Clay Aiken Opens His Arms!


Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, two of the members of the rock band Journey wrote the song “Open Arms.” According to the lyrics, it is a song that shows the struggle of two lovers who, after a spat, are trying to reconcile. They know they must start anew with “Open Arms.”

Clay Aiken sang “Open Arms” on American Idol as a part of the Top 32. However, Clay is just as famous for his “Open Arms” in concert. Is one of these pictures your favorite Open Arms??

Don’t forget to watch Clay singing “Open Arms.” The video is at the bottom of this article.

Which Picture Is Your Favorite?

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14 thoughts on “Clay Aiken Opens His Arms!

  1. Open Arms is one of my favorite Clay songs. He and Kelly Clarkson sang this as a duet in their Independent Tour. I like the first picture the best.

  2. Yep Paula! He is fricken gorgeous, and soooooo talented! On a date with him? Oh my! What would I DO if I got to sit down and have a dinner with Clay! Can't pic a picture as usual musicfan… I'm just going to enjoy each and every one of them!!!!_

  3. Absolutely Clay has a gorgeous voice! Paula made some wonderful comments! Well, I'm afraid I cannot pick a favorite pic, they're all adorable, enjoyed them all. Thanks Musicfan xox

  4. This is a first for me. I am absolutely stumped. Cannot chose a best photo. They are all terrific. I love Clay in action i.e. whenever he emotes while singing. It's a nine way tie!

    The Open Arms video is a gem. Right then it should have been and actually was obvious – Idol found, search over. It's incredible that Clay was not given the title. Soooo wrong in every way!

  5. I love them all, but 3, 4 & 7 are my favorites. Clay not only opens his arms, but his heart when he sings. I never get tired of seeing his early performance of Open Arms when he wowed the judges.

  6. Loved watching that clip of "Open Arms" again. Just can't get enough of Clay's voice. Even when Clay sang this with Kelly C., it's Clay that does the harmonizing…He can just sing anything, and he can harmonize with anyone. What a talent.

    I'm with gaymarie…I can't pick out a favourite picture, cause I love them all. But I will say, I love the joy in Clay's face in the first one, and love the confidence that shows in the last picture…Love them all though.

  7. I love picture 6. I love the video of Clay and Kelly singing Open Arms where he gives her flowers at the end. So sweet! 🙂

  8. I love Clay's "OPEN ARMS" – everyone of them and I will always have "open arms" for Clay, too!
    Each Pic is exciting and magnificent – will not choose – can't! Also love when Clay and Kelly sing it
    together – amazing! Thank you Musicfan for putting all of these pic here for us to see and the video
    to hear! 🙂

  9. I like the PBS special picture the best because it brings back wonderful memories of seeing it live.

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