Clay Aiken – Remember This Performance?

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

To love somebody

 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Remember This Performance?

  1. Oh! Yes I saw this on my TV and Clay was “brilliant” – no doubts there! His “STAR” light was really shining with this amazing song! Simon got it right – he knew Clay had this so right! Thank you!

  2. Thank you for all the pictures and the video. I love the pictures and the video. I was watching AI on TV that night. I will always remember this performance. Simon was finally right. Clay has a beautiful voice. A great song. Thank you for the memories. Thank you CANN.

  3. How could Clay not win AI after this performance? He was brilliant in singing ‘To Love Somebody’, and he looked wonderful in that dark suit & blue tie. Good memories.

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