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Archive | February, 2016

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 10 Of The Voice: The Blind Auditions Week One


   Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC Please forgive me. I totally forgot that The Voice Season 10 Premiere was starting this evening.  Thank you to one of my readers, Vonnie, for unfreezing my brain.   It has already aired on the East Coast but I am right on time for the West Coast Feed which begins […]

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MasterClass Monday: Kelly Clarkson Gives An Emotional Performance Of Her Hit Song, “Piece By Piece”.  Album Remix Slated For March 4th


You O   Picture Credit: Jill Greenberg/JPC.De You didn’t think I would forget about Kelly Clarkson’s outstanding and heartfelt performance on American Idol last Thursday, did you?   I would never. Ever. In a million years. I was saving it for a my MasterClass Monday feature because this was truly a MasterClass Moment the likes of which […]

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Hollywood’s Biggest Night Of The Year – The Oscars – Will Air On ABC On Sunday, February 28th


   Picture Credit: Oscars/ABC Hollywood is all a-glitter and a-flutter as the countdown to the Oscars has been set in motion. With less than 6 hours until airtime, I wish I could be a fly on the wall inside the Dolby Theatre as the producers scurry around, putting on the finishing touches to what will […]

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Vocal MasterClass Article For American Idol Season 15 Top 10


Finally – my evaluations for the Top 10. I love writing these Vocal Masterclass articles for the American Idol performances and feel sad knowing that this will be the last year for these publications. It has been one fun and joyous ride and you – the MCL community – have made this journey particularly special.  […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Top 10 American Idol Season 15 Performance Show 


 Picture Credit: AmericanIdol/Fox  The header for this topic is a bit misleading in that, before we hear the Top 10 perform for your votes, the voting results for the 10 Wildcard singers will be announced at the beginning of the show. Four singers – Olivia Rox, Dalton Rapattoni,  Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae – were pre-selected […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 14 Results And WildCard Performances. 


   Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox First of all – isn’t this picture (featured above) beautiful?   Kelly Clarkson’s face looks radiant and expressive. What a musical revolution she started!  She gave mesmerizing performances week after week on American Idol and set the bar so high for those who would follow in her footsteps.  So, it is only […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 24 Semi-Finalists: Week Two


   I don’t know about you but, personally, this is the week I have been waiting for, as it will feature some of my favourite contestants, not only from this season, but also from past seasons.  And it will include the male artist featured above – the extremely talented American Idol Season 7 winner, David […]

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The 58th Grammy Awards Will Air On Monday, February 14th on CBS


    Picture Credit: Grammys/CBS How about taking a break from all that political “mumbo  jumbo” on TV and celebrate this special Monday here in North America with style and substance?  Set your timer, DVR, mental note to remind you that there is more to life than politics. There is this wonderful, heartwarming, positive force called music […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 24 Semi-Finalists: Week One


   Picture Credit:American Idol/Fox And, we’re off!  The Top 24 Semi-Final show for American Idol Season 15 is upon us.  However, unlike other seasons, the shows were pre-recorded a week or so ago and the finalists for the Top 14 selected by the judges.  So, that’s that I guess. We have no say and no […]

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ColdPlay, Beyoncé, Bruno. Doesn’t Get Much Better Than That at The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show #SB50


  What a fantastic journey for all of us during the  Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. There were fireworks and marching bands during ColdPlay’s musical segment but, undeniably, their fantastic songs were front and center.   I have to say, though, that the audio feed was pretty weak.  I could barely hear Chris Martin. Can these audio […]

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Lady Gaga Performs a Magnificent Version Of The Star Spangled Banner At SuperBowl 50. 


   It doesn’t get much better than this.   Lady Gaga was in her “gagalicious” element when she performed the USA National Anthem at the Super Bowl 50.  She did a phenomenal job and it was wonderful to see her go back to her traditional performing roots. Gone was all the smoke and mirrors which has defined […]

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Bruno Mars Brings Some Uptown Funk To The Super Bowl 50 


  Sometimes, I marvel at my extra-sensory perception (ESP) abilities. Or just get really frightened!   In the past, I have had interesting experiences with my intuition – some with good results and some with sad results.  However, this latest personal prediction is all good.  Yesterday morning, I woke up and, for some reason, thought […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: And The Top 24 Semi-Finalists Are? 


   Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox Well, this is the week everyone. Over the next two nights, The Top 24 of American Idol Season 15 will be revealed.  I think it is safe to say that American Idol has exposed some wonderful talent for its Farewell Season and this will be the week where we gain a first […]

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Grease Live Out-FOXES NBC. Let The Musical Games Begin. 


  I don’t know about you all, but Sunday evening’s production of Grease Live  on the Fox network was beyond outstanding.  It was brimming with creativity, enthusiasm, impeccable casting/star power, phenomenal vocals and choreography, – need I go on?   And, by numerous accounts across the digital board, Grease Live set the bar extremely high […]

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