American Singer – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 04:39:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tinamania.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png American Singer – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ 32 32 Masked Singer 2022 LIVE– Fans assume Ring Master is Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik ahead of next week’s high-stakes showdown https://tinamania.com/masked-singer-2022-live-fans-assume-ring-master-is-jeopardy-host-mayim-bialik-ahead-of-next-weeks-high-stakes-showdown/ Thu, 12 May 2022 04:39:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/masked-singer-2022-live-fans-assume-ring-master-is-jeopardy-host-mayim-bialik-ahead-of-next-weeks-high-stakes-showdown/ WEDNESDAY’s special “Road To The Finals” episode of the hit reality show details behind the scenes of the season as the finale nears. As clues pile in on the identities of the remaining contestants, fans of the masked singer have had some very definite guesses – including a fan-favorite game show host. A Twitter user […]]]>

WEDNESDAY’s special “Road To The Finals” episode of the hit reality show details behind the scenes of the season as the finale nears.

As clues pile in on the identities of the remaining contestants, fans of the masked singer have had some very definite guesses – including a fan-favorite game show host.

A Twitter user guess this danger! host Mayim Bialik could be in the Ringmaster costume.

Although no contestants were eliminated in this week’s episode, the all-new special gave details on season seven’s dramatic journey as rumors of next week’s guest panelist continue to swirl. .

Two singers were unmasked last week, leaving Prince to battle Firefly and Ringmaster in the grand finale.

space bunny were eliminated first and revealed to be Shaggy, as Robin guessed, and the Queen Cobras were later unmasked and revealed to be R&B group En Vogue, which Nicole guessed correctly.

Read our Masked Singer live blog for the latest news and updates..

  • New Series Items

    In the fourth season, a Golden Ear trophy was introduced, which is awarded to the panelist with the most correct first impression guesses at the end of the season, along with a reduction in performance and remote audience voting .

    In the fifth season, these aspects were carried over, while generic contestants who appeared at the end of certain episodes participated for the first time.

  • Past Winners: Jewel

    On December 15, 2021, The Masked Singer Season 6 Finals Queen of Hearts unmasked as Jewel defeated Todrick Hall after winning the Group B Finals.

    She then said People that the series allowed him to demonstrate the “technical” part of his voice.

  • Past winners: Nick Lachey

    The 98 Degrees member won as Piglet and said he was in the program for his children, Camden and Phoenix, as well as his daughter Brooklyn.

    While fame may have fooled the judges during his time on the show, he claims his kids immediately recognized their dad as Piglet.

    “They immediately recognized my voice,” Lachey told People.

  • Past winners: LeAnn Rhymes

    The show’s fourth episode ended with Grammy winner LeAnn Rimes.

    Rimes, who was masked like the Sun, went on to explain that her experience was not what she expected.

    She said: “I didn’t expect it to be so much work. I must say. I thought like, I’ll come, it’ll be easy. It’s gonna be fun. And it was a blast.”

  • Past Winners: Kandi Burruss

    As the competition’s first female champion, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star made history.

    After her win, she said, “For a long time I really stopped singing by myself because you get negative feedback and so it kinda bugs your head.

    “But thank you. So I had really quit. And I really thank you for helping me regain my confidence.

  • Past winners: Wayne Brady

    The former Hamilton performer and Let’s Make a Deal presenter struggled to hide his Fox role from host Nick Cannon, but after winning he made sure everyone knew how great he is. had fun on the show.

    After winningBrady said: “It’s been the coolest, the most amazing, the most touching, the hardest, the weirdest, the weirdest – and I’m hosting Let’s Make a Deal.”

  • Past winners: T-Pain

    When he won the contest’s inaugural season, the Grammy winner set the tone for all future winners.

    Before winning the Golden Mask, he beat Gladys Knight and Donny Osmond.

  • Who has already won The Masked Singer?

    Over its six seasons, the following celebrities have won the Golden Mask:

    • Season 1: T-Pain
    • Season 2: Wayne Brady
    • Season 3: Kandi Burruss
    • Season 4: LeAnn Rimes
    • Season 5: Nick Lachey
    • Season 6: Jewel
  • Natasha Bedingfield takes the stage

    The singer performs her classic song “Unwritten.”

    It has been announced that Natasha will host The Masked Singer’s nationwide tour this summer.

  • Firefly’s New Index

    Firefly has unveiled its new clue: a skateboard.

  • Firefly’s Highlight Reel

    Firefly said she wanted to start her Masked Singer journey to prove her talent to people.

  • Twitter guesses for Prince

    Many Twitter users believe the singer in the frog mask could be Broadway star Jeremy Jordan.

    Other fan guesses include:

    • Derek Hough
    • Skylar Astin
    • Cheyenne Jackson
  • New clue

    The prince has revealed a new clue to his identity: a howling wolf.

  • Other Ringmaster Guesses

    Twitter users dismissed numerous suspects besides Hayley Orrantia for Ringmaster, including:

    • Carrie Underwood
    • Jennifer Nettles
    • Miley Cyrus
    • Christina Aguilera
  • Twitter guesses

    Masked Singer fans on Twitter are speculating that the Ringmaster could be actress Hayley Orrantia.

  • “Fabulous and fun”

    Robin Thicke guessed the prince had a “fabulous and fun” personality.

    The panelist also guessed it might be a Broadway singer he doesn’t know.

  • Honored Prince

    A look back at Prince’s journey shows that they feel emotionally connected to the songs they chose for their performances.

  • New clue

    In the summary, the Ringmaster explained that the panelists couldn’t decide if she was a country singer or a pop star.

    The masked contestant then revealed that she had a new clue to hint at the Ringmaster’s identity: the Girl Scout logo.

  • In the wings

    Behind-the-scenes footage shows the top-secret costumes the contestants are required to wear in the studio.

    In the studio, they practice singing with vocal coaches and choreography with professional dancers.

  • “Serious death”

    Panelist Jenny McCarthy said she would shave her head if Ringmaster didn’t win this season because she cared so much about their votes.

