Clay Aiken Duets With Bing

Nick at Nite is the evening programming broadcast at Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon is known for its children’s shows during the day, while Nick at Nite appeals to adult and teen audiences with a lineup of live-action sitcoms and specials.  Nick at Nite debuted on July 1, 1985.

On Friday, November 28, 2003 “The Nick at Nite Holiday Special” premiered.  Clay Aiken performed on the show and joined a star-studded cast that included Ted Danson, Martin Mull, Al Roker and many others.

The one-hour program took viewers to the “The Nick at Nite Lodge” as celebrity guests find their way there and meet up with the Lodge staff after the Big Blizzard of 2003 leaves them stranded at the airport. Hoping to get a room for the night, the stars come together and celebrate the holidays.

Clay Aiken performed “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” alongside 1962 footage of Bing Crosby, in a recreation of Crosby’s 1977 performance with David Bowie.  Other musical performances were given by Natalie Cole, Sarah McLachlan.  Amy Grant and Vince sang “Winter Wonderland” as a duet and Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald sang “On Christmas Morning.”

For Clay Aiken fans, the night was exciting and the audience was thrilled that Clay participated as an actor and musician.  There were lots of comments about the wonderful “tux.”

The program premiered on November 28th, but was shown many times during the 2003 holiday period.


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13 thoughts on “Clay Aiken Duets With Bing

  1. I remember sitting and waiting so impatiently to see Clay…..

    They really did a nice job…and of course…Clay can harmonize with anyone…He truly is amazing….

    Thanks Musicfan for the videos again…


  2. I taped that song and watched it sooo many times. I still listen to it–it's in my iPod now. Heard the David Bowie version on the radio and much prefer to hear Clay Aiken sing it.

  3. My goodness, he looks so young in that picture & the video!!! I loved that performance – two classic singers together for all time.

    Thanks for posting it and for the memories!

  4. So nice to see that performance with Clay doing a duet with Bing. He did a wonderful job. He is so cute…and looks very young. Thank you for posting it.

  5. When this program first aired, I watched this duet over and over again. I loved it then and I love it now. Clay and Bing sound beautiful together!

  6. What a great video to kick off the holiday season! Clay Aiken's voice is so perfect for Christmas songs! Actually, Clay's voice is perfect for any music!! Can't wait for the new music in 2010!!

  7. This was fun to see again Clay looks so young!!

    I love seeing all of these videos. Thanks for bringing them over here..

  8. I so looked forward to the Nick at Nite Special! It seemed like forever until Clay finally appeared. It was such a wonderful surprise to see and hear Clay Aiken sing the duet with Bing Crosby. He looks so young in the video!! It's amazing to look back and see how many shows Clay has performed on!

  9. Clay looked so sweet and charming and sounded amaaazing with Bing Crosby. What a treat it was to see it the first time and it is so great to see it again! Thanks Musicfan! LOVE THIS SITE!!!

  10. Clay looks so young! I remember how exciting it was to see him in this show on TV and how amazing his voice sounded.

  11. He indeed has a very beautiful voice. Incidentally, this reminds me of when my 17yo son commented just a day or 2 ago on how he liked Clay's singing Always and Forever during AI audition. He likes Clay singing these types of songs. For a 17yo, I'd think that he would go for more upbeat songs. Oh well. Clay can sing anything.

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