Clay Aiken – Remember This Performance?

Today,  I thought it would be fun to remember one of Clays performances on American Idol!

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


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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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Remember This Performance?

  1. I dearly love this performance by Clay! And Robin Gibbs comment was priceless! Again, why didn’t Clay win American Idol 2? Thank you, CANN for sharing pictures and video!
    P.S.: Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

  2. It was wonderful to see Clay’s performance of ‘To Love Somebody’ again and hear the judges glowing comments. I remember seeing AI that evening. I could hardly stay in my seat…it was so exciting.

  3. Thank you for the pictures and the video. Just wonderful. I remember watching this on TV. Thank you CANN.

  4. Definitely, One of my favorite songs that Clay sings!! He is so talented!! I have watched & listened to Clay perform this song over & over!! Thank you CANN!!

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