    “I was very serious when I said I would shave my head,” Jenny said in a clip.

  • “Vocally Difficult”

    Ringmaster said she has always enjoyed singing and is happy to show her love for music by choosing vocally stimulating songs like “The Climb” and “I Will Always Love You.”

  • A look back at Ringmaster’s journey

    Never-before-seen footage of Ringmaster dancing backstage has been shown.

    “Where else could I play in a way no one would expect me to?” said the ringmaster.

    She went on to say that she had a bubbly personality under her costume.

  • Ringmaster Feedback

    “I’m going to keep singing for the rest of my life because that’s what I really love to do,” Ringmaster told host Nick Cannon.

  • To agree!

    A brand new episode of Masked Singer is LIVE NOW on FOX.

    Tune in to watch the special episode now!

  • Natasha Bedingfield’s next performance

    The singer tweeted that she would be on tonight’s episode of Masked Singer.

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New Bob Dylan Center explores his creative process | Music | DW https://tinamania.com/new-bob-dylan-center-explores-his-creative-process-music-dw/ Tue, 10 May 2022 08:22:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/new-bob-dylan-center-explores-his-creative-process-music-dw/ In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, acquired truckloads of photos, papers, and recordings that once belonged to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan’s archives are estimated at 60 million dollars (57 million euros). At the time, many people wondered why one of America’s wealthiest families had purchased so much of Dylan’s […]]]>

In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, acquired truckloads of photos, papers, and recordings that once belonged to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan’s archives are estimated at 60 million dollars (57 million euros).

At the time, many people wondered why one of America’s wealthiest families had purchased so much of Dylan’s estate. It wasn’t until 2021 that GKFF announced that large parts of Dylan’s legacy would be on display at the Bob Dylan Center, which opens May 10.

The museum is located in the old Tulsa Paper Mill

“Casual Mood from the Heart”

That the new museum is opening in Oklahoma’s second largest city, Tulsa, suits Minnesota native Bob Dylan. In an interview last month with vanity loungethe octogenarian said “there’s more vibes on the coasts, that’s for sure”, but added that being from Minnesota he loves “the laid back hum of the heart of the country”.

The three-story Bob Dylan Center features more than 100,000 items that Bob Dylan has owned – or created – over seven decades.

They include handwritten lyrics to some of his greatest songs, previously unreleased recordings, photographs, films, and artwork.

A notebook filled with handwritten notes.

The archives are a treasure trove for Dylan fans who want to better understand his songwriting process.

Single collection

The museum’s website says the exhibit is “dedicated to the study and appreciation of famed American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and his cultural significance.”

A multimedia installation depicts Dylan’s life, from growing up in Minnesota to becoming a world-famous folk musician. In a reconstructed studio, visitors can experience what it’s like to make a record.

A movie theater at the Bob Dylan Center will show films featuring Dylan as an actor or his music as part of the soundtrack, as well as documentaries. Classics include Martin Scorsese’s biography of Dylan “No Direction Home” (2005), DA Pennebaker’s documentary “Don’t Look Back”, which follows Dylan’s 1965 UK tour, and Sam Peckinpah’s feature ” Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” (1973), for which Dylan composed the score and songs and in which he played a role.

A man looks at a wall of exhibits, documents and photos dedicated to Bob Dylan.

Steven Jenkins, director of the Bob Dylan Center, in the middle of a section of the new museum

Museum of a living legend

Oil billionaire George Kaiser, one of America’s richest and most prominent philanthropists, is the museum’s patron. His fortune is estimated at just under $8 billion, which Forbes says makes him one of the 50 richest Americans. Much of his fortune goes to the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

Six years before the GKFF purchased the Dylan Archive, it acquired Woody Guthrie memorabilia and in 2013 opened the Woody Guthrie Center dedicated to the folk singer, not far from the current location of the Bob Dylan Center. Bob Dylan is bound to be delighted, as he has often said that Guthrie had been a formative musical influence on him.

A series of black and white photo frames along with a life-size color photo of Bob Dylan with arms raised.

Bob Dylan’s archive is estimated at $60 million

In his unique career, Dylan has sold over 125 million records worldwide, written some of the most popular songs of the 20th century, and received 11 Grammy Awards, the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“Musical Inspiration”

Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and Mavis Staples performed at the center for a series of festive events ahead of its May 10 opening. All three named Bob Dylan as their musical inspiration.

Dylan won’t be at the opening in person. Instead, a five-meter-tall metal sculpture, designed and built by Dylan himself in his studio, will be on display at the entrance to the museum.

This article was originally written in German.

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San Diego Opera Prepares, Again, For Pandemic-Delayed West Coast Premiere Of ‘Aging Magician’ https://tinamania.com/san-diego-opera-prepares-again-for-pandemic-delayed-west-coast-premiere-of-aging-magician/ Sun, 08 May 2022 13:00:38 +0000 https://tinamania.com/san-diego-opera-prepares-again-for-pandemic-delayed-west-coast-premiere-of-aging-magician/ On the evening of March 8, 2020, local health authorities confirmed the first suspected case of COVID-19 in San Diego County. The next morning, the San Diego Opera became the first local arts organization to announce the cancellation of a major production due to what would become the global pandemic which may finally be coming […]]]>

On the evening of March 8, 2020, local health authorities confirmed the first suspected case of COVID-19 in San Diego County. The next morning, the San Diego Opera became the first local arts organization to announce the cancellation of a major production due to what would become the global pandemic which may finally be coming to an end.

Today, two years and two months to the day after San Diego Opera’s originally scheduled production of “Aging Magician” was set for its local debut, the genre chamber opera will finally have its long-awaited premiere. for a long time on the west coast. It plays Friday and Saturday at the Balboa Theater in the Gaslamp Quarter.

David Bennett, general manager of the San Diego Opera, said he was happy that local audiences finally had the opportunity to experience the production.

“I was thrilled to bring ‘Aging Magician’ to San Diego two years ago, and I remain so today,” he said. “It is a unique work…beautiful, haunting, fascinating, charming and unlike anything our audience has seen before.”

