March 25th, 2009
09:41 PM ET

Top 10: Adam Lambert, is that you?

I have to start by saying Adam's hair scared me to death.

Adam Lambert

Very "Superman" meets "Mad Men," with a dash of Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Elvis.

But on to the song. Adam gets points for singing Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of My Tears" and for singing it well.

I can't believe I am about to say this, but Adam Lambert gave me chills ... and not in the scary way he usually does.

He went a little riff crazy, but that boy can sing!

Team Adam loves him when he is alt-indie, but will they still love him tomorrow with the clean-cut look and the less theatrical performance?

–Lisa Respers France, CNN.com Writer


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  1. Cheryl

    Okay, honestly, I could not care less about Adam's sexuality. His voice is technically in tune and I think the problem is that he is misusing it. The whole Michael Bolton redo of Bohemian Rhapsody. That was a great song! I wasn't even into the band. But he mangled it as most would. Perhaps, he has a look, but it seems to go more with The Cure or some other 80s band like Duran Duran. Sexuality simply doesn't play a role, even if it helps a person. It isn't ripping on him. I just didn't think he was much different with that song. I do think he has talent.

    May 25, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fans from Toronto

    Heather: What planet are you from?
    Adam is the full package. He's got the looks, the moves, an endless funky wardrobe.....and WOW, what a set of pipes! A born natural destined to be on stage. What a gift. Light years away from others .....
    And to top it off, he's so humble you just want to sqeeeeze him! I think he actually feels a little bad for the other contestants when they give him so much praise. Notice how he held back in his duet with Allison not to overpower her? How can you not love him??? Where has he been hiding? Adam.... you don't need luck, you're blessed! We wish you the best. You're a spectacular entertainer!

    May 7, 2009 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Annie

    Adam is the BEST person on the show!!

    April 29, 2009 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. heather

    Adam "Ant" is nothing but a poser he is terrible and he is nothing but a screamer. yes he has a good voice BUT he is so trapped in the 80's ewww he's not current....RANDY... god this guy so gag's me I just hate to watch him.... UGH!!!!

    April 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. R.

    I am so amazed at Adam. He seems almost "other worldly" – a talent that we rarely see. I have never really liked the Idols that much in the past and certainly would never buy one of their cd's, so for me to want to see him in concert and buy his record already is WOW. I just hope all continues to go well for this great singer/entertainer.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ANN

    i love him and think he is going to win
    if he get off( witch he wont) i will not watchAI

    April 1, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. Stephanie

    Hey, if they do a 70's week, I would like to suggest Boston for him. His voice reminds me of them...

    March 31, 2009 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Diana Nelson

    Adam is the best, His voice, and his looks will carry him far beyond American Idol!!!!! he has my vote
    Good luck Adam!!! You are the beest

    March 27, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pat

    To Travis:

    Country music fan?

    March 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Travis

    It's official. Sing WELL, get hated on by judges and be put in the bottom three. Sound like you're skinning a bunch of cats in the back, each and every night, instant acclaim from the judges and every woman in America just SWOONS.

    Each and every week he sounds like someone's stomping randomly on an old bagpipe and putting words to it. He shouldn't have made it past Hollywood, and he shouldn't have even made it TO Hollywood.

    The music industry already has way too many emo goths out there without having one more.

    March 27, 2009 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. tzugidan

    He's an artist in the true sense of the term...and whether or not he wins this contest, his future is already determined...he's going to be a star.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hannah

    wow...all I can say is wow! This is the next American Idol!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pat

    Adam will be the next American Idol! He is a fantastic singer, very handsome and very original! No one even comes close to Adam. He may be the best so far!

    March 26, 2009 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Adamophiliac

    He had me at Black or White...then Ring of Fire (love it or hate it, it was the bravest performance I've ever seen on this silly show, and I loved it) and then...this.

    (melts)

    March 26, 2009 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Pat

    If I were Adam, I would DEFINITLEY leave the show and find my own route to stardom, we all know he has it in him. I hate to see this much talent being stifled by the pop scene (no offense to artists like Kelly Clarkson, etc etc). He is going to become a PRODUCT just like most other pop stars and its going to divert him away from his artistry. I hate to say it but he will be BOUND by contract if he goes through wtih this. Unfortunately Im sure the producers already have him bound by some sort of contract. Wish you could get out while you still can Adam!

    March 26, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. tracy

    Jeanie, did you not hear Archuleta's version of Imagine , to say he did not desreve to be there is like saying Megan's performance last night was the best of the night, she sucked, see ya Megan, Adam is totally in a league of his own, vocally, stylishly, artistically, I think it will end up the Adam, Danny and Matt, show.

    March 26, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. missconstrued2

    All I can say about Adam is WHEEE-HOOOOOOO!!! Not only does that sweetie have lungs but, wow, talk about g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. If he doesn't take the whole win I will be completely shocked, he is by far the best thing that has happened to American Idol and he has set the bar so high others' will need some heavy-duty pole vaulting skills to even get anywhere near him. Go Adam!

    March 26, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  18. louise

    Google him and find out why he should never be an AI.

    March 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  19. R.

    Already a mega star. A huge talent and great looks! Yes, he looks a lot like Elvis! Wow.

    March 26, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  20. muttslikeme

    Adam is definitely one of the top 2! Refreshing from others years, too.
    http://muttslikeme.wordpress.com/

    March 26, 2009 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Pat

    Amazing!! Will he win? Ent 19 holds the reigns for 5 yrs if he does. Does he want to win or just get the exposure he hasn't found on his own? The professional experience( Broadway "Wicked") should be enough to disqualify him. His stage presence alone show us he's experienced. All that said, I'm a fan.

    March 26, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Angela From Mississippi

    QUOTE from MIKE:
    Adam could well be the most successful star to ever emerge from AI to date, win or lose, it doesn’t matter. He has the potential to become a mega star the likes of which has not seen in decades.

    MY RESPONSE:
    I absolutely 100% agree. I believe the final 2 will be Adam and Matt and no matter who wins they will both have successful careers!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Deborah

    Adam is so versatile he can and will do a terrific job of absolutely anything that is asked of him in any venue. Would this be a director and producer's dream or what? Unique, talented, humble, confident. You gotta love him! I do.
    Adam is, as Paula says, in a class of of his own on Idol and in the entertainment industry talent pool at large. Whether Adam wins first place in Idol or not, he is going to be a star *****. Get his autograph while you can.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  24. vicky

    Hey, mioto, ADAM is a great singer and he is HOT but do not ever say he is a younger cuter ELVIS, ok , ELVIS BIG OR SMALL, was a gorgeous man and any comparisons to his look goes like this, HE REMINDS ME OF ELVIS . I will not let any generation xxers deploy any past generation HEARTTHROBS with talk of '"when they were young".

    Now back to the performance Yes ADAM IS the frontrunner along with ALLISON AND THE FIRST PERFORMER BY THE PIANO, LIL ROUNDS did let the "magnitude of the history of the songs and her big voice and what she should do with these songs" over take her however she will be back because she still song great.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Tina

    Shangrilaw if you want people to her his original music then you definitely don't want him to win Idol.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Gee Dub

    I would pay to see this guy perform. I hope for Idol sake that it is, Allison vs. Adam in the finale....that would bring HUGE ratings and the best Idol show ever!!! Those two can bring it!!!! I hope they tour together someday, they're what rock is allllll about!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Shangrilaw

    I saw Adam 1 1/2 years ago at a small club in Hermosa Beach,CA as the lead singer in a rock band, Citizen Vane (with Madonna guitarist Monte Pittman). My band played before him. Everyone was mesmerized by his vocal ability, his charm and warmth. He is an easygoing likable young man. Everyone now knows his talent. The personal attacks have more to do with the attacker than Adam. I've heard his original songs and can't wait for the public to hear them too. Adam is a musician's musician who is a uniquely talented artist. That alone should be celebrated. His future's so bright it's gonna need shades.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  28. RobertS

    Adam rocked that song..It brought tears to my eyes.
    Kara definitely belongs where she is at,,she is a talented produce who knows music. Her and Randy KNOW the deal. Paula is suffering from a lethal combination of BOTOX and VALIUM she needs to lay off the pills... SImon...well, what would the world be without him? he's an awesome producer who also knows the deal...

    March 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. stugraham2002

    So just like with the NCAA basketball tourney, everybody has his or her own opinion about the American Idol. Big difference with Idol is that your opinion can actually have an impact. What a great concept for a show, by far one of the most refreshing ideas out there. They feed us the same ten people for several months, role them out in different genres, and whittle them down. Part of the whittling is done by the home audience, who just happen to be the same people who download songs and buy CD's. Do people still buy CD's?

    You wonder if Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, or even Daughtry wouold have made it to the big time without the show. Personally I enjoy the show, and am as critical as Simon, without being able to sing or play a lick. Adam was great, as were some of the others. Just like in sports, you can watch this show and one song or one performance is going to give you goosebumps.

    My Top Ten – 1) Adam, Lil, Matt, Kris, Allison, Danny, Anoop Dog, Meghan, Scott, and Michael. If it hadn't been for singing Joleen last week, a song I hate anyway, that girl might have made the travelling show. Ah well, if I'm right I'll brag about it to my dog because no one else will care, just like the NCAA. Although for some on Idol, being second or third might work out better than being Number One.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  30. AmatureIdolJudge

    Adam has been a front runner since the beginning. Everyone in our house thinks he's fantastic, except my husband. Even when he perfomed Ring of Fire last week. It took guts to do something that far out. My guess is Country is not his thing, and he knew it. He took a risk, and he's still there...because he can sing!

    Last night my husband was just floored by the way he "cleaned up his act". He even said nice things about him! He's winning over the toughest of critics, and I think he is gonna take this competition!

