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MasterClass Monday: Kelly Clarkson Dazzles With Whole Lotta Woman From Her New CD – Meaning Of Life 


MasterClass Monday: Kelly Clarkson Dazzles With Whole Lotta Woman From Her New CD - Meaning Of Life

There is no one quite like Kelly Clarkson, is there?  The Original American Idol rose to stardom and never ceased control of her own special. brand of music. She is not only a brilliant vocalist but also, she is a passionate and charismatic singer with an engaging personality.  So relatable to so many.  

She can vocally navigate any genre of music, even classical Broadway tunes as evidenced by her live performance ” All I Ask Of You” from Phantom Of The Opera, featured below:

Isn’t this beautiful?  I mean truly?  Her head voice is simply glorious and free, which gives ample evidence why she is able to sing with such clarity throughout her singing and dynamic range.  It is central to her singing, regardless of style.  This high level of diversity is why she won American Idol in the first place and singers who wish to follow in her footsteps should take heed. There is no better role model. 

She embodies the perfect recipe for singing success – impeccable style mixed with vocal substance.  Her confident grasp of the merchanics of vocal projection combined with her musicality and familiarity with all genres of music, has allowed her to explore many avenues of musical opportunities – from pop to country to jazz to big band to rhythm and blues. 

It is the latter genre which encompasses her latest new single, “Whole Lotta Woman”, from her brand new album, Meaning Of Life. This song showcases her inherent grasp of her soulful side. Her voice is transcendent and spins and circles the melody with aplomb and confidence.  What a master of vocal excellence!  

Also, kudos to the producers of this song, the arrangers, the backup singers and instrumentalists.  What a meeting of the minds. Musical perfection and I am not using this term loosely. Have a listen below and you tell me if I am exaggerating.  

Kelly’s Meaning Of Life CD featuring her new single “Whole Lotta Woman” can be streamed on multiple streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music or you can, of course, download the CD on iTunes Music

You can also treat yourself to everything Kelly Clarkson by listening to her many hits over the years on iTunes or Apple Music

I included two videos of her new single, “Whole Lotta Woman“, one from the Nashville Sessions and the other from her recent appearance on Jimmy Fallon

And she will be appearing on the American Music Awards on ABC on November 19th.  Looks like Kelly is ubiquitous this season and that is a very good thing. 


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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: Kelly Clarkson Dazzles With Whole Lotta Woman From Her New CD – Meaning Of Life ”

  1. I streamed the album and wasn’t too impressed with it.

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  2. I have to say I was not impressed either…… Some songs I was okay with, some not so much….. And there are others like Kelly out there that can sing it all, and I mean any genre….. Kelly was the first American Idol winner yes, but others have went on to prove to be more successful.. We simply cannot forget Carrie Underwood here, she has done all the genres. She has one of the most angelic head voices out there and one of the most powerful voices…. She is the Whitney Houston of Country music and an 8 time Grammy Award winner.

    American Idol gave us some great great singers, some that never had a big chance to impact the charts but are out there and doing what they love to do……

    Masterclasslady, I hope you tune into the CMA Awards tomorrow evening and watch Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley host the show for their 10th year. They are going to be honoring the Las Vegas Shooting Victims….. From what Mr Paisley said Carrie’s performance will be the highlight of the show and will be unbelievable…. Knowing Carrie, it will be grand…… She never never disappoints…….

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