May 12th, 2009
09:08 PM ET

Top 3: Adam shows them how it is done

Nicely played Lambert.

Adam Lambert

He selects "Cryin' " by Aerosmith, and he might as well have worn a T-shirt that said "Danny Gokey, this is how you do Steven Tyler."

He rocked it out, and Simon all but gave out Adam's number to have the viewers vote for him.

Adam tries the humble thing by giving Danny and Kris their kudos. That's nice and all, but I see the gleam in his eye that translates to "I wonder what I will wear in the finale?"

I absolutely cannot wait for results night!!!


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  1. Taller Thaneric

    Adam will win.

    May 19, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    Aaron May 13th, 2009 12:21 pm ET

    Thanks again for all the hours of laughter haters. None of you that claim he screams has any clue about music at all yet you insist on posting. Great for laughs as you show your complete and utter ignorance. For that I thank you for you have added years to my life.

    You all better just stop watching because not only we he be in the final, he is going to win it all. I mean if you hate him that much why watch, life is too short to waste time.

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    Fine, he's going to win...and will bask in the great success that Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks, and David Cook enjoy. For those who you accuse of having no clue about music, you're right. He's very talented and his training shows. What he does lack isn't musicality; it's passion for the art. Do you think that Adam performs for the sake of the art or for the accolades? If you say he doesn't do it for the applause, then you are the one who makes me laugh. By the way, I'm in the industry...I'm a producer at a very well known East Coast studio and I've seen them come and go. If he continues with his current attitude, then here's a clue as to how he'll end up, in the form of a question. Who does Adam Lambert remind you of more, a member of New Kids on the Block at their peak or Elton John?

    May 15, 2009 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kate

    To all ADAM LAMBERT haters....................................I have to write and thank you all because ADAM is now officially in the final 2 tonite.

    I've never picked up a phone to vote in any season during these 8 years watching AI. It is you people who drove me the urgency to vote 50 times non-stop within 2 hrs for ADAM. Those negative comments you post to trash and attack this talented youngman are all rubbish.

    ADAM, keep wearing your black nail polish, guyliners, tight geans, leather jackets, chains, necklaces, rings and ear-rings. Don't change. Keep doing what you believe in. I'm so proud of you. Can't wait to see your first CD or DVD comes out.

    Rock and rollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    May 14, 2009 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. joan

    I'm with you Smitty....without Adam in the finale....this show is nothing....who wants to listen to Kris or Danny....everything they sing sounds the same....can't imagine Idol without Adam....he has been the show week after week....very entertaining....

    May 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Michael

    Danny & Kris will be the final two. Adam is great, but he has not wowed us in weeks.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. robin

    adam SUCKS! Kris ROCKS!

    May 13, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. robin

    adam sucks!! geez he has to scream in everything he sings! its crap! kris is the best !

    May 13, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Deb

    Adam should do a Boston song for the finals. "More than a Feeling" would do it. He'd rip it.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tom

    Adam was amazing last night and deserves to win american idol!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bill

    Sounds like the anti-Adam group got in her to post their "screaming" complaints again. I have been waiting for him to do an Aerosmith song now for a few weeks–when I hear him I hear the range and power that Steven Tyler brought to his songs. I like Crying, felt it was not the best choice for Adam 'cause he would get complaints about screaming. I would have liked to hear him do Dream On but Danny ruined that possibility I guess. I like Adam, those who find the other two "more versatile" as smoking something. Chris is good only for soft slow ballads and is most comfortable hiding behind an instrument. Danny tries and has real heart, but only Adam has superstart talent. Watch Simon, I'm sure he's got a contract ready for Adam and I'm sure, as Paula said, we'll see him in the final...as we should. My prediction Adam and Danny slug it out....Adam wins.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Timbo

    I am a huge american idol fan and my pick for the person going home tonight is Adam. I think Chris or Danny will have more successful carrer selling albums, america doesn't want another weirdo rocker with painted nails! Sorry Adam back to Broadway!

    May 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jo

    Steven Tyler via "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". What a screaming mess!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Karyl

    hahahahaha. I'm laughing at these comments. Adam is FANTASTIC! He's going to be a SUPERSTAR! He has more talent in his little ring clad finger than the two others put together. People are bashing Adam for one of three reasons (A) They don't really like rock. They just say they do. (B) They are Christian fundamentists and Adam offends them or (C) They are simply homophobic.

    Kris is milktoast. Danny sounds like a Christian rock singer. Both are good and very BLAND and DO NOT HAVE STAR APPEAL!!

    Yes, he's had training, but so have the other two guys in their church choirs. The object of AI is to get record deals to people who haven't had much luck on their own and Adam DOES meet the criteria so you whiners about Adam need to get a clue.

    GO ADAM!!!!!!! (Hit me up when you're in Vegas ;)

    Signed,
    56 year old Grandma

    May 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kelli

    I also find Adam's screeching scream at one level hard to listen too. How one sided to give out his phone number and say he won.....Better listen to the audience can you imagine an album of this one level yelling off key. To compare him with Steven Tyler is ludicrous. He was tender in the first song but the eyeliner and the yelling stops me from voting from him. Eyeliner went out with OZZIE in early 1990's. The range is a scream. Please stop straining your voice or you will develop polps, nodes on your vocal cords. Sing don't scream no matter how AMAZING Kara who ever finds it. You are destroying your instrument.

    May 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. K

    Adam is the best AI has EVER had. He is above the rest. He has a very WIDE range, much more so than the others, and not many singers can do that. Every mentor has said he can sing. Why don't you just admit you don't like him insteast of saying he does not have talent. They all have talent or they would not be where they are. It is just a matter of what you like or don't like.

    Adam is my fav. He entertains. He can always put on an excellent show. He should front a rock band. I think Kris will have a good career..... I think he has a great voice. Danny is more like what I hear in church. He can sing for sure but how far will he go with it.

    May 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  16. christy

    adam definately deserves to win. he is the best i have ever seen on americal idol. PLEASE VOTE FOR ADAM

    May 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  17. idolcritic

    It would have been smarter for Adam to mix it up last night and go with something more similar to Tracks of my Tears or Mad World for the 2nd song, if for no other reason than to shut up all of those who think he screams each and every song. He doesn't, of course, but why give those people fodder? I'm a huge Adam fan but wished he would have played it a little safer last night. Danny and Kris performed well but the fact is that neither can stir emotions in people like Adam can. He is a winner already, no matter what happens tonight. Who knows how America will vote, the track record isn't so good.......

    May 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  18. hemnebob

    adam.

    you rocked it out babeeeeeeee!
    loved it, loved all your performances.
    lookin forward to next week at the finals.

    as far as all the complaineees posting here, they weren't your
    fans in the first place and will be cranky when you win anyways.
    all you haters need to be posting on gokey's site or kris's sites.
    the adam lambert fans don't give a crap to what you think or say so you are wastin space here...
    i will be waiting for his first album to buy, just like david cooks...
    loved him too...

    May 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Soriah Siss

    I had to go change the channel everytime it was Adam's turn to perform. It's the only way I could sleep at night.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Kerri

    Just because someone doesn't like Adam does not mean that they do not know anything about music. Everyone has their own opinion and taste in music. So, instead of acting like immature little thirteen year-olds, try being respectful of other people.
    I don't like Adam for American Idol, but you don't see me putting the Adam lovers down. But, maybe that is because I am not a child.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  21. yon

    Adam did an amazing job as always! If you think that was screaming, you need to take some serious music classes!

    May 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Soriah Siss

    Screeching is considered "stepping outside of the box"?

    Curious.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Emily

    So good!!!! ADAM IS GOING TO WIN! There's no doubt about it.
    But jeeze his backup singer was retarded. serious.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Andi

    Final two Adam and Kris. Winner – shocker, Kris!

    May 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sandiee

    I agree with the poster who said that Adam doesn't ring true. I can't stand his screaming. His ballads are good but the rest of it ... sheesh, give me a break.

    I know Adam will probably win but he's such a phony (IMHO). He should have been voted off when he did the Ring Of Fire tragedy. OMG, that was absolutely horrendous and he hasn't improved at all. SCREAMMING ... that's all I hear from Adam.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Becca

    Face it, Adam will win. Will he deserve to win? NO! Is it fixed so that he will win? Yes! The first time I heard him sing, I thought he was fantastic, but as the shows went on, his voice got to be extremely irritating. Now his facial expressions, especially the tounge thing, just creaps me out. I have to mute my TV everytime he sings because I can't stand the screaming. I would like to hear him sing just one song that he didn't ruin with his screams.. I think Kris showed last night that he is so talented, he deserves to win. Maybe he will have the success that Daughtry has had if he doesn't win and Adam will have Studdards, Hicks and Fantasia's. Who are they again??????

    May 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Maria

    Adam knocked Danny and Kris OUT OF THE BALLPARK last night with both songs. America, this is your New American Idol!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Brenda

    Adam is in a class by himself. He did school Kris & Danny, as he has all competition long! He is simply the next : AMERICAN IDOL

    May 13, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sara

    Haha...funny. Most people can't get past his screaming? huh? Most people realise he's not screaming and he's actually hitting notes.

    And Sean...you may have nailed it. Gokey sounds like Michael Bolton...haha. EH...gokey is a good singer (not counting last week's performance) but I really don't like the sound of his voice. I see him singing christian rock.

    Kris came through last night and I'd like to see what he does for himself...not covers. He's definitely talented.

    Adam Adam Adam... you're the only reason I watch the show. I wish you had become famous a different way vs. through American Idol. You're truely beyond the show and everyone on it.

    May 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Snowbird

    Adam is talented, no doubt about it but he I believe is the most professional contestant they've ever had on American Idol. He's appeared in musicals, etc. and I feel he should not have been in the competition.

    Yes he will win, that's pretty much a given. However there is something about Adam that rubs me the wrong way. Nothing to do with his talent ... he just doesn't ring true. He seems contrived to me. I for one wouldn't bother paying money for his music, just on the principle of it.

    Danny was incredible with his rendition of You Are So Beautiful, he sang it straight from the heart and touched every woman who heard it.

    May 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Todd

    I can't believe all of the Adam haters in here. Not one of you can even remotely come close to the talent that man has! He has brought new life into AI, and will be a HUGE hit once the show is over. I would buy his CD or a ticket to see him live in a second. There is a reason all of the judges love him. HE HAS IT!

