Clay Aiken – In The News

CNN had a program called People In The News.  On March 14, 2004, they featured Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard in the 60 minute program.

The program follows Clay and Ruben as they made their way through American Idol and into the world of pop music stardom.  There are interesting comments by both Ruben and Clay about their time on American Idol and their motivation to try-out.

As this is an expose on the making of popstars, it is interesting to hear the comments by the 19 spokesperson and RCA’s Clive Davis.  They both made a point of saying that both stars were not what the world saw as pop stars.  One can only imagine how shocked they were to see both Clay and Ruben become big stars in the recording industry.

Although there are many fans who might be “put off” by watching some of the RCA comments, the show is very interesting and should be viewed by Clay fans.  What the fans now know about Clay’s career with RCA can put a complete new perspective on what we see and hear on the videos.

The program has been captured in 4 videos.  ENJOY!!

What do you think?

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7 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – In The News

  1. Thank you for the pictures and all 4 videos. I loved the pictures. I do not remember the videos. It is nice to look back and see where AI started for Clay and Ruben. Looked how far Clay has given in his life with the NIP. He now does podcasts. Thank you again.

  2. The reason many of us voted for Clay and Ruben is not only for their voices, but also their image! And they both live up to that image to this day! Thank you, CANN for sharing these precious memories with us! Happy Weekend!

  3. Thank you for the trip down memory lane! I loved it. I can’t believe how far Clay has come. And how far we have come, too. Almost 17 years-WOW!

  4. Look how far Clay & Ruben have come since AI 2 all those years ago! I never saw these videos before…didn't have cable TV back then. Thanks so much for posting them.

  5. I just wanto say that clay and ruben have come alooong way since americian idol 2 all those years ago and its almost 17 years I had cable back then

  6. Thank you so much for all the Excitment that happened to Clay and Ruben. I have been there since DAY ONE.. Love them.

  7. I did watch this show and know that I have the tape to prove it! There was so much to enjoy of Clay and Ruben and it continues even now. They proved themselves over and over again! Thank you for letting us see this all over again with the wonderful videos and pics. Clay and Ruben are really special guys!

    Thanks again, Martha!

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