May 5th, 2009
08:17 PM ET

Top 4: Adam Lambert delivers up a 'Whole Lotta Love'

I was so hoping Adam went first!

Adam Lambert

I am digging the new haircut, and the guy-liner seems to be extra thick this week.

Adam wails his way through Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," and Randy says he's a rock star but Kara's gotta top that by calling him a "rock god."

He did tear it up. There was no denying that tonight was going to be Adam's night, and he nailed it. Leather jacket opened at chest, chains swinging around the neck and tons of rock swagger.

Adam Lambert, I hate myself for loving you!!!

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  1. Don't get it...

    Ok at first I thought Adam was AMAZING! And I still do think he's a great singer.....BUT HE SOUNDS THE SAME EVERY WEEK!!!! He does that stupid scream where he sticks out his tongue and it's soooo he good? Absolutely....but it's the same thing every week!!!!! BOOORRRRIINNNGGGG!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. jennifer

    ohhhhhhh!!! my gosh i love adam soooooooo much!!!!! he sang soooo good last week!!

    May 12, 2009 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Matt

    Everyone seems to think Adam is all that and a bag of chips, more like flat beer and stale pizza

    May 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chuckazooloo

    Adam was insane. it's amazing they almost didn't put him through to Hollywood because he was "too dramatic" have any of you ever seen a metal band. it's about the show. and he has the vocals to go with it. anyone who is a singer. a real singer. knows he is not screaming. that takes a great deal of skill to hit falsetta notes. HE NEVER MISSES a pitch. Danny bores me. and the only reason he made it this far...sorry to bring it up, but he has a great "back story". come on. Matt had far better vocals and charisma and even Kris has more personality. i mean he looked like he was going to church at T.D. Jakes Potter's House. he was singing a freakin Aerosmith song.
    oh, and in my opinion, Kris should have sung a Ryan Adams song much better fit. Danny lucked out tonight.

    May 7, 2009 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. angelchapa

    I can not believe it.. Allison, I jst knew it was going to come down to her and Adam... OMG guess I was wrong. This show makes me sooooo mad sometimes. Allison you have a great voice and you will make it far, this is only the beginning for you.. You was not crying alone tonight cause I was sitting on my sofa crying with you.. Keep your head up gurl!!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. michelle

    You have such unbelievable talent!!! What an excitement to watch each week!! You are our Next American Idol!!

    May 6, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. clark

    oh, man, some of you Adam-haters are just jumping around from forum to forum and posting hate mail, aren't you? I recognize your names and your messages. I don't know why it's so important to you to spread the vitriol around.

    Here's my take: None of them are amateurs (this seems to be a consistent gripe against Adam). Adam has a professionally trained, 3-octave voice and he has worked in musical theater; vocal coaches around the country have gone onto forums like this and said how amazing and rare his vocals are. Danny makes 100% of his living from singing, and most of the time, when he stays within in his vocal range, his voice is interesting, however, he does not have the vocal training to stretch out of his range – hence, last night's performance where he started out flat and behind the beat and just completely lost it several times during the song, famously on that last note. Danny makes his living singing – he is not an amateur. Kris has at least 2 CD's that are available for purchase at Amazon, he is not an amateur. Allison has won a similar Star Search contest previously, with a $50K prize and a recording contract. Allison has won a substantial amount of money from her vocals – she is not an amateur.

    It seems to me that Adam is the closest thing to an amateur singer left in the AI competition.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sammie

    Everyone makes a big deal about singing, well it deserves no credibility to scream ur balls off. People who spend years in Uni, get educated, and benefit society get less recognition then these retards on American idol.

    Well u yanks its no wonder u fail education wise, all i can say is: Im glad im an Aussie!

    May 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Barbara

    Rushed home from Yankee game to listen to Adam!! He was on my mind the whole night with my daughter texting me live!! If Adam doesn't win and goes home tonight, it will be a sad day in this house. Gokey makes us cringe. Never saw the talent......

    May 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dfloyd

    Don't get it........he howls and moans and whines. That's not entertaining, it's annoying! Was Kara hoping she could make him straight with her comments?

    May 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Doppy

    Adam commands the stage. When everyone thought the song was done and Adam strutted forward and slammed down the mic stand and finished the song out it was pure rock star attitude. This boy has IT. Love him or hate him....everyone is talking about him. That is the sign of a true star- Controversial, Loved by millions. Vilified by millions. Adam Lambert is making this the most exciting Idol season yet. Even if you don't like him you are secretly curious and excited to see what he's going to do on performance night. Admit it.

    May 6, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jules

    Adam is BRILLIANT! I look forward to seeing him every week! I LOVE the drama he brings to the songs!!! He is one performer that I would actually pay to see in concert! Don't change, Adam!

    May 6, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeremy

    I'm absolutely tired of people claiming Adam screams. Remedial voice coaching for anyone who claims that he does. Megan is correct in one particular – a scream is a scream – and Danny showed us how that sounds. What Adam does is singing. You may not like it, (I know lots of people who don't like Led Zepplin too, or Rush, or rock music in any form, for that matter, and that's fair – tastes differ) it may not be your style, you may not even like him, but it's not screaming. It is supported, placed correctly, and controlled, which is what you do when you SING. It doesn't hurt his vocal chords because he knows how to do it correctly. If you don't like what he does, don't get your hopes up that he will lose his voice or anything, because he clearly takes care of his voice and knows what he is doing technically. Whether you like him or not, you should at least appreciate the difficulty of what he does vocally every week.

    May 6, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    Did anybody else think he almost made it look too easy to hit those sacred notes??

    May 6, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. lurkerbelow

    Of course he's no Robert Plant but, and I feel this way with all of the American Idol stuff – but I still eat it up – is that everyone over sings the song. Something like this...

    Adam's still the favorite though.


    May 6, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. megan

    A scream is a scream, and Adam does it all the time. I am a Gokey fan although I didn't particularly care for his performance last night, that will not put him in the bottom 3 tonight!!! Go Gokey! We love you. Gokey puts his heart and soul into his music and it shows! Lambert sounds the same every week, nothing different, he needs to go home. Adam thinks very highly of himself and it shows! I can't stand people like that!

