November 25th, 2009
05:46 PM ET
Adam Lambert is a genius. He is an artist who knows exactly what he wants, and he knows how to get it.
For people who have actually followed Adam, it's hard to believe that anyone could really be "shocked" by his performance at the American Music Awards. Ever since "American Idol" wrapped, Adam has been on a straight streak of gaining attention and stirring up controversy wherever he goes.
It started with his Rolling Stone article. You know, the one where he confirmed his homosexuality to the entire world. Next came his Details magazine shoot, where he was photographed being overtly sexual with a gorgeous and naked female model, and it didn't end there. Just as his first album was about to drop, Adam released the cover image for the album and yes, just as expected, people had a problem with that too. Who would have thought that a little bit of eyeliner and bright blue hair on a guy would get people so... riled up?
Hmmm, perhaps Adam.
He does what he wants, and he doesn't care who he offends. To me, that sounds like a true rock star in the making.
He has soared past his "American Idol" days and has emerged as a unique and talented artist who is expressing himself the best way he knows how. He is an artist, an entertainer, a performer... whatever you want to call him, he is a brilliant act to follow, and I have a feeling we will be following him for years to come.
He may have won Americans over on "American Idol," but in the end, Americans chose their idol and it wasn't Adam.
As he said in that Rolling Stone article, "I am trying to be a singer, not a civil-rights leader."
So just let him sing, and sit back and relax. And if you don't want to do that, then just listen to the guy who won "American Idol."
What is his name again?
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