Clay Aiken – All The Incredible News

I say with excitement …

 This is a great time to be a fan of Clay Aiken!!

There is so much going in for Clay at this time.  I will try and report on what I know at this time.  Of course, the minute I post this, something new will pop up.  I guess that means you better check back over the weekend to keep up in all the incredible news!!

The first bit of news is just fun.  Did you know that Clay Aiken was the answer to a question in the Los Angeles Times?  Well…good for him.  If he were not a huge star his name would not be used.

As reported on here on April 26th, Clay will be performing at the Family Equality Council Gala titled Night At The Pier.  For more information, check out the article posted on April 26th at this site.  I would love to be at this event.  Fortunately, many Clay fans already have tickets so we will get to hear about the evening from the lucky fans.

If you live in the area or are visiting, why not get a ticket to the event…you get to see Clay performing and you are supporting a wonderful charity.

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time: 6pm

Locations: Pier Sixty

23rd St. and the Hudson River

New York, NY 10011


NBC releases information about the up-coming episodes of Celebrity Apprentice.  This week, they published the following:


  • Episode 11: Jingle All The Way Home – April 29, 2012
    DESCRIPTION: The teams are tasked with writing and performing a new jingle for Good Sam. It’s déjà vu for one team, whose Project Manager struggles with a power-usurping teammate. On the other team, a mutiny results in some of the season’s biggest fireworks when the team hijacks the task away from the Project Manager. It all comes down to the performances, and the celebrities must sing their hearts out to get the win. In the Boardroom, one team is declared the victor, and Mr. Trump sends another celebrity packing.
  • The task:  The celebrities get musical as they are tasked with creating and performing a 90-second jingle promoting ” Good Sam’s Roadside Assistance Program”.
  • The advisors for this episode are Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr




  • Episode 12: Blown Away – May 6, 2012                          DESCRIPTION: The remaining five celebrities embark on their penultimate task, to create a print ad campaign for the new “CHI Touch” Digital Touchscreen Hair Dryer. With nothing left to lose, both teams go all out, but in completely different directions. The executives pick their winner, and Donald Trump fires another celebrity. Their victory is short lived, when the Final Four are summoned back to the Boardroom, where Mr. Trump sends them to the most important job interview of their lives. Returning Celebrity Apprentice, John Rich, and runner up, Marlee Matlin grill the celebrities and make their recommendations to Donald Trump, who is left with a difficult decision: who will be the final two.
  • Task: As the competition goes down to the wire, the remaining celebrities must create a four-page print ad campaign for the “CHI TOUCH” Digital touchscreen Hair Dryer and pitch it to Farouk Systems and Elle Magazine Executives.
  • Boardroom advisors are Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump
    Special Guests: John Rich and Marlee Matlin


And then:


  • Episode 13: And Then There Were Two – May 13, 2012 
  • DESCRIPTION: The two finalists must embark on the biggest task yet. They must create, host, and sell tickets to a celebrity charity event, featuring a charity awareness ad and a variety show, starring none other than… themselves. With eight celebrities returning to help them, the two finalists must rely on everything they’ve learned all season to win the ultimate prize: $250,000 for their charity, and the title of The Celebrity Apprentice. With time running out, one finalist finds they don’t have the footage needed to edit their charity awareness ad, while the other finalist goes head to head with a returning celebrity. 
  • Task:  The two finalists must create, host and sell tickets to a Celebrity Charity event, featuring a charity awareness ad and a variety show, starring celebrities and their helpers
  • Boardroom advisors are Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.


The Big Day:


  • Episode 14:  – May 20, 2012
  • No official news yet, but we do know that the event will be at the American Museum of Natural History.
  • Tickets for this live event are not being sold…but there are many sponsors who are raffling off tickets for the event.  GOOD LUCK to Clay Aiken and the National Inclusion Project.  I hope that Clay is a part of this exciting ending to a wonderfully exciting season.


Another performance by Clay Aiken was announced on Friday!  The announcement said:

We hope you will join us at the 2012 Harboring Hearts Spring Gala to be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.