    May 6, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Nicki

    He's not supposed to do it like Plant. He's supposed to do it like Adam, and he definitely did that!

    After seeing him first last night, pretty much every performance after him was a let down. Simon was totally right. He was hard to top–no one did it.

    And Danny's scream was pretty priceless. LOL!!! But I'm going to make a predicition. It wouldn't surprise me if in the Finals it was Adam vs. Capt. Vanilla a.k.a (Kris Allen).

    May 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Widget

    American Idol .... Adam Idol: same thing! GO ADAM!!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Snow

    Lambert is the best, hope you win, guy

    May 6, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Aaron

    John Treble May 6th, 2009 7:24 am ET

    It’s funny that I am comparing Adam Lambert to Robert Plant. But I think Adam actually **out sang** plant tonight. I’ve seen Zepplin in concert and they are not that great live. What Adam did tonight was spectacular. Plant does not even have the consistency that Lambert has.



    Your Zeppelin privileges are also revoked.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Aaron

    Debbie May 6th, 2009 9:13 am ET

    Adam delivered like no one else could have on that song. I know it’s sacrilege to say so, but he did it better than Plant! And I couldn’t take my eyes off his; the guyliner really works for him.



    Your Led Zeppelin privileges are hereby revoked.

    While it was indeed amazing NOBODY can do it better than Plant.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Aaron

    Shayla May 5th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

    Honestly, and I will be hated for this, but I can’t stand this guy. Just too much overdramatic shenanigans going on. And I’ve heard “Whole Lotta Love” probably more than any song I’ve ever heard in my life, and I was just aching for it to be over. There are some things you don’t mess with, and Led Zeppelin is one of those things. Unless you have a member of the band messing with it WITH you (i.e. Jimmy Page & Puff Daddy, which I still don’t entirely understand, but if Jimmy Page says it’s cool, I say it’s cool), leave it to the pros. I couldn’t wait for it to be over, and I’m shocked that it’s gotten such fantastic feedback. I thought it was just WAY too over the top. Led Zeppelin isn’t Broadway, nor should it be treated as such.


    Like I said, hours and hours of laughter.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. slash

    Adam rocked.
    And he beautifully illustrated how wrong you haters are who think he "screams" all the time.
    Listen to what Danny did at the end of Dream On.
    now THAT is just a scream.
    Adam actually hits notes.
    Danny just screeched.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Aaron

    Led Zeppelin is untochable and Adam knocked it out of the universe. He cannot be beat.

    For all you haters out there please keep posting. You provide the rest of us with a couple hours of laughter each week with your whinny complaing about a guy with more talent than all of you combined.


    May 6, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  25. Susan

    Adam you did it again and showed true genius! I'm not a rocker but loved your performance & you made me love that song. I'll buy anything you record!
    You blew away the competition, again, and I'm so glad you got to go first, finally!!
    Your looks, swagger, stage presence, everything is amazing!
    My heart skips a beat and I get flustered every time you perform on that stage.
    I'm 44 years old and can't tell you the last time, if ever, I've been this excited about a contestant. You are the BEST American Idol in all 8 seasons combined and I've watched them all! I know we are watching a LEGEND being born. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. Your time is NOW!!
    Best of luck to you and I voted for you for 2 hours last night!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  26. adambuckman

    The song is called "Whole Lotta Love" - not "Whole Lot of Love." You could at least get the title right if you are going to claim how much you love the song. Props to AdLam - great job, great pipes.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  27. Sasha

    I'm sorry, but I don't think anyone on AI will ever be a "rock god"

    May 6, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  28. Monica

    He is the Adam bomb! He hit heavy metal hard and did it fantastically. You rock Adam!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  29. Can he go home now?

    Please: not another week of this

    May 6, 2009 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  30. Sherry

    Adam needs to go home!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  31. Always Annoying

    How can so many people "love" Adam? I truly pray he goes home tonight. I can't listen to one more performance of the MOST irritating screamy, high-pitched, whiney singing voice; not to mention, the most affected and flamboyant performing style EVER!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  32. Amy

    This guy can sing ANYTHING! And he is so much fun to watch!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  33. Adam

    Was Adam "Screaming and screeching" during "Mad world" and "Tracks of my tears?"

    Adam's range is like nothing I've ever seen before. It's not fair for the other contestants to have to compete with him.

    Adam rocks!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  34. Kate

    Horrible ? Screeching ? Screaming ? Boring ? These are all the appropriate words to describe Danny's performance last night. Gay haters/discriminators shut up, turn off your TV, go to bed. Suit yourself, do whatever you want. Just stop make up all these crazy nonsenses to criticize, trash and attack a geninue talented sweet youngman and the BEST CONTESTANT ever in American Idol history. Adam, keep wearing your outfits, guyliners, accessories and hair styles. Don't let all those rubbish comments upset you. Remember, who cares if you win the title or not. You are already a Winner in most of people's hearts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  35. Justin DQ

    Adam ROCKS! The look, the make-up, the hair, the outfit, the vocal, the dance, the song choide, everything was just right. He was comfortable on stage last night. It was like he belonged there with the band... I like Adam not only his amazing vocal, but also he is always being himself. I was I totally agree with you, "Adam Lambert, I hate myself for loving you!!!" I just hope he will go thru to the final. He deserves to win. Americans, please vote for Adam!...

    May 6, 2009 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  36. Bernardo Gui

    I was LITERALLY praying Adam was gonna sing a Queen song.
    After all he is the new Freddie Mercury.
    This cat can sing anything......literally anything.
    He will win this competition......HAND DOWN !

    As for the female contestant: she's 1 dimensional: Blues/Rock.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  37. Wendy

    Another AWESOME performance! WOW!!!! Adam was just great! WOW!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  38. Scout

    Big Fan: Adam avoided the scream because Slash told him to ditch it and use his normal range. Unlike other's Adam takes advice and moderated his performance. The end result is he's just as good without the falsetto. I think he could sing anything well and has in his musical theater background. Adam all the way!

