Have you heard of a musician by the name of Greg Critchley??  He is a drummer who has played professionally for many years.  He is also a composer who has written many songs. Greg's song,  “Forget I Ever Knew You”,  was the bonus song on Clay ...
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Clay Aiken – A Bonus!

Have you heard of a musician by the name of Greg Critchley??  He is a drummer who has played professionally for many years.  He is also a composer who has written many songs.

Greg’s song,  “Forget I Ever Knew You”,  was the bonus song on Clay Aiken’s  CD, On My Way Here . If you bought the CD at Walmart, you got Greg’s song.

To me, the song is one of my favorites and I wish that more people had heard the song.  It has  “Hit” written all over it!!

Do You Like This Song?

 What is your favorite song from On My Way Here?

The video below, is a montage of Clay Aiken which is set to this wonderful song.

Thank you, SueReu, for another great video.

 

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Clay Aiken – A Measure Of A Man

I was lucky enough on Sunday to find one of my favorite videos.

The introduction is joyous and hearing Clay sing is amazing!

I hope you all will watch.  It is worth a few minutes!

 Have a wonderful Monday/Memorial Day

 

 

 

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Clay Aiken – A Special Day To Remember

In the United States, Memorial Day is on the last Monday
in May and honors Americans who gave their lives
for their country in wars.

Memorial Day is a celebration of remembrance for the brave service of men and women who gave their lives for their country. Originally, Memorial Day honored those who had died in the Civil War. Now, it honors those who died in the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Desert Storm.

Waterloo, N.Y. is considered the birthplace of this holiday because the people of Waterloo were the first people to proclaim a day on May 5, 1866 to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War. They closed their businesses and placed flowers and flags on the graves of their soldiers. Flags were flown at half-mast.

 This holiday is usually celebrated with barbeques, trips to the beach, and other outdoor fun.

It is very different this year!  

Some of you will be at home, some will be able to take a walk (remember your face mask) and some of you might be able to celebrate with your family.

What ever you do, be careful and make sure you are safe.

And… give a huge thanks to all the people who have endlessly worked these last few months to help us get through this horrible Coronavirus.

But… don’t forget to remember the history  of the day and the men and women who have given their lives for our great country.

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

~ Bob Dylan

What are your plans for this Memorial Day? 

 Whatever your plans may be, have a safe and memorable time!

 

I will be with my family for the holiday so this blog will be for Sunday and Monday!

If there is any news from or about Clay, I will post…Otherwise, it will be family time!!

Have A Wonderful Holiday!!!

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Clay Aiken – A Happy Time

You are only as successful as you are happy.

~ Clay Aiken

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Today is the first day of Memorial Day Weekend.  Most of us usually think it is the end of school and the beginning of a wonderful vacation…

Unfortunately, the Coronavirus has changed the way we act and feel.  I don’t think it is fun for anyone.  I look forward to getting things safe so that we can get back to our wonderful homes and families!

I needed to find something special for today’s blog.  The video certainly made me laugh and smile.  I hope it will for you too!  ENJOY!

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Supporters of Clay Aiken are always amazed at the gorgeous pictures that fans take of him in concert. One of the concerts that produced a great deal of stunning pictures of Clay was the October 14, 2010 concert in Chicago. Held at the Park West Theatre, the concert was a fundraiser for WTTW, the PBS TV station in the Chicago area.

What made this night so special? Well, Clay seemed happy and relaxed and gave the impression that he was having a wonderful time. Add to that the intimate setting and the wonderfully talented photographers who were able to take some amazing pictures.

There are so many wonderful photographs from the Chicago concert. It was hard to choose just a few. Do you have a favorite?

Oh……..don’t forget to watch the video. It is “Classic Clay!”

 

Now…Don’t You Feel Better!

 

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Clay Aiken – Celebrating 17 Years

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Season 2 Finale of American Idol.  It is hard to realize that it has been 17 years since that fateful night.

It was fun to see that yesterday, Clay got a message on Instagram from a girl who remembered the date.  She said: 

17 years since the finale that shattered my heart.  #Claymate for Life!

Clay answered:

 If you think YOUR heart was shattered, girl…what was mine?

Why don’t you give Clay a quick tweet today.  It’s a great way to let him know how much we still support him and love him. (Facebook and Instagram is OK too).

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To me, there were two winners on the finale night in 2003.

Both Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard were amazing and ready to Reach for the Stars.

Let’s have a toast to the show that introduced Clay Aiken to the  world!!

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With three performances each, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard showed the world their singing prowess on the Finale of American Idol, Season II.  The competition, held on May 20, 2003 was the last chance to swing the final votes over to their side. Their performances blew the roof off the place.

The next night was May 21st, the finale night. Ryan Seacrest started the show by stating that it started with 70,000 contestants and came down to two southern boys who are the most unlikely people in the world to be there.  He also reminded the audience that they would have 3 hours to vote and how important the vote is this evening.

The final round of the night was amazing.  Singing Flying Without Wings, Ruben  delivered an outstanding performance.  The judges commented that it was the best performance of the night.

Clay then performed “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and did a tremendous job.  Accompanied by a choir, Clay knocked the song out of the park.  It left all three judges with big smiles on their faces.

The night produced beautiful performances and two very different vocal styles. Both performers left it all on the stage.

Finally, Ryan said “it’s the closest vote in American Idol history, the American Idol is…….Ruben Studdard.”

 The 2 winners that night were talented young men who were ready to step into the world of pop music.

And, as we all know, coming in second just didn’t matter.

I hope you enjoy the videos of Clay’s performances and then also watch the group numbers from the finale.

 

 

 

WOW!  So much talent!

OK, Clay!!!  We need 17 more years of your talent, singing, humor and compassion!

 I can’t wait to see the 20th Anniversary!

 

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