    GO ADAM!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  31. M. Hoffman

    Adam is amazing - he rocked it! Adam is hands down the most talented and unforgettable. In my eyes he is already an American Idol. I would definitely pay to see him in concert – he is a true entertainer no what matter what he sings. I love you Adam!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Kimberly

    I acutally liked the hair and the song. He was reminscient of Elvis and Chrisitian Bale (in look only)–very sophisitcated and classy. The guts to go unplugged revealed that this guy can truly sing and doesn't need the flashy lights, wild moves and dramatic hair to sing; his voice alone can sell a song. He needed that simple song to sell his dramatic voice.

    I liked this scaled down but dramatic Adam and his versatility is amazing. It reminded me of the performance that David Cook offered with Billi Jean. At the end of it, I just went this season is over. This guy is so good, so talented that this season is his. I do think, however, that we should be careful not to underestimate Matt and Kris Allen. I think that their continued growth are impressive and we are likely to see one of them in the finals with Adam. This by far is one of the strongest seasons yet.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  33. jake

    Still reminds me of nails on a blackboard and the only thing I thought of when he was singing was how close he looked to Liberace or a bad Elvis. Nice to see the 10 pounds of warpaint wasn't on his face this time.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Cindy Golden

    Adam Lambert was amazing last night! His look was perfect for the genre of music. If he had curled his lip just a little bit, he would have looked much like the late Elvis Presley. He is poised, confident, and has a vocal range that is astonishing. His performance was, as Simon likes to say, quite memorable. Keep up the good work Adam. You Rock!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Elle

    Adam has "IT". His charismatic star quality reminds me of Mick Jagger. When Adam is on stage you might not love everything he sings or even how he sings but ....you can't NOT watch him! I am a fan!

    job last night. The standing O from Smokey Robinson was fabulous.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Terri S.

    Wow! nice look Adam – he can pull anything off it seems.
    See you in the final 3 –

    March 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  37. sjjr

    I just have to agree with all the people who say that Adam Lambert is in a league of his own. He is incredible, I have never been so mesmerized by any Idol performer. Cancel the show and give me 3 hours of Adam each week. He is fantastic.

    At first he reminded me of Simon Le Bon, but I also see glimpses of David Bowie, Freddy Mercury, and (especially after last night), Elvis. Adam is so talented and sexy.

    This guy is amazing. And yes, I'm a 40-year-old housewife.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sir Joe

    Finally he sings and doesn't scream or screech at me. And please stop looking so creepily at the camera. Definitely a great performance but, to the monkeys that say it was better than Smokey's version... are you out of your freakin mind?! Please don't compare him to Elvis! Two really good performances does not an Elvis make. Keep it in your pants you middle-aged pervs! =)

    March 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Donna Martin

    I am 50+ and I thought Adam's performance was AWESOME!!. He has a great set of vocals and knows how to use them. I loved RING OF FIRE because he put his own spin on it and that is what the judges have told them to do, then they criticize them when they do it. It has to be confusing for these poor contestants, wondering what they want from them. He was truly HANDSOME cleaned up and got rid of that awful polish. I loved the new look and it does show he can be versatile. ELVIS IS ALIVE!! Donna in Va

    March 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Elizabeth

    Adam has more talent than all of them put together. I LOVE his voice, and love the way he cleaned up for Motown night. He is a talented actor as well as singer, and will win this season's contest.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  41. greer klesk

    Adams is my favorties he is so good and very much got it together, can not wait to see what he does next that what you want to see each week he keep you wanting more and what he will do next, he has alot of fresh talent.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  42. BarbaraS

    This kid is amazing. Last night he looked like a cross between Kurt Russell and Chris Isaak..and it worked. Great instincts.

    As for Ring of Fire..if you had never heard the original and just listened to the message of the song, it was prefect. What Adam did with it last week was awesome. I can also see how it would provoke strong reactions.

    Just like last year with David Cook, I'm tuning in now just to see what Adam does with a song each week.

    I predict it will come down to Adam and Danny Gokey. I've said that from the very beginnning.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Tina

    Ugh why is everyone gaga over this guy. Matt's vocals are just as good, he can play an instrument, and he doesn't have to drastically change his appearance each week to blow people away.

    I do find it funny that there is some real good dirt out there on this guy that hasn't become mainstream like some of the other idol 'scandals' of previous years.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  44. J Moore

    OMG!!!!! Haven't really cared for this young man throughout this season,but last night was tremendous. He blew me away.....what a nice, good looking, charming young adult. That can really sing!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Todd

    Loved it!!! But what I find funny is that everyone is saying he is too cocky yet it is quite obvious that Allison is winning the competetion for that title.

    As far as winning A.I. this year, nobody can come close to Adam. I used to like Danny but now its the same thing from him week to week and he is getting boring. Lil used to be a favorite too but she has done nothing but disapoint me the last few weeks. I think it will prob be Adam and Matt in the finals.

    Just have to say too that its nice to see someone else say he reminds them of Robert Smith. Cant wait for and 80's or rock week.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  46. AC

    Attention Adam Lambert/IDOL producers:

    Sing "Somebody to Love" by Queen and the late, great Freddie Mercury. The remaining contestants might as well pack it up and not show up at that point.

    Go for the kill!!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Yeah!

    Forget Prince, forget Kurt Russell.

    He IS the next Freddie Mercury. He's so diverse he could probably tackle some Robert Plant too.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Northwest Nance

    Hey, I'm a 56-year old woman and I've loved Adam from the start as well. He makes every song his own. I love that he is true to himself, which isn't always easy in a world that can be bigoted and judgmental. I absolutely loved his "Ring of Fire", and he was wonderful again last night. And yes, he reminded me a bit of Elvis too.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Brad

    I will never understand why people like this guy. Ring of Fire was self-indulgent and bizarre. Tracks of My Tears took a beautiful, upbeat song and made it dreary, static, and boring. And let's not forget his signature cocky hair flip. This guy is an arrogant prick with a good voice that he employs in destroying classic songs. What's to like?

    March 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  50. AdamGroupie

    Adam is awesome! From the first notes of his audition (Bohemian Rhapsody) I was hooked. I love everything he sings, and I love the personal touch he puts in everything he sings. He has talent, sex appeal, and personality! Not only will he be our next American Idol, I believe he will be our next Legend. In the ranks of Elvis, this boy has it all. I would buy all of his albums if they were recorded already. And I am in my mid-fifties! He is versatile and talented! He is just awesome!!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Chris -dville

    He really needs to work on staying in one range. Hearing his singing range is not that impressive to me. To sell records he is going to have to pick (or write) songs that stay in one range. Hardly no one wants to hear a song with all these different vocal ranges while driving on a trip.
    Although all the chicks dig him, he needs to stop singing and perform with his vocals.
    My advice is to "PICK BETTER SONGS" and "STOP THE VOCAL OVERKILL"

    March 26, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Sandie

    It was a pleasant SURPRISE!!!! Usually the punk rock look but this was GREEEEEEEEAT

    March 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Lisa

    GAME OVER...ADAM WON!!!!!!!!!

    ...and this from an old girl who grew up during the motown era...lived and breathed it! ADAM ROCK ON!!!!!!! YOU MAKE US SOUL SISTAS PROUD!!!!!!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  54. gina

    It left me in tears...in a good way!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  55. CA

    For those complaining that he has too much professional experience, clearly he is within the rules of Idol what just say that you can't be currently under a recording contract. (May I point out how many of last year's Idol's had already had recording contracts in the past). It is a competition to find the best undiscovered talent, not to find someone with no experience. Adam IS undiscovered on a national level. Had you heard of him before? I certainly hadn't.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  56. JB - Lexington

    I'm lost. I thought Adam murdered "ring of fire" but I gave him a pass because that song can't be covered. Being a Smokey Robinson fan for 40 years, I wanted to kill myself after what Adam did to "Tracks". Can you imagine having to listen to a 12 track CD of his voice. I'd be digging out my Zamfir records, or "hooked on Swing" CD's just to anesthetize myself from the shrill tinnitus inducing strains of Adams falsetto. I don't get it. I'm lost.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  57. michele

    I know what you mean by giving you chills and I'm not even an Elvis fan but this boy has IT!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Caleb

    GOOD JOB ADAM!!! American Idol '09 yay!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  59. MommyAmy

    Unbelievable. Left me breathless. Ready for the charts now.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  60. CA

    He was absolutely fantastic last night. I have now officially decided that he is the stand-out this season.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  61. rene

    I'm not a huge fan of Adam... especailly after he butchered "Ring on Fire" last week. However, he earned my respect and kudos to him for "tracks of my tears". EXCELLENT! Good arrangement, etc. He's going to be in the Top 3 for sure.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  62. vinny

    he still sucks... he will NOT win...

    March 26, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Alex

    I did not like Adam much early on...his screaming pitches hurt my ears. Interestingly, I totally enjoyed his interpretation of the Johnny Cash song last week. Strange as it was, it was unique, and it did work.