    May 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Deonne

    OMG!!!! Adam does not scream throughout his songs!!!! If he did, trust me, he would not have lasted as long as he has. He is the best talent American Idol has ever had!!! This guy is IT!!! If he doesn't win, that is okay because some record company is waiting to snatch him up!!!!! Guaranteed!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  33. KarenB, central Florida

    can't presume the outcome. should be Adam, but depends on the voters. if folks presume he'll win and didn't call in, that's sad. I think that's what happened with other talented favorites in past seasons.
    and lesser talented people "won."
    not even going to debate the obvious on here – Adam is the real deal. Just hope enough voters had the sense to pick up phones & dial to be sure of the right outcome!
    Over the years, I've seen a lot of them come and go, "forgettables"... no matter what the outcome of this so-called voting, hopefully Simon has enough clout in the industry to "right any possible wrongs" for Adam.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Justin DQ

    First of all, I'd rather watch or listen to Adam ‘screaming’ than the other boring two guys. Danny and Kris are good but they're too safe for me. I'd like to see some new artist like Adam. We all see or hear or know too many 'Danny' or 'Kris' thru out the years. I hope Americans are ready for someone hot new and exciting like Adam Lambert. Yes, his style might be too much for some, but for me, that’s called real music, not some recording boring commercial stuffs like Danny or Kris are doing. I didn’t say Danny and Kris aren’t good. Yes, they are good but Adam is way way much better. If you like commercial easy listening music, you’ll like Danny or Kris. If you like real music, music that will make history and enter to ‘Rock N’Roll Hall of Fame’, you’ll like Adam. For me, Adam is already the winner… GO ADAM!!!...

    May 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  35. ASO

    Adam has been and remains an annoying shrieker!! What the judges see in him is beyond me. GO KRIS!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jennifer

    I felt like I was watching a Vegas Drag Queen show..he sucked big time!!!!!!!! The hype over him is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay outta control...ppl need to lay off the crack and realize he is wack just like crack!

    May 13, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sarah

    I think that terrible back up singer messed him up. She was the one screaming, turned up way too loud and forced him to sing over her. Yuck, she ruined it for me.

    Him by himself sounded much better.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Abbie

    What is this, the I hate Adam page? He sang Aerosmith – you know, Steven Tyler.....screaming.....yeah??? Hello???? He was simply showing Gokey how it should have been done last week. Grow up guys. Even if Adam doesn't win, he's not going to go away any time soon. The kid is good, even if I do wish he'd keep his tongue in his mouth on the high notes! Losing would just save him having to deal with the horrible Idol contract. Go for it Adam! You're the best and deserve to win!

    May 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Patricia Cook

    I am a 76 year old Senior citizen and I just adore Adam. I have been a frustrated singer all my life and I hope he wins because he is just wonderful. I wish he would impersonate Elvis. I think he would do a great job. Thanks Adam.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  40. rainlee

    Hands down the most unique and talented guy in this competition.
    A real artist and a fantastic performer.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Boston Grandma

    I've been watching this season from the beginning and Adam and Allison were my two favorites from the start. I was VERY disappointed when Allison got voted off, but I see her as a great talent and she has been "seen" by the world now, so I think she'll be ok. I'll watch for her and buy her music. And she should make a duet with Adam. That one was awesome.

    NOW i WANT ADAM TO WIN !! Adam has great stage prescence from his years performing and it will carry him overall to the end. When he sings softly, he reminds me of a young Elvis. I LOVED Mad World, and it's in my IPOD !!

    He does "scream" a wee bit too much, I know it's well placed in a rock song though so it doesn't bother me. I do think he should really consider moderating it for the final week though, he could swing more votes over that way.

    I can't wait to see him in August when the tour comes here. I'll definitely download songs from him too.

    Go Big Adam, we are really pulling for you!

    May 13, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  42. webxcite

    Some people may not vote for him because he is apparently gay, but he is one incredible performer who should win.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Paula Messick

    Adam is good......but Broadway good..........
    He reminds me of Ethel Merman................

    May 13, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Steveie

    Seriously, i mean really - would you pay for a ticket to go see Adam ? he will be lucky to get the one album then disappear. Who will his fan base be ? He's really not that talented, yeah - there's been noone like him on the show, becuase he's not that great...and hopefully there won't be anyone like him again...

    May 13, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  45. carolyn

    Adam is the most talented and creative performer on the show by far. He deserves to win...I hope he actually does!

    May 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Nikki

    I do not like Adam-he can sing, but it's so predictable-the same high pitch scream is in every single song. I hate his fakeness too-to me he's just no real.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Angel

    Adam is an extremely talented singer and he deserves to win American Idol. On Tuesday nights cannoit wait to hear what song Adam is going to do, because he makes the song his own and that is what makes him stand apart from the other contestants. Adam is also very humble and extremely grateful. I really like Adam also because i appreciate his talent. It will be Adam and Danny in the finale. Danny also did a great kob last night. Go Adam and Danny.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Cyn

    I think the judges are so use to praising him they can't stop and actually hear him scream the songs anymore. I generally like em but I'm not a fan of him "screaming" the songs.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Mike

    Unfortunately the best "singer" in this "singing" contest was voted off last week.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Lisa

    Adam could have a mouth full of wet toilet paper and even that wouldn't prevent him from SCREECHING and I mean SCREECHING out every thing that comes out of that pie hole of his. Get rid of him already!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  51. ax487

    Talk is cheap. Adam's songs got the most i-tune downloads (top6) among all contestants. People are willing to actually pay for his songs.
    Would anyone willing to pay even a penny for Gokey "Scream on"?
    Even the most loyalist fans of his will not do so.
    Tell me who will be able to sell album in the future.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Mare

    Adam does more screaming than singing. It is a singing competition. Danny and Kris come out there and actually sing without being over the top.
    There is something creepy about Adam and i don't think he should be the Idol. It seems like he thinks he already has it and that just puts me off.
    Danny and Kris are so down to earth as well. I think that makes a good Idol.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Aaron

    He can sing, but most people can’t get past the CONSTANT screaming.

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    It's funny you think you speak for most people when week after week Adam get the most votes. Clearly you have no idea what you are talking about.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Aaron

    Tanya May 13th, 2009 11:34 am ET

    GO HOME ADAM ALREADY! I am so sick of hearing this man screech and get praised for it. Every week its the same thing over and over. If he wins I’m not watching this show next year and I have been a devoted watcher all 8 seasons!

    ============

    That right there is the post of a truly clueless individual.

    Get ready to not be watching. There is no chance at all that Adam won't win. None, nada, zilch.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Terry

    I will admit he does have some talent–for the theaters...not as a recorder..I have no desire to purchase or listen to someone scream– like they just broke their leg.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Aaron

    Thanks again for all the hours of laughter haters. None of you that claim he screams has any clue about music at all yet you insist on posting. Great for laughs as you show your complete and utter ignorance. For that I thank you for you have added years to my life.

    You all better just stop watching because not only we he be in the final, he is going to win it all. I mean if you hate him that much why watch, life is too short to waste time.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Adam Gokey

    Adam is one of the most talented artists American Idol has ever had. He deserves to win. I love Gokey's voice-but making songs uniquely yours is best done by Adam.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Allie

    Adam is So talented and beautiful
    He is the ultimate rocker/ entertainer!
    He will be a GLOBAL IDOL as well as an American one!

    I want my little Rocker chic back she was 2nd by far
    I wish she sang Stevie Nicks!
    We will definetly be hearing from her a gain what a unique and wonderful voice

    kris is okay he did well last night and should be in the finals!
    He is pretty limited but knows that and that is why he does well
    I think we might actually hear him on the radio

    Danny is BORING
    Please he can't sing rock so he picks a song that he doesn't have a range for and the judges all give him a pass cause it nots his thing?
    Danny go home actually he should have gone home a while ago
    And that smirked on his face when he beat out Allison showed his true colors

    May 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Sean

    How is Danny Gokey even relevant? He sounds like a freakin' Michael Bolton- the most unhip singer out there, ha ha! GO ADAM!

    May 13, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  60. Tanya

    GO HOME ADAM ALREADY! I am so sick of hearing this man screech and get praised for it. Every week its the same thing over and over. If he wins I'm not watching this show next year and I have been a devoted watcher all 8 seasons!

    May 13, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  61. Sean

    I can't WAIT 'til Adam wins if for no other reason than to tick these people off. :)

    May 13, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  62. Lamb

    Adam is the best talent that American Idol has ever seen. I am 100% confident in saying that if all of the past Idol winners were thrown into the competition with him on their season that they would not have even stood a chance of winning.

    Adam's vocals are INCREDIBLE. I have never heard another person with that kind of range. I hear no "screaming" when he sings, just pure rock talent . And by the way, "Cryin'" by Aerosmith is a rock song.. Steven Tyler screams!! Anyone who claims to be a fan of rock music and doesn't support Adam is BS.

    Kris and Danny are likeable enough but they are BORING. I would never pay money to see them in concert or buy their CDs. However, I WOULD be first in line for Adam's CD and concert tickets. I think the only people that would attend Kris' concerts would be pre-teen/teenage girls going through puberty that think he is cute, and at Danny's concert it would be full of grannys. Adam is perfection – his performances every week have been FLAWLESS, which is more than I can say for the other two amateurs.

    The lines were very busy for Adam last night so I am taking this as a good sign. I voted non-stop from 8-10 and managed to get through 400 times! I also believe that since Allison has left the competition that the majority of her fans will have switched their support to Adam. He WILL make it to the finals.

    Rock on, Adam! You WILL win this!!

    May 13, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  63. kc

    If it were any other contestant, the judges would be all over the tongue-screams.

    If they criticize clothing, hair, makeup and dancing, facial expressions, they sure as hell would criticize someone's tongue hanging out every performance during that wretched yelling.......if it weren't Adam's.....

    Blatantly biased this year.

    Also, if the judges weren't pulling for Gokey as a runner up and labeling Kris as a dark horse, I think the results would've been different. (with all their predictable/biased comments that could actually have some pull with voters...)
    Hard to believe Gokey is still there after that Awful, awful performance of Dream On..... (too bad he couldn't lip sync like Paula...)

    –and I fully agree that the commotion with the judges playfully being at each other should STOP -it's ridiculous. Kids fighting their hearts out for their dream to come true need to witness the childish behavior and lack of respect from the judges that totally distracts everyone at the time the voting numbers are being displayed for viewers!
    (how's *that* for a run-on sentence?!) lol

    May 13, 2009 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  64. mlewis2u

    And also, have you ever heard of countertenor? that's what Lambert vocal range is. That's why he is able to hit those notes. Steven Tyler screams when he sings. What's the difference with Adam? Why are you so against Adam's singing. I"d rather listen to Adam than the same old voice coming out of Gokey each week and forget about Kris.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  65. mlewis2u

    I think it will be between Lambert and Gokey. Can"t stand Kris. I"m hoping for a Lambert win. They ask,"Who can hit those high notes?" Adam lambert can. And did!

    May 13, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  66. MB

    THE BACKUP singers were horrible with Crying. Adam did a great job even with them drowning the song.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  67. phv

    I love Aerosmith – LOVE! I wanted to shoot my tv after Adam destroyed their song – so sad . . .
    Also, changing the melody of a U2 song – what the . . .

    May 13, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  68. irene

    i was a bit disappointed by adam. i was waiting for magic and it was a little too forceful on both songs, especially the first one. i am worried, he is the one going home tonight.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  69. NB

    I am a huge Adam fan and was falling in love with his performance of ONE until he started the screaming singing thing he does. I was utterly disappointed and wish he could do without that for some songs.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  70. Michael H.

