Clay Aiken – AI’s Best Male Vocalists

With the beginning of Season 13 of American Idol, the buzz is beginning.  As in previous years, the entertainment magazines and sites start to talk about some of the successful former Idols.  This year, there has been some mentions of Clay Aiken.

Jake’s Take – American Idol’s Best Male Vocalists

Before Susan Boyle, Terry Fator and Jonathan Antoine stopped doubters in their tracks, a then-gawky Clay Aiken blew the world away with his first audition.  Later, his astonishing vocals on “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Solitaire” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” helped him gain a place in the Idol pantheon and over 5,000,000 albums!

The top picture on the page is of Clay Aiken.  The caption of the picture says:

Clay Aiken’s interpretation of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” not only remains the best “Idol” finale performance of all-time..but also he is one of the best male vocalists to have hit the stage.

This is an interesting list of singers.  I hope you will visit Jake’s Take

The Washington Post – American Idol’ favorites: Where are they now?

Clay Aiken

The 2003 “Idol” runner-up has become a recording star, a Broadway performer (“Monty Python’s Spamalot”), a runner-up on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice’’ and, perhaps, as reported in January, a Democratic candidate for Congress in North Carolina.

It’s a short mention but still good!


Theatre Raleigh, Inc. is the umbrella institution under which the original Hot Summer Nights Series operates with the goal of providing intimate professional programming in its home space, the Kennedy Theatre located the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.  Lead by Artistic Director, Lauren Kennedy and Managing Director, Michele Weathers, Theatre Raleigh is a 501(c)3 non-profit company whose Board of Directors includes Clay Aiken, Alan Campbell, Besty Conti, Terri Dollar, Alex Lehman and Jason Steele.

Although this is not about American Idol, it still is a Clay mention.  I didn’t know that Clay was on the Board of Directors of this organization.

WDAS 105.3 FM – American Idol: Where Are They Now?

Season 2’s Clay Aiken has released multiple albums after “Idol.” He also appeared on Broadway in “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” He is currently considering running for Congress as a democrat in North Carolina!

Neither picture is my favorite..but WOW…Clay has certainly grown up!


Did you see Clay’s tweets on Wednesday?  He sent 6 tweets and re-tweeted 3 more in response to President Obama.  If you want to read them, check HERE

AND…so we can leave with a smile:

Did you watch American Idol Wednesday night?

What did you think?

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