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


Performance MasterClass Discussion For America's Got Talent Season 12: Preliminary Auditions Week ThreePicture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent

Boy, this is a singer’s competition to lose this season on America’s Got Talent. 

Last week, Howie Mandel awarded the Golden Buzzer to talented 16-year-old Christian Guardino. His shy demeanour coupled with his light speaking voice gave us no hint on what was to come once he began his song.  That kid has soul – plain and simple. And a technically focused and expressive vocal sound. His tone is incredible. 

Christian Guardino, Golden Buzzer

What a sweet kid.   I wish him well as he prepares for the live shows which will be aired in a few weeks. 

For now, enjoy another set of auditions when America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday, May 20th  at 8:00 PM. 

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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

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

  1. Wow. Once he started singing, he let loose – in a good way :)!! And he moved on the stage in a way that was just right for this song. I’ll be paying attention to him for sure!! Thanks, MCL.

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