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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7 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Strong Emotions!

  1. Yes – definitely watching Clay that memorable night! And yes one of my very favorite songs sung by Clay!

    Thank you CANN for bringing back that wonderful memory!

  2. Aw, the good old days when we could see Clay every week on AI 2. His performance of that song was brilliant!

  3. Thank you for you pictures and video. All the judges were correct. It is one of the beautiful moments with Cay singing a great song. Cla voice is so powerful. Thank you again.

  4. iloved to love somebody when the beegees first ever sang that song and iloved clays vershion of to love somebody clay surely does make it sound so amazing and beautufull

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