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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 her past performances.  This soulful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner highlighted the inherent strength and beauty  of her God-given vocal gift. 

Have a listen below.  Enjoy  Super Bowl  Sunday everyone.  Cannot wait for Bruno Mars!

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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

10 Responses to “Lady Gaga Performs a Magnificent Version Of The Star Spangled Banner At SuperBowl 50. ”

  1. I had no idea she was that good a vocalist. Kudos, Gaga.

    MCL, did you like her work with Tony Bennett.

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  2. Her phrasing was a bit odd, but it was a nice performance.

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  3. Love me some authentic Lady Gaga!!

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  4. Jessica – I love hearing those two artists together. Visually, it can be a little disconcerting. Gaga has to relax a bit more and stop being so dramatic. Ha!

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  5. Richard – yes, she did have some problems but, overall, I much prefer seeing her in her true vocal element. A vocal purist.

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  6. I do understand. But it is the National Anthem and should be about honoring the song and our Country, it should not be about the artist…..

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  7. I’m sorry. I’m going to have to jump in here. Yes, she added some vocal nuances toit but at least she performed it with enthusiasm & looked/sounded like she had practiced a few times before she walked out there and sang it. I loved every second of it (I just watched it – I only caught the end yesterday). MCL, I’m not even sure what problems you think she was having. It all sounded good to me. She sang it in just the right key for her. Glorious!! Well done!!

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  8. The beginning was excellent but then I thought her voice sounded a little strained when she added her runs. However, I am nitpicking. Overall, she performed very well and, at least, it was LIVE.

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  9. I’ll have to listen again but I didn’t think her voice seemed strained. I am so glad she was able to showcase her talent in such a great way and also so glad that she seems to have settled/become more centered. She is so talented but I think for a while there she was really on the verge of self-destruction. I am lot less worried now :). I appreciate that you highlighted her performance on your site!! Thanks!!

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