    He is marketable, and this week he proved it. Adam certainly stands out among the Top Ten. I look forward to more of his other performances.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  64. Madelaina

    Adam is so so so much better than American Idol. If he is lucky he will be eliminated before these idiots can get their hands on him. He doesn't need anything but his beautiful talented sweet self to succeed in life. Very very best of luck Adam! You are blessed and we are blessed to have heard you sing!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  65. Sherbabe

    Outstanding and Original in all ways. Blazing!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  66. Jennie

    Adam has been impressing me from the word go and the more I see of him the more I see growth. I have been saying that I think Danny will win but after last night I am not so sure. Adam may just take it all. I know I want to hear more from him. And I am dying to get Tracks of My Tears on my mp3.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  67. booboo

    Adam is amazing!!!! I look forward to seeing what he is doing every week!!! Megan is another favorite but she didn't come thru for me last night. Adam's talent is beyond all of them. And what a looker!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  68. para

    The show is so over that Cowell's entertaining himself by drawing mustaches on Paula Abdul's face. We'll just have to ride this season out and wait for Adam's CD to come out.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  69. Mojo

    He reminds me so much of Chris Isaak and George Michael...he's definately not mainstream.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  70. Mike

    He was good last night. But he killed Ring of Fire and not in a good way. I have never disliked a remake of that song until then. Putrid. He is a product of the hype machine and you guys are buying it right now.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  71. james stevenson

    BEST OF THE NIGHT.... AMAZING VOCALS

    March 26, 2009 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  72. karen from Canada

    Adam is too good to be true. Adam will be the next American Idol. He will go down in history as the greatest American Idol ever. Smokey was very proud. He gave me chills anytime he sings. He is in a class by himself

    March 26, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  73. Liz

    Shouldn't be here because he's got too many professional credits.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  74. freddy

    altho he can sing, and has an incredibly high range. He still lacks the passion behind his voice. He is not the best singer on the show, but he is strong. He is total broadway for sure. He has had a succsesful career already in theater. Why is he on the show? he is proffessional. He has more experience than most that have been on the show. I think it takes away from someone who is just coming up. They should put limits on who gets on as far as the industry goes. If you are on a label or working proffesionally in your craft under contract with a broadway show, you should not be allowed on. he may not be in a show at this time, but thats because he chose to do Idol.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  75. Adam (not the Adam on the show!)

    Adam is your winner - take it to the bank, it's a lock. Anyone in the music industry like I am (from DJ's to artists, instrument players to writers) should have an idea of what talent is, and he's it.....I would be SHOCKED if he didn't win.....

    March 26, 2009 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  76. 1oldcat

    LOVED ADAM FROM DAY ONE – HE WOULD BE GREAT IN A DAVID BOWIE VAMPIRE MOVIE....... YEA BABY!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  77. samee

    Like others, gave me chills. LOVED IT!! Plus great looking!!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  78. Rod

    OMG! Adam is beyond incredible!!!! He is amazing and has my loyal support as the next American Idol!! Wow, wow, wow....

    March 26, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  79. pinballio

    I picked Adam from the very beginning.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  80. adam fan

    When I checked this webpage out Adam's article had 230 comments....Danny's had 90. No one else even close.

    Kind of explains how Adam is going to have a great career whether he wins AI or not.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  81. irish

    I'll tell you what.....shocked would be an understatement when I first saw him. After recovering from that we went to shock # 2. He slammed that song......nobody except maybe Allison even came close.

    Amazed and no longer confused...he's for real.....

    March 26, 2009 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  82. Guillermo

    How if you are one of the other contestants – can you even come close to thinking you are gonna win when competing against this guy? I'd pack my bags and sign up for next year... What a talent!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  83. Karen

    OMG!!! Have not watched Idol this year, but got a call from a friend to sit down and watch this Adam person. OMG!!!!! Elvis reincarnated, but the way he sang the song was amazing, chilling, original, and what a control of a voice! OMG!!!!! His punk look is okay, but last night was OMG!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  84. Nel

    People! Get over it, or should I say him? He's horrible! He has this arrogance that does not come accross as charming or charasmatic at all! He is over indulged and I can't wait for the judges to finally put him in his place and the voters boot his spikey head off the show. I surely hope everyones wrong and he is not the next American Idol! I don't think my radio or dog could handle it. Of course, with any luck, if he does win, he could be the next Ruben Studdard 🙂

    March 26, 2009 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  85. Roger T

    Adam Lambert is one heck of a performer. He's amazed me with his performance everytime, but to be honest yesterday's performance was weird, I didn't like the song and the look he was trying to protray. I much prefer his rocker looks and style.

    But he is one heck of a performer and will no doubt end up in the top spot along with Lil Round.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  86. Victory

    Adam's new look is fabulous!! Those EYES just popped! Adam personalized the song with such artistry, sincerity and soulfulness. His physical appearance reminds me of a young Antonio Banderas.....totally hot!!! This one will go far. I expect to see a movie or modeling contract in his future.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  87. wes

    Sorry, I just don't like the falsetto throughout the whole song. To me its sounds like he has his nut's caught in a vice. And last night he looked like an out of work elvis impersonator. I waiting for him to show other sides to him other than that high ear piercing scream but hast produced it yet. Let's face it this year its just not all that good. The producers know it,the judges know it. There's not one person this year that could hold a candle to any of the top ten from last year. Sorry but its slim pickins this season.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  88. Maggie

    As this is a singing contest, there should be no doubt who the winner will be! Unbeleavably talanted guy, our Adam! Keep it real America, vote for the only person you should, which is the best talant that has ever graced the AI stage!

    No matter what though (because we all know it's not just in our hands) Adam has arrived and is well on his way to being a household name!

    Amazing!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  89. beaglemom

    First time I have watched this season...if show is about singing and showmanship, he is obviously the next idol!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  90. Tracy

    This guy will be the first openly gay Idol and thats cool but I think its a little contradictory given he has sooo much stage experience. He is a burlesque drag performer. Why put him on the same stage given he has soo much experience. Also I find it interesting that he didn;t get kicked off for his adult pictures that were leaked to the internet.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  91. JLM

    Adam will win AI. He is the most creative performer ever on Idol. He has such a vocal range and makes every song his own. He will be a super star if he is not already!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  92. merilyn R

    the guy can really sing everything with feeling. but for weeks Ive been saying he has the eyes of elvis presley. Last night he looked like a 1960s dreamboat and I mean it. he was handsome. it was unbelieveable.......and being a young girl who lived through elvis this guy can sing as well and is as good looking....I was really impressed.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  93. Bunny Peck

    I am 68 years old and I love Adam and his versatility! He is so "Elvisy", and I am hoping that AI has an "Elvis night", and I would love to see and hear Adam's version of "Burnin' Love!"

    March 26, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  94. amber n

    As soon as Adam makes a CD I am buying it! I love his rocker edge and amazing voice that makes me stop everything to listen to. He is BRILLIANT! Definitely a league of his own like the judges always say!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  95. lisa

    Adam is the Sam Harris (Star Search male vocalist winner 1983) of this generation. Check out Adam's version of Gnarles Barkley's "Crazy" on youtube – Caberet version. He is The Man.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  96. Leo

    My fave, and I really hope for his sake he doesn't win. He does not need to be singing bubblegum nonsense.

    Pipes, originality, and style. May not be your style, but this kid knows what he wants to do, and a lot of people want to hear it.

    Oh yeah, and by far the most comments of any contestant.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  97. Jan

    Wow, I thought his performance last night was awful – worse than Ring of Fire, which was at least interesting. I do think he has a good voice, but I don't like what he is doing with it so far.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  98. Cathy

    Adam Lambert is far and above the best talent in this competition. He is the most original Idol ever to grace the stage in any of these competitons. His stage presence is chilling! He has a bright future ahead regardless of Idol.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  99. Sky in Seattle

    come on man....the guy looks like Elvis.....it was more than cool. Adam is not just good, the guy has star power.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  100. cotogy

    The good thing about Adam is he's always doin' his own thing and comin' out different than what you might expect. How many viewers are beginning to say, "OK, what is Adam going to do this week?" A bunch of the others are beginning to sound the same and not stretching.

    As far as the look? Check out a close up of him singing last night, and Kurt Russell when he played Elvis Presley....perfect match! Adam is goin' to be on for the long run.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  101. Chris

    Adam's vocal range is awesome! I would love to hear him do a song from either Steve Perry – Journey or Steven Tyler of Areosmith. He will win American Idol this year!!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  102. Jackie

    I love his versatility. I think the look was awesome, I didn't realize how handsome he is until last night. Perfect song to sing with those swooning looks.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  103. Trudy

    Um, he totally won. Last night I had to stop what I was working on to watch this. Usually, American Idol is on in the background. That was the most romantic, eloquent and passionate performance that American Idol has had in a long time. He looked absolutely gorgeous last night and looks good singing ballads or rocking out. Wonderful!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  104. Deb

    From the minute I heard him during the auditions – I knew Adam was the man. He is part Robert Smith from The Cure, part Elvis, part Freddy Mercury and 100% relavant. His vocal range is amazing and he is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what he will do next!!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  105. Caroline

    Brilliant performer–performance–shades of Elvis, Roy Orbison, but all ADAM

    March 26, 2009 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  106. Ha

    I have NEVER bought any IDOL's album before, but I will buy one when Adam's first album comes out as the winner of American Idol for this season.

    I was bored till I listened to Adam last night, and OMG. He is so good and touches me to my core.

    If I was younger, I would go after him too.

    BTW, I am a 57-yr old woman.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  107. Pam

    I'm not saying how old I am, but it wouldn't matter. This boy just takes my breath away, literally. I find at the end of a song, especially "Tracks of My Tears", that I have to remind myself to breathe. Then I notice tears running down my face. He is a genius!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  108. Joan

    Adam never ceases to surprise me. Last night, his look fit the song, and his performance was stunning. Gave me goosebumps! Without a doubt, he was NUMBER 1....and actually has been since the beginning of the show this year.

    The only other singer who was "in the game" last night was Allison.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  109. Nina

    I have a suggestion for Adam's next performance....Roy Orbison's "Crying." I know he would do a fantastic job. I'm not a rocker fan (I'm 70 years old) but I like what I hear and see. He's better at the slow meaningful tunes than the hard-to-understand-the- words rocker songs.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  110. Fran

    He's my singer!!!! He is such a great singer, even last night, he was awesome. He gets into it, even the way he dresses for the song

    March 26, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  111. Riles

    If this guy doesn't win, there should be a full blown investigation!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  112. Tim Porter

    I often wondered what the devil had to be like for me to think he was really cool! With his Freddy Mercury vocal abilities and that vampiric gaze, this guy is poised to outsell any previous idol. I think he brings a far more polished, almost commercial aspect to the show.

    There is certainly something spooky about this Adam guy, and he's working it. I don't care what you say, I thought his 'Ring of Fire' was an inspired performance in-spite of the fact that he doesn't fit squarely in the Kelly Clarkson box.

