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MasterClass Monday: Carrie Underwood’s Riveting Performance Of Something In The Water


Carrie Underwood, Something In The Water
I have been meaning to add this gorgeous Carrie Underwood performance of her hit single , “Something In The Water“, which was showcased during American Idol’s Farewell Season. 

Carrie was one of many alumnae who participated in the Gala Finale of American Idol Season 15.  I loved each and every performance on this special show, one which has discovered and nurtured so many stars over the past 15 years. 

Undoubtedly, Carrie remains one of their brightest and best discoveries. Her numerous awards and record-braking album sales speak volumes. 

However, this song, in particular, highlighted Carrie’s crystal clear vocal and emotional range. She can belt like the best of them but, like flipping on a light switch, can integrate pure head voice with technical ease and security.  

For instance, her lovely soprano voice  when she sang the words “I’m Changed” provided sharp contrast to her more muscular sounding voice when she sang “I’m Stronger“.  This is nuanced singing at its best, folks.  Carrie is very committed to telling her story through her expressive vocal delivery. The words mean something to her and, as a result, to us as well. 

I was deeply moved by this genuine, heartfelt performance.  Please download this song on iTunes HERE or, if you wish to stream this beautiful song, you can do so on Apple Music.  

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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

2 Responses to “MasterClass Monday: Carrie Underwood’s Riveting Performance Of Something In The Water”

  1. I cant even thank you enough for posting this great song….. What a great song to sing on the farewell season night. That song remained on the Hot Country Songs for over 8 weeks. It so defies who Carrie is and what she stands for today… In one of her songs the lyrics go “You Told Me I Was Going To Take The World By Storm, and Mama Said You Cried All The Way Home…… And boy did she ever….

    Have loved her since she was on Season 4 and have followed her ever since….. What a beautiful person and awesome vocalist……….

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  2. My pleasure Richard. She has become one of my favorites form American Idol. Thanks for stopping by with your kind comments.

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