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

  1. A wonderful moment in Clay history! Beautifully sung! Thank you, CANN for sharing the photos and the video!

  2. Thank you for the pictures and the video. I like this song. The words and Clays voice makes this video. Unbelievable. James Ingram was great. Thank you for the video and for sharing. Thank you CANN.

  3. This is a beautiful song and sung so well by Clay. I love when he sings those low notes…so warm and soft.

  4. Hearing Clay sing this song again it's still hard to imagine that he didn't win! Love his lower register! Thank you for all your dedication in keeping this newsletter going all these years..

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