Clay Aiken – The Greatest Moment of Them All!

This Is The Moment

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This is the moment –
My final test –
Destiny beckoned,
I never reckoned,
Second Best!

I won’t look down,
I must not fall!
This is the moment,
The sweetest moment of them all!

This is the moment!
Damn all the odds!
This day, or never,
I’ll sit forever 
With the gods!

When I look back,
I will always recall,
Moment for moment,
This was the moment,
The greatest moment 
Of them all!

Many years ago, I was given the CD of the music from the Broadway show, Jekyll & Hyde.  My entire family enjoyed listening to the music and each one of us had our favorite song.  It was fun learning more about the talented man who had that exciting music in his soul.

Frank Wildhorn, 53, was born in New York and taught himself the piano while in high school.  His interest was varied and he wrote and performed music ranging from Rock & roll to Rhythm & Blues to Jazz.  He graduated from The University of Southern California where he began writing Jekyll & Hyde.

The following are a few facts about Frank Wildhorn:

  1. In 1999, he became the first composer in 22 years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway.
  2. His shows have been nominated for 8 Tony Awards.
  3. He wrote the #1 hit by Whitney Houston, Where Do Broken Hearts Go.
  4. There have been 11 international recordings of Jekyll & Hyde recorded in 7 languages.
  5. The music from Jekyll & Hyde has been featured at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Miss America Pageant, and President Bill Clinton’s Inauguration.
  6. Wildhorn launched 6 Broadway scores in 14 years, no small feat.
  7. His last musical, Bonnie & Clyde was not a success and closed after only 69 performances.
  8. He was married to Linda Eder for six years and they have a young son. They were divorced in 2004.

When I first heard Clay Aiken sing, I always hoped that I might hear him perform This Is The Moment, from Jekyll & Hyde.  When I found out he sang it at the Pieces of Gold Show in Raleigh, I was not surprised.  I was thrilled when he sang it again in Raleigh at the Bringing Broadway Home concert on June 21, 2010.  It was wonderful to hear one of my favorite songs performed by my favorite singer.

ENJOY!!

 

For more information on Frank Wildhorn, visit his Website.

 

 

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Comments

  1. I loved reading all about Frank Wildhorn – and also love Clay singing "This Is The Moment". Thank you for posting the video!

  2. Loved watching "This Is The Moment" again. What an amazing song. Clay sang it to perfection….. Thanks Musicfan for this. I didn't know that Frank Wildhorn was married to Linda Eder… See..the things you learn here!!!!!!

  3. This is one of my FAVORITE songs that Clay sings. He knocks it out of the park every time! Thanks for posting it musicfan!!!

  4. Jekyll and Hyde is one of my favorite Broadway shows. Clay does such an amazing job with This is the Moment. Just beautiful! 🙂

  5. Frank Wildhorn is such a talented composer. One of my favorite non recorded songs that Clay has sung is "This Is The Moment". Thanks for the video.

  6. This song brings me to tears everytime I listen to it…which is usually no less than 2 times a day! It's on one of my favorite playlists. Even my 6yr old knows every word! Clay's voice has such a magic to it! It's just beautiful and my favorite performance is definitely the 2010 BBH performance!

  7. I love the music from Jekyll & Hyde and Clay has the powerful voice needed to excel on This Is the Momment. It was great seeing that video again.

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