I hope you will indulge me a bit as I go off on a different path today. 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 was on YouTube, trying to find something special. I was lucky. I found a wonderful performance by the classical boy-band called Collabro. These five talented young men won Britain’s Got Talent on June 7, 2014.
Collabro auditioned for the show in London after they had been together for only 1 month. The judges were dubious about hearing them sing, but seemed shocked when they heard how musical and exciting their performance became.
Why did I like the group so much? They weren’t perfect, but they were amazing in the way they harmonized and matched their voices. No one tried to be the star…they were all important. I also was excited that these were 5 young talents who had regular day jobs: Richard was a laborer, Michael a sales assistant in a gas station, Matt a kitchen salesman, Thomas worked in a Japanese restaurant while Jamie worked in a hospital.
During the live final on June 7th, Collabro won the competition and with 26.5% of the vote, a wide margin.
In June , 2016, one of the members, Richard Hadfield left the group. Now they perform as a quartet.
I have included two You Tubes. The first one is their audition for the show. It was laughable to watch the judges faces change from disgust to excitement.
The second YouTube is their Semi-final performance. I hope you will enjoy the group as much as I do.
Well…what do you think?
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