    I see Adam becoming a profound artist in the near future. He has unbelievable ability and a fantastic creative take on almost everything I've seen him sing. He could 'sing the telephone book' as Paula would say, and be stranded searching for the deeper meaning of his words.

    Isn't it refreshing to see the artists not all easily fitting into the same box? I fully expect Adam to freak out soon, go full theatrical glam, and be FABULOUS! Take your place Adam!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  113. Glen Shouse Jr.

    There is no need to say anything. Smokey said it all when he stood up and applauded Adam. I'm not a big fan of Adams renditions of some great songs but he knocked it out the box this time. The change in appearance was the biggest shock though. I was saying before the show that I could see him doing Smokey because of the falsetto and I guess I was right on.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  114. Norma

    I love this guy. He really makes you stop and listen. A true entertainer.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  115. Big "G"

    Ladies and Gents! This is your next "American Idol" he exudes both originality, charisma and stage presence that is far beyond the other contestants. Did I mention his vocals range is very unique? He blast the ball out of the park, so to speak, last night. When you receive a standing 'O" from the creator of the song, I think that speaks volumes. Have you noticed the "Elvis" resemblance? Look for this young man to blast off this launching pad called "American Idol" and become their most successful artist to date.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  116. leanne

    this guy is gthis gguy is going all the way. He IS the next american idol!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  117. JMM

    He looked like a young Kurt Russell in that Elvis biopic!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  118. R.

    Adam Lambert is so far and away the winner already!!! He is in a league of his own and on his way to being a mega star. What a talent!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  119. Heather

    Adam was great in auditions. Then through the on-stage performances, he started to repulse me in his expressions and how he was always touching himself. Frankly, it was all so disgusting. I'd have to shut my eyes to actually make it through his portion of the show. Last night was completely different. His look and expressions added to his performance rather than detract. I reheard it this morning on the radio and thought it was deceivingly pitchy. I still would say he was by far the best last night. I don't mind either look but I wish he'd stop touching himself and licking his lips. He isn't sexy.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  120. Jeanmarie

    LOVE Adam. He has the whole package. A little stagey at times, but you can't deny this boy has talent! And what he can do with his voice...AMAZING! I pegged him from the auditions to be this year's AI!
    Jm

    March 26, 2009 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  121. beebop

    What? He scares you, and his hair is ugly because he's gay? What an insulting review. Chills or not.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  122. J. Georgino

    Very, very smart move last night.....what a true artist whether he wins or not, he will get a contract at this early stage. Very talented.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  123. bri

    his motown sound made all of detroit proud Smokeywas in tears I think he sang that song the way smokey wanted to

    March 26, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  124. Adrianna

    OMG. That was an amazing performance. I was floored. I knew he had an amazing voice, but to see him in such a different light, mood, was awesome.

    That is one performance I will never forget. And, if he put this song out, I would buy it. He brought this song uptodate, and did it in such a way, that it was fresh, and new, and wonderful

    March 26, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  125. Alicia

    Adam showed his versatility singing and acting. He is one super-duper singer and showman!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  126. Linda

    What a monumental ego! Adam Lambert is full of it... On country music night he slaughtered a Johnny Cash song with no guilt. Now on Motown night he says that he hopes to do justice to the the music and the artist. What a slap in the face to country music and all its fans. Where was the respect for country music icon Johnny Cash? He could have chosen a ballad and probably have done a very good job of singing it, but no, he had to delibertly mock country music with his very self-indulgent version of Ring of Fire. I love Motown music and believe me, what he did to that song was not worthy of the praise he got from the judges. Tone down your ego, Mr. Lambert. And judges get some perspective where Mr. Lambert is concerned. He is not the best....

    March 26, 2009 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  127. Reggie

    Great song choice!!! Great voice!!!! DON'T CHANGE YOUR LOOK!!!! It was too way over the top. Don't change was isn't BROKEN.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  128. October10S

    Adam ROCKED!!!! This guy is the real deal. He is the David Cook of this season . . . not just a good singer, but someone with the musical talent to re-arrange things and make them new again. My God was he cute last night. This guy is the best of a season with a lot of strong singers. Way to go.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  129. J. Georgino

    Adam SHOULD win based on last night ALONE!!!!!!!!! talk about true artist. I am not even watching any longer until at least 4 people clearly not even in his league are off!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  130. patrick

    Most original in American Idol history, best style, best voice by far....Adam has it all!!

    BTW – Ring of Fire was, without a doubt, the best performance EVER on Idol!!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  131. anthony

    Thought Adam was unreal...that guy has incredible range. It is hard to get that high up and not crack but someone has shown him the way to control his breathing and use his diaphram. Hats off to the guy im a huge jeff buckley fan and thought he would have been proud of Ring of Fire last week. This week was so great he looked like a buddy holly minus the glasses but sounded nothing like that. He reminds me of all the good showmen like Freddy Mercury. I believe he may be the most versitile singer ever to hit AI stage. Ive seen him on Youtube under Upright Caberea he sings a deadly version of Dust in the wind.
    I think Megan needs to wiggle her way straight off the stage. Also im hoping they start telling what the songs will be for the next week from now on, gives us something to look forward to.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  132. Johnnyr51

    Oh yeah..btw...It will SHOULD be ADam and "Red haired Girl" in the finals but Gokey and or big Rounds may sneak in there instead of Red because of extreme voter apathy or bias. In my opinion, the only one challenging Red for second really is Matt – but he's too niche I think for America. Adam will win no matter what.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  133. Ethan

    I'm still not forgiving him for the Ring Of Fire fiasco. Not to mention I thought he raped The Rolling Stones the week before. And while i still believe he must have naked pics of the judges or something for them to go on and on about him. I will admit that last night was a good performance of the song. But if this IS a singing competition the 16yr old redhead will be the next American Idol.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  134. Suzanne

    Adam, beautiful performance last night! Just beautiful. The change in your looks–GREAT! WOW! You deserve to be in the Top Three.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  135. Jody

    Adam is a good stage performer but I just don't see him being a huge commerical success if he wins this. Although entertaining to watch, I don't see people running out to buy his albums.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  136. MELINDA

    OMG! I hate Adam Lambert. He acts like he is better that everyone else. What he done to Johnny Cash's song last week was so so awful! I really hope he is voted off soon!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  137. Sheryl

    ADAM is the winner, hands down!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  138. Greg

    From a guy who loved Chris Daughtry, this guy blows him away. He's got the swagger that stars have and that's the difference, he's unique, good looking, has an incredible range. Would love to see him do a Guns N' Roses song. He's got a little Axl Rose in his higher end.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  139. Craig

    "My husband says he is the new Elvis!!"

    I think Elvis just rolled over in his grave and threw up in his Blue Suede Shoes.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  140. Maggie

    Just a footnote! I love Kara!!!! I do not understand Paula at all! She is so bizarre! I actually wanted to throw up last night after her comments! Thank God for Kara!!!!! I think she knows what she's talking about and she makes sense! Kara, you have got to stay on AI, please for all our sakes!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  141. carole

    I really don't get this guy at all. Sure he has a good voice, but he isn't the best vocal on the show. Ring of fire was the worst and I didn't think we would see him back. Last nights performance was better but not the best out of 10.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  142. Dianne

    Love !!!!!!!! Love !!!!!! Love !!!!!!!!! Adam is light years ahead of everyone else. My husband says he is the new Elvis!!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  143. Craig

    Adam can sing but is whiney and over-theatrical. Spare me. His Ring of Fire performance was over-indulgent nonsense. Versatile? Yes Can he sing? Obviously. But Danny and the red head will sell far more records. Let me ask all you Adam fans one thing. Exactly what kind of record is he gonna make? Because he hasn't identified himself as any kind of style yet. And don't give me that Rocker nonsense. Daughtry was a rocker. Bo was a rocker. Adam is not a rocker despite what he does with his hair and nails. One last thing, the comparison to him and Nine Inch Nails is ridiculous. Obviously that person never listened to Trent Reznor who is much more than just a singer, he composes and plays everything on his records. Adam doesn't have nearly that level of ability instrumentally. Adam is good but I don't think he's the best on the show.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  144. Dean

    Two very talented singers took the AI stage last night, Adam and Allison. The others, they were left in the dust. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season unfolds now, with country week gone and out of the way early.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  145. gretta

    Adam is Awesome! I am 50+ and love the perfomance he gives each week. After hearing him each week, I just wish I did not have to wait another week to be able to hear and seem him perform again. I love how you just don't know what he is gonna do next. He is one great preformer and can sing just about anything and make it great. Adam’s performance was brilliant!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  146. Galoux

    I found his singing just electrifying. Loved the emotion he put into it. He respected that song.

    His falsetto range reminds me of the late great Roy Orbison, and I noticed that not only the clothing style but the camera work (think _A Black and White Night_) were nods to that era and feel.

