Elliott Yamin and James Massone - Boston Holiday Lights (VIDEO)

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American Idol Season 5 alum, Elliott Yamin and James Massone from The Voice 2 were part of the festivities in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday (Nov 29) as the switch was flipped, turning the lights on the official city Christmas tree!

The festivities were broadcast on local TV, and since I live in the market, I was able to record it. James is a local boy, but Elliott traveled across the country to help us celebrate.

Elliott opened the show with a festive “Jingle Bell Rock” and a little later in the show, he sang his hit song, “Wait for You.” A little blast from the past!

James sang Joni Mitchell’s contemplative “River” and finished with the classic “The Christmas Song.”

Here’s a little fun fact–for over 40 years, the province of Nova Scotia in Canada sends one of its evergreen trees to Boston as thanks for the emergency assistance provided in the wake of the Halifax Explosion in 1917. The explosion killed 1,900 people and wounded 9,000.

Enjoy!

Elliott Yamin – Jingle Bell Rock

Elliott Yamin – Wait For You

James Massone – River/The Christmas Song

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  • potatorocks

    Wish we got to hear more from Elliott.  I miss him. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D3M7HMQJO6FR7KB2XKVQK7EJHY ShannonM

    Absolutely love this performance by James Massone- he sounds better than what I remember…  Really hope good things lie ahead for him!

  • chillj

    Yes, he sounded really good.  Only thing:  Neither of these guys lips remotely matched the words.  Hard to watch.

  • curly_yenta

    Elliott’s a great talent.  Season 5 – the season that keeps on giving!

  • durbesque

    Two great tenors there!  Enjoyed them both.  While Elliott is too ’old school’ for me, James’ extreme sweetness of tone and contemporary style held me in thrall.  I hardly noticed him on ‘The Voice’.  Now, I’m in serious danger of becoming a fan. 

  • overthetop1

    Where is the tree? On the Common? (I used to live there.)

  • overthetop1

    Never mind–they announce that it’s on the Common.

    Great to see Elliott. really good guitarist. But sitting on a stool for Jingle Bell Rock? It’s kind of a move-around song?

  • usedtobelucy

    Ah, they sing pretty. Here’s hoping they can both continue to make a living doing it. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BVMV6PDN2Z3DFZ4CHPP3KQLMIY J E

    Cool, Elliott!