Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Clay Aiken Wildcard

So, American Idol is bringing back the wildcard competition - a little different, but a second chance for the best of the rest. Clay Aiken is the epitome of the Best - period.

Just to be honest here, I am not watching American Idol this year. Actually, I have not watched American Idol since the Top 4 of Season 5. I have my reasons (and those are better stated at another time).

It is my understanding that a contestant this year, Von Smith, is being compared to Clay. Curious, off to youtube I went!!! On the surface, I see can understand the comparison. Going deeper, I just don't see it.

What do you think?

CLAY:


VON:


Comments welcome - keep it clean and civil. I will delete anything that I feel is an inappropriate comment about either of these talented men.

15 comments:

PaulaBear said...

Too bad AI doesn't have the foresight to bring back the original and best Wild Card there ever was! They have been making Clay comparisons for years. Guess they miss him a lot, and for good reason. Season 2 was the best ever. Clay was, and still is, magic every time he takes the stage!

Anonymous said...

I think Von has a good voice. I don't see the comparison though. but then I also don't get the competition that the show creates between idol fans. I like several bands why can't people like more than one contestant from more than one season?

fgs said...

Right now I don't see the comparison. It seemed like a way for Simon to get a comment in about Clay, but I wonder why when they completely ignored him last year. I'll probably watch AI because of the contestants, I enjoy the new talent, but it's also interesting to watch AI try to manipulate the vote--is there any doubt that it happens?

katy said...

Clay's DLTSGD was the best and landed him the wildcard fan favorite. Every week he received the most votes until the last?????

Carolina Clay said...

SueReu,

Judging from the videos in your blog, I don't think there is any similarity between Clay and Von. Simon must have another reason (and we can all second guess this) for his comment.

Idol found, game over -- there is only one Clay Aiken!

Thnx for your kind remarks in the Carolina blog. Have a great week!

Caro

Anonymous said...

There's a saying that keeps rolling around in my head. It's something like "idol found, game over...."

clayam said...

Don't see any resemblance what-so-ever between Clay Aiken and Von Smith(is it?) not in looks and specially not in the voice.
Clay was smooth and his frasing was amazing, while Von was very choppy.

Ashes said...

SueReu,

Well, there was so much talk about Von being like Clay Aiken I just had to see for myself.
Nah--the only similarity I saw was the red shoes Clay wore for Grease!

Ashes said...

I just noticed my new blog title is nearly the same as yours..I didn't steal from you..a case of Great Minds maybe!!

Anonymous said...

I just don't see the similarity either. I think Clay is far superior in tone and control. Von seems like a nice kid, but I don't see why Simon says what he did. Maybe Simon wanted to bring up Clay's name for some reason. Clay is successful so I think it is only appropriate for him to take these comments as a compliment. He could only be so lucky to be as successful as Clay.

--CLM

Anonymous said...

Anyone who gets compared to Clay should be very worried. Those are some pretty big shoes to fill...in more ways than one!

Anonymous said...

Von Smith is NOTHING like Clay Aiken - not even close.

Shyeyewitness said...

no way is Von anything like Clay,, Clay has the power and presence and a voice to die for.

Allegra said...

It's ridiculous to compare that Von and Clay. They don't seem anything alike to me--in looks, style, or tone.

This is the first season I haven't watched AI. I might tune in once in awhile out of habit, but I haven't been invested since Season 2. :)

PaulaBear said...

If Von didn't make it through, I wonder who slimon will find now to compare to Clay. You know he just misses Clay so much he can hardly get through a week without a reference!!!