From 'American Idol' to political office? Well, stranger things have happened (like Kumar from 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,' aka actor Kal Penn, becoming a White House staffer). Season 2 'American Idol' runner up Clay Aiken, who is openly gay, is considering running for office in 2014.
Clay Aiken, one of the most beloved alums in 'American Idol' history, came home tonight (April 18). The singer, who didn't win Season 2, losing by a tiny (124,000 votes, actually) margin to Ruben Studdard, returned to the show's stage to perform his rendition of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.' He performed it when he competed and it still has that Clay touch.
Yesterday, May 8, North Carolina government officials passed Amendment One, which put a constitutional ban on gay marriage within the Southern state. Former 'American Idol' star Clay Aiken, who is an openly gay native of North Carolina, spoke to CNN about his opinions on Amendment One and what it means for homosexual and heterosexual residents of North Carolina.