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

Joyful Noise Tour – 2005

Joyful Noise Tour – 2007

I hope you enjoy this great video!!

Happy Times – It’s Almost Christmas!

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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “I Believe Him When He Sings”

  1. Lovely review by David Armstrong. Of course, that is why Clay is so loved – he is so honest in his singing – no pretense! Clay is always Clay and you never know what to expect as he speaks his mind also! Miss those JNT Tours so very much.

  2. Thank you for the pictures and the video. I love this song. Clays voice is made for this song. I always believe him when he is singing. He always show emotion. I like David Armstrong review on Clay. Thank you CANN.

  3. Thank you David for the great review of OMC and hearing the inspirational voice that we hear when Clay sings! And thank you, CANN for sharing!

  4. i beleve when clay sings he showshis singing and the talent f singing and his emotions clay is soloved i also like david armstrong his review on clay thanks again cann

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