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Tag Archives: American Idol

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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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 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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