MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Genius Of America’s Got Talent Season 12 Winner Darci Lynne

Let it never be said that I can’t smell a winning act when I see one. Ha!

Although I was not a regular viewer of this season’s offering of America’s Got Talent, 13-year-old Darci Lynne caught my eye at her preliminary audition. At this point in the show, I could not see how anyone could beat her. She was so uniquely talented and refreshingly personable. Totally a real find!

As previously stated in my June 6th article:

“Last week’s premiere show was brilliant, wasn’t it?  That amazing 13-year-old ventriloquist, Darci Lynne, was one of the best acts I have ever seen on this show. The. Best.  I was beginning to think ventriloquism was a lost or dying art. Leave it to a child to instil some new life into this skill and katapult it to new heights. What a talent!   And such a personable young lady. As sweet as homemade apple pie. “

Her art of ventriloquism is truly extraordinary. Suffice it to say that her diaphragm must be working overtime to produce her character voice. And yet, it is her crisp articulation of the consonants that boggles my mind. And the gorgeous timbre of her voice when she sings. It pretty darn amazing.

Watch her Finale Performance Of “With A Little Help From My Friends”. The projection of her voice is so clear and focused but it’s her head voice that truly impresses here. This is no small feat and she just obliterated the theory of needing to drop your jaw to produce a focused and even sound. Ha!

However, she is still young and young voices are very resilient. It will be interesting to see how she adapts her singing voice as she matures.

Congratulations Darci Lynne! Hope to see you live some day.

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 “MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Genius Of America’s Got Talent Season 12 Winner Darci Lynne”

  1. I hope to see her live some day too, MCL! I have been enchanted & captivated by her since I saw her the first time. To think she got as good as she is in 2 years! Amazing!! I agree with your comment about her use of consonants & the resonance & maturity of her singing voice. I have to say though that watching her & little Angelica Hale wait for the announcement was very nerve-wracking for me at home. Can’t imagine it what it was like for them. Anyway, I look forward to following her career over the years to come!!

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  2. Thank you for your comments jrzgrl. Both girls were so talented but Darci Lynne was so unique. Both girls will have incredible careers. They are excellent. And so sweet.


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