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Are You Ready For The American Music Awards And Some 24K Magic? 


Bruno Mars, American Music Awards

Picture Credit: Bruno Mars

I cannot tell you how excited I am to watch Bruno Mars bring a ton of 24K Magic to the American Music Awards tonight. He is one of my favourite performers on the planet – such a phenomenon. No current artist can touch him. He is Bruno. From Mars. And hence the name. (C’mon, you really didn’t think that was his original name, did you?   It’s Peter Gene Hernandez). 

But, I digress. I must go back to the original reason for this article and stop being a fan girl. 

The American Music Awards will air on Sunday, November 20th at 8:00 PM on ABC at the Microsoft Theatre. Unlike the Grammys, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and fans, who can vote through the AMAs website. 

Scheduled Performers, besides Bruno Mars, are:

  • Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj — “Side To Side”
  • Fifth Harmony — “That’s My Girl”
  • Sting
  • James Bay
  • The Weeknd
  • Green Day
  • John Legend — “Love Me Now”
  • Lady Gaga — “Million Reasons”
  • Shawn Mendes — “Mercy”
  • Twenty One Pilots — “Heathens”
  • Niall Horan — “This Town”
  • DJ Khaled feat. Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Future & August Alsina —”Do You Mind”
  • Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar — “Don’t Wanna Know”
  • The Chainsmokers & Halsey — “Closer”

And, it looks like Justin Bieber is back once again. Good for him!  He is nominated for Artist Of The Year and Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.  He will have some stiff competition in the former category from American Idol alum Carrie Underwood and others. But, his fans may come through for him. 

So, it is almost showtime. Here we go!  Comment away.  And have a listen to #24K Magic over at Apple Music. So, SO good. 

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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 “Are You Ready For The American Music Awards And Some 24K Magic? ”

  1. You couldn’t pay me a million dollars to watch the show… If I wanted to watch a show it would be people that can actually SING…. I’m sure most if not all will lip sync… Why not have a great Carrie Underwood performance, at least there you would get natural true talent and a ‘performance’ guaranteed…..

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  2. Well I love Bruno Mars. Plugged and unplugged but I prefer live real vocals. Carrie never disappoints in that respect. She has such a strong work ethic. Very honest and real.

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  3. And I’m sure he can sing, and one of the better ones, but with shows like this, they don’t sing live….. Only Country music do you hear the natural talent….. And you are right, she does not disappoint…… Talk about someone that truly tops every performance before it….. I totally agree strong work ethic… She is a prodigy no doubt……..

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  4. I see that the ratings were down last night for the AMA’s…. See they should have had Carrie there, she brings in high ratings.. Supposedly no Country acts performed so they missed a huge audience….

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  5. I prefer live vocals too, but I don’t limit it to country music only. In my music collection, I have singers such as Adele and Josh Groban as well as singers such as Carrie Underwood.

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  6. And I can relate to you with regards to Adele and of course Josh Groban, that man is an incredible singer….. If he would have performed, I would have definitely watched his performance…. I love traditional style singers, nothing like them…..

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  7. Hey everyone. I don’t think the great Michael Buble has ever been on these shows. He is very pre-occupied now because his little son was diagnosed with cancer. But, no invite in the past I believe. Very strange

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