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American Idol Funniest Moment: Clay Aiken Surprises His Impersonator

May 24, 2006 09:54 PM by Joe Blackmon

Michael_clayWhile in general the comedy skits on American Idol 5 lacked in comparison to American Idol 4′s roast of Corey Clark, there was one shining moment that will likely go down as one of the funniest moments in American Idol history.  In a re-occurring segment called the Golden Idol Awards, Ryan Seacrest presented candidates for “Best Impersonation.”  The nominees were Kenneth Maccarone as Cher, Seth Strickland as Michael Jackson, and Michael Sandecki as Clay Aiken.

In a recap of his audition, Michael Sandecki was shown decked out like Clay Aiken.  Simon Cowell told Michael, “Let’s just deal with the Clay Aiken thing, which is quite obvious who you’ve modeled yourself on, at least he could sing.”  Michael protested, “I really can sing, it’s just I’m just nervous as hell, and I’ve got to pee.”  Michael was excused to for a restroom break, but when he returned, he proved to be no better.  Simon Cowell quipped, “Ok, it didn’t work, thank you very much.” 

While Michael Sandecki might not have advanced in the audition process, Seacrest announced him as the Golden Idol Award winner in the “Best Impersonation” category.  Michael joined Seacrest on stage, where Seacrest requested that he sing live.  As Michael warbled through “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” the stage doors opened up to reveal Clay Aiken.  Surprised by the sudden loud cheering, Michael turned to see Clay Aiken and appeared to nearly go into shock on the stage.  As Clay Aiken joined Michael in song, Michael excitedly jumped around the stage.  Seacrest eventually re-appeared and sat Michael down, while asking him if he was ok.   

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241 Responses to “American Idol Funniest Moment: Clay Aiken Surprises His Impersonator”

  1. Denise Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:01 pm

    It was creepy. But overall, it’s very funny and it’s good TV

  2. tammy Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:07 pm

    This was SOOOO hilarious! But I was dying to know….what the hell happened to Clay’s hair?????

  3. Maricela Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:09 pm

    Clay Aiken is my favorite male singer and male entertainer. Clay Aiken is the greatest and the best male musical artist ever!!! Clay Aiken Rules!!!

  4. harmony Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    Clay was HOTT in tonites performance!

  5. Anonymous Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    Clay rocks!

  6. Anonymous Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    That is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time!!

  7. Malia Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    Clay is so sexy!!!

  8. Pat Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:24 pm

    OMG–I love Clay’s hair. Hawt, hawt, hawt. That was so funny.

  9. Alex Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    I agree.. I laughed my ass off for 5 minutes. Classic!

  10. trinity Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    The BEST part was Clay’s wannabe trying to copy all of his gestures but making them SPIRIT FINGERS!! I’m surprised Clay could get through the song, I’d be laughing too hard to sing. lol

  11. Julie D. Berns Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    Clay’s hair looks Great and I Love it. And I Loved it when Clay came out and sang, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” and surprised Michael Sandecki. Once I saw Clay I got sooooooooooooooooooooo Excited and I just burst into tears. Clay has The Most Beautiful voice I have ever heard. Go Clay!!!

  12. deepbluesea Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    Clay looked hot! And this is coming from an unbiased position.

    Abso-frickin-lutely HOT.

  13. Pam Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:34 pm

    Was that really Clay Aiken? He looked so hot. What happened?

  14. Debbie Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 10:50 pm

    I just loved Clay’s hair!! And the singing was great (by Clay, of course!!) I thought it was so funny seeing Michael’s reaction to Clay. I don’t know how Clay held it in, I thought he was going to burst from laughing.

    I can’t wait to see more articles and reaction to this moment and other moments on the finale. It was really a great finale. The best I’ve seen since the AI2 finale.

  15. Canadian Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 11:06 pm

    I was rolling around on the floor laughing my head off.

  16. Mary Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    Clay is a total professional. I almost thought he was Paul McCartney with those bangs. I loved the hair! Clay is totally hot and sings really great too, LOL.

  17. Anonymous Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    wow Clay looks so mature now lol. That was my favorite moment of tonight’s show lol besides when they announced the winner.

  18. shawn Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    DOES ANYONE HAVE A VIDEO? if so send it to me!! sclary@mac.com

  19. Debbie Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    Shawn,

    Go to http://www.measureofafan.com. They have a video you can download.

    I’ve watched the clip about 10 times now. So funny!!!

  20. claypower Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:03 am

    All I can say is Clay sang like an Angel and looooked HAWT!!!!

  21. marie Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:07 am

    That’s clay aiken? WOW

  22. Kath Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:19 am

    The BEST part of the finale, after Taylor was crowned the winner!

    Clay looks AMAZING. Good for AI and Clay to play this out with Michael Sandecki. It was funny, and I laughed so hard my throat still hurts!!!

    Congrats AI for the best finale EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Andro Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:29 am

    Finally, Clay ……ooh you look great! You are my favourite American Idol!!!!!

  24. Alyson Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:37 am

    Clay looked absolutely gorgeous and his voice is stunning.

    Best of show!

  25. Ashley Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:45 am

    wow clay looked so different with that hair cut….and that other guy was crazy, I wonder if they turned his mic down when clay came out.

  26. jean Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:54 am

    Loved the show, except for Prince, I thought he sucked.

    LOVED Clay Aiken! I had to pick my jaw up off the floor! I couldn’t believe that was him! Great voice and he was such a good sport! His new look is HOTTTTT!

  27. Janet Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:59 am

    It was almost like Clay was casting off his old image and embracing the new gay Clay.

  28. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:08 am

    Classic, classic, classic!!! Funniest sh*t I have seen in a long time………..love you Clay (and pay your stylist well………you want to hold onto them, you look amazing!!!).

  29. Cella Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:21 am

    As he’s demonstrated on tour many times in the past, Clay is a huge practical joker. He probably was looking forward to doing the bit from the second it was suggested. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he thought of it!

    And the new hair – well, a new style’s been suspected, considering he’s been wearing that blasted hat for months and recently been seen longer. It was time for the big reveal, and WOW!

    The bit was also the PERFECT way to remind people that Michael was just an extremely poor caricature of the real, beautiful, talented deal.

  30. S.K. Smith Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:22 am

    I have TIVO and I just can’t stop watching the moment when Clay enters and surprises his look-alike. It was the best thing ever on TV!!! I nearly fell over when I saw Clay’s new look- HE WAS UNBELIEVABLY HOT. His new hair is the best transformation that I have ever seen! I LOVE IT!!! I always liked his voice, but now he is the whole sexy package! Everybody needs to cool it with the gay rumors- who cares?

  31. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:28 am

    Yea, I just love Clay… He’s the best AI contestant and in my mind, an AI winner. I don’t care if he is straight or gay – that’s his personal business – I just love his voice.

  32. pam Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:45 am

    Does anyone remember what the early, early, Beatles wore? Dark suits with pointy toed shoes, and shaggy, yet neat, haircuts…. just what Clay Aiken wore tonight on American Idol!

  33. evelyn Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:45 am

    i have it on vhs i cannot stop watching this one it was great hopefully it will be out on dv real soon loved when clay came out i thought he was the best and i dont know he held back from laughing i was rolling with even smoking a joint.

  34. jean Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:03 am

    This was my comment,NOT the one posted under my name.

    Loved the show, except for Prince, I thought he sucked.

    LOVED Clay Aiken! I had to pick my jaw up off the floor! I couldn’t believe that was him! Great voice and he was such a good sport! His new look is HOTTTTT!

  35. Jerry Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:07 am

    That was funny. But I don’t care for Clay’s hair like that. The color was all wrong and so was the cut. Whoever his hairstylist is needs to take a refresher course. He looked more like Pee Wee Herman or a Beatle impersonator than a modern pop singer. Whatever floats his boat.

  36. Donna Hater Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:13 am

    Donna Lane, where are you? Here is a chance for you to bash Clay Aiken as this article is all about Clay. Donna, you and your hideous critics on Clay each time your ugly name featured on this commentary made everyone laugh at you. I bet you are now sleeping like a pig and when you wake up to find out this blog, you know that you’ve been hit…like a big truck hitting your bloody grotesque bitchy mouth. So Donna, don’;t forget your pills, which you seem to forget all the time….!

  37. michelle Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:15 am

    i thought he looked fantastic with the new hair. It really made his beautiful light colored eyes sparkle. Makes him look a lot less like a kid and more like the idol we know him to be.

  38. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:29 am

    Donna’s in jail. She was picked up for attempting to solicit Clay’s impersonator … outside Kodak Theatre.

  39. Dannie Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:29 am

    I LOVE Clay’s new look! That was the highlight of the show! His performance was phenomenal! What an incredible talent!

  40. Diana Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:37 am

    Dead sexy. It was great to see Clay on TV again. His voice still has the power to move me.

  41. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:45 am

    It was funny because when he came out I was wondering who he was. Not putting two and two together! Duh! I thought he looked amazing!!

  42. Caitlin Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 6:26 am

    Clay was HOT and amazing! He stole the show. The nerd was a HOOT! How can Clay have so many looks??? I LOVE his new hair! Don’t cut it Clay! Can’t wait for his new CD. If you want to see the video, go to: http://www.measureofafan.com/web/

  43. fatherbrain Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 7:32 am

    The terrible singer everyone speaks of is my cousin. No BS at all. Wierd, huh?

