Last night, I sat in front of my computer, hoping for a tweet or message about Clay Aiken. According to a tweet, someone saw him at a production of the musical, Elf. The musical is playing at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh so this might be right. And, one of his castmates from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is in the cast. Drew King is the assistant dance captain for the touring troupe. I hope that he and Clay had some time to enjoy some memories. But…that’s all the news!! I am really missing Clay and hope that he is OK and doing something that he wants to be doing. But Clay, say hi to us soon, OK?
As I sat at my desk, I couldn’t help but think about the last 10 1/2 years and the many exciting and amazing things that Clay has had the opportunity to experience.
Unlike the Grammys, the American Music Awards nominations are based on sales data compiled by SoundScan and industry trade magazine Radio and Records, while winners are based on ballots sent to more 20,000 record buyers. Clay was nominated for two awards that night and won the Internet-voted Fans’ Choice award. The following singers were nominated for the award:
- Clay Aiken
- Beyoncé Knowles
- 50 Cent
- Matchbox 20
- Tim McGraw
- Justin Timberlake
Ruben Studdard joined Clay for a musical performance at the ceremony. They both sang their popular singles and then joined with a gospel choir to perform “Jesus Is Love,” a beautiful gospel song written by Lionel Richie. Both Clay and Ruben sounded wonderful as they harmonized together and proved to the audience why they were an important part of the show.
The three-hour telecast was hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel who introduced Clay and Ruben as “the spaghetti and meatball” of music. Clay attended the event with Amber Nix.
The following are some videos of Clay at the show. Enjoy!!
Did you watch the show on TV?
What did you think of the duet by Clay and Ruben?