I really, really, REALLY liked Clay. I saw him 2x in concert and I can count on one hand how many concerts I've gone to in my life.
I loved his back story. I loved his evolution on the show. I loved his friendship with Ruben and Kimberly. I loved him on Jimmy Kimmel. I loved everything about him....until he because wierdly arrogant.
I didn't want to believe it, and I gave him the benefit of the doubt for a long time. Then, I received first-hand confirmation of his jerkiness....and my adoration went away as fast as it came.
I still think he is a fabulous singer, but that's where it ends, and I can't support a good voice if the person behind it is an arrogant you-know-what.