Clay Aiken – “Ain’t Nothing Better Than Anticipation”

Tonight Tonight

lyrics by Rascal Flatts

Ain’t nothing better than anticipation
Tonight’s been playing over in my head
I’ve had enough of all the expectations
Waiting’s the hardest part, like Tom Petty said…

That’s because tonight, tonight,
Been waiting to see you.
Tonight, tonight,
We can’t go wrong.
It feels so right,
Just seeing you tonight.
We’ve been waiting for this moment all day long.

Are you excited to see Clay Aiken tonight?

The excitement of Clay Aiken’s visit to American Idol is gaining with each hour.  The amount of tweets and the FaceBook messages are getting larger and larger.  Yes, “Ain’t nothing better than anticipation”

Did you see Clay’s tweet on Wednesday?

 @clayaiken 1m
Going “home” for the first time in seven years! Flashing back ten years since @AmericanIdol – season 2… tomorrow night at 8/7c on @FoxTV

So far, the tweet has 176 re-tweets.  Have you retweeted it yet?

The – happiness is a warm tv – posted a short mention about Clay and Fantasia singing on American Idol tonight.

Clay Aiken and Fantasia Barrino Return to American Idol 

by Brooke Cain

North Carolina is getting plenty of exposure on “American Idol” this season.

2011 winner Scotty McCreery performed on “Idol” last week, and the show welcomes back 2003 runner-up Clay Aiken (left) and 2004 winner Fantasia Barrino tomorrow night.

Both Barrino and Aiken are scheduled to perform. Barrino has a new single out called “Lose to Win.”

“American Idol” airs on Fox at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Be sure and stop by the site and why not leave a comment.  Brooke has covered Clay for a long time and posted each week last year when Clay was on TV.  You can reach the site at HAPPINESS

Many people believe that March 17, 2004 was a defining moment in the career of Clay Aiken.

It was Results Night and American Idol invited Clay Aiken, the runner up of Season 2 as their musical guest.

At about the halfway mark of the show, Ryan Seacrest announced Clay.  He strode onto the stage in a commanding way.  He was wearing a black turtleneck and a suit.  Instead of standing in front of the judges’ table, Clay chose to perform at the side of the stage.  Clay chose to sing Solitaire as it was being pushed as his new single.

The audience in the studio and watching at home were treated to a wonderful performance.  Not only did Clay sing well, he was able to connect with the audience with his eye contact and emotional lyrics.  And I doubt anyone will forget the surreal “glory note.”

It was certainly a night to remember and the entire audience was on their feet and applauding loudly for Clay Aiken, the new pop star.

For some reason, Fremantle International has taken down all the videos of this wonderful performance…I wish I understood their logic.  However,  the following video by Wowzers4clay is wonderful.  The pictures are amazing and the music  puts you right into the theatre!  Plus…you get the bonus of Clay performing Fantasy on American Idol.

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10 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “Ain’t Nothing Better Than Anticipation”

  1. Wow wow wow! I just watched this video twice, love it, what a gorgeous voice Clay has, never get tired of it, can't wait till tonight, the anticipation is killing me! This will be another one of my recorded saves of Clay's appearance on TV. Thanks Musicfan xox.

  2. Yes I'll be watching tonight…..for another shocker!?!? It will just be fun to see him again. Here is my hope. We all know AI's ratings are slipping so I hope they experience such a surge in viewers tonight they will think it a good idea and big boost for the show to invite Clay to be a judge next year. He would make a great judge and the ratings would increase with all his fans watching…just like CA!! I have not been watching this year but certainly will watching tonight! Do you think he would accept that offer if presented? Cookie

  3. I have tickets to a play tonight and will have to tape the show and watch it when I get home. Bummer! Can't wait to see Clay again.

  4. I am on the edge of my chair waiting for him on AI tonight with Clay, I would not bother watching without him on the show

  5. You know, I think Clay is actually a little excited about going back. He might not be so charitable after the show but for now…he seems genuinely pumped up to be there 🙂 Can't wait!!!!

  6. Again, I say as the judges said during that season, "Where does that voice come from?!!" Good Lord & Taylor, he's got CHOPS!!!!!! He blew me again away tonight singing, BOTW. It was so funny, I was JUST watching that performance on my Best of AI 1-4, this afternoon. Dum, de dum, dum!

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