Tonight we will know who is the Celebrity Apprentice 2012 winner, so who’s it going to be? Both of the top 2 finalists have won a couple of tasks during their times as project managers, and served as strong support systems for other Celebrity Apprentice 2012 cast celebrities during the season. Based on winning and losing tasks as managers, they are basically equal. So what will give one the edge of the other? Let’s evaluate the final two conteders for the title and give you our Celebrity Apprentice 2012 prediction for the winner! If you missed the last episode of the show, then beware of Celebrity Appentice spoilers below!
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The final two contestants are Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken. Tonight we will know who is the Celebrity Apprentice 2012 winner, so who’s it going to be?
Both, Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken, have won a couple of tasks as managers, and been strong support systems for other Celebrity Apprentice 2012 contestants. Based on winning and losing tasks as managers, they are basically equal. So what will give one the edge of the other?
Why Arsenio Hall Could Win
Arsenio Hall, beside his outburst against fellow Celebrity Apprentice 2012 contestant Aubrey O’Day, has been one of the most mild manner and humble celebrities on the show. His ability to keep cool under pressure (once again, not including the Aubrey O’Day battle), and how he helped the men’s team in many of their early victories might have impressed Donald Trump enough to crown him the winner.
Arsenio Hall’s passion for the show proves he’s zealous about winning. Donald Trump usually admires the contestant that constantly drives toward the finish line. Clay Aiken has not been as vocal about his desire to win as Arsenio Hall.
Arsenio Hall has been a little more creative than Clay Aiken, constantly offering unusual ideas during the brainstorming portions of the show. Additionally, he enforced his great writing skills constantly contributing great story ideas to his team, like during the Medieval Times task.
Arsenio Hall’s team’s idea for the final task’s ad campaign seems more original than Clay Aiken’s team’s idea, and that could give him an edge to win.
Arsenio has been emotionally involved in his charity all season, even breaking down crying when he won his first challenge as manager. Donald Trump seems to admire that softer emotional side of him. All the contestants have emotional ties to their charities, but Arsenio Hall is one of the few to really show it.
And What Could Cost Him
All these things have been giving him points in Donald Trump’s eyes, but his lack of firm leadership might cost him the victory. In the last couple tasks, he’s been taking a more backseat approach by letting his team take the lead. Sometimes, he even offered minimal help and support to his team, and gave little to no real instructions to them. Mr. Trump likes aggressive leadership, even if it leads to a loss, as he has expressed numerous times. Thus, Arsenio’s lazy approach to leadership could make Trump not entrust him with the Celebrity Apprentice 2012 winner title.
Why Clay Aiken Could Win
Clay Aiken has helped many of the previous task managers win, showing he’s an excellent team player. A couple of disagreements with Penn Jillette, Dayana Mendoza, and, recently, Debbie Gibbson has not created as much fire as Arsenio Hall’s fight with Aubrey O’Day; thus, still making him likable to most of the other contestants. One needs to be respected and liked by their colleagues to be a good leader, and Clay Aiken has the slight edge on that front.
Unlike Arsenio, Clay is a pretty aggressive leader. He gives people specific tasks and instructions and makes sure he knows what’s going on all the time. Donald Trump, as stated previously, generally favors aggressive leaders. Clay Aiken is also more aggressive in general than Arsenio Hall, shown when he was the only person to speak up against Penn Jillette. And, apparently, a lot of the people on the men’s team commended him for this.
As much as Arsenio Hall wants to win, Clay Aiken needs to win. He, the other contestants, and even Mr. Trump all constantly make references to him becoming runner-up to Ruben Studdard on American Idol 2003. He wants redemption. He needs to prove to himself, and to America that he can win a reality show. Donald Trump seems to want to validate him and give him the Celebrity Apprentice season 5 winner victory.
Clay Aiken may not show emotion for his charity as much as Arsenio Hall does, but there is no denying he really cares about it. A factor Donald Trump cannot ignore when making his final decision.
Why He Might Lose
Maybe for the dramatic irony Donald Trump has placed Clay Aiken in the final two, against another black man he’s friends with, just so he can place second again. Could Trump be that sadistic?
Clay Aiken also has come off sort of like a bully in some tasks, and maybe Trump has noticed and does not think a leader should be so harsh. Arsenio Hall had harsh words for Aubrey O’Day but only when defending himself. Clay has taunted, and even made rude comments about other contestants for no reason.
His final performance could cost him. His team’s idea for the advertisement is pretty unoriginal and basic. Many of his ideas have resembled similar basic idea patterns. Donald Trump might prefer a winner who thinks more out of the box.
Both Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken’s performances during Celebrity Apprentice 2012 have proved them worthy of making the final two, but who will win?
Based on some of the points in this post, I think Clay Aiken will reign victorious. The whole season seems to point to a redemption coming for his 2003 loss. What do you guys think? Do you agree? Disagree? Still unsure? It really could go to either Clay Aiken, or Arsenio Hall, but I think the slight edge is in favor of Clay.
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