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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 11 Of The Voice: Premiere Week


The Voice Season 11Picture Credit:  NBC/The Voice

Had enough politics?  Yes? Well get ready for these words. “This is The Voice”  Again. Whether you are ready or not  And I am barely there.

Why?  I dunno.  Maybe it’s because I have seen so many outstanding singers over the course of the last few years on my TV screen who, despite all the hype and fanfare from these singing reality shows, never seem to take off once the show is over.

So, it becomes increasingly frustrating to become invested in these singers.  This show should be a major platform for the evolution of their careers and, more often than not, it never really happens.

Gone is the excitement of the superstar machine known as American Idol. At the end of the day, it is just a show -with music and amazing talent – but not to be taken seriously.

This year new judges in the form of Alicia Keyes and Miley Cyrus will join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as judges.  Miley?  Really?  Twice a week? Please.

Anyway, The Voice airs on Monday, September 19th and Tuesday, September 20th at 8:00 PM on NBC.  Expect to see some of the best singers during this premiere week. 

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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

7 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 11 Of The Voice: Premiere Week”

  1. Sundance Head, who was on season 6 of American Idol, tried out for The Voice and has wound up on Blake’s team.

    Definitely agree that The Voice needs to support artists once they leave the show. Here are some more tips for making the show better: http://idolchatteryd.com/5-tips-for-making-the-voice-better-as-we-prepare-for-season-11/

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  2. So agree with this article, Idol Girl. Especially the last point in the article. These singers are hung to dry once the show is over. So. Not. Impressed.

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  3. Miley wasn’t as unpleasant as I had feared.

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  4. Billy Gillman….. WOW…….

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  5. The premise of the voice is to give direction into the music business, not to create idol. The million dollar they win is to help them into the muic industry, its an opportunity for labels to see their talent and sign them ,its like an audition for labels, The voice was not design to create artist. The judges help them, introduce them to a wider audience, geting them into the doors of labels will be easier. That is what he voice does. They are not American Idol.

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  6. I think music styles are a factor. The Voice looks more for someone who would fit into a unique niche, rather than a mainstream singer.

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  7. Agreed, Idol Girl. Many of the people they pick for their teams are into indie/alternative, styles you don’t normally hear on FM radio.

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