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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Battle Rounds Parts 3 and 4



Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice

The Battle Rounds conclude this week on The Voice at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th on NBC at 8:00 PM.

I have been reading that the ratings are down and everyone is blaming Jennifer Hudson.  Say what?  I love her. Some people don’t like her coaching style and refuse to watch. 

So, I found a video clip of Jennifer with her team and – colour me confused – because I can’t see where the problem lies. She seems genuine and caring. Check this out below:

You see what I mean?  Am I missing something here?  Let me know in the comments section how you feel about this.  

I was also happy to see two female artists, Moriah Formica and Shiko Gold, covering Burton Cummings/ The Guess Who’s song, American Woman.  Although it was a formidable duet,  I prefer a male artist performing this song. It was  little over the top for my taste. 

My suggestion?  Dig a little deeper into the Burton Cummings songbook. A great, great song for a country artist – or any artist really – is Break It To Them Gently. Great melody and wonderful lyrics.  How about Dream Of A Child or My Own Way To Rock?  Stop looking for the same ole, same ole.  

Enjoy the shows everyone. 

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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

3 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Battle Rounds Parts 3 and 4”

  1. I love Jennifer Hudson! But my favorite female judge without a doubt was Alicia Keys. Really don’t care much for Miley. Kelly Clarkson would be good, I think.

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  2. I hate it when they show montages. Cut the behind-the-scenes fat and there’d be time to show all the performances and treat viewers to more music.

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  3. I just read that Kelly Clarkson AND Alicia Keys will be judging the Voice in the spring. That should be a wonderful season!!!

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