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Clay Aiken – Where, When, and Why?

 

After a long holiday week-end, Tuesday was a typical day for most fans of Clay Aiken.  For many, it was back to work or school and for most, a thirst for more news about Clay and his career choices.

There were many new articles about Clay being on the short list for the judges panel of American Idol.  Most were just quoting what the articles said last week.  However, there were a few that were fun to read.

Radio.com

From Glambert To Kelly, 5 Former ‘Idol” Contestants We’d Like to See As Judges

…I wouldn’t have been sure about this until I saw Clay Aiken’s role as a judge on an a cappella singing competition on the penultimate episode of The Office this year. Aiken would have the right blend of humor and perspective to the show, plus given his standing as a fan favorite despite having been on the show over a decade ago, he could become one of the show’s more celebrated judges. I could see him being a Keith Urban type, one who always dispenses great technical advice but is also up there clearly enjoying each performance as well. You know, having a lot of fun doing one’s job…

You can read the entire article at RADIOCOM

The Washington Times Communities

New American Idol judges: Jennifer Hudson, Aiken, Lambert, Clarkson?

By Gayle Falkenthal

SAN DIEGO – May 28, 2013 – “American Idol’s” producers listened. If they follow through, it’s welcome news for Idol fans everywhere.

After season that was a ratings and critical disappointment, all of the judges on “American Idol” will be replaced for Season 13, which starts in January 2014, reportedly with a superstar judges panel of Idol alumni. It the perfect casting stunt to refresh the troubled show…

…Clay Aiken is reportedly one of the top 10 earners of Idol, earning an estimated $1.5 million in 2012. He proved that he has a loyal fanbase when he competed on the fall 2012 edition of “Celebrity Apprentice,” narrowly losing to Arsenio Hall. Aiken won new fans with his surprisingly outspoken, snarky personality and competitive spirit. You can’t win “American Idol” and not have a tough hide. His loyal “Claymates” would rally behind Idol with their favorite on the panel and they have the ability to make social media explode with talk about Aiken, something the producers and the network crave.

Communities suggested Aiken join the judges’ panel last year but the producers didn’t take our advice. Oh well, better late than never…

…Bringing in popular Idol contestants who all have their own fan following and who know what it’s like to compete on the show adds an element no other reality singing competition TV show can boast. It reminds viewers just how successful the Idol franchise has been at discovering talent…

This fun article includes two great pictures of Clay.  You can read it at Communities

Facebook is always a fun place to find random bits of news.  On Tuesday, the following picture and message was posted on FaceBook:

Sound Pure – Pro Audio, Guitar Boutique, and Durham Recording Studio shared Jason Richmond’s photo.
Clay Aiken (American Idol Star), and Ironing Board Sam (Blues Legend) meet in the Sound Pure Studios lobby during their simultaneous recording sessions here at Sound Pure!

In a studio today!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=550…0316&type=1

Jason Richmond

Interesting day in the studio with Ironing Board Sam and Clay Aiken. — with Clay Aiken, Ironing Board Sam and Thomas Bradsher Womack.
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Sound Pure – Pro Audio, Guitar Boutique, and Durham Recording Studio shared Jason Richmond’s photo.
Clay Aiken (American Idol Star), and Ironing Board Sam (Blues Legend) meet in the Sound Pure Studios lobby during their simultaneous recording sessions here at Sound Pure!

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