Clay Aiken – 16 Years Ago!

It was October 15, 2003 and one day after Clay Aiken’s new CD, Measure Of A Man hit the stores. As part of the promotional tour for the CD, Clay visited Good Morning America which is taped in New York City.

Diane Sawyer interviewed Clay and they talked about the sales numbers and expectations for the album.  Clay told Diane that he went out the day before and bought his CD at the store on the advice of Randy Jackson.  Randy said that it was tradition to do that in the music business for good luck.

It was announced on the show that morning that Clay would be singing the National Anthem at Game 1 of the World Series.  Both Diane and Clay seemed excited about that honor.

The audience was filled with Clay fans that arrived early to be sure they could get into the studio to see and hear Clay perform.  The enthusiastic group was supportive of Clay and his band and seemed bored with the 50 Hunks from Cosmo Magazine that were introduced to the audience.

The fans on TV saw Clay sing two songs from his album.  He performed both Invisible and The Way.  But the fans in the studio got a bonus as Clay pre-recorded The First Noel that morning to be shown on Christmas Day.

“When Clay came back out to do TFN, the first thing he did was walk right over to the group of very young children….kneel right down and sign things for them and talk to them. It was absolutely adorable.”  This statement was written on-line from a fan that was lucky enough to be at the taping.  She also stated that she got the feeling Clay wasn’t 100% awake yet!

The visit and performance at GMA was exciting and wonderful to see.  Clay had to be tired, but his performance was fabulous.

The following videos show a lot of the show!

16 years ago and it’s still Magic!!

Do you remember this show?

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5 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – 16 Years Ago!

  1. 16 years ago and it is truly still magic – God blessed Clay with this glorious voice that will
    always be a total thrill. I love everything he sings but "The Way" is really one of my very favorites. Thanks so much for these videos and the pics – fantastic!

  2. Wonderful memories of Clay just beginning his musical journey so long ago. I didn't see it 'live' because I was at work, but do have a video tape of that morning on GMA.

  3. Thank you for the pictures and the 3 videos. I can not believe it as been 16 years. It is still magic. Thank you for all that you do. I will always be a fan of Clay's singing. His voice just gets better with age.

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