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MasterClass Monday: Marcio Donaldson Sings Inseparable On American Idol Top 24 Solo Performance Show


MasterClass Monday: Marcio Donaldson Sings Inseparable On American Idol Top 24 Solo Performance Show

Thank Heavens for Facebook Friends (Bob rocks) for recommending Marcio Donaldson’s performance on last evening’s American Idol Top 24. I was busy watching Homeland. American Idol, on the other hand, was in DVR mode.

But, believe you me, after Marcio’s outstanding performance I will be tuning in live from here on in. This guy is a rockstar.

First of all, he took an inconic Natalie Cole song, “Inseparable” and turned it into his signature piece of art.

Beautifully accompanied on the piano by a remarkable American Idol pianist who complemented Marcio’s exemplary vocal style, this young artist impressed me with his impeccable artistry and vocal control.

His voice seamlessly moved through every part of his vocal register, oozing genuine nuance and passion.

It was a heartfelt acoustic performance – just a beautiful voice accompanied on piano, which, for me, reinforces how excellence can be achieved in the simplest form.

I am not familiar with his backstory, as relayed by the judges, but, regardless, this man has a wonderful story to tell with his voice. He is what American Idol has always strived to do – discover someone truly special in plain sight.

So, Marcio, I wish you nothing but the best in your American Idol journey. You gave a MasterClass Performance last evening, previewing what we can expect from you this evening and in the future. Bravo

And, for those who missed his performance, you can enjoy it here (featured below). Or relive it, as I have, over and over again.

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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

2 Responses to “MasterClass Monday: Marcio Donaldson Sings Inseparable On American Idol Top 24 Solo Performance Show”

  1. This young man was incredible. I also enjoyed the performance of the young girl who did the Whitney Houston song. Every time I’ve seen her, I’ve had the feeling that I knew her from somewhere. I discovered today that she was a finalist on America’s Got Talent whenn she was younger. Now she is a pretty young woman. I think her name is Mara Justine.

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  2. Oo Louise. I must check her out. Thank you. 👀

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