  44. dennis ang Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 7:40 am

    Awesome and effortless singing, Clay.
    Good sport as well.

  45. razldazl Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 7:57 am

    What a surprise to see Clay on Idol. The biggest surprise was his hair! I kept waiting for him to remove the wig! Oh Clay, what have they done to you. Go back to the other look, please!

  46. Allison Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 8:30 am

    Clay appearring like that was the highlight of the finale, IMO. The skit was hysterically funny, he was so gracious with Michael. And Clay’s hair was HOT! Seeing him look so good and sing again got me all revved up for his new album!

  47. CarylAnn Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 8:42 am

    I don;t care whether he’s gay or straight (I don;t believe he’s gay though) what his hair looks like-long, short – I just love that voice and that smile tells me how genuine and humble he is-I respect that man so much – good show last night-except Toni Braxton, Meatloaf and somewhat Prince-he was ok but the other 2 were awful – overall I give the show a B+ and Clay an AAAAAA++++

  48. rob Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:22 am

    The retro-Beatle look. Now all the hairdressers in the country are going to be swarmed by Clay wannabees who wanna look like him. Sort of made you forget about Chris and the shaved look.
    I’m a guy so I can’t say Clay was hot. But he did sing great. And Michael Sandecki made a total fool of himself in front of 40 million people.
    Ahhh, the price of fame!

  49. MARI Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:24 am

    Oh gosh! I loved this part of the show. It was so funny!! The reaction of that poor guy is priceless. I did not recognize Clay at first-who is that guy I thought. Wow, I thought he was a dear prior to his makeover. Now he is HOT looking dear and that voice is the only thing that hasn’t changed. Just amazing!

  50. sharonda Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:26 am

    I could listen to Clay Aiken sing the abc’s and be satisfied. What a voice!!!!!!
    His hair was stupid looking, he’s better than that. I hope the hair was part of the joke.
    But either way, I will continue to purchasd his cd’s and watch his concerts. His voice is one of the greatest I have ever heard.

  51. Sonia Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:37 am

    Clay stole the show!. The highlight of the finale. Don’t care for the AI5 finalist. Never voted since Clay. He is still the best of all AI contestants. Love the hair. Can’t wait for his album. Go Clay!!!!

  52. Pamela Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Guys, after Clays performance as a mother of a teenager who thought she’d outgrew clay, Her comment was, I hope guys look like that where I go to collage, My responce was, your to young but He’s gained a fan in me WOW!!!!! What a voice and the LOOKS dont hurt eather . This cant be the same guy on the CD my daughter has. The New LOOK is one you should KEEP !

  53. Pamela Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:45 am

    Guys, after Clays performance as a mother of a teenager who thought she’d outgrew clay, Her comment was, I hope guys look like that where I go to collage, My responce was, your to young but He’s gained a fan in me WOW!!!!! What a voice and the LOOKS dont hurt eather . This cant be the same guy on the CD my daughter has. The New LOOK is one you should KEEP !

  54. M Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:54 am

    C O L L E G E

    lol

  55. Mary Bell Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:58 am

    If I’m remembering correctly, Clay Aiken was the ONLY performer who was not introduced last evening; everyone saw that coming! He was great- it was my favorite memory of the show

  56. Ili Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:05 am

    What a great surprise to see CLAY. This was the best part of the show. I miss seeing him perform. He has the best voice. .

  57. LCR Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:09 am

    I was totally blown away with the Clay’s new look!!! WOW!!! I love the new look!!!

  58. IMawilburd Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:17 am

    wasn’t a big fan of Clay before… now no killing Me… was because just didn’t watch much because didn’t have DVR, what is reallly funny is was like.. wait thats clay… werid doesn’t look like him and didn’t dawn on Me untill I saw the pictures on the web with him in the blond highlighted hair, OMG I will have to admit, He looks SOOO much better and yes more meture with the fully brown, gives him a more saultry and mature, and .. hmm a true star not so I was a kid that was ameriacan Idol teeny boper.. Major improvment and yes hte boy can SING

  59. Terri Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:24 am

    I think Clay and Michael make a great couple. Clay finally met the man of his dreams. Lets just hope no tape surfaces of them two, like Clay’s other men.

  60. Samie Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:25 am

    I thought Clay didn’t need American Idol anymore? Or atleast his fans try to reassure themselves that.

  61. sjwh1taker Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:42 am

    I was totally mesmerized by Clay’s new look-sexy and hot and mature! His voice is beyond compare-made me rush to find websites with new info-hoping to buy all of his cd’s and can’t wait for the new one to be released this year! Absolutely the Best Performance on AI this year!

  62. JS Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:42 am

    Well, to me it looked like Clay Aiken won American Idol 5! HE STOLE THE SHOW! As always he took my breath away with his pipes of perfection and his graciousness towards Micheal Sandecki!! To me Clay has always been HOT , but man last night he was UBER HOT!
    Clay is one class act and a phenominal SUPERSTAR! He didn’t even need an introduction , the crowd was eating him up !
    Clay just ooooooozes the “IT” factor ! Can’t wait for his CD to be here !

  63. hveiemfkan Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:44 am

    Clay was super hawt! its like a little emo clay. i luv it!

  64. alyssa Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:45 am

    loved clay so much, he’s so hott!!!!

  65. JS Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:46 am

    Teri: Clay Aiken may NOT have needed American Idol , but by the looks of ever other celebrity’s performance , AMERICAN IDOL NEEDED CLAY AIKEN!!

  66. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I didn’t recognize Clay at first. What a difference!! He looked and sounded fantastic!! Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me is one of my favorite songs, too. Great choice!!

  67. Ixt Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:59 am

    I think Clay looked fantastic and sounded even better.

    Yet, I can’t help but notice the irony of him having a “come back” on AI after the many reports of him trying to distance himself from them. Now that he needs to play it safe…humble pie?

    I still wish Clay the best.

  68. Sabrina Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:07 am

    no one in all american idol history will every be as good a singer as Clay Aiken.

  69. Melody McFall Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:12 am

    There is no mistakenthis is our Clay Aiken!!

    Stunning, professional, and always a part of some surprise!!

    How can you not be drawn to that!

  70. Stella Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:19 am

    Hey, I loved his new hair cut, or should I say, Lack OF a CUT! Hee Hee…..It was sooooo funny! I wondered where he had been. great seeing him!

    I read in a post above something about Terri’s book, and the poster stated that American Idol needed him, not the other way around.

    I just finished reading a wonderful book called, Out of the Blue Clay It Forward. It was the best book that I have ever read about Clay! WOW! I bought it off eBay. So positive and uplifting! I recommend it to anyone who loves Clay! This book will only make you love him more! The writer is awesome. Think her name is Jenny or something. But worth the read!

  71. Roxan Bissember Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:24 am

    I was so excited to see Clay on AI I actually cried. He looked so hot and did an awesome job with the song. He is the best ever and always always always my fvorite. GO CLAY

  72. Sandy Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:24 am

    Read the book Out Of The Blue as well. Totally agree! It was wonderful. Great writer. Great stories written by fans that were all friends of the writer.

    I have never laughed so much as i did last night when that guy saw Clay. Funny. Very funny.

    Glad he is back!

  73. Tina Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:28 am

    yea, the show was great. the author who wrote the book, out of the blue is named jeanne holliman.

    great book!

    go clay! yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    we need clack and bad….get that cd out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Dee Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:32 am

    Clay Alkens looked great. I laughed so much. I’m at work and i’m still laughing. I always felt that Clay should had won AI. Last night, what was up with Toni Braxton? Was she too sexy and weird to sing?

  75. AP Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:33 am

    Clay is still the best. I look forward to the new album. There is not question that he was the star last night. Love the new look! Clay rocks!!!!

  76. meeshell Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Clay proved that he is the ultimate American Idol, even without having won season 2. He sounded great, better than anyone else last night. I love the new hairdo, but needs to clip a little bit so we can see those gorgeous green eyes. The man is so sexily HOT. Now where’s that new CD you’ve been promising us????

  77. sandra Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:46 am

    That was priceless, the look on that poor fella,s face could only compare to the look on mine as I kept repeating “IS,s CLAY AIKEN”. I thought Mr. Aiken looked great and sounded wonderfull.

  78. Judy C Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:58 am

    Seeing Clay was great and he sounded great as usual!! He needed NO introduction…the audience went wild when he came on. Hate the hair but if he likes it that’s OK. Toni Braxton was awful…Taylor saved both her and the song. Taylor is a deserving winner who will be as popular as Clay.

  79. Rene Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    You Claymates are really scary. You view this guy (who can’t even perform original material)like he’s the second coming or something. Everyone else I’ve talked to, let’s say normal people, thought the whole Clay thing was creepy, gay and just plain laughable.

  80. Judy Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:40 pm

    I loved this segment of the program. It was too funny! Wonderful to see & hear Clay again..he looks wonderful and made me all realize how much I missed him!

  81. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with being a gay singer. Elton John and Prince are both gay and yet nobody says anything because, they’re legendary singers. So stop with the “he’s gay, he’s that” crap. The only reason you probably mentioned it was because you’re probably gay ;)

  82. Breanne Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    Wow! It definitely was a surprise to see Clay last night! I’ll tell you what, if I’d have seen him walking around the streets like that, I wouldn’t have recognized him, even if he were sitting right next to me(unless we started talking and he looked right at me)!I LOVE his hair like that! He really looked great! Cheers!!!

