The second season of American Idol was, in my opinion, the best - ever. It was TRULY giving ordinary people a shot at stardom. It was innocent and fun. I miss the innocence. It now feels like American Idol Second Shot at Stardom. Too much glitz. Too many people with REAL experience. I'm not talking garage bands or singing on the weekends in local theaters, but people who have toured, recorded, had contracts. I have stopped watching AI and that makes me sad. American Idol gave me Clay *sigh*. Oops!!! Sorry!!! back on track.
Okay, so skinny young man makes it to Hollywood! He shines! Not just that voice (you know, the one that makes everything kind of stand still? Takes the breath right out of you?), but the heart. "It's important that I make a difference in some way.." Clay's words have followed him past American Idol and he continues to make a difference in some way. Actually, in LOTS of ways (more than this poor old blog can handle). There I go again - BACK ON TRACK!!!
So, shining Clay sings his HEART out! His voice, stage presence and personality carry him all the way to the TOP TWO!!! Ruben & Clay, Clay & Ruben (Jeff Foxworthy said he enjoyed watching the two of them on American Idol because they looked like the #10 *hee hee* - my gosh I ramble, don't I??). Clay comes in second *sob* but that's okay!! We go on to
Measure of a Man double platinum in the first week. Great album!!! Merry Christmas with Love I don't even like Christmas music, but love this CD. No one sings Christmas like Clay. A Thousand Different Ways scared me at first, since I didn't like the majority of these songs when they first came out, but oh my - when Clay sings them? WOW!!!! On My Way Here what can I say? This CD has it all - uptempo, ballads, inspirational, sad, happy (and I still haven't picked a favorite and you guys were no help at all).
So here we are, an Amazing Five Year Journey with Clay Aiken - the true Measure of a Man, who I have loved A Thousand Different Ways On My Way Here *grin*
ps I will update this montage to include REAL OMWH footage, just too lazy right now!!!
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