Clay Aiken – “I Believe Him When He Sings”

It is always fun to read great reviews about Clay Aiken and his music.  Sometimes the articles are on big, nationally known sites, but sometimes you find a Gem on a small blog.  I found this one a few years ago and I still like it!!

David Armstrong is the writer of the following blog.  He describes himself as ” Occasional writer, part-time actor, weekend improviser, former dancer, former singer.”

A few years ago, David wrote a blog titled The Only 7 Christmas Songs I Can Stand Anymore.  The following is what he had to say about Clay:

4.) Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day – Clay Aiken

The schlockiest holiday song I have on my list is this cover of Celine Dion’s Christmas song by American Idol season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken.
Like any Christmas song, the message is incredibly simple, and it’s not overdone here. Sung live, Aiken really powers out the key change note and it’s awe-inspiring. On the recording, it’s a little more subdued, but by no means less impressive.
The thing that separates Aiken from Celine for me too is that I believe Aiken when he sings it. I believe him when he sings anything. There’s an inherent sincerity to his voice that Celine, for all her power and bravado, often misses for me.
I can forgive the corny lyrics and sappy, saccharine ideology if only because Clay’s voice carries absolute conviction that almost makes me say, “Oh, of course, why didn’t I think of doing this sooner!?”

Now…that’s a fun review!

Joyful Noise Tour – 2004 Singing Don’t Save It All

Joyful Noise Tour 2005 – Singing Don’t Save It All

I hope you enjoy this great video!!

Happy Christmas Eve!!!

 

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Comments

  1. What an amazing review written by David Armstrong – completely true! Clay comes out so sincere on all of his vocals – you can hear his heart and soul! Another reason to love Clay!

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Clay puts his heart and soul with his performances such as this one! May your holiday be filled with much joy and happiness! CANN, thank you for giving us days of Claymemories and current Claynews!

  3. Thank you for the review. Thank you for the picture and the video. I have never seen the video before. The song is one of my favorites. Clay voice and heart is in every song that he sings. A Merry Christmas to you and the Clay fans.

  4. I have allways beleved when clay sings a song and what an amazing review written by david armsstrong it sure is indeed compleateley true clay does put his heart and soul with clays performances thanks for the pics and video averry merry Christmas to you and yours and all of clays fans

  5. How wonderful listening to Clay sing that song again! I so miss those Christmas concerts and seeing Clay and everyone else. What fun we had!!!

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