    I've been an Adam fan from the get. Last night vindicated that.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  147. mr vee

    On a SCALE of 1 out of 5. I Give him a 5

    March 26, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  148. Debra Wagamon

    I am an all out Adam fan! I think he is fantastic. He has been able to conquer all styles of music, which is the mark of a great talent. He brings something different to the table each time he comes! I have not seen any other Idol contestant be able to do that. Adam was amazing last night, sweet and soulful – and amazingly handsome! He is just as good with Michael Jackson's style AND I even liked his take on Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire. My money is on Adam and I think we will we seeing a great deal of him in our future. I can't believe talent like this is overlooked even in today's market. Adam has the potential to be one of the great all time classics that last a lifetime! GO ADAM!!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  149. mizplacement

    Listen. I am NOT an Adam fan, or not on Team Adam as was better put. At all. But not only did he immediately make me go all "Oh no, he din't" with the Elvis hair and Rat Pack suit, but then he didn't scream at me which I usually hate. He has NUANCE! He had TONE! Who KNEW?! Not me. I give him total props because he totally gets this show. He knew how to work the judges, the audience and the voting public. He worked us all over so good I would have voted for him if I didn't have so much anti-Adam sentiment stored up. You get all my props for the night Adam.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  150. Judy

    Talk about "tracks of tears"...my face was definitely showing them by the time Adam finished his rendition of Smokey Robinson's Tracks of My Tears in last night's performance. It was brilliant! I might not be a "punk rocker" enthusiast, but that guy has some awesome vocals.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  151. Carolyn

    Love the song, was worried but Adam was great. Looked great also.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  152. Maggie

    Loved, loved, loved Adam last night! He is by far the best singer this year! Loved his look, wow he is drop dead gorgeous with or with out the make up, but was glad to see what is underneath all the rocker pizazz! Handsome guy! He and Allison are my favs!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  153. Donna

    Adam was great. I think the final two will be Adam and Matt.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  154. BeJeMa

    The unique deep talent on the show. Creative, theatrical, musical, entertaining, deep, mysterious, fantastic voice. He is a star w or w/o idol. Im not sure whether he should win or come in 2nd and shoot to the top like so many of the other non-winners do eg Hudson.
    I hope, however,that America gets it and embraces this amazing entertainer

    March 26, 2009 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  155. John

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I got chills on this one too. The only two performances that stood out were his and the last girl's with the red hair (don't know her name). Truly fantastic!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  156. CU

    WOW. This guy is good. We'll see him in the finals!!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  157. Bridget

    The Mountain Goats is alt-indie. Brand New is alt-indie. Of Montreal is alt-indie. Neko Case in alt- indie Adam Lambert is not alt-indie.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  158. jelea

    Awesome performance! Its about time Idol put a gay contestant on that actually has a chance to win and is not scary. My man, JOHN JOHNSON III, Loves HIM!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  159. Martha

    Adam, Adam, Adam....."You did this 65 yr old bird's heart good" I have followed Idol from the beginning and you take the cake.....

    A few of the others are going to do well .....lots of talent..... but you showed that you can grab all ages....my words of advise would be......"stay humble and continue to mix for all ages....that way you will not wear out as a rocker".....

    I am an American living/retired in Canada and you are a large topic of conversation here when Idol comes up! THE BIRD

    March 26, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  160. James

    He's not my favorite but he did well tonight, he actually sang instead of screaming like a girl.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  161. IRENE

    LOVED THIS GUY FROM DAY ONE.HE IS TERRIFIC!!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  162. linda

    Adam has talent beyond anyone's dream. He's a superstar already and should be on top this week (along with Allison) with his unbelievable talent. He's also very, very handsome with his new look.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  163. Kelly

    Adam is awesome, I love anything he sings. If he doesn't win A.I. he will most definitely be scooped up by some record label and become a bigger star.
    Now when is ROCK week, Adam will shine even brighter during that week!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  164. Cant B. Trusted

    Adam can sing that is for sure. I was just wondering about his career in theater...was he in musicals? I am not a fan at all of his, but I will admitt the girl can sing.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  165. Layla

    This is the FIRST song of *AL's* that I actually liked.
    He has always freaked me out because his look and his music style do NOT match at all. His fashion style is a wannabe grunge rocker or a Robert Smith-esque type BUT his singing style (minus Ring of Fire) is ‘Guys and Dolls’ on Broadway – – the combination is really ICKY!!! “Satisfaction” was definitely an all time low.
    He'll win though!! America likes him – who knows why!!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  166. Dotie

    I was never really a fan, but WOW is all I can say. I am a fan and very interested in watching how the season unfolds.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  167. Eva

    I honestly thing Kara is the best judge of all. Randy tries to be too cool, Paula seems to always be under the influence of something, Simon is always honest (which I like) but often cruel..Kara is always spot on. She obviously really knows music and music theory. She may be a little lengthy, but her criticisms and enthusiasm as ALWAYS on the mark. I think she adds a tremendous amount to the credibility of the show. KUDOS to Fox for bringing her on.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  168. Denise

    Love the new look. Wasn't crazy about the singing last night and I'm sure I'm the only one that wasn't. I thought some of the notes were off key. It wasn't terrible but to me it wasn't as great as the judges thought.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  169. Melanie

    Best performance of the night...by far!!! Really, there is no comparison. Adam is in a league all by himself and should win the competition hands down!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  170. Esther

    He is the best singer ever on American Idol and also the cuttest......I love you and you will win

    March 26, 2009 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  171. Rikster

    I knew from the starty that Adam was the BOMB! He showed last night again that he is versatile and can change up at any time. He always manages to surprise. He is the reason I watch with my daughter who like Allison.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  172. Micaela

    Ya tonight adam did wonderful but lets look back to last week and how bad it was. I just dont like how cooky he is already. He is sure he has won it! watch out adam danny is gonna come back 2 fold!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  173. Roscoe

    As soon as he stepped on stage I instantly thought "Morrissey" which I think was his intent. I thought it was clever and it allowed him to stay credible with his fans, while giving the illusion of a dramatic change in appearance.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  174. Linnea

    Adam #1, Danny #2, it will come down to. Adam I believe will win.
    I love the fact that he can look "rock N rock", but then the clean look is very handsome. They both have a great attitude of life, and it's going to be tough not only for the judges, but us who are voting each week-it's getting tougher and tougher. I believe the next to go off will be the welder. He's just not "American Idol" material when it comes down to the final 10.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  175. Chris

    Yeah, this guy can sing, but you can tell that he hired someone to put together his alt/indie/jonas brothers image. You can tell that's not who he really is...and that bothers me.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  176. Johnnyr51

    My wife, who has loved Adam, said during his performance – twice in fact, "boring"...I disagreed. "Listen dear" I said, "this guy is the most talented and purely artistic performer idol has EVER had". Boring. She tried to explain how it was a let down for her. "You'll see" she said. "Simon will agree with me – I can tell by how he's squirming"!

    The rest is history. And wifey still wouldn't admit she got this one wrong. Adam is and will no doubt remain a cut above the rest this season. And thank God the judges have the 'save' just in case he sends one in from too far out of the envelope and America, stuck in normal mode, balks.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  177. Jane

    I thought Adam was awesome last night!! I totally enjoyed his performance and hope to see him for many weeks to come. Way to go Adam!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  178. West of Detroit

    Tracks of My Tears is one of my favorite songs ever. I loved the scaled back version of it, and then Adam's voice. Gave me chills. Until he sang I thought the night's best performance was Let's Get It On, sung by Matt Giraud.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  179. Michelle

    His appearance is a little disturbing to me much of the time, and last night it was odd to realize that I like him better the OTHER way, but when he hit that first high note in the song I turned to my husband and said "damn, he just won this contest." I know it's a little early for that, but I thought his biggest competition might be Lil Rounds but she was really disappointing on Motown night. I gave her a pass on Country night because that isn't her genre, but I thought Adam really tore it up both nights and in a strange "bong hit" kind of way, I even half-way liked his version of Ring of Fire.

    March 26, 2009 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  180. Beas4peas

    It is between Adam and Lil in my eyes those will be the two finalist and what a show it will be.
    Adam looked HOT cannot believe how good looking he is .

    March 26, 2009 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  181. pookie

    ADAM IS FABULOUS AND CAN SING ANYTHING. LAST NIGHT PROVES IT. I WAS GLUED TO THE TV WHILE HE SANG. I LOOK FORWARD TO HIS PERFORMANCES EVERY WEEK. HE WILL BE ONE OF THE FINAL CONTESTANTS IN THE END OF ALL THIS. I AM AMAZED THAT HE WAS NEVER SNATCHED UP BY A RECORDING ARTIST BEFORE NOW. KUDOS TO ADAM FOR HIS UNBELIEVABLE TALENT.

    March 26, 2009 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  182. Jay, Knoxville, TN

    ADAM WAS AWESOME!! The other contestants call all go home now.....

    March 26, 2009 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  183. Kuske

    The entertainment industry hasn't had a star like Adam since Elvis.

    March 26, 2009 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  184. Caroline

    Dana says: "I am not a “rock and roll” fan…but Adam is my favorite of all. "

    Anyone who thinks this guy is rock and roll does not listen to rock and roll. And anyone who thinks there is an ounce of genuine anything in him is kidding themselves.

    I can't stand this guy. He's so pretentious and self serving, and he is certainly far from the most talented in the competition.

    Picking strange versions of songs and sounding shrill do not make you an artist. They make you ridiculous. WAKE UP FROM THE TRANCE, AMERICA!

    March 26, 2009 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  185. Danielle

    I love Adam. So far everything he has done has been fabulous. I think if you understand some of the new rock music you can see him being an artist that is current. He sure can rock it but then he can turn it down also.

    March 26, 2009 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  186. fran

    the judges say they want artristy and originality,,,,,,well Adam is the only one on that show that has both. The judges k eep talking about Little Rounds and Danny Gokey as the front runners...WHY-=neither one is original or has any artristy that makes them stand out.-next time really listen to them–and dont listen to what the judges say-they try to manipulate the vote....

    March 26, 2009 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  187. kangamommy

    I thought it was an ok performance, but I still find Adam to be incredibly irritating. Something about him strikes me as false.

    March 26, 2009 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  188. fran

    he is in a league of his own...the best of the night

    March 26, 2009 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  189. Caron

    Adam can sing anything. Last year, David cook did a Phantom song that blew me away. I bet Adam could top that! This guy is going far, whether as the American Idol or not!

    March 26, 2009 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  190. Sue

    I love Adam and this week was great as usual. Ring of fire is still my favorite!

    March 26, 2009 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  191. Ashley

    He is gorgeous and his hair and style tonight reminded me of one of the 50's. I sure hope he makes it to the finals also. Along with adam. danny and anoop are my hopeful choices. I don't think this will be the season for a woman winner.

