Clay Aiken – Catching Up


It is June 19th, the last day of spring.  It’s a perfect day to check for all the important news about Clay Aiken.


Today is the day to purchase gold tickets to the National Inclusion Project Champions Gala.

Gold Ticket: $1,000 – available June 19th at noon EST through Telecharge

Secures one ticket and includes:

  • Premium seating at the Gala (Orchestra Rows BB 101-111 & all seats in Orchestra Rows A – G)
  • VIP Reception with Clay Aiken
  • Group photo with Clay

Purchasing Tickets

  • Order tickets online at Choose City (Washington, DC) and Venue (National Theater) on the top left corner. Follow instructions. (Once tickets go on sale, we will have a direct link to the order site.)
  • Order tickets on the phone through Telecharge ticket sales: (800) 447-7400. Telecharge phone hours are Monday – Saturday 9AM – 9PM, Sunday 9AM – 6PM (EST).

For more information, visit The National Inclusion Project website.

Photo By Kevin Elliott - The Star

Cathy Kightlinger is a writer from  She wrote a great article about Clay Aiken’s  performance at the Great American Songbook Hall of fame concert last Saturday evening.

Cathy had a chance to chat with Clay for a few minutes after his sound-check at the Palladium Theater in Carmel, Indiana.  According to Cathy, Clay was impressed with the acoustics of the venue.  Clay told her:

You can tell it certainly was designed by somebody who has spent a lot of time in theaters and knows what performers need and want…It’s really gorgeous in here. I’m impressed.

Clay was on stage to perform Barry Manilow’s  hit “Even Now.”

Cathy had a chance to speak with Barry Manilow who commented that Clay was a “wonderful singer.”

You can read the entire article at INDYSTAR.  And, why not leave a comment at the article to let Cathy know we appreciate information about Clay.


Last week, Fred Bronson wrote an article about American Idol’s Tenth Anniversary.  Published at Billboard. biz, the article talks about the Billboard charts .  Bronson reports that Idols have earned 345 #1’s on the many billboard charts.

Talking about Season 2, Bronson said:

Just 12 weeks after season 2’s Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken visited the Billboard office in Los Angeles on April 4, 2003 to find out how the charts are compiled, they made Hot 100 history. On the tally dated June 28, 2003, the top two finalists had the chart’s top two debuts, at No. 1 and No. 2. It was the first time in the then almost 45-year tenure of the Hot 100 that the top two positions were both new entries. In a reversal of how they finished on the show, Aiken’s original “This Is The Night” claimed first place and Studdard’s cover of Westlife’s “Flying Without Wings” was the runner-up.

The top 10 Idols with #1 are:

Kelly Clarkson 73
Carrie Underwood 62
Chris Daughtry (Daughtry) 38
Fantasia 31
Ruben Studdard 16
Jennifer Hudson 15
Mandisa 15
Clay Aiken 12
Adam Lambert 9
David Cook 8

It certainly is interesting to see so many #1 hits by the Idol contestants.

Monday was an interesting day on Twitter.  Early in the day Clay tweeted:

I feel like something exciting is gonna happen today. It’s just in the air!

Then…after a few more Clay tweets, we found out what was going on.

Being the good friend that he is, Clay wanted all of his friends and fans to celebrate the following announcement:

Arsenio Hall has signed a contract with CBS Television Distribution to host a syndicated talk show debuting in the Fall of 2013.

Congratulations to Arsenio.  Your friend, Clay Aiken certainly supports you!


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