Clay Aiken – The Entrance Of A Star

The musical group, Mr. Mister was formed in 1982 by bassist/lead vocalist Richard Page and keyboardist/vocalist Steve George. The two men grew up as friends in Phoenix, Arizona and both became sessions musicians.

Page and George played together for many years and sang back-up for many well-known musicians. They were on tour with Andy Gibb when the decided to start their own band.

Guitarist, Steve Farris and drummer Pat Mastelotto joined with the others to create Mr. Mister and the group quickly landed a deal with RCA.

Welcome To The Real World was their 2nd album and was released in 1985. The first single was Broken Wings, followed by Kyrie. Both songs climbed all the way to the top of the pop charts and the album reached platinum sales.

Mr. Mister went on to record a third album, but it did not take off and it wasn’t long before the group disbanded. All of the musicians continued in the field of music and each one was successful in their own field.

I will never forget the excitement when Clay Aiken entered from the back of the stadiums, singing Kyrie…it was the entrance of a Star! I was lucky enough to see the show with both my husband and son. They both remember the concert with excitement and fond memories.

Did you see Clay sing Kyrie live? Did you see it more than once? 

Kyrie eleison
Kyrie eleison, kyrie

The wind blows hard
Against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old
It holds my memories
My body burns a gemlike flame
Somewhere between
The soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again

Kyrie eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison
Where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie eleison
On a highway in the light

When I was young
I thought of growing old
Of what my life
Would mean to me

Would I have followed
Down my chosen road
Or only wished
What I could be

Kyrie eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison
Where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie eleison
On a highway in the light

Kyrie eleison
n. & inter 1. (R. C. Ch.) Greek words, meaning “Lord, have mercy upon us,” used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc.
2. The name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

Regarding the YouTube video of Clay from Wednesdays blog….When I posted the video, it had 19,439 views.  When I checked it on Friday night, the video had 19,669 views.  I think that’s pretty good for an older video and 48 hours!!


Wasn’t it fun to read current news about Clay Aiken?  It seems like there were so many people interested in what Clay was doing and seemed excited to learn about the Docu-series.  If you have a twitter account, be sure and follow Esquire Network                            Esquire NetworkVerified account @ESQTV          They have 1.5 million followers there and I think thats a great way to keep up on their schedule and events that will be surrounding the broadcast of the shows.

I hope you enjoy this fun video of Kyrie!

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  1. I was lucky enough to see the show three times – once in Las Vegas (I dragged my sister and a couple of daughters), at Staples Center in L.A. (more family and a kind ticket upgrade from a young Clay fan whose dad had just upgraded her ticket – she was a stranger to me), and lastly in Anaheim. There were screaming females of all ages at each venue, and all three were pretty much sold out. Clay and Kelly alternated as openers and Jacob, Quiana & Angie sang (and danced) backup. It was great fun to see two young stars starting out so gloriously!

  2. ys definitely one of (if not my favorite!) Clay moments ever! I saw him sing this twice (Independent and on the solo tour in 2004) and it still holds meaning for me! (hence why those two words, kyrie eleison, are now tattooed on my left arm!)

  3. Loved watching “Kyrie” again. Each venue had a different entrance, and it was just “Magical”. Thanks for putting that video up again for us to see Musicfan. Loved it!!!!

  4. When Clay entered the arena singing Kyrie the audience went wild! I was sitting in the nose bleed section so couldn't see much until Clay got on stage. That was the first live Clay concert that I saw and I was sold. Didn't miss any others over the years.

  5. I remember "Kyrie" from Wilkes-Barre (among other fantastic memories!). We were in one of the side sections, maybe 4 rows up. When Clay started up from the back of the arena, he was coming up our side!! I tripped over my own feet getting down to the front to see him coming through the crowd!! The only thing I can liken the experience to is when the Beatles played, what was then known as DC Stadium, I was in the second row right behind the dugout that Paul McCartney came out of, turned around and waved, directly in front of me. My mother would call it a "serendipity"!!

  6. I will NEVER forget “Kyrie” because it was the first song I ever heard from Clay in concert. It was during the “The Independent Tour” at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, and I don’t recall blinking my eyes even once during the show. There is no way I can possibly express what was going through my mind at miles a minute! Suffice it to say I could not take in all that Clay had to offer – superior vocals, irresistible stage presence with a hint of shyness and modesty, a solid sense of humor sometimes aimed at himself, a gorgeous and clean-cut appearance, and the most beautifully expressive eyes that ignited a forever meltdown!

  7. I have never thought of Clay as a goody two-shoes. To me he has always been a down-to-earth kind of guy. He is much older and grown up than he was when we first "met" him and has had a lot more life experiences with his tours, cast mates in plays, speeches, etc. He is completely natural now and doesn't hold back. I find the new Clay far more endearing because he is up front, straight forward and well spoken. The "F" word is something that a lot of us use and I don't think of it as sordid speech. I really don't think it has much shock value any more. Many years ago, maybe, but now … not so much. He is a ray of light in an otherwise cloudy world and he can say anything he wants to say without offending me. I loved the song both in the Independent Tour and the Solo Tour and I loved seeing it again. Thank you Martha for always knowing what turns our cranks and makes us happy. 🙂

  8. pumpkin when clay sang kryie in wills berrie the crowd went nuts now as far as the f word is concerned i have never herd clay say that just remember that the f word is olne of the many bad words people say its profNITY AT ITS WERSED WHEN SOME ONE SAYS THE F WORD

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