American Idol – What’s “Singing” Got to Do, Got to Do With It? Dancing and Prancing Performance Prevailing Over Singing Quality Performance?

I've been watching American Idol quite precisely for at least the last decade and this time watching the auditions, I said, "Finally, the singing quality is becoming quite strong and definitely more listenable than ever before." Little did I know. After that last 12 "best" were chosen, the quality of singing all of a sudden …

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Child Stars via YouTube – A New Trend to Discovering New Talent?

A long time ago Citytv launched "Speaker's Corner". Anybody could stop by and verbally express their opinion about anything. Some people were actually singing, while hoping to get noticed and make it big in the music business. And YES...BINGO! The band "Barenaked Ladies" were noticed, picked up by music industry professionals and then the band …

Voice Loss or Voice Limitations: How often does that happen? And the question is… why?

Being a Non-Surgical Voice Repair Specialist for over 35 years now, I have seen a lot of cases where the full or partial loss of voice took place. There were different people, just the ordinary want-to-be singers or speakers and some were definitely active professionals. There were different causes and different diagnoses, but what was …