Clay Aiken by Steve Granitz/ WireImage.com
runner-up Clay Aiken is eyeing a May 6 release for a fourth album that should appeal to his core fans. Noting that most of the disc's tracks have been picked out already, the 29-year-old tells
, "Sonically, I don't know that we're going down any path that's crazy. I'm not trying to be cool, I'm not trying to be hip. I'm not trying to do anything other than sing stuff that I'm good at."
Nor is he planning another extreme image makeover à la the "dark crazy" emo-boy haircut he shocked us with the last time around. "I'm just going to do what I do this time," he says. "But I've got the red wig [from Broadway's
, in which he's currently starring]. Maybe I'll do that!" Please. No. -