Clay Aiken -Polished, Professional and Classy

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Do you remember what you were doing on March 12, 2010?  For many Clay Aiken fans, this date will bring back memories of the taping of the PBS special at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.  The concert, lovingly called the “OMG” Concert was the beginning of a year of wonderful live music, a new CD and DVD and many PBS specials on TV.

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The concert was polished, professional and classy.  Clay’s voice was phenomenal on the fresh arrangements of the timeless classics.

Clay opened the show with a rousing rendition of Mack The Knife and closed the show with a poignant version of Moon River. Each song chosen for the program allowed Clay to showcase his wonderful voice.  It is amazing how his voice soared on the variety of songs.  Each one highlighted his versatility and range.

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I still find it impossible to describe Unchained Melody on this night. It started out slowly and emotional but then…as SueReu said: likened to a 747 taking off or thunder that started in Clay’s toes and traveled through his body.

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I feel lucky that I was able to be in the audience that night.  It is one of my favorite “Clay” moments!

I wish Clay could perform another concert like this.  It was very special!

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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken -Polished, Professional and Classy

  1. This was magnificent and I am so thrilled to say that I was there! Every time I hear this and see the video it is so very thrilling all over again! It was all very classy and exciting – there aren’t any words to describe that evening! Thank you for bringing it all back to me! Thanks to Clay for inviting us all to be there!

  2. Thank you for all the pictures and the video. I love the pictures and the video. I was not there that night. Clay singing was perfection on that song. I did see the PBS Special. I wish they would play it on TV again. Thank you CANN.

  3. We drove to Raleigh on Thursday and drove home on Saturday. Friday was the best day because we were in the concert hall to see Clay singing his heart out. Good memories.

  4. “Virtuoso Performance” by our Mr. Clay Aiken! Clay is so humble in accepting the standing ovations from the audience! Thank you, CANN for sharing this most prestigious occasion with OMC!

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