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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 2 Singers: Candice Glover And Kree Harrison


By: Rosanne Simunovic That was a pretty riveting Top 2 Performance Finale. Both Candice and Kree sang the juice out of their songs, giving strong, meaningful performances and verifying why they are the Final 2 standing. However, in fairness to Top 3 Finalist, Angie Miller, she deserved one of those spots. That young lady was […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 3 Singers: Producers’, Judges’ And Jimmy Iovine Choices


By: Rosanne Simunovic Because I am busy over the next 4 days, I have evaluated these singers as concisely as possible. We are reaching the end of another season, so I hope that the more in-depth Vocal Masterclass articles from previous weeks will help fill in the blanks. Here are my evaluations and, remember, I […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 4 Singers: Now And Then


By: Rosanne Simunovic What a great evening of music! Now that was pretty fine singing from Amber, Angie, Candice and Kree. And wasn’t Harry Connick Jr. the absolute best mentor? He had x-ray vision when dealing with our Top 4, playing to their strengths while reinforcing their weaknesses. Now, that is what mentoring is all […]

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Mindy Moore’s Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 4 Performance Show: Own Choice And One-Hit Wonders


By: Mindy Moore I am still fighting a bad stomach bug, so one of my readers, the very insightful and knowledgeable Mindy Moore, has graciously provided her assessment of last evening’s Top 4 show. It is an excellent read and one in which I am in 100% agreement. Thank you so much, Mindy – your […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 5 Singers: Divas And Birth Year


By: Rosanne Simunovic Well, this is a first, isn’t it? An all-female Top 5. American Idol achieved their wish and a woman shall win the crown this year. This was a very entertaining Top 5 showcase. The songs were diverse and, once again, featured songs that have never been performed on Idol. Now, I wish […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 6 Singers: Bacharach/David Music And Songs You Wish You Wrote


By: Rosanne Simunovic I absolutely love the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Yes, it is not current, but the melodies and the lyrics are timeless. The stuff of true classics! And, the fact that they stand the test of time is testament to the writing talent of these legendary composers. Their songs provided […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 8 Singers: Rock Music


By: Rosanne Simunovic A-rockin’ we will go! A-rockin’ we will go! Heigh ho the derry-o, a rockin’ we will go! Well, that was an interesting melange of performances this week, wasn’t it? I feel sorry for the vocal coaches – they are the ones that have to make sense of the task set in front […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 8 Singers: Rock Music


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the Top 8 singers celebrated the Music Of Motown. And, as expected, this theme proved to be trickier for some than others. It is safe to say that Motown is not only a specific genre or theme, but also a way of life- an innate ability to soulfully express your […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season 12 Top 9 Singers: The Music Of Lennon-McCartney


By: Rosanne Simunovic I am back with my weekly Vocal Masterclass articles. Let the master classing begin! On Wednesday night, the singers performed the music from the Lennon-McCartney catalogue – a revolutionary era in music history that introduced classical elements into the genres of pop and rock. My main focus rested on the singer’s ability […]

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