March 31st, 2009
09:17 PM ET

Top 9: Adam Lambert gets funky

The pompadour is back!

Adam Lambert

"Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry?

Really, Adam?

Just when I was starting to heal from Adam's "Ring of Fire," he goes and weirds me out again.

Paula compared him to Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler.

Really, Paula?

At this point, it doesn't really matter what I say because those who love Adam won't love him any less after tonight. I'll just say that he is certainly an acquired taste.

–Lisa Respers France, CNN.com writer


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  1. Rosie

    To Lisa Respers, who wrote this article, and to a few commentators, like "scott", ahhh, What guy are you listening to and what meds are you on? Adam Lambert, as I type this, has his as yet untitled CD at number 2, in less then 2 days, on amazon.com, above everyone but Barbra Strisand(which I am sure he will pass in the next few hours!) Adam is not "creepy" and does not "scream". He is classy, original, in a league of his own and already has fan clubs world wide!Brasil, Philipines, UK, Canada, USA, to name but a few. He has already won numerous awards (Young Hollywood is one of them) has been on the best selling EVER Rolling Stone cover, named People mags #4 "Sexiest Bachelor" already and all this before his CD is even released! He is and will be ICONIC! This train has already left the station folks! Deal with it! The so-called "screaming"? That is what professional singers train to do and is known as a vocal "belt", look it up! He is a force of nature and none of your pitiful (and uneducated) whining will change that one iota.Adam Lambert=NEW ROCK GOD! XD

    September 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. d.piazza

    Has Adam Lambert aquired any contracts since american idol ? Will he play in Vegas?

    August 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. madison

    Adam in the bottom 2. I think they rig the contest to get more viewers. Who is making sure they are being honest? I simply can not believe he would be anywhere but #1. He is so far ahead of the rest.

    April 30, 2009 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sandy

    Adam is a star . . . not an acquired taste. He's taking risks to showcase his talent. If you don't get it, you shouldn't be writing about it.

    April 14, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. katie

    hey just wanted to say im a HUGE fan of adam!!!
    and i have only been watching american idol because of him.
    every night it's on to see how he sings and then to make sure he doesn't get voted off

    love you adam

    xoxo
    katie

    April 2, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lynn

    I love to listen to Adam Lambert, and I think he's pretty easy on the eyes too!!

    He may not win, but then again...I sure hope he does!!

    April 2, 2009 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. cheese

    :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
    adam has a very interesting voice. definitely not album material. perhaps broadway or other shows.

    April 2, 2009 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. palangga7879

    randy t. said he is an amazing singer even if he didnt like his version, smokey r. well standing ovation and professionals label him TENOR.......
    Reading Lisa’s blog unfortunately also shows that not all music bloggers are musically inclined themselves

    April 2, 2009 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. seven

    the dude is a star. he worked hard to make those old songs interesting and fresh... so he might have creeps some of us out but there are no doubts about his talents.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. seven

    the dude is a star. he worked hard to make those old songs interesting a fresh... so he might have creeps some of us out but there are no doubts about his talents.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. interesting

    I would like to hear him sing either "November Rain" or "Sweet Child O' Mine" from Guns N Roses

    April 1, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. emerald

    to both KSF and Frank (leelee's friend) I would absolutely buy any album that Adam records. Absolutely love him. And no I am neither a teen or gay. Just an old lover of music.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JudyBright

    I have watched nearly every season of American Idol and I am utterly riveted by Adam's talent – more so than I have been of any other contestant in the history of the show. I can't wait for his performance each week – am literally giddy with anticipation. He is a true genius and I am astonished that he isn't wildly famous already.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. joey

    Adam is an amazing singer, creative and a real showman. I sing myself and anyone who does has got to stand in awe of his vocals. The best and most original Americab Idol has ever had on. Yeah and I am an "oldy" in my 50's but i just love the man and what he brings to the table.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Isaac Morris

    Adam Lambert is the most talented music artist to compete on American idol. Adams voice is a unique instrument in how it can go through four octaves in a single breathe, not only that the tone is great from the first gasp to the last exhale. He has the best vocal control of anyone on this season and probably just about anyone on either season. Secondly Adam Lambert is an amazing arranger. He remixes those songs better than PDiddy himself with all of his samples, bling, and cameos. Having been raised in a musical household, I know musical talent, Adam Lambert has it.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Bev

