Clay Aiken – “It’s Awe-inspiring!”

It is always fun to read great reviews about Clay Aiken and his music.  Sometimes the articles are on big, nationally known sites, but sometimes you find a Gem on a small blog.  I found this one a few years ago and I still like it!!

David Armstrong is the writer of the following blog.  He describes himself as ” Occasional writer, part-time actor, weekend improviser, former dancer, former singer.”

A few years ago, David wrote a blog titled The Only 7 Christmas Songs I Can Stand Anymore.  The following is what he had to say about Clay:

Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day – Clay Aiken

The schlockiest holiday song I have on my list is this cover of Celine Dion’s Christmas song by American Idol season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken.
Like any Christmas song, the message is incredibly simple, and it’s not overdone here. Sung live, Aiken really powers out the key change note and it’s awe-inspiring. On the recording, it’s a little more subdued, but by no means less impressive.
The thing that separates Aiken from Celine for me too is that I believe Aiken when he sings it. I believe him when he sings anything. There’s an inherent sincerity to his voice that Celine, for all her power and bravado, often misses for me.
I can forgive the corny lyrics and sappy, saccharine ideology if only because Clay’s voice carries absolute conviction that almost makes me say, “Oh, of course, why didn’t I think of doing this sooner!?”

Now…that’s a fun review!

Joyful Noise Tour – 2004 Singing Don’t Save It All
Joyful Noise Tour 2005 – Singing Don’t Save It All

I hope you enjoy this great video!!

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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “It’s Awe-inspiring!”

  1. Loved that Blog and that is exactly why Clay is so loved! Thank you for finding that and bringing it to us! I often wonder what it is about Clay and that is what it is – his pure honesty in his singing! Thank you again.

  2. Thank you for the pictures, info and the video. I always like Clay singing any song. I am glad David Armstrong like the way Clay sings. The video is beautiful. Clays voice is beautiful on this song. Thank you CANN.

  3. “Welcome to our World” performed by Clay always warms my heart and brings me teary eyes! A beautiful reminder what this holiday season is all about! Thank you CANN for sharing!

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