Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 17: The Top 14 Live Performances

Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 17: The Top 14 Live PerformancesIn hopes of winning over the hearts of viewers and being voted through to the next phase of the competition, the top 14 contestants perform on the iconic Idol stage for the first time. This American Idol show will air on Sunday, April 14th on ABC at 8:00 PM.

Then, on Monday April 15th, the seven contestants with the most votes by America will advance to the top 10; the seven remaining contestants will sing to impress the judges to fill-in the last three spots.

So, once again, Idol viewers will be treated to four hours of live performances over the next to nights.

Also, as I was looking at this very diverse song list, one song popped out at me and I said – huh? It was the fact that Walker Burroughs would be singing Climb Every Mountain. A musical theatre song ? Who would have thunk it?

I did a bit of google research on him and he is quite the talent.

And yet, there are many reasons to love all of the performances this week. Great talent and great song choices all round.

Enjoy the show one and all. Come back to comment. What a super season this is!

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 American Idol Season 17: The Top 14 Live Performances”

  1. Am surprised that no one is commenting. I am especially happy that Jeremiah is in the top 10!


  2. It is a busy week. Thanks for stopping by Louise. I love Jeremiah as well. Hopefully, the comments will pick up after the Easter season.


  3. Adam Lambert is going to mentor the top 8 for Queen night on April 28 and will be performing in the finale on May 19.


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