ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Clay Aiken gave Kelly Clarkson fans a major surprise, on Valentine’s Day. Kelly Clarkson delighted fans in Biloxi, MS on February 14, 2012. But during a performance of Open Arms, a familiar voice appeared from stage left.
As picked up by the Clay Aiken News Network today on Twitter, Kelly Clarkson had a surprise duet performance this week from a fellow American Idol star. The set started with Kelly singing in a darkened, blue-drenched stage. But during early verses, Clarkson turns to stage left. Clarkson kept holding her microphone close to her lips. But suddenly fans released that wasn’t Clarkson’s voice singing the next verse.
“Everybody, give it up for Clay” screamed Clarkson. Within moments, the Clarkson fan recording the performance almost dropped the video recorder in celebration. Pandemonium was so intense that Aiken’s first singing lines couldnâ€™t be heard close to the stage.
Fan reaction has been overwhelming. “Oh, this brings back memories of the wonderful Independent Tour of 2004 when Kelly and Clay toured together and sand Open Arms every night. So great to hear them together again. Thanks so much” wrote one fan. Another added “The crowd went crazy when Clay came out. Hope you have more to upload from the concert. I was there and even under the weather she was on fire!”
Clay Aiken, Kelly Clarkson