This year, Harboring Hearts is thrilled to honor Dr. Yoshifumi Naka, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at New York Presbyterian and Associate Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Dr. Donna Mancini, Medical Director, Professor of Medicine and Sudhir Choudhrie Professor of Cardiology at the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care at Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Naka and Dr. Mancini, along with the entire cardiac team at New York Presbyterian, work tirelessly to provide the best care for their patients. It is because of these efforts that peers recognize them as leaders in their fields.

With an exciting silent auction and special performances by American Idol alum Clay Aikens, The New York Pops, DJs Nick Cohen and Alexandra Richards, this event promises to be an exciting and memorable evening for all!  So come and support Harboring Hearts and our honorees and enjoy cocktails, food, entertainment, and dancing.

You can purchase an advance ticket online.

We hope to see you on May 22nd!

So what is this organization?  According to their website:

Harboring Hearts provides a haven for heart patients and their families while they are seeking medical care away from home. We offer solutions to financial and emotional problems often associated with a family member undergoing cardiac treatment. These problems include finding housing near a hospitalized patient, paying for the family to live in another city while a loved one undergoes treatment, providing emotional support to a heart patient, and accessing basic living needs.

Through community outreach programs and small grants, we have provided financial and emotional support to 200 families all over the country.

As Harboring Hearts grows, we hope to continue to alleviate the financial and emotional burdens often coupled with heart disease. We want to expand our positive impact on the cardiac community by providing comprehensive solutions for the well-being and health of heart patients and their families.

This sounds like a wonderful organization and I would imagine this Gala will be an amazing event…especially with Clay Aiken performing!!

As I said at the beginning of this blog…

It’s A Great Time To Be A Fan Of Clay Aiken!

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16 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – All The Incredible News

  1. I’m lovin all this good stuff coming up for Clay. He deserves all the best wishes. Hope he’s at the Celebrity Apprentice finale too.

  2. I love all the charity work Clay is doing, not only for NIP but other worthy ones, too. I am just sorry they are on the East Coast. Looking forward to news of him entertaining us on the road and TV.

  3. My goodness…there is just so much going on!!!!!!! I too hope Clay goes all the way in Celebrity Apprentice. He sure has shown his smarts so far!!!!!! Love that Clay is lending his name and talents to help out in the Harbouring Hearts Fundraiser, and of course he will be at the Family Equality Dinner. Thanks for all this information Musicfan. All in one spot….I can always count on CANN to give us the up to date info on all that is Clay!!!!

  4. I think episode 11 was "winning by a nose" not "Jingle all the way home", but then I might be wrong!! Anyway can't for Sunday.

  5. im also lovin al this goodstuff coming up for clay he does indeed deserve all the best wishes and i hope hes at the aprentice finale also

  6. Thanks for the recaps of the challenges. I'm now getting confused with who won, who lost, who went home, what the project was!!!

  7. Thank you, musicfan, for keeping us up to date on all of Clay's latest news. He has certainly made a name for himself in the NYC area, being called on to perform before some very important people. Lets hope Clay will perform for us soon on a tour this summer (or at Christmas).

  8. It sure is a great time fo be a Clay fan and when Clay wins CApp it will be an even better time. 🙂

  9. So happy to be A Clay fan also at this time, looking forward to Sunday's episode to see Clay sing, when this season of CA ends I will be sad as i won't see Clay anymore, hope he can do a talk show or something, he's got us spoiled. Love you Clay.

  10. Very exciting times for all the Clay Fans. I love all the charity appearances that he is getting. He is always there to lend a helping hand. I cannot wait for Sunday, looks like an explosive episode.

  11. It certainly is great to be a Clay Aiken fan .I look forward everyday to the news coming in about Clay. I am very proud of Clay being involved in such wonderful projects like Harboring Hearts and the Family Equality Council. This week's TCA looks like a storm is brewing on both teams. I am very much looking forward to seeing it since there is singing involved. Go Clay!

  12. It is indeed a great time to be a fan!! I'm excited for all the good that will come to both Clay and the National Inclusion Project. Looking forward to the future! Good luck Clay!!!

  13. Thanks for all the Clay news! Oh, I hope he wins!!! I nearly chewed my knuckles off last Sunday, lol. Glad he's getting to perform in and around New York, that's great exposure. I wish I was there, too… but maybe he can tour this fall!? 🙂
    If we want him to tour, though, we need to put our money (and radio requests) where our mouths are, and support his music, it takes money to tour….

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