Clay Aiken – Full Of Surprises

American Idol, Season II was full of surprises.  It was an exciting time for the performers and the audience

The third elimination night was one of those surprising times.  Just as everyone had settled down to hear Disco Music, the theme for the night was changed.  “Country-Rock”……..what is Country-Rock?  Wearing a cowboy hat, Ryan Seacrest said: The theme for tonight is the intricate fusion between country and rock.

The guest judge for this night was Olivia Newton-John.

Singing Brian White’s hit, Someone Else’s Star, Clay Aiken was the highlight of the evening.  Randy, Paula, and Olivia gave Clay a short standing ovation.

Simon thought it was sweet, but just like his last performance.

Do you remember this song?

Someone Else’s Star

Alone again tonight
Without someone to love
The stars are shining bright
So one more wish goes up
Oh, I wish I may
And I wish with all my might
For the love I’m dreaming of
And missing in my life
You’d think that I could find
A true love of my own
It happens all the time
To people that I know
Their wishes all come true
So I’ve got to believe
There’s still someone out there who
Is meant for only me
I guess I must be wishing on
Someone else’s star
It seems like someone else keeps getting
What I’m wishing for
Why can’t I be as lucky
As those other people are
I guess I must be wishing
On someone else’s star


I hope you enjoy the video of this performance.

Clay sang this song on March 25, 2003!

Fourteen Years Ago!!!

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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Full Of Surprises

  1. Haven't heard this song in a long time! So beautifully sung by OMC! Thank you for sharing such an endearing performance by an endearing man!

  2. I definitely miss American Idol, though I knew we would never never see another Clay there or anywhere else.

  3. Beautiful lyrics to this song. Clay did a fine job with his crystal clear voice. It has been a long time since I heard this one. It was so short as were all the song segments of the early shows. Don’t recall seeing it on YouTube. The only way I would want Idol back is if it had inexperienced talents like the beginning Idols. In later shows the contestants were professionals. In Clay’s case his metamorphosis is still ongoing. He is the most memorable contestant of all the seasons. Waiting for the next Periscope event!!! ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay. You’d be good in Seacrests place.

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