The 2016 opera by composer Paola Prestini and librettist-performer Rinde Eckert is presented as part of the San Diego Opera’s Detour Series, which consists of more avant-garde and non-traditional works. The 90-minute piece – performed by Eckert, the 27-member Brooklyn Youth Chorus and the Grammy-winning Attacca Quartet – blends song, choral music and singing, spoken text, puppetry and the artistry of performance as well as improvisational sounds on a giant handmade instrument. sculpture that fills most of the scene.

It’s the whimsical, fantastical, temporal story of a dying watchmaker-repairer who searches his memories and dreams to imagine a wise magician who must pass on his precious book of magical spells to a young protege before he dies. Eckert embodies the clockmaker-magician Harold, who travels between reality and fantasy, and the children represent the angels in Harold’s head who guide him and push him towards the afterlife.

Beth Morrison, whose production company Beth Morrison Projects is behind the piece, said she was grateful to the San Diego Opera for their continued commitment to the piece.

“‘Aging Magician’…is a balm for the wounds we’ve felt as a nation,” Morrison said. “I’ve admired the work San Diego Opera has done both pre-pandemic and during the pandemic with the outside-the-box lens they use to create and present work for our times.”

Actor-singer Rinde Eckert and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform “Aging Magician,” which will premiere on the West Coast May 13 at the Balboa Theater in San Diego.

(Jill Steinberg)

In a previous phone interview, Morrison said the play appeals to all ages because although it deals with the serious subject of death and dying, it involves child singer-actors who tease and guide Harold on his journey. to paradise.

“It’s very whimsical and joyful and also very deep,” said Morrison, whose company has pioneered contemporary American opera for the past 16 years. “It’s about legacy and wanting to leave behind something that will impact the world.”

Reviews for “Aging Magician” have been universally positive. At the opera’s world premiere six years ago, New York Times opera critic Anthony Tommasini described Prestini’s choral work as “ethereal, unfolding in long lines and lilting phrases.” Yet there are complex stretches of grouped chords that the choristers sing with precision.

“Aging Magician” is the result of an eight-year creative collaboration between Morrison, Prestini, Eckert, director Julian Crouch and instrument designer Mark Stewart. Prestini said she was proud of the piece because it’s the result of so many diverse creative voices working together as a team with the time and freedom to hone it to perfection.

“It’s always hard to put work into the world, so for this piece to hit a unanimous nerve was a big moment of validation for me,” Prestini said. “I was happy that people got to see a play where I was really involved in every aspect, from the drama to the unified team, and Beth (Morrison) and I have worked together for so long.”

Prestini, who was named an innovator on List of Musical America’s Top 30 Professionals of the Year in 2016, she selected her “Aging Magician” team from a list of other New York artists who she says have inspired her the most, especially Eckert.

“I had seen Rinde perform in ‘And God Created Great Whales’ when I was a student at Juilliard 20 years ago,” she said. “I was so touched by his ability to be a composer, performer, improviser and actor all at the same time. This sense of multiplicity was something I struggled to grasp myself as an artist.

A scene from the chamber opera

A scene from the chamber opera ‘Aging Magician,’ which the San Diego Opera presents at its May 13 West Coast premiere at the Balboa Theater.

(Jill Steinberg)

Prestini said she wanted to write a choral work for the accomplished Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and she was “devastated” by Brooklyn-based director-designer-puppeteer Crouch’s past design work in “Satyagraha” and “Akhenaton.” at the Metropolitan Opera. Its score is a 21-song cycle of solo and choral works interspersed with music for string quartet. Her favorite sections are the pieces she wrote for the esteemed invitation-only youth choir.

“The choir sometimes sings very complex chord clusters, but you can hear it because it’s so pure,” she said.

The original seed of the opera’s story was the short story “If the Aging Magician Should Start to Believe” by Brooklyn author Jonathan Safran Foer. In its earliest incarnation, the opera involved a dying magician contemplating his impending death while on a gondola ride on the River Styx. Dissatisfied with the libretto’s dramatic limitations, Eckert said he rewrote and expanded the story to make it more universal, more mysterious, and more elliptical. As librettist and star of the piece, he also personalizes it.

“I have an affinity for Harold, and I find there are a few things in there that relate to me,” Eckert said of his character. “My work has often revolved around a kind of isolated dreamer and a kind of marginalization. I’m always on the cutting edge of almost every genre. There is this notion of the right path and the boxes in which people want to put you. I could never stay in these boxes. Harold is also in this situation where he is supposed to be a clock repairer, but he is attracted by his passions which have no special place in this world.

In Eckert’s libretto, Harold is in a dreamlike state of transition between life and death as he recreates a favorite day from his childhood when he spent a blissful afternoon at Coney Island with his father. Harold’s father will suffer a fatal heart attack on the subway ride home that afternoon, so in Harold’s mind, Coney Island represents paradise. As he grows older, Harold’s sad profession of working with clocks becomes a metaphor for repetition, eternity and, ultimately, renewal.

The San Diego Opera Presents

The San Diego Opera presents “Aging Magician” May 13-14 at the Balboa Theater.

(Jill Steinberg)

“There is a crisis that Harold faces for us. I think the reason it resonates with people is because they understand the deep metaphors and poetic gestalt of the piece,” Eckert said. “There is the sadness of the end of a life, but there is also the feeling of life being taken over by a younger, fresher self…the wonderful feeling that we are moving through our grief and finding a new life. .”

Once the score and libretto were put together, director Crouch brought a touch of whimsy and playfulness to the story with a concept that involves child choristers making shadow, hand and character puppets and moving up and around a set of bleacher-like steps that resemble the 19th-century operating theaters where medical students watched live operations.

The finishing touch was the giant instrument that Bang on a Can All-Stars co-founder Stewart made from found objects like bicycle wheels, zithers, hubcaps, cymbals and gears. which together look like a giant mechanical sculpture of Eckert’s face and hands. Eckert improvises on the giant instrument as Harold goes to death.

