Clay Aiken – From Art to Figure Skating

When you are Clay Aiken, it is almost impossible to go anywhere out in public without the word getting out to the general public.  On Monday,  November 5th, the Chicago Sun-Times had a small mention about Clay in its entertainment article:

Singer and former “American Idol” star Clay Aiken visited the Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday, taking time to check out the “Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac” design exhibition.

Nice to know that Clay was in Chicago and had the time to visit the art exhibit.  You can  read the entire article from the Sun-Times at ENTERTAINMENT

Do you remember what Clay was doing on November 6, 2007?  Well, he was at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas as the exclusive musical guest on the Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice.  The show was taped on November 6th and it aired on NBC on Christmas Day.

The arena was filled with fans of Clay Aiken.  They flew into Las Vegas from all over the United States to see Clay perform.  A large group of fans sat together in the front area and  other fans were scattered throughout the arena.

Clay performed the following songs with the skaters:

Clay & Cast: Christmas Waltz
Clay & Shae-Lynn Bourne: Don’t Save it All for Christmas Day
Clay & Todd Eldredge: All is Well
Clay & Sasha Cohen: The Christmas Song
Clay & Phillipe Candelero: Sleigh Ride
Clay & Jenny Meno and Todd Sands: Merry Christmas With Love
Clay & Sasha Cohen: Winter Wonderland
Clay & Cast/Couples: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

At the end of the show, Clay put on some skates and joined the professional skaters as the circled the rink to say good-night to the audience.  Clay looked like he was having a great time.

Headline skater, Sasha Cohen said:

Having the chance to meet and work with Aiken was a pleasure, she said. “He was very sweet and genuine,” Cohen said. “He really wanted to skate, so we put him on skates and gave him a lesson. He caught on pretty fast for a southern guy (he’s from Raleigh, N.C.).”

I enjoyed reading the article about the event from Comcast:


LAS VEGAS, N.V. — What better way to celebrate the winter holiday season than with cool music, Clay Aiken and world-class ice skating?

The Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice, set for Nov. 6 at The Orleans in Las Vegas, will be a star-studded evening to remember. The show will be a live taping for a Christmas Day TV broadcast on NBC. Tickets for the show will go on sale in July.

Tapped as the exclusive musical guest for the Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice, singing sensation Clay Aiken will lend his powerful voice to some of the most loved and classic holiday songs of all time. Since 2003, Clay Aiken has garnered a number of different titles. Multi-platinum recording artist, television personality, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF (visiting children in war torn Afghanistan, Uganda and tsunami stricken Indonesia), best selling author & advocate for individuals with disabilities through his Bubel/Aiken Foundation.

Headlining the event on the ice is the ever-elegant Sasha Cohen, a U.S. skating champion and the 2006 Olympic silver medalist. Cohen’s skating is a treat in itself, with her mesmerizing style and grace.

I was lucky enough to be at this event and it was a great combination of wonderful music and exciting skating.  Did you see this event live?


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9 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – From Art to Figure Skating

  1. I didn't see this show live – but watched it Christmas Day and taped it and have watched it many
    times – one of my favorites for sure! How exciting for you, Musicfan, to have been there when it
    was taped!!! Loved Clay singing and his interaction with all of the cast – excellent show! He said that
    he did know how to skate but they requested he act like he couldn't!! ?? Not sure why?

  2. I wish I could have seen it live but I definitely watched. Such a great show.

    Wonder what Clay was doing in Chicago? Hmmm. 🙂

  3. I was there — my first trip to Vegas and wouldnt have missed it — Clay was wonderful and the skating was incredible —- then I watched it on TV on Christmas Day

  4. I watched all the videos of 'Capital One Holiday on Ice' which i found in the 'Archives' , it was a beautiful show and Clay did such a beautiful job of singing and the skaters were wonderful. Thanks Musicfan xox

    Happy Election Day Americans! from Canada.

  5. Nice to know that Clay was at an Art Museum on Sunday. That's our Cultured Clay!!!!!
    I do remember waiting for the Holiday On Ice show to come on TV. We were all so excited, and Clay did a great job. It sure was nice to see him on skates again. Seems to me he is game for anything, and it's one aspect of his personality that I love. Thanks for the articles Musicfan.

  6. Not me, I didn't get to attend this excited event but I sure was glued to the show on Christmas Day! He looked FABULOUS didn't he? I love the All Is Well hair. I think he said that once in a Q & A. His voice was designed for Christmas music during the holiday season!!! Oh my! It's been way too long! I am PUMPED for the 3 shows I am attending in Florida!!!

  7. i also remember watching for the holiday show on tv and when clay sang all the cristmas songs he llooked sooo fabulouis and when he sang all is well omg that was amaazing he voice is made for singing christmas songs during the holiday season

  8. My favorite entertainer and my favorite sport coming together was heaven for me. I'd love to be able to skate with Clay one day and teach him a few tricks.

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