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


 American Idol Season 15 Hollywood Week 
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 glimpse into what to expect from some of the singers.  By now, many of us have our favorites but expect to be surprised by the unexpected over the next two nights and beyond.  You may find yourself changing teams! 

American Idol airs on Wednesday, February 3rd and Thursday, February 4th at 8:00 PM on Fox. 

Enjoy the shows everyone and comment away. I’ll be waiting. Just knock! 

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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

8 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: And The Top 24 Semi-Finalists Are? ”

  1. Lol…Why am I shocked when they put them in rooms and the rooms that make it through has tons of people I’ve never seen on the show!!!!!!

    That said, all in all it was a pretty decent night! I can tell already that I am going to be counting to 10 a lot this season, the pimping, oui!!!

    I was sad to see John Wayne did not go through! I liked him!

    Did anyone else notice the “it’s a girl season comment”!

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  2. So we got, what, 30 seconds of singing from about a fifth of the singers? *sigh*

    I have to say Mackenzie has some serious song-writing chops–and Dalton continues to grow on me. Also, the real-talent pool is crazy big this year.

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  3. I think tonight’s 2 hour show will be more revealing. Usually we see pretty decent performances – in terms of length – from the singers. They do seem to be pushing the girls and I wish they would stop that. We do not need another Kelly Clarkson – we need somebody as good as Kelly Clarkson, stamped with her or his own artistic signature.

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  4. I liked most of their choices, a couple I didn’t care for, two I really didn’t think should have went through!

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  5. Vonnie – same story, new season. Lol

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  6. Jessica Cabral is the only real “huh?” for me but luckily she tweeted that The Voice has already contacted her.

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  7. They seem to have opted for fake “drahhhhma” over showing much singing again, surprise! But I just found out that you can watch the full performances of the 24 that made it through at http://www.vevo.com/shows/american-idol, which is better than nothing.

    At the moment–in no particular order!–my male faves are Trent, Dalton, and MacKenzie, with a conditional “like” for Thomas if someone can persuade him to go a lot easier on that swoopy noise he makes at the end of every phrase (it’s impressive that he can do it, but I don’t like to listen to it!); my female faves are Jenn, Tristan, Avalon, and Sonika.

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  8. Now that the auditions and Hollywood drama is over, I plan to tune in, mainly to see the former Idols returning.

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