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Clay Aiken Disses American Idol Judges: "I've Watched Root Canals More Entertaining"Things might be tense if Clay Aiken appears during American Idol's final season
Clay Aiken Wins Democratic Congressional Nomination After Opponent DiesFormer American Idol contestant Clay Aiken has won the Democratic nomination for a Congressional seat in North Carolina, a day after his opponent in the race died suddenly, The Associated Press reports.
VIDEO: Clay Aiken Officially Announces Run for CongressFormer American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken officially announced his candidacy for Congress Wednesday. In a video filmed in his childhood home Aiken, 35, shared difficult stories from his past, including an abusive father, and explained how they have inspired him to run for political office.
Report: Clay Aiken Considering Run for CongressClay Aiken is "actively considering" a run for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, according to the Washington Blade. The singer, who would run as a Democrat, has already taken the initial steps, having reportedly consulted with political strategist Betsy Conti, who worked for former Vice President Al Gore, made phone calls to gauge support, and talked to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as well as figures in Raleigh, N.C.
12 American Idol Alums Who Would Make Good JudgesAs part of American Idol's complete overhaul for its upcoming 13th season, the show is considering hiring former alums to join the judges' panel.
5 Changes American Idol Needs to Make in Season 13It was just two weeks ago that Candice Glover was crowned the winner of American Idol's Season 12, but even before the announcement was made, the Idol powers that be were already looking ahead to Season 13 to figure out what could be done to salvage the ailing series.