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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Preliminary Auditions Week One


Performing MasterClass Discussion For America's Got Talent Season 12: Preliminary Auditions Week One

Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent

It’s summer. Well, almost!  And that means that our favorite all round entertainment show, America’s Got Talent, is ready to keep you entertained with mind-blowing and/or hilarious acts and fantastic backstories. 

And, if that wasn’t enough, the judges antics will also add a heightened entertainment perspective to this show. It’s a given.  Look, when your have Simon Cowell and Howie Manuel bookending Heidi Klimt and Mel B., you know you are in for a crazy ride. 

But wait!  There’s more. Now that host Nick Cannon has left the building (darn, I will really miss this crazy and talented dude), Tyra Banks is filling his spot.  Yes – you read it correctly. Tyra. Banks.  Because,  the first person I thought of when Nick left the show was: “Maybe a supermodel can take over the hosting role on AGT”. Didn’t you?  Ha!  

At any rate, she may surprise us.  I confess, I haven’t  followed her career in quite some time so I may be missing something here. 

America’s Got Talent premieres Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 PM. Are you excited?  

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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

2 Responses to “Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Preliminary Auditions Week One”

  1. Is it just me or does AGT seem so scripted and over produced this season…that said, I loved the piano playing chicken, the 12 year old dancer and the young ventriloquist.

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  2. Hmm! Seems that Puddle’s has some connections with our idol girl.

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