    I hope Adam gets voted off tonight, he is horrible and sounds like 2 cats in heat. He belongs on boradway, not on the radio. Kris Allen better win, he has such a beautiful voice. Even if he doesn't win, he will be the most popular artist to come out of this years line-up. Adam needs off!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  71. Sasha

    HOPING FOR AN UPSET!

    And I like how he gave props to the band, Kris, and Danny like he really cares about them. Don't we remember when he sold out his "friends" was is last week by picking which group he thought he belonged in? JERK! I don't think I'll get over that, he should have refused to choose!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  72. Renny

    Can he not sing a song without screaming, all of his songs are starting to sound alike...unfortunately he will probably win and have a very successful screaming career...I will buy Danny and Kris' cd's.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  73. K Perry

    I'm in agreement with the majority, as much as I dislike Adam, he has pulled off some great performances, but last night was not one of them. He sounds the same every single week. He may be a "rock star" but he's got a long haul ahead of him to find a niche. He's not original at all.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  74. smbitterman

    God awful. That is how I would describe Adam's performances last night. I wonder if he is actually able to pull off a song that does not involve him screaming? I was watching last night and actually did a countdown to "here we go...3...2...1...hold high note and scream" for both songs. He reminds me of how Mariah Carey used to do that shrill high note in every one of her songs early on in her career. He just reminds me of some 80's rocker. Is he talented, yes. I think he is. But comparing all three last night, I felt he was on the bottom.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  75. Rosie

    Absolutely love Adam. He is the best without a question.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  76. JW

    @ Greg

    What's fake? Sitting at your computer, posting on a blog as if you actually know something about music.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  77. joan

    Adam.....YOU ROCK!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  78. Shelby

    Adam should have been gone long ago. Even on the slow songs he does, he has to belt out an ear-piercing shriek. Top three should be Danny, Kris, and Allison. She should have never been booted.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  79. BRIAN

    I thought "One" really sucked – Adam needs to be careful with these songs. On the other hand, "Cryin" was awesome!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  80. smitty

    I am back I forgot to mention if Adam is sent home tonight ( which won't happen pray pray pray) I will not watch the finale. I do not care for Kris or Danny. Adam's voice is amazing and he can sing anything even when he screams. I just wished he would do We are the Champion, because I feel he would rock that song something Kris and Danny could never do. Goooooo Adam the winner

    May 13, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  81. Greg

    I love hopw Fox eneded the recap for Adam, 2 songs same sound from both, screeching. If Adam is rock, then I'm swicthing to country. Way too fake for me, he would get eaten alive by real rockers.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  82. Doug Malott

    Simon has always said to win this competition you have to do three things. 1 – Pick the right song. 2 – Make the song your own. 3 – Sing your
    heart out every week and give it your all. Adam is clearly above Danny and Chris on all Three counts. Danny and Chris are just okay. Nothing really different, fairly bland and middle of the road. Their songs are always safe and usually uninspiring. Adam brings it every week. Lots of
    energy, plenty of showmanship and to sum it up, he's just better period.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  83. Jan

    I've really liked Adam all the way from the Hollywood days, but he seems more destined to make it big on Broadway than have hit songs heard on radio stations. Kris has a great quality to his voice – I can already hear his songs being played! Same for Danny!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  84. Steve

    Someone else said it perfectly...It sounds like someone is stomping on a cat when Adam sings. Every song sounds the same! He can sing, but who wants to here him screaming all the time? I wouldn't buy the album???

    May 13, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  85. kaye jonas

    Adam should be a male model...he's gorgeous !!!! Forget the yelling and hollering stuff and just go with a challenge to Fabio...
    adam is the best looking kid I have seen in a long time....Danny may be able lto sind,but he looks like a skruffy street person,Kris is a tad bit shy for me...give me Adam...he can send it out there,but with his good looks,he sould go elsewhere to get ahead...

    May 13, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  86. jimtomlo

    Adam its time to start singin like a man. Really. Elton; Freddy, george michael, boy george. They were a bit strange; references on purpose, but they sang like men. They really kicked butt ! Adam could too if he just didnt sing so high and so extremely theatrical all the time.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  87. JUST ME

    Does anyone ever listen to rock? Steven Tyler? Steven Tyler screams, dances, struts and has seizures. Adam is in a coma compared. Adam is the best talent this generation. And I don't even like rock :) I love his high notes and he will learn on some songs just to sing them. But in rock, singers screech away and join the other rockers crowd. He's great. I think last night his denim, hair etc was toned down to try to get the votes. I think thats why he didnt have his best night. He was trying to play to the audience instead of being himself. I think he was right if he wants to win. He was being less dramatic, less rock, less Adam which is where his audience didn't think it was as good. If he wants to win, tone it down. He will lose some fans but gain more votes. Either way, He is still the best.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  88. Reader

    Adam's vocals are usually flawless and interesting, but tonight, both his performances were shrill and wantonly over-the-top. It's as though he decides singing on key is too boring, so he cranks the glam factor up to 10,000, even when it's completely inappropriate. Adam can have a beautiful, nuanced voice. I don't know why he so quickly resorts to vocal theatrics. "One" was butchered, and "Crying" had a screamy backing vocal that wasn't on time with Adam's singing.

    What were the judges listening to? Why did they like this?

    I miss Allison. :(

    May 13, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  89. Holly

    For the genre of music that Adam is interested in performing, his *occasional* screaming is acceptable. I love it. Danny and Kris are talented and should be recognized for their talent, but Adam has won this competition. He'll be successful no matter what. His voice and stage performance is incredible.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  90. Nita

    Adam is an fantastic entertainer, everything he does proves that to the fullest. He is young, fresh, hip and a real go getter.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  91. Wendy

    I only see Adam as a great performer and what another awesome performance last night!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! He's the one! I like Adam and his ability to perform is awesome! He should be the Idol winner hands down! This is what Idol is all about and there has never, ever been the likes of Adam on Idol, ever! Neat guy! I just don't see this any other way! Sorry Adam bashers!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  92. taylor

    this dude is amazing!!!
    he was born to be on stage
    last nights show was not his best..........
    but even if he gets voted off he will go really far cuz this boy got talent
    I LOVE ADAM!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  93. A

    Just HORRIBLE...painful to watch!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  94. jammydevil

    Are the judges (and america tone-deaf)?

    Adam please stop sticking your tongue out and screaming like a cat on heat. BOTH songs were how I'd imagine MAD TV doing a skit on you. An over the top caricature of yourself.

    Upset of the show . Adam gets voted off tonight.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  95. Lisa

    Adam will definately get a record deal no matter what. Not really the type I would spend money for but he is good.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  96. Janine

    Adam is the winner by a long shot!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  97. Jim

    It's time for Adam to take Stage Left and go home. The judges are biased, Simon was on a talk show this week and said "Adam is the winner". Okay so lets ask for votes for him too on live television! This year is a disaster, the judges act like school kids to the point where Seacrest has to remind them that there is a show going on. Adam is talented, no denying that but one dimensional in his perfomances. Everybody loves Adam, yada,yada,yada. I'll wait for next year in hopes of better behavior from all.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  98. Brian

    LOL – Why is everyone in the media tools for Adam? He is not good at all, other than putting on a dramatic showcase. Learn a little about music people. He ruined 2 songs last night.

    Anyone other than a record prooducer, pre-15 year old girls, and EMO boys hates him.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  99. mad4hws

    I cannot wait for this year's idol to be over. Adam is horrific. I can't help but wonder outloud that it must be better in person. His screaming has got to stop! Honestly, what's the deal?

    May 13, 2009 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  100. Shana, Babylon, NY

    Adam has this title all locked up. The boy displays extraordinary skill on stage. His voice is outstanding and his charisma enormous.

    He was born to be on stage performing. The other 2 will have a career but charisma is lacking next to the flashy Adam!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  101. Garry-Arkansas

    I like Adam, but I am so tired of the constant screaming when he sings...
    Kris, you rock! Danny..so-so

    May 13, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  102. JW

    I love all you people who think you know music better than the judges (as well as every mentor thus far in the competition), just because you did not like it does not mean that it was not good. Grow up, you sound like a bunch of school kids.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  103. Susan

    Why is it that nobody sees Adam's disgusting tongue hanging out when he sings those long high notes!? It's so GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  104. Barbara

    Well, the screaming cat with the fat tongue has to go tonight. When he first started out singing, it sounded great then he threw in that screeching cat sound and then he was all over. I can't understand why anyone can enjoy that, because it for sure not music to your ear, in fact it could put you in shock!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  105. Jeannie

    Adam may win but he will follow the same fate as Constantine (guy who gave the same stink-eye glare into the camera during every performance.) I see a revival of Rent on Broadway in 2012 for Adam.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  106. nm

    so he had 1 bad night?!? He is the only one that has kept this show from being a total snooze fest. He deserves to be in the finale along with Kris.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  107. Jackie

    I had started to come around and be a fan of Adam about midway through this competition, but at this point I am already getting tired of hearing him. I agree that he has an incredible talent, but I feel like at this point he doesn't even try to sing songs anymore and just does the screaming thing, and I don't know why he does this.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  108. dorothy

    I'm with you Missi, I just don't get what the big fuss is about with Adam...he just sucks!!! I am sure that if Allison were a couple of years older, she would have won. Kris and Danny are both good, but these 4 judges are supposed to be professionals and feel Adam is the best...I bet if you had 4 professional musicians/producers, they would not feel the same way. His voice is too high and what alot of other people have said, he screams way to much -I am sad to think that he will win, and see no future for him. But best most of the voters are younger girls, they will vote Adam because he is "hot", not because he is the best.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  109. KM

    Any one else notice that every time Adam takes a breath it sounds like
    he's coming up for air after being under water for 15 minutes?!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  110. JB

    Adam's performance was terrible, as usual. His shrilly voice rattled the windows of my house and caused dogs to howl blocks away. He's nothing short of a one-hit-wonder for an 80's hair band...

    May 13, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  111. FENDER

    AGAIN I MUST SAY OUT OF THE 3 ADAM IS THE ONLY ONE I WOULD PAY MONEY TO SEE. I WOULD ALSO BUY HIS CD/DVD.I LIKE THE OTHER TWO BUT THEY ARE MORE LIKE WHAT I COULD SEE AT THE LOCAL FAIRS OR AS OPENING ACTS FOR OTHER SINGERS.WAY TO GO ADAM! WE SHOULD ALL BE LOOKING FOR THE SINGER AND PERFORMER ALL ROLLED INTO ONE! ADAM IS IT!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  112. averagejoe

    He will be a collossal failure as the winner. Too much diva in him and will not translate across lines. He's not flexible enough.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  113. tania

    Adam is THE ONE no matter how the show turns out at the end. He rocks!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  114. Marilyn

    I'm amazed because if some of these people hated Adam's performance, why are they even commenting on this site? Certainly, an issue with the backup singer, she sounded like an out-of-tune crow (Cryin) and I was quite disappointed with Adam’s songs. Song selection, however, wasn’t the only problem with the show. Most Idol song renditions are too short and rarely have a beginning, middle and end, so they either sound disconnected or disjointed and rarely make sense. Tonight, both of his songs fit that category.

