Clay Aiken – All The Exciting Events


Today is December 29th…3 more days in 2016!!

Today is the second day of looking back at all the exciting things that Clay Aiken did in 2016.

April 5th     CNN

Clay was a panel member on CNN.  The conversations were about the Wisconsin Primary and the democratic primary.  Clay tweeted about wearing his glasses…he had scratched his eye and could not wear his contacts.


April 6th     CNN with Brooke Baldwin

Clay did an excellent job talking about Sanders and Clinton and their primary run for the democratic presidential candidate.  I have not been able to find a video of the discussion.


April 6th     Clay was also on Inside Edition and Entertainment Tonight.  The shows were featuring American Idol and both gave Clay a bit of time.

April 6th     Time Magazine

Time Magazine published an article titled: 12 People Who Can Thank ‘American Idol’ for Earning Them a Fortune

The following is the section about Clay:

He may not be the most successful “American Idol” contestant, but Clay Aiken certainly has had the most unique career since becoming famous on the show. After earning second place in the show’s second year on the air, Aiken went on to have a much more successful singing career than the performer who won, Ruben Studdard. Aiken has also starred in a Broadway show (“Spamalot”) and come in second in two other high-profile contests—the 2012 season of the reality TV show “Celebrity Apprentice” and the 2014 Congressional election in North Carolina. His net worth has been estimated at $6 million.

April 7th     American Idol Final Show

About 13.3 million people tuned in for the finale of “American Idol.  Clay Aiken sang “Annie’s Song.

There were many articles about the show.

The Boston Herald wrote: Judging from the audience reaction, season two runner-up Clay Aiken is as popular as ever..

April 7th     CNN International

After the American Idol finale, Clay rushed to the Los Angeles studios of CNN and talked with host, John Vause about Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.


April 8th     Fox News Satellite

Clay had an interview with Fox News at 6:30 in the morning before his flight back east.

April 11th     Power of Play Workshop

Clay was in Raleigh to attend the 2 – day Power of Play workshop put on by The National Inclusion Project.


April 19th     Yahoo News Live

Clay joined host, Katie Couric to talk about the New York Primary Election


April 21st     Fox Business News

Clay chatted with Kennedy who is a host on Fox Business News.  Clay spoke about Prince and how he influenced the world of music.


May 4th     CNN – Don Lemon

Clay was part of a panel of three people who talked about Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.  Each person had their own ideas about how Bernie and Hillary would get together after the primary.


May 6th     Varney & Company – Fox Business News

Clay talked about North Carolina and the “bathroom law”.  The second part of the show was about Donald Trump.


May 10th     Yahoo News Live

Clay talked with Paul Beban.  They discussed the latest developments in the fight between North Carolina’s Governor McCrory and the federal government.


May 11th     The Meredith Vieira Show

Clay and Meredith chatted about the end of American Idol and about Donald Trump.


May 13th     Service for Rickey Smith

Clay and many of the Idol family attended the funeral service for Rickey Smith in Oklahoma.


May 25th     Broadway Opening of Paramour

Clay was one of the first celebrities to walk on the red carpet.  He was interviewed on the live twitter coverage of the event.


It’s been fun looking over the year and choosing special events.  I am amazed that there are so many appearances by Clay.  He had a very busy year!!

I hope you will check in tomorrow for part 3 of the 2016 highlights!

What is your favorite event in April and May for Clay?


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5 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – All The Exciting Events

  1. One busy man, was OMC! Love him on Meredith, but saddened with the death of Rickey Smith! Very proud of the Idol Alumni for attending the service. Looking forward for the next couple of days to view Clay's in 2016!

  2. He really WAS on tv a lot this past year! I am amazed Martha! How you can keep this all together is amazing too!! It's been a fantastic year!!

  3. I like when Clay is on the Fox shows best. Especially Varney, but he does a good job wherever he shows up. Wonder what’s in store for the new year! ❤ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay.

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