  83. Tammy Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:01 pm

    Reading all this raving and ranting about Clay is like stepping into the twilight zone. That whole segment last night was creepy and Clay Aiken makes my skin crawl. The greatest singer ever?! That’s just ignorant.

  84. Carol Purcell Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    Something about Clay’s performance bothered me last night, so I downloaded the video and watched it closely. It was Clay’s eyes at the beginning. For the first time ever, Clay looked both frightened and sad. I believe he was honestly afraid what might happen — as the show is live, and if the crowd had turned on him, it would have been devestating. And that look of sadness… you can’t miss that look. As the crowd’s appreciation for him became obvious, his confidence improved and a bit of the sadness went away. But I still can’t help but wonder, how could this have happened to this incredibly talented man. Whether he “is” or he “isn’t,” I do not understand how anyone can find pleasure in hurting someone. If you don’t like him, don’t buy his music or attend his concerts. I, for one, find no joy in hurting people — whether I enjoy their talents or approve of their lifestyles.

  85. Ixt Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:15 pm

    Everyone sees what they want to see -and what is on their minds already.

    To me it was great TV moment with the young admiror and impersonator
    being taken by surprise and it was in typical AI fashion.

    Clay looked sharp, was kind and did a great job singing.

    Now for the Claymates…”creepy” is about right, for starters.

  86. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:24 pm

    BWAH! Sad? He was in his element – smiling and sparkly eyed. He’s a prankster and he looked like he was having fun. The audience loved him!

  87. Brenda J.Messer Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    I’d like to thank the “clayreport.com ” I wouldn’t have known about Clay’s appearance
    on AI5 if it wasn’t for the info.
    I just loved the segment on Clay and Micheal. I have rewound the tape 25 times just to capture the Clay essence. He is truely “Thee! American Idol.”

  88. kfc Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you, Clay, for being such a class act. In spite of all the rumors, you chose to make Michael’s day one he’ll never forget. Nor will we…

    Nothing anyone will ever say, now or in the future, will change how deeply we feel about you. You are the best thing that ever happened to American Idol and, to the world, as a whole.

    You came quietly onto the stage, looking like a Greek god out of the pages of Harlequin Romance and Gentleman’s Quarterly; what a contrast you presented…Michael as the early you and, yourself, now, the sauve and debonair star with the beautiful face and glorious voice.

    As Shakespeare said: ‘The world is a stage and, we, merely actors upon it….’ Clay, every Shakespearean comedy had clowns in it; so, too, remember, they were there for comedic relief…not to be taken seriously.

    You are absolutely stunning..so absolutely talented..so absolutely classy.

    Life isn’t only about winning awards in your field of interest; it’s about winning in the eyes of God….Can you hear Him clapping???? I certainly can. Beautiful, n’est-ce pas, eh?

  89. Jase K Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    Clay has the best voice i have ever heard… he looks great now too… Clay will always be my
    favorite singer ever. cannot wait till his new CD!

    Love ya CLAY, U r the BEST!!!!!

  90. Codyd Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    I’m not certain, but I actually think that was Chris Gaines who sang! The black suit, hair, nose… yep.. Im certain now. “The Lamb” didnt pan out, Chris is trying for a comeback!

    Truely, a fun bit, way to go Clay!

  91. jojo Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    wow. clay looks a lot diff now. he looks bttr since he put on some weight. does he remind u guys of some one?? its been drivin me crazee, cuz i cant think of who he reminds me of… :) haha… tht poor geeky guy was supposed 2 stop singing… hes gonna b made fun of 4evr…

  92. kim Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    Is it just me, or does Clay look just like Paul Rubens (aka Peewee Herman)?

  93. J. Mann Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    Laughed my head off that the “impersonator” guy just kept on singing. . .he truly thought they wanted him to do a duet with Clay. As if Clay needed the help!
    P.S. – The new haircut has to go!!

  94. Rene Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    I have read so many reviews about the AI finale last night and not one mentions Clay Aiken. It’s hysterical how on this thread they make it sound like Clay stole the show. Clay has the Claymates so brainwashed it’s actually pretty pathetic.

  95. Susanna Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    Clay’s appearance with the most incredible part of the entire show. He came out there, and the audience went wild. There is NO doubt who the real American Idol is, even after three years.

    The winner announcement was anticlimatic. Everyone knew it was Taylor. Katharine was handed a faulty earpiece, and a really horrid song to sing. That sealed the deal right there. They wanted a white male this year.

    Best surprise of the night was Clay. New look, but the same stunning voice and IT factor. He is MOST CERTAINLY not gay. You are grabbing at straws trying to find a flaw. Give it up. He’s a winner in every way.

  96. Dean Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 3:08 pm

    I’m surprised nobody has mentioned the horrably off-key clams that Clay sang near the end of the song. I don’t know if he couldn’t hear well, but I replayed it on my tivo and clay is singing wayyy off the note. It is hard for any good singer to sing it perfect every time but this show is all about examining the vocal performance. I’m just surprised no one else on here noticed. I bet Simon and Randy noticed. And I bet when clay saw nthe tape he was cringing to himself. Not that the whole performance was bad. There were like 3 big notes near the end that he just missed.

  97. Simon's Fan Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    WOW, Clay looks so COOL & sounds so wonderful! Clay is the best!
    The rumor has no merit, the guy is OBSESSED with Clay, even this guy’s family come forward to declare he is insane. What’s a Jerk!

  98. Krysta Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    Wow! That was the BEST season finnale in AI History! Clay himself walked right in and looked like “God why is this guy singing?”
    But I new Clay was gonna be there. :) LUV THE NEW HAIRDUE CLAY!!!!
    I belive he is NOT gay!!!! It was probbly a cry for atteion again.
    I watch the ‘Inposters’ Face over and over again when He saw the one and only Clay! FUNNY I laughed for the rest of the show. Also YAY TAYOLR WON!! I hatted kathriene opps i mean ‘Cat’

    GO CLAY!!!

  99. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    I thought it was the worst AI final ever!! It was loooong and drawn out, boring, they stuck in things they shouldn’t have, put on singers that should have retired 10 years ago, nut jobs that are obesssive fools and I found it pathetic!

  100. Cassie Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    I LOVED IT! That was the best American Idol moment EVER! I like Clay’s hair…I like it both ways. He defintly looked different though:).
    DID YOU SEE MIKE(the impersonater) JUMP 10 FEET HIGH. I STILL CAN’T GET OVER THAT!

  101. Jessica Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 4:00 pm

    That was just AWESOME! and FUNNY!

    I LOVE Clay’s new look! He’s sooo hott! And of course, his vocals are still per-fect! Hopefully, we’ll see more of him in the near future!

    I agree with the person who commented about whether or not he’s gay. (I don’t think he is.) Anyway, it wouldn’t matter! Take Elton John, for example, he’s still a great singer.

  102. Francie Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    Jessica, Great way of looking at it!!!
    That said, I think Clay is the best thing to happen to the music world in a LONG time. Love the hair, love the voice, love the man!!

  103. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 4:07 pm

    If that Michael Sandecki would have shut up for a bit so we could actually hear Clay sing. Half the times all I could hear was that half-wit trying to keep up with Clay.

    Clay – You Rock!

  104. Laura Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    Clay rises to the top again! What a surprise to see him, and a great one at that. Clay’s definitely got the IT factor. He did a great job last night, and his voice is still AWESOME. Bring it on, Clay!

  105. Kristen Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    OMG!! clay looked so hott last nite! i love his new look!

    i wish you luck Taylor in all you do!

  106. K Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    clay looked so HOt!

  107. Coral Martinez Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    I loved that part of the show! It was hilarious. Clay Aiken my gosh! Hes hot! His hair looked fantastic and he is such a good man for singing with that dude.I love you Clay Aiken!!! Cant wait for the new album! I’ll be the first one to buy it!

  108. Sally Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    Clay looked like Paul Rubens on a bad night. Yikes. He can sing.

  109. Susan Martin Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:26 pm

    I didnt like how Clay didnt have his words down..as he walked out, he was so stunned by the reaction of this impersonator, that he forgot where he was in the song and good thing he was able to play catch up. Am I the only one who noticed this? I also think his hair lookes stupid and gay as hell…he needs to come out of the closet once and for all

  110. wasasinger Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    Clay looks like a freakish KD Lang now. I used to be a fan until he exposed himself on the on the internet. What was he thinking, it could have been an underage kid he showed his naked body too.

  111. Beverly Shientag-Betts Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    Clay Aiken is still the most talented singer AI has every had. Forget the gossip. Talent and Clay still rule! Whatever road he chooses to fulfill his dreams, may he always remember his humble beginnings, stay true to himself, and enjoy his deserved success! He looked different — but fabulous — more mature, but with the same Clay smile that we all love!

  112. Beverly Shientag-Betts Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    Clay Aiken is still the most talented singer AI has ever had. Forget the gossip. Talent and Clay still rule! Whatever road he chooses to fulfill his dreams, may he always remember his humble beginnings, stay true to himself, and enjoy his deserved success! He looked different — but fabulous — more mature, but with the same Clay smile that we all love!