Morrison said she sees plays like “Aging Magician” as the future of American opera, and she said transformational companies like San Diego Opera are leading the way in producing these new works.

“Opera is a deeply difficult form,” Morrison said. “It’s so expensive. I think over time we will see fewer and fewer companies able to do the big “Aidas” or “Ring” cycles. What these smaller-scale pieces allow is for the audience to have an intimate experience with the performers. It’s so immediate. People find it very visceral, thrilling and exciting.

San Diego Opera: “Aging Magician”

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Or: Balboa Theater, 868 4th Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter

Tickets: 35$ and more

Call: (619) 533-7000

In line: sdopera.org

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A testament to the talent of a country singer https://tinamania.com/a-testament-to-the-talent-of-a-country-singer/ Fri, 06 May 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/a-testament-to-the-talent-of-a-country-singer/ So many musicians have died in the past decade, it feels like a cull, the impact of each loss amplified by the echo chamber of social media, their causes of death as varied as their backgrounds and ages. Much less is said about the debilitating medical conditions that crippled musicians when they still had more […]]]>

So many musicians have died in the past decade, it feels like a cull, the impact of each loss amplified by the echo chamber of social media, their causes of death as varied as their backgrounds and ages. Much less is said about the debilitating medical conditions that crippled musicians when they still had more to give, like country singer Randy Travis, who suffered a catastrophic stroke in 2013 at the age of 54 from which he never has not fully recovered yet.

The new documentary Randy Travis: more life began as a concert film honoring the 25th anniversary of his triple-platinum debut album, 1986 storms of life. Filmed in January 2012, director Shaun Silva says they had a locked edit of the original special when they learned of Travis’ illness. Shelved for nearly a decade, it now includes the original performances as well as archival footage and new interviews that tell the story of Travis’ career before and after the event that forever changed his life. It is currently available for rental, in addition to being serialized on the artist Youtube channelwith seven episodes airing every two weeks until July 7.

Country music was at a crossroads in the early 1980s. With country pop crossover on one side and Southern rock on the other, what was dominating the charts didn’t quite sound like country anymore. Enter a lanky vocalist from North Carolina whose lush baritone looked to legends Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard for inspiration. Alongside artists such as George Strait and Patty Loveless, Travis was part of the country’s neo-traditionalist movement that breathed new life into the genre while evoking the glory of its past. Despite their authentic sound, their crossover success opened the door for generations of country artists to come.

Before we hear a musical note, we see Travis in 2017, making his first public appearances after years of recovery. This is followed by a flurry of news stories about his stroke, a stroke that nearly killed him and robbed him of his mobility and his voice. Travis shouldn’t be pitied, he’s led an incredible life and is surrounded by those who love and care for him, including his wife Mary, but it’s not easy to watch, watching him struggle with the basics movement and communication.

As we flash back to the 2012 taping, we see 52-year-old Travis looking dapper in a leather sports coat. It’s not flashy but it looks expensive. The only signs of age are the gray hair on the side of his head and his statement, “Actually, I don’t feel that old…until I look in the mirror.” His band is stripped down and traditional; a telecaster, a pedal steel, a violinist, a phalanx of acoustic guitarists and a drummer. The audience is seated in a room that looks as cozy as your grandmother’s living room, if your grandmother was a wealthy Texas oil heiress.

Travis has a voice that makes it easy to slip into hokey cliches (sweet as Bourbon, smoky as brisket, sweet as pecan pie). But above all, his voice resounds comfortable, honed after years of performance, able to put a lyric with subtle dynamics and phrasing equal to any soul or gospel singer. It’s familiar and soothing and the perfect vehicle for songs, which speak of everyday experiences, of love and grief, of faith and family, of life and death.

In between, we learn about Travis’ rise to fame, how he was discovered onstage at Nashville Palace, where he fried catfish in the kitchen. Travis moved to Nashville at the height of the “Urban Cowboy” craze and his comeback styles were slow to find the right audience. After signing his first recording contract, he saw his debut album soar to the top of the pop charts, unprecedented for a country artist at the time. He says he often felt like a deer in the headlights, unable to process his rapid reversal of fortune after years of struggle.

RANDY TRAVIS MORE LIFE IN STREAMING

To show their appreciation for his resounding success, Travis’ label gave him a horse. The son of a farmer and rancher, we see Travis before his illness on his Texas estate on horseback and discussing the “therapeutic” effect they have on him. He is also quite good at quick draw rounds on a few pistols which he wears on a pistol belt. Friends and collaborators describe him as “an old soul” and “a real cowboy”, like someone who walked through a portal to the Wild West.

Travis’ stroke in the summer of 2013 changed everything. He would undergo multiple operations, including brain surgery, and would be hospitalized for much of the year. The road to recovery was long, difficult and continues to this day. more life is both a testament to Travis’ talent and a grim reminder of the ravages of time and disease. As longtime Travis producer Kyle Lehning says, “I really don’t think any of us could have known how special that live performance was going to be, that it was the last time we We were going to hear him sing those songs.”

Benjamin H. Smith is a New York-based writer, producer, and musician. Follow him on Twitter: @BHSmithNYC.

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The last 4 finalists of the American Song Contest revealed https://tinamania.com/the-last-4-finalists-of-the-american-song-contest-revealed/ Wed, 04 May 2022 23:03:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/the-last-4-finalists-of-the-american-song-contest-revealed/ Advertised by pop of the dayit is Justin Sylvesterthe final four contestants who make it to next week’s grand finale will be two-time Grammy winners Michael Bolton representing Connecticut, North Dakota Chloe FrederickTexas’ Grant Knoche and Representative of American Samoa Tenelle. Every contestant was also excited about the news, especially for Tenelle, who told E! […]]]>

Advertised by pop of the dayit is Justin Sylvesterthe final four contestants who make it to next week’s grand finale will be two-time Grammy winners Michael Bolton representing Connecticut, North Dakota Chloe FrederickTexas’ Grant Knoche and Representative of American Samoa Tenelle.

Every contestant was also excited about the news, especially for Tenelle, who told E! News, “For me, as a Polynesian, it’s like it’s crazy. God brought me here for this reason. I’m not intimidated by anyone.”

