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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Shania Twain Joins The Live Shows 


Shania Twain On The Voice

Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice

This week,  the Top 12 vocalists from Season 12 of The Voice perform live. The performance show takes place on Monday, April 24th at 8:00 PM, followed by the Results Show on Tuesday, April 25th.  

Viewers can vote in real time – during the show and after. However, this tactic has become controversial and rightfully so. The West Coast viewers have a three hour time delay for viewing the show so they have to vote blind. By the time the show airs in their time zone, the voting window will be  closed. 

How stupid is this?  Who stayed up all night to come up with this train wreck of an idea? I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t we all just vote now and skip watching the show?  That way it is fair to everyone – East or West.  And The Voice would have zero ratings. 

But you know you will want to tune in because Ms. Shania Twain is in the hot seat as mentor and guest judge. Plus she has a CD coming out. Can’t forget that (wink! wink)

Shania was in my choir for an abbreviated amount of time in her career. I am not sure if she learned anything but I am hoping that if she did she imparts her knowledge to the singers this week. (Double wink! wink!)

And I wish I could say that she is featured on my CDs, I Remember December, A Christmas Legacy and Scenes From A Dream, but she isn’t.   However, feel free to steam them all over the place – on Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music.

I Remember December:  Apple Music Link  A Christmas Legacy: Apple Music Link:  Scenes From A Dream: Apple Music Link

I know – shamelsss promotion.  My apologies. Ha!

Here is a glimpse of what to expect from the talented Shania. No one can bring ratings like this gal. 

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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

5 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Shania Twain Joins The Live Shows ”

  1. If I hear Shania say “bel canto style,” “round mouth position” or “bend the knees,” I will give full credit to you and her early days in the Timmins Youth Chior, where it rightfully belongs.

    The voting on this show is nothing more than an advertisement for Twitter. I alway watch The Voice late at night from the DVR after my other shows go off. I was supprised to see the first round of public eliminations was done during the show, so I didn’t get to vote at all. I agreed with the outcome for the most part though.

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  2. Haha Gene. Too funny. It would be nice to hear but somehow I can’t imagine those words coming out of her mouth. She is more into the style than the substance.

    I have been AWOL because of some recent deaths in our community. Some were unexpected and devastating. So, I am just now getting my bearings. Thanks for understanding and for your support.

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  3. I’m sorry to hear of your losses. You are in my prayers.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your losses too, MCL. Death is so hard :(. Not anticipating a lot of time to watch The Voice but will definitely keep an eye on the comments. Thanks!

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  5. The real time voting was last week only.

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