Clay Aiken – A Grand Entrance

The musical group, Mr. Mister was formed in 1982 by bassist/lead vocalist Richard Page and keyboardist/vocalist Steve George. The two men grew up as friends in Phoenix, Arizona and both became sessions musicians.

Page and George played together for many years and sang back-up for many well-known musicians. They were on tour with Andy Gibb when the decided to start their own band.

Guitarist, Steve Farris and drummer Pat Mastelotto joined with the others to create Mr. Mister and the group quickly landed a deal with RCA.

Welcome To The Real World was their 2nd album and was released in 1985. The first single was Broken Wings, followed by Kyrie. Both songs climbed all the way to the top of the pop charts and the album reached platinum sales.

It was in February of 2004 when Clay hit the road with Kelly Clarkson on their Independent Tour!  Clay started his part of the concert  performing Kyrie!

I will never forget the excitement when Clay Aiken entered from the back of the stadiums, singing Kyrie…it was the entrance of a Star!   The entrance and concerts bring back excitement and fond memories.

Did you see Clay sing Kyrie live? Did you see it more than once? 

Kyrie eleison
Kyrie eleison, kyrie

The wind blows hard
Against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old
It holds my memories
My body burns a gemlike flame
Somewhere between
The soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again

Kyrie eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison
Where I’m going, will you follow
Kyrie eleison
On a highway in the light


Kyrie eleison
n. & inter 1. (R. C. Ch.) Greek words, meaning “Lord, have mercy upon us,” used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc.
2. The name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

I hope you enjoy this fun video of Kyrie!

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9 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Grand Entrance

  1. Yes, I saw this live in Detroit, Michigan and will never forget the thrill of Clay’s

    entrance – singing “Kyrie” – No one knew where that voice was coming from and we were sitting very near Clay’s entrance place – it was so exciting and amazing – the place just erupted – just like the video! It was such a thrill to be there at that time! Will be forever grateful!

    Thanks CANN for feeling the thrill one more time!

    • Yes, the final Independent Tour date in St. Paul! SO awesome !! I’d just seen Clay at the Meet & Greet, then he entered the stadium right in front of me during Kyrie as well; I was so psyched; haha! I purposely hadn’t read/viewed anything about the concert so as to be surprised by it and was I ever! I remember looking at the stage wondering “Where IS he??!?” and then my friend poking me and pointing RIGHT IN FRONT OF US; I freaked out! If I would’ve had a brain I would’ve figured it out as I’d attempted to go down one of the hallways leading to the venue shortly beforehand to get a drink but I was stopped by security from going that way and didn’t know why. (That’s the hallway he came down). What memories!! I miss Clay concerts!

  2. What memories that video brings back! I was hanging over the balcony railing trying to find Clay in the mass of fans down below. He blew us away with that song and surprising entrance. It was also our first time seeing Angie, Jacob & Quiana on stage with Clay.

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