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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 […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Live Playoffs Begin


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This week on The Voice, the Top 24 artists will perform live for your votes. The results will determine who will secure a spot in the Top 12. I am attempting to do catch up here on both American Idol and The Voice. Keep sending me links to your favourite singers and […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 24 Perform Solos And Duets Part 2


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com American Idol is counting down to a Top 14 live show. In doing so, the Top 24 will strut their vocal stuff by performing solos and duets. Ugh – I don’t know. Why can’t they just perform solos and whittle them down to a Top 12? Like in the old days. Which […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Knockouts Part 3


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice I apologize for this rushed blog topic for The Voice. I was away for the weekend and just arrived home late last evening. I know that some of you sent me names of some of their favourite singers and I will check them out this week. . Keep the suggestions flowing. As […]

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MidWeek MasterClass Memory: Brandon Victor Dixon’s Performance As Judas In NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar


So, I realize I am a little late to the show here, but I could not let another minute go by without addressing Brandon Victor Dixon’s electrifying performance as Judas in NBC’s live production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. Full disclosure: I did not see the entire production […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Knockouts Premiere


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice If you are a devoted follower of past seasons of The Voice, you are in for a real treat this week when past winners Cassadee Pope, Jordan Smith, Chris Blue and Chloe Kohanski serve as advisers during The Knockout Rounds. Other than that, I have nothing more to give you here. As […]

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American Idol Season 16: The Auditions End And The Hollywood Rounds Begin


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com American Idol continues with their last batch of auditions this week as it moves forward to the Hollywood Rounds. The auditions will be featured on Sunday, March 25th at 8:00 PM, followed by the Hollywood Rounds on Monday, March 26th on ABC. As I am travelling home from vacation, I will refer […]

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


Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC 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 […]

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


Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC I am a tad late to the party here but I am FINALLY adding blog topics for Season 14 Of The Voice. In addition to regular judges, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, Alicia Keyes and Kelly Clarkson have been added to the Season 14 lineup. As always, Carson Daly will be […]

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American Idol 2.0 Premieres Tonight On ABC: Week One: New York! New York!


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com On Sunday, March 11th and Monday March 12th, American Idol returns with a new image makeover when it premieres on the Disney’s ABC network at 8:00 PM. Week One will feature auditions held back on October at Madison Square Gardens in New York. Here is the background information for those of you […]

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The 90th Annual Academy Awards Will Honour The Best And Most Innovative People In The Motion Picture Industry


Okay. Tonight’s the night when we get to sit back, relax and movie geek out on our favorite night of the year – The Oscars. And just because I am on a destination vacation, it doesn’t mean I can’t take a break from the sun and surf and enjoy my Oscar fun. I mean -c’mon. […]

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60th Annual Grammy Awards To Air On CBS Live At Madison Square Gardens


The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 28, 2018. The CBS network will broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. It will be the first time since 2003 that the ceremony is held outside Los Angeles (where the Staples Center had been the home of the […]

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MasterClass Monday: The Fascinating Creation Of Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You And A New Use For Legos


About a month ago, the New York Times published a great article about the conceptualization of Ed Sheeran’s humongous hit, “Shape Of You“. I was busy enjoying Christmas so thanks Heavens for loyal MCL readers like Rachel for bringing this to my attention. A month late but better late than never. Thank you Rachel. So, […]

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It’s That Time Of The Year: Award Season In Hollywood Starting With The Golden Globes


elebrating the best in TV and Film, Seth Myers will host the 75th Anniversary Of the Golden Globes on Sunday, January 7th on NBC at 8:09 PM. Among the plethora of awards to be presented during this show, Oprah Winfrey will receive the coveted Cecil B. de Mille Award for outstanding contribution to the world […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Finale: Top 4 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice I can’t believe The Voice is still going strong with Christmas only one week away. I am no where near a TV set. Baking, shopping, cooking, partying. ”Tis the season to celebrate. However, some of The Voice diehards are still going strong. You know a show has a certain kind of magic […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Semi-Finals: Top 8 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice I have been busy baking up a storm and almost forgot that it was Monday – which means The Voice. ”’Tis the season where all the days of the week blur into one big 25 day marathon! Hard to decipher where one week ends and another begins! How can you tell I […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Top 10 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This week, The Top 10 remaining singers will compete for your votes on The Voice when it airs on NBC at 8:00 PM on Monday, December 4th. The results will be revealed on Tuesday, December 5th at 8:00 PM where two singers with the least amount of votes will be eliminated. Guest […]

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A Star-Studded Christmas In Rockefeller Center Airs On November 29th on NBC


From TVGuide.Com Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie host the 79th annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Manhattan. Adding glow are slated performances by Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Carole King, Katharine McPhee, Big Time Rush and Javier Colon. Included: the Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber video “All I […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Top 11 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice We are whittling down the singers on Season 13 of The Voice. This week , the Top 11 will sing for your votes on Monday, November 27th at 8:00 PM on NBC. Then on Tuesday, November 28th, the Top 11 Results will be revealed. Glad you are enjoying the show. I have […]

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MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Musical Legacy Of Three Singers Who Left Us All Too Soon During This Past Week: Part Three: Teen POP Idol David Cassidy


On November 21st, 2017, Teen pop star David Cassidy died from organ failure. But, that is not the whole story: “On February 20, 2017, Cassidy announced that he was living with dementia, the condition that his mother suffered from at the end of her life. He retired from performing in early 2017 when the condition […]

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