I am more than 400 hundred miles from home in San Pedro, CA. I flew down on Friday to visit my dear friend from college days. She and I will be attending the National Inclusion Project event in Los Angeles today. What a treat to spend the afternoon chatting with Jerry, Faye, and Tonya about the exciting plans ahead for the Project. The invitation says: “Prepare to be a kid again!” Well, Why not! Let’s spread the word about Inclusion and have a fun at the same time!
Because of my travels, my computer time has been limited…But…what a fun article from Gayle Falkenthal for Communities at WashingtonTimes.com. The article is about the best replacements for American Idol judges. Clay was mentioned as one of the top three stars to be on the American Idol Judges Panel. Gayle said:
Now we get to my third pick, and if you didn’t think I was serious about Ron Paul or Justin Bieber, let me assure you I’m absolutely serious this time. Clay Aiken would make a fantastic choice as an American Idol judge.
It’s way past time to get a former competitor on the show as a judge, who knows exactly what it’s like to go from zero to hero and endure all the stresses and strains of the competition, rolling with the format while still trying to stay true to yourself. Thanks to watching Aiken on The Celebrity Apprentice this season we know he’s smart, hard-working, and understands how reality TV works. He’s not afraid to stand his ground and call BS on people when they deserve it. How refreshing.
The show needs a judge who can offer a knowledgeable critique to the singers with some bite to it, someone the singers would respect. Aiken would command much respect from the competitors, because he’s been there, he’s talented, and he knows the business. He isn’t afraid to hurt someone’s feelings when honesty will do them more good, and he isn’t a burnout who loses focus and occupies his own orbit.
Finally, Aiken also has extremely loyal fans. The Claymates helped him raise a ton of dough on Apprentice. There are websites galore devoted to all things Aiken. They will watch, they will vote. Ratings gold. Aiken is also part of Idol’s roots and glory days. I say it’s a winner. You know I’m right. Claymates, get to work and get the campaign started!
This is a great article and I agree that Clay would be amazing on the show. What do you think?
To make the article more fun, Clay got on twitter Friday afternoon and re-tweeted some of his followers that had posted their support of his role as a judge. You Go Clay!
So…why not tweet American Idol and let them know how you feel. I haven’t watched American Idol for years, but I sure would start watching if Clay was on the show!!
I will take some pictures of the National Inclusion Project event this afternoon and post about the exciting event. I fly home tomorrow evening so I will catch up at that time. Please check in to get a full report.
The following are some fun pictures of Clays days on American Idol. WOW!! It was fun watching him on TV each week!