After winning multiple Grammys, you might think Michael Bolton has that competition in the bag. But the singer-songwriter knows how to stay down to earth.

“I’m fully aware that a career in music takes more than a certain success, and even I know artists who have Grammys who haven’t had another hit, and I think that allows me to keep the down to earth,” he shared. “So I’m just trying to do the best I can, see what happens.”

As for Fredericks and Knoche, each looks forward to picking up a win for their respective states and hopes to one day have a successful career in the music industry as hosts. Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg.

Plug into the American song contest finale to see who wins Monday, May 9 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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American Song Contest semi-finals: Is Broderick Jones in the final? Kansas singer’s staging impresses fans https://tinamania.com/american-song-contest-semi-finals-is-broderick-jones-in-the-final-kansas-singers-staging-impresses-fans/ Tue, 03 May 2022 00:54:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/american-song-contest-semi-finals-is-broderick-jones-in-the-final-kansas-singers-staging-impresses-fans/ “American Song Contest” kicked off the second week of semi-finals on Monday night, and every artist, it’s safe to say, performed well. They were better than the auditions and that included Kansas’ Broderick Jones who sent the audience into a frenzy with his shrewd showmanship. He was the third act of the evening after Puerto […]]]>

“American Song Contest” kicked off the second week of semi-finals on Monday night, and every artist, it’s safe to say, performed well. They were better than the auditions and that included Kansas’ Broderick Jones who sent the audience into a frenzy with his shrewd showmanship. He was the third act of the evening after Puerto Rico and North Carolina.

Other contestants this week include, – American Samoa – Tenelle – ‘Full Circle’, California – Sweet Taboo – ‘Keys to the Kingdom’, Connecticut – Michael Bolton – ‘Beautiful World’, Georgia – Stela Cole – ‘DIY’, Kansas – North Dakota – Chloe Fredericks – “Can’t Make You Love Me”, Puerto Rico – Christian Pagán – “Loko”, Tennessee – Tyler Braden – “Seventeen”, Texas – Grant Knoche – “Mr. Independent’, New York – Enisa – ‘Green Light’ (Wildcard entry) and North Carolina – John Morgan – ‘Right in the Middle’

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“#AmericanSongContest Act 3 – Semi 2 Kansas – Broderick Jones – ‘Tell me’ act was a little better but props for Q-bert vest which was good My score – 6,” one fan wrote . “KANSAS STAY THERE STAY THERE STAY THERE STAY #AmericanSongContest,” one fan wrote. “Kansas deserves to go to the #AmericanSongContest Finals,” one fan remarked. “Ooooh! #Kansas edge out #NorthCarolina for first place! Great performance already for Broderick! #AmericanSongContest,” one fan remarked.

“Song 3: Kansas. I was wondering how they were going to top the big moon for showmanship, but they did it spectacularly. This guy has a lot of charisma and the song is an understated bop. #AmericanSongContest,” said a tweet. . “Honestly, if a ballad were to pass, this fusion ballad/anthem track should pass, also a very nice Kansas #AmericanSongContest staging,” one comment read.







What do you think of Broderick Jones’ performance?

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Carrie Underwood rocks the Mane scene with Axl Rose https://tinamania.com/carrie-underwood-rocks-the-mane-scene-with-axl-rose/ Sun, 01 May 2022 06:38:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/carrie-underwood-rocks-the-mane-scene-with-axl-rose/ County superstar Carrie Underwood is no stranger to the Stagecoach Mane Stage country music festival, and she had a warm homecoming on Saturday night. Underwood came out with a punch with fireworks as she sang “Last Name” from her 2007 sophomore album “Carnival Ride.” The crowd went wild for the singer, who wore a denim […]]]>

County superstar Carrie Underwood is no stranger to the Stagecoach Mane Stage country music festival, and she had a warm homecoming on Saturday night.

Underwood came out with a punch with fireworks as she sang “Last Name” from her 2007 sophomore album “Carnival Ride.” The crowd went wild for the singer, who wore a denim jacket with rhinestones, denim shorts and a shiny red top. She immediately showed off her powerful voice and continued to dazzle the crowd with fireworks, letting them know the fun was just beginning.

Once she switched to “Undo It”, fans around the world took to the chorus. She even asked the thousands gathered at the Mane Stage to repeat lines after her, with a megaphone nonetheless. Hearing her fans sing put an infectious smile on her face.

Axel Rose of Guns and Roses performs with headliner Carrie Underwood at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif. on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

It was clear that Underwood was happy to be back at Stagecoach, which she was originally going to headline in 2020, but the festival was canceled due to COVID-19. The “American Idol” winner previously headlined Stagecoach in 2016.

“It’s taken us two years to get to this point, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned in that time, it’s that we don’t know what tomorrow holds,” Underwood said. She told her fans “don’t waste it” today.

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Rémy Cointreau hits records https://tinamania.com/remy-cointreau-hits-records/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 05:25:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/remy-cointreau-hits-records/ Rémy Cointreau (Paris:RCO) generated revenue of €1,312.9 million in 2021-22, up +27.3% on an organic basis(1), including an increase of +9.2 % of the price-mix effect and an exceptional increase in volumes of +18.2%. The Group recorded organic growth up +29.4% compared to 2019-20. Thanks to its unique positioning in the exceptional spirits segment and […]]]>

Rémy Cointreau (Paris:RCO) generated revenue of €1,312.9 million in 2021-22, up +27.3% on an organic basis(1), including an increase of +9.2 % of the price-mix effect and an exceptional increase in volumes of +18.2%. The Group recorded organic growth up +29.4% compared to 2019-20. Thanks to its unique positioning in the exceptional spirits segment and its reinforced investment capacity, the Group has taken full advantage of the acceleration of new consumer trends and seized all of these new growth opportunities (notably the upmarket and the rise of mixology).

