A YouTube of Clay’s performance on Tuesday night has been added to this article
Tuesday, May 8th, must have been a very busy day for Clay Aiken. For fans of Clay, his busy schedule had many fans checking their computer a bit more than usual.
In the early afternoon, Clay visited the CNN studio in New York. He had the opportunity to chat with Brooke Baldwin who anchors the CNN Newsroom weekdays from 2-4pm. Clay and Brooke talked about Amendment One, a constitutional amendment that defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. Clay has been an active voice in his campaign to defeat the measure. North Carolina held their election on Tuesday and Clay was asked to share his ideas about why he hopes the amendment is defeated.
A video of Clay’s discussion can be seen at at the following site. I watched it twice and each time, I learned something new about the amendment. Press on CNN for the video. The screencaps are from Cotton at the CV. Thanks for sharing!
On Tuesday night, Clay was one of the featured performers at the Family Equality Council’s Night at the Pier. The night brought together LGBT parents, allies, and honored guests to celebrate the progress we have made as a community of loving families towards full equality. The event included cocktails, live music, silent auction and a seated dinner.
There was at least one full table of Clay fans who were able to attend the event and support Clay and the organization. According to their reports, Clay seemed happy, confident and totally comfortable and was kind enough to pose for pictures with many of the guests.
Clay sang two songs. He started off the performance with This Is The Moment, from the Broadway musical, Jekyll and Hyde. This seems to be one of Clay’s favorites as he performed it at a special performance when he was in high school.
To close this part of the evening, Clay sang the beautiful song, Home, from the musical, The Wiz. According to those in attendance, the audience became enthralled with this performance by Clay. Towards the end of the song, there was there was some spontaneous applause. At the end there was much applause and cheering.
Don’t you wish you had been there? I certainly miss hearing Clay sing. I feel sure that there will be some videos of the event. Please check back during the day as I will add any new information about the event and Clay’s performance. We do have a few pictures of Clay at the event. According to those in attendance, the suit was gray, not beige…the difference in the lighting and cameras made some pictures look the wrong color.
A big thank you to bigappleforclay for the video!