    I'm 61 years old and was raised on the Lennon/McCartney music that was considered pretty revolutionary back its infancy. The Rolling Stones,Elvis Presley and even later on Axel were considered too weird and perverted to be listened to by "decent" kids.. Adam has that same natural sexual magnetism that is going to offend many, but along with his performance skills and truly amazing singing voice, it is going to make him a very big and controversial super star. Whether or not he wins on American Idol he has undeniably got what it takes and I'm pretty sure that he has already sown the seeds for his success. By the way, early critics of Mick Jagger used to complain that he was not singing, that he shouted his lyrics. Guess its all in the way that you shout. Keep up the stellar performances Adam!

    April 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  17. tkrog

    after reading more of the previous posts, i'm laughing so hard i must quit...people, people..use your own brain...it is NOT automatically fear or misunderstanding of an 'artist' that brings forth an opinion...it's my opinion that the screamer Adam really stinks. really, really, really stinks. it's not because he's gay...it's not because he 'looks weird'...i'ts because he stinks and is impossible to 'listen' to.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  18. tkrog

    i find it unbelievable that any living creature would choose to hear one more sound coming out of the screaching face of Adam. he is awful, intolerable and very very creepy. he has no future in commercial music unless you consider a Vegas lounge act possible...but not likely...did you catch earlier in the season when he admitted he's been trying to 'make it' in the music industry in LA for years? he can't, he won't because he stinks! what he did to Ring of Fire was obscene and gross. and i almost vomited when one of the femjudges mentioned him in the same breath as Jagger and Tyler...what was she smoking?

    April 1, 2009 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Ann

    Adam has SEX appeal, hands down! He is erotic and seductive.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  20. pam

    I have to agree. What is there not to get about him? This young man will be a mega star, just watch and see.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Frank (leelee's friend)

    Lisa (author of this blog) you couldn't be more on the money. Adam is HORRIBLE! And Paula should have been escorted out of the building after making that comment - Adam mentioned in the same sentence as Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger??????!!!!!

    Paula, when your meds were just making you wacky you were actually funny to watch, but now you've finally lost your friggin' mind.

    And no KSF, I don't think ANYONE would actually buy his music...not anyone who could hear that is.

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

    Those of you who don't like Adam. It's obvious you don't know much about music or musical abilities or talent! Adam takes any song, any style no matter what and just rocks it off the chart! He's already the next American Idol. His stage presence is awesome. He control's the stage and the audience! It's very difficult to sing any song no matter what the style!

    Go Adam!

    April 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ksf

    There's a theme here...love him or be creeped out by him. Personally, I'm creeped out! Way too theatrical. Seriously, would you buy a record of his?

    April 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Marianne

    I'm 46 years old and completely into this man. Love him! I'm not into punk – but I love him!! he can sing! I loved the Ring of Fire song on Country week. He's my pick as the winner. Also like – Allison and Lil. I very much appreciate Scott – he is talented – but not the next Idol. I hope he is around for a few more weeks – I enjoy his songs and his talent. What would possess a young girl (Megan) to get those HORRID tatoos all on one arm? That is a shame. Cover them up – they are not an asset. My thoughts.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Syerra

    Not to nit pick (but I guess I am), but what was the purpose of the catagory being "I-Tunes Most Popular Downloads" if Adam sang "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry?

    Does anyone really believe THAT original song was in I-Tunes Most Popular List? Wasn't it just an blatant and obvious PLUG for them to make money off of I-Tunes when the catagory was really "Whatever the Hell you want to Sing"?

    On the brighter side, Adam almost made me LIKE that song.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Martha Hazelton

    I agree 100% with Lori! He is sooo creepy and certainly not someone qualified to be American Idol!

    April 1, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Heather

    Adam is a genius!!! His voice is great.. I thank is going to bring every week. Just like he has been.. GO ADAM... You guys sy is is awful he sucks but you remember every song he sang!!! He is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.. I look for this boy to be one of the final 2 standing, with a huge chance to take it all.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  28. cds

    Adam
    Would love to hear you sing November Rain.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Gia in Los Angeles

    Awesome! "Ring of Fire" was the ONLY rendition from Adam that I didn't care for. All the