Clay Aiken – …a 747 taking off


Do you remember what you were doing on March 12, 2010?  For many Clay Aiken fans, this date will bring back memories of the taping of the PBS special at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.  The concert, lovingly called the “OMG” Concert was the beginning of a year of wonderful live music, a new CD and DVD and many PBS specials on TV.

The concert was polished, professional and classy.  Clay’s voice was phenomenal on the fresh arrangements of the timeless classics.

Clay opened the show with a rousing rendition of Mack The Knife and closed the show with a poignant version of Moon River. Each song chosen for the program allowed Clay to showcase his wonderful voice.  It is amazing how his voice soared on the variety of songs.  Each one highlighted his versatility and range.

I still find it impossible to describe Unchained Melody on this night. It started out slowly and emotional but then…as SueReu said:

…it likened to or thunder that started in Clay’s toes and traveled through his body.

I feel lucky that I was able to be in the audience that night.  It is one of my favorite “Clay” moments!

I hope you enjoy these videos.

The first one has talking Clay, singing Clay, and pictures of Clay!!


Were you in the audience for this program?

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7 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – …a 747 taking off

  1. We were definitely in the audience that night and your description of he show is just how it was! Sue also described UM to a "T"!! It was one of the grandest Clay nights! I think everyone left the theatre breathless that night! Simply amazing! 🙂

    Thank you for the videos!<3

  2. I watched this PBS special on TV! Glued to the set and nearly fell out of my chair when Clay hit the high note of UM! OMG! I never felt so proud and amazed of the talent OMC is gifted with! Thank you, CANN!

  3. I watched the PBS special on TV. i wished I could see the whole special again. Thank you for the video.

  4. Was the PBS concert actually filmed 8 years ago!? I was there and enjoyed every minute watching Clay do his thing. I'd never been to Raleigh before, so it was nice to go to the museum, etc. while there.

  5. oh my lord I never herd clay sing like that before holy Toledo and that high note he hit at the part with the word need omg wow amazing we are trueley blessed as clay fans with his amazing voice and talent I never been to Raleigh before eather and I tell ya I I wish I could have been in all my years of watching and hearing clay sing I never felt so very very proud and very amazed of the talent that clayis indeed gifted with thanks pbs and thank you cann

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