    And guys, Adam doesn’t screech. He’s a countertenor and all of these guys hit inhumanly high notes. If you want to listen to what I’m talking about google operatic countertenors. They all sound like the church lady and they’re horrible. Adam has taken the Aunt Mary out of his voice and he actually hits his high notes with tone. They don’t.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  115. beanne

    They all deserve to be winners...they are all good in their respective zone..and at this point it does not matter..they will all go far...I am sooo happy for Danny he seems so down to earth and so humble and Kriss is just a doll and I love his style...and Adam..well like Randy Travis said..." I don't know what to say about that boy!" except he has talent thats for sure...................

    May 13, 2009 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  116. Jim in San Rafael, CA

    What doe people see in Adam? His screaming is annoying and his voice is only mediocre. Time for him to go!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  117. Juan

    ADAM IS CLEARER THE ONE TO BEAT ON THE FINALE!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  118. Pat W

    O.K., here's the thing. Adam is indeed quite the "performer", but he is not a "star". He lacks humility, compassion, empathy, and soul. He comes across as too "plastic".

    Also, if you have watched him evolve through the whole Idol process, you can see that Adam is all about Adam and that his ego just kept getting bigger and bigger. Personally, I don't care for the "screaminess" type of singing, and I find him just a tad TOO sleazy and a bit creepy, but everybody's different. That's just my personal take.

    I'm not quite sure what Adam's game is, but I am sure that there is one.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  119. Tom

    Adam is the BEST!!! What you silly people call screaming is called Adam showing off his 3 octave range....He should win this competition hands down but some how Fox will have the shocker and he will be eliminated.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  120. YEC

    I have said from the beginning that Adam will win this thing, because his talent is far and above anyone else's on the show. It's almost unfair to everyone else. All of you people who so obviously hate Adam, for whatever reason, are going to be sorely disappointed, even if he doesn't win. Don't think for a minute this guy hasn't already garnered the interests of record company executives. He has talent, versatility, he's music video ready, he can sing and act, and he comes with a bit of controversy, which sells. Adam will have quite a career, and I am very interested to see what his album will be like. Adam, if you're taking suggestions, you should make a rock record! Nickelback, Lifehouse and Three Doors Down are all starting to sound the same. We need someone to save rock-n-roll, Dude, before it drowns in mediocrity.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  121. Sherry

    Adam is amazing! He has the rocker voice! It is going to be a great finale. I am looking forward to the results show and the finale. I am sure I will see Adam to the end! Great job!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  122. Beverly

    Sorry, I just feel Adam has an unfair advantage with his experience touring with the cast of "Wicked". Great singer, just not fair to the others with basically no experience.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  123. mj

    Adam all the way! Although, this was probably one of my least favorite performances of his. Why, oh, why this song, Adam? Of all the choices you had in the world, why this??? But I digress...

    Doesn't matter. Adam Lambert – last singer standing!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  124. Mauricio

    I dont understand how they continue to push Adam, The songs that he did last week and again this week were pathetic.

    America, please dont vote this guy into top 2, he doesnt deserve to be top 5

    May 13, 2009 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  125. Angelica

    AMERICAN IDOL IS FIXED!!!
    It's obvious the Judges "favorite" is Adam...
    Chris blew it out of the water last night with his rendition of Heartless and then his numbers didn't even work when we called in to vote for him! I won't need to tune in to see who the Next American Idol will be
    Randy, Paul and Simon have already decided...no I didn't mention Kara...get rid of her; she's useless!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  126. Missi

    Am I the only person that thinks Adam sounds like a bad 80's hair band? I just don't get it. From his theatrical performances.....which they have always disliked with previous contestants.....to his odd tongue protrusion when he sings. I really just don't get why they love this guy!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  127. Cougar4Adam

    Adam Is so totally awsome! but I hope everyone realized it was not him during Crying, but the horrible backup singer ... and I agree there was something up with the mix. Adam is the most exciting thing to come around since the Beatles! , Elvis! I hope all the fans voted last night.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  128. patti typner

    adam had every week rocked the hall of american idol and i would buy his recordings in a heart beat but the dark horse is kris allen and i would love to see him win. he has repeatedly improved but last nite did fabulously. danny will do fine on his own . best of luck guys and you go kris, dont give up and sing like it is your song.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  129. erico miami beach

    There's something theatrical about Adam that is captivating. His voice, though in tune, at times pitches so high that it becomes unbearable. Imagine him a winning the title, after a few months we'll be really bored.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  130. Jason Freely

    I like Adam at the beginning, but over time and up till now, not so much. It's the same old "scream" singing I've become so sick of hearing from this repetitious dude. He can sing, yes, but he's so much of the same ole, same ole. He could actually be a female black chick based on his vocals...you know, the scream the song types...that's Adam. In his on niche he's good and I'm sure he'll land a record deal anyway with someone, but my choice for over all good consistant vocals is Kris Allen. Likeable, great voice and doesn't pierce my eardrums when he sings. Much rather see Kris as the next American Idol. Danny just struggles to much and too many times, sorry Danny.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  131. Spoonface

    I would love to see this screamer go home tonight. Between the screaming on every song and his "Broadway-ish" performances, he grates on my nerves.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  132. dimplemonkey

    Anyone who liked Lambert's performance must be tone deaf. He sounds like Cher when he goes into that high range! I don't get how the judges are so enamored with him. It's gotta be Kris.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  133. Bob

    Adam set up his version of Aerosmith's "Crazy" by explaining that he didn't want to stray too far from the original. Yeah, it didn't sound too different than the original version. Assuming that you connected Steven Tyler's manhood to a car battery and hit the on switch randomly throughout the performance.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  134. John

    Hey Adam, 1986 called. It wants its vocal back.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  135. Ricky C.

    ADAM IS MY MAN! That said, last night was definetely not his best. First performance was ok but not great. Had he kept the song going with a low key range with only a couple of high note would've improved it 100%. (Rembember "MAD WORLD") Second performance was simply plain awful. Vocals were WAY over the top and the arrangement extremely messy. The background singers sounded pitchy and at one point one couldn't tell who was singing, Adam or them. STILL, Adam definetely deserves to be in the finals. He has been consistently great thru the whole season...GO ADAM!

    May 13, 2009 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  136. Lisa

    So he's off -minimally-for ONE night and you're all crucifying him? I'd hate to have you all on my jury!

    May 13, 2009 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  137. J233

    I am sorry but I could not stand Adam's screams yesterday. What he did to "One" was soooo bad; it was not an interpretation of a song, it was one big scream after the first 11 seconds, to the point that the song was not recognizable ! The second one was not better. It is about the art of singing and not about screaming.
    I just could not believe that the judges were not critical at all of his bad performance. I like Adam a lot but it was just a very disappointing show

    May 13, 2009 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  138. Matilda

    Adam rocked it, as usual. He is entertaining, personable and fresh....not to mention easy on the eyes. Love him!

    May 13, 2009 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  139. Justin

    What I really realized after last night was how much I missed Allison Iraheta.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  140. Overseas Fan

    Dearest Adam,

    The golden-voiced (and gracious! And humble!) Adam Lambert has a vocal ability that's never been seen on "Idol" - he can go from warm emoting to hair-metal screeching and back again in the course of a few notes. The guy looks like a star, whether wearing his hair like an emo vampire or rocking a slicked back, Elvis-style pompadour.

    I"m waiting for your SOLO CONCERT, your CDs and preferably your VCDs. Your songs just stuck in my head. WE LOVE YOU. You are the most exciting star to us.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  141. Adam Fan

    I am from Finland and we love Adam!
    Before Adam, American idol was a boring competition!
    He is amazing performer, singer and a person!
    I`ve downloaded all Adam songs and listen those all day long...
    I also like Kris and Danny too, but they are little bit too boring for me...
    But as i said iam from Finland and we love rock, punk and heavy music so... lots of screaming:)
    Kisses to Adam, keep going to all the good work:)
    Finland Loves you and we can`t wait ...!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  142. Dave

    I think Adam does sing very well, but I am also tired of the sreaming vocals as well as others who have posted here. The most commercially viable voice of the 3 remaining is Danny Gokey. Plus , after seeing photos of Adam kissing another guy and dressing in female attire I would not want someone like that being the next American Idol.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  143. Brian

    Adam will win but as a big fan I just have to say this wasn't his night. He's got so much talent and it's the semifinals so he probably figured he had to go full throttle on One but to me it would have worked better to keep it chilled down more, like when he sang Mad World. Last night was the first time I could see what some of his critics are talking about with him overdoing things a bit. Nevertheless, he'll win the competition and he totally deserves it. He's a great, great talent and seems like a humble kid too.

    May 13, 2009 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  144. Kyla

    Kiki M, the tongue thing is actually a technique thing in singing....

    May 13, 2009 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  145. Kyla

    hey nabit, please re-check adam's notes. he actually went higher than steven tyler. and for those who thought his cryin' sounded off. yes he was a little under for a little bit (about three or four notes), but mostly the off-ness was due to the background singer, who was mixed way too loud and actually behind in time. the background singer was also sharp for a big portion of the song, and as a result made adam sound flat, or 'off'. also, side note, i was watching kris, and although he was decent at the kanye song, he just came across as a jason mraz sans the individuality and the interesting quirkiness. he also should have moved 'apologize' to lower than the original key, which he sang in. his falsetto at the top note of every phrase did not go over well. danny, well he's just boring.

    May 13, 2009 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  146. Susan Gill

    It has been a thrill to watch Adam burst onto the pop music scene. It's been a boring last few years. Not any more!!! Adam Lambert is going to be a HUGE HUGE star. He is phenomenal, a fine musician with an absolutely unlimited range of voice. The rich and creative subtleties of his voice capture your attention. His bold song interpretations leave you wanting more. And what a range! Some say he shrieks, but that is when he is hitting high notes in a rock song very few others could even dream of. His voice is beautiful and totally controlled. He has infinite ability and potential, and will never be accused of being dull. I have enjoyed everything I've heard him sing. I am a classical musician who loves ALL kinds of music and have heard and known many fine musicians – classical, musical theater, jazz and rock. Adam is right up there with the best. I believe we are watching history in the making. It is truly exciting, and I wish him the best.

    May 13, 2009 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  147. Gertrude

    I didn't like Adam this week. Toom much screaming, and not dressed all that great. Danny is going to give him a run for the money.

    May 13, 2009 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  148. Margie

    Wow you either love him or hate him.......Adam is in a class all his own. JL you have it right ......it will not matter if Adam wins Idol or not the Daughtry route might be the best option. PSYCHE thanks for bringing up Alice Cooper....anyone who hates rock calls the music screaming just like my parents in the 70's. Now if you want to talk about screaming how many people are Guns -N- Roses fans now that dude SCREAMS. ( I like them by the way ) And what about Sammy Haggar! There again is a screamer. Adam IS a rocker and should do rock CD. I loved his version of "Born to be Wild "

    Adam has a hugh range that comes from talent and professional training. He has control of his range that comes with practice and coaching. He is by far the most interesting contestant since Chris Daughtry.