 

Reported sales were up +30.0% after taking into account positive scope effects of +0.2% (from the acquisitions of Brillet and Telmont) and favourable currency effects (+2.4%). As announced, this performance includes a decrease in revenues of -9.4% in organic terms in the fourth quarter, reflecting the Group’s efforts to control its strategic inventories before carrying out major price increases on 1 April 2022 and an unfavourable calendar effect linked to the Chinese New Year (approximately -3 points). The fourth quarter recorded an increase of +4.2% in organic terms compared to 2019-20.

 

All regions contributed to Rémy Cointreau’s very strong organic performance. The Americas region generated excellent growth of +30.0%, up +54.2% compared to 2019-20. The APAC(2) region posted solid growth of +25.8%, representing a +19.8% increase in sales compared to 2019-20. Finally, the EMEA(3) region benefited from the economic recovery and the strong momentum of the on-trade channel. Up +22.4%, the region is now on track to quickly return to its 2019-20 activity levels (-3.5%).

 

Breakdown of sales by division:

EURm (April Organic 2021 -- March Reported Organic change (vs. 2022) 2021-22 2020-21 change change 2019-20) Cognac 948.3 735.0 +29.0% +26.3% +30.7% Liqueurs & Spirits 333.2 248.3 +34.2% +31.7% +27.5% Subtotal: Group Brands 1,281.5 983.3 +30.3% +27.7% +29.9% Partner Brands 31.3 26.9 +16.3% +15.2% +13.5% Total 1,312.9 1,010.2 +30.0% +27.3% +29.4%

Cognac

 

The Cognac division posted remarkable growth of +26.3% in organic terms in 2021-22 (including a price-mix effect of +13.8%), up +30.7% compared to 2019-20. In the fourth quarter, as announced, revenue fell by -16.7% (almost stable compared to 2019-20), affected by the strict management of strategic inventories in advance of the sharp price increases on 1 April 2022 and a negative calendar effect of around -4 points (Chinese New Year). While the underlying trend remained robust in the US and Europe, it was temporarily affected in China by lockdown measures. However, the impact on revenue was limited due to the traditionally low level of activity during this period. Moreover, inventory levels remained robust.

 

In the fourth quarter, Rémy Martin launched its new limited edition, L’Etape. This Fine Champagne cognac is the result of a collaboration between Rémy Martin and 19 wine-growing partners of the AFC, all of whom are strongly involved in sustainable agriculture. With this new edition, the brand aims to embody its desire to preserve its terroirs and the collective commitment to “Sustainable Exception.” For the second year running, Rémy Martin was recognised among the “Hot Brands” of 2021 by the US media outlet Shanken Impact, which highlights the most dynamic brands on the US market.

 

After its “100 Years” campaigns, Louis XIII unveiled its new opus “Believe in Time”, which once again pays tribute to its primary preoccupation: Time. This campaign highlights the collaboration of three talented women: American singer Solange Knowles, Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei and Franco-Senegalese director Mati Diop.

 

Liqueurs & Spirits

 

With organic growth of +31.7% (including +24.6% in volume) in 2021-22, the Liquors & Spirits division reaffirmed its key role in achieving the strategic plan. A true second pillar of growth for the Group, the division far exceeded its level of activity in 2019-20 (up +27.5%). In the fourth quarter, revenue increased by +9.3% in organic terms, up +16.7% compared to 2019-20.

 

During the last quarter, the House of Cointreau continued to benefit from consumer enthusiasm for cocktails in the United States, notably “The Original Margarita”, which was highlighted in its new collaboration with former US football player Drew Brees. The Botanist also continued its strong growth in the on-trade channel. In particular, it reached a new stage in its development with the launch of a large-scale campaign during the Super Bowl. In China, the success of the Bruichladdich whiskies has remained robust. Taking advantage of its strong appeal to new generations, the House of Whisky has stepped up its initiatives to increase its awareness and educate consumers about its origins, terroir and tasting. Finally, the Group posted strong growth in Europe, driven by Cointreau and Metaxa. The Bruichladdich whiskies continued to boost their visibility with the launch of a new ad campaign in the United Kingdom entitled “We also make whisky.”

 

Partner Brands

 

Sales of the Partner Brands increased +15.2% in organic terms in 2021-22 (of which -3.3% in the fourth quarter). This performance reflects an increase of +13.5% compared to 2019-20 (including +15.5% compared to fourth quarter 2019-20).

 

2021-22 outlook: full-year guidance confirmed

 

With annual sales in line with its expectations, Rémy Cointreau reiterates its forecasts for very strong organic growth in its Current Operating Profit. As expected, this will solely driven by the outstanding growth in the first half of the year.

 

Rémy Cointreau significantly increased its investments in marketing and communication in the second half of the year and maintained strict management of its strategic inventories in the fourth quarter. In addition, the second half of the year was characterised by a high comparison base.

 

Consequently, Rémy Cointreau confirmed its forecast for an organic improvement in its current operating margin.

 

For the year, the Group expects a scope effect of -EUR2.4 million and is now expecting a favourable currency effect (around EUR5.0 million) on its Current Operating Profit.

 

Despite a complex economic and geopolitical environment, Rémy Cointreau is entering 2022-23 with confidence. The Group is today perfectly positioned to take advantage of new consumer trends. Its high-end positioning, the strong level of desirability of its brands and the rarity of its of its eaux-de-vie and ageing spirits give it excellent pricing power. In particular, the Group expects a strong start to its business in the first quarter despite a very high comparison base and an environment in China that remains characterised by the pandemic.

