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Siobhan Magnus Showcases Her Enormous Talent On The Ellen Show


Today I was finally able to pick my jaw up from the ground after it fell with the news of Siobhan Magnus’ very untimely elimination from American Idol Season 9. However, it was a great moment to see her perform on The Ellen Show, knowing that Ellen fully endorsed her unique artistry and musicality. Apparently […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 6 Vocal Masterclass Article: The Music Of Shania Twain


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week’s American Idol Top 6 theme was a tribute to the music of Shania Twain. And, sharing her generous mentoring skills was the lovely Shania Twain! Surprise! I thought she did a tremendous job with these singers and was wonderfully supportive and caring to all of them. As I wrote my […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 6 Results Show: The Music Of Shania Twain


L ast evening’s show was just a little “ho-hum” to me.  I don’t know what else to say so I will leave all my comments for the Top 6  Vocal Masterclass article However, I thought Shania Twain was wonderfully warm and supportive with the singers and imparted some excellent advice. My favorite quote was from […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 6 Show: The Music Of Shania Twain


 This week country artist, Shania Twain, will mentor the six remaining singers of American Idol Season 9. The singers will be performing numbers  selected from Shania’s catalogue  of music.  As I have previously stated, this will be no easy task as Shania’s music contains a multitude of pitfalls.   You rarely hear singers performing covers of her music and […]

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American Idol Top 6 Finalist Tim Urban Graces The Ellen Show


  Tim Urban dropped by The Ellen Show today and captivated Ellen and her viewers with his sweet, accommodating persona. Then he sang an excellent rendition of Leonard Cohen’s, “Hallelujah“, reinforcing just why he managed to progress so far into this year’s competition. He possesses a naturally beautiful vocal timbre that, with time and study, will […]

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Shania Twain To Mentor American Idol’s Top 6 Performing Songs From Her Catalogue


Well, well, well! It has come down to this.  Shania Twain mentoring the remaining  American Idol Season 9 Top 6 singers performing songs from her personal catalogue of music. Well, nothing screams nightmare more than this, does it?  I am still recovering from Carrie Underwood’s American Idol performance of one of Shania’s songs and that was 4 […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Vocal Masterclass Article: Inspirational Songs With Alicia Keys


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week’s American Idol top 7 theme was, in fact, a prelude to the star-studded Idol Gives Back Special this evening.  So, in keeping with the wonderful spirit of generosity and goodwill toward all, the Top 7 performed  repertoire gathered from an American Idol catalogue of Inspirational Songs. And, it was quite a revelatory […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 7 Results Show: Inspirational Music With Alicia Keys


  L ast evening’s show, apart from Alicia Keys involvement, was far from an inspiring and memorable even.     The abbreviated time frame for the show –  down from a 90-minute format to 60 minutes – set a frantic pace that left me frustrated and, at times, confused.     Generally, the singers mirrored my ill ease and […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Idol Gives Back Extravaganza


  I thought I would add a separate blog topic for this evening’s  star-studded 2-hour presentation of   Idol Gives Back And you don’t have to wait until the show airs to donate to this extensive charitable cause. With just a click,  you can donate now by visiting the Idol Gives Back website . Two evenings ago on Larry King Live,  all […]

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American Idol Season 9 Singer, Katie Stevens, On Ellen


Katie Stevens appeared on Ellen today and sang a sumptuous version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow“. I wonder if she was planning to perform this song for the Top 7 “Inspirational Songs Theme”  this week? She phrases this song quite differently from the many versions that I have heard of this song and, in doing […]

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Facebook Pages for Our Top 9 American Idol Season 9 Singers.


 This morning,  I decided to take a walk through the Facebook pages of the Top 9 singers on American Idol Season 9.  It was very revealing.  The numbers for some of the singers make no sense based on the elimination process to date. Presently, this is the standing: Crystal Bowersox = 65, 127 fans, Andrew Garcia = 45, […]

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News Release For The American Idol Season 9 Tour


Having trouble viewing this message? Click here NEWS MUSIC VIDEO STORE Exclusive American Idol: Season 9 Pre-Order Offer! Pre-Order American Idol: Season 9 on AmericanIdolMusic.com and get exclusive access to pre-sale tickets for the 2010 American Idol Tour! American Idol: Season 9 features tracks from this season top 10 including Chelsea Bowersox, Lee Dewyze and more!  […]

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A Special Shout-Out To Siobhan Magnus


Here at MasterclassLady.Com, we are not confused by brilliance. We applaud it and cherish it, feeling privileged to discover a rare and exciting talent such as Siobhan Magnus. Therefore, I thought I would add her Top 9 performance here, so that we can celebrate the birth of a new and exciting star. She may not […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Vocal Masterclass Article Part Two: The Music Of Elvis With Adam Lambert


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week’s American Idol theme was one of my favorites. It was Elvis Week and the timeless quality of his music is always cause for celebration. However, with Season 8 Runner-Up, Adam Lambert acting as mentor for the Top 9 singers, his presence added further performance fuel to the artistic fire. The […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Part 2 Results Show: The Music Of Elvis With Adam Lambert


  Wwell, I must say that Adam Lambert’s  brilliant mentoring skills saved the show last evening!     It was wonderful to hear actual technical terms like “head voice”  being mentioned during the coaching process.  He was very blunt and honest with these singers, yet supportive as well.  I appreciated this approach very much.       Adam gave the singers some […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Part Two: The Music Of Elvis With Adam Lambert


This week, the very talented Season 8 American Idol Runner-Up, Adam Lambert, returns to act as a mentor for the Top 9 Semi-Finalists from Season 9. This week they will be celebrating the music of The King – Mr. Elvis Presley. And, it promises to be quite the show! In order to immerse the singers in […]

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Adam Lambert Returns To American Idol To Mentor The Season 9 Top 9 Singers


Thanks to Sony BMG for sending this newsletter. Lots of great Adam news for the MCL readers. Still no word on a theme but rumor has it that it will be Elvis with a dose of Cirque de Soleil thrown in! (shrugs) I know – confusing – but then this whole season has been confusing. Enjoy! […]

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David Archuleta’s Performance Of Imagine On American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Results Show


Vocal prodigy, David Archuleta, made another triumphant return to the American Idol stage during Season 9’s Top 9 Results Show on April 7th.  Seated quietly at the piano, he performed another inspiring version of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, once again reminding all of us that he is a force to be reckoned with.  The sophistication and […]

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American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Vocal Masterclass Article: The Lennon-McCartney Songbook


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week’s American Idol theme was focused on the weath of music penned by legendary artists, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. So, suffice it to say that the singers were treated to a wealth of musical riches in the song selection process.  I could not imagine any of the singers experiencing problems in terms of uncovering […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Results Show: The Lennon-McCartney Songbook


  What a terrific show last evening! It always seems to me that the music of Lennon and McCartney brings out the very best in all the singers.  Many of these singers have worked extremely hard to prepare for this show and their hard work paid off.                 There were so many wonderful performances but  I thought […]

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