Clay Aiken – “A Bright Star”

 James Ingram was one of the biggest stars in R&B music in the 1980s and ’90s, and a double Grammy winner and two-time Oscar nominee.

According to Billboard:

During his decades-long career, Ingram moved many with his soulful voice, earning two Grammys and two No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. He also helped write songs recorded by Michael Jackson and Ray Charles.

Besides his beautiful singing, Ingram was a wonderful songwriter. He  collected several hits with an impressive roster of artists including Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and the Pointer Sisters, among others. He made a lasting impact on the music industry.

One song that Ingram was famous for writing was Somewhere Out There.  It was written for the animated film, An American Tail.

Clay sang this touching song two times on American Idol.  The first time was on the Top 11 – Movie Soundtracks Night.  The other time was on an hour show called “Halfway Home”.  Both times, Clay sang with passion and beauty.

I know I  posted this song not long ago…however, the song is especially beautiful when Clay sings it!

Do you like this song?

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7 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “A Bright Star”

  1. I love this song – goose-bumps and chills once again. So beautiful on this cold and dreary day here in my part of Ohio. The song helps to make it a bit brighter! Liked reading about James Ingram – this song was a favorite of my husbands.

    Thank you for the video and the gorgeous pics!

  2. Thank you for the pictures and the video. The song is beautiful. James Ingram wrote a beautiful song and Clay has a beautiful voice. I love this song. It has brighten up my day since it is cold and wet in New Jersey. Thank you again.

  3. We need a beautiful song like this sung by Clay to get us through the dreary days ahead. His voice always warms my heart. Hope everyone is well and safe.

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