    May 6, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  39. melissa

    GOOO ADAM, that performance was the BEST, i also love his "born to be wild" performance!!

    May 6, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  40. Thorne

    Carol... obviously you do care. I mean, Matt's gone and you "don't care who wins" but you're still on here posting. So umm maybe a reality check is in order.

    Adam killed it. I had some trepidation about LZ being unapproachable but he was awesome.

    What note was Karaoke Gokey trying to hit? It isn't like he was flat, or he was sharp... he didn't hit it period.

    Allison was awesome in the duet. She really held her own.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  41. Debbie

    Adam delivered like no one else could have on that song. I know it's sacrilege to say so, but he did it better than Plant! And I couldn't take my eyes off his; the guyliner really works for him.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  42. Big fan

    ROCK GOD! Rock on, Adam, all the way to the finals! I'm glad to see people picked up the phones last night and righted the wrong that happened last week. If YOU don't agree that Adam is the best, go back to your TIVO and listen closely to what Slash said. HE is the expert, not you jealous, homophobic Adam-haters. And scream? He all but avoided it last night just to quiet your idiotic comments.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  43. Dennis

    It's a shame that the haters are here so quickly with the same tired old comments. They obviously did not listen to last night's performance. Adam did everything to remove their concerns. Screeching? Gone. Theatrical? Nope, just rock. Over the top? Folks, it's rock music, so you must have been hating since the fifties and Doo-Wop. If you don't like it, why waste your time and ours with your complaints. Just vote for someone else.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  44. Rafael

    I love the song. I was hoping he would sing Rock and Roll by Zeppelin but he still blew everybody away.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  45. Galoux

    Okay, so Kara was over the top with the "rock god" comment, but I gotta tell you, I saw Zep on their third US tour in 1969, and Adam made me feel like I did when Robert Plant and I were still young and pretty! THAT is what that song SHOULD do.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  46. Stacy

    It seems to me that most (not all) of the "Adam Haters" are men. Jealous much?? It's just my opinion, but I think that the men on here are either jealous or homophobic. You don't have to worry, I'm sure Adam wouldn't like you either!!

    May 6, 2009 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
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  48. gus

    Adam is so Las Vegas, he will never be any better than that.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  49. nic

    Rock God? Puh-leeze. Personally, I think Queen would have been much more appropiate for his perfomance style. I have to admit that Adam has been a pleasant surprise on many nights this year–tracks of my tears was genius. But, his voice grates on my nerves and I am sooo over that scream– like fingernails on a blackboard. I expect an entertainer to entertain me and don't mind dramatic performances, but for some reason his seem fake or out of place– they simply don't resonate with me. I loved the duet with Allison. I'm hoping he's going home tonight. I appreciate what he does musically- but he's not likely to end up on my ipod.

    May 6, 2009 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  50. Tom

    ADAM IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE DESERVES TO BE THE AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  51. John Treble

    It's funny that I am comparing Adam Lambert to Robert Plant. But I think Adam actually **out sang** plant tonight. I've seen Zepplin in concert and they are not that great live. What Adam did tonight was spectacular. Plant does not even have the consistency that Lambert has.
    I cannot wait to buy Adam's first album. He absolutely left the other contestants in the dust tonight. Allison was the nearest second, but by a long distance. Kris dragged in third. And Danny is more suited to singing "Rock of Ages" than Rock and Roll.

    May 6, 2009 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  52. David

    Yeah, Adam will have a very long career with music and entertaining. I am not sure if he will win but he is the best singer in the competition. As we know from the past, the best singer doesn't always win.

    He was, by far, the best last night and most nights. Go Adam!

    May 6, 2009 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  53. chrissy

    ADAM STOP SCREAMING!!! Can't stand to watch the guy and can't stand to hear him..DVR is great you can record and fast forward through his "performance"

    May 6, 2009 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  54. bridgette

    I was wondering before the show, if Adam would be singing third or fourth. I was surprised when he came out first, but by the end of the show, I understood what the Producers of this show were doing. Absolute genius, they got their star to open the show and then to close it. It started on a high note and certainly ended on one. Adam saved this show, because if you only had Danny, Kris and Allison singing, it would have been an disaster. Could you imagine this show starting with that god-awful wailing of Danny's, half of the audience would have run screaming into the night.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  55. crm1055

    Being the wife of the lead guitarist in the local rock and roll band, I have to say that "theatrics" is part of the show. Just because the players are good with an instrument doesn't make it all. You can't beat a good jam but when you go to a concert you also expect to see a show. Ever been to a Stones, Alice Cooper or KISS concert? For those who think Adam is a screamer...well how old are your ears? The best rockers of the 70's and 80's all did some screaming at some point. Look what David Lee Roth did for Van Halen. Now there's a screamer.

    Adam, you just keep on truckin'!!!! Regardless of how this show turns out, you have already found your place in the entertainment world and you can bet your leather and chains that there are already people behind the scenes making plans for you! Good luck!

    May 6, 2009 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  56. zak

    yeah bob, got all his songs in my IPOD and sometimes its much better listening, just listening. Dunno what ur talking about.

    May 6, 2009 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  57. GeeDub

    I repeat from the very first week.............Adam vs. Allison...Rock gone wild!

    May 6, 2009 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  58. Charm

    Bob, I listen to Adam all the time without watching him and he sounds AWESOME!!!!!! More so because Im not so distracted watching him I can appreciae his voice more. Hes never screeched, I believe Danny is the screecher tonight and before tonight he was a yeller. Maybe YOU need to listen to Adam without watching the TV and maybe you should grap some Qtips first and clean out those clogged ears of yours. :))

    May 6, 2009 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  59. RR...

    Bob do us a favor...listen to Adam Lambert's, studio version download of "feeling good", and we dare your Dany to sing it and see how he does,, oh wait, we know how he'll do....he'll scream horribly...
    They're all good singers, yours, Dany Gokey is simply not the best in this year American Idol competition period.....sorry

    May 6, 2009 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  60. RR...

