Clay Aiken – The Excitement of Broadway


“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”
– Aristotle


On June 21, 2010, Clay Aiken performed in a concert called Bringing Broadway Home. It was held at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The evening was a wonderful mix of performances by five talented performers who reminded the audience of the excitement of the music of Broadway.

One of the surprise highlights of the evening was Clay’s performance of Those Magic Changes, a song from the musical Grease. The song, usually considered a throwaway in the musical, was full of fun, and great vocals.

The audience, with the encouragement of Terrence Mann, participated in the fun rendition by clapping in rhythm as Clay showed that he could sing all types of music with panache and vocal agility.  With the great performance of this song, I wondered who wrote it.

Jim Jacob and Warren Casey are best known as the co-authors of the hit musical Grease, a rock-n-roll parody of 1950s high school life.  They wrote the book, music and lyrics of the hit musical that was a light musical romance about teenagers.

This special concert is one of my favorites by Clay.  It really highlights Clay’s ability to sing all types of music!

The following is a video of Clay singing this fun song.  It certainly brings out the smiles.


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11 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – The Excitement of Broadway

  1. Oh! What a great night for Clay and that golden voice! There are no words! Missed seeing this amazing show but have D/L's that I can watch, listen to and really enjoy!

    Thank you so much – never tire of this great video! Photos are wonderful, too!

  2. OMG! What a performance! What Clay can do to a song, shouldn't surprise me!
    Thank you so much CANN for a great weekend start with OMC!

  3. I couldn't stop smiling while watching Clay in this video. That is not an easy song to sing, but he really pulled it off.

  4. thank you so much for the video and song clay has a very amazing voice for this song clay sure pulled it off no one can sing like clay aiken does

  5. All I can say is how the hell does he do it?????

    Hard song to sing but he does it with perfection.

  6. Perfection! What more can be said! No one has a voice like Clay! Thank you for reminding us of this song!

  7. Anyone who missed this one missed one of the best he has ever done. It was a magnificent evening and he was outstanding. Honestly one of my favorite Clay moments ever, along with that first night he came back to Raleigh with the AI2 group. I consider myself so fortunate to have witnessed it. I WISH they would do another one.

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