Clay Aiken – Sometimes You Just Remember

It is hard to believe that it has been 5 years since Clay Aiken released the album, A Thousand Different Ways.  After many starts, twists and turns, this album, filled with love songs, revealed some real gems.

Clay started the promotion for A Thousand Different Ways with an appearance on The Tonight Show.  Sometimes you just remember certain Clay Aiken performances more than others.  Clay’s visit with Jay Leno on September 15, 2006 is one that is remembered and popular with many fans.

Howie Mandel was the first guest on the show.  He was very funny and his comedy relaxed Jay and the audience.  But the audience was waiting for Clay and he certainly didn’t let them down.  He seemed very relaxed and chatted about many different topics.  All three of the men seemed to have a good time together and kept the audience entertained.

Clays engaging interview featured his European vacation.  He chatted about passing out in McDonald’s while in Slovenia and getting so ill that he started planning his funeral.  He even mentioned that he wanted Ruben to sing at the service!!

But this visit to the Tonight Show was really remembered more for the stunning look that Clay had that night.  There was just something special about the gray suit that made Clay look amazing.  The pictures from that night are some of the best and the two videos are pretty awesome too.


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13 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Sometimes You Just Remember

  1. I remember this interview well, and thought that Clay was especially entertaining and that Howie and Jay enjoyed him a lot!

    He is never boring!!! His singing was gorgeous as always.The Pics

    you posted show just how handsome he looked – Thankyou!

  2. The was definitely one of the all time great Clay appearances. Dang he looked hot and sounded even better. Wow!! 🙂

  3. Gosh..I remember this like it was yesterday. Like Marlene says…Clay is never boring. He's a dream for any talk show…there is never any dead air with Clay around….lol He looked great, sounded even better. I could listen to him talk for hours. So it was good for me… Thanks for letting re-live this again…'s always fun.

  4. Just loved Clay's appearance on Jay's show that night! The video is perfect and the closeups showing off his gorgeous face and eyelashes took my breath away! His voice was absolute perfection! Thanks so much for refreshing our memories and for your wonderful blog that I look forward to each day.

  5. That appearance was one of his best ever. He looked so gorgeous and smart. His voice was perfection too.
    Thank you.

  6. wow, that means I've been back on the Clay train for five years =) happy anniversary to meeeeeee!!!!!! I loved that interview (twisty ties), he looked absolutely stunning in that suit and he sounded glorious.



  8. I loved everything about that Leno appearance. Clay looked wonderful, sang one of my favorite songs from ATDW and the interview was hilarious. I never get tired of watching that moment in time.

  9. Wow! I never get tired of watching this particular Jay Leno Show. Clay was absolutely gorgeous in that gray suit. I have this one taped and it is one of my favorites. Clay and Howie are so funny together. Howie is one of the good guys. Anyway, he knocked me dead when he sang WY…and those close-ups…amazing. I am listening to ATDW right now. I love all his cd's and take turns listening to them.

  10. what a amazing night that was but it made me sad when clay was talking about his fruneral and that he wanted ruben ta sing and that suit on clay was verry handsome clay and howie madell are amazingley funny together and yes howie mandell is one of the good guys

  11. This is around the time that I "discovered" Clay. (Yes, I was living under a rock!) It was September, 2006, and I was channel surfing and stopped at the Larry King Show and wondered
    who this gorgeous guy was that Larry was interviewing. I recognized the name, but knew nothing about him. He was so down-to-earth and funny. I saw him again the following week on the Martha Stewart Show making hot pineapple salad and I heard him sing ATD. The rest, as they say, is history!

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