Clay Aiken – Not A Fan of Tupperware

December, 2004, had to be one of the most hectic months in Clay Aiken’s life.  He was on tour, he had his own special on TV and he made the rounds of the talk shows to chat and sing.

On December 6, 2004, Clay made an appearance on The Tonight Show.  He had a great talk with Jay Leno and sang a wonderful rendition of “Mary, Did You Know.”

Jay asked Clay about his Thanksgiving holiday.  Clay told him that there were over 30 people who celebrated at his home.  This was the interview when we learned about Clay’s relationship with Tupperware and about the importance of glass milk bottles.  Remember??  Six bottles, all lined up perfectly!! Clay was clever, well spoken, interesting and very funny.

Clay brought along a video of his throat and showed us his vocal cords…..well, it was different.

Clay was introduced after Kevin Spacey, and instead of starting off by talking to Jay, he began by singing.   Clay’s voice showed beauty and power and his love of the lyrics was obvious.  It was evident that Clay had completely recovered from the illness he had suffered recently.  There was obviously no vocal chord damage from his infection.

As always, Clay was dressed in his own style.  His brown plaid pants and blue blazer stood out from the others.  All and all, it was a wonderful visit as Clay was able to show his intense and stirring side as he sang and then his humorous, light banter and a set of slightly bruised vocal chords up there on the screen for all to see!

I think the video of “Mary, Did You Know?” shows one of the best performances I have seen or heard.  I hope you enjoy it.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD2YMb6AOSo

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZmY8tk8wvY

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

 

Just a quick reminder……..Don’t forget to leave your Carol suggestions on the December 5th article.

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Comments

  1. Oh, thanks for posting this one. This was I think one of the first interview w/ Clay I saw on YouTube…but definitely the one that made me pursue finding out more about this wonderfully witty and cute guy. xxx

  2. I have always loved Christmas music. There is just something very special about it. I have many, many Christmas songs on my iPod that I play each year, but Clay Aiken's music and voice just stand out from the rest. Thank you for the videos. Mary Did You Know is a beautiful song and a favorite of mine during the holidays.

  3. My dad would have agreed with Clay. He worked in retail(McClellan's, Grants, Big K-Kuhns, and Wal-mart) several years. He said that the tupperware, home interior and similar parties didn't have to pay the same local and state taxes that retail stores did.
    It's always great to see Clay!

  4. My dad would have agreed with Clay. He worked in retail(McClellan's, Grants, Big K-Kuhns, and Wal-mart) several years. He said that the tupperware, home interior and similar parties didn't have to pay the same local and state taxes that retail stores did.

  5. It was SOOOO much fun watching those videos again!!! He sounded great, he looked great (we will not comment on jacket/pants) and was soooo FUNNY!!! I wonder if he still needs his milk all lined up in a row – too funny.

  6. Thanks for the videos! I love to see past appearances by Clay Aiken on the talk shows!
    He is such a great guest and amazing singer. 2010 we'll see him again!

  7. Clay Aiken is always so entertaining – no wonder the TV even smiles when he's on a show 🙂
    Thanks for this delightful memory.

  8. Thanks so much for the vids. They bring back such fiond memories. Waiting for Clay Aiken to show up on my tv again.

  9. Oh, the Clay memories of Christmas past. What fun to relive them. I must say I think I don't think any other performer has as much gather Clack as Clay.

  10. This was an excellent visit with Leno. Clay was witty in the interview and passionate in his singing. I can't wait to see Clay on Leno again.

  11. He was so funny!!! I remember that day so well!!
    "Mary did you know" is one of my favorites song of Clay's CD!!!
    Thanks for the memories of that day.

  12. I really enjoyed watching that video of Clay on Jay Leno. His MDYK has got to be a classic. It is so beautiful. I think Clay is a wonderful guest on Jay and lots of other shows. He just has the personality and is sooo funny..to boot. Can't wait to see him on these shows again in 2010.

  13. This was one of the most entertaining moments with Clay. I watched this clip over and over. I loved the way He interacted with Jay, and "Mary Did You Know". Never get tired of seeing this one! Thanks for the memories today!! Also, when Clays new Christmas music comes, hope he rerecords, Mary Did You Know and All Is Well. He's just…..THE BEST!!!!

  14. Yes……….Clay is a funny man. It is always fun to look back at what went on a few years ago.

    I hope we can all be looking forward to what is in the future. I think its going to be a good year!!

  15. Always a treat visiting this site!! Your efforts are soooo appreciated and the videos and information bring back great memories!

  16. Such a fun interview. Clay Aiken is always entertaining on the talk shows. He needs one of his own. Loved the videos. MDYK is one of my favorites.

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