Clay Aiken: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Do you remember what you were doing in November of 2007? I bet Clay Aiken remembers what he was doing the first week of November. He 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 Clay had some hesitation about the tenth question. He walked away with $350,000 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)

Fox disabled all the videos of this appearance by Clay.  I am not sure why.

But, there is a video that doesn’t get clouded over.  It is backstage and fun.

I  wish that Clay would get invited again!

Did you watch Clay on this show?


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