It is always a good day when there is lots of news about Clay Aiken !
Tuesday started with a fun tweet from Good Morning America.
Who is your favorite American Idol contestant of all-time? What is your favorite American Idol moment? Tweet us! #AmericanIdol
Well, I didn’t have any trouble retweeting and answering this tweet. I hope you did too…it’s not too late!
A few minutes later, Clay tweeted the following:
Clay AikenVerified account @clayaiken
.@paulapoundstone is going to teach me how to find happiness! #SalonTalk live at noon on http://www.facebook.com/salon – What makes you happy?
Sounds like fun…..but, for some reason, I could not find Clay talking to Paula anywhere! I hope it is saved for another day!
BUT…the day was just beginning!!
It seems Clay had another interview on Salon and it is fabulous!
Besides the wonderful video interview, Clay was also mentioned in a written article about American Idol.
Clay Aiken tells us what ABC’s “American Idol” reboot has to get right
With the show on a new network, the alum opened up about its future and what made it special in the first place
We didn’t ask for it, but we got it anyway. A little over a year after Fox aired the alleged series finale of “American Idol,” ABC announced it will resurrect the unscripted competition series as part of its 2017-2018 season lineup.
ABC made the announcement on Tuesday morning, following weeks of industry murmurs that networks were bidding for the show’s return. According to reports, both NBC and Fox were part of the bidding process, but ultimately ABC seized the prize.
The news also comes a week after former “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest joined ABC as a co-host and co-executive producer of the network’s top-rated morning talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
Coincidentally, Salon happened to have “Idol” season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken in our New York studio and the series alum offered his thoughts on the revival to Salon editor Gabriel Bell in this exclusive video.
“To have that happen, what, a week after Ryan also signed up with ABC, was interesting,” Aiken said, “and also, strange, because he signed up with ABC to do . . . something that’s going to probably keep him from being able to do ‘Idol,’ right?”….
….And this also speaks to one of the challenges that ABC must overcome in reviving “Idol.” The series had a Midas touch for those who rose high enough in its ranks during the first few seasons. “Idol” produced two major stars, along with McPhee and Aiken, in winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, and a number of superstars from its pool of runners-up, including Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert.
You can see the video and read the entire article at SALONWITHCLAY
I think that Salon was glad to interview Clay. They have sent out lots of tweets about the interview and seem to hope that many people see the video…and each tweet is being sent to American Idol too.
Melanie McFarland of Salon posted the following tweet!