  113. Pat Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    I wasn’t sure it was Clay. I was yelling what did they do to your hair, that I didn’t know what he sang. I was so shocked at the hair, but I went back 10 times and looked at the tape, and I like his hair now . I love him. I don’t care how he looks.

  114. Melissa Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    I knew once Ryan asked him to sing the song, and that he won the award for the impersination, that Clay would be there. He was on American Idol and what would the show be if they had his impersinator and not him? Altho i was surprised he dyed his hair! He looks hot!! altho he always did!

  115. phyllis Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    It was so great to see Clay last night. I have missed seeing him and am anxious for his new cd. His face was filled out and he looked sophisticated and classy. I am glad he’s back after a tough year of lies. He looked mature and in charge. Go Clay!!!!
    http://www.marquisgems.com

  116. Jenny Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 6:39 pm

    OMG! What a performance…and the new HAIR, gosh! *THUD* This moment I will always remember! Clay was the winner of the night in my opinion, it’s sooo good to have him back! // Jen from Sweden

  117. Jen Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    The whole essence of American Idol was on that stage at that moment. The phenomenally good singer and the horribly bad singer–and how the show can make a star of either one. I loved that!
    A great watercooler moment in TV history.

    And Clay’s new look is HOT! I’d do him in a NY minute!

  118. amanda Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    omgomgomg! i didnt watch american idol from the 1st season and OH! IM SO MAD THAT I DIDNT! cause if i watched it then i woulda watched season 2 with Clay Aikens… i didnt know who he was. but when he sang, it was like a dream come true… i searched him up on google… he was a REALLY big nerd b4, but now… HOT HOT HOT. oooh and something else… he looks like mig ayesa with that haircut…. :D:D:D:D I LOVE CLAY!

  119. Carol Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    Clay had a problem with his mike at the beginning, but being the pro he is, fell right in with the song immediately as it was fixed. He’s got the best voice on the planet and the glory notes again were fabulous. He is such a good sport to go along with that hilarious routine. It was too adorable. Clay looked great, and seemed to relax after a minute. Remember this was his first live performance in about six months–and out in front of about a zillion people. Altho I admit it took me 5 replays of my tivo, but now I’m in love with the new look. He never fails to surprise. I just want the bangs a bit shorter so we can see those beautiful sexy green eyes. He’s too hot! I’m so hooked on this guy. Wait for the hoopla when the new CD hits, he’ll be everywhere. All the news channels are already carrying Clay’s appearance as much as Taylor’s win.

  120. Carol Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    to wasasinger: Don’t be a fool and believe what you read in a rag like the Enquirer — it’s all trash to sell papers. And that internet photo was already proven to be a forgery. Some jerk trying to ruin Clay’s good name. But it won’t work. We all know that Clay is a sweet, religious, southern gentleman and all around nice guy.

  121. Sophorn Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 7:51 pm

    When I saw the door open behind Michael Sandecki, I held my breath and waited…YES!! it’s CLAY!! HE is AWESUM! his eyes, his smile and that VOICE…sigh…I fell in luv w/him all over again.

  122. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    Simon himself said once that Clay was very good for AI. He never said that about anyone else. Clay rocks!

  123. Rebecca Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    omg clay aiken was soo hot last night i diddnt really think so b4 but now i do…he is soo hott with longer hair!!!!!!!!!

  124. amanda Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:10 pm

    My husband had to tell me who that was. I had noooo clue it was clay. I’ll be honest with you, i have never been that much of a fan. But lastnight made me a fan. I have always liked his singing , just not his look. Clay you made a lot of fans happy and even none fans happy. Good for you . Keep the look up handsome. I think you looked HOT!

  125. Jogar Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    That hairstyle convinced me that Clay is truly a faggot. I’m no longer a fan of his.

  126. Susan B. Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    OMG, Clay is the BEST!!!!! Didn’t recognize him at first when he came out on stage (thought he was Paul McCartney-WOO HOO-Love him too)but there’s no mistaking that wonderful voice of Clay’s!! I’ve seen him 3 times in concert and just wish it was 30 times. It’s comparable to watching a Nascar race on TV or really being there to “feel” the engines rev up. There’s just the great feeling of experiencing the concert that is priceless!
    As for the tabloid lies that have been told, the pics that have been photoshopped, and the people who have tried to ruin Clay’s good name, it didn’t work because we still love Clay and are fans forever. Go Clay, You Are Hot, and Love The Hair!!

  127. Kathy Midkiff Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    I loved Clay and his voice but not his look. I found him creepy also, I think he looked like Micheal Fox. But his voice was great and it made me cry! I knew it was him when he came out, I think I heard a rumor somewhere and just knew what would happen. It was the highlight of the show for me. I was never a real Clay fan but I am now. I never cared gay or straight for anyone but Clay’s voice and performance won me over. I hope nothing but the best for him and all Idol contestants.

  128. elizabeth Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:56 pm

    Clay Aiken looked so HAWT! That hair just shows off that gorgeous face…and I can’t believe what a singer he is. I loved it. He stole the show.

  129. Steph Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    Clay peformed THE BEST! IT made my day seeing him sing. HIS NEW LOOK is hot. I wish people would stop with the rumors about him. It shouldn’t matter. He’s a great signer and everyone should agree.
    BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!

  130. ANGIE&FAMILY Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:25 pm

    I HAVE ALWAY LIKE CLAY AIKEN I WOULD HAVE LOVED IF HE WAS THE WINER IN THE AMERICAN IDOL#3,I dont think he is doing to be bad being the runner up**I THINK HE IS VERY VERY GOOD*NO*(GREAT).
    *BUT NOW HE IS *HOT*… the best part of the show for me was when he came OUT we all was so happy and crying,cause we love him and the best thing is that we have cox”s D-box SO WE CAN WATCHING it over&over (just that part ) but i do like to say WE LOVE kelly C AMERICA IDOL-1 and CLAY AIKEN-3 ARE VERY GOOD AND MY FAV OF ALL TIMES , THIS YEAR MY FAV ARE CHRIS D*ELLIOTT Y* KATHARINE M* TAYLOR H!!
    BUT ANY WAY
    CLAY AIKEN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ,, WE ALL LOVE HERE IN OKL YOUR GETTING HOT **YOU MAKE US CRY** WITH ARE WITH YOU STILL LOVE YOUR VOICE

  131. AJ Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:29 pm

    Clay looked so hot. I love his hair x35414546

  132. Ceres Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:44 pm

    I absolutely was surprised by CLAY AIKEN’s new look! Im not a huge fan (though i think he has a great voice) but when I saw him go out the stage… I just couldn’t believe it was him and how HOT he looked!!! I LOVE THE HAIR!!! It suits him a lot! It brings out his eyes beautifully!!

  133. Kate Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    It matters now whether Clay is gay or straight; it matters not whether his hair is dark or light, spikey or long; what mattters is he is an incredibly talented man with a voice that will never be duplicated. He may not have “won” AI his year but he has won the hearts of his fans. I may be old enough to be his mother but I can appreciate talent when I hear it — and Clay has it. Kelly Clarkson has it too. The rest will fade into oblivion but Clay and Kelly will keep AI alive in the music world with their incredible talent. No, Clay doesn’t NEED AI but he’s too much a gentleman to forget his roots — people, this is what they mean by the term “A class act”. Good wishes to you Clay — you deserve all the happiness in the world.

  134. kfc Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 12:24 am

    Congratulations, Michael, for being a true Clay fan. You did yourself proud. In all honesty, you really can’t sing,hon’, but , your opening line was priceless….you sang it perfectly…

    Don’t take to heart all the off-handed comments that have been made about you. You are far above all the detractors that have been posting untruths for close to five monts now. Your joyousness is refreshing; your unbounded devotion to Clay, priceless.

    You said it all for all of us, last night…just with the light in your eyes and the goodness in your heart.

    No, you can’t sing, Michael..but that doesn’t matter…beauty, truth and kindness will always be listened to…Clay will sing the words for you and for the rest of us who can’t always be heard in the din of the naysayers of the world.

    Thanks , Michael, for showing us the beauty of pure joy.

  135. Carmen Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 12:35 am

    I started crying when I eventually realised it was Clay. His hair makes him look so much more suave and sexy. I still tear up when I watch the clip.
    This was a great way to remind everyone how much we all actually love him. His new album is so going to sell. Especially if they smack a nice big piccy of him sleeping on a velvety red couch on the front. (I don’t know, I just like the thought of that)

  136. Jud Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 1:13 am

    I’m pleasantly surprised how many like/love Clay’s new hair style! I absolutely ADORE Clay, and think he’s the best AI has ever produced, but did NOT care for the hair last night. I was SOOO excited to see him there, tho, and just wish Ryan could have stuck a sock in the kid’s mouth as soon as Clay came out, so we could have enjoyed his beautiful voice! Thought the ‘gag’ was clever, tho! But no matter the hairstyle, Clay’s THE BEST!

  137. Krysta Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 5:17 am

    They shut the other guys mic when clay started to sing!

