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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Preliminary Auditions Week Two


America's Got Talent Season 10
Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC

The picture above this article says it all. Look at that zany bunch of characters!  Their playful expressions and mannerisms speak volumes and explain why this show has been such a pleasurable and entertaining presence in our lives every summer.  It is such a gem of a show and the variety of talent just catapults it to another level entirely. 

Last week,  we saw some incredible talent. Everyone was spectacular. 

However, I loved  13-year-old classical singer Laura Bretan who justifiably received the Golden Buzzer from Mel B., automatically sending her to the live shows.  She gave a beautiful peformance of “Nessun Dorma“with heartfelt passion and mighty fine technique. Although I do not approve of young singers, especially female singers, singing such advanced operatic repertoire, I appreciate Laura’s respect for the lyrical, musical and expressive challenges required to successfully perform this number. 

I also loved the vocal group, Linkin’ Bridge, who vocalized  a very current, very hip version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow“. Their harmonies were sublime – very difficult, yet executed so well.   These guys made it look far too easy because the arrangement of this song was extremely difficult. This was a professional, polished and entertaining showcase. I am rooting for these guys.  

The visual artist, Hara, mesmerized me with his gorgeous peformance. It was one of the most beautiful visual performances I have ever seen – just impeccably creative and magical to behold.  I could have watched him all evening. 

So, what will this week bring?  Tune into NBC at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 7th and find out!! 

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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

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