Clay Aiken – Strong Emotions!

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

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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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Comments

  1. I was totally amazed with this performance of Clay’s. Even more amazed was Robin Gibbs’ comment: This is the way the song should be sung!. Thank you, CANN! Have a great Saturday

  2. LOVED THIS!!!! I watched Clay on Bill Maher, years later, and he so wanted Clay to sing this song on his show. He loved it as well. How could you not???? Thanks Musicfan.

  3. Clay's rendition of this song was perfect and all the judges agreed. For Clay to receive that praise from Robin Gibb must have been mind-blowing.

  4. Thank you for the pictures and the video. I love this song and Clay sings the song like it was made for him to sing. I remember watching this on TV. Was surprise by what Robin Gibb said that night. Thank you CANN for sharing. Have a great Saturday.

  5. I also loved this song and remember Clay saying it was a favorite of his at some point.
    Clay did this song with real emotion and totally captivated everyone who has ever heard it.
    If you saw it done on AI you will never forget it. Loved all of the comments especially that
    of Robin Gibb and of course Simon! It isn't any wonder Clay loved it too! Thank you CANN!

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