2013 Year at a Glance

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April 18, 2013 Clay reprised Bridge Over Troubled Water, nearly 10 years after performing it for the AI2 finals. It beautifully fit the theme of #ClayComesHome, a twitter hash tag shown on screen. The judges (Keith Urban, Nikki Minaj, Randy Jackson, and Mariah Carey) gave him a standing ovation, with Mariah also blowing him a kiss. Other American Idol appearances   
April 18, 2013 Clay was invited back to American Idol for the first time in 7 years. The show put together a wonderful introduction video showing how far he's come, interspersed with interview clips about National Inclusion Project and his work with Unicef. Many clips of "Teacher" Clay were included. For more information, go to: http://inclusionproject.org http://unicefusa.org Other American Idol appearances   
May 7, 2013 The Drowsy Chaperone The Drowsy Chaperone   
May 8, 2013 This short preview gives an overview of the show. "Man in Chair" as the ultimate Broadway fan, with the show he's listening to on his phonograph record coming to life. There's lots of action on stage when he becomes involved with the fictional show characters. The Drowsy Chaperone   
May 9, 2013 Clay appeared on the second to last episode of The Office TV show, a show airing on NBC from March 2005 through May 2013. Clay played a "mean judge" on a fictional reality show "America's Next Great A'Capella Sensation". His fellow mean judges were NFL Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers and pop star Santigold. The Office regular Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) was auditioning. Watch them crush his dreams. There was a reprise of this on the last episode, featuring Andy's "viral video, 'Sit Here and Cry' ". Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ks_wf1O0mA The Office  YouTube Link 
July 31, 2013 July 12, 2013 A press release from the historic Ogunquit Playhouse in the resort town of Ogunquit, Maine announced that Clay would play the role of Joseph in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. For more information, go to the website to view the press release and to buy tickets: http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/2013-press/aiken http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/2013season Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat   
December 19, 2013 Clay and Arsenio caught up with each other. They discussed a wide range of topics, including their friendship and their time on Apprentice. Arsenio asked Clay about how he felt about Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty and his anti-LGBT comments in GQ magazine; Clay discussed homophobia and how unfortunately it was still considered acceptable in some places. However, Clay sees that progress has been made. Arsenio asked Clay about recording; Clay mentioned that he was working on his foundation, noted his ten years since AI, and said that he was focusing his energies to give his voice to people who don't have one and whose voices haven't been heard. Arsenio Hall Show 2013 Year at a Glance Clay and Arsenio 
December 19, 2013 Dec 19, 2013 Guest appearance on The Arsenio Hall show. Arsenio started to sing "This Christmas" to a fan in the front row. Clay came out shortly after as an unexpected guest and finished the song beautifully! He was really into the performance. Arsenio greeted him after the song with a big hug. Watch the performance here: http://www.arseniohall.com/video/music-performances/3240_Arsenio_Clay_Aiken_Sing_This_Christmas/index.html Arsenio Hall Show 2013 Year at a Glance This Christmas on Arsenio Hall Show 
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