Back in 2014, Clay Aiken ran for US Congress in North Carolina. The Runner-Up documents his run starting tonight at 10p on Esquire.
The series starts off days before the primary election and he already has a long road ahead of him. He has a group of people supporting him, but it is not obvious if they fully support the newcomer as they should.
Even though they don’t have a lot of faith in him, he will try to get the constituents to do just that. He will do anything he can to get them to vote for him. He will knock on doors, put up signs, attend rallies, visit nursing homes and go to the polling places the day of the election. Will it be enough?
He has tough competition. He is running against Keith Crisco who has been part of the North Carolina political scene for decades. Although Clay wants to run a clean race, things get nasty fast. Behind the scenes, Clay has nothing nice to say about his opponent. Which is understandable by how the race is going between them.
Finally, it is Election Day and it is a very close race between the two of them. By the end of the night, it looks like Clay has barely won, but Crisco can call for a recount. Then something happens that changes the race. It will leave the American Idol runner-up speechless. You don’t want to miss his sincere reaction to the surprising sad news.
You also don’t want to miss the reason that Clay tells us why he decided to run for Congress in the first place. He cries as he explains his reasoning and you will tear up with him.
Tonight is just the first part of Clay’s run for Congress, each week will focus on the different stages of his campaign until that tense day in November when the candidate find out if he is going to Washington.
I have been a fan of Aiken’s since American Idol, so of course I found this show captivating. But it isn’t only my admiration for him that will get me tuning in, I found it really interesting what goes on behind the scene in a local political race. If you are into politics, then this a show you are going to vote for every week. If you are into American Idol, then you will do. If you are fan of neither, I still think you will vote for The Runner-Up.
Carrie Underwood took to Twitter today to announce that her husband, Mike Fisher, and her welcomed a little boy on Friday. Hopefully little Isaiah Michael will get his father’s sports ability, his mother’s singing talent and his parents’ good looks. It’s hard from this photo to tell who he looks like.
Last week, Kelly Clarkson made a joke that she has a problem finding a duet partner. Well Jimmy Fallon took her seriously and he decided to be the Kenny Rogers to her Dolly Parton or the Sonny Bono to her Cher. Yesterday, when she was on The Tonight Show, the two of them did not sing just one classic song from a duo. Instead they mashed up several duets to make one of the greatest duets of all time.
I say one of because there were two of the biggest duets missing from theirs. Those chart toppers are Ike & Tina Turner’s Proud Mary and Meat Loaf’s Paradise in the Dashboard Light. Who hasn’t sung the last song at a bar with a guy they just met there or with all of their drunk friends? I can’t remember a time in college when I didn’t. Can you?
Forgetting that, how rockin’ their duet? So much so, I hope they release an album full of duets called From Jimmy To Kelly!!!
Simon Cowell shared this tender photo of his son, Eric, and him lying in bed together and I can’t get over how much they look alike. Not only does the 23 month old dress like his dad, he also has grunty pout down. Proving that that Prince, really is the son of the King of Mean.
Two years ago, Kellie Pickler shaved her head with her friend who was going through Chemotherapy for breast cancer. Yesterday on The Queen Latifah Show, the singer gave an update on her friend and her BFF is cancer-free.
Then Kellie admitted she liked having a shaved head because she didn’t have to worry about dyeing her hair. The American Idol contestant admitted she is not a natural blonde. Who would’ve guessed because she seems like one in so many ways! And that is why we love her.
Carrie Underwood posted the above photo and said, “In honor of “Labor” Day…Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier!” Translation, Mike Fisher and her are expecting their first child together.
Hopefully Baby Fisher gets her voice to go with their good looks.
Just over a week ago Kelly Clarkson gave birth to her first child and today she shared a picture of her. The little girl is as beautiful as her name, River Rose.
Granted it helps that the photo looks a lot like something Anne Geddes would take. But then again, RR looks just like her mom and that makes her beautiful in her own right. Hopefully she inherited her mother’s singing voice.
Kelly Pickler wore a low cut pale purple dress to the ACMs and it is a wonder how it is staying up. It looks like with one cough and it would come down.
Now having said that I thinks she looks absolutely stunning.
Ruben Studdard was on The Steve Harvey Show today to perform his latest single Love, Love, Love and all I could focus on is how much weight he has lost. The Velvet Teddy Bear was eliminated not once; but twice on The Biggest Loser last year and yet he has not only kept that weight off, he added a lot more to it. The American Idol is looking as great as voice and I hope he stays this way. Way to go Ruben!
Kelly Clarkson is no longer Miss Independent because she married Reba McIntyre’s stepson, Brandon Blackstock, yesterday in Tennessee.
American Idol’s first winner was a beautiful blushing bride in a Temperley London dress that is perfect for her carefree personality.
This is her first marriage and his second and hopefully their last!