February 7, 2004……….Where were you?? Where was Clay Aiken??
If you were an avid fan of Clay, you were probably at home watching TV with your lap-top handy. There was so much excitement in the air. This was a special night because Clay Aiken was making his debut on the popular show, Saturday Night Live.
For days, the internet had buzzed with discussions about the show. The promos for the show were being shown often on TV and it looked like Clay would be more than just a musical performer on the show. Do you remember the Janet Jackson spoof??
As the show finally got underway, we were introduced to Clay in a great montage of the guests.
Then, Megan Mullally started her monologue where she stated that she refused to be typecast in her role on Will and Grace. She sang and danced with the male cast and who jumped in at the end, but Clay Aiken, dressed in a white tux and singing up a storm.
Clay sang twice on the show. His rendition of Invisible was strong and exciting and his performance of The Way was beautiful and sensual.
A highlight of the evening was the skit about relatives and their attempt to gain access to the Grammy Awards. Each relative was turned away except for Clay’s character who only needed to wink to get into the show.
The reviews of the evening from both the fans and the critics were very positive and the show was a great success. Many Clay Aiken fans are looking forward to another guest appearance from Clay. Besides his wonderful voice, his comedic timing and acting would add to any episode of Saturday Night Live.