Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Premiere Week

The Voice Season 12, Alicia Keyes

Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice

Season 12 of The Voice is upon is and it is starting with a 3 night Blind Auditions Premiere on Monday, February 27th, Tuesday, February 28th and Thursday, March 2nd. 

Wow – that’s a whole lot of singing and chair turning going on this week. I wonder if they are fast tracking this show for maximum ratings?   I guess we will find out. 

“There is a change in the coaching panel for the twelfth season. Coach Gwen Stefani will return to the panel after a two-season hiatus, replacing Miley Cyrus along with returning coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Alicia Keys while Carson Daly returns for his 12th season as host.”  Source: Wikipedia 

I will be on vacation until the end of March but will add a weekly blog topic for discussion per usual. 

And I did a little digging around and found out that Gwen is being a bit of a diva this season.  Let’s bring up the ratings and add a little drama, shall we?  This might blow up in their face if the producers’ are not careful.  I just want to hear the singers. I thought this is what the show was about?  Uh huh. Right. 

Anyway, the comments section is open for business. Looking forward to hearing about your favorite singers. 

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

9 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Premiere Week”

  1. I hear they’ve lowered the age limit to 13 this season.


  2. A little less Gwen/Blake time and a little less interaction between the judges would suit me just fine. The show is too much about them and too little about the singers.


  3. The camaraderie between the coaches is one of the things that makes the show so good.


  4. I second that, David Cook Fan. The show is fun because of the light-hearted chemistry between them.

    I wouldn’t call them judges because their primary function is to mentor the new artists.


  5. I hate that these two ladies got montaged this week. One of them worked as a backup singer for Carrie Underwood.


    Their pre-Voice music is on Amazon mp3. Liked what I heard and planning on purchasing some tunes for my digital music collection.

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  6. Idol Girl. I am on vacay here and wish I knew who you talking about. Lol. Will check out your link. Thank you.


  7. Carrie’s background singer, Andrea Thomas, was montaged, yet again, this week.



  8. Celine Dion’s coaching as a guest mentor for team Alicia was a “Masterclass” in itself.

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  9. Sorry I missed this. Thanks Gene. I am back from vacation. And real life stuff. Lol


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