Clay Aiken – Strong Emotions!

 To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you!


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.

Were you watching Clay on American Idol when he sang this song? 

Is it one of your favorites too?


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  1. First of all, Robin Gibb was my favorite BeeGee! Loved his vocals and his writing talents! He praised Clay on his performance by saying "You have a fantastic voice and this is the way the song should be sung" Clay was so humble and honored in his presence!
    Thank you CANN for the Claymemory!

  2. Aw, the good old days when we could count on seeing Clay sing live on TV. At least we now have these videos. Clay received such wonderful comments from the judges the night he sang To Love Somebody…even Simon.

  3. i also rememb er that night when i herd clay singing to love somebody i remember bee gees robin gibb saying to clay you have a fantastic voice and this is the way the song should be sung that night was a great night for clay thanks a millon for that clay memory

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