WOULD YOU DESCRIBE CLAY TO AN UNSIGHTED PERSON?
He is [representative of
] every man at every time that has mattered to you, and he can sing!
He's [representative of ] your long lost love, the one you couldn't have
or couldn't find, and he hasn't aged, and he hasn't married, but he has
grown... He is more than you would have dreamed and
hoped for, and he is not going to abandon or harm you. He has been
kicked by life, but he is hopeful, because his hope is on the One
Who Saves...He "lost" a contest and he's been called a "loser", but
he can never be lost, and can never lose. To blind and sighted alike, to
hearing or deaf, able-bodied or not, sick or well, he has something indefatiguable:
a sense of love and self-giving that comes from humility and faith. We
can all know that his light is never under a bushel...He is doing God's
work on earth, the way we all can. We are sick of users and jerks, sick
of seeing any famous men abuse power, tired of thugs and murderers and
besotted imbeciles rolling over all of us. We are tired of seeing
grown and not-grown men playing to eachother's stupidity and being rewarded
and applauded for it. What is better than a bad boy? Someone who is GOOD!
HE'S GOOD!!!! Long Live and may God Bless CLAY!!!
Female fans adore him for his voice, his quick smile, his "shining spirit",
and all the qualities mentioned above.
admire his values, enjoy his singing, or at least respect his talent.
Less mature, less secure, and less knowledgeable people feel compelled
to criticize him.
Aiken has a charmingly quick, cheerful smile, easy laughter, unflagging
good humor and optimism. He has an approachable personality that
makes people feel that, if he just had the time, he would invite you over
to 'hang out'. He has demonstrated humility and 'grace under fire'
time after time. He is not macho or "cool", and he is openly affectionate
and gives hugs freely, to women, men and children, and loves, laughs
and weeps openly and unabashedly with his friends.
Ruben, when Kimberly Locke
voted out of the American Idol 2
is respectful of everyone, even if their opinions are those that disagree
with his own. His gentleness, caring, and dedication to people
with disabilities and young children and his deep religious faith are qualities
that are inspirational. He is quick to make a joke or tease,
and his aura of innocence and vulnerability is mixed with his articulate
intelligence. His lightening- quick wit- is sometimes
laced with sarcasm when the situation calls for it. And if that sarcasm
is used, one can be sure that the person upon whom it is used deserves
example of Clay's use of sarcasm was displayed in an interview during the
American Idol 2 TV season with Idolonfox.com's 'Jaded Journalist'.
The 'journalist', known for his style of asking questions designed to put
the person being interviewed on edge, referred to the incident where American
Idol judge Simon Cowell told Clay that he preferred to listen to him with
his eyes closed.
told you he hates your face," the 'Journalist' said to Clay.
"How does that feel?" Does it sting?"
response was a smiling, "Oh, it feels great!"
'Journalist continued, "'Cause nobody's ever said that to me."
smiling, Clay responded, "Oh really? Well, let me be the first. "
Journalist ignored that remark and Clay continued, "He actually... actually
what he said was that he prefers me when his eyes are closed.
He wasn't quite that harsh. Which is funny... because I prefer you
mouth is closed."
infectious, high pitched laughter can quickly be followed by a stern admonishment
of someone who says something he sees as rude or inappropriate. He
is quick to reproach anyone who uses the term "retarded" as a derogatory
remark, such as, "That is so retarded!" when referring to something someone
says or does. This sort of thing is something that causes his admittedly
quick temper to shoot to the surface as, among other things, he is strongly
defensive of those with real developmental disabilities, and will not stand
by quietly when that word is used in a way that is disrespectful.
complex young man also has the presence of mind to handle questions in
interviews that could catch anyone unprepared. When a serious
interviewer asked him what he wanted from being a celebrity. Clay replied,
"American celebrities have an amazing amount of influence on the way America
thinks, feels and acts. I think that such influences should be used in
the most positive way possible."
he really does mean that.
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