February 22, 2007…CLAY DAY!!…………Well, it was Clay Day at The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. A new show to the morning line-up, the program was broadcast live from the Fox studios in New York. The show was launched on January 22, 2007 so Clay Aiken was a part of their first month of shows.
Acting as the guest co-host for the entire hour, Clay looked relaxed and spoke as through he had done research on the topics before he appeared on the show.
The show began with a karaoke segment that was filmed the night before the taping. Because Clay was under the weather, he did not sing at the club, however, he did act as a judge and even participated in a short dance with Juliet.
At one point of the program, Clay bundled up in his winter coat and went outside to see the “Claymobile.” Put together by one of Clay’s ardent fans, Clay seemed surprised that there was so much memorabilia on the car. He also participated in a Fact or Fiction quiz.
Some of the topics of the show included a discussion on Anna Nicole Smith and a craft segment to help put care packages together for the military overseas. A guest on the show was an eight year old girl who tried to sing like Jennifer Hudson. Clay also revealed that he would be traveling for UNICEF in April. He did not include where he was going.
According to some members of the live audience, Juliet and Mike seemed thrilled to have Clay there and invited him back to co-host. The producer of the show was overwhelmed by Clay’s visit to the show. There were over 300 requests for tickets and there were only 52 seats in the studio. The show did add some seat outside in a viewing lounge.
This TV appearance of Clay’s was outstanding and showed that Clay was not only a great singer, but a true entertainer. I hope we see him on TV again in this type of show.
I found these videos on YouTube. It’s fun to be able to re-live the show.