Clay Aiken – American Idol – What’s Going on ?

Do you remember Taylor Hicks?  He was the winner of the 5th season of American Idol.  On Friday, Taylor shared a bit of news about his season of American Idol. Taylor revealed that he had inside information about who was getting eliminated each week when he was on the show.  He also said that he wasn’t the only one.

According to TMZ:

Taylor was on WJOX radio Friday in Birmingham, AL when he dropped the bombshell. As he put it, “I had an ‘in’ in the whole production of the show” who told him the results before they were revealed during season 5.

Mr. Soul Patrol says the only night he didn’t get the info was the finale in 2006 — where he was up against Katharine McPhee. He did say executive producer Nigel Lythgoe  gave him a “wink and a nod” before the results were announced.

Taylor’s comments woke up Clay Aiken who immediately tweeted:

This is some damn nonsense BS. Didn’t happen.

OK, Clay…OK! Taylor’s remark does seem odd!  You can like Clay’s tweet HERE

The remarks about Idol made me remember some of the fun things Clay sang on Season 2.


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!

Fifteen Years Ago!!!

Do you remember this night?

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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – American Idol – What’s Going on ?

  1. I know this is a fan favorite because at his Gala in 2008 a fan bought his JBT jacket and requested Clay to sing this song for her! Thank you to the judges who gave Clay a standing ovation! Have a great Saturday to all!

  2. I also remember this night and I watched every episode of season 2. I know Clay was the best contestant on the show but I am very happy to see Clay and Ruben are good friends.

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