Clay Aiken – “Spaghetti and Meatball”

Last night, I sat in front of my computer hoping for a tweet or message about  “Clay Aiken and His Wonderful Adventures in New York.”   But, no news!!  Do you think it is all locked up until February?  I am beginning to feel that way!

But, as I sat at my desk I couldn’t help but think about the last 8 years and the many exciting and amazing things that Clay has had the opportunity to experience.

Today is November 16, and eight years ago, Clay was standing on the stage of the Shrine Auditorium, accepting the Fan’s Choice Award at the 2003 American Music Awards.

Unlike the Grammys, the American Music Awards nominations are based on sales data compiled by SoundScan and industry trade magazine Radio and Records, while winners are based on ballots sent to more 20,000 record buyers.  Clay was nominated for two awards that night and won the Internet-voted Fans’ Choice award.  The following singers were nominated for the award:


  • Clay Aiken
  • Beyoncé Knowles
  • 50 Cent
  • Matchbox 20
  • Tim McGraw
  • Justin Timberlake

Ruben Studdard joined Clay for a musical performance at the ceremony.  They both sang their popular singles and then joined with a gospel choir to perform “Jesus Is Love,” a beautiful gospel song written by Lionel Richie.  Both Clay and Ruben sounded wonderful as they harmonized together and proved to the audience why they were an important part of the show.

The three-hour telecast was hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel who introduced Clay and Ruben as “the spaghetti and meatball” of music.  Clay attended the event with Amber Nix.


Did you watch the show on TV?  What did you think of the duet by Clay and Ruben?


The following are some videos of Clay at the show.  Enjoy!!


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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “Spaghetti and Meatball”

  1. That was such a great night! Clay and Ruben's performance was jus amazing. Clay is always this fans choice 🙂

  2. Yes, I did watch that show, taped,and loved it just like practically every show he has been on
    since 2003! Clay and Ruben did sound so good and loved the song , Jesus is Love!
    Clay has made me proud for a long time now!

  3. It is a gray, rainy morning here, but CANN has brightened my day. Love watching these videos and realizing how much Clay has matured in his look and the scope of his influence on all of us.

  4. that was such a amazing knight and when clay and rubin sang jeasus is love it was amazing the prtformance of that oh wow clay has made me amazed at him for along time and when he won omg that was amazing also

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