    For all of us Rock & Roll lovers this was "the best night"...
    Adam Lambert is fantastic...a complete natural....the duet with Allison..simply the very best I have ever seen in American Idol...
    The worst.................the screeeech by Dany...tonight it's his Waterloo..
    He said it when they made that Ford video on stage...called Circus..."here you have a chance to do it American Idol you blew it're gone"....
    He's so right that screeeeeaaaaammmm.....killed him for good
    Kris you are safe, for one more week before the showdown between Adam and Allison...
    By the way...reaching the very high notes..and elevating them even more when you're singing...a vocalist explained in EW that sticking the tongue out is part of a technique....go research it yourselves if you don't believe it....
    Adam and Allison Rocks.!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  61. meredithNYC

    finally - tonight was a tutorial on the difference between a screech (danny, who i happen to like), and adam - who delivered an amazing vocal performance on a rendition of an artist no one else on AI has ever had the guts to attempt. i cannot fathom the kind of criticisms people level at him! ok, so u don't have to like his "style." ( and how do u know he cannot write?) do u think that at 27 or just 28 he has finished maturing? that great producers, great writers etc. won't have any influence, he is that complete? and yet, if true, that is not a complement, it's a criticism! i saw Mick Jagger perform live just a few years ago at what, 60? note i said PERFORM not sing. that is adam - charismatic, awesome range in vocals and genres, great to watch - and he can even string sentences together that actually mean something. he's terrific.

    May 6, 2009 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  62. flatbread


    great take...couldnt agree more

    May 6, 2009 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  63. musiclady

    I agree with Noah's rock/not rock distinction whole heartedly but I think there is something to be said about Adam because he embodies what a real rock singer should be, What I really like about him is that he respects the songs. Only someone like him can give justice to these songs.........and he does it in a way that's something more than Broadway.

    May 6, 2009 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  64. Willis

    America must have lead ears to think this guy sounds different each week. He'll win, but it'll be a hollow win since he'll end up a one hit wonder.

    May 6, 2009 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  65. musiclady

    I am a very pick music fan and this is the first season of Idol I have watch faithfully. There is only one reason for that and it's Adam Lambert. I can't wait to see what amazing performance he will give each week. I refuse to pay $50 a seat to go to a concert (I just buy the tour DVD and watch it at home) but I would actually pay to see Lambert's show.

    I think the music world has been needing a glam rocker like him for years and here he don't screw it up dude! Don't put out a rock album for the Nickleback (not even rock if you ask me) croud. Do Slash proud and give us something that we can play for our grandchildren on an ancient machine called the CD player and be able to this is rock.

    May 6, 2009 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  66. Elle

    Ok we ALL think Adam is the Bomb. The Greatest.

    Watching him perform is like going to a concert!


    May 6, 2009 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  67. damien

    Kinda funny that Carol posted several comments about how much she hates Adam...who cares Carol?

    Adam is pure class...makes the others look like amateurs, that said, Allison was awesome tonight too.

    Time for weird mouth and Gokey to go home.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  68. Lisa

    Go Adam. Away. Gee, that outfit was so original, right down to the striped pants. I am bored bored bored with you.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  69. ana

    Melinda you need a hearing aid, the other contestants are trying everything they can to sound like Adam, crowling to stay fighting cuz Adam makes them try harder, but they can't hit those notes, that is not scretching or whatever you call it, that is the ability and gift of passagio... he is smooth !!!sorry!!! Adam is so cool he even tried not to over shadow Allison...

    May 6, 2009 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  70. CJ

    Adam is the most awesome of all of all the AIs

    May 6, 2009 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  71. MB

    I seen Led Zep in 72?? I could never say that anyone was better than him BUT ADAM CAME CLOSE! Good Music from the years back then are being brought back in Adam's voice and showmanship. I THANK YOU!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  72. SUEnTX

    Adam is such a pro, I am never nervous for him to perform as I am for all the others. I really like him, and as a senior citizen that is absolutely nuts. I always have applauded talent and pizzazz from any genre, and Adam has pizzazz. If he appears in concert near me I will go and scream and have a blast with my grandkids. I love the talent.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  73. Anna


    So.......ROCK, in your estimation, only includes all-male bands in which the members pay no attention to their personal appearances? And if you dress well, try to be fashionable in any way, or wear (god forbid) MAKEUP, you are NOT ROCK? What about the music? Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, and–yes–Adam Lambert ALL ROCK!!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  74. JJ

    Adam is sooooooo horrible!!!!!! When will he stop screeching & screaming? He sounds like fingernails scraping against a chalkboard & I want to change the channel when he is on stage.

    Allison is fab! Danny is awesome & Chris is wholesome.

    Adam has to go...............

    May 6, 2009 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  75. Kate

    See, put ADAM in the bottom 3 last week ???????????? This week before the Show began, even the American Idol Show logo broke up hanging there above the stage for the first time in 8 years. It is protesting to us all the unfairness and cruelty ADAM received last week. Sorry, there is only 1 true Star in this show, not the other 3.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  76. KAREN

    ADAM ADAM ADAM!!!! You had me (64 yrs old) and my neighbor (in her late 40's) dancing all over the living room and screaming for you like a couple of teenagers!!!! ADAM ROCKS and is DOWNRIGHT MESMERIZING with those BLUE EYES!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  77. nikki

    okay, some of you may not like adam but he is truely an amazing vocalist. his range is incredible...and for those of you who say his voice is really isnt. also when ppl say his singing should have been in the 70s and 80s and not now; those were the best years in music ever...where the most talented artists reigned and that just means he is that talented...and give it a rest with critisizing him bc the judges praise isnt his fault and it doesnt make him arrogant...jeez. he did great as well as the other performers

    May 6, 2009 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  78. Mike

    Uh, Noah? Your massive ignorance of rock is showing: in Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page was the guitarist, not the singer. To say that Adam was copying Page tonight is more than stupid. That really puts the rest of your insightful "critique" in its proper perspective: worthless.

