There is something you can always say about being a Clay Aiken fan; it is never boring. Just like a roller coaster ride, there are ups, downs, twists and turns.
Thursday, many of Clay’s fans experienced a twist when they woke up to an interesting Google alert. An unreliable and sensational blog was reporting that Clay Aiken had been dropped by RCA. It was interesting to watch what happened the rest of the day. It took a few hours, but soon every blog around seemed to copy the information and speculate on the future of Aiken’s musical career. As this is being written, there are at least 30 blogs headlined with the rumor of the split.
More interesting than the number of blogs was the lack of any legitimate source. If you look carefully, there is no spokesperson for RCA and none for the Aiken team either. So, someone, somewhere decided to “leak” some news to an obscure blog and the rumor spread like a wild fire.
Does that mean that the rumor is not true?? Absolutely, no!! The point is we just don’t know.
These bloggers who consider themselves reporters don’t know anymore than what the fans have known for many weeks. Clay Aiken fans have been discussing the possibility of the split since Clay’s name was removed from the RCA list of artists and his RCA web page was suddenly transferred to his Official Fan Club site.
What can we expect in the next few days?? Probably much of the same as what happened on Thursday which was lots of talk, lots of rumors and speculation.
If and when RCA and Clay part ways, it is not going to be a secret. Clay and his team will let his fans know when they are ready to make their announcement.
It is so easy to imply that Clay was dumped, but keep in mind that Clay may have fulfilled his contract and have chosen not to renew. Changing labels in the music business happens with frequency. Being a free agent can open many doors for Clay.
There is no doubt that Clay has a plan; he is a very smart young man. He just may not be able to announce his plans at this time.
Clay Aiken fans know what it is like to ride the roller coaster and realize that for every sudden drop there is a fantastic rise. We just need to hold on a bit more to watch Clay soar into his next project. We also need to remember that news is very fluid and by the time this is published and you read it, it could be obsolete.