I hope you will indulge me a bit today as I go off on a different path. Yes…I know the name on this blog is Clay Aiken, but since Clay is busy getting ready for his new project and not in the public eye, I thought I might share this bit of music with you. Don’t worry …tomorrow we will be back chatting about Clay!!
I watched a wonderful YouTube on Saturday. It was a group that auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent. I enjoyed it enough that I wanted to see more and learn a bit more about the group.
I am talking about “Only Boys Aloud”. This large group of talented singers came in third place on Britain’s Got Talent in 2012.
Only Boys Aloud exists to encourage young men from across Wales and between the ages of 13 and 19 to effect positive change in their lives through the power of singing together.
From the website for the group:
Whilst the boys have enjoyed some extraordinary, high profile experiences, we remain firmly committed to our core mission of inspiring teenage boys from across Wales to believe in themselves and bring about positive change. The scheme is wide-reaching, provided free to members and this doesn’t come cheap. In 2012 the ALOUD Charity was established to drive forward the work of OBA, and to provide a structure to secure the significant levels of funding and other support the scheme needs in order to continue to impact on so many young men. To see the boys loving their moment in the spotlight is truly thrilling but Only Boys Aloud is about something much deeper than the fleeting nature of fame, it is about belief in future generations to uphold our traditions that they may continue with pride, vitality and strength. We are certainly proud of everything the boys have achieved and we hope you are too.
I hope you will watch the following YouTube of Only Boys Aloud. If you are like me, you will have a big smile on your face while you watch this wonderful group of talented young men!
Thank you for letting me share this group with you. I hope you enjoyed it!
I also hope we hear something from Clay this week. He is missed!!