  138. paul Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 7:29 am

    Clay LOOKED and SOUNDED GREAT just seeing him again brought me to tears. “REALLY”

  139. SARA Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 8:39 am

    O WOW CLAY AIKEN!!! I NEVER THOUGHT IDE BE IN LOVE WITH A GAY GUY HES LOOKIN REAL NICE DOES ANY BODY KNOW IF HES GAY OR NOT I CANT REALLLY TELL BUT I NEVER LIKED HIM BEFORE BUT AFTER LAST NITE OMG I DIDNT EVEN RECEGNIZE HIM WOW LUV HIM BUNCHES

  140. Eve Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 9:22 am

    I have never stopped believing in CLAY’s MAGICAL VOICE however, the “shocking happiness” that i saw from MICHAEL brought me to tears that night especially how CLAY smiled at him despite the joke.That was a PRECIOUS SURPRISE MOMENT for Michael Sandecki who tried to be CLAY AIKEN,the American Idol in its truest sense of the title. Most of us who have strongly supported him since AI2 had never stopped loving him and we missed him so much on TV and OMG! i almost fell off my bed when i saw him with that HOT and SEXY LOOKS! GREAT HAIRSTYLE! A REVOLUTIONIZED CLAY AIKEN!Whoever from AI MANAGEMENT thought of this BIG SURPRISE, YOU’RE a GENIUS! I remember this best saying that the BEST PART OF BEING A GENIUS IS TO BE QUIET! THANKS SO MUCH AMERICAN IDOL and MORE POWER TO THE NUMBER ONE REALITY TV SHOW IN AMERICA, CONGRATULATIONS TO TAYLOR HICKS!

  141. =) Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 9:53 am

    not a claymate… but i can honestly say his new look is soooo hot.

    and assholes— he’s not f***ing gay >=\

  142. Lynda452 Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 11:13 am

    I LOOOOVVVVEEEDDD Clay’s new haircut!!! He looked sooooooo HOT!! And he looked like he put on some weight (in a good way).

    I dunno and don care if he’s gay or not coz he’s a great singer (the best from AI after kelly clarkson)…but if he is…aaww…wat a pity for those of us dreaming to marry him! Hehe!

  143. Melodey Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    Clay is so hotttttttt! His new hair cut makes him very sexy!

  144. Catawba Girl Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    So glad to see all the POSITIVE comments about Clay after all the tabloid craps and bad jokes.
    Whatever his lifestyle is, it is HIS BUSINESS! His fans of his music want to hear him sing, and he certainly accomplished a about-face on AI Wed. nite….I love his vocal talent and look forward to hearing more from him in the next months to come.
    The look is different, but I like it because it is mature and professional, which is the direction Clay is heading now.
    Good luck Clay and God bless from one of your mature, Special Education Teacher fans…MLB

  145. jojo Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 3:41 pm

    i dunno… i cant place who he reminds me of… its drivim me crazy… it might b the guy on the atkins infomercials…. lol

  146. Kathy Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    Clay has always, always been a gracious performer and the finale was no exception. He came there to give Michael a great surprise…a duet with a star. Clay has always been the “geek” that had compassion for others. Please let’s remember how Clay lives his life…remember the Bubel-Aiken Foundation.

  147. Kathy Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    Clay has always, always been a gracious performer and the finale was no exception. He came there to give Michael a great surprise…a duet with a star. Clay has always been the “geek” that had compassion for others. Please let’s remember how Clay lives his life…remember the Bubel-Aiken Foundation.

  148. Marjorie Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    are you people MAD? CLay Aiken is a scary man. Great voice, but would NEVER be considered HOT by any means. His hair was an improvement over that god awful mess he used to have, but it does look better now. As for the people that “don’t believe” he’s gay. Get over it. He is. and he’s a big ole hypocrite for saying “i’m not gay, I’m a Christian”. Well he’s been busted on several occasions, and the proof is all over the place. so get over it.

  149. Sonia Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    To Marjorie:
    What’s the deal? Why are you so upset? Gay or straight,who cares?We love the man, the voice and the talent. Clay doesn’t have to prove his sexuality to anybody. It’s nobody’s business but his own. I don’t understand why do people takes pleasure in putting other people down. Nobody’s perfect, everyone has flaws.One of my views is, if you don’t have anything better to say, don’t say it. If you can’t say anything positive, then don’t. Keep it to yourself. Clay’s fan are his own and he’s not forcing you or any one to like him. I am pretty sure that you idolized somebody and I am pretty sure you don’t like it when people are trashing your idol. We feel the same way.

  150. Trisha Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    I loved Clay! He was so HOT!

  151. jojo Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 9:52 pm

    hmmm… still thinking….

  152. Candy Jones Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 10:05 pm

    It is just so hard to believe that is Clay in the webcam & what ever they call “proof”. He is a very smart guy,why would he jeopardize himself for some cheap sex when all those past years he wasnt even sexually active as he said.And he wasnt popular then and nothing to lose. But say he is really gay. It is his right if he doesnt want to be outed. This evil people tried to ruin him and it didnt work. Time to give up and leaveClay alone.

  153. Niki Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 10:23 pm

    Clay was awesome. Def. the best part of the show. Loving the hair… 2003 season was fixed he should have won

  154. Duro Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 12:11 am

    Clay Aiken looked so HOT!!! I love his hair. I never really liked him before, but now… WOW! His voice sounds good too. I think that was the best part of the finale. I just can’t get over how he performed. He acted so cute, and I LOVED the hair. I’ve replayed that part so many times. Slowly I have become a fan of his. To me, it doesn’t matter if he’s gay or staight. Whatever he decides, I will still support him, because that is what a fan does.

  155. jac mcclain Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 12:40 am

    Get Simon out of there. Granted, some contestants have no talent. But he is rude, crude, and dehumanizing (is that a word?). Nobody deserves that:( Ever heard of constructive criticism?
    I watched this show 3X when it started. I had to quit. He made me sick.

  156. Krystle Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 1:48 am

    Oh my gosh I’m so glad I’m not the only one! Heck yes Clay looked frickin’ hot. Too hot for his own dang good. The hair was awesome… and those eyes! Give me a moment while I swoon. Not to mention the fact that he sang like an angel. I’m so glad I recorded the finale. I LOVE CLAY!!!

  157. Carmen Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 5:51 am

    *twitch* People who come here to bitch about Clay are idiots. For the last time, he is NOT gay, the photos have already been proven to be forged and photoshopped. And does he look or sound gay to you, huh? You can tell if someone is gay. Take Michael Sandecki for example.
    But Clay rocks. I’d wondered why he’d gone for two years. He just pretty much faded off the music scene, but now he’s back, yay! And even hotter than before. What a great way to announce his metamorphosis, in front of 40 million people.

  158. Christa Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 9:25 am

    I was a Chris fan. I was happy that Kat and Taylor made it to the finals. Some of the Idols were stars! Paris was better than Al J. Mary J. Blige blew Elliot off the stage!!! Meatloaf was terrible but Kat was good. Prince was not as great as some say.
    Ryan, Prince, Elliot, It was like a short person convention. The greatest moment of the night was,
    when Clay Aiken came out. His comedy time was great with his Jack Benny looks at the wannabee look not a like. I thought Aikens new look was hot looking. The most important thing about Aiken is, this Guy is a SUPERSTAR. He really has something special. The world just needs to give him a chance. He just has it. I sound like a fan but I’m just an observer. The other thing that was fun to watch was, Taylor winning. It didn’t matter who won. They were both good.
    Congrats to the new idols.

  159. pink fopla Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 10:00 am

    i didn’t get to see clay when he was on ai . but i knew about him . that was so cute but eww lose the hair quick!lol i thought that poor kid would have a heart attack too cute . loved it .

  160. Patti Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 10:30 am

    nah, he’s not gay. He’s said that he isn’t in a few interviews. I guess some people have to hear it a zillion times to believe it. The rag pics were proven fake. nuf said. What did he do with his hair? At first I didn’t like it, but now I think it’s hot! He looks yummy! The Clay part of the show was hysterically FUNNY! He’s the best singer! I can’t wait for his cd!!!

  161. Daisy Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 11:47 am

    That was one perfect comedic timing they did with Clay and Michael and will go down in history as one of the funniest in TV Reality history. When Clay came out I thought OMG! Is that Clay? I jumped from my seat and looked close to the TV. He is HOT and is the best talent AI had churned out . He just got IT! If he were not why would they let him be on that finale instead of the other season winners. That tells us he is the most successful (aside fro Kelly) among all of them. I didn’t care who won that night because they let Elliot. Showing Mr. Clay that night made that show just awesome!

  162. Stephanie Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    EVERYTIME I watch that clip my heart skips a BEAT! He’s got such an AMAZING voice…and a new great look to booot! Clay is a remarkable singer, he’s a nice guy and doing that for one of his clearly big fans, was one of the nicests unselfish things to do. GREAT PERFORMANCE!IT WAS THE BEST PART OF THE SHOW!

  163. Nikona Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    WOW!!!!
    Clays new look is so awsome and he sings perfect. He has the cuitest smile and thats what stood out the most.

  164. Nikona Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    That was the funniest thing i have ever sean. i watched it Over and over again and clays hair looked so good. he sings perfect and he has the cuitest smile ever it stood out the most

  165. Polly Anna Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    Clay Aiken is a SuperStar! After 6 tours in 3 years and hosting two TV C’mas Specials, he commands the stage, as evidenced by Wed. night’s performance. AIn a brilliant move, all those “Golden Idol” awards were leading up to his appearance. With no promotion, no introduction, not a word spoken; yet everyone knew who he was! The screams could not be denied, and as Michael said on the Today Show, he thought they were screaming for him. But alas! It was Clay who rec’d the standing O! That’s Star power!

