updated 10/27/2006 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/27/2006 AT 8:40 AM ET
Claymates will get a special Christmas present this year: Clay Aiken will be appearing on the NBC daytime drama Days of our Lives as himself, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
On the show, the American Idol phenomenon will perform “Everything I Have,” a song from his new album, as part of a private concert for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) in the local Salem club called Dune.
Aiken, whose album A Thousand Different Ways was released last month, will also have his version of “O, Holy Night” from his 2004 album Merry Christmas with Love featured in the episode, which will tape Nov. 14 and air on Dec. 22.