You could argue that Clay Aiken has always been animated. Now he really is!
The singer appears on a special one-hour episode of the clever cartoon "Phineas & Ferb," (Disney Channel, tonight at 8 & 11) singing a duet with Chaka Khan called "I Believe We Can."
"Phineas & Ferb" is the story of two step brothers perpetually on summer vacation, who always embark on some grand project. Their sister Candace watches on angrily, but is never able to get their mom to catch them in the act. The two also have a platypus named Perry, a secret agent for an all-animal government organization that primarily takes on Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, an evil scientist.
It sounds wacky, but, trust me, it works.
Clay's episode is about the brothers decision to travel around the world in a day. Clay and Chaka, through their song, offer encouragement.
Here's a clip.