    My inbox is full of Yahoo Alerts from newspapers across the country, each mentioning Clay’s appearance and his hair, as the best or funniest moment of the finale, or in TV history. (Haters be damned!) Every entertainment show or talk show has mentioned Clay; from Kimmel, Leno, ET., Extra, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Insider, Showbiz Tonight, MSNBC, the Today show, the Early show, Regis and Kelly, The View, etc. You can’t beat the buzzz!

    I love Clay just the way he is and wherever his career takes him, I will always be his fan. He’s a wonderful human being, humanitarian and philanthropist, as well as a super talented singer. Can’t wait for the new CD!!

  166. Carol Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    To Kathy: I refer to your claim that proof of Clay being gay is all over the place. Yeah right, like in that rag, the Enquirer, who pays some slimeball guy trying to promote a porno film spoofing American Idol. And internet photos already proven to be fake. And then other articles that just refer back to the Enquirer article. This is way old news — already rejected as BS. Do you rely on crap like that as proof. You are one naive ignorant person if you do. How would you feel if someone started bashing a family member, and you knew that if you even acknowledged it, you were giving it credence. I feel for Clay — he’s going to have to put up with this throughout his career. But he’s a bigger man than to respond. Wish he would, but he’s smarter than that! His talent will overrule all the bad stuff said about him. What the hell does he have to do to prove he likes girls–get someone pregnant! That’s not Clay! I heard that Ace’s dad was defending that he wasn’t gay a few months ago. Same with Tom Cruise & Brad Pitt. And I even saw an article today asking if Taylor was gay. Clay’s in good company. I guess the world is gay! I know am — very gay (as in happy or ecstatic) when I see Clay or hear him sing!

  167. Ash Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    Man, what happened? Clay wasn’t that hot last time I saw him!

  168. Jen Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 7:28 pm

    Bravo to Taylor to win the AI5 title.

    The best moment was when Clay was on, sure he is the best singer do come from the show.

    Kelly and Carrie too.

    Go Clay cannot wait to buy your CD.

    You are HOT HOT HOT.

  169. Audrey Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! That was the funniest TV moment in many years. I’ve never been a Clay Aiken fan because I thought he was a reality show joke, but that guy can really sing, and he looks great, too! I’ve already ordered his two CDs online and hope to catch a live show sometime in the near future.

  170. Deanne Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    In response to “Sally” who commented that Clay did not have the words to the song down when he first came on to the stage. I don’t think this was the case. Clay did not start to sing until the impersonator turned around and saw Clay behind him. Until then, the whole point was for Clay to be silent and sneak up on the guy. Well when the guy saw Clay, he freaked out! Ryan Seacrest mentioned on Larry King LIve that he had to run up behind the guy and catch him because they thought he was going to pass out on live tv! If you watch the tape back, you will see Ryan’s hands catching the guys back. This was all taking place right when Clay lifted the microphone to sing his opening line of the song. Clay was watching all of this happen right in front of him, and I think that he was just being respectful enough to make sure that the guy was ok before he started to sing. As soon as Clay was sure that the guy was not going to hit the floor, he went right into the song.

  171. Anonymous Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 9:52 pm

    Clay wore a wig… LMAO

  172. Denise Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    I am almost 60 years old and had been dismayed by the recent rumors I discovered on the Internet, when I was trying to see if Clay had put out a new CD. It was upsetting to hear that RCA was cancelling his contract because of the allegations made. I personally don’t think that Clay is stupid enough to have pulled a stunt like that and jeopardize his career. Regardless, even if he did diplay poor judgement, he is still my favorite idol.

    Someone above mentioned his dyeing his hair. How fast you forget that he is a redhead; his prior new looks were a creation of the Hollywood stylists (they must have been on a kick that year, because several people seemd to emulate Ryan Seacrest’s haistyle.) I personally liked his new, more mature look. It was good to see a little fullness and maturity in his face. Granted, the bangs could be modified to allow us to see his beautoful eyes. At any rate, I hope that Clay will soon resume recording an album of songs of his choosing. My son has downloaded several songs for me, so I have my own customized CD. I hope people will put aside all this negative publicity. I listened to the guest performers on AI’s finale, and not one could hold a candle to Clay. (Although Dionne Warwick is truly a legend and sounded and looked great.) Did anyone else think that Toni Braxton did not look like whe was actually singing? Her mouth just did not seem to be singing with the lyrics.

    At any rate, in summary, hold your head up, Clay, and please continue to bless us with your beautiful voice;and PLEASE make sure that thr mixing on your next CH allows you to sing withou competing with an overbearing soundtrack!

  173. Jeanne Says:
    May 28th, 2006 at 3:30 am

    The highlight of American Idol 5 was definely the reappearace of Clay Aiken. The Skip between the fan Michael and Clay was too funny. Clay look Great, His new hair do is so growing on me. I keep watching the skip over and over again. I can’t get enought of Clay. Clay definely have the best Voice in American Idol History. His Voice is powerful, beautiful and effortless when he sings. I just Love this Man.
    Taylor Hicks voice is no comparison to Clay’s huge voice and Looks. I wonder if Taylor’s going to make it in this business?

  174. Vickie Says:
    May 28th, 2006 at 8:52 am

    The response is not coming just from Clay’s fans. It’s coming from the media and non-fans(some of them FORMER non-fans.) Membership at the Official Fan Club is up, and new names are popping up at clayaiken.com.

    Sales of all his CDs, including his Christmas CD, and his Christmas DVD and his book are all up at Amazon.

    Blog mentions are WAAAAY up. Yahoo searches are up. This is not just the die-hard fans.

    And, BTW, not all the fans like the new look. It is a mixed reaction, but the majority is positive.

    Personally, I love it. Every time I watch it, I can’t help grinning. He was such a class act, and he treated Michael with respect and had fun with it.

    Some people just can’t accept that Clay is the real deal.

  175. Vickie Says:
    May 28th, 2006 at 8:54 am

    The response is not coming just from Clay’s fans. It’s coming from the media and non-fans(some of them FORMER non-fans.) Membership at the Official Fan Club is up, and new names are popping up at clayaiken.com.

    Sales of all his CDs, including his Christmas CD, and his Christmas DVD and his book are all up at Amazon.

    Blog mentions are WAAAAY up. Yahoo searches are up. This is not just the die-hard fans.

    And, BTW, not all the fans like the new look. It is a mixed reaction, but the majority is positive.

    Personally, I love it. Every time I watch it, I can’t help grinning. He was such a class act, and he treated Michael with respect and had fun with it.

    Some people just can’t accept that Clay is the real deal.

  176. ayla Says:
    May 28th, 2006 at 5:52 pm

    CLAY LOOKED SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOT TONITE!!!!!!!!! I LOVE HIS NEW DO AND IT MAKES HIM LOOK HOT!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE U CLAY!!!!!!

  177. sara Says:
    May 28th, 2006 at 9:26 pm

    The preformance was so memorable!!!!!!!!!!!! clay…LOVE THE NEW LOOK!!!!!!!!!!

  178. Misty Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 12:22 am

    I thought Clay’s performance was amazing… he showed grace, dignity, and humility while on stage. He gave Michael a memory that will last a life time.
    Clay is the best performer to come out of AI – “Idol found… game over!”

    Clay… I LOVE your new look! It’s so s-e-x-y!! YOU ROCK!!!

  179. kristen Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 12:40 am

    wow! Clay Aiken looked sooo hot with his new haircut! He sure can sing too!

  180. Vicki Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 7:52 am

    Besides Taylor Hicks becoming the next American Idol, the highlight of th show for me was when Clay Aiken came out on stage with Michael, the impersonator. I thought Michael must be on cloud 9 now. He’s a funny character. But when Clay came out….I didn’t know it was him and after a minute my jaw dropped. His new look is so great! Good for you Clay! Everyone comes out of their shell at some time and I’m glad good things are happening for you! You made me happy to see and hear you but you sure did make a memorable moment in Michael’s life that I’m sure he will cherish. I still watch that clip off and on and when I want to laugh and cry! Best Wishes Always….and oh yeah North Carolina is the best!

  181. emily Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    HE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO H-O-T HOT I CANT GET OVER HOW STUNNINGLY HOT HE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  182. Lola Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    CLAY, YOU MAKE AMERICAN IDOL PROUD. YOU ARE CLASSY, YOU ARE TALENTED AND YOU WALK TALL.
    I did not recognize you when the stage first opened up, but when I saw that tall confident frame looking about 10 feet tall and heard the first note come out of your mouth, I KNEW IT WAS CLAY AIKEN. MERV GRIFFIN, ONCE SAID, A TRUE ARTIST CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY THEIR VOICE. YOU ARE THE TRUE ARTIST.
    I LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK, WEAR IT PROUDLY AND WITH CONFIDENCE.
    HURRY UP WITH YOUR NEW CD.