    If Adam gets voted off tomorrow I won't watch the finals. No need to be bored. But you can bet you butt I will be spending my 15.00 to buy his CD when it comes out!

    Good Luck Adam

    and I hit the redial button for the entire 2 hours!

    May 13, 2009 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  149. Susan Gill

    Adam is the most amazing talent the pop music scene has had in the last 2 decades. His is a HUGE talent. He can do whatever he wants with his voice – sing beautiful classical, rock it out of the park, superbly control the soft ballad type songs, etc. etc. Hitting high notes that no other singer can hardly dream of is not screaming. He is a remarkable musician, fastidious interpreter of the heart of each song, a stellar performer. There is not one boring bone in this fellas body. He will be bigger than Elvis. He is a fine fine musician. We are watching history in the making. Heise light years apart from the other two. I'm thrilled and moved with whatever he sings. GO ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  150. jean

    Adam, you are great, just following your dream, be yourself, try your best, you will be our next idol!!
    You are the one made this season's AI watchable,and I hope AI producer really appriciated this fact.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  151. tlkim

    adam to win !!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  152. Mike

    Everyone is entitled to like whatever type of music or singer that moves 'em, but that doesn't make everyone qualified to judge or even recognize musicianship. Nowhere is that more obvious than in many of the inane comments made about Adam Lambert. Regardless of all the vitriol about his clothes, hair, supposed shrieking, etc., this man is a musician in every sense of the word. He interprets songs rather than mime them. He chooses arrangements, whether his own or variations on others, brands them as his own, and delivers performances fearlessly, with a level of professionalism that is several levels of magnitude beyond the likes of garden variety America Idol contestants.

    I'm a trained musician, arranger and composer, and I know the real deal when I hear it, and Adam is true talent. That said, love him or hate him, it makes no difference: he is here and he will be a star. Whatever happens on this show, and tone-deaf negative comments about him notwithstanding, the world is a richer place for his talent. He might not be your cup of tea, but that really matters not at all. Fortunately, art continues to exist despite the dross of mediocrity.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  153. Barb Pressel

    aLL you who crucify Adam are ALL homophobic. I notice most of the negative remarks are from guys who are just jealous they can't sing like Adam. Danny & Chris seem like nice guys with not too much talent.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  154. Tully

    There are four contestants this Season who have the most distinct and interesting voices: Adam, Danny, Allison and Megan. Unfortunately, Megan doesn't sing well and Allison has gone home. I like both Adam's and Danny's voices for different types of music. As far as vocal techniques and stage performances Adam excels and eclipses everyone. Chris is very talented and so gentle but his voice is too ordinary. I hope Adam will sing against Danny next week.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  155. honowoowoo

    whoa ... calm down ... breathe ... there ... better now ... Adam wins hands down! breathe ... breathe ... ahhhhh ...

    May 13, 2009 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  156. surrenda

    Adam was straight wack period!!! His back up singers were way louder than him and all he did for both songs was that same old scream... This dude is not a rocker at all. He is a poser pretending to be one one. Gokey is the man!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  157. bok

    by the way it is clear and undeniable that ADAM have the voice and for us here in Philippines he is the BEST. by the way the 2 David are here for their concert and we are the first to have both David in the concert..

    May 13, 2009 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  158. Adam

    I wished that he was kicked out a while back. He's not a true rocker. He's a bad singer and I hate those high pitched young girl gay screems (had to put the TV on mute). I think that the young girl with the colored hair rocked way more then this guy.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  159. SUEnTX

    I see a lot of you Danny and Kris voters got lonely over at their comment pages and decided to come over here and tell all of us who love Adam's singing and have already voted for him ... how terrible he is. Did you really think you would change our minds tonight? LOL I thought he was fantastic. I like all three contestants but when Adam comes on stage it is like watching a professional against some amateurs. He is a performer and a singer. I really think he is the best Idol contestant of all the years.

    Good Luck Adam.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  160. jeremy

    Cowell tonight... did I actually hear him rip one song for not being original and then rip a song a few minutes later for not singing in the same style as the radio edit? Did Paula slap him in the head or the chest? Seriously?!

    May 13, 2009 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  161. scoot

    They both kicked his not so little butt tonight!!

    Danny and Kris FTW!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  162. jeremy

    Can't believe someone posted that Adam did anything well. He killed U2 and I'm sure Bono is severely pissed that he let him do that... oh, and can you say "predictable". Adam has become more predictable than Brett Favre battling with retirement. Adam's rendition of Cryin' was so totally karaoke, but you can tell the judges for the last few weeks (as they've done every year) attempt to manipulate the audience with they way they respond... so they gave praise. I'm sure each of them went home, watched the show back, and cried a little inside because they praised any part of that show.

    Adam is predictable. He screams. He doesn't sing. Tonight, specifically in Cryin' he was off key and off beat. The best test is to play the show back and just close your eyes... listen to the show. Would you really purchase that rendition? Like, run out and purchase it?

    May 13, 2009 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  163. benjamin

    Adam...you are 25 years too late. Steve Perry wants his job back!

    May 13, 2009 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  164. Chris

    Am I missing something? Adam is a rocker? Oh, excuse me, "Rock god"? Wake up! He's a Broadway performer who is playing a rock star. There really is a difference. That isn't to say he doesn't have talent, but please let's label everyone truthfully. If he's a true rocker, then I should be seeing more comments supporting him from KISS, Metallica, GnR and Led Zeppelin fans and less from teenage girls who think he's cute.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  165. Eva

    What the heck was going on with the sound? Am I crazy? Did anybody else notice? The back up vocals were way too loud and tthe drum machine was too. Didn't Adan at one point yank out his ear piece, or am I just nuts? Wow.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  166. Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    My ears are screaming! That guys lips are melting...something is happening and it is not normal... Same show, different song! Next. Why is it that the judges keep falling all over this Adam guy week after week after week? Wierd.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  167. Kate

    I am 56 years old, growing up listening to Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones,The Who, Queen, David Bowie. The louder, the better. Love it. Pardon me, scream ? Words aren't necessary. ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM AADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAMDAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM AADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAM ADAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM !

    May 13, 2009 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  168. Victory

    All three finalists have professional music careers ahead of them regardless of who takes the Idol prize for 2009. My take is that next week it will be Lambert and Gokey; in that order. My gut feeling is that Lambert and Gokey are the real entertainers. They would enjoy the road tours and could handle all the attention that celebrity brings.

    Chris is equally talented. I appreciate his sensitivity. He might be happier as a singer/songwriter or arranger. Chris is the mind behind the music which he showcases in his artistically masterful arrangements.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  169. Cyn

    My prediction is Adam and Kris in the final 2 with Adam winning.
    This is the best final 3 of all the seasons of AI. I didn't even like Adam at all at first but he really is good. I think any of the 3 will go on to great success. Kris might shock everyone though and be the dark horse

    May 13, 2009 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  170. Scout

    I don't think Adam's second effort did him justice, but I think the problem was his backup singers. They were really bad tonight. Maybe his trip home messed up their normal practice schedule. In any event, Adam was still entertaining and Kris surprising. I liked his Kanye West song better than the original also. I too voted over 200 times for Adam, so hopefully it was not in vain. If he's not one of the final two, who will watch next week.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  171. Danica Tulloch

    I think Adam will be closely to win because of his talent but although I am not a huge fan of rock music. They are too loud and they are really annoying. I am not saying that Adam is annoying but there arew some people who sing rock and they really start to get on my nerves. I like Adam cause he is the best.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  172. ST

    Ang? Get a life!

    May 13, 2009 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  173. Ben Lee

    It seems to me most of the Adam bashers want another R&B and very safe, mainstream, Christina Aguilara-esque American idol. If that's what America wants, sure, vote for another here today gone tomorrow artiste...and you will realize one year down the road, all the blogging, bashing, voting and getting all worked up over Adam's screams are all wasted. If you want to put in so much time and effort, I'd rather go with someone that I will remember even when I get dementia. I frankly don't give a damn what genre Adam sings / screams /screeches – broadway, opera, rock. metal or even Disney pop...he's got natural and well cultivated talent, great strategy, and poise. ...and he ought to be rewarded with the prize. I know my time is well spent on Adam...

    May 13, 2009 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  174. yogi be

    What a fun night! Danny Gokey did so beautifully... He is such a soulful gentleman. My ears started hurting when Adam hit that high note, however. What is it with him, same act different song? I want to know what is on his mind when he is making all of those faces up on stage. His lips are funny.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  175. Sandra

    To Magie - Adam did not say "I cannot believe that." when he was in the bottom three. Get a life and stop making up lies. Adam is humble, classy, and incredibly talented.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  176. RR...

    Adam haters we've said this over and over again...get off the blogs with your hate and lack of life...this is a singing contest looking for a rock star, guess who's the real deal...Adam Lambert...
    Randy Jackson had said it, over and over, Kara too...by the way for your info...those two are heavily involved in the record industry...and Alabama...Milwaukee, and all the red states...stop putting down Hollywood...is the entertaiment grand meca of the world....and this show has the right superstar for them....ADAM LAMBERT....
    Kris will do very well in the country market...Gokey has a shot...in the ballads and jazz type of songs...he needs to lose a lot and I mean a lot of pounds...he's almost 30...time is running out...
    All three are very good, with one of them GREAT!!!!....ADAM LAMBERT
    He's the main reason this is the most exciting American Idol of all 8 editions...you cannot deny it....Superstars inspire adoration and hate...you'rselves are proving me right!!!!.....

    May 13, 2009 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  177. alyon

    I could not imagine listening to a CD of his. Yeah, he'd probably put on a great show in Vegas, but apparently so did the late Danny Gans, but does anyone own one of his CD's? Sorry, I just don't buy into the Adam hype.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  178. Diane

    Adam did such a wonderful job. i hope he wins it all. GO ADAM!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  179. Delia Ordonez Tate

    Adam is still the one to beat, and nobody left is capable of doing that. I think we'll be hearing a ton of Adam's voice on the radio soon! Way to go Adam!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  180. RC

    Adam's voice always reminds me of a female impersonator, always way over the top.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  181. McCartney

    More screeching from Adam. I liked him several weeks ago. He is not mainstream and thus cannot win. I don't want him to win. Too theatrical anymore. He IS entertaining to watch, but I wouldn't buy one album.

    Gokey is like a Joe Cocker wanna-be. He might be able to carry a tune nicely, but he's a little dull to watch.

