TV Guide has always been nice to Clay Aiken. He has been on the cover numerous times and is mentioned in passing often.
In the July 24, 2005 issue. Clay was not only on the cover, but was the featured story. For this issue, there were two different covers and even a third for the cable version of the magazine.
Below are scans of the covers and the article. Remember, if you want to see one of the scans up close, double click on the image and it will show up larger so you can read the article better. Which cover is your favorite?