Clay Aiken – A Beautiful Message

In April of 2016, Clay Aiken left a lovely message on his Facebook page:

You know what? It’s taken me 14 years to realize it… I DID WIN! No final 2 from ‪#‎AmericanIdol‬ ever became nor stayed as close as my winner and I. @realrubenstuddard has been more than a co-worker & more than a friend… he’s been a true brother. No ‪#‎idol‬ finalist have ever won in the way we have. Never mind the albums and tours. Never mind the platform and exposure. American Idol gave me one of my greatest friends ever. And for that, I am truly grateful. ‪#‎idolfinale‬ ‪#‎idolfarewell‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎dolbytheatre‬

I thought the following video by Sue Rue says a lot about friendship!!

“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together.

As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”



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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Beautiful Message

  1. This was a beautiful blog – it left me smiling from the title to Clay's words, photos , and the
    video! So happy for both Clay and Ruben to have found such a fabulous friendship that they can compare it to brothers! Nothing beats that!

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Clay and Ruben, “Friends and Brothers”! I love when these two are on stage together and their interviews are priceless! Thank you, CANN for sharing all the pictures of Clay and Ruben through the years. The video by SueReu, says it all! TGIF!

  3. Thank you for the pictures and the video. I love the song and the video. SueRue did a great job with the video. Thank you for sharing. Thank you CANN. You can never have to many friends.

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