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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 11: songs Of The Cinema


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Last week one of my favorites, Emily PIriz, was eliminated from this season’s offering of American Idol. She was scheduled to sing Pink’s version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” this week. I have no doubt it would have been outstanding and would have provided marked contrast with last week’s upbeat performance of […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 12: Home


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com So, last week’s Top 13 show was – interesting! Lots of twists and turns and technical glitches and vocal issues. I don’t know – I find these singers very green this season and, with Harry Connick on board, I was expecting more. Much more! Much much more! However, at the risk of […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 13: This Is Me


By: Rosanne Simunovic I am presently on vacation for the month of March, so I may miss a couple of Vocal Masterclass submissions.  However, I  thought I would get the ball rolling by reviewing the Top 13 performances. I won’t lie – there were some hiccups this week, but let’s just say it was nerves […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 13 Performance Show: This Is Me


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com I am glad that the theme of the Top 13 Performance Show is titled This Is Me, because for the first time, I have no idea who’s who among this group. Names escape me, performances are a blur – all thanks to Rush Week. Well. Guess what? Rush Week was too rushed. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Results Show: Who Makes The Top 13?


On Wednesday evening, I felt that the gentlemen fared better than the ladies in their performances. It wasn’t perfect, but I could see great promise in some of these young male singers. And finally – host Ryan Seacrest extended a gracious accolade to the five male singers who were not called to perform in the […]

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American Idol – What Is Wrong With You?


How could this show get any lousier? How? How? Well, I’ll tell you. They select 15 girls to perform in the semifinal and then decide – on air mind you – to feature only 10 of the girls. Why? It makes no sense and it is exploitive and manipulative. A ratings ploy before NBC’s The […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season XIII Top 15 Female Singers


Finally, American Idol is live and unedited. Not unscripted, mind you, but unedited. This week, the American public has to whittle down 31 singers to a Top 13 lineup for the Finals. This ritual will continue over three-day period beginning on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00 PM on Fox. I am not sure how this […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season XIII Top 15 Male Singers


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.com Okay, so supposedly we have the Top 15 guys performing on Wednesday evening. But, after Tuesday evening’s show, we know better, correct? I have pretty much said all that I am going to say about the format of the show this season – for now! It is what it is and 5 […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week Part Two


Picture Credit: American Idol This is the week folks! Our Top 30/31 will be revealed after this week’s final solo round, so set those DVRs! We are almost there and you don’t want to miss this dramatic two-night extravaganza. I am anxious to hear some of the best vocal talent showcase their individual voices. Group […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week


Picture Credit: American Idol Hooray for Hollywood! That’s what I say! Because the fun, drama and suspense now begins! Oh – and the singing too! Did I mention the singing? But Hollywood Week on American Idol has always been a favorite of mine. This is where we get a glimpse of the true personas behind […]

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American Idol Season XIII Preliminary Auditions Week Three: Salt Lake City and Omaha


Picture Credit: American Idol We are almost there folks! One more week of preliminary auditions before the cast and crew head off to Hollywood for the most gruelling part of these American Idol auditions. This week, the judges audition singers in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and Omaha, Thursday, Jan. 30 […]

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[Video And Mini Spoiler]American Idol Season XIII Preliminary Auditions Week Two: Detroit And Atlanta


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Well, we are off and running! This season, American Idol is shaping up to be a very good season. Some very promising talent was revealed last week and the chemistry and rapport between the judges worked extremely well. As a musician, I love all the musical terminology spilling out of Harry Connick’s […]

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A Masterclass Performance Of Smile By Kristen Chenoweth On the Tonight Show With Jay Leno


I had three reasons to smile when I watched the sublimely talented Kristen Chenoweth perform Charlie Chaplin’s Smile on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Thursday, January 16th. This song is one of my absolute favorites and, for whatever reason, I needed to hear this song at this precise moment. The message it brings […]

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American Idol Season XIII Premieres With A Two Night Extravaganza Beginning In Boston, Austin and San Francisco


Picture Credit:AmericanIdol.Com American Idol Season XIII premieres on Fox with a four-hour, two-night extravaganza on Wednesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 17th. And, I am hoping beyond hope that Executive Producer Pers Blanken and his team of Idol specialists can deliver as promised. Personally, the biggest coup in this nicely tweaked format this season is […]

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Spoiler Alert For American Idol Season XIII Courtesy Of MJs Big Blog


There are spoilers and there are SPOILERS! There are changes and there are CHANGES! And, with American Idol Season XIII, the two go hand in hand. Last evening, MJSBigBlog.Com released major spoilers and schedule changes for this year’s season of American Idol. And, I was flabbergasted! And confused! There is a lot going on with […]

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Happy New Year. Masterclass Lady Is In The Building!


Welcome to the Year 2014! And I hope the Holiday Season was a bright and magical for you. I had a wonderful Christmas and it was very difficult to tuck away my Christmas decorations. However, all good things must come to an end as we prepare for an even better year ahead of us. There […]

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American Idol Season 13 Reveals Its New Mentor And Panel Of Judges


Picture Credit: Ryan Seacrest.Com Okay, we are finally done here. After months of scouring multiple planets in a quest to find a new judging/mentor combo for American Idol, Ryan Seacrest announced via his Facebook page on Tuesday, September 3rd that the deal is set: “American Idol is getting some new (and familiar) faces for its […]

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American Idol Finds Its Third Judge. Are You Wild About Harry?


Picture Credit: Fox So, after months of topsy-turvy deliberations, American Idol has finally announced that Harry Connick Jr. will join returning judges, Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. And, over the past few seasons of American Idol, it is the one time I actually jumped for joy over the selection of a judge. Why? So many […]

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American Idol Has Found A New Producer: Swedish TV Executive Per Blankens


Well, that didn’t take long! Looks like Fox has been busy, busy, busy trying to line up all their ducks in a row after basically firing everyone except host, Ryan Seacrest. Not sure what is going on with Jimmy Iovine. With the departure of Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, the big question has been: “Who […]

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Sources Claim Idol Alumni As Judges Is Almost A Reality


Picture Courtesy Of The Vulture Oh my – I love my little ‘ole blog. About 4 days ago, I wrote that a panel of judges comprised of Idol Alumni would be the best and innovative idea yet. And now, according to The Vulture, it seems that American Idol may just be heading in that direction. […]

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