Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Battles Begin

Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Blind Auditions Week 2

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This week, The Voice begins the Battle Rounds phase of the competition, where the coaches, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keyes and Kelly Clarkson pit their own team members against each other. Assisting the coaches are recording artists Trace Adkins, Shawn Mendes, Julia Michaels and Hailee Steinfeld to offer their knowledge and skills as advisers;

As always, Carson Daly will be hosting the show.

The show airs on Monday, March 19th and Tuesday, March 20th at 8:00 PM on NBC.

Enjoy the show everyone. As always, I look forward to your comments.

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

13 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Battles Begin”

  1. Trace Adkins was my least favorite adviser

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  2. Lol, Idol Girl…he lacks in the personality department, for sure! 😳😂

    Is it just me, or has the battle rounds so far seems like a gymnastics meet. While I appreciate a little vocal gymnastics, I would much rather hear the song without so much yelling!

    Gene…Beth Hart – Have you heard her? Caught out in the rain – Ah-mazing

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  3. I think Kelly may have the winner in little 14 year old Bren. Wow, there are several good singers but this girl is remarkable AND 14 years old, not FOR 14.

    Vonnie, that name sounds famiier but I can’t place her. I will look her up and see if I have seen her before.

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  4. Yeah, after a little time on You Tube I recall having seen her twice. Once with Joe
    Bonamassa and also with Jeff Beck. The time with Beck was on one of the Crossroads Blue Guitar festivals that Clapton organizes and headlines. Great shows! The little girl that played bass with Beck at that time is a phenom. She’s around 20, from down under and among the very best in the world.

    She was also a guest vocalist with Joe Bonamassa on a special I saw of his. I hadn’t remembered her name though so I’m glad you mentioned her. She reminds me of Susan Tedeschi but a little more raw and hard edged.

    Where did you come across her?

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  5. I’m just catching up from wall to wall storm coverage that preempted both shows Monday night. It has been sort of a shout fest this season Vonnie. I like Kelly’s evaluations and commentary after the performances
    I wish the grown ups would mind their language on both of these shows. You should be able to watch with your kids and grand kids without worrying about what they will say (or do) next.

    Any thoughts about NBC’s upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar on Easter night? I saw the road show a hundred years ago when it came to town. I like Sara Bareilles so it’s got that going for it.

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  6. Gene,

    Of all places, I found Beth Hart while watching ice skating. Zach Donohue and Madison Hubbell, skated to “Caught out in the Rain” I was mesmerized, went in search of her and the rest is history, I’m hooked! My favorite is “Baddest Blues”

    So far no one has made me do flips, I’ve not heard, my Voice winner yet. I do like the guy that played the ukulele that Blake turned for as well as the guy he hit his steal for the other night…names, gah! They escape me.

    Yeah, I think a little less chatter between the judges and a little more singing would make for better tv.

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  7. The girl that Kelly let go at the end of the show and had the three way steal and ended up on Team Adam is interesting. They say she’s a rocker. We’ll see. The young girl is interesting as a whole package.

    I will have to look into Beth Hart some more. I looked at her tour schedule and there were some pretty impressive venues listed. Closest to you or me was Atlanta I think.

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  8. Well, just as I thought, a lot of my favorites went home as did your girl last night Gene. 🙁

    Idol Girl, I went to see “I can only imagine” and Trace Adkins had a role in it, he was great. 😊

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  9. Vonnie,

    Yeah, that was the girl that I enjoined her audition. If she had anything else to offer, Elisha killed her by pairing her with someone with a completely different style and choosing a song that suited the other contestant. Not Elisha!!!

    The 14 year old that “seems to be” skilled way beyond her years is still hanging in. I like the girl that went to Berkeley as well. Of course you expect an alum of BCoM to be good. The 14 year old seems to be a phenom. There “seems” to be some very strong contenders on the final teams, but who knows what is real and what is manipulated prior to the live rounds.

    How about the young guy in the knockout rounds who finally solved the issue of how to integrate playing guitar into a very dynamic vocal performance? I think he is the youngest male in the “competition.” The weird bun guy on Elisha’s team will probably win. This season could be a good one for taking notes and following promising people who are eliminated early.

    I’m through with Idol.

    Was the movie good?

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  10. Past winners are going to mentor during the Knockout rounds.


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  11. I saw that Idol Girl. Good idea. Somebody’s listening!


  12. Gene,

    The movie was amazing, very good!

    Yeah, I have a feeling the winner has been pre-selected. If not, we would get to see all of the battle rounds instead of the ones where we get the results from. I didn’t care for bun guy, liked your girl much better.

    That is great that they are bringing back past winners to mentor.

    Lol, Gene, why are you through with idol…I never began with that show!


  13. I’m glad to hear the movie was good. I thought it would be but hadn’t heard from anyone who had seen it. The one about Paul looks interesting as well.
    NBC’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” was an excellent production. I have a few issues with it, as do others, but all in all I think the play is a good outreach vehicle to people who have never heard any variation of the story of Jesus.

    I think bun guy is a talented singer but not my style.

    I think the judges are pretty lame on Idol. Lionel Richie should be the perfect choice based on experience and he’s ok I guess, but everything they do seems staged. Caty is at least as disgusting to me as a judge as she was an a “pop star,” maybe more. Luke Bryant simply hasn’t shown up. He seems like a decent person from what I know about him but I haven’t cared for him on Idol and his contribution to the process has been nill. There are several other reasons, that were predictable I guess, but I will leave at that.


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