For Disco Night, Clay sang “Everlasting Love.” He hit a note that was 14 seconds long and wowed the judges. Dressed in a shiny disco shirt and light brown pants, Clay’s outfit was stylish for the Disco theme.
Randy thought that Clay was “brilliant”. Paula said his voice was golden and Simon??? Well, Simon thought it was terrible. So, what’s new?
The guest judge for the night was Verdeen White from Earth, wind and Fire. He was impressed by Clay. He said; “Man, you can sing, you got chops man!”
The performances for the night were an interesting combination of Disco and Pop. Some of the Idols pulled it off, but some just didn’t get it.
- Ricky Smith – “Let’s Groove Tonight”
- Carmen Rasmusen – “Turn The Beat Around”
- Kimberly Caldwell – “Knock on Wood”
- Clay Aiken – ” Everlasting Love”
- Trenyce – “I’m Every woman”
- Ruben Studdard – “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love”
- Kimberley Locke – “It’s Raining Men”
- Joshua Gracin – “Celebration”
Corey Clark did not perform on this night. Ryan Seacrest announced that Corey had been released because he did not disclose that he had been arrested.
The evening closed with Ryan chatting with the Idols backstage. He asked Clay about Simon’s bizarre critique. Clay said, “It’s a little disappointing that there is some discrepancy between Tandy, Paula and Simon. I respect his opinion; he knows what he is talking about….most of the time.”
The next night was the Disco Results show. All the contestants were very busy as there were many performances. The first group performance was “A Night To Remember.” Then the audience was shown some video of what the Idols were doing during the week. There was footage of the contestants watching the President’s talk on TV and then they showed a clip of the Idols recording “God Bless the U.S.A.” Another clip showed the singers getting “beauty” treatments. They all seemed to enjoy the manicures and massages.
Of course, there is always a twist on American Idol shows and this night was no different. After scaring the young ladies, Ryan announced that because Corey left, no one else will be voted off. That left three very happy ladies and one unhappy Simon Cowell.
At the end of the program, the Idols performed one more group number. Their performance of “Boogie Woogie Wonderland” was fun and lively.
Another week of Season 2 of American Idol and Clay is still smiling and singing from his heart. Congratulations to Clay and all the season 2 Idols. They put on a great show!
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