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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


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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 we have rarely see on this show – if ever. 

Her performance of her self-penned composition, “Piece By Piece“, was extraordinary,  real, genuine and extremely personal.  The song, which addressed the abandonment by her father when she was young contrasted with the overwhelming love  and support she now experiences with her husband, daughter and her soon to be delivered baby boy,  was a gift to all of us.  

She is our first born American Idol. We watched her blossom into a star on this show. And, no matter how many followed in her footsteps, she is and always will be our first born!  Numero Uno!

You see, Kelly IS what American Idol is all about – finding a special person who has inherited a special vocal talent and is not afraid to share it freely with the world. 

And, through this song, she has invited us to walk beside her on her journey – past, present and future.  She values her fans so much and, additionally, has enormous respect for this wonderful iconic show for affording her the blessings she has now come to enjoy in her personal and professional life. 

So, taking all of this in, her tears of joy and gratefulness are understandable and wonderful to behold, highlighting how invested she is in this song, her family, her fans and American Idol. 

And, this just in today from EW.Com:

“Still riding the emotional wave spurred from her “Piece By Piece” performance on American Idol Thursday night, Kelly Clarkson released the live cut from the show Monday. She’ll also put out a remixed version of the album by the same name March 4, in honor of the record’s year anniversary.”

So mark this date on your calendar – you will want to grab this remix ASAP.  Unti then, you can download the “Piece By Piece” DELUXE album on iTUNES or stream it on APPLE MUSIC.

Congratulations, Kelly.  With this song, you have stolen a piece of our heart and opened a window for a heartfelt peek into  your world. Thank you. For being YOU!  

Enjoy the video everyone. 

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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

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

  1. one correction: Her 2nd child is a boy…. More later 🙂

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  2. I was just waiting for this. I knew you would not forget you favorite idol. I commend her for singing the song, it had to be hard. Just not a voice I find captivating as others from idol, but kudos on the performance.

    Still waiting for the day when you do a remarkable write up on Carrie Underwood, she has done so many things and iconic roles that she gets overshadowed. A 7x Grammy winner, how can one forget.

    I thought for sure her performance of ” someone to watch over me” at the Sinatra special would have been written up here since you cover some of the Idols.

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  3. Thank you Peggy. All corrected. Don’t know what I was thinking.

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  4. Richard – believe it or not. I missed the Sinatra special. I couldn’t believe that I did NOT know about it. I will have to find Carrie’s performance because I have no doubt she sang this song beautifully. She really can cross genres very easily. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  5. Kelly was an amazing judge. Her performance had me crying my eyes out.

    Idol always should have had former idols as judges and performers. It is the contestants that Idol fans want to see and hear.

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  6. I was moved by her song and her singing. Keith Urban touched me. I googled him and discovered he has 2 daughters so I imagine he was thinking of his girls. I bet he cannot wait to get home and hug them.

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