    Kris just improves each week and this week he was top notch. What a wonderful performance. I voted for him 216 Ang =P I can't wait to buy his first album.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Ernestine

    Adam is good, but he sounds the same every week (screaming)

    May 12, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  183. bridgette

    Patsy Williams, you are so right. ROLL TIDE! Adam is an talent unlike anything we have ever seen he television. I plan on seeing him in concert and I don't care if I have to travel a distance to see him. I wouldn't walk across the street to see either Danny or Kris in concert, neither is very interesting or have any variety in singing style. I haven't checked the tour schedule yet, but if he comes to the deep south I will be there to cheer him on. It will be mind blowing to see him and Allison in concert singing together and by themselves.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Stephen

    Adam sounds like an 80s hair metal singer. I'm sick of hearing his voice, and I'm sick of the judges pushing him in their reviews to try to ensure he's the winner, just because they know they'll sell 20 million records to 14 year old emo girls.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  185. nancy

    Adam is a natural. He is an entertainer like Madonna and has the singing range of Mariah Carey. It would be a crime if he did not win.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  186. freifallin

    I used to like Adam in the beginning but all his songs kind of start sounding the same with all the screaming. All three of the guys left are very different types of singers, that is what makes it so difficult. I tink Danny and Kris have the most heartfelt voices, where as Adam is a "rocker". I think at this point all 3 could release albums since they all seem to appeal to different listeners.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  187. b

    Could be bad, just ask Allison how the "Cry" song format helped her

    May 12, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  188. clifton jerome bailey

    Sorry my first submission should have said Adam in the beginning of the next to last paragraph.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Allie B

    Do viewers actually vote for the Top 3 contestants based pn their performances tonight only? I know that I don't and thank God for that. Because while I am a huge admirer of Adam's awesome talent (voice and performance skills) and originality, I didn't love either performance tonight. Never the less, I voted for him because he will be a huge international star and he brought interest to this season (even those who love to hate him) like no other contestant in Idol history. I should also say that I've been a Kris fan since I saw him in the semifinals and I thought he wasa superb too. So glad he got out there with the acoustic guitar and showed the artistry that defined him all season long. Maybe I have eclectic tastes, but my music catalog has room for both Adam and Kris. I wouldn't buy a Danny Gokey CD off the discount rack. There is nothing original about him. I voted Kris and Adam all the way.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  190. clifton jerome bailey

    I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing a small dislike for Adam slowly as each week goes by. There is no doubt he's talented but his sharp voice could be viewed as always on the edge of too sharp, almost to the point of slowly grating on a person's like for him. He is human and there are at least a handful of songs he's performed that were over the top, maybe even way over the top.

    One can tell that Danny has theatrical experience but somehow a majority of his performances seemed too staged and not enough feeling ala Danny Goker.

    Once last comment I liked Kris' Kanye West song best of all tonight!

    May 12, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Lin

    Loved Adam. And I cannot for the life of me figure out how people can accuse him of screaming. Have you never heard Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant)? The Who? Journey?
    Not to mention, personality wise the guy has it all over Go Home Gokey – he's complimentary to his colleagues and the musicians, modest, always gives credit where it's due, and actually has listened to the mentors. Gokey does nothing but defend his awful, unoriginal performances.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Bob

    It's quite obvious the judges want Adam "screecher" Lambert to win. He is a better performer than he is a singer. Just listen to him without watching the TV. Danny Gokey is a much better singer, but he can't outperform Lambert.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Sherri

    B:

    I also like rock music. But get real here.
    David Cook rocks, daughtry rocks........Adam just screams. And like I said in a previous post, the sticking his tongue out "Kiss" Wannabe thing is getting old, too.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Sherri

    He almost always IS "screamy", people. What have you been listening to? I also think he talented, but sticking his tongue out and trying to be a "Kiss" wannabe is just a turnoff to me.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Nay

    Not his best, too loud!

    May 12, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Steve

    Adam would be great in a musical... but aside from Tracks of My Tears, I haven't remembered any of his other performances, and I don't know what the judges were listening tonight – it's almost as if they were instructed to say good things about him... i dunno... I think Adam deserved the top 3, but if this is a singing competition, he needs to go. If it's theater, he should win.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Kristie

    This performance was TERRIBLE! Adam RUINED two songs from two of my favorite bands of all time. He was especially off pitch/key with "Cryin'." I am so tired of hearing this guy scream every week. He is talented and has an unbelievable range but he never uses it! Come out of the upper register once in a while! And with all the comments about Kris and Danny sounding the same every week... Adam "sounds the same" every week too. It's called having a consistent sound and style. I personally am looking forward to a Kris vs. Danny finale. it's not like Adam needs the title anyway.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Ang

    ADAM, I VOTED 215 TIMES FOR YOU. YOU ARE THE BEST and no hateful or dismissive comments will change that. Thank you for a fantastic season and the halls will fill during the Idol tour because you are there.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  199. T-

    Adam was boring – interesting the first week but now just the same screaming every single song. Danny and Kris did interesting things with different sounds in different songs tonight. Like to see Danny and Kris in the final.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  200. chris

    What kind of glam garb is this guy pushing. I couldn't listen to this rock poser's CD for more than a song. Adam's been interesting, but getting old. Same pitch, same shrill, same tongue...I'd imagine others from this season eventually go further than he will. Here's hoping he loses to whoever. I honestly could listen to Kris much longer than any of the other 3 contestants.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Francis

    Adam is the bomb!!!!!!! He'll be the winner.... Kris and Danny are sucks

    May 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Magie

    Adam is a little too sure of himself to the point of being cocky. Last week when he was in the lower 3 I heard him say, " I cannot believe that"! I have not voted for him. He appears to be a little too femminine acting for me. i think our idol should be more manly if he is a male. Adam deresses too flashy, His appearance makes me wonder what he is really all about. He sounds a little karoake.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  203. patsy Williams

    Adam's talent surpasses anything yet to be seen on American Idol! I am grateful the judges did not try to tear him down or remake him in any way. I see nor hear any flaws in performance – breath control, eye contact, perfect pitch anywhere in his three or four octave range (even during the oft criticized screams), diction, dynamics, style, make-up, costume. Adam communicates on every level. You can watch from a distance or allow him to pull you in to experience the performance with him. My family cannot stay in their seats when he sings! Only Alabama football at its best got that kind of reaction from us – until Adam!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Jason

    And when I say fad....that's what he is!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  205. RR...

    Adam haters...don't have a clue when to hit a high note...your church choir boys don't have a clue...your only focus is the hihg registrar, we understand you don't listen to rock and roll or anything else....listen to felling good studio version download in youtube and learn how to sing....enough said
    that's what a superstar brings out of people....emotion
    Adam is the next American Idol...wheter you Adam haters like it or not

    May 12, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Pam

    That is the way to sing some Aerosmith after Danny killed Dream On last week (will never be able to listen to that song again, I am afraid ,and not think of Danny sounding like he had a bad case of constipation)

    WTG Chris as well, I am hoping so much it will be an Adam/Chris final.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Kiki M

    I really like Adam, but does he have to stick his tongue way out when he "screams"??? K' mon!!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  208. gail

    I will vote for Danny Gokey because he embodies what I want an idol to be. Someone with heart and soul and not afraid to show it. Not afraid to be who he is. Kris is okay too. Adam just doesn't do it for me and all that screaming tonight just confirmed it

    May 12, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  209. maggie t

    stop picking on poor Bob. i always agree with everything he says, so it must be right.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Adam Lambert Fan

    Even Simon said on Oprah, Adam is the one to watch. Go Adam!!!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Jason

    I've never seen someone so full of himself. Be gay or straight. Freaking pick one. That said, you can scream any lyric you want, your glamor shots are enough. Get whatever deal, but please fad away soon.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  212. mgray

    Go Home Adam, I hope I have heard you scream for the last time.

    GO KRIS, you are the most talented and will sell a lot more CD's.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  213. joan

    Should send Gokey and Kris home tomorrow....save the best for last....

    May 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  214. ssiws

    I really enjoyed Chris singing "Heartless". His song was the best of the evening. I would buy his CD if it had that song with his rendition on it. I can not see myself buying a CD by Danny or Adam, even though Adam can sing. I just don't like how he dismantles every song beyond recognition. Danny and Adam just scream most songs. Adam's songs always start off low and then he screams the heck out of the song at the end. I'm quite tired of it really and it's a shame because I liked Adam at one point. Danny really doesn't do anything for me although he seems like a sweet guy.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  215. too funny

    It will be a terrible shame if Adam is not in the finals, is America so hyped on another R&B Pop singer? Every year it seems the same, R&B, Blues, Soul .... ENOUGH!!! Look at Daughtry voted off in 4th place that is insane this guy has sold more records then Taylor Hicks, Fantasia, etc, etc, Enough of the POP IDOL.... its time for rock and roll to win one.... VOTE ADAM...

    May 12, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  216. ST

    Adam is sooo eooowww grosse! Disgusting with his attire and his looks and his screaming. Simon should have chosen a country song and told him SING THAT.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Mary

    I bet Bono wishes he hadn't given his special permission for Adam to sing "One". It was painful. My son loves U2 and he couldn't even watch Adam because it was so bad.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Stewart

    Adam's performance was not top notch. I wish he would stop with the excessively long, drawn out high notes. He does it every frikking song, and tonight was serious OVERKILL. The kid's got talent, he just needs to lay off the ritalin induced high notes.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Paul Christianson

    Adam is a "pro" competing in an amateur contest. A travesty, and a comment on American youths' IQ, if he isn't the next Idol.

    PC

    May 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  220. max

    for js

    I actually downloaded the songs of many contestants on my i-Phone and Adams is extemely talented and very little screeching. i can imagine listening to him on a radio would be really cool.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  221. ST

    adam – one advice –> learn pronounciation of word, come back and them try to sing.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  222. max

    Adam 2 great performances (he owns the stage)

    Danny 1.5 great performances

    Kris 1 great performance

    Adam is 2.5 point ahead respect to Danny and Danny is 0.7 points ahead respect to Kris.

    Final: Adam vs. Danny

    May 12, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Lis

    Maybe Idols shouldn't sing Aerosmith songs. That was probably Adam's worst performance to date. Adam peaked a couple weeks ago.... this round is a tie between Kris & Danny..... tough call.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Juno

    I have grown up with rock. They do not scream every song. They are high energy songs and at times a slow pace. But great rock has depth and a wide range. I have never seen this in Adam. Each song sounds the same. Not a good night for Adam. I think he did so poorly in many eyes because Danny and Chris stepped up a notch and Adam stayed in the small old place. I hit the pinacle of realization that all these weeks he has never stepped out of his format...Screaming and forgetting the melody. I love rock....and Adam is broadway not rock.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  225. que

    See ya JS. You are a fair-weather fan. Short memory.
    Adam did his thing tonight and he was great.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Paul Miami

    Sorry, but Adam just left them both in the dust. He sounds, looks, and acts like a rock star. This guy is just brilliant. When I hear the musically challenged complain about this "screaming", I can't help but feel that they don't go to rock concerts. Rock concerts are VERY theatrical. Like a few people have mentioned, the studio versions of Adams songs on iTunes are just INCREDIBLE. There is a reason almost every singer/entertainer is quoted as being an Adam fan. This guy blows me away!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  227. gk

    I'm a huge Adam fan. But tonight I would have liked him not to sing overly dramatic, at least the first song. The beginning part of it was truly beautiful, but middle part became too crying that it felt a bit theatrical to me. I love his rock-god quality, but we've seen it a lot last week already, so the second song was kind of predictable to me. Anyway, I hope he & Kris will be in the final.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  228. stacey

    ADAM is GREAT! He has so much range in his voice, it isn't screaming PEOPLE! He is so good and I think it will be between him and chris, but Adam will win it all!!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Mandy

    Why does Adam "scream" every song?? BECAUSE HE CAN PULL IT OFF!!!! Make no mistake, the notes that Adam hits have made quite an impact on people who know just how FREAKIN hard it is to hit them!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Mrstime

    I have never been an Adam fan, there is one song out of all the weeks I did like, and neither of the ones tonight were the song. If there ever has been a chosen one, it is him though. The judges have proven that week after week.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Larry O

    It wasn't so much Adam on Areosmith as it was the Mix. The sound engineer was not on it. All you could hear was Drums and LOUD back-up vocals. Steve Tyler scream sings, Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose, David Lee Roth, etc. so let go of the screaming remarks.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Psyche

    Adam is a unique talent, he is the only one of the three left that has the ability to be his own genre in music. He definately has a rock edge and for those that don't like rock you think he screams you obviously don't listen to Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails or artists like David Bowie and Alice Cooper you would classify much of that as screaming but it is controlled and if you listen carefully it is actually really quite good. Now if you simply want another R&B, or Bluesy Idol then pick Kris because although he is not as unique as Adam he has a real artistry knack and can pull off various styles quite well. Danny sorry he is simply Karaoke nothing new there sure he sings good and has a sad life story but I think the American Idol should be the one that can be the best and that is Adam. For those that would punish him because you judge him think of it like this would you refuse to acknowledge Beethoven as a master composer simply because you didn't like Deaf people?

