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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 15 Of The Voice: The Battles Parts Three And Four


Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 15 Of The Voice: The Battles Parts Three And FourThe Battle Rounds continue this week on The Voice. The episodes air on Monday, October 22nd and Tuesday, October 23rd on NBC at 8:00 PM.

Next week, The Knockouts begin, so the show is moving quickly. I haven’t been tuning in but I hope all of The Voice regulars are enjoying the show this season.

Looking forward to your comments and links to your favourite performances.

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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

5 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 15 Of The Voice: The Battles Parts Three And Four”

  1. Hi Gene,

    Sorry to not respond back…busy weekend, we tried to cram 3 months of Fall activities into two days – we failed miserably.

    I agree with your jr. DWTS thoughts, I would be interested in a jr. voice edition, mainly because they keep lowering the age and I would like to see them split out even if it were within the same show…not sure they would do that! 🤔

    I have been to Tupelo and to Memphis…to both of Elvis’ homes. I did not go to Hank Williams home place, should have, gosh I love him! He was my daddy’s favorite, I loved to hear him sing along.

    So last night a few on my list went home and two changed hands, Adam got one, Kelly got Zaxai, I really like him. Now to see who makes it through the knockouts!

    Oh! And just read that Mariah is the knock out mentor…good grief! I can tell there’s gonna be a lot of fast forwarding in my house!

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  2. You may have something regarding the junior Voice. I don’t think the kids could hold up to as long of a competition though. This year we have the little 13 tear old that sounds pretty decent and one of the girls that I like, Sara Grace on Kelly’s team, is 15 I think. They refuse to let the blues singers sing the blues, and she was no exception.

    What would be the cutoff age for your imaginary new show?

    I haven’t seen Graceland but I have been to Tupelo and visited the Elvis birthplace museum. The “Crossroads” of Robert Johnson fame is just west of Tupelo. That’s where he allegedly sold his soul to the devil. Same song was a big rock hit for Cream latter on with Clapton swinging the ax. South of there is BB Kings home place and now his burial place. I hope to get by there before long.

    Should be a real scream fest with Mariah at the helm. I don’t know who Halsey is but at least she made an attempt to cut down on the endless runs. J Hud parroted her remarks but I don’t think her heart was in it. Fast forwarding will definitely be in order.

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  3. Gene,

    In Vonnie’s world of television, I would make one of the two seasons a Jr. Voice; ages 0-17. I would keep the same judges; there are some phenomenal kids out there right now, who are using the internet to boost a career. Lol, that’s what I would do! 😃

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  4. That’s not a bad idea but I think some of the original elements of The Voice would be lost. Like the person who has been skipped over, left behind or recovering from a tough run of luck in life. There could be a few of the last group but not the first. The reliance on backstory would be weakened as well. We used to have summer replacement series so something like you are suggesting could be tested as a third season and if it works, it might become, as you said, one of the two main seasons.

    This is where Idol went wrong. They should have experimented with side programs and left no room for their competitors to launch The Voice, the X-Factor etc.

    I would still like to see The Voice add a new feature where a coach, with the agreement of two of his contestants, form a duo from two solo singers for the duration of the competition. Hopefully it would be a seldom used option that is used when magic happens between two teammates who probably are note going to make it to the finals on their on.

    The Voice App has a method for suggesting songs and it may be possible to make other suggestions through that system. Give it a shot. Maybe they will make you a judge on the new “So You Think Your Kid Can Sing.”

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  5. Gene, haha, me a judge? I don’t think so; I will provide the ideas, they can provide the seat warmers. I agree with a lot of your reasoning as to why they shouldn’t do a jr show, but gosh, how refreshing would it be to not have back stories…although, AGT seems to find the tissue grabbers attention with their young contestants, so maybe the Voice could provide enough young ones with a story to fill their show too!

    What happened to the new idol, will it be back or did it go off to the tv scrap yard? But you are right, had they paid more attention to their audience and listened instead of ignoring they would have had the market on tv singing shows. I can’t believe the Voice didn’t notice the great Mariah train wreck and stay off of those tracks, she can single handily derail a parked train! I will full throttle straight through the parts of the show where her lips are moving.

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