 

Appendices

 

Q1 2021-22 sales (April-June 2021)

EURm Reported Forex Scope Organic Reported Reported Organic 21-22 21-22 21-22 21-22 20-21 change change A B C A/C-1 B/C-1 Cognac 199.6 -12.1 +0.1 211.6 98.7 +102.3% +114.4% Liqueurs & Spirits 85.3 -3.8 +1.3 87.8 46.1 +84.9% +90.5% Subtotal: Group Brands 284.9 -15.9 +1.4 299.5 144.8 +96.8% +106.8% Partner Brands 8.2 - - 8.2 5.3 +55.6% +55.3% Total 293.1 -15.9 +1.4 307.6 150.1 +95.3% +105.0%

Q2 2021-22 sales (July-September 2021)

EURm Reported Forex Scope Organic Reported Reported Organic 21-22 21-22 21-22 21-22 20-21 change change A B C A/C-1 B/C-1 Cognac 265.0 +2.8 -0.1 262.3 206.8 +28.2% +26.9% Liqueurs & Spirits 78.8 +1.3 +0.7 76.8 66.0 +19.5% +16.5% Subtotal: Group Brands 343.8 +4.1 +0.6 339.1 272.7 +26.1% +24.3% Partner Brands 8.4 +0.1 - 8.3 8.1 +4.3% +2.9% Total 352.2 +4.3 +0.6 347.4 280.8 +25.4% +23.7%

H1 2021-22 revenue (April-September 2021)

EURm Reported Forex Scope Organic Reported Reported Organic 21-22 21-22 21-22 21-22 20-21 change change A B C A/C-1 B/C-1 Cognac 464.6 -9.3 - 473.9 305.4 +52.1% +55.2% Liqueurs & Spirits 164.1 -2.5 +1.9 164.7 112.1 +46.4% +46.9% Subtotal: Group Brands 628.7 -11.8 +2.0 638.6 417.5 +50.6% +52.9% Partner Brands 16.6 +0.1 - 16.5 13.3 +24.6% +23.6% Total 645.3 -11.7 +2.0 655.0 430.8 +49.8% +52.0%

Q3 2021-22 sales (October-December 2021)

EURm Reported Forex Scope Organic Reported Reported Organic 21-22 21-22 21-22 21-22 20-21 change change A B C A/C-1 B/C-1 Cognac 332.7 +13.8 - 318.9 267.0 +24.6% +19.4% Liqueurs & Spirits 98.7 +3.0 - 95.6 75.1 +31.4% +27.3% Subtotal: Group Brands 431.4 +16.9 - 414.5 342.1 +26.1% +21.1% Partner Brands 9.1 +0.1 - 9.0 7.9 +15.7% +14.3% Total 440.5 +17.0 - 423.5 350.0 +25.9% +21.0%

Sales 9 months 2021-22 (April-December 2021)

EURm Reported Forex Scope Organic Reported Reported Organic 21-22 21-22 21-22 21-22 20-21 change change A B C A/C-1 B/C-1 Cognac 797.3 +4.5 - 792.8 572.5 +39.3% +38.5% Liqueurs & Spirits 262.8 +0.6 +1.9 260.3 187.2 +40.4% +39.1% Subtotal: Group Brands 1060.1 +5.1 +2.0 1053.0 759.6 +39.6% +38.6% Partner Brands 25.7 +0.2 - 25.5 21.2 +21.3% +20.1% Total 1085.8 +5.3 +2.0 1078.5 780.9 +39.1% +38.1%

Q4 2021-22 sales (January-March 2022)

EURm Reported Forex Scope Organic Reported Reported Organic 21-22 21-22 21-22 21-22 20-21 change change A B C A/C-1 B/C-1 Cognac 151.0 +15.5 - 135.4 162.5 -7.1% -16.7% Liqueurs & Spirits 70.5 +3.6 - 66.9 61.2 +15.3% +9.3% Subtotal: Group Brands 221.5 +19.1 - 202.3 223.7 -1.0% -9.6% Partner Brands 5.6 +0.1 - 5.5 5.7 -2.2% -3.3% Total 227.0 +19.2 - 207.8 229.4 -1.0% -9.4%

H2 2021-22 revenue (October 2021-March 2022)

EURm Reported Forex Scope Organic Reported Reported Organic 21-22 21-22 21-22 21-22 20-21 change change A B C A/C-1 B/C-1 Cognac 483.7 +29.4 - 454.3 429.6 +12.6% +5.8% Liqueurs & Spirits 169.2 +6.6 - 162.5 136.2 +24.2% +19.2% Subtotal: Group Brands 652.8 +36.0 - 616.8 565.8 +15.4% +9.0% Partner Brands 14.7 +0.2 - 14.5 13.6 +8.2% +6.9% Total 667.6 +36.1 - 631.3 579.4 +15.2% +9.0%

2021-22 revenue (April 2021-March 2022)

EURm Reported Forex Scope Organic Reported Reported Organic 21-22 21-22 21-22 21-22 20-21 change change A B C A/C-1 B/C-1 Cognac 948.3 +20.1 - 928.2 735.0 +29.0% +26.3% Liqueurs & Spirits 333.2 +4.1 +1.9 327.1 248.3 +34.2% +31.7% Subtotal: Group Brands 1,281.5 +24.2 +2.0 1 255.3 983.3 +30.3% +27.7% Partner Brands 31.3 +0.3 - 31.0 26.9 +16.3% +15.2% Total 1312.9 +24.5 +2.0 1 286.4 1,010.2 +30.0% +27.3%

Definitions of alternative performance indicators

Rémy Cointreau’s management process is based on the following alternative performance indicators, selected for planning and reporting purposes. The Group’s management considers that these indicators provide users of the financial statements with useful additional information to enable them to understand the Group’s performance. These alternative performance indicators should be considered as supplementing those included in the consolidated financial statements and the resulting movements.

 

Organic sales growth:

 

Organic growth is calculated excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations, acquisitions and disposals.

 

The impact of exchange rates is calculated by converting sales for the current financial year using average exchange rates from the previous financial year.

 

For acquisitions in the current financial year, sales of acquired entities are not included in organic growth calculations. For acquisitions in the previous financial year, sales of acquired entities are included in the previous financial year but are only included in organic growth calculations for the current year with effect from the anniversary date of the acquisition.

 

For significant disposals, data is post-application of IFRS 5 (under which sales of entities disposed of are systematically reclassified under “Net earnings from discontinued operations” for the current and previous financial year). This indicator serves to focus on Group performance common to both financial years, which local management is more directly capable of measuring.

 

Regulated information in connection with this press release can be found at www.remy-cointreau.com.