    March 26, 2009 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  192. Lindsey

    Adam Lambert won my vote hands down when I tuned in for the first time and watched Black and White, which in my opinion, was even better than Michael Jackson (and I'm a huge MJ fan, so that's saying something). He is so far ahead of the rest of them, I sometimes wonder if he ought to just take off and jump into making his own CD before the AI execs can push him into their conformity box. But then I would miss his performances! This week proved that he never fails to surprise, even when he just goes with a basic suit, and I'm so excited to see what he pulls out next week. I feel bad for the other contestants, it seems like if you come before Adam, no one is paying attention because they're waiting for Adam, but if you follow him, everyone compares you to him. I love Adam Lambert!

    March 26, 2009 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  193. maxfun47

    Tracks of My Tears is one of my all-time favorite songs and Adam's rendition is the best I've ever heard. Who cares what he looks like, he SOUNDS awesome! And when Smokey Robinson himself gives you a standing ovation, well, that pretty much ices the cake, doesn't it?

    Count me as a member of Team Adam!

    March 26, 2009 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  194. Shiner

    WOW... I loved him... He shows me that he can really sing, no matter what look he brings... I don't usually vote this early, but He's getting my votes every week...

    March 26, 2009 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  195. Jim from Chicago

    Last week, I thought Adam's performance was putrid. This week, it totally blew me away. What a performance!

    March 26, 2009 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  196. Julie

    Lisa, Lisa, Lisa,
    I do not get you people who slam my boy Adam. You obviously do not get the fact that he is the epitome of what this enitre competition is all about. He is David Cook on roids, in the best of ways. Every week he takes every genre, every song choice & makes it his own. Maybe last week, was a bit off-beat, but he still made it his own & was completely original. I do not get you guys that bag on him. He is the one & only truly superstar in this entire group, in a level of his own, as most every judge has said. Are you brain-dead? Are you tone-deaf? Are you just jealous because he is so incredibly talented & drop-dead gorgeous that you don't stand a chance? Please, get real.

    March 26, 2009 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  197. Gene

    Personally, I don't like Adam. Last week I was stunned by the Ring of Fire, and I don't mean in a good way. This week he did a lot better but I still don't get it. If he wins this, I may have to boycott Idol.

    March 26, 2009 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  198. Fitzwilly56

    I've always liked Adam because of stage presence, quirkiness as well as his ability to sing. I liked his rendition of Ring of Fire–I thought he had the originality of David Cook from last season, who also pulled off a couple of unique renditions of well-known songs. Tonight's performance of Tracks of My Tears was superb and I think the fact that Smokey Robinson gave him a standing ovation DOES say something here. Aside from Allison, who gave me second thoughts tonight, this season is dominated by the men. I put Danny Gokey first until tonight, I think #1 is now Adam, then Danny, then Chris Allen and Anoop Desai. I think a couple more solid performances by Adam will make him the untouchable #1 on this show.

    March 26, 2009 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  199. Shaman Nora

    I'm a fan of American Idol and have watched the show from the first year. I predicted the winners each year except for last year – I was hoping Archie would have won, but I saw that Simon favored Cook. At least both of them got recording contracts.

    This year my favorite singer is Adam Lambert. He is a true artist in every sense of the word, knows how to play the game, gets into character, executes his songs brilliantly. What he does, how he does it, is incomparable to anybody else on this season's show. I think he is the best male singer to ever be on American Idol. I was fortunate enough to see his live performance in "Wicked" a year and a half ago. He then caught my attention as somebody to watch. If you can, view him on youtube, or on America Idol's site, and you can get his songs on iTunes if you like them. For me, he's this year's Idol.

    Tonight Adam made a VERY SMART MOVE dressing up as he did in a classy, shiny suit and an Elvis/Kurt Russell look – no make-up. He knew that he had to show his diversity in order to not alienate some of the population. He sang beautifully – he always knows exactly how to sing a song and get its meaning across. I have an affinity for the guy because we share this connection with musical theatre and to ancient Egypt and the ankh. Ankhs rule!

    Danny still comes in a strong second and Alison ties with him. I only wish Alison would not choke on her voice when she sings, but open her throat for a fuller sound. Kris and Matt were enjoyable. Megan's singing and arrangement was horrible (I used the same word as Simon). I agree with Simon that she is in serious trouble this week. Kara was right "My Guy" would have been the perfect choice for Megan. Anoop was just alright, a little boring. I liked Michael's performance, even though there were some rhythm mishaps, and it was a bit overdone. Michael loves singing, he has good energy, he appeals to the audience and he's good for warming up the audience. He might not be "the star" but he's good – he needs to take some more risks (as my husband says, and I agree). Lil can sing, and I like her, but I think "Heatwave" was not the best song for her – too much yelling and she went off-key. Scott, I'm sorry to say, will be low on the list this week with Megan and Anoop.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  200. emmy

    fabulous singer and performer...he's already a Rock Star...

    March 26, 2009 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  201. jeff

    he was great tonight. I'd love to hear him take on a Guns N' Roses tune - he seems like he could very easily channel Axl Rose

    March 26, 2009 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  202. Jon

    With the last performance, "Ring of Fire" I was waiting to see the ghost of Johnny Cash walk across the stage and pummel him with anything he could get his hands on. Tonight though I was honestly shocked by the performance which was as good as any version of this song I have ever heard. It shows that if he drops the crap and the persona he is a very talented individual.

    While I think that he should have been voted off last week for a mind blowing horrific performance this week he gained some ground back. Hopefully next week we see this Adam and not whatever it was that showed up for country week. We can only hope.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  203. Lion Tamer

    Yes, Danny can sing....and I think he is the top pick this year because he has talent and takes chances on whether the audience will like his sound. What we know is that he likes his sound even if others don't get it.

    That's singing from the heart.

    Regarding the day-shift (which no one seems to notice) I would prefer the schedule to stay the same as today, I just like finishing something on thursday or friday, it has more of a sense of completion.

    Bizarre that no one is blogging about this here (or idolchatter, idolexpose, etc.)

    Anyways....
    this season is getting interesting.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  204. jerry dyer

    The very best of the evening ,going to go all the way

    March 26, 2009 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  205. Lisa

    Adam is truly in his own league. I am looking forward to the music he puts out. He's definitely the most talented singer in the entire history of American Idol (and like someone else said, I am not a big fan of rock).

    March 26, 2009 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  206. LoveIsAllAround

    Does nobody care that this joker is a PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE ACTOR???!!! He shouldn't even be on the show.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  207. norman

    This is the first week I didn't like what Adam did... but his Ring of Fire was so off the charts I became an instant hater of all four judges when they dissed that performace. He made that song into a modern day nightmarish masterpiece, i listen to it often when i need chills of a good kind.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  208. Andrea

    What else can I say that hasn't already been said? His talent and vocal ability are just ridiculous!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  209. DeonaZog

    I LOVE Adam! (and I'm a 44 yr old woman! lmao)

    What an artist! i can't wait to see what's next with him! He has to get props for those chops! And... I could not get his version of Rings of Fire out of my head this past week! I LOVED Johnny Cash and didn't think their was anyway Adam could do his song justice... but he proved me wrong!

    I'm rooting for you, Adam!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  210. KAREN

    This guy gives me chills!! I have to put everything down to watch and hear him sing! The rest I can clean house at the same time.. He is like a re-born young Elvis. Those EYES!! He absolutely sizzles and COMMANDS your attention!! If Adam doesn't win this, I'm giving up on AI.... AN ADAM FAN ALL THE WAY!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  211. jim

    LETS HOPE HE WINS.. BUT THE ODDS ARE NOT. in any case, the other contestants i imagine are all sayiing these 3 words... after tonight.... 'STOP THE BLEEDING'

    March 26, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  212. Ludi

    I am a 60 y.o. man and I gotta tell you I absolutely hated this young guy, probably because of his hairdo and that horrible song, last week.
    But tonite, WOW!! this guy definitely gets my vote/ At least now if he goes back to that terrible hairdo, I can visualize what he would look like nomal. Fantastic rendition of my favorite song, "Track of My Tears"

    March 26, 2009 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  213. Catman

    Amazing! Most talented idol contestant in years.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  214. Denise

    LOVED ADAM!!!!! Beautiful arrangement and his vocals are killer. I hope he wins!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  215. T.

    We can't vote in Canada but Adam definitely gets our vote. Very enjoyable to watch.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  216. Bjean

    He's got it. Man can he sing. He's gonna be Number 1.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  217. Kirk

    it was the perfect time to pull out the teeny-bopper fanzine look. just when we were trying to get comfortable with the glamrocker, here comes Mr. Clean. very smart.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  218. Wayne's Music Journey

    Just caught the rerun show. Adam was slick and solid as a rock.
    FANTASTIC MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And he got a standing ovation at the end. I think he pulled off the falsetto in perfect pitch and the delivery was awsome. This guy was blessed with the talent. And he could win the competition as well.

    Bless You

    Wayne

    March 26, 2009 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  219. Kirk

    the first goose-flesh of the year. way to sing, my boy!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  220. JJ

    This 50+ cougar is in love! For the first time since AI started, I have developed a crush for Adam. He absolutely fascinates me. So sexy and emotional, he reaches my inner self. Ring Of Fire hit my soul...I don't think anything will compare. But, tonight he showed his depth. And my friends who are trained singers tell me that his singing breadth, especially at the high notes, is astounding and rare. I hope he wins, but his fate is sealed no matter what the result. Can't wait until next week!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  221. pb

    Adam Lambert ... Ring of Fire; Johnny Cash ... Personal Jesus. Some Depeche Mode fans may have gone mad, probably did, but music is meant to be fluid. Knowing Johnny covered that song makes me think he may have been just like Smoky was tonight ... up front, applauding the talent of another artist. It takes nothing away from the original, they're both amazing, just different.

