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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Finale Week: Farewell To The Farewell Season. 


  
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I am in a car, travelling the final stretch of a three-day journey from my vacation in  Florida. And again I apologize for being in absentia for the  majority of this farewell season. I was anticipating that Idol would carry on until May – as usual – so it has been disappointing ar my end as well. I hope to add more articles about Idol now that my schedule will be back to normal. 

So, here is what to expect this week, straight  from AmericanIdol.Com:

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING IDOLS KELLY CLARKSON AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM ON SERIES FINALE OF “AMERICAN IDOL”. 

The Three-Night Grand Finale Week Kicks Off With. AMERICAN IDOL: AMERICAN DREAM, a 90-Minute Retrospective, Tuesday, April 5
 
AMERICAN IDOL, the cultural phenomenon that changed the face of television and created some of today’s biggest music stars, will kick off a three-night Grand Finale week on Tuesday, April 5 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), with AMERICAN IDOL: AMERICAN DREAM. The can’t-miss, 90-minute retrospective will feature host Ryan Seacrest, current and former judges, former IDOLs and contestants and the behind-the-scenes team sharing their personal IDOL memories, as they reflect on what the show has meant to them and how it became the groundbreaking series that it is today. In addition to Seacrest, original IDOL judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson offer never-before-revealed stories about how IDOL came to be. This is a very special, inside look at the journey that IDOL has taken viewers on during its 15-season run.

The following night, America’s most crucial – and last-ever – vote will take place when the remaining finalists battle it out live from Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT). AMERICAN IDOL’s two-part Grand Finale will be filled with surprise appearances and star-studded performances, including winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who return to the IDOL stage one last time to perform on Thursday, April 7 (8:00-10:06 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT).The farewell celebration will continue, as IDOL pays tribute to the past 15 seasons, the amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who called, tweeted, texted and championed their IDOLS, before the 15th and final AMERICAN IDOL is crowned. 

In addition to superstars Clarkson and Underwood, Thursday’s final episode will have all-star performances by former IDOLs, including Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Allison Iraheta, Amber Holcomb, Blake Lewis, Bo Bice, Bucky Covington, Brandon Rogers, Casey James, Carly Smithson, Chris Daughtry, Clark Beckham, Clay Aiken, Colton Dixon, Constantine Maroulis, Danny Gokey, Diana DeGarmo, Elliott Yamin, Ace Young, George Huff, James Durbin, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Justin Guarini, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kimberley Locke, Kree Harrison, LaToya London, Lauren Alaina, Melinda Doolittle, Pia Toscano, Sanjaya, Skylar Lane, Tamyra Gray and more, before host Ryan Seacrest announces the results of America’s votes and the final IDOL is crowned.

Great lineup but it begs one question: “Where are David Archuleta and Jason Castro?” So strange. Comments are now open for business. 

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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

19 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Finale Week: Farewell To The Farewell Season. ”

  1. So bummed Phillip Phillips is in legal jockeying with Idol. I would’ve like to have seen him.

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  2. Jessica-He’s going to be there after all! He even tweeted a little video of him at rehearsal today. I was bummed when he wasn’t on the original list so I was glad to see his and idol’s tweet saying he was coming. Kelly obviously won’t be there but she taped something for the finale when was she at idol the other month.

    MCL-Jason said somewhere that he’ll be on the red carpet but not in the show because he has another gig and there’s been a lot speculating about David Archuleta but nobody really knows. There’s been a few people that weren’t on that original list (and now I can’t remember who, darn it) that have been in rehearsal pics/videos but not him.

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  3. So, SO happy is he is going to be there. It made absolutely no sense whatsoever. Glad that Jason will be featured on the Red Carpet. I canNOT wait!

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  4. Laura, you are exactly right about Jason. He also tweeted that he’s bringing his daughter (4-and-a-half) with him to the red carpet, so I hope they get on camera!

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  5. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsOoo. I cannot wait to see his little daughter. How super is this?

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  6. It will be great to see the idol greats back….. Sad not to see David Archuleta in the line up…..

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  7. Richard – he will be there. I have to update it now.

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  8. Wait. I was mistaken. It is Phillip Phillips who will be there. David is still uncertain. So strange. Could someone add info in the comments if David Archuleta is a go?

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  9. They used a Phillip Phillips song on DWTS last night.

    Should be a good show, they have plenty of talent anyway. Hopefully someone has devised a way to showcase them and not leave us with the ultimate frustration.

    Does anyone know where and when the red carpet show will air?

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  10. Gene – not sure when it will air. When the get home, I am checking my TV guide. I am sure it will be on Fox

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  11. MCL, as a pre-taste, here’s a photo of Jason and Madeline (the four-and-a-half-year-old): https://twitter.com/jasoncastro/status/714645374330216449 Those eyes! (Jason answered a response to that photo thusly: “and when anyone says anything about here eyes she replies, “They’re my daddy’s eyes” – She’s the sweetest!”)

    Also Castro-The-Band tweeted a half hour ago that they are doing press for AI right now: https://twitter.com/CastroTheBand/status/717452778080088064

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  12. Love this! Thank you RR. 😍

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  13. Thanks MCL. Travel safely!

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  14. Well, David Archuleta is THERE–Melinda Doolittle tweeted a photo of him and Jordin: https://twitter.com/mdoolittle/status/717523800561090560

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  15. I really enjoyed tonight’s show! It was great to look back at all of the talent that has poured out of this show!

    Without a doubt…Idol will be back!

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  16. Kudos to FOX on Tuesday’s well-done special looking back at American Idol.

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  17. David Archuleta and Phil Phillips are both going to be there. http://idolchatteryd.com/phillip-phillips-david-achuleta-among-those-on-hand-for-idols-finale/

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  18. I saw about three seconds of Siobahn Magnus’ back. It doesn’t take much to send a fan on a trip down memory lane.

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  19. BTW, if anyone is interested in hearing what Jason Castro (and his sibs) were doing last night, someone named “SnapCracklyPop” put up some bootleg from the show on their YouTube channel (the last four videos posted, right up top): https://www.youtube.com/user/SnapCracklyPop/videos?nohtml5=False

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