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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 3 Finale


Last week, I was deeply embedded in Mother’s Day Celebrations and forgot to add a topic for Carrie Underwood’s appearance as a mentor and performer on last week’s American Idol show. I managed to watch some of the performances online and they were truly excellent. Additionally, Carrie performed exceptionally well and was and will remain […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 7 Perform Prince And Birth Songs


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com/ABC I did a little gold digging about this week’s performance and found it HERE. “We have done some digging and discovered the two songs that each of Top 7 will sing on the May 6 episode of “American Idol.” One will be from the year that they were born while the other […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 10 Perform Disney Songs


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com I am out of town and hoping to catch this show. It sounds amazing I love my Mickey Mouse. American Idol is sporting a Top 10 live show tonight and your votes will determine who will be moving on to the next phase of the competition. The show is on now – […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 14 Perform Live


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Yikes. i am running late with this blog topic American Idol is sporting a Top 14 live show tonight and your votes will determine who will be in the Top 10. The show is on now – Sunday April 22nd and Monday April 23rd at 8:00 PM on ABC. Enjoy the show […]

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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 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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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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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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Ryan Seacrest Reveals New Premiere Date For American Idol.  


On Monday, November 6th 2017, Ryan Seacrest announced on Live With Kelly And Ryan that the new version of American Idol will premiere on Sunday, March 11th 2018 from 8:00 -10:00 PM.  Sunday Night?  As in family night?   Methinks that the Disney-owned ABC network is trying to recreate the beloved Ed Sullivan show.  That […]

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MasterClass Monday: Katharine McPhee’s Gorgeous New Single – Night And Day


Some of the most enjoyable and memorable performances on American Idol came from Season 5 Top 2 Finalist, Katharine McPhee.  Her chameleon type voice coupled with her undeniable charisma and radiance on stage were responsible for many singular performances, captivating an American Idol audience as diverse as the artist herself.  Initially showcased via the American […]

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American Idol Returns On Disney Owned ABC Network


Well, that didn’t take long, did it?  After Fox cancelled American Idol at the end of its 15th season, ABC outbid both NBC and Fox  to revive it during the 2017-2018 network.  Boy, poor Fox.  All those slimy executives leaving their network and now they can’t even re-snag American Idol.  Hasn’t exactly been their year, […]

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MasterClass Monday:  One Voice Performed By 15 Years Of Americans Idols.


I was mindlessly browsing Facebook today and came across this gem. Performed as the opening number during the Finale of the American Idol Farewell Season, it brought an immediate smile to my face and a glorious warmth to my heart.  Gracing the stage with their infectious personalities and gorgeous voices, these singers gave new purpose […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 11: The Road To The Finals


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent Season 11/NBC This week, America’s Got Talent will select their final group of Finalists when the last crop of semi-finalists perform for your votes on Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th. I apologize for being AWOL but the summer has been pretty crazy at my end and I am trying to […]

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MasterClass Monday: Carrie Underwood’s Riveting Performance Of Something In The Water


I have been meaning to add this gorgeous Carrie Underwood performance of her hit single , “Something In The Water“, which was showcased during American Idol’s Farewell Season.  Carrie was one of many alumnae who participated in the Gala Finale of American Idol Season 15.  I loved each and every performance on this special show, […]

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MasterClass Memorial Day Monday: Katharine McPhee And Trent Harmon’s 2016 Performance At The National Memorial Day Concert 


As I write this article about Katharine McPhee’s and Trent Harmon’s beautiful performances at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC which  aired on PBS on May 29th, I am also watching the CNN coverage of President Obama’s visit to Arlington National Cemetery. These tributes deserve your time – today and always.   I […]

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MasterClass Monday: Jackie Evancho Crosses Over To The Pop Genre With a Gorgeous Performance Of Her New Song – Apocalypse


Picture Credit: JackieEvancho.Com Update: May 9th, 2016 9:00 PM Eastern.  If you wish to join Jackie Evancho’s Facebook Page, please click HERE Now, this is the Jackie Evancho I have been waiting for!  She is finally singing with the full complement of her enormous vocal ability. But, more on this in a bit.  As Runner-Up […]

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MasterClass Monday: American Idol Season 11 Finalist DeAndre Brackensick’s Incredible Performance Of Pretty Wings


I don’t know how DeAndre Brackensick lost the American Idol Season 11 win.  Don’t. Know. How!  Seriously – listen to his relaxed, spontaneous, meticulous vocal of Pretty Wings (featured below this article)  and then you decide if American Idol dropped the ball with this unbelievably gifted and charismatic young artist.  Not only does he have […]

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MasterClass Monday: Adam Lambert’s Extraordinary Version Of Come To Me From The Musical Brigadoon 


Picture Credit: AdamOfficial.Com Oh! My! Goodness!  If this isn ‘t the best thing I have heard in a long time, then I don’t know what is! Immortal Aria, a mother – son musical team on  Facebook- shared this gem of a number  performed by the talented Adam Lambert when he was 22-years-old.  Listen – I […]

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David Archuleta Shares His Reason For Not Performing On The American Idol Finale


   Like many of you, I was so disappointed that David Archuleta was not added as a featured performer during the American Idol Finale last week.  Arguably, he was one of the greatest American Idol finds and that gentleman standing next to him in the above photo – David Cook – shares this unique position […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Farewell Season:  The Grand Finale


  Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox Wasn’t that a spectacular show last night?  I mean – what a great way to end the phenomenon know as American Idol with two magnificent Finalists – La’Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon.  Both have voices that can cross genres with musical ease and artistry so, in my mind, both deserve the crown. […]

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