Sunday, March 18, 2007

Memories of AI2: Top 11-- "Somewhere Out There" Wishing On Our Bright Star


Somewhere out there
Beneath the pale moonlight
Someone's thinking of me
And loving me tonight

Somewhere out there
Someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another
In that big somewhere out there

And even though I know
How very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing
On the same bright star

And when the night wind
Starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping
Underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there
If love can see us through
Then we'll be together
Somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true

And even though I know
How very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing
on the same bright star

And when the night wind
Starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping
Underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there
If love can see us through
Then we'll be together
Somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true...


~Lyrics to "Somewhere Out There" from An American Tale~


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March 18th is the 4-year anniversary of American Idol 2 Top 11.The theme was movie songs and Gladys Knight was guest judge. Clay sang "Somewhere Out There" showing off his range. Even if he warbled a little on that last note, he was far and above his competiton. Gladys called Clay a mystery, I call it magic.

Performances of the Top 11:
1. Corey Clark- "Against All Odds"
2. Ruben Studdard- "A Whole New World" (Aladdin)
3. Trenyce- "I've Got Nothing" (The Bodyguard)
4. Clay Aiken-"Somewhere Out There" (An American Tale)
5. Kimberly Caldwell-"Shoop Shoop" (Mermaids)
6. Joshua Gracin- "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Armageddon)
7. Carmen Rasmussen- "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Grease)
8. Charles Grigsby- "You Can't Win" (The Wiz)
9. Ricky Smith- "It Might Be You" (Tootsie)
10. Julia D'Amato- "What a Feeling" (Flashdance)
11. Kimberley Locke-"Home" (The Wiz)


Watch the Clay's performance:



Judges' Comments:
Randy: How does that feel man, does that feel good?
Clay: It's amazing.
Randy: Amazing right? Dude, I'm still sayin', man, where does that voice come from?? Dude, the power, the range, I mean every week, I er, I go, wow, man! This is a good show guys!
Paula: it's a great show.
Randy: This is good, you did your thing, baby.
Paula: Another one... you know, Clay, you are effortless, you are effortless with your voice, and you are so natural... this season, truly, it's amazing to be sitting right here in my chair, as we all are sitting here, it's amazing to watch you guys, it really is. Congratulations!
Gladys: You're... you're a mystery... you have your own look... there's something very magical about your look...
Paula: Sexy!!!
Gladys: And your voice is so pure... I don't know in the contemporary world, what's gonna happen with you, but something exceptional is gonna happen for you somewhere along the way because you are pure...
Simon: I just love songs about mice... actually, I'm kidding, it was, I think after this performance tonight, you're the one they've gotta beat...I really do.

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4 Comments:

At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Simon was so Right that night. They only 'bad' note Clay ever sang during the whole competition was the last one on this particular song..but I don't think many noticed since the rest of the song was pure perfection!! Clay WAS the one to beat and he wasn't. I think most realize now that he really did WIN AI2 and the way his and Ruben's careers have been going (or not going!!!) since AI2 finle have proven it over and over!!!

 
At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Brb said...

As far as I'm concerned Clay is the best singer/entertainer to come along since Elvis Presley, he;s amaxing

 
At 12:05 AM, Blogger Joan in TX said...

Our dream come true with this man. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 7:24 AM, Blogger Carolina Clay said...

EE,

Thank you for these looks back -- such fond memories of our discovery
of Clay Aiken and his golden voice! The judges even had good comments on this one.

I finally figured how to write in your blog and keep listening to Clay -- just take the video to YouTube. *g*

Nobody better before or since!

Caro

 

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