All the rage since Monday’s episode of General Hospital’s Nurses Ball part two was the adorable and touching musical performance by Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and his daughter Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer).
At the ball, the father/daughter duo took to the stage with guitars in hand and performed the tune: Nothing I Can’t Do! And if you listened to the lyrics it was the perfect song knowing the history of these characters. And, who can forget Grandma Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) shedding a tear watching her granddaughter perform the song so well!
But what fans didn’t know until today was that Jason Thompson actually wrote the music and the lyrics, and the arrangement for the duet. It was recorded by GH’s musical director, Paul Glass, and the song is also now available on iTunes!
So, how did it come about that Jason crafted this tune for the Nurses Ball 2015? This afternoon, he shared the following with On-Air On-Soaps: Jason related: “It was Brooklyn’s idea to do a duet. She told Frank (Valentini), and when she gets excited about something it’s pretty tough to say “no” to her. I asked if I could write it, and so it went. I spent a few days just thinking about it, bringing in personal elements that I know she would love … like the “Glitter” line … she LOVES glitter. I thought story-wise it would be really a beautiful thing to share … their are own lullaby. One they could sing together … and something Patrick could believe in also. Let alone Brooklyn and Jason .. and of course, Paul Glass, our music man, brought it to life.”
Watch Jason Thompson and Brooklyn Rae Silzer perform Nothing I Can’t Do after the jump! Then let us know what you thought of the tune, Jason’s inspiration for writing it, and the duet during the Nurses Ball!