Clay Aiken – I Believe Him When He Sings

It is always fun to read great reviews about Clay Aiken and his music.  Sometimes the articles are on big, nationally known sites, but sometimes you find a Gem on a small blog.

David Armstrong is the writer of the following blog.  He describes himself as ” Occasional writer, part-time actor, weekend improviser, former dancer, former singer.”

A few years ago, David wrote a blog titled The Only 7 Christmas Songs I Can Stand Anymore.  The following is what he had to say about Clay:

4.) Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day – Clay Aiken

The schlockiest holiday song I have on my list is this cover of Celine Dion’s Christmas song by American Idol season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken.
Like any Christmas song, the message is incredibly simple, and it’s not overdone here. Sung live, Aiken really powers out the key change note and it’s awe-inspiring. On the recording, it’s a little more subdued, but by no means less impressive.
The thing that separates Aiken from Celine for me too is that I believe Aiken when he sings it. I believe him when he sings anything. There’s an inherent sincerity to his voice that Celine, for all her power and bravado, often misses for me.
I can forgive the corny lyrics and sappy, saccharine ideology if only because Clay’s voice carries absolute conviction that almost makes me say, “Oh, of course, why didn’t I think of doing this sooner!?”

Now…that’s a fun review!

I hope you will visit David’s blog. His other picks are interesting too and all bloggers love hits and comments! You can reach the blog at DAVIDA

What is your favorite “Clay Aiken” Holiday song?

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  1. Although I dearly love "Don't Save it All for Christmas Day"' " my absolute favorite song is "My Grown-Up Christmas List". Especially during these sad times of mass shootings! David Armstrong describes to a tee Clay's rendition of performing his songs' he sings from his heart!
    Thank you, musicfan for the article and the video!

  2. A good friend just posted this same video on our board that she personally took on one of his Christmas tours. "Don't save it all for Christmas Day!!" Always an impressive song and also one of my favorites! He sings the crap out of it every.single.time!!!!

  3. This my favorite Christmas song by Clay by FAR!! But then there is All is Well, My grown up Christmas list …..Well I guess I have many FAVORITE Christmas songs by Clay!!!!!

  4. 'Mary Did You Know' has to be my absolute favorite song on Clay's Christmas album. I had never heard it before Clay sang it, and it just blew me away.

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