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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 REDUX Performance Show: Songs From The 80s


By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the Top 8 Redux took on Songs From The Eighties. There was a ton of material from which to choose, depending upon which songs were cleared for the singers. That being said, I have to say that, overall, the personal selections were disappointing and it is hard to know where […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII Top 8 Performance Show Part Two: Songs From The 80s.


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com This week on American Idol should be a very good week – for a couple of reasons. First off, the Top 8 will be performing Songs From The 80s. This was a very good decade for music and, hopefully, each singer was able to find a song perfectly suited to their vocal […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: The Battles, Round 2


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice I am slightly out of the loop with this show. Have been doing catch-up since returning from vacation. However, I do know that Coldplay singer, Chris Martin, has been working with the singers, so that can’t be a bad thing, can it? Which raises the question – where are the star […]

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol Finalist Sam Woolf – Ditch Your Guitar!


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Thank heavens the judges used the save on Sam Woolf last week. His performance for the save song, Babylon, was spectacular. His voice sounded smooth and creamy – like butter -and he moved flawlessly around the stage. Sam – please put the guitar away. You sing monumentally better without it. When you […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For NBC’s The Voice Season 3: The Blind Auditions Week 3


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice The talent sure is racking up on The Voice Season 6. Singing genius continued to explode on the stage last week and it looks like this is going to be a great season once again. In the video featured below, we have the opportunity to participate in a Blind Audition. […]

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Classical Crossover Star Katherine Jenkins Offers Formula To Combat Stage Fright.


I came across this wonderfully informative video hosted by classical crossover star, Katherine Jenkins. She highlighted some of the ideas and remedies she has adopted to combat the anxiety everyone feels when performing on stage. Now, I know that stage fright comes in all forms of sizes and shapes, but, at some point in time, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 12: Home


By: Rosanne Simunovic As i mentioned last week, I am presently on vacation for the month of March, so I may miss a couple of Vocal Masterclass submissions.  However, this week, I did manage to watch the Top 12 performances and overall the singers were on par with what happened last week. Pretty much still […]

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VIDEO: The Voice Finds A Star In Teen Bria Kelly.


Picture Credit: Tyler Folden/NBC As judge Adam Levine said when commenting on Bria Kelly’s performance Monday night: “O! M! G! Because, truth be told, I have never heard anyone quite like this young lady. The very fact that she can squeeze the juice out of a blues song and personify the angst and passion that […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 6: Premiere Week


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice Season 6 of The Voice is set to take the TV stage beginning Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th at 8:00 PM on NBC. Returning will be host Carson Daly along with judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher. This lineup of judges works much better, I find. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season XIII Top 15 Female Singers


Finally, American Idol is live and unedited. Not unscripted, mind you, but unedited. This week, the American public has to whittle down 31 singers to a Top 13 lineup for the Finals. This ritual will continue over three-day period beginning on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00 PM on Fox. I am not sure how this […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season XIII Top 15 Male Singers


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.com Okay, so supposedly we have the Top 15 guys performing on Wednesday evening. But, after Tuesday evening’s show, we know better, correct? I have pretty much said all that I am going to say about the format of the show this season – for now! It is what it is and 5 […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week Part Two


Picture Credit: American Idol This is the week folks! Our Top 30/31 will be revealed after this week’s final solo round, so set those DVRs! We are almost there and you don’t want to miss this dramatic two-night extravaganza. I am anxious to hear some of the best vocal talent showcase their individual voices. Group […]

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[VIDEO] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIII: Hollywood Week


Picture Credit: American Idol Hooray for Hollywood! That’s what I say! Because the fun, drama and suspense now begins! Oh – and the singing too! Did I mention the singing? But Hollywood Week on American Idol has always been a favorite of mine. This is where we get a glimpse of the true personas behind […]

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American Idol Season XIII Preliminary Auditions Week Three: Salt Lake City and Omaha


Picture Credit: American Idol We are almost there folks! One more week of preliminary auditions before the cast and crew head off to Hollywood for the most gruelling part of these American Idol auditions. This week, the judges audition singers in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and Omaha, Thursday, Jan. 30 […]

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56th Annual Grammy Awards To Air Sunday, January 26th On CBS.


And the award shows keep on coming! Ya gotta love this time of year. One awards show after another – a fantastic way to chase away these very cold, winter blues. The Grammy Awards show will be televised live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26th at 8:00 PM on CBS. […]

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American Idol Season XIII Premieres With A Two Night Extravaganza Beginning In Boston, Austin and San Francisco


Picture Credit:AmericanIdol.Com American Idol Season XIII premieres on Fox with a four-hour, two-night extravaganza on Wednesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 17th. And, I am hoping beyond hope that Executive Producer Pers Blanken and his team of Idol specialists can deliver as promised. Personally, the biggest coup in this nicely tweaked format this season is […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part 22 – Broken


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections As their sun sets, fear rises in Africa. “Broken” written by Jon Hunt and David Archuleta aims to draw attention to the devastation of a lost generation of children in a long civil war in Africa being abducted, used as soldiers and slaves. Jon Hunt, a […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Top 3


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice This week marks the two-night finale of NBC’s The Voice Season 5. And, set to perform for your votes on Monday, December 17th are Jacquie Lee from Team Christina and Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin from Team Adam. Of the three remaining singers, my favorite is Jacquie Lee. She has […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Top 5


Here we go! The Top 5 are set to entertain us on NBC’s The Voice Season 5 on Monday at 8:00 PM. The show will deviate from their two-hour format in favor of one hour (thank you!) in order to make room for the return of the very popular show, The Sing-Off. NBC is really […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Top 6


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice Last week was the first time I was able to watch The Voice in its entirety this season. And it felt oddly strange. There was a disconnect, obviously, because I came a little bit late to the party. However, I am still drawn to Team Christina and her competitors, Jacquie […]

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