  183. Buster Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    Clay looked gayer than ever.At first , I thought he was Pee Wee Herman ..only to find out it was Clay ! Sad! So much attention over this nerd, wow ! Was he singing that song (george michael and elton john) as a way for him to tell us that he’s finally coming out of the closet? Sure looked like it to me.
    So he went from a geek look to a pee wee herman look ? LMAO , good job there Clay! What’s next, you’re tribute to libberachi?

  184. Jada Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 5:53 pm

    OMG drop dead gorgous I

  185. jada Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    he doesn’t look like pee wee herman either

  186. valerie Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    whats wrong with you people? clay looked HORRIFIC!!!! he looked like peewee herman. and his singing was even worst. now mary j. bliege on the other hand, thats what you call singing. you people must be very young to consider clay aiken a real singner. oh, and clay is so gay!!!!!

  187. CQ Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    The Clay Aiken and Micheal Sandecki thing was so funny, my stomach still hurts from laughing at it. The moment was priceless and I hope that someone post the clip of it, so I can re-live the hilarious times.

    Clay Aiken is –[HOT]–, and with that new hair cut, it makes him more irresistible than ever! When’s his next CD coming up? I for sure going to buy it!

    {I’m diagnosed with Clay-itis}

  188. Anonymous Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    American Idol 5 was great! Unfortunately a lot of you are failing to see who the real star was that night. I thought that Michael Sandecki was the real deal. Not only is he good looking but he outsang Clay!! They should have shut off Clay’s microphone and let Michael sing. How much do you want to bet that Michael won’t get a hair cut for a few months? Anyway, peace out and don’t let the sun go down on me.

  189. Anonymous Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    CLAY CLAY CLAY CLAY CLAY you rockssss

  190. Anonymous Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    clay aiken’s new hair do was soooooo hott!! i thought it was a little meana t first to make fun of that guy like that but then when he got to see clay aiken i thought it was fair. clay needs to keep his hair like that cause he is SEXY!!

  191. Anonymous Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    i LOVE!!!!! clay aiken’s new hair. i want to meet him soo bad now!!

  192. Polly Anna Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 1:08 am

    Who would have believed that 5 days later we would still be discussing a minute and a half of TV? That was a great moment!!

    I’ve always thought that AI made a hugh mistake by not using Clay more. He has a ton of fans. But all they can do (the judges) is diss Clay in every interview. Stupid fools.

    I wonder if Simon thinks Clay looks like a pop star yet? Because it doesn’t matter what he thinks. Clay is a star!!

  193. Tootie Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 3:08 am

    Clay Aiken was the highlight of the American Idol final. I forgot how much I love his voice–his new look is HOT!!! Please, a new CD soon!!! Loved the whole show, but Clay–HOT HOT HOT–”born again”!!

  194. Jackie Johnson Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 8:38 am

    That was a GREAT moment on the show! Not as great as TAYLOR HICKS winning, but it was up there. Clay is such a wonderful singer and sooo handsome! We knew that america got it wrong that year that Clay was #2, You can see by the record sales, concert sales, etc… He was the American Idol!! Last year Constantine should have been the American Idol, but he is doing good without the title. This year america FINALLY got it right!!! SOUL PATROL!!! =)

  195. Lola Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Buster, you posted after me and after reading your post, you scare
    me. YOU ARE NOT WRAPPED UP SECURELY. YOU ARE AN ANGRY, JEALOUS PERSON.

    YOU NEED HELP, BIG TIME.

  196. Skitty Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 11:07 am

    CLAY AIKEN IS EMO. My world is now perfect

  197. Rene Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    I just read Buster’s post and it is hilarious. Clay Aiken is so clearly gay. It’s going to be so much fun to see the Claymates all over the boards when he does finally come out. Reading all the posts on this thread about Clay from the Claymates, one would think they had an orgasm. In all honesty, it really is creepy how they don’t see themselves as, well, not normal.

  198. jo Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    JUST TO CLEAR UP SOME FALSE INFO:

    I and hundreds of others have over 20 videos of TV reviews of AI finals – every single one credits Clay Aiken as a/the highlight of the show. It will make annual best lists.

    Off Key? Sorry. Two different versions of all three of Clay’s performances of this song blend together perfectly – the first of which was praised by all, including Simon as fantastic and incredible. On Larry King, Randy praised the latest one.

    Those of us who have attended Clay’s concerts know and recognize Clay’s gestures bringing hundreds of others in to sing with him. He brought Michael into the duet.

    Regarding “internet photos” – those were proven phony and when the instigators were confronted, they didn’t even deny it.

    Clay is fabulous. The hair copies BonJovi and Hugh Jackman, as well as lots of young men of today. It is considered very hot today – ask your hairdresser or barber.

    Jo

  199. Rene Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    Jo, he continues to be the butt of jokes because he is a joke. Get over yourselves.

  200. kaitlyn Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 4:13 pm

    I think that clay akin new hair style is so hot. i have a poster of him on my computer he is soooooooooooooooooooooooo
    hot i really want to meet him so badly.
    i wish i had a thousad copies of his new cd.

  201. kaitlyn Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 4:14 pm

    I think that clay akin new hair style is so hot. i have a poster of him on my computer he is soooooooooooooooooooooooo
    hot i really want to meet him so badly.
    i wish i had a thousad copies of his new cd.

  202. VALERIE Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    THE CREEP, CLAY AIEKEN IS AS GAY AS ELTON JOHN. PLEASE PEOPLE, CLAY HAS ZEROOOOO TALENT.

  203. Sonja Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    To Valerie….have a life! You have no idea of what talent is and if you don’t like Clay, why are you reading this post. Also, what did he do to you to make you so mad or you just hate gay people.

  204. Hallie Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 7:41 pm

    I love you Clay Aiken! I think you are soooo hot with your new look! You stole the show wednesday. I have Teevo and I kept watching Clay over and Over again! CLAY IS MY AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  205. Anonymous Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 8:14 pm

    clay is hot hot hot with that hair
    michael sandecki was so funny i laughed so hard

  206. Bev Says:
    May 31st, 2006 at 9:33 am

    I love Clay Aiken. The young man can sing is ash off and I have been a fan since I first laid my eyes on him AI2. I think the segement with Michael Sandecki and Clay was very touching and enduring. Michael was totally in awe of his idol. Clay was gracius to Michael, as he could have snubbed him really bad. Michael was hilarious singing before he realized all that clapping was for Clay, but he touched my heart as he was truly humble and highly excited as he sang with his “idol”. Michael got my vote for having his 15 minutes of fame.

  207. Marianne Says:
    May 31st, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    I almost couldn’t hear Clay singing, since I was laughing so hard at Michael Sandecki’s reaction. I literally had to hold my stomach and gasp for air, I was laughing so hard. ROFL
    Glad they turned Michael’s mike off though… he was trying so hard to sing with Clay and he just doesn’t have the same quality voice.
    Ok… the hair was weird. Not a fan of the hair.
    ~Marianne

  208. proClay Says:
    May 31st, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    The only thing I remember from the finale was that segment with Clay. Priceless and still the buzz.

    As for the oh-so-manly negative posters, it would have only been a matter of time before you low self-esteem jealous naysayers had to say your piece. What a bunch of losers. You can only bring up the same scandal because you can’t even find anything wrong to say about Clay. Pathetic and sad.

  209. Hayley Says:
    May 31st, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    okay you guys. You really need to stop saying crap about clay. he was ultra good on AI… he stole the show! his looks are HOTTER than EVER. and his voice is amazing!

    I also think that Michael was just having fun up there. He looks up to Clay and had a dream come true when he got to sing onstage with Clay. Stop messing with him. The poor kid just had his dream come true. Hes not going to get that taken away from you all saying crap about him. Just let it go. Clay is hot, and his voice is hotter. He sounds even better than i remember from AI2.
    I’ll admit I was never a very big Clay Fan (I actually voted for Ruben) but after his performance in the finaly, i was hooked.
    Way to go Clay! You just earned yourself another fan.

  210. Hayley Says:
    May 31st, 2006 at 7:26 pm

    OH! and adding to my other comment…

    How many of you can say that you sang on stage live in front of 40 MILLION viewers, and live audience members, with someone as famous as Clay Aiken??

    Ask yourselves that before you keep poking fun at Michael. He has experianced more in 2+ minutes than any of you probably ever will in a lifetime.

  211. zoe Says:
    June 1st, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    i’m so in love with clay

  212. Monica Anderson Says:
    June 1st, 2006 at 5:24 pm

    Let’s face it ladies, there are always going to be people who believe that Clay is gay. What does it matter? He’ll always have us die hard fans who think that when your as talanted as he is and can look beyond what ever his sexual prefrence may be to the kind of PERSON he is, the other stuff doesn’t matter at all. It’s all about being open minded. We are the ones who know he’s hot (no , matter what his hair style), that he’s a great entertainer, and that he genuinely cares about people. You don’t do the type of work he did before AI and not care. I’ve been there. My point is, don’t let them ruffle your feathers. Clay’s the bomb!!!!!!

  213. MaRiLu Says:
    June 2nd, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    Wow!! It was sooo funny! Clay Aiken was great and Micheal Sandeki was great as well!! :) It was soo funny!!

  214. lindalou Says:
    June 2nd, 2006 at 5:57 pm

    It seems the Idol folks have a hard time with Clay’s success. They don’t like to talk about him much and they try their best not to include him, but guess what, the fans say it all when he appears.
    He was so gracious to allow Michael to sing along with him for a bit, shake his hand and acknowledge him as a person. That says it all in my book. Clay’s a genuine A1 star.

