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Clay Aiken (born 30 November 1978) is the runner-up of the second season of American Idol.

Top 32Edit

Clay performed in the second group. He sang "Open Arms" by Journey. Although he was originally eliminated, he was chosen to compete in the Wildcard round.

WildcardEdit

He sang "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John. He garnered enough votes to become a member of the Top 12.

Top 12Edit

During the first week, Clay sang "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" by The Four Tops. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 11Edit

Clay sang "Somewhere Out There" by James Ingram & Linda Ronstadt. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 10Edit

Clay sang "Someone Else's Star" by Bryan White. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 8.1Edit

Clay sang "Everlasting Love" by Carl Carlton. There was no elimination that week due to Corey Clark's disqualification.

Top 8.2Edit

Clay sang "At This Moment" by Billy Vera. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 7Edit

Clay sang "Tell Her About It" by Billy Joel. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Halfway Home SpecialEdit

Clay sang "Somewhere Out There" by James Ingram & Linda Ronstadt.

Top 6Edit

Clay sang "I Could Not Ask for More" by Edwin McCain. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 5Edit

Clay sang "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations and "Solitaire" by Neil Sedaka. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 4Edit

Clay sang "To Love Somebody" by Bee Gees and "Grease" by Frankie Valli. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 3Edit

Clay sang "Vincent" by Don McLean, "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin and "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers. He garnered enough votes to be considered "safe" that week.

Top 2Edit

Clay sang his own composition "This Is the Night", "Here, There and Everywhere" by The Beatles and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel. He was eliminated at this stage of the competition.

American Idol

Seasons: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Winners: Kelly Clarkson (2002) | Ruben Studdard (2003) | Fantasia Barrino (2004) | Carrie Underwood (2005) | Taylor Hicks (2006) | Jordin Sparks (2007)
Runners-up: Justin Guarini (2002) | Clay Aiken (2003) | Diana DeGarmo (2004) | Bo Bice (2005) | Katharine McPhee (2006) | Blake Lewis (2007)
Lists: List of all contestants | List of songs performed on American Idol
Categories: Category:American Idol | Category:American Idol participants

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