Clay Aiken – Reach For The Stars

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Season 2 Finale of American Idol.  It is hard to realize that it has been 10 years since that fateful night.

To me, there were two winners that night.  Both Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard were amazing and ready to “Reach for the Stars.”

Let’s have a toast to the next ten years!!

It was fun seeing all the messages that Clay sent out on Tuesday.  They ranged from sentimental to silly and wise to whimsical.

Clay sent the following message to his fans on FaceBook:

I don’t get too nostalgic on this here Facebook thing very often, but ten years ago tonight my life changed.

Most of you I have met in the time since then, but some of you supported me and dreamed these dreams for me long before they became reality and others have helped make them so.

I’m not one for big displays of sentimentality (especially public ones!) but on this occasion I think it’s only appropriate express my gratitude to all of you who have, over the past decade, helped to make that one night and that incredible experience last so long!

To all of you, my undying gratitude.

Twitter was lots of fun.  Clay sent a few messages to his followers:





A big Thank You to Clay Aiken for 10 years of much excitement and wonderful entertainment.

I feel lucky to have watched the fun from the start and I am looking forward to 10 more years!

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  1. What a sweet message. I will always be thankful to AI for giving Clay a start. Here’s to mire fun times to come!

  2. Me too musicfan! I've been here from the word "Take" that came from that gorgeous mouth of his and I am looking forward to the next ten!! Congratulations Clay!!!

  3. I am right there with you all – it's been a most joyous and unforgettable 10 years – filled with many
    Clay events that will never leave my memory – ever!!! Happy 10th Clay, Ruben, and Kim! 🙂
    Thank you Clay – only you!!! Always and forever! <3

  4. clay aiken thank you so much for coming into my life and for the 10 amazing years that you have given me and the rest of your fans congradulations clay aiken it has been a amazing and incredable and unforgetable 10 years filled with manny clay events thanks again clay and only you alwas and forever

  5. What joy Clay has brought into my life these last 10 years! I'm looking forward to whatever the future brings.

  6. musicfan, you are such a magician at finding Claystuff! Thank you so much — never would have seen that lovely message of thanks from Clay if not for you! And his twits, haha, I didn't know this medley was his favorite part, but it's sure fun to see and hear them together. (There's a Mobile Desktop copy up that includes This is the Night!! Love that performance!!) Happy anniversary to the Big 3, lol; hope we get to enjoy all of you for more decades to come…

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