    Adam is a star far beyond the limits of this meager show. Live with it.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  79. Brenda

    Another great performance by Adam. He is a pleasure to watch each week. HANDS DOWN ADAM WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  80. wolfman

    he sounded like kareoke why dont you all listen to led and then tell me hes so great he sucked and anyone thats sayes diffrent sucks too its all a set up any way no one is better then him what ever

    May 6, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  81. Allie B

    Message for Noah – Get your facts straight, please! You're confusing Robert Plant (lead vocalist for Led Zepplin and lyricist) with Jimmy Page (lead guitarist for Zepplin – and in fact, one of the best guitarists/producers/composers/songwriters in rock ever).

    May 6, 2009 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  82. Frank

    Adam lambert is the best out off the last 4 he has shown so much talent. he is just so incredable and talented. Adam & Allison really brought it together in the duet they were GREAT!!!!! ROCK ON

    May 6, 2009 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  83. joan

    Adam has some mighty powerful vocal chords....

    May 6, 2009 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  84. Judette

    I missed Adam's performance tonight, I can't wait to see it on UTube tomorrow. He's the reason I watch AI this season.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  85. JJ

    ADAM was so fabulous tonight...back to his roots with that haircut, make up and attire. Even my 65 year old husband, who watches AI infrequently, was bowled over. Said he'd vote for him over and over. OMG, in all my 56 years, I can't remember such an exceptional icon except ELVIS, who ADAM reminds me of. If they did ELVIS night this season it would have blown us away. If you believe in reincarnation....ADAM is ELVIS reincarnate!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  86. cricket

    I am so sick of the tongue bath that the judges are giving Adam Lambert every week . It is beyond sickening.
    Just stop the charade and give him the crown.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  87. nevada grama

    Why is he even on American Idol when he is a Professinal? Danny should win,

    May 6, 2009 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  88. nevada grama

    Is it true Adam is a Professial singer ? If so why is he on American Idol?

    May 5, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Sheri

    I am 57 and Love Adam! I too felt bad about not voting last week. So I voted for him this week non stop!!! I would have stopped watching if he had gotten dropped last week!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Sharon P

    I have found this season in all disappointing, there are other good singers on the finals besides everything being about Adam, Simon's comments would be enough to discourage anyone, yea Adam is a good singer but I also think Danny and Allison are too, and what Chris is still there because the girls think he is a hottie, Chris should have left right along with Matt, is all reality shows coming down to the votes if the chicks think you are hot your in, what about talent does that count anymore?????? Won't be watching Idol next year right along with the rest of our friends and families, guess we will have to find another reality show to get together for.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Nicolette

    Simon called it right after Adam's performance... he predicted the remaining 3 would not even come close to Adam. ...he really is a star in the making with an amazing voice and he is a true entertainer. From the heartfelt song "Mad World" to tonight's song, he always nails it perfectly. Yes, he is the total package.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Darcie

    LOVED this; thought it was a perfect song choice. Flawless. Hot.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Scout

    I am 66 years old and until Adam showed on the scene had not bought a CD or tune since Elvis Presley came out with Love Me Tender and Hound Dog on the flip side! I have learned how to go to Itunes and download all of Adam's and put my computer on continuous play and enjoy them all. I eagerly await his first CD, concert tours, and movies. He will be a star. Hopefully Hokey Gokey will go home tomorrow night. Tonight's Danny performance was horrific. I see Adam and Allison in the final.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Shayla

    Honestly, and I will be hated for this, but I can't stand this guy. Just too much overdramatic shenanigans going on. And I've heard "Whole Lotta Love" probably more than any song I've ever heard in my life, and I was just aching for it to be over. There are some things you don't mess with, and Led Zeppelin is one of those things. Unless you have a member of the band messing with it WITH you (i.e. Jimmy Page & Puff Daddy, which I still don't entirely understand, but if Jimmy Page says it's cool, I say it's cool), leave it to the pros. I couldn't wait for it to be over, and I'm shocked that it's gotten such fantastic feedback. I thought it was just WAY too over the top. Led Zeppelin isn't Broadway, nor should it be treated as such.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  95. george

    he was unremarkable in a week that he should have been terrific.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Bill

    Why does Adam have to wear tighter pants than most girls wear? If that's the new "trend" this country truly is going down the toilet.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Ben Lee're just another name-dropper. It only shows you've got width but not depth. There's is no science in what's rock and what's not. God forbid – to some people Kanye West / Jamie Foxx and their voice altering microphone is rock...

    I don't have to say how good Adam's performance is...about 80% of the people who posted here have said so...that is scientific.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Loraly

    Poor Danny....trying to pull off an Adam scream. LMAO!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Joy

    Adam is the Tiger Woods of American Idol. – He's so good, no one can even come close. No matter what the outcome is this season's show is, we'll be seeing Adam for a long, long time.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  100. eowyn

    Noah,D33d brush up on your rock facts. Jimmy Page is the brilliant guitar player for Led Zeppelin. Robert Plant is the vocalist. Having said that Adam Lambert was amazing but he always is! I even liked the brilliant version of Ring of Fire.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Loraly


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  102. RCKiddo

    Noah, methinks you are confusing Jimmy Page with LZ bandmate Robert Plant. A very important distinction when comparing Adam to the actual lead singer in that legendary band. Hopefully you did not load up your ark with pairings as inaccurate as that one. Then again, that just might explain the existence of the duckbill platypus!

    Adam and Allison in the finals. Not that it really matters - they're both going to enjoy massively successful recording and performing careers despite the ultimate outcome of this "competition."

