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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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MCL Favorite Pictures From The American Idol Season 15 Finale Rehearsals. 


   Well, look who tweeted a confirmation that he will be participating in the Grand Finale tomorrow evening. The one and only Season 7 Runner – Up, David Archuleta! So happy to see that he will be involved in the festivities on Thursday evening.  And here are some other fav picks which I garnered from various […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Finale Performance Show: The Final 3 Bade Farewell


   Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox Aaaaaand I’m back!  From vacation!  Just in time to bade farewell to this incredibly addictive and certainly iconic reality show.  I haven’t yet had the opportunity to watch the “American Dream Special” which aired last evening since I was still “on the road”. However, it is resting safe and snug […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Finale Week: Farewell To The Farewell Season. 


   Picture Credit: Billboard.Com I am in a car, travelling the final stretch of a three-day journey from my vacation in  Florida. And again I apologize for being in absentia for the  majority of this farewell season. I was anticipating that Idol would carry on until May – as usual – so it has been […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 3 Performance Show. 


  Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox  I am winding up my vacation and soon this blog will resume some sense of normality.   Here is the blog topic for this week’s show which airs at 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 31st on Fox.  I value your commentary more than ever this season. In addition to being informative,  it […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 4 Performance Show. 


  Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox As you may know, I am on vacation until April 5th so I have not been able to submit Vocal Masterclass articles.  I am very sad about this, considering this is the last season of Idol.   However, here is the blog topic for this week’s show which airs at 8:00 PM […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 5 Performance Show. 


  Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox I am in the middle of my vacation and it has been non-stop. I can’t believe that I have missed so much of what has transpired on American Idol.  Also, the reality of submitting Vocal MasterClass articles for this signature season has been impossible. Vacation schedules mean  there is no schedule. […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 8 Results/Top 6 Performance Show. 


   Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox This week, the Top 8 will perform solos and duets, so this should be fun to watch. There is a diversity of talent in this crop of finalists so it will be interesting to see how the pairs will be constructed.  And, if the schedule remains similar to last week, the […]

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Vocal MasterClass Article For The American Idol Season 15 Top 8: Grammy Award Winning Songs. 


By: Rosanne Simunovic Although all 10 singers performed this week, two were eliminated at the end of the show. Therefore, since I am on vacation for a month or so and have limited time to write these MasterClass articles , I will critique only the Top 8 singers. Also, if any of the singers or […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The American Idol Season 15 Top 8 Performance and Top 10 Results Show 


   Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox This week, the Top 8 will perform immediately after the Top 10 Results are announced.  Two singers will, unfortunately, be eliminated.   In addition to the “rushed” timeline of this season’s show,  I am also missing those very entertaining theme nights. Remember those?   It was so much fun watching […]

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MasterClass Monday: Kelly Clarkson Gives An Emotional Performance Of Her Hit Song, “Piece By Piece”.  Album Remix Slated For March 4th


You O   Picture Credit: Jill Greenberg/JPC.De You didn’t think I would forget about Kelly Clarkson’s outstanding and heartfelt performance on American Idol last Thursday, did you?   I would never. Ever. In a million years. I was saving it for a my MasterClass Monday feature because this was truly a MasterClass Moment the likes of which […]

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Vocal MasterClass Article For American Idol Season 15 Top 10


Finally – my evaluations for the Top 10. I love writing these Vocal Masterclass articles for the American Idol performances and feel sad knowing that this will be the last year for these publications. It has been one fun and joyous ride and you – the MCL community – have made this journey particularly special.  […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Top 10 American Idol Season 15 Performance Show 


 Picture Credit: AmericanIdol/Fox  The header for this topic is a bit misleading in that, before we hear the Top 10 perform for your votes, the voting results for the 10 Wildcard singers will be announced at the beginning of the show. Four singers – Olivia Rox, Dalton Rapattoni,  Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae – were pre-selected […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15 Top 14 Results And WildCard Performances. 


   Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox First of all – isn’t this picture (featured above) beautiful?   Kelly Clarkson’s face looks radiant and expressive. What a musical revolution she started!  She gave mesmerizing performances week after week on American Idol and set the bar so high for those who would follow in her footsteps.  So, it is only […]

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