___________________________ (1) All references to "organic growth" in this press release correspond to sales growth at constant currency and scope. (2) Asia-Pacific (3) Europe, Middle East and Africa.

See the source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220428005931/en/

CONTACT:

Celia d’Everlange — 06 03 65 46 78

SOURCE: Rémy Cointreau Copyright Business Wire 2022

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Alex Miller Teases His Debut Album With New Song, “Breaking the Bank” https://tinamania.com/alex-miller-teases-his-debut-album-with-new-song-breaking-the-bank/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 13:32:10 +0000 https://tinamania.com/alex-miller-teases-his-debut-album-with-new-song-breaking-the-bank/ Alex Miller’s heartbreaking new song “Breaking the Bank” takes the pain of a breakup to the next level. Not only does the girl he sings with throughout This Violin Swinger leave with his love, she leaves with his money. The special one american idol the fan favorite continues to serve up sad songs with a […]]]>

Alex Miller’s heartbreaking new song “Breaking the Bank” takes the pain of a breakup to the next level. Not only does the girl he sings with throughout This Violin Swinger leave with his love, she leaves with his money.

The special one american idol the fan favorite continues to serve up sad songs with a smile. “I’m Over You, So Get Over Me” was the befitting track he performed on the show in 2021. It’s just too easy to imagine fans happily taking two steps as he performing this new track during a honky-tonk in 2022.

Look for “Breaking the Bank” on the new Miller Miller Time album, available Friday, April 29. Taste of Country readers can enjoy an exclusive first listen below.

“I wrote this song around the time I auditioned for american idol“, Miller tells Taste of Country. “I had even considered singing the song on the show, but I didn’t think it was ready to be performed yet.”

Country and bluegrass singer and songwriter Jerry Salley helped complete the lyrics and produce the music. This is the first of 10 titles on Miller Time, an album that promises more sound than the great Kentucky native dubbed during the TV show. “Don’t Let the Barn Door Hit Ya” and “Girls Must Be Clumsy” are two more her fans might rush to hear. The album ends with a song by Hank Williams. “I’m Gonna Sing” includes a guest appearance from the Oak Ridge Boys.

“Breaking my heart wasn’t good enough for you / So you had to go spend all my hard earned money too / Now I’m broke and all alone with only you to thank / For breaking my heart and breaking my bank, “ Miller sings the chorus of “Breaking the Bank”.

“It’s just about the troubles of a guy whose daughter broke his heart and his wallet,” the 18-year-old says matter-of-factly. Miller has scheduled live shows throughout the summer, including fair and festival dates with Toby Keith and Brooks & Dunn.

American Idol stars who have disappeared

We applauded them. We voted for them. We followed them. Then these seven american idol the stars have disappeared. Or, at least, it looks like it.

What Happened to Some of Country Music’s Finest american idol competitors over the past 20 years? This list of countries american idol the stars who have disappeared include a winner, a runner-up and a third, as well as several early cuts that enjoyed radio success before losing touch with fans.

Famous singers of The Voice, yesterday + today

Ten years (and counting) has made a huge difference for many of the most popular singers and stars of The voice. Blake Shelton looks noticeably different, but so do some of country music’s most memorable performers.
Winners like Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery wore baby faces when they auditioned during their respective seasons. The same can be said for Morgan Wallen, a forgotten actor on the show who transformed more than anyone on this list of The voice stars of yesterday and today.
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Huntergirl Dedicates ‘American Idol’ Performance Of Sugarland’s ‘Baby Girl’ To Her Parents – ‘I See How Much They Have Done For Me’ https://tinamania.com/huntergirl-dedicates-american-idol-performance-of-sugarlands-baby-girl-to-her-parents-i-see-how-much-they-have-done-for-me/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 16:49:08 +0000 https://tinamania.com/huntergirl-dedicates-american-idol-performance-of-sugarlands-baby-girl-to-her-parents-i-see-how-much-they-have-done-for-me/ Top 14 american idol Contestant Huntergirl returned this week to give another standout performance. Mentored by former contestant and country star Gabby Barrett, Huntergirl focused on finding the part, sounding the part and honing her storytelling skills on stage. “This mentorship seemed like heaven-sent this week. Being the only country artist in the contest right […]]]>

Top 14 american idol Contestant Huntergirl returned this week to give another standout performance. Mentored by former contestant and country star Gabby Barrett, Huntergirl focused on finding the part, sounding the part and honing her storytelling skills on stage.

“This mentorship seemed like heaven-sent this week. Being the only country artist in the contest right now, when I saw Gabby Barrett coming in, I was like, ‘Praise God,'” Huntergirl said.

Huntergirl performed one of the country duets sugarland first songs, “Little girl.The singer dedicated her performance of the Billboard Hot 100 hit to her parents for the show’s Top 14.

“I just want my parents to know that I see everything they’ve done for me, and hopefully I can give it back to them,” she said.

Mentor Barrett chimed in, praising the singer for his song choices. Barrett said conducting with emotion and focusing on the sincerity of what you’re trying to communicate through a song adds that extra “something” to a performance.

“It’s a moving song for you, like an emotional connection to your parents,” Barrett told Huntergirl. “So try to really sing how you feel, like you were together at the time. I remember doing that with my dad. I think your parents are going to be very proud.

The judges, who have always been impressed with the singer’s talents, commented that she stood out as an entertainer.

“You’re experiencing all the ‘greatness’ of this talent on stage right now,” judge Katy Perry said.

Lionel Richie agreed, saying, “I love that you came to get the part, sound the part. You look like an old pro on this stage.

Huntergirl is sure she made her parents proud no matter what, but later that night she qualified for the Top 11 reality TV competition. taken to instagram to share his gratitude.

“YOU MADE ME CRY!! I’M IN THE TOP 11! Thank you very much,” she wrote. “I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Tonight was so special with my parents there. YOU ARE THE BEST 💛 Log in tomorrow to vote for the Top 10! I LOVE YOU. You are all the reason I am here. Thank you all.”

Photo by Eric McCandless/ABC.

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