Clay Aiken – Late Night!

David Letterman is a well-known television host and comedian. He hosts the talk show, Late Show with David Letterman which is broadcast on CBS.  Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman.    Johnny Carson, who was Letterman’s friend and mentor, is the only person to have a longer late-night hosting career.

Letterman is also a television and film producer. His company, Worldwide Pants, produces his show and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Worldwide Pants has also produced several prime-time comedies, including Everyone Loves Raymond and Ed.

Letterman’s shows have received 67 Emmy Award nominations, winning twelve times in his first 20 years in late night television. From 1993-2009 Letterman ranked higher than Leno in the annual Harris Poll of Nation’s Favorite TV Personality twelve times.

Letterman has a private foundation called The American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming. Through it, Letterman has donated millions of dollars to charities and other non-profits in Indiana and Montana, celebrity-affiliated organizations, universities, and other organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army and Doctors Without Borders.

On November 24, 2003, Clay Aiken was a guest on David Letterman’s Show.  Clay was in New York still doing some promotion for his album, Measure of A Man.

Unlike Leno and Kimmel, David Letterman is reluctant to have his musical guest sit down and talk.  But, Clay was an exception.  Even though his time sitting with Letterman was very short, Clay did get a few moments to chat with the host.

Clay followed Paul Newman on the show and sung a great rendition of his hit song, Invisible.

All in all, it was a wonderful night and one that was watched by many people.  Letterman’s ratings were very high that night.




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15 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Late Night!

  1. It was nice watching these videos again…..

    I think we were all surprised at the time, that Clay sat down with David, even though the time was short….His musical guests usually don't get a chance to do that…. Here's to hoping when the next CD comes out in 2010, that Clay makes all the rounds again…..Can't wait to see him.


  2. I haven't seen this video in ages. A good performance and I liked that suit on Clay. Too bad Letterman didn't give him more couch time. Clay is always a great guest.

  3. Thank you that beautiful and refreshing to remember these interviews and see the videos again.

  4. It’s always refreshing and exciting to see Clay. Thank you for the info on Letterman too. It’s six years later now, and Clay’s birthday is coming up again. 🙂

  5. Oh those were the days! The promo for MOAM was great and it was so exciting to see Clay making the rounds. Thanks for the memories.

    I think the promo for the 2010 will be just as good and probably better. Can't wait!

  6. Clay looked so natural in these. Thanks for the info and videos! Love reminiscing about all the places that Clay has been and seeing him perform and talk! Liked your turkey! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

  7. Clay Aiken's appearance on Letterman was fabulous!!! Love those early videos! I remember being so excited as Clay kept appearing on show after show. Everyone wanted to have him on. He was, and still is, a ratings magnet!!

  8. Clay Aiken hit all the talk shows after Idol. He is a great guest on these shows, so talkative and fun. And then he gets to sing too!! A lot of artists go on these shows and only do one song with no couch time, but Clay always gets both! His couch time was brief with David, but it was still a fun appearance!!

  9. Can't wait until Clay Aiken releases his new CD next year. We'll be seeing him on all the talk shows once again!

  10. I remember being surprised when Clay Aiken got a sit down interview with Dave Letterman, even tho it was short. Usually performers didn't get to sit down and talk with Dave, so I thought that was a big deal. I can't wait till his next album comes out and we get to see him on all these shows again.

  11. Clay Aiken was great on Letterman. Hopefully he will go back on Letterman to promote his new CD next year. I'm excited for the new CD to come out so we will see Clay on the talk shows again!

  12. Musicfan,

    Thank you for the info and rerun of Clay Aiken's interview with Dave Letterman. Looking forward to the 2010 album and many more talk show appearances!

    Many thnx for your kind comments in the Carolina blog. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Week!


  13. Clay Aiken's appearance with Dave Letterman was the best show he had.
    Clay is such a wonderful guest on all the shows. Here's to many more in the new year!

    Thank you for your visits & comments at Clay the Man, A new TG'g greeting has just been posted.

  14. Thank you so much for that video of Clay's appearance on the David Letterman show. He was very lucky to get that couch time on this show. I loved when David said that was very impressive about Clay selling 2 million copies of MOAM. Loved the suit on Clay. Very handsome. Can't wait for his new cd to come out in 2010, so he can appear on the enterainment shows once again.

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