It is always a good day at CANN when I can report some up-to-date
information abut Clay Aiken.
Today there are some fun things to mention!
Did you see the Easter Greeting from Clay? He posted it on Instagram. Yes…Clay posted a Jib-Jab! Be sure and watch it at Clay’s Instagram
On April 14, 2017, the movie, Sandy Wexler debuted on Netflix. According to Netflix:
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Academy Award (R) and Grammy (R) winner Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.
One of the interesting things about this movie is that the cast is HUGE!!! There are many, many stars that have short cameo appearances in the movie. And, you guessed it…Clay is one of many that have a cameo in this comedy. Clay has almost 2 minutes of time on the movie and does not make an appearance until the second half of the movie. Of course, it is a comedy so Clay plays a very funny character. So…be sure and look for his cameo in this rather silly movie. It is on Netflix only.
Did you happen to watch TV on Sunday night? I watched the special, Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy salute to the Music of the Bee Gees. It was on CBS. I enjoyed it a lot. But…it certainly made me remember the wonderful performance of To Love Somebody that Clay presented on American Idol.
In 1967, the Gibb Brothers released their first album in England. Named Bee Gee’s 1st, the album had 14 tracks. One of the most popular tracks on the album was #10. It was called To Love Somebody and it became a huge hit for the group.
In May of 2003, Clay Aiken sang To Love Somebody as part of the Top 4 Show of season 2 of American Idol. All the American Idol judges, including Robin Gibb who was a guest judge for the evening, immediately praised Clay’s fantastic performance of the song. The live audience gave Clay a standing ovation for his performance.
That evening was one of the few times that I agreed with Simon Cowell’s comments about Clay’s performances. That night, Cowell said:
Clay, I think this is the third Pop Idol or American Idol I’ve done if you include the English one, and that’s probably one of the best performances I’ve ever heard throughout the competition.
I would love to hear Clay sing this song again. I think it really fits his vocal range and it certainly brought out strong emotions in Clay’s performance.
I am glad we have this video!!
Did you watch Clay on American Idol when he sang this song?
Is it one of your favorites too?