Clay Aiken – A Popular Song!

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Last week, I was lucky enough to hear Clay and Ruben sing at Niagara Falls. I heard many people say that the following song was one of their favorites……so…….let’s listen!

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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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Popular Song!

  1. I did watch AI when Clay sang TLS and yes I taped it! It is absolutely one of my all time favorites!!! For a change Simon knew what he was talking about!

    Glad you had a great time on your trip and enjoyed the shows. I am looking forward to seeing them soon!

  2. Thank you for the pictures and the video. I was watching AI on TV that night. Simon was right that night. Clay sang beautifully. I hope you enjoy The 20 Tour. Thank you CANN.

  3. Yes I watched him on AI when he sang it. It’s my favorite Bee Gee’s song so I was thrilled when Clay sang it. I saw him perform this song last Friday at the Bronx. For me that was the highlight of the show and I think the audience thought so too.

  4. Yes, I did watch Idol that evening and taped the performance. Of course now everything is digital, so my old tape is useless. Thanks for sharing Clay’s performance, I can save it on my computer.

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