Clay Aiken – 38 Million Viewers

American Idol is moving along through Season 15.  On Wednesday night, the judges revealed the four people they decided to put in the Top 10.  The remaining spots in the top ten will be determined by the voters.  Tonight, the results of the voting will be revealed, and four contestants will be sent home. Then the final Top 10 will all perform.

According to American Idol’s Website, Kelly Clarkson will be visiting tonights show as a guest judge and performer. I am sure her appearance will bring some needed excitement to the show.

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USA Today published a new article on Wednesday:

The most famous ‘American Idol’ finalists who didn’t win

by Bill Keveney

As American Idol‘s last Top 10 group begins competing Thursday (Fox, 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT), it’s a good time to look back at finalists who didn’t win but made a mark, either on the show or afterward.

Take a look at memorable Idol non-winners from the 14 previous seasons. Why so much concentration on the early years? To paraphrase a quote attributed to bank robber Willie Sutton, that’s where the viewers were…

The following is the part about Clay Aiken.

Season 2 ‘American Idol’ runner-up Clay Aiken ran for a North Carolina Congressional seat in 2014. (Photo: Grant Halverson, Getty Images)

Clay Aiken, Runner-up, Season 2 (2003)

Aiken and champion Ruben Studdard were involved in Idol‘s most riveting final matchup, with a finale  that drew  a jaw-dropping 38 million viewers. Although Studdard narrowly  won, Aiken, who enjoyed a fervent following of self-described Claymates, sold more copies of his first post-Idol single.

Aiken went on to release a number of albums and appear on TV shows (Drop Dead Diva30 Rock) and Broadway (Spamalot). He switched gears in 2014, winning the Democratic primary for a congressional seat in his native North Carolina before losing the general election.

To see the entire article, click on AMERICANIDOL

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Do you remember when Clay sang Tell Her About It on American Idol?  It was in the Top 7 week…

Commercial for Week 7

Did you watch American Idol last night?

 

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Comments

  1. As someone quoted in the past when interviewing Clay, she said: In my mind, you won! Thanks for the photos and the article! And by the way, I love your little Clay mini at the end of the page!

  2. Yes, and I watch it every season! Sad it's the last season but we'll always have our memories and clack of Season 2!!!

  3. I have it recorded so I will be watching later on, I really think Season 2 was the best season! Love the pics. Thanks Musicfan xo

  4. yes i have watched idol last night i have indeed watched every idol; show but alass its sad that idol will end and im sad that it will end but i also have my m enories also

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