  215. kristen weatherford Says:
    June 5th, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    I LOVE YOU CLAY Aiken.Your hair is cute.

  216. EMily Says:
    June 5th, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    I really love his hear!!!!!!!hes not so wierd like a few years ago lol!!!!

  217. Sandy Says:
    June 5th, 2006 at 6:15 pm

    I have to agree with many of the comments concerning the American Idol finale. I was so happy that Taylor won. I really like Taylor a lot. However, I really liked Katharine and Chris as well. The segment with Clay Aiken was the best I have ever seen. I, too, did not know who he was at first. And I replayed it several times before I finally decided I like his hair. I guess change sometimes is hard to take. But, now I’m absolutely in love with it. I cannot begin to tell you the number of times I have watched the part with Clay and Michael. It was very gracious of Clay to go along with this and it did make Michael’s dream come true. How truly kind that was. I have never bought one of Clay’s CD’s but I will now. I’m sorry there are some out there that choose to bash him. I don’t think the other Idol participants would want anyone to do that. Way to go Taylor and Clay!

  218. Kelly Says:
    June 6th, 2006 at 10:11 am

    Prince is not gay. Clay Aiken (I don’t know if he is or not) but he can sing. I don’t know what someone on here meant that the whole performance was gay. All I saw was Clay singing a song. I don’t get what that means.

  219. Kelly Says:
    June 6th, 2006 at 10:12 am

    Prince is not gay. Clay Aiken (I don’t know if he is or not) but he can sing. I don’t know what someone on here meant that the whole performance was gay. All I saw was Clay singing a song. I don’t get what that means.

  220. Kelly Says:
    June 6th, 2006 at 10:13 am

    Prince is not gay. Clay Aiken (I don’t know if he is or not) but he can sing. I don’t know what someone on here meant that the whole performance was gay. All I saw was Clay singing a song. I don’t get what that means.

  221. Kelly Says:
    June 6th, 2006 at 10:13 am

    Prince is not gay. Clay Aiken (I don’t know if he is or not) but he can sing. I don’t know what someone on here meant that the whole performance was gay. All I saw was Clay singing a song. I don’t get what that means.

  222. me Says:
    June 9th, 2006 at 8:55 am

    haha when i saw him enter the stage i was like ‘AHH! THATS CLAY AIKEN, ISN’T IT?’ then i saw an old picture of him in my magazine collection and i was like whoa. i liked the fact that he put on some weight and that he let his hair down. just can’t get enough of his hair. it was also the first time i heard him sing live, and i was impressed!the number of his fans are now one up!

    i wasnt a clay aiken fan before, i just know his name coz of trl and the song invisible being stuck in my head for almost two years now and my bestfriend’s little crush on him, or maybe i tought it was little. well, after we moved out i never heard one word about clay from her until we watched the finals together.

    i scanned their tv and saw a replay of AI5 finale on a mandarin channel. my bestfriend, bless her heart, was hysterical! whacked me in the head with a pillow and all. i was like ‘you still have a crush on him?’ she was like ‘who said it was gone?’ good God! after that she started to do strange things like listen to songs that has anything to do with being in love!

    thought i would rant about clay? nah. i’m not the type of person who puts his or her feelings up in their sleeves. i’d rather keep it to myself.

    oh i almost forgot: congrats to michael sandecki. you don’t know how jealous my bestfriend is of you. you won’t be forgotten. every picture and video of you freaking over clay will circulate around the world wide web for the rest of time. God bless your soul. may the force be with you.

  223. your face Says:
    June 10th, 2006 at 10:55 am

    i dont care what you say; clay aiken is SO SO SO SO SO SO SO hot

    blah.

  224. alyssa taylor Says:
    June 10th, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    clays hair is so hot i love it and him and i laught my a$$ of till the show was over i was suprised by how hot he looked

  225. a close friend who cares for clayton Says:
    June 10th, 2006 at 5:09 pm

    I think Clayton is the most amazing singer that ever lived. He is so nice. He deserves all he gets exept the ‘gay rumers’. I for one know he isn’t gay. I personaly can’t proove how i know and i will not reveal details. But I will say one thing…why would anyone sing “My Girl” and like guys. theres something for you jackbutts who think he’s gay to think about. It’s obiouse if any guys say he’s gay they just want him for themselves. lol I belive it!!!! whomever thinks he’s gay can go f*ck there mama’s. witch in case…they have probaly done that already. F*ck off b$tche*!

  226. Candy Jones Says:
    June 10th, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    With this new hairdo the more the gays want him to be declared so that they can have him. Sorry,westraight women will have him.

  227. ralph nordkap Says:
    June 13th, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    Wow

    I loved that moment on American Idol. That Clay Aiken can sing.
    I thought that kid was going to have a seizure though. You gotta hand it to the kid. He can’t sing but he has good taste.

  228. Victoria Says:
    June 14th, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    Clay Aiken, when he showed up on American Idol5 he was so so so so so HOT!!! After that make over he has become the hotest guy ever to compete on American Idol!

  229. sunchi Says:
    June 15th, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    wow clay looks soo hott at first i didn’t realize it was him until i heard him singing and i was like o crap that’s clay aiken! and Michael Sandecki’s reaction was hilarious i could not stop laughing. and as for clay wow i really love his new look he looks hot!

  230. Suzanne Says:
    June 17th, 2006 at 2:39 am

    Yes, Clay is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, as he has always been. He is beautiful from the inside to the out. And his voice just blows me away. I have been listening to nothing else since October 2003, and I still get goosebumps from his amazing voice. Michael was cute up on the stage, in his excitement at meeting his idol,I know I would have reacted in a similar manner, probably would have had a heart attack!!!!!!! Clay was so sexy. I had people tell me that who aren’t Claymates. I am dying waiting for the next album, checking everyday. Loved, Loved, Loved the performance on AI and anywhere else I catch a glimpse of this man I love so…..

  231. huthut Says:
    June 19th, 2006 at 4:08 pm

    Clay looks so hott. he needed that new look. the spiky hair didnt do anything for his image. He should have won against rubben. I SO LOVE HIS HAIR.

  232. Marbury Says:
    June 20th, 2006 at 8:01 am

    What a gay blade. Finally the truth comes out about Clay!!! I guess he goes for the gung-ho types

  233. Kelly Says:
    June 23rd, 2006 at 6:15 pm

    God….truly that was the highlight of the WHOLE entire show. I mean the poor little guy practacilly falls off the stage…..though i cant blame him…because i think i would have to die if Clay surprised my like that. By the way Clay is So0o0o0o0o0o0o0 HOT….however i must say i do prefer the old look.
    Oh yeah does any body out there have the video of this? if so email me Juicebeverage@alltel.net thanks

  234. fran Says:
    June 24th, 2006 at 9:16 am

    CLAY COULD POSSIBLEY BE THE UGLIEST AND GAYEST AI CONTESTANT

  235. Jade Says:
    June 29th, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    Good Lord, someone needs to slap that ungrateful Micheal Sandeki upside the head (is there anything in that thing anyway??) . He goes on a radio show saying how he frequants gay bars (aids anyone?) look for big black dudes and then he calls Clay Aiken a jerk…..
    Hey Micheal do you not know you would NOT have your 15 min. of fame if it were NOT for Clay Aiken!
    Talk about biting the hand that feeds you ! WHAT A CREEP you are Michael….go crawl back into your hole , or is your head to big for you now??

  236. mo Says:
    July 6th, 2006 at 3:21 pm

    u need aq better pic of clay akin

  237. Mari=) Says:
    July 24th, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    pity huh?? people that say bad things about clay really think that they change our opinions.. haha anyway Clay has THE best voice I´ve ever heard in all AI and because of that he has been the most succesfull male singer from all the contestants…CLAY ALL THE WAY!!

  238. the veteran Says:
    November 22nd, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    This is for all you gay clay fans, so he changed the color of his hair. and he can sing, but he still looks like pee wee herman. It won’t be long before someone catches him masterbating in a public restroom somewhere. face it you never see him with a girl, he never talks about a girlfriend. he is gay,gay,gay. girls love him guys don’t turn your back to him and remember;
    {{you don’t know where his hands have been!!!}}

  239. mad mark Says:
    November 22nd, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    ok everyone make sure you have your soap on a rope, clay you cant touch this… xxxxx
    x
    Its clay , Its clay xxx
    he is realy gay , gay x
    so what if he can sing x_____
    he likes to play with x x
    ding-a-lings x x
    cant touch this :-> xxxxx

  240. zorro Says:
    November 22nd, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    Clay is; GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY FAG FAG FAG FAG FAG GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY.

  241. stephie Says:
    September 18th, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    i think it is absolutely rude of people to be talking about clay the way that they do. who are you to say that he is gay? If he says he’s straight,then he is. if he was gay, then he would just admit it. I mean, gay people are more accepted now than 10 years ago. Just leave him alone already. Don’t you eve get tired of ridiculing people? Geez, people. Get a life. Anyway, i thought clay’s performance was wonderful. I loved the new look and thought he looked better than ever. (Really hot!) Go clay!

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