Clay Aiken – “Smart and Thoughtful”


On Monday, December 22nd, the popular Broadway news site, BroadwayWorld, wrote an article about one of their favorite performers – Clay Aiken.  The information in the article was about the wonderful Esquire Network documentary series about Clay and his bid for Congress.

The article is positive and includes some good information about the series.  It also includes some wonderful pictures from the program.  Within just a few minutes, the article was on twitter and the article was picked up by many sites that follow BroadwayWorld.  The popular site has 13.3 followers on twitter so this article was seen by lots of people.

BroadwayWorld: TV – Photo Flash: First Look – Esquire Documentary CLAY AIKEN PROJECT, Premiering This April

Esquire Network announces that it will air an all-access look at one of the most unique political campaigns of this election year – the Congressional run of AMERICAN IDOL runner-up Clay Aiken. The yet-to-be titled, four-hour limited documentary series will premiere on Esquire Network in April 2015.

Academy Award-winner Simon Chinn (Man On Wire, Searching for Sugar Man) and Emmy Award-winner Jonathan Chinn (30 Days, American High) of Lightbox, have been filming from the inside of Clay Aiken’s campaign since his February candidacy announcement, through the shocking May primary and last night’s final results. Aiken, a gay Democrat and single dad, ran against incumbent Congresswoman Renee Ellmers in the predominantly Republican North Carolina 2nd District. Via strategy meetings, debate prep, town halls, bus tours and door-to-door canvassing, the docu-series provides an intimate look at the hope of victory and, ultimately, the disappointment of defeat.

“We were granted incredible access during the making of this documentary, and in turn were able to capture the internal workings of an American campaign – the good, the bad and the ugly,” said executive producer Simon Chinn of Lightbox. Added Jonathan Chinn, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Esquire Network, who are tackling topics that are not only popular and entertaining but also smart and thoughtful.”

The series examines what it takes to run a campaign from the perspective of a candidate who is both a newcomer to the American political scene, and also a well-known celebrity. Throughout, Aiken struggles with his desire to be seen as a viable candidate and his need to convince voters (and America) to take him seriously.

Please visit the site so that the writers and the site know that they have lots of readers who enjoy reading positive news about Clay Aiken.  You can get there by pressing on ESQUIRE

The following pictures were included in the article.  They are from Lightbox Entertainment.

I love each of these pictures – how about you?

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1 thought on “Clay Aiken – “Smart and Thoughtful”

  1. Love all the pictures and article. I can't wait for this Documentary.
    I especially love the one with Clay getting a shave. Very nice!!! lol

    Merry Christmas Adam everyone!!!

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