although many blogs have evolved above and beyond this show, we owe our online presence to the success and fanbase culled from the contestants from American Idol. So, thank you American Idol, for adding relevance to and continuity for our websites and blogs. 

And, this is the show that changed the landscape of the music industry by discovering major stars in every season, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, David Cook, Chris Daughtry, David Archuleta, Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, the list is endless…  

So, this week, we are about to discover the unearthed talent in Denver and Atlanta during the Farewell Season. I will be selecting early picks in a separate article – uninfluenced by the plethora of spoilers which I assume are all over the blogosphere.  I want to give the singers their due based on their preliminary audition  because it seems the fair way to acknowledge talent without bias. 

So, I will be a mini judge here and hope you will be as well via the comments section below this article or in my “Early Picks” article to be published after the show airs. 

Have fun one and all. Watch the show with your heart and mind and revel in one last ride on the American Idol machine. 

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

2 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season Begins in Denver And Atlanta”

  1. I’m somewhat surprised at the sadness I feel, realizing the end is upon us. So many great (and not so great, lol) memories!


  2. It had some of the most memorable years in history. It made superstars……

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