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GH's Jason Thompson Shares The Inspiration Behind Writing Patrick & Emma's Nurses Ball Tune: "Nothing I Can't Do" Now Available on iTunes!

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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!

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sharon
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sharon

Love the song and the performance on GH. Too bad it seems not to be available in CANADA, not sure why. Since Jason is Canadian. Oh well there is youtube.

Belle
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Belle

I thought their performance was inspiring.

su0000
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su0000

They are great!
The Song was perfect for them!
ALL, all the numbers of the Nurses Ball were top notch and very entertaining..
The cast and crew put much thought. hard work and and care to bring us the Nurses Ball..
The participating cast had fun performing for us and I had a fun time watching them all 🙂

(why some found need to bitch and whine/complain about the Ball, I do not understand))

THANKS to all who brought us the Nurses Ball, 2015 !!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It was the only musical number I really liked— but you would have to have a heart of stone, not to be moved by that number. The only thing that might have made it better is if they could have shown Robin in Paris watching that number on the internet—but that is just a tiny flaw, otherwise, for me it was the highlight of the Nurse’s Ball.

Timmm
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Timmm

YES!

Nancy
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Nancy

Really loved Emma and Jason together. They are really awesome singing together. The whole 2015 General Hospital Ball was very good. I loved every performance. The actors really worked hard and it sure did show.

Fanny
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Fanny

Father & Daughter Duet was Extremely sweet, they are affectionate, kind
and thoughtful at all times toward one another.
Jason & Brooklyn seem to have a lovely rapport.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Without knowing Jason Thompson wrote the song…. I felt that this duet/number with Brooklyn and Jason T, was by far was the top performances on a whole, at the Nurses Ball. So personal, so moving.

su0000
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su0000

ahh I dunno about that, Jeremy :)..
It was touching and cute
but-
Duke and Anna’s tango was sensational ..
I really was giggly seeing their sensual dance, could feel their love..
They were very good, the tango suits them well ..

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I don’t know , Su. I LOVE Duke…but even I have to admit he seems very wooden in his dialog and dance. The backdrop of the two of them dancing when they were younger was stunning…as were the two of them. But I felt lile Anna during the Ball dance could have been dancing with a broom. Ian doesn’t seem to be ” bringing” it this time around. Don’t know why…he’s a seasoned soap guy/actor and certainly has the looks/talent…

Loved Patrick and Emma. Childhood delight and innocence, daddy’s little girl….sweetness personified.

Rose
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Rose

I love their tango. A real highlight for me.

Timmm
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Timmm

The tango has been done before BUT, it could be Anna and Duke’s last?

Tima
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Tima

It really was one of the better moments of the Nurse’s Ball. Brooklyn is such a great little actress and it is clear that Jason and her have something special when they act and sing together.

Tim
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Tim

It was nice of the Silzer family to let GH use those clips and photos of Brooklyn.

Ina Young
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Ina Young

Long time fan, seen Kimberly (Robin) grow up, now Brooklyn! (Emma)
Cute song, she is so cute. Bring Kimberly back soon. Miss her.

2KllMckngBrd
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2KllMckngBrd

i loved it b/c of the chorus. patrick was a “race car driver” (too) when he got to PC, and of course, robin’s a dr. it was sweet 2 hear “their daughter” singing about growing up to be either, or whatever she wanted.

jamie
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jamie

I just loved the song. It was beautiful and Well written. They did a great job singing it. I think it was the best performance At the nurses ball 2015 besides the last song. Great job you two.

Rodd
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Rodd

I thought it was really sweet to begin with. But knowing Jason wrote it makes it even sweeter.

Rose
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Rose

GH saved some of the best for last…Patrick and Emma duet, and Sabrina singing ‘It Might Be You,’ the theme song from Tootsie (a great “soap” movie). I’ve also liked all of Lucy’s dresses/gowns. They stand at least on par with the probably-way-more-expensive-ones on other Red Carpets seen on prime-time networks, as does Lucy and many performers at the Nurses Ball. Hint, hint…bring the Daytime Emmys to national tv so everyone can see them live.

Rose
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Rose

Oops! It was Spinelli singing ‘It Might Be You.’ But I also thought Sabrina and Epiphany did a nice rendition of ‘You’re Not Alone.’ Just shows what great talent the actors on GH have.

Karen Dunn
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Karen Dunn

Special song which has a great message. Also enjoyed Bradford Anderson’s (Spinelli) meaningful song to Kirsten Storms (Maxi) and Emily Wilson (Ellie).

Marilyn
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Marilyn

I really enjoyed listening to Spinelli singing “It might be you” He did a great job looking torn between Maxie and Ellie. That was my favorite. I’m just not into most of the songs from the first part, not my cup of tea.

Christy
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Christy

I’ve watched this performance several times now and I still get teary eyed. Definitely a major highlight at the Nurse’s Ball. Jason and Brooklyn were incredible and portray a beautiful father and daughter relationship. It’s also nice to know that JT wrote the song himself. He’s very talented. Would love to hear more music of his or even see him guest star on something like Nashville.

Aden
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Aden

This song was awesome…..from writing to execution to performance. Other than this song, they just basically dusted off last year’s script and performance roster and ‘re-used it. What’s funny to me is when do these people find time to come together and rehearse?? Lol. They are battling mobsters and murderers but somehow find the time to get together to practice and choreograph show numbers. And honestly…after 3 years…I would much rather be alone than ever hear that finale song again. Please…….

Laurie A McRae
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Laurie A McRae

Jason & Brooklyn are “the real deal.” If there was an Emmy for best actors in a parent/child relationship on a Daytime Drama, it would be Jason & Brooklyn, as Dr. Patrick Drake & Emma Scorpio Drake! Bravo to both of them for this CHARMING, heartfelt musical performance!

Robin from East Tennessee
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Robin from East Tennessee

I just loved it! I cried and smiled all the way through the song, found myself singing it all day yesterday!

Lynne
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Lynne

I just loved the entertainment and Spinelli, brought tears to my eyes. He has some voice! So did Ned, and also the kids that were just adorable. They all have so much talent. Been watching Gen. Hosp. forever and just love it.

joann
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joann

very nice!!!

maryanne
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maryanne

Why cant Robin ever be at the nurses ball anymore. She wrote she was free and she is to be coming back. If she is coming back is her part going to be more than a few months?? If not dont bother but Patrick belongs with ROBIN FOREVER!111

Lisa
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Lisa

Is there anyway to get the guitar chords for the song Nothing I can’t do? What a beautiful song!

Pauline Milner
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Pauline Milner

I am in Canada. I have tried searching for this song on iTunes but I have been unable to find it using several search variations. Can anyone assist me? I would love to purchase this song.

Whitley Austin
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Whitley Austin

I love it. Favorite line “Dr, lawyer, or race car driver” . These are the things my little girl wants to be!

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