Clay Aiken – Eleven Questions Correct = A Million Dollars

In 2007, Clay Aiken  was in the studio, trying to be Smarter Than A 5th Grader.

Clay appeared during sweeps week in a celebrity edition of the show. All celebrities were guaranteed $25,000, but tried to win up to $1 million.

Each contestant was given eleven questions to answer correctly to win the million. It was no surprise to see Clay answering correctly for the first nine questions. He chose to walk away when he had some hesitation about the tenth question. He walked away with $300,000 for the Bubel-Aiken Foundation(The National Inclusion Project). Clay commented that the money would fund 30 summer camps in 2008.

Clay did very well. The following are the amounts won by all the celebrities during the week.

Clay Aiken 350,000
Miss America 2007, Lauren Nelson 175,000
Tony Hawk 175,000
Regis Philbin 175,000
Kellie Pickler 50,000
Billy Bush 25,000 (guessed and was wrong on the 300K question)

Sit back, get a cup of coffee and watch the fun video of Clay on the show.

It’s been quite a few years, but it still is fun to see this!

Clay is a smart man and I am glad he was able to make so much money

for the National Inclusion Project!

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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Eleven Questions Correct = A Million Dollars

  1. Our family watched this show on a regular basis – Then Clay was announced to
    be making an appearance and we were all very excited. So much fun and Clay won a lot of money for BAF(NIP)! We were very happy for him – it was a good night! Really appreciate you giving the video – never saw it before!

  2. Thank you for all the pictures and the video. I love all the pictures and the video. I never saw this video before. I remember watching this show. I do like the song that goes with this video. Thanks for the memories. Thank you CANN.

  3. I never watched this show until I learned that Clay would be a contestant trying to win $$ for NIP. So happy for Clay & the kids to come away with $300,000!

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