    May 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  233. js

    I am no longer an Adam fan. It is just getting to be too much. So dramatic and theatrical. I can't imagine listening to that shrieking on the radio.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Joe Dugan

    After only missing only 1 show ever, this one rates in the top 5 easily. Each stepped back a little then knocked it out of the ballpark. I noticed they pulled the back-up singers on Adams second song on the second verse thank God! I would have liked to seen a little back-up music on one of Chris' songs. Danny's personal pick had been done so many times I cringed when they anounced it. But it was fresh and wonderful. Going to itunes now to buy it!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Kristen

    A lot of haters on the site tonight

    May 12, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  236. ted

    Go Adam!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  237. ADAM or bust

    Go Adam. Great and interesting voice. He can be a star. I almost cried when he sung LZ's song last week. Amazing. Actually all of them can have albums. I think all three will attract different audiences. However, I wouldn't purchase Danny's or Kris' CDs. I'm not really into Danny. Kris is kind of a boy band reject Robin Thicke wanna be and not that he can't sing but I am kinda over the whole "sultry white boy" thing. I do hope all get music contracts though.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Wizard

    I'm in agreement with many of you....the high, screaming notes are too much week after week. He can sing, but most people can't get past the CONSTANT screaming. There are just some songs that don't need it. What's completely turned me away is that he sticks his tongue out when he hits those high notes (further and further every week.) It looks stupid and it's disgusting!! I literally have to look away.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  239. kiki

    Adam was terrible as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kris was sweet as normal and Danny a cute pie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! None of them come even close to Alison

    May 12, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  240. mara

    dial... but not for Adam the Screamer. He is so not with this song. I can not stand him...nor the judes...all 4...after this season. They were so bad last year with the total bias towards David A. It is wrong and sickening. So did Adam. I also hate his fake "humbleness". We all know he is going to get the top spot and it is so sad.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Mark

    I think people call what he does a scream because they don't know what else to call it. The fact of the matter is that it is very impressive and totally controlled and well executed... BUT ANNOYING!

    Somebody needs to explain the theory of "Law of Diminishing Returns" to Adam. He makes everything sound the same.

    His chill seated performance was his best.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Mark

    I got to be honest. This was not Adams week., but do we judge him on one week. Gorky's second song was ok better then his first. Chris, my older daughter came in. Did not watch idol the entire season and saw him and said he should win. When he started to sign it did change her mind (she did not see the first song) To me Adams first was better then his second. I hope all votes for Adam because based on the entire season he deserves a chance. Hope it is Adam and Chris not the Rod Stewart want-a-be!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  243. kiki

    Sorry but I missed Allison!!!!!!!!! she was the best on this competition. It is not the same without her..... now it is simply boring to watch.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Jenn

    Just as you have a right to express your love for Adam, we have a right to say we don't care for him. And of course Rena will say that Bob is homophobic just because he doesn't care for him. That's the way society is today, everything is such a double standard. Get over yourself Carol.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  245. bjmom

    THE CAT GOT STUCK IN THE VENT???? (I can't stop laughing) I agree that is what Adam sounds like. All of his songs sound the same. I think that Kris and Danny have both shown that they can sign different things. PLEASE send Adam home.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Bob

    Rena, what is "homphobic" – a phobia of homs? Wow, playing the homophobic card is as bad as playing the race card.

    Just because someone doesn't like Adam's screeching doesn't make them homophobic so shut up already.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Dianne Pedersen

    Adam,

    God creates us all to the best of his ability and somewhere in his heart he has given someone out there without mentioning who he is -a little extra. That my dear one is you, Adam!!

    Enjoy your wonderful gift!!

    Dianne
    Canada

    May 12, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Mirth

    Adam needs to go. He's just too wierd with the nail polish/hair to be mainstream. Danny and Kris were fabulous. Adam just did ok....

    May 12, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Rena

    Bob – You are homphobic. Adam is the best singer.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  250. carol522

    It seems as if the Danny and Kris fans have decided to invade the Adam comments tonight to trash Adam's performance. Trying to influence the vote, eh...well I don't blame you.

    I Love ADAM and have already voted about 100 times!!!

    Now I think I'll go over to the Danny and Kris comments to see if Adam fans are trashing them. Personally, I think Adam fans perfer to let their fingers to the talking (DIAL, DIAL, DIAL, DIAL!!!)

    May 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Listen!

    Adam could not get throught even one song without doing the tongue shriek. “One” was not the right song to do it in. It went from a gorgeous start to a “look at what I can do” thing and the lyrics and spirit got lost. His performance became insincere. Enough already. I’m bored already.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Kristie

    Adam has talent for sure but his last few songs have reverted to the high pitch screetching and it ruins the song for me, especially tonight with One. Love that song but not his version. Still would like him in the finals but wish he would pull back on the screetching/screaming.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Bernadette

    I am not saying that Adam is not a good singer, I just think that with him doing Broadway over the last several years gives him a edge over the others and that should not be. I say it should be a contest between Chris and Danny.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Melinda Olinde

    Adam came out smokin! Something's wrong if he isn't in the finals. He's in a class by himself. Kris will be there also.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  255. anthony

    I was thinking about how that Goth Gay Guy reminded me of Steven Tyler right before he sung Crying. I didn't like it. It was typical singing form that Goth Gay Guy.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Bob

    Hey there Delilah, there's more than 1 Bob on these blogs. You should make sure you have the right one before throwing your accusations around.

    I'm not homophobic. I just call it as I see it. Adam screeched his way through these songs. Not good at all.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  257. JAS

    Adam basically does the same song week after week. There is nothing original about him. Kris and Danny are at least able to mix it up.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Steven

    You know, it doesn't really matter if you liked or didn't like the song. Adam is, without question, an acquired taste. But as with caviar and fine wine, that's always the case with things that are above and beyond the commoners' taste. Adam has an amazing range and phenomenal control, and those are the things around which you can build a career. Pop music is littered with one-hit and one-album wonders - whatever happens tomorrow night, Adam won't be one of them. This guy is here to stay.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  259. maggie t

    I`ve come to the conclusion that the judges know they messed up by getting rid of the "real" singers and now they are stuck with 3 singers who can`t well, sing.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  260. James R

    This show is about finding a great entertainer. If you look at the body of work over the whole season, Adam stands head and shoulders above the other contestants. While Karaoke-Gokey and Lil' Kris are working the motel lounge circuit, Adam will be packing arenas.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  261. RSC In DC

    Kris was amazing, his second song was brilliant and i didn't particularly like him...

    May 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Nancy

    Hoping to see Adam and Kris standing together for the final show! It could really go either way because they're both so talented, but in completely opposite ways! No matter which one wins they both have musical careers ahead of them!! Rock on!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  263. RSC In DC

    please please please VOTE THIS GUY OFF the show.. .can't stand his high pitched screeching. If you've heard one of his songs, you've heard them all... I am so disgusted with the judges that they apparently have wanted him to win from the first day...

    May 12, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  264. bridgette

    I love Adam, but this was his worse performance of the season. But having said that, he was still better than the other two. His two performances will be the ones I remember tomorrow. I was bored with the othe performances. People complain about Adam screaming, but I wish Danny or Kris had screamed to break up their boring songs. I was simply disappointed all around with all three performers, they should have spent more time on their songs, instead of doing promotional spots for the show. But I loved that smile Adam got when he was interviewed by Ryan and gave out kudos to Danny and Kris. It was almost like he was saying, listen up I will acknowledge your existence, but whomever goes up against me is not going to have an snowball chance in hades of beating me. Adam does not lack confidence and it shows. He knows he's better than the other guys and it's up to them to pull out all of the stops to beat him. I am sure he's going to look at these two performances, and realize that he sucked and he needs to step up his game. It's not about the other guys beating him, but Adam easing up and not giving his all. Truthfully, Adam has already earned this title, but he needs to get back the killer instinct and crush his opponent next week. It's his to lose.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Monica

    ugh, I wish the Judges could stop sucking up... and hello producers dont you think we can see you have him go last all the time and let Simon choose his song b/c you want him to win?? Adam is lame and no one will enjoy listening to him scream on the radio....

    May 12, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Wayne's Music Journey

    Truly all three contestants were great tonight and surprised me. Adam.. lets face it. Drove it out of the water. remarkable to the core. Love the way he performed the U2 song "One". Actually I myself learned this song and still have the words written down to the chords I figured out a very long time ago. It's truly a great song. Adam is humble. Comes on and humbly does his thing like it takes little effort. And sure it does but he is such a natural that he comes off like that. I agree that there has been NO ONE like Adam to date. There have been GREAT winners & performers though. It's just that Adam has a particular style of his own that he owns. because he takes charge and "OWNS" the originality that he incorporates into the performance. The Steven Tyler Areosmith tune. Man another Knock Out! You know when the show was over I somehow thought about the song' Your as cold as ice... Your willing to sacrifice our love. " Foreigner I would have loved to see and hear Adam do that tune. They have other great tunes as well and they are deep. I bet Adam would do those tunes justice.
    Shine On Adam.

    Cheers

    Wayne
    .

    May 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Greg

    Adam has had some good nights and some fantastic performances, but he screamed both songs tonight. Especially "Cryin". If Steven Tyler heard that rendition he had to be screamin' himself, in agony, that someone could destroys it so.

