“I always like the idea that you can turn on the radio and say, ‘Oh, that’s Clay Aiken.
Oh, that’s Barbra Streisand. Oh, that’s Frank Sinatra, Oh, that’s Tony Bennett.’ They’re a
star if you can identify them immediately by their sound. That kid has his own sound.
He’s got energy. He’s got soul. He’s got it all. That voice pours out of him.”
– Merv Griffin
Clay Aiken – Live -The PBS Concert was on March 12, 2010
International Media had the following to say about Clay Aiken – Live!
Tried and True, American Idol Super Star Alumni Clay Aiken’s first Public Television special, reaches back into the romantic past of the 50’s and 60’s, featuring many of the most iconic love songs ever written. Shot at the Memorial Auditorium in Clay’s home town of Raleigh, North Carolina, Tried and True features a full orchestra and big band. Clay is joined on stage by special guest and American Idol colleague Ruben Studdard, along with special guest Linda Eder, who is widely recognized as one of the best female vocalists of our time.
German born Alex Christensen is handling production and arrangements, and brings the considerable skills he developed working with Paul Anka on his acclaimed ‘Rock Swings’ album and Michael Bolton on his major Sinatra tribute ‘Bolton Swings Sinatra’ to this concept, as well as the more contemporary sounds of his own project Alex Swings & Oscar Sings, featured recently on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Do you remember these pictures?
It was an exciting event for so many!!
The following video has Clay singing Eso Beso (The Kiss) live on the concert.
But, the talented Hosaa put together some fun about “The Kiss”
I hope you enjoy the video!
Now, wasn’t that fun?
Of course, this post is from many years ago. However, I enjoy seeing and hearing this CANN.
We’ll get back to todays information soon!
We were in Raleigh for the taping and it was very exciting! I do remember all of the pictures. It was the first visit to Raleigh and many were to follow! Everyone more fun than the one before. The Galas for NIP kept us busy for the next 10 – 11 years missing maybe 2 due to sickness. Met so many wonderful people and even Clay! Can’t ask for more!
I was at the Raleigh tapping and we enjoyed not only the concert, but getting to see Raleigh and even Clay’s neighborhood. When Clay was touring in the summer and performed a concert in our city, Linda Eder joined Clay on stage for a duet.
Thank you for all the pictures and the video. The pictures are great. Some of the pictures I have seen before and some are new to me. The video is new to me. I had to watch it several times. It is a great video. I was not there to see the show live. I remember watching the PBS special in my area. Thank for the memories. Thank you CANN.