Clay Aiken – Monday Reviews – Part 2

The following reviews were posted too late to make my original article.  Be sure and check both articles for complete information.  I will add more if there are good mentions of Clay Aiken or the show.

Rolling Stone – The Hair Model Wars

By Dan Hyman

… Lampanelli and Aiken, meanwhile, hope to emphasize the hairdryer’s beneath-the-surface potential; to that end, their ad campaign will display women who are “more than just a pretty face.”

… Lampanelli and Aiken’s photo shoot is a bit less exciting; the only drama revolves around Aiken feeling that Lampanelli isn’t doing much of anything, considering she’s the project manager.

… The interviews are rather bland – although Rich does show a never-before-revealed mean streak as he nearly makes O’Day cry and tells Aiken that he’s weak. The breakdown of the interviews is simple: Rich and Matlin both feel O’Day is fake, Aiken isn’t tough, Hall is too temperamental and Lampanelli is an emotional wreck.

You can read the entire article at ROLLINGSTONE

CBS NEWS – Two Fired – One To Go

By Mary-Jayne McKay

…With Hall, O’Day, Lampanelli and Aikin in the final four, Rich and Matlin stepped in to advise the Trumps. After interviewing all four, they chose two of the celebs to be fired. But only one – Lisa Lampanelli – was axed Sunday night. The other loser will be announced next week.

This article with little mention of Clay, can be read at CBSNEWS – The End Is Near

David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist

… So what is your opinion? Who makes it to the finals? In my opinion Clay is a lock. The guy has a scary psycho side but it never got exposed. So who joins him: Arsenio or Aubrey? Or are they in and Clay out?

I don’t understand the “scary psycho” comment, but if you want to read the entire article, click on PHILLY

US Weekly – Teresa Giudice, Lisa Lampanelli Eliminated

By Allison Corneau

“You can’t fight someone who’s unarmed. That’s what the Real Housewives have seen all along. You just sit there, give her a rope and she hangs herself,” Lampanelli, who won the task with Clay Aiken, snapped of Giudice.

USWEEKLY is the link to the article.

A.V.ClubBlown Away

… Team Forte is just Lisa and Clay now, and Lisa takes her turn as project manager exuding confidence.

…  Clay and Lisa work well together, but both are on the lookout for flaws that they can use in the boardroom. Their idea is more abstract: that women are more than their outsides, just as this hairdryer is a wonder of technology hidden by a sleek surface. It’s an interesting premise, given just how often Lisa equated Dayana’s glowing pulchritude with having no brain, but their pitch meeting was far more professional than the other team’s. To me, their advertisement copy looked far too long, but the executives loved the informational aspect even though the styling looked, according to Farouk, “very 1970s or 1980s.”

… Arsenio gets taken to task for not working hard enough. “You don’t look tired,” John tells him. Aubrey gives John a laundry list of people she’s done charity work with including, seriously, Fidel Castro. Unfortunately, her manipulations aren’t working on Rich’s wise Stetson-wearing head. “She’s a chess player, but she’s a little transparent,” he tells Trump. Clay Aiken barely finishes a sentence.

To read the complete article click on AVCLUB

Photos From NBC


Who do you think will win: Clay, Arsenio or Aubrey?




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10 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Monday Reviews – Part 2

  1. Another Monday and I am so glad to be able to come here and read all the articles about last night's show. The show left us in suspense though with 3 people left. Of those 3, I think it will come down to a race of the 2 men-Clay and Arsenio. Lisa mentions in one article that Clay really is working harder than anyone because he is playing for his own charity. I believe that also , so I am hoping for a Clay win.

  2. I'm betting that the final 2 will be Clay and Aubrey. It will lend more drama to the show. I do love Arsenio, but I'd hate to see Clay have to fight it out with him. They are such good friends now. Also, Arsenio has won a ton of $$ for his charity and Aubrey and Clay helped others win for other charities, but not much for their own. Maybe I'm being too rational? I just hope Clay wins it all.

  3. Love coming here and getting the reviews all in one spot.
    Another thing that I really appreciate is having the full episode to rewatch.
    I cannot always make it work at the NBC site, but here I have no problems.

    Hoping so much that Clay wins–he certainly deserves to.

  4. Thanks, Musicfan!! Just watched the episode and always can't wait to check your blog, it's always so much fun.

    In the preview for next week DT was pointing to Clay's side of the table when he said "you're fired" and looking at Aubrey and Arsenio's side when he said "you're my final two" ???? And now I'm completely concerned because he was wearing the same color of tie the whole time. Anyone else have a problem with this??? I was positive Clay had this in the bag and now I don't know what to make of it. Please, someone, point out something I am missing! I will be devastated if NIP doesn't bring it home.

  5. I am really scared for Clay. Rich was really hard on him.

    i hope Mr Trump will base his decision on the work that ppl have done as opposed to how well the interview went with the former contestants. The direction that mr Trump looked in the boardroom made me nervous.

    I am rooting for Clay and Arsenio

    • Good news: Just noticed DT’s tie in the preview was purple but in the real boardroom it was pink. What a relief!

  6. I'm rooting for Clay and Arsenio and finally I think Clay will be the winner! I didn't like the way John Rich treated Clay or Arsenio, he was rude and wouldn't give Clay a chance to answer his questions. Way to go Clay, love you for the person you are!

  7. Well, lots of article comments want fireworks, so maybe Aubrey and Clay, the Battle of the Redheads, lol? But I love Arsenio and Clay bromance and hope it's them; even a CA battle hasn't dimmed their friendship, based on their tweets, good! :-). I think it will be; remember the promo ads at the start, when Clay introduces himself and says teamwork is the way to go and you don't need to throw folks under the bus; and yet, if he has to, to save himself… he salutes, "it's Adios, Arsenio!" Bwahahaha.

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