    Since it is a vocal competition, as we're constantly reminded, Adam should win hands down. 50/50 he actually will, but no matter what he'll be huge.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  222. Taylor

    This is the first time I have actually liked the guy. There's no denying he can sing, but he has been too out there for me so far. Tonight was great though and so was his hair.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  223. Jay

    This guy is a ringer. He does not belong among amateurs for which this program is designed to attract and blossom as the show progresses. Clive Davis should just extend a contract now and let the rest of the IDOL fold compete to conclusion. Yes =how abut that there can be more than one winner.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  224. Kyla

    his performance totally made me cry, soooo good. also very smart to sing a ballad this time after his controversial performance last week. funny how today was a safe choice in some ways but still ever so exciting n fresh! love this guy

    March 26, 2009 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  225. William

    I just hope he sticks to tonight's look.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  226. Piyush

    So, you know who this guy is? He's Freddy Mercury (from Queen). Ever since poor Freddy died, I had wondered why no one on this planet appeared who could sing like he could. And finally, voila, Adam shows up and is Freddy incarnate. If they guy sings "Somebody To Love" the house will come down. He's the Idol. if he's not ... then he'll be like Daughtry and make us forget who DID win that year. But I'm seeing him with a band (like CD and DC from last year); not on his own, but in front. Singing like no one since Ready Freddy!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  227. Karen

    Adam seems to put more thought and originality into his performances. I did love his twist on Ring of Fire. My son,husband and even granny(who picked him as her favorite since day one) just love everything about him. He's reminecent of an early Elvis and just as charismatic. Your dream is at hand Adam. We all wish you luck!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  228. brelee

    hated it last week, hated it this week, he is just freaky looking, hard on the eyes

    March 26, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  229. Arizona

    What I admired most about Adam tonight was his obvious rapport with his back-up musicians, and the fact he thanked them all at the end of his song. The young man is a true professional: innovative, disciplined, and creative. He has no competition as far as I'm concerned.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  230. rya

    WINNER !
    game is over!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  231. Leesi, MD

    Adam's talent has been obvious since the beginning, but his over-dramatization from stage work and his alternative look have kept him from appealing to a larger fan base. He should keep something closer to the more moderate look he had tonight (yeah, I realize it was his spin on the Motown look and not feasible for every week but you get my drift) and keep the drama down so people can actually hear and appreciate what he has to offer.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  232. Scout

    Adam takes me back about 50 years. He's a little Elvis, some Fabian, and some Kurt Russell but he is extremely talented. I think the stage productions have helped him tremendously. To be the American Idol he has to appeal to all America so the cleaning up his act was a wise move. I'm in my 60s, and the first recording I ever bought was Hound Dog by Elvis. I can't wait to buy Adam's first release.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  233. Lynne

    Adam Lambert can cut all his hair off and wear a Snuggie and I'd still not be able to take my eyes off him. He is mesmerizing and he can sing his butt off. We love you Adam and we think you're going all they way!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  234. Ali

    This guy is great..it goes to show, he is many things. What will he have for us next week? I can't wait to see.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  235. JayNYC

    This was *ver*y interesting. I sort of missed the crazy dramatic Adam, but am glad he went in this direction this week. In the past, the public reaction has been a diametrical love-it or hate-it with the haters harping on his "screeching" and "creepiness." NONE of that was here tonight, so what are the haters going to hate on?!?

    March 25, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  236. deb

    Unbelievable performance! What range. for those of you who did not like Ring of Fire......go back and listen to it again......it would make a perfect James Bond movie song. Seriously!

    March 25, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Breck

    Actually it was very theatrical in its own way. That, along with the great vocals, is why you got the chills. Him and the red head in the finals.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Elisa

    Adam will be the next Idol. How is it that he's not already recording? The guy is a true ARTIST w/an amazing talent. I think it's going to come down to Adam, Danny, and/or possibly Allison.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Jeanie

    He stinks. It's like some of the others – everybody who doesn't buy the albums loves them. Archuletta should never have been in the finals last year. I know several little old ladies who voted for him repeatedly because he was a "cute little boy" but certainly won't purchase an album.

    He is different but will appeal only to a select portion of the population.

    And the judges need to figure out that it is NOT about artistry any more. Their votes don't count. It's about appeal to the audience who's votes do count.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Nikilea

    Adam, you da bomb!! Never lose your sweet and humble spirit. You are pure, raw talent . Please, once you leave all other Idol winners in the Platinum record dust, make one album of Elvis greatest hits, just for us oldies who you have won over this week!!

    March 25, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  241. nancer

    they could send everyone else home right now. this guy is IT.

    and i LOVED 'ring of fire.' i thought it was gutsy and great. tonight he made the hair on my arms stand up. just give it to him already.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  242. sabrina

    Oh... Adam... Brilliant, absolutely brilliant! I.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Lisarose

    Wow! I just loved him. Last week was weird, but made you notice him and talk about him. This week was just plain good. I can't wait to see what he pulls out each week.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  244. james

    Adam is the top in his league, and is an amazing artist. However, he has being doing this for quite a while, and has much more experience than all of the others combined. If you Google "Adam Lambert", you will find that he has already been performing on stage . Talented, yes. Way more than the others. May not be the next "American Idol", but he definitely has a career ahead of him.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  245. motioto

    WOW – He looks like a young, Elvis, but cuter.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  246. autumn

    HE's AMAZING! AND I LOVE HIM!

    March 25, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Sarah

    Adam is the new Artist Formerly Known as Prince. This is good because I miss Prince.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  248. NOT A fan

    I did not like him and hated the look

    March 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Sheri

    Adam's performance was brilliant! Loved the cleaned-up look, but wish he would have left the hair alone. Wild hair, cleaned up with the suit would have been too hot!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Mel

    HATED Adam last week, definitely not a fan at all.. but he was very good tonight.

    Team Allison!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Emily H

    Adam redeemed himself and really made it obvious why he was chosen in the first place. If he can keep it up with performances such as this one, there is no question he will be one of the strongest contenders.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  252. LISA ANN

    Originally I liked Danny Gokey the best and then there was Adam Lambert...

    You can't beat his voice or his consistency.

    Tonight I told my entire family he reminded me ( in looks ) of a combination of Elvis Presley and Kurt Russell ( Goldie Hawn's guy ).....

    Apparently others saw it too.

    I think Danny and Adam will be the bottom two finalists. A real good season.

    I like Kara and I think she adds a different touch, but I agree.....I think Idol was trying to spice it up with adding some new touches this season. It was fine with just Simon, Paula and Randy. Possibly they thought the show was getting stale.

    Little do they realize...American Idol fans count the days till next season.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  253. P.A.T.

    Original & great tonight. As far as the Cash tune is concerned, Cash himself covered artists like Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails. An egyptian overtone is hardly shocking by any stretch.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  254. DiDi

    Adam is by far the best performer and singer. He's smokin'!!
    I hope he wins the competition.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Wayne's Music Journey

    I have followed Adam too. And yes Adman has the whole complete package. The perfect looks, talent and everything else. Somehow I was busy and missed this performance tonight but I did see in the other shows and he was one of my very best in the male category of singers/talent. Perhaps I will find a recap somewhere so I can watch this performance.

    Wayne

    March 25, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Tanya S

    OH MY GOD. That is enough. Just OH MY GOD!!!!!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  257. sarah Christensen

    Adam L is already an artist. Regardless if he wins or not Idol will be is springboard to a solid career if he can maintain his sanity and health.
    He possesses stage presence, amazing vocal ability and an innate quality for performing. He was born with it. If you don't get it , like his Ring of Fire, which was unbelievable.......... that is okay, there are plenty who did, and will. So there ya go!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Mike

    Adam could well be the most successful star to ever emerge from AI to date, win or lose, it doesn't matter. He has the potential to become a mega star the likes of which has not seen in decades.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Vickie

    As a 50+ woman I LOVE Adam...He brought my husband and myself to tears. WHAT CONTROL.........Go to youtube and listen to him sing "The Prayer"it is beautiful .....All I could think of tonight is what is Adam going to do? I like that element of surprise he gives. I thought Ring of Fire was amazing...If he gets voted off that save better be played right away........HE IS AMAZING

    March 25, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Carol

    Love Adam, remind me of Elvis, I can see Adam and Matt G. being the final two. Both AMAZING tonight.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Claire

    I loved him tonite, too. Loved his "Black or White"... that blew me away. Last week was a little rough. Thought Randy's advice about "straightening up" was a little dangerous to his popularity, though...

    March 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Karen

    I don't know whether he will win AI, but that's only because I'm not sure he is the typical cookie cutter, broad audience appeal singer that tends to win. People either love him or hate him. I personally love him. I didn't like the Ring of Fire interpretation, but I like the fact that he takes risks and puts unique spins on virtually everything he sings. He is without a doubt the most talented and about the only one who can reasonably be called an "artist." He never hits a bad note, he's edgy, and he can make virtually everything sound current. He's toned down what was a little "theatrical" (over dramatizing, in part due I'm sure to his stage experience) in the early rounds. I can't figure out exactly WHAT he would be best at–glam rock, alternative, Broadway, unplugged club stuff, ballads?–I get the feeling he could do it all. Like I said earlier, I might not always LIKE his interpretations, but I always look forward to seeing what he is going to do. And, find myself feeling like everyone else is almost just background compared to his talent. And, holy crap, he's a good looking man kind of deliberately deflecting it with his "look," but my jaw almost dropped to the floor when I saw him tonight. It reminded me of Chris Isaak in a way. A good way. Or what Elvis would be if he was starting in this business today instead of the 50s.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Trish

    He is going to win Idol and he is going to win by a very very wide margin. His performance tonight was awesome. This guy has incredible range and he can sing anything at all. No one is in his league.

    And, he is actually quite handsome. Who would have thought? You can barely see his face under that jagged mop of hair! But he has the whole package!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Angela from Mississippi

    I agree with Bob!! I give him props for an amazing Rendition of Ring of Fire. TO each his own but I loved it.

