Clay Aiken – So Much Fun


When Americans watch television, they can’t miss the talent and reach of Tyra Banks. In 2003, Banks became a true pioneer in reality TV when she created, executive produced, and hosted the tremendously successful “America’s Next Top Model.” The show quickly became a phenomenon and was UPN’s most-watched program for six seasons.

With the launch of her syndicated daily talk show “The Tyra Banks Show,” Banks became one of the few women to be seen regularly on both daytime and primetime television. Premiered in 2005, the talk show quickly became one of the most popular new daytime programs on the air.

On November 22, 2006, Clay Aiken was a guest on the Tyra Banks Show. It was a huge hit with the television audience and the live audience reported that it was one of the best shows they had ever seen.

The live audience saw Clay sing at the beginning of the show. He first sang “A Thousand Days.” Then, after a quick set change, he sang “Mary, Did You Know” that would be used on another show.

According to reports from audience members, the director planned on taping 2 segments of Clay and Tyra. However, the two stars just had so much fun together that they just kept filming.

More and more people from backstage filtered in to watch and listen as the show went on and on. The serious man who held the cue cards began to laugh… a lot. Two of the cameramen were grinning ear-to-ear the entire show. The young director talked and laughed with Clay during the breaks. They all seemed to be having a great time.

During one of the breaks, Quiana came out onto the set and stood behind the couch talking to Clay. Clay turned to the audience and told the story of how Quiana had beaten him in his first AI audition. He said he wished they could hear her sing. Quiana acted rather shy and started to leave. The warmup man gave chase and dragged her back out and gave her a microphone. Clay said to Tyra, “If I get her to sing, will you tell her about your hair weave?” Tyra agreed. Quiana then blew away the place with “I Will Always Love You.” The warmup guy commented about what kind of a guy Clay was and how rare it was to see a big star do something like that. He later said Clay was the best interview they had ever had.

Fortunately, we have videos of the show. We don’t get to see the fun backstage antics, but we can see how relaxed Clay and Tyra were as they talked to each other.

If you watch the videos, you will see talk about Clay’s changing looks, his allergies and even a short segment when Clay interviewed Tyra. Oh yes, even a small kiss!!

The three videos take a bit more than 30 minutes, but they are so worth it. We can all hope that there will be another fun interview with these two good friends.



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8 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – So Much Fun

  1. How can you not have enjoyed this show, instant chemistry and Clay being himself, gushing over her saying his features were beautiful and explained why. Asking a question he never had been asked. Wanting him over to cook. forgetting and offering chocolate , or carrot cake, and him saying lets just skip cakes. lol. him interviewing her, which clearly you see why he would make a great host at anything. Speaks elequantly when needed. jokingly when appropriate and unexpected ,just plain fun Clay as we know and love him. He gained respect by her and it formed a long loving friendship as he seems to do so well.

    One of the all time favorite guest spots he has done. Probably for him as well as how much fun he seemed to have.

  2. I just watched all the clips! I haven't SEEN them for YEARS!! It was also fun to see some of the fans behind the really young fans that the camers kept filming. Lol! I saw Permaswooned and Artquest! How fun were Tyra and Clay? Wish they would have taped the in between times too. He was sooo delicious! Man oh man he was beautiful that day! Thanks for bringing it musicfan… made my day!!

  3. That was fun to watch again! Tyra and Clay really have a great friendship, and it has carried over the years. Thanks Musicfan!

  4. Loved the videos, I've watched them a few times, Clay and Tyra were so much fun to watch and they're very good friends also, wish they would be on a show together, Clay was gorgeous on there. Thanks Musicfan xo

  5. that was indeed fun watching that again tyra and clay do indeed seem to have a good friendship and it has indeed carried over the years thank you music fan

  6. Wow! That was so much fun to watch them again. They had a lot of fun. I can see why they are still such friends. It seems like anyone who really gets to know Clay…is a friend forever. He was just gorgeous…and is even more handsome now.

  7. I just sat here smiling for 30 minutes. That was so much fun. Clay and Tyra have remained friends for all these years, and you can see they really enjoy each other. Thanks for the post.

  8. I have watched and re-watched this show many times from beginning to end – as I have said many times I taped just about everything Clay has been on and this is one of my favorites. These tapes are
    so precious to me – and this show says it all. Clay is a precious person and every show and every
    person becomes just a little nicer when he is around!!! How does he do that??!!! 🙂 <3

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