    May 5, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Hellbent

    His version of this was pretty good. However, he should have listened to Beth Hart's cover of this song. I think it would have helped him to not sound so polished.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Ashley


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  105. Flores

    LOVED IT!!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  106. JH in DC

    So bored with him. Same ole same ole. With a voice that great why on earth does one have to hide behind all that phony artifice? With all that Las Vegas theatricality, I can't see him having much longevity in terms of a career. Just too packaged and insincere. It's a shame. And the judges fawning over him smacks of favoritism, not to mention blindness. Give me Susan Boyle!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Megan

    adam lambert is going to win
    i'll admit, he does screach a lot, and his vocals often stay in the upper octaves for too long, but people......
    have you heard tracks of my tears? or mad world?
    he can sing AND perform, danny gokey is a good singer, and he can kind of get into it, but once the music stops so does he, hes totally stiff. danny just doesnt have the charisma to win it. allison and kris are amazing, but they arent in the same league as danny and adam. you need to be able to sing, perform, and sell your performance with all youve got to win this competition.
    adam is the only one with the whole package.

    GO ADAM!!!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Rob

    Unbelievable performance! Pure rock, awesome performance.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  109. ashleigh

    Um, bob. I have every one of Adam's songs and performances on my ipod. I like him just fine without seeing him bb.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Hammer of Justice

    Nails on a chalkboard with this guy, Beyond irritating.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  111. A. Deloney

    I was so shocked last week that Adam was in the bottom two. I felt guility as well because I had yet to vote. I assumed he had it sewed up, but tonight I had two phones going. I have to make sure he isn't in the bottom tomorrow night.

    He is so awesome. By the way I'm 59 years old.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  112. D33d

    Noah you didn't explain anything. Your taste of music is subjective. (the killers? please.) Adam has to be in AI form and do the stupid Ford commercials, dance numbers, etc. Outside of Idol, given a chance, he will do well.
    BTW, he didn't impersonate JPage. He was Adam. He Rocked.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Jeff

    He sounded off-key to me... thought he was horrible and that scream is like nails on a chalkboard. I hope he gets voted out! The judges are doing way too much ass kissing on him.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Noah

    Ok, let's try to explain this. Adam is not rock. He's musical theater. He's rock the way Steve Perry was rock. The way no self respecting rock musician wants to be rock. There's one reason why Jimmy Page and Steven Tyler were able to get by without playing an instrument. They could write. Well, at least Tyler could before he quit drugs. But the Page thing sticks. Adam can't. He's musical theater. He's very good musical theater. But he isn't rock. He, at best, is glam rock.

    Let me list the groups/people who aren't rock and the people who are. Groups/people who aren't: Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, and thank god that's all the people I know.

    Groups/people who are rock: Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails (and where did this illusion that Trent Reznor has a good voice come from?), the Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin.

    And being a good Jimmy Page impersonator does not a rock god make. When he can write like Jimmy, give me a call.

    Before then, he should get on Broadway. His voice is perfect for a long, Tony winning career there.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Cherry

    Yes I agree, the ratings would tank if Adam was voted off. I wouldn't watch. Danny, Kris and Allison lack personality, spunk and vocals.
    I know I wouldn't be here posting right now, that's for sure.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Ellen

    After Danny's horrid off-pitch wailing tonight, perhaps the Adam bashers will now understand the difference between unmodulated screaming (Danny) and controlled, on-key high range notes (Adam).

    And everyone who complains that Adam always sounds the same must have missed the Tracks of My Tears and Mad World performances, not to mention the creepily brilliant Ring of Fire.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  117. JimmyJames

    Say what you want folks but Adam is imo the most talented performer ever on Idol. People say he screams... but listen to the clarity on those high notes he hits and holds.. and his total vocal control.. always on key and on timing is simply brilliant. Add in the perfomance factor and I think he's an unstoppable talent who has gotten his venue. My only concern for him is this– can he do his own stuff? If he has a downfall that may be it. But I love watching him perform and surprise and delight. He's in his own league.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  118. mary

    I love you Adam! No one compares..I have never voted for an AI but tonight I voted for you. Jimmy Page should be calling you soon.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Bill

    I know some people just do not like the way Adam sings but you know what? That kind of singing sells millions of Albums. Just look at Slash and Guns&Roses. All Axel did was just scream right? Adam has some serious talent and just because you do not like the music he sings does not mean he can't sing. Danny typical bar singer. Allison rock singer! Chris I do not know what he would be good at. Adam= Superstar.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  120. LDV

    I don't like this genre of music so much, but Adam was still flawless. He's so talented and I swear that if he doesn't win AI, I'll never watch this show again. He's superb and if people don't recognize that, they're crazy.

    As an aside, Adam was never on actual Broadway. He was doing off-Broadway. He seems seasoned because he's talented and he's performed before others, as have Kris and countless others on the show. If it weren't for AI, people wouldn't know about him so he deserves to be there.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Barbara P.

    KLM – well done

    May 5, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  122. sabrina

    Get a clue you Adam haters.... All of the mentors (famous people) LOVE HIM... remember to vote.. Use your landline it gets through more.. Vote for ADAM

    May 5, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Jim

    Adam sucks.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Brandi

    Adam is the best American Idol has ever had. I am amazed by what he does every week. He is incredibly talented and deserves to win. The others, though good, cannot touch him. He is the reason I watch every week. Truly amazing!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Wizard

    I can't explain why, but I'm really pulling for Adam to win. I guess it's because he has the kind of talent that we've not see in a long time. With that said, he's not my favorite. Allison can do no wrong in my opinion!

    Also, I'm a huge LZ fan, and "Whole Lot of Love" is one of the best songs ever performed, but I hated this rendition. Sorry, Adam! I'm still rooting for you though.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Dorothy

    Sorry, just don't like this guy. I don't know what it is, I am not fond of his voice...during the duet he sounded like Allison. I think she is awesome, she has a very bright future ahead for her...but Adam, I just don't understand what all the fuss is about, especially the judges...they just go on and on about him...he is ok...his voice just sounds to girly.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  127. tom

    bob your comment about Gokey tonight is just untimely. Gokey trashed Aerosmith and yes indeed that was a blood curdling scream and was in no way musical. So I think you point is... well off point. This is a singing competition and Adam was impeccable. Vote, Vote, Vote... believe me Adam is not safe, if you are a fan vote until your fingers are numb or this talent will be silenced on AI for the next 3 weeks....

    I wonder who would bother to watch it if Adam were gone.... The ratings would tank ...

