There are days when there are no huge announcements about Clay Aiken. Instead, there are many little bits of news. Wednesday was one of those days!!
The following announcement was posted on FaceBook yesterday. Now, I know that Clay has always said that we should not think anything is real unless we hear it from him…however; this is from the Official Site of the Durham Bulls. Maybe it will be posted on the Official Fan Club site today.
Durham Bulls Baseball Club
Just got comfirmation…Clay Aiken will perform the National Anthem at the DAP game on Monday. FaceBulls get a 14-hour jump on the press release to buy tickets. Why? Because we love you!
The Durham Bull play in the International League. They are the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. At this time, the Bulls are having a winning season with 15 wins to 12 losses.
The team became well known in 1988 following the release of the movie Bull Durham. The movie starred Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon.
The following was posted on the OFC site yesterday afternoon.
Quick Update from Team Clay
05/04/11 at 5:00pm by brian
Hi everyone! Whew…it has been quite busy around these parts at Team Clay and we haven’t had a chance to update you lately. But thanks to hearing from you, the faithful OFC members, we’re taking a minute to slow down and let you know what’s happening.
Thanks to everyone for your feedback on our OFC merchandise poll we ran a couple weeks back. The feedback was wonderful and we’re working on incorporating the items you voted for in to a new 2011 Ultimate Membership package. Expect an announcement on new renewal packages (we’re keeping both the Ultimate and Digital options) next week.
We’re also gearing up to add a new feature on the OFC that we are excited to tell you about next week. Stay tuned.
I am glad that they took the time to up-date us. Anyone have any idea what the new feature will be??
Although American Idol has tried to erase Clay Aiken from their history, they seem to be making Season 10 a retrospective of Clay Aiken….I mean….they take Clay’s most popular songs and ask this years Idols to sing them.
This retrospective was most obvious last night when two of the remaining Idols sang “Clay Aiken” songs. I don’t watch Idol, but the I knew immediately when tweet after tweet showed up, reminding everyone that Without You was the lead song on Clay’s Album, A Thousand Different Ways.
Just a few minutes later, another group of tweets appeared….. Unchained Melody…..Did Idol forget that Clay received high marks from the judges when he sang UM on American Idol…or did they forget that Clay had the most beautiful arrangement of UM on his latest album, Tried & True.
Another sign of the great publicity was an announcement from ZOCIALtv. This site keeps track of the Top 25 Most Shared Shows Videos Today. Clay’s YouTube video of Unchained Melody from his visit at The View reached the #1 position Wednesday night.
So………American Idol seems to want Clay Aiken to get some attention…the retrospective is a done-deal. Each time one of the Idols sings a “Clay Aiken” song, Clay gets great positive promotion. Thank you, American Idol. This has got to be your subtle way of reminding everyone that nobody sings as well as Clay Aiken!!
Don’t forget that today is Cinco de Mayo, the yearly holiday, which celebrates all things Mexican. The festival dates back to May 5, 1862 when Mexican Republic forces defeated the invading French military at the Battle of Puebla, despite being vastly outnumbered. Although the holiday is not currently celebrated through much of Mexico, it remains as popular as ever in the United States and other parts of the world.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a marketing celebration, like Valentine’s Day, that was made to sell more Corona and tequila. It is similar to St Patrick’s Day –another day of fun.
Is Clay celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Clay has said that he is not a big fan of Guacamole or avocados and complained that too much food in California is smothered in the “green stuff.” However, maybe he and his family actually like a taco or two and maybe they like to munch on a plateful of Nachos. Who knows….It might be Fiesta Time at the Aiken House!!
The following videos show the remarkable performances that Clay puts on when he sings his favorite songs.