The past few days have certainly been an interesting time for fans of Clay Aiken. It seems his name has been in many articles and polls about the possibility of him replacing one of the departing judges on American Idol.
I find it exciting that so many people feel that Clay should be considered. We all know that Clay is intelligent, caring, super talented and quick with the “one-liners.” I just wonder why most of the people in the entertainment industry know this and American Idol doesn’t.
I am also trying to understand why Mariah Carey just became the highest paid judge in reality television. TMZ reports that her one-year deal with American Idol is worth close to $18 million.
On Monday, TMZ published the following about Mariah:
Mariah Carey was a “nightmare to work with” during her brief stint as a guest mentor on “American Idol“ in 2008 — this according to sources on the show.
Sources tell TMZ, Mariah — who made her mentor cameo on “Idol” Season 7 — was incredibly late for her shoot at the Beverly Hills Hotel,” not very nice at all,” and ridiculously nitpicky about tiny details.
Of course, this is TMZ…you never know what they will say!
So…American Idol must announce at least one more judge for next season. Who will they choose? Rumors at this time say that Fox is “seriously considering” country superstar Brad Paisley. Adding a country veteran to the panel makes sense given the fact that several “Idol” alums paved their way via country music, including Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina.
So, that means no Clay Aiken. Actually, I am not surprised, but at least for a few days it was fun to think there was a chance. AND…I miss Clay. It has been 5 days since we have heard from Clay. It is easy to get spoiled when he was tweeting. I always smile when my phone “chirps”…
I thought that if I am in the doldrums, some of you might be there too. I know just the right thing…we need to see and hear Clay sing. And, since we have been talking about American Idol, we will stay right there.
The following are two of my favorite performances from Season 2 of American Idol. Clay Aiken is an amazing talent!!
NOW…Don’t you feel Better?