    May 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Greg

    Hated it. Usually do. Would never in a million years buy his album. It's like Election Day 2004, and I'm totally confused by what America is thinking!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  129. sabrina


    P.S. To the people who say Adam isnt Zepplin.. No Adam isnt Zepplin yet he did very, very well at doing Zepplin (who can barely be touched) music.. give me a break.. Danny BUTCHERED his song... Allison did well and Kris.. he just did okay!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  130. courtney

    in all honesty adam has gotten a little tired for me. he's definately not a rock god yet as kara put it and paula's endles fan girl gushing makes me want to scream. comparing him to michael phelps? c'mon people!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  131. rhett

    Bob – I think Adam fans DO listen to him without watching the TV. His singles (not just the performance videos) are available on iTunes. We listen and appreciate even though we don't "see."

    Tim – I'm glad to hear that you and your wife have been using 05. I guess I don't understand how the phone thing works, because I get through on 05 alot. So maybe lots of others are as well.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  132. KLM

    To everyone that complains about Adam screaming, seriously? Sit yourself down and stfu. There is an ENTIRE GENRE dedicated towards Adam's brand of rock, and news flash? GnR, Led Zepp, AC/DC, Styx, Van Halen, they're all a part of that fantastic era. So seriously, shut up. Because we all know that half of you are just whiny little idiots who want the same pop-tastic style idol winners every year (btw - it's american idol, not american pop star, so who says the best singer can't be a throwback rocker? Shut up. Now.) and the other half are homophobic.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Lee

    It was obvious Slash knew Adam was the one who had it. And all these comments about screaming – what the heck do you think happens in Rock? There is on pitch, great voice screaming, and the stuff that poor Danny tried to do.
    And I know who I'd rather look at.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Babba

    Bob....did you hear Danny's last note? Screech much?

    May 5, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Babba

    Jeez Carol. Who do you think was the best tonight? Everyone, including all 4 judges, said Adam was the best. Sorry, your comment is an EPIC FAIL.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Bob

    I challenge all of Adam Lambert's fans to listen to him without watching the TV. He isn't a singer, he's a screamer and screecher. Danny is a much better SINGER. The judges have already crowned Lambert the champ, but Danny Gokey is the man to watch. GO GOKEY!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  137. quickly

    Adam is the best. Allison is good but needs a few yrs. The other guys really don't compare. Adam draws interest. His vocals are jaw-dropping. He is very sexy. I hope to see him next week.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  138. tracey

    I never understand people who say that Adam hasn't grown as a performer. When he started they all complained about how he couldn;t connect with the audience, as he was so use to singing to the back row of the theater, or he was too "Broadway". That performance was anything but! This boy is a major talent, and in my opinion, already a star.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Waynes Music Journey

    Man Adam continues to show that he is in control of his journey on American Idol. I believe he made a come back and strong. He proved that he has the moves, vocal range and ability to be great in respect to the folks like Led Zeppelin. Great night and man what a voice. Adam rocks us away.



    May 5, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Lin

    Adam was awesome and no one on the show can come close to him except for possibly Allison, and even she's a ways behind. Carol – if you want to hear screaming go to itunes and play back Karaoke Gokey tonight. Even my 10 year old covered her ears when he sang! LOL!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Scott


    I can't even stand to listen to this dude anymore. He will put out one album and then flame out. In the duet he did with Allison, I think the most testosterone on the stage came from her.

    Enjoy your Idol win Adam, you will be back on Broadway before you know it!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  142. WH

    My prediction is that after the show is over, Adam will be to Rock what Carrie Underwood is to Country, a true Superstar. Place your bets!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  143. sandi

    Adam is already a star. It won't matter what happens tomorrow night or the next or the next or the next.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  144. irene

    Whoever says Adam sounds the same every week have not been listening. Case in point, "the mad world" song, which was different, melodic, slow and powerful, in an understated way. love adam. hope he loses though, and does not have to abide by all those pesky and restricting AI contracts. He would be so much better off with more creative freedom. He will have a record for sure

    May 5, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Tim

    My wife and I started voting right after the show. I got through on 05 number, 55 times in a row. My wife 30 in a row before we got a busy signal. Just one, and then we started again. Keep voting. Adam and Allison both were great. Danny or Kris will be leaving.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Karen

    I'm going to vote as much as i can because no performer has excited me this much in many years!!! Adam must win!!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Carol

    Adam was not the best tonight , but than he never is. Scream, scream and scream some more. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  148. marc

    VOTE people for Adam!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Fran

    Adam is awesome and number 1 in my eyes. Tonite he was by far the best one to sing. AWESOME

    May 5, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  150. caroline

    This is the most I have ever voted for a contestant. Adam is the best.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Carol

    As far as Im concerned the best is already gone. I quit voting when Matt left. Don't care who wins, Just wish Adam would go, tired of his screaming. But everyone knows Adam will win, that is how it is set to be. And Adam does sound the same every week, Like I said none of them really have any heart, Matt was the heart of the show. I don't know what people see in Adam and what they are hearing.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  152. WH

    No doubt. Adam will win hands down. The others have talent but none are at the level he's at. He blows them away every week. If he's in the bottom, it's because people got lazy and didn't call in their votes. No matter, he'll get signed regardless. Maybe even better if he didn't win cause he could do his own thing and not be obligated after the Idol contract runs out for the tour.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Heather

    I'm already waiting for his album to come out lol. He's so effortless and very entertaining! I love love looove his performances!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Larry "O"

    Wow I guess you people that hate is screaming voice as you all call it do not like, Queen, Led Zep, Guns & Roses, Early Van Halen, etc. To hit those notes is training and more training. He is a born frontman so get over it. Oh by the way he would of hit that Aerosmith scream at the end of Dream On unlike Danny!. Go Adam and Go Allison.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  155. JL

    Adam's range is incredible. He was the best by far!!!! Once again, Kris was the most original and Gokey was typical Karaoke Gokey.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Sheri

    Adam is the most diverse performer Idol has ever had. At this point, Adam just needs to choose the genre he wants to pursue first. He has the talent to go a million different directions... Blows me away every week...