    I have loved him from the start and whether he wins here or not he will be a BIG star!!!!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  265. FJ

    Heck yeah we love him!! He was freakin' amazing!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  266. PC

    I love Adam! He's the master of disguise and he totally reinvented himself for the evening. I really liked it! He looked great tonight, and I liked the clean cut image for a change. Of course, I like the black fingernail polish and punky edge, too.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Angela from Mississippi

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I was blown away.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Jana

    Adam was the best male performance of the night. I loved his clean cut look. Much better than the punk rocker look he's had.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Suzee

    He's got Kurt Russell eyes. (Sung to the tune of Betty Davis eyes!) What a talent, he's a whole package, they won't need to do too much to this guy, he's ready to roll today. The best contestant ever to hit the AI stage in my opinion. I hope like hell ring of fire becomes a video and on a CD. What a major find this kid is. Game over.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  270. DAVID WATT

    Adam is truly a showman and has the makings of a huge recording star. The fact that he would even attempt to change his "look" shows his ability to be versatile and vulnerable. I predict he will either win this competitionor place second. Props, Adam. Keep on keepin' on.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Judy

    one word............... original

    March 25, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Monty

    He reminds me of Prince. He's a true artist and does his own thing. And he's got that androgynous sex appeal going on.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Connie

    He can sing ... no doubt. I liked his hair better this way. Looked a little like a young Kurt Russell. Not one of my favorites per se but his voice is pure.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Deb

    Tandres, right on the money with the Glam Rock comment, but totally updated and TODAY. The judges want relevant? Here's their man.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  275. KarenB, central Florida

    gave us chills n fever. good stuff.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  276. viona

    he's good and unique! but definately not american idol material..

    March 25, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Kat

    OMG! I don't know what it is about this guy, but I'm always anxious to see him perform and tonight was his absolute BEST performance EVER!! I LOVED the cleaned up look and thought. as Paula said, that he is indeed very handsome! When he first started out, I thought he looked like a young Elvis, but by the end, I knew who they should cast in the starring role of "The Kurt Russell Story!" If the final two aren't Adam and Allison, I may give up Idol altogether! He and Allison are the only two singers I've downloaded from itunes. FANTASTIC!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Natalie

    Wow ! I love it tonight – just wonderful. I want to hear it again! I have liked Adam from the beginning, but have been voting for Danny, but after tonight, I voted for Adam. I like all of Adams looks, the rocker and tonight – that was a nice change to – he's different. Different is good! And I even liked the Ring of Fire – it was different and scary – just so cool.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Ted

    How is this guy not discovered already? It tells you how hard it is to break into that industry!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Sasha

    Once again Adam knocks it the hell out of the park. This guy is in a league all his own. Ring of fire stopped me cold in my tracks it was so good, now this week he proved he can do it all. Just give the man his damn crown already. By the way, didn't he look like a young Kurt Russell playing a young Elvis? Major props to you Adam, major.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  281. tandres

    I too, called him winner during the auditions. It took my husband until 2 weeks ago, before the ring of fire performance to believe me. Since then my music loving husband has repeatedly told me how talented and unique he is. He is a total throw back to Glam Rock but he does it better than they did. He is hands down the best contestant AI has ever had.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  282. PKW in N. Ga.

    OMG! I just LOVE this guy! Every week he brings it! Love him, love him, love him! Can't wait to see him in concert! WOW! He is so unique and talented.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Michelle Smith

    As an avid AI fan, I usually go with my gut on my favorite contestant. I end up rooting for the one that I get excited to see perform. This season, I am most excited to see Adam perform. He is genuinely different than the others and you never know what is going to come when he is on stage. I thought last week's performance was a great let your hair down and just go for it moment for Adam. Tonight's show, I was just as excited to see him take it down a few notches and go all natural without the guy-liner, the nail polish, and soft tones to his vocals. Great Job Adam!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Sonya

    All along I have thought that Adam reminds me of Elvis, especially those eyes. Tonight he looked like Elvis, his eyes and hair.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Deb

    OMG. How many got a standing o from The Man himself? So Kurt Russell, So Elvis, so ADAM. So far above the highest bar ever set by AI, this guy is simply mind blowingly talented. I look forward to him every week.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Angel

    Henry Harrison Westwood – he's still there because HE CAN SING, THAT'S WHY! Did you NOT hear his performance tonight? He nailed that song. I had tears in my eyes. It was outstanding.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Monty

    His voice is so good, I consider him too good to be on a reality show competition.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  288. jet

    I absolutely loved Ring of Fire, and I loved his performance tonight. I think it will come down to Adam and Allison.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Amy

    I have been an Adam fan from the beginning, but he creeped out my husband. Tonight, he totally got him and loved the performance. It was by far the best performance of the year so far. I can't wait to see what he brings next week.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Aimee

    Adam is awesome, I think that he will be the next Idol. His performance tonight gave me chills. Amazing!!!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Tia

    He definetly did the best tonight.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  292. GeeDub

    I doubt it Kara will be back next season...they don't need her....they just need wacky Paula being herself. Adam may not win because it is a popularity contest....but he will be th most successful. His originality coupled with his amazing voice is just what AI needed for a tremendous season!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Shea

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I can't wait to be able to buy his CD.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Carol

    Well this middle aged woman LOVES Adam!! I have liked him from the beginning but had Lil Rounds and Gokey as front runners but Adam....whoa!! you are leaving the pack behind young man! I also LOVED Ring of Fire....thought it was amazing......I will be watching on the final night......and I do wonder who will be standing next to you.....

    March 25, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Angela

    Joan, I agree. Why do they need Kara on the show at all? I am sick of her already...sorry don't mean to be a hater!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Corey Cunningham

    They should probably end the show, because he already won.

    March 25, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  297. GeeDub

    I called ADAM from his very first audition in SF. I told my spouse that he will win. I would be very surprised if he doesn't, He is so talented! Go Adam!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Joan

    Adam is so good that he makes all the other contestants look like also rans! His voice has such range that I'm constantly surprised when he goes up, up, up when he could have been safe by going down a note or two.

    Those who criticized his Johnny Cash number last week just didn't get what he did. Don't ask for the contestants to make each song their own, and then criticize them when they take liberties with everything but the chorus.

    And, everyone, have you noticed how good Paula is this year?! She is often the only judge who gives the contestant real usable advice. Kara brings nothing to the table.....and I wonder why she was brought into the mix.

    March 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Angela

    Vote for Adam for me....I live in Canada!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Ray

    Adam should really make history on Idol and just say "Thanks, but No thanks. I am leaving while I am way ahead." Is there any doubt that he is already an Idol?

    March 25, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Gary

    Adam is good and may actually win it all, but I don't see him having a broad commercial appeal. Kinda like Clay Aiken. I personally didn't care for the song, slow and boring.

    March 25, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Elena

    OMG!!! He can sing anything and look anyway he wants. I love him. When Smokey Robinson gave him a standing ovation ,it brought me to tears. That said it all. As with every week he keeps me wanting more. He is the best performer I have seen in a long time. Can't wait for his CD.

    March 25, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Gigi

    i've always loved adam, but now i looooove adam... yummy

    March 25, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  304. LOVE HIM

    Loved him since his first audition. So hot, and oh...sings great too *LOL*!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  305. jannetta

    gorgeous! and yes, adam can sing! you got my vote adam!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Florida Dude

    Easily the best singer of this season. I'm sure I won't buy any of his records but only because it's not my genre. From day one, he has been head and sholders better than a really good group of singers.

    March 25, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Jonille

    ADAM DELIVERED TONIGHT!! He was absolutely the best singer tonight, and finally he sang a song that was outside of his "rocker" style, which just goes to show that he can expand outside of his "rocker" image!! He showed up everyone tonight!! I think his getting a standing ovation by Smokey Robinson says enough about Adam's performance tonight!! A job well done Adam!! Keep bringing the exciting performances! Can't wait for the next one!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Bob

    Let's also give him credit for an amazing version of Ring of Fire. I may be 48, but, I could not wait for it to become available on iTunes. I may have already worn it out by playing it repeatedly...Can you say OCD?

    March 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Ann G

    Here's the thing – Adam creeps me out. So, until tonight, I couldn't admit that he actually is the best & most innovative singer in this competition. For better or worse, and as much as it pains me to say so, I do think he will wind up being the next American Idol....

    March 25, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  310. marilyn

    he is the most versitle singer ever on american idol

    March 25, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Henry Harrison Westwood

    I have no idea why he is still on. I though that his massacring of Ring Of Fire would be the final straw, but no. WHY IS HE STILL THERE?

    March 25, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Gail

    After not liking his performance last week. More the arrangement of the song than anything else, this week I was blown away. He killed that song and he looked great doing it. He is really a handsome young man.

    March 25, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Dana

    I am not a "rock and roll" fan...but Adam is my favorite of all. He is very original, and I know I will enjoy his performance no matter what he sings.

    I agree, Bob–he is the next American Idol! Between this week and the Michael Jackson week–he's far beyond the rest of the group.

    March 25, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Liz

    I totally got chills, goosebumps and tingles...wow!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Ang

    THIS GUY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! He sang the song better than Smokey...Did you see Smokey give him a standing O?

    March 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  316. pablo

    Adam is the next American Idol!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Yo-yo

    Adam Lambert will win American Idol

    March 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Karen

    Yes team Adam will still love him! What amazing vocals!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Angela

    Bob – haha....ya, she really can't count!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Faye

    He looked like a young, handsome Elvis. That performance was Fantastic!!!!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Jeff

    I actually liked his version – for the first time this season – but I absolutely hate falsetto.

    March 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Bob

    Ladies and Gentleman...your next American Idol. Adam is the most original performer EVER to grace the American Idol stage. But, for Kara, six words were really eight....

    March 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  323. anges

    Haven't been a fan but wow

    March 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Angela

    I loved him!

    March 25, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |

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