    Adam will not win this...there are way to many people who dislike his (most times) screamy vocals. So it will Adams fans against whoever he is up against's fans + everyone who hates Adam. I would bet those odds are too great to overcome.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Alison

    this was asful – my husband and I were totally turned off by this -just not good by Adam tonight on either song

    May 12, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  269. JimmyJames

    I've replayed tonight's show and I have to say, I thought Kris' second song was the best of the night. The arrangements of both of Adam's songs (and I have been an Adam fan all along) was too complex and confusing. Sometimes you can try to do "too much" and tonight I think Adam did. I even have to agree with the screeching comments. Based upon body of work and pure talent, I do think Adam deserves to be in the finals. But I hope he listens to tonight's performance and realizes that when the arrangement gets overly complex, it takes away from the song. Oh... and I wish Danny had sung "Darling be home soon" instead of what he sang. In my mind, Kris won the night.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Delilah

    BBN – it isn't just this comment. Go back to all the previous blogs and see what Bob has to say. It's clear this hate is coming from a homophobic place.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Heather

    I am sorry but everyone is right Adam does SUCK

    May 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  272. BBN

    Delilah, just because you don't like a performance, it doesn't make you homophobic. That's a cheap shot.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Nabit

    I've been curious all along to hear Adam do an Aerosmith song to see if he really can hit the notes that Steven Tyler hits. After that performance, the answer is clear.... NO. He fell short trying to go up for those notes (or "screams" as others have called them). And he was getting drowned out by his back-up singers early. I think he's been overhyped, although he does have talent and can fill a niche. But he's not as well rounded as Kris and Danny. I think, as Simon called it, one of the greatest upsets in Idol history will go down tomorrow night when the vote is revealed.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Steven

    See, here's the thing with Adam: he is too much of a good thing. I honestly cringed when I watched him. He has an amazing voice, and can hit high notes with ease, but there's a reason Steven Tyler doesn't go all through a song with his voice in the sky: it doesn't work!

    Going up high is not supposed to be the whole song; if you listen to most of Aerosmith's work (Cryin', and I don't wanna miss a thing are excellent examples), when Tyler goes up to the higher octave, it is used to highlight a portion of the melody; when he hits his highest notes, it is always done for the impact, the most memorable moment of the song. The only thing memorable about Adam is the absolute disgust I felt when the judges praised him.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Kim

    I can always count on Adam to make me smile. This wasn't my favorite week - I love "One" and I didn't like his version... but I do believe he deserves to be in the final.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Jim

    I thought the cat got stuck in the air vent but it turns out it was Adam singing. That was -– painful.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  277. B

    The people who complain about Adam screaming-what kind of music do you listen to? Barry Manilow or what? Adam does rock and he does it well.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Slainte

    I'm not sure he'll get to the finals with those 2 performances ... why all the screaming Adam??? He really spoilt 2 great songs and I WAS a fan!!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  279. gigi

    I am an Adam fan but I must say that it was not Adam's night. Kris was by far the best, but he will be voted off tomorrow.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Tiffany

    Thank GOD I came to read all these messages b/c I was wondering if I was the ONLY ONE that thought ADAM screams at every darn song!! My o my,, come on already!! He's HORRIBLE!!!!
    WHY DO THE JUDGES PRAISE HIM EVERY EFFIN WEEK????
    ONE WORD~ RIGGED.

    Finals SHOULD BE Danny & Kris....

    May 12, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Ron

    Folks, 52 yr old rocker here. I’ve loved Adam this whole trip, followed by Danny…..Chris who? I’ll tell you what…..game on!!!! Chris brought it tonight with his thang doing West! No one, I mean, no one is given save! Best year so far…….total talent! Game on folks!!!!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  282. joan

    Rock on Adam.....no competition!!!.....Gokey and Kris sound the same week after week....Adam brings it on once again!!!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Judette

    Adam, I'm having difficulty getting through to vote for you. We only have two hours but I will keep trying. You belong in the final. I think Randy said it best, you are one of the most talented they ever had on AI. You ROCK dude. Can't wait to buy your CD.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Kerri

    I have never liked Adam. I am so sick of hearing him scream every song. 'Who hits those notes?' Really, Kara? Is she deaf as well as annoying? They can't be considered notes if you scream them. And Kris and Danny can hit notes that high. And they actually sing. Adam needs to go home and stop ruining songs for me.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  285. lordofdarkness

    screaming? obviously lots of people know nothing about vocals, I guess Rob Halford, Geoff Tate, are screamers. based on vocal talent and stage presence , Simon is right on the money Adam wins, the other 2 are bores suitable for karaoke night at Tgif Fridays.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  286. person

    absolutely amazing. adam's performance was STUNNING

    May 12, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Steve H.

    I personally like Adam and the guy can obviously sing no doubt. The ONLY problem I have with his performances is 'does he always have to scream' in everyone of them? We all know how high pitched he can sing but does he always have to utilize that in every song? It's almost overkill to me unfortunately....

    May 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  288. karyn

    used to like him...tired of the screaming...for the first time since he started Idol he really didn't sound all that great tonite...hope he did enough to get him to the top two.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Margie

    Adam is simply the best and should win!!!!!!!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Judy

    I love Adam and he sure deserves to be in the finals based on all his oiutstanding performances this season - but, tonight wasn't my favourite night for Adam. Neither of his performances grabbed me like he has done in the past. He still should be safe if the Lambertines vote and he definitley deserves it. Kris was no big hit tonight and Gokey's first song was Ho Hum – not a superb night overall. Can't wait for the results and the finals though !

    May 12, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Lar

    Steven Tyler screams – give me a break. Adam is in tune without auto-tune machines. He is incredible – stop putting him down for his talent.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  292. MD

    No way! His performances sucked! What's he going to do if he wins, start a band and scream and weasel his albums away?!? Chris and Danny at least can hold their own without all of the wailing.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  293. JL

    Danny sounds the same every week and never changes it up. All of Kris' songs sound the same, too. Adam is the only consistent, true performer who steps outside the box. To those handing out criticism, I'd love to see you get on stage and do half as well as he does. He's where he is for a reason. Danny needs to go home, he's sellable, but the only reason he's gone this far is because of sympathy votes. Kris and Adam should be in the finals. And personally, I hope Adam doesn't win, because AI will stifle his creativity for the year that he's under contract...he'll be better off if he goes the Daughtry route.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Joe Bass

    There was just something that sounded off to me about Adam's sound tonight. It sounded like the instruments and background vocals were mixed too loud. For the first 15-20 seconds, I could hear him fine, but then it was like someone was turning his mike down. There were times when I couldn't hear Adam over the background singers, and with his vocal power that surprised me.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm a big Adam fan. I really hope he takes it all.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Julygulf

    Too much like karoke. Where's the artistry??

    May 12, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  296. egi

    Adam was great tonight – as always. Brilliant vocals.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Anne

    Adam and Kris in the finals PLEASE! I don't know what people are talking about Adam screaming....it's not screaming...it's volume folks and if I'm paying $100 bucks for a concert ticket, I don't want Lawrence Welk, I wanna rock out! Adam and Kris are the freshest folks to hit the AI stage in years.....Danny is a nice guy, but c'mon folks, no one is going to pay big bucks to see some wholesome guy sit on a stool and sing You are So Beautiful.... even Joe Cocker had more rock than Danny did tonight.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Linda

    It's a given Adam deserves to make it to final 2. He has true talent.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  299. David

    Who votes for this guy???? Enough of his drama queen antics and screaming rendition of every song he sings.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  300. KMB

    Let me qualify my last comment...That is including Gokey from last week.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  301. LS

    Adam can sing, I'll give you that, if youj can get past the screaming, all of the songs he has performed sound the same to me.

    I think that Danny and Kris have shown much more versatility.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Georgia

    There's no doubt Adam is the best screamer in the bunch. But I can't imagine listening to him on the radio or on my iPod for more than 2 songs. Mostly, though, I just want to slap that smug expression right off his face.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Delilah

    Oh look. Homophobic Bob shows his fangs again.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Sadie

    Adam sucks! Danny and Kris were far better! How can screaming be a talent?

    May 12, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  305. St

    Yuna – Kris sounds good on stage AND when you download him – now thats an allrounder wont you say?

    Adam is plain awful!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  306. takesone2know1

    um, hello people. you clearly have no idea what what you're talking about. perhaps you would have preferred that he "Gokey-ized" this Rock classic and turn it in to something you'd like to hear in a Macy's elevator. wake up...he is the only one with unabashed, natural talent.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Brittney

    Totally agree with Tia. Not sure how the judges could praise that performance.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Mark

    I really think Adam is talented but that was terrible. He does that same throaty high note in EVERY song. Its more tired than a Santana lick. Besides... he makes every song sound like it should be on the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  309. KMB

    I haven't seen anyone sing this badly to Aerosmith since they were on Wayne's World. Not only was it an awful performance, the TV arrangement was just plain stupid.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  310. TCJ in SC

    I was thinking the same thing (a message to Danny) when I heard he picked an Aerosmith song! Not the greatest performance by him, but he deserves to be in the final.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Glo

    "You should be a rock star?" Randy, wake up. That was bloody awful. What is with all of the screaming?

    May 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Yuna

    For all you of who say Adam screams too much, yeah, he does on "live" stage but download his songs and you will hear a much softer, better side of him. He truly has talent, and he has to win.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Bob

    If butchering a song were a crime, Adam would be on DEATH ROW (and I don't mean the record company).

    May 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Paul

    I was underwhelmed by the performances tonight. The judges got the 3 they wanted and all their over the top compliments won't make it any better than it was.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Jackie

    Adam – I love ya babe! You were wonderful. Better than Boring Kris and Go-Gokey.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Daisy

    What is with all of the screaming? Not every song needs to have those notes and screams.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Bill

    Like the original doesn't have screams in it? It's a ROCK song, not an R&B tune. Wasn't as good as Zepplin last week though, which was so close to the original version.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Yuna

    I can't get through the phone lines to vote for Adam. I keep getting all circuits are busy.....gee, I hope this doesn't have an affect on the results tomorrow night. I will keep trying and trying until I get through.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Juno

    I am soooooooo tired of hearing Adam scream each song ...each week. They all sound the same to me. HE NEEDS TO GO HOME!!!
    I thought he sounded horrible tonight!!!!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  320. St

    Adam shows them how its done – how to scream!!!!!!! there were serious pitch problems… please dont deny it- there was no pitch he was JUST SCREAMING... UGH!!!!!!!!!!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Matt

    I was so excited to hear him sing cryin, but at first, I was a bit disappointed. He definitely pulled through in the end, however. Kris' Kanye song was pretty awesome too, however. This was a really good night for AI.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Bill

    that was terrible.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  323. St

    Adam shows them how its done – how to scream!!!!!!! there were serious pitch problems... please dont deny it- there wasno pitch he was

    May 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  324. EB Allen

    Hated it.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Cy

    Adam was WAY too screamy for me. And I WAS a huge fan. Apparently, however, he could shish-kabob Ryan on a skewer of puppies and the judges would love him.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Tia

    I didn't go so far as to say butchered with his rendition of One but Crying he not only butchered, he beat it to a pulp. That was an absolutely dreadful performance – if one can even call it that. 'Who hits those notes?' – What notes Kara – I only heard a range of screams. That was horrid at best. Hopefully with all of the 'you won' praise from the judges the few fans who aren't judging him on his singing skills won't bother to dial in thinking he is safe.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |

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