    May 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  157. PKW in N. Ga.

    Adam Lambert I LOVE YOU! You totally ROCK!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  158. rhett

    Hey – Adam fans – I've been voting and have had a busy signal on the 01 number - but – don't forget the 05 number!!! I've called 20-25 times and gotten through – with no busy signals! Now, while that's good that I got those votes in - I can't keep it up for 2 hours. So – don't forget – 01 AND 05!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Spammy

    You go Tom. Everyone please VOTE!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  160. tom

    OK for all of you that say Adam screams .... LOL did you check out Gokey butcher Aerosmith now that is the definition of screaming... anyway I digress... Adam is and always has been the best American Idol performer in the history of the show. His talent is something that should not be set aside because of peoples stereotypes it would be like punishing Beethoven because you don't like deaf people.


    May 5, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Brandy

    Would have liked to hear him sing some GnR or ACDC. But I liked him best tonight

    May 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Tracey

    Adam and Allison Rock – I don't vote often... but will tonight

    May 5, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Babba

    I wanted to see all the solo performances before commenting.

    To all you Adam haters:


    He was the BEST tonight. But...sigh...he always is.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Ann

    Melinda, Melinda. Now you know that's not true. It's the OTHER contestants who all sound the same week after week. Please put in your hearing aid and come up with something better than that to say. They don't call him Hokey Karaoke Gokey for nothing, you know!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Ann

    I'm on the West Coast, but I can't wait to see my favorite Idol perform a song from my all-time favorite band!

    I love Adam!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Delilah

    LOL.. what a horrendous scream that was from Danny. You are no Adam... stop trying to be him.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  167. jackson

    where did u guys see the performance? it hasnt aired yet

    May 5, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Susan - Canada

    Again....a love fest from the judges for Adam!! I think it's sickening. O.k. maybe Kris did struggle a bit, but most certainly not Allison..I think the judges need to give the other contestants a little more encouragement. They got in the finals for some reason and that being that they are good!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  169. adamcrazy

    There is a reason why Adam never gets to sing first-the others simply cannot out sing him! They are good individually but the other cannot hold a candle to Adam-he's the NEXT American Idol. If he isn't-I may never watch the show again. However, he will have a career regardless of what the armchair-Simons in America.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  170. carol522

    once again adam is perfect!!! The eyes, the clothes, the intensity of the was everything you want in a rock anthem!
    You can SLASH loved. He's probably thinking about how he could Adam as his lead singer. Hell, Clive ought to be trying to work that deal right now!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  171. joan

    Adam could have belted out any rock song tonite and he would have made it happen....There is no justice for the other three contestants...Adam is a natural....I believe this guy can sing far the best artist ever on American Idol...

    May 5, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  172. bearhater

    Adam is so overrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Yo-yo

    This isn't even a competition anymore. What's the point?

    May 5, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |

    There is nothing better than Adam.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Mary Donaldson

    Adam was terrific. I cannot get enough of him. Such poise on stage – like he lives there.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  176. jim

    I thought it was to close to the original. He needed to put his own stamp on it. I think he's in trouble again this week. Sorry.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  177. veejay

    I like adam and yes, he gave a great performance – but a rock god? gimme a break kara. and altho I almost always agree w/ simon, adam did not improve LZ's version of the iconic tune. not possible. sorry to say – adam is human.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Melinda

    Adam is this seasons David Archuletta. Every song sounds exactly the same and that screaching ... I hope he is gone tomorrow.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Chris

    I am really sick and tired of Adam, that is all I hear about. I am preparing myself for America to vote in another screaming rocker, just like last year. Maybe we should ask the producers to change the show to the "Next American Rock Star".

    May 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  180. lucinda

    Adam....You ROCK my world!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Bob

    Rocky Horror Zeppelin

    May 5, 2009 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Ray

    Picked a classic....and didn't do it justice. Sorry, he'll be in the bottom again.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Andy

    Absolutely unbelievable!!! It doesn't even seem like he is competing anymore, he is simply putting on a great show. At this point they should change the name of the show to: "The Adam Lambert Live Concert Series" with opening acts by, (insert other finalists names here). I think Simon is right, I have serious doubts about anyone topping that.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  184. smore

    The problem I have with Adam is he was a finished product when he arrived. The other singers have grown but Adam was already at the top. I wonder why he doesn't already have a career. He is too packaged for me in this venue. I really love Allison!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Kathy

    AWWWWW SUUUUU MMMMMM – glad he went first. Drop dead gorgeous!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Yuna

    What a great performance from Adam!!! I knew he would bring the house down. Can't wait for his debut CD!!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Judy

    I've never been a "hard" rock fan but I'm an Adam fan and I'll buy anything he sings. He wants to be a hard rock star – so I'm going to learn to listen to whatever he sings. His voice is so pure and his performance so enormous – it's always a spectacle. Amazing.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Angela

    He should try something from the Doors (Jim Morrison maybe)????

    May 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Taylor

    He did very well, but someone needed to knock Kara out.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Barbara P.

    I was hoping he'd do that – totally lived up to my expectations – What range – drama does well here. Wow!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  191. HeyItsmeDude

    Kudos to Lambert Plant....

    May 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  192. B

    Mr Lambert,

    Please have some pity on us... you make my heart beat in my mouth everytime I see you. And OMG WHAT A PERFORMANCE!!! I love you and am going to every concert you ever perform cause YOU'RE A LEGEND!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  193. anthony

    Typical. That's gay goth guy would have been better off doing Queen.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  194. ch1ck

    Adam Rocks. Very Sexy, love the guyliner, hair, and that voice melts me.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  195. jadad

    GOOO Adam! Totally awesome performance..he's a natural!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Tia

    Par for the course, Adam was his typical overly dramatic self – thankfully though it works well in this genre and he actually didn't irritate me for once.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Spammy

    I was almost sure he'd pick Zeppelin! And WOW! What a gift he has.

    May 5, 2009 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |

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