ABC Television Network has been very supportive of Clay Aiken since he became a star on American Idol. Clay has performed concerts many times on Good Morning America and the show always seems to interview Clay about many of his charities, his music and his up-coming events.
During the first week of February in 2007, Clay was interviewed by Diane Sawyer about American Idol and UNICEF. Regarding American Idol, Diane asked Clay if the producers prep the contestants for he audition. Clay answered that they suggested he show some personality. He also added that unfortunately, people don’t realize that the next day they will be the butt of many jokes.
Diane also asked if he had talked to Jennifer Hudson yet, Clay said not yet, but he is jealous because he is no longer the most successful loser from AI…of course he was joking. Clay said Jennifer was very talented.
Finally, the topic changed to UNICEF. Clips of Clay visiting Bandeh Aceh were shown. Clay talked about a new partnership between the UNICEF Ambassadors and ABC.com (Yahoo) to help raise awareness of UNICEF and what they do. Clay said that the money from this project would go to very specific programs in different countries.
When Clay visits the Good Morning America studio, the crowd is always huge and this visit was the same. Not everyone was able to make it into the studio. Clay was very cordial to his fans and signed lots of autographs when he was outside.
The following video of another interview about UNICEF was posted on ABC.com at the same time Clay did this visit to GMA. The video is still there and it is very good. Besides some interesting questions from the host, Clay answered some fan questions too. I hope you have a chance to view it. You can find it at ABC.COM