Watch 'American Idol' Alums Clay Aiken & Studdard Perform Together for First Time in 13 Years Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard perform together for the first time in 13 years on Dec.
15, 2016 on ABC's "The View.
" The holiday season brings friends and family together — or, in the case of Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, two former competitors.
The two American Idol alums reunited Thursday (Dec.
15) for a special duet on The View.
Surrounded by a sea of tinsel and holiday decorations, Aiken and Studdard delivered a stellar performance of "This Christmas.
" To make the situation even better, they wore matching red sweaters.
Following the song, they shared that it had been 13 years since they last performed together — though Aiken reassured the crowd that they stay in touch: "We Facetime once every week or so," he said, to which Studdard nodded in comforting approval.