The Golden Notes of Clay Aiken


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Clay & Unchained Melody
-early version


AI2 Rewind this weekend was the final 3. Clay's songs were Vincent, Mack the Knife and Unchained Melody. I loved them all, even Vincent until the judging! I didn't know there was anything missed, just that it was beautiful and the first time I heard it that didn't bore me to tears!



Clay Aiken Mack the Knife
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Clay Aiken - Unchained Melody
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AI2 Top 3 Medley - Clay Aiken, Kimberly L., Ruben S.YouTube - stajay


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dee said...

This was amazing and especially so when you think that he ( and the other season 2 contestants ) had no back up singers or live band as they do now . Clay Aiken just knocked it out of the park with a recorded track and THAT voice !

claniac24 said...

Ashes, I LOVE your blogs. I wish Clay Aiken could see them. You really do justice to him. I particularly enjoy your pics of Clay. Thanks so much for all the effort you put into your lovely blogs.

redca40 said...

You know there has been no season as good as Season 2 of AI. Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard made it the best year ever. Unchained Melody was so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Mack the Knife....*swoon*

Anonymous said...

Unchained Melody was one of my favorite songs of AI2. I loved it every time Clay hit the high note--he never seemed to miss it--even in concert. Clay Aiken sings it best!

SueReu said...

Loved every Clay Aiken performance!!!

Five years later and I'm still in awe of the voice and the man.

Thanks Ashes!!!!

Amelia said...

Beautiful blogs. Beautiful man with a beautiful voice. Great job.

Anonymous said...

I hated that Paula chose Mack the Knife for Clay Aiken to sing but he nailed that bugger!!!


Anonymous said...

That was a dirty trick changing up the lyrics to Vincent so close to air time. I thought Clay Aiken did a fine job...too bad the judges had to announce he missed some of the words.

Carolina Clay said...


Thank you for this walk down memory lane. I loved all of Clay's performances during Season 2. Revisiting them in your blog is a treat.


marhaven said...

This is one of my favorite songs and it is now a Clay Aiken song!!!

Thanks so much for posting this...

Rhode Island Fan said...

I had not heard that early version of Clay Aiken singing Unchained Melody. It is amazing---he sounds so mature and he was just a teenager at the time. That was already my favorite song--I remember it being poplular when I was in fifth grade. Now, I have several versions of Clay Aiken singing it live and remains one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Such fun to remember Clay in AI2, just love it Melody, and thanks alot.BJ

Anonymous said...

What a guy. Clay Aiken IS the best then and now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,

Thanks For The Memories!!!! I just loved hearing Kimberly, Clay and Ruben singing together again.



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