I don’t understand why Clay Aiken is perhaps the most popular of all the American Idol runners up. I also don’t understand why, to join his fan club, I have to shell out $25 and look at a picture of him in which he seems to have been drugged and flung against a wall. Someone out there gets it, though: the attraction to this waifish crooner.
Explain it to me, please.
As I work on gathering the details of Aiken’s summer tour (he’s traveling the US playing amphitheaters, backed by regional symphonies, spouting medleys of TV theme songs … I kid you not) I could use the input of a die-hard fan or two. So, are you in possession of an Exclusive Clay Aiken Official Fan Club Bracelet? Are you already planning your outfit for Aiken’s upcoming appearance at the Biltmore Estate? Do you think he was wrongfully denied the Idol crown? I’d love to hear from you.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter
PS: Jason Bugg, you are not a Claymate. Don’t even try it.