Clay Aiken – Good Morning, America!

It was October 15, 2003 and one day after Clay Aiken’s new CD, Measure Of A Man hit the stores. As part of the promotional tour for the CD, Clay visited Good Morning America which is taped in New York City.

Diane Sawyer interviewed Clay and they talked about the sales numbers and expectations for the album.  Clay told Diane that he went out the day before and bought his CD at the store on the advice of Randy Jackson.  Randy said that it was tradition to do that in the music business for good luck.

It was announced on the show that morning that Clay would be singing the National Anthem at Game 1 of the World Series.  Both Diane and Clay seemed excited about that honor.

The audience was filled with Clay fans that arrived early to be sure they could get into the studio to see and hear Clay perform.  The enthusiastic group was supportive of Clay and his band and seemed bored with the 50 Hunks from Cosmo Magazine that were introduced to the audience.

The fans on TV saw Clay sing two songs from his album.  He performed both Invisible and The Way.  But the fans in the studio got a bonus as Clay pre-recorded The First Noel that morning to be shown on Christmas Day.

“When Clay came back out to do TFN, the first thing he did was walk right over to the group of very young children….kneel right down and sign things for them and talk to them. It was absolutely adorable.”  This statement was written on-line from a fan that was lucky enough to be at the taping.  She also stated that she got the feeling Clay wasn’t 100% awake yet!

The visit and performance at GMA was exciting and wonderful to see.  Clay had to be tired, but his performance was fabulous.

The following videos show a lot of the show, but still no Invisible!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kragb3Jsaec

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DETm_y16Dew

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmSYM5CUTsc

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNbAS0Im8Lo

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Comments

  1. That was so nice to watch all over again…..

    Clay did look exhausted…but what I noticed the most was how thick his accent was back then….it's so nice to go back and watch these shows….. Thanks Musicfan

    Hugs,
    Judy

  2. " The enthusiastic group was supportive of Clay and his band and seemed bored with the 50 Hunks from Cosmo Magazine that were introduced to the audience."
    I thought this occured during the September 2006 GMA appearance. Am I wrong?

    Anyway, LOVE the videos and the trip down memory lane! Thankyou once again for the piece!!

  3. Oh, my, so nice to see this again. I did notice the accent a little in this interview. So, funny how he was so worried about MOAM selling. Don't think anyone has beaten that first week total yet.

    I loved seeing him sing The Way again. I always liked that song.

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