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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 2 Results Show: The Grand Finale 


   Picture Credit: American Idol Before I begin, let me just say how upset I am at the multitude of people cheering the demise of American Idol. Really? REALLY?  This show was and continues to be (for one more year) a ground – breaking show, discovering and nurturing talent better than anything currently happening on […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 3 Results And Top 2 Performance Show 


 Picture Credit: American Idol With American Idol’s savvy timing of the announcement that next season will be the final season for the show, the media has exploded with articles and comments galore about this recent turn of events.   In fact,  American Idol’s announcement that the 2015-2016 season will be the last one has cast a […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 5 Show


   Picture Credit: The Voice And then there were 5!   With two more weeks of performances, we are already deep into the semi final week of Season 8 of The Voice.  All  the judges are represented in this very talented group of singers pictured above. Teams Adam, Blake and Christina have one singer remaining in the Semi […]

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The Voice Season 8 Top 6 Song Spoilers. 


Thanks once again to MJsBigBlog.Com, we have song spoilers for the Top 6 and this week we will hear two songs from each artist. Here we go and remember – do not download these songs until after the show has aired in your time zone or they will not count as votes for your favourite artist […]

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Homeland Is Off To Germany!  Wilkommen Carrie Mathison AKA Actress Claire Danes 


   Picture Credit: HOMELAND This just in from Access Hollywood: “For “Homeland” Season 5, Carrie Mathison is taking the war on terror to Germany! Showtime announced production on the upcoming season of the hit series will take place on location in Berlin, Germany, beginning in early June. In doing so, it will “become the first American television […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 8 Show


  Picture Credit: The Voice Yes you are seeing correctly. Former The Voice judges, Cee Lo Green, Gwen Stefani and Usher will be returning as mentors for this week’s show.  What?  No Shakira?  What’s up with that?  I guess negotiations did not go as planned because her absence in this week’s show is pretty glaring.    If […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 10 Show


   Photo Credit: NBC/TheVoice NB: Click HERE For ITunes Links For Tonight’s Songs We are down to this talented group of 10 singers but I am very sad to see that one of my favorite singers, Mia Z from Team Pharrell, was not voted through to the Top 10. I don’t know about you, but her dismissal […]

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iTunes Links And Spoilers for The Voice Season 8 Top 10 Show


Special thanks to MJsBigBlog For the Spoilers.  Also, remember not to download until after the show airs in your time zone. The downloads will only count as votes AFTER the show has aired.  Corey Kent White – Team Blake – Unwound by George Strait – Download from iTunes India Carney – Team Christina – Run to You by […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 7/6 Show: The American Classics


   Picture Credit: American Idol This in from AmericanIdol.Com: “This week, our Top 7 will be doubling down, delivering two performances each!  What’s more exciting is this particular playlist was actually generated by YOU. We’re calling the night “American Classics”, stuffed with those iconic tracks that move you and take you back. On Wednesday, you’re getting 14 […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 12: Live And In Color


This week on The Voice, the Top 12 artists perform, with two artists from each team advancing based on the viewers’ vote.  Then, I assume,  the fan save will determine the last two singers to advance to the Top 10.  I am just making this up here – can anyone confirm this “fan save” thing?  Performing […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/7 Show: The BillBoard Top 100


  Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com. A picture is worth a thousand words. It appears that Clark and Jax are rehearsing their songs on keyboard, so does that mean that they will be using a piano this week?  Maybe yes, maybe no.  At any rate, after last week’s excellent Top 9/8 show celebrating the music of the great Kelly […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 20: We Are Live!


  This week on The Voice, the Top 20 artists perform, with two artists from each team advancing based on the viewers’ vote, and each coach completing their respective teams with their own choice. Performing live on Monday, April 6th at 8:00 PM on NBC are: Team Blake Shelton Corey Kent White Brooke Adee     […]

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Spoiler Alert: ITunes Links For The Voice Season 8 Knock – Out Rounds Part 3


 If you want an early listen before Monday’s KnockOut Performances on The Voice, here you go. I will continue to update as the spoilers come in.  Thank you to Idolforums.Com and MJsBigBlog.Com for the reveal. Enjoy!  Team Blake Shelton Brooke Adee – Electric Feel by MGMT – Download from iTunes Team Pharrell Williams Lowell Oakley […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 8: The KnockOuts Part 3


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice  I was in travel mode last week and forgot to add a blog topic for the Knock Outs – the third stage of this competition. However, I was incredibly happy to see that Sawyer Fredericks was selected to advance to the live shows. Anyone else here think that Sawyer is going to […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion for American Idol Season XIV Top 10: Songs From The Movies


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com. Missing from the picture is Maddie Walker and her irritated appendix. Darn! Ten of the Eleven singers – featured below – will sing Songs From The Movies on Thursday, March 19th. They are: Clark Beckham Daniel Seavey Nick Fradiani Rayvon Owen Quaasim Middleton Jax Joey Cook Maddie Walker Tyanna Jones Adanna Duru Quentin […]

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Spoiler Alert: Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 8: The Battle Rounds Week Two


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice  NB: Just a reminder – I am on vacation until the end of March and having a great time thank you very much. So, if I happen to be MIA, it is because I have no idea what day it is. Yes, while on vacation, every day is Sunday. My boy, Sawyer […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 8: The Blind Auditions Week Two


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice There is some lean and mean talent on The Voice this season. Pretty exceptional, actually. However, my favorite thus far is Sawyer Fredericks from #teampharrell. His performing style and vocal subsance define artistry. He most certainly is in this competition for the long haul. Returning to judge and mentor the singers […]

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Sawyer Fredericks  From Season 8 Of The Voice: Oh! Masterclass! Goodness! 


  < p style=”font-size:16px;color:rgb(45,45,45);font-family:OpenSans, sans-serif;”>Picture Credit: The Voice I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to see and hear this talented young artist perform during Week 2 of the Blind Auditions of The Voice. Where did he come from?  Like where?  He is a superstar waiting to be discovered.  Sawyer Fredericks (his […]

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The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: The Final Journey


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Well, we have reached the end of the road. It has been a privilege to review this brilliantly produced mini-series based on Lawrence Hill’s book, “The Book Of Negroes”. As I previously said, no stone was left unturned and no emotion untouched. Kudos to everyone involved with this project. […]

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The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Two


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC During last week’s premiere episode of The Book Of Negroes, my eyes were absolutely glued to the TV screen. Not only was the story told in a compelling and authentic manner, but also the acting was sheer perfection and the cinematography mesmerizing. It does not get better than this. […]

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