Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken returns to Pittsburgh for CLO's quirky Drowsy Chaperone

The theater is dark. A voice from the stage addresses the waiting audience. So starts The Drowsy Chaperone at Pittsburgh CLO. The voice belongs to the protagonist, an unnamed character who appears in the script only as “Man in Chair.” The theater remains dark for a good two more minutes as we listen to our narrator, a serious devotee of the stage, share his frustration with the mediocrity of today’s musical theater.
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Clay Aiken talks 1-on-1 with CBS 17’s Russ Bowen

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Democrats are favored to win North Carolina’s newly drawn 4th congressional district which includes Durham, Orange, Granville, Person and Alamance counties. Clay Aiken is on the ballot in the upcoming primary. American Idol is what made Aiken famous but in the 20 years since...

Democratic candidate, former American Idol star Clay Aiken performs in Durham alongside Ruben Studdard

Durham, N.C. — Two former American idol stars came together in downtown Durham Saturday to settle a friendly rivalry and perform on stage. Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, known for their competition on American Idol, held a rally for Aiken's congressional campaign. American Idol Season 2, in 2003, was neck-and-neck between the two singers until Studdard beat Aiken in the finale.

RICHARD JOHNSON: Clay Aiken talks about women — and their underwear

Clay Aiken, who starred on “American Idol” almost 20 years ago, saw how generous Americans can be — especially women who threw their underwear at him. Aiken, who is gay, is running for Congress in his home state of North Carolina. He told supporters at an event in Manhattan about those acts of “charity.” “Every night I’d sing my song on ‘Idol’ and people would throw panties on the stage. There ...

What did Clay Aiken leave in his Raleigh middle school’s time capsule?

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN)- Leesville Middle School on Friday opened up a time capsule that the school’s first class put together 30 years ago. The opening brought back alumni and former teachers to the school on Friday. Sixteen items were left by the school’s inaugural class in 1992. The box of nostalgia contained items expected from […]

Clay Aiken finds rough reception compared to ‘14 campaign

RALEIGH — Musician Clay Aiken, who last week announced his intent to run for Congress in the new Triangle-area 6th District, has come under fire from other candidates and influential progressives for his late entry into the race. Nida Allam, a Durham County commissioner also in the race, seized...

We Asked a Campaign Strategist If Clay Aiken (???) Could Actually Get Elected to Congress

In a turn of events that feels like a Mad Lib I might’ve written in 2004, Clay Aiken is running for Congress. Aiken, whose boyish charm and angelic pipes carried him to a second-place finish on American Idol in 2003, announced on Monday that he’s vying for a House seat in North Carolina’s 6th congressional district, which covers most of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. It’s about as blue as a district can be, meaning that if Aiken wins the Democratic primary in May, he’s all but guaranteed a spot in the House.

Dee Snider Backs Former ‘American Idol’ Vocalist Clay Aiken in His Congressional Bid

It's not uncommon for celebs to step into the political world and former American Idol competitor Clay Aiken recently revealed his plans to run for Congress in North Carolina. Shortly after a recent campaign video was posted to social media, Aiken got an endorsement from Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, who spoke about why he would back the musician-turned-politician in his congressional bid.