Clay Aiken – Music Is The Soundtrack Of Your Life

This Is The Moment

Last 2 Verses

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. One of his last musicals, 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.

For more information on Frank Wildhorn, visit his Website.



On Sunday, Clay Aiken posted the following tweets:

Who just TORE IT UP at ?? My friend That’s who! Most amazing performance of the day by far!!


Couldn’t be more proud of my Grammy Nominated friend This has been the best Grammy Sunday ever!

Angie performed her song, I.R.S. It was nominated as the Best Traditional R & B Performance.

Congrats to Angela for the nomination!

Have you ever seen the Musical, Jekyll & Hyde ?

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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Music Is The Soundtrack Of Your Life

  1. Clay’s performance of This is the Moment, was glorious as well as his glory note at the end of the song. The audience went wild! I watch Angela last night, and she was the best! She was on a radio show, and talk about the people she sang background for: Kelly Clarkson, Michael Jackson, and Rod Stewart. But more praise for Clay, because he always had Angela, Quiana and Jacob perform solos on his tours. One could hear in her voice, how much she loves Clay and the generosity he gave to her.

  2. Wow Angie, that was amazing, I got goosebumps hearing her sing and also Clay singing This is the Moment, two great singers! Thanks so much Musicfan for posting this. xox

  3. Wow Angie, that was amazing, I got goosebumps hearing you sing and Clay singing This is the Moment!! Two great singers!! Thanks so much for posting these 2 videos Musicfan xo.

  4. I saw the touring company of Jekyll & Hyde. Fabulous production. Linda Eder played Lucy in the Broadway show. She performed Crying with Clay on his Tried & True album. I saw her in person when she sang an outdoor concert with the symphony here several years ago.

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