Billboard’s Jaded Insider confirms it:
Leave it to a homepage overhaul to alert the gossip world that Clay Aiken has been dropped. But that’s apparently exactly what happened when RCA refreshed its roster on the label’s official web site and the American Idol season two runner-up was nowhere to be found. A source tells Billboard Aiken was indeed dropped, but it happened a couple of months ago. An RCA representative was not immediately available for comment.
Clay joins fellow Idol 2nd place finishers, Katharine McPhee, Diana DeGarmo, Justin Guarini, Blake Lewis and Bo Bice–all dropped from their post-Idol label deals. Only the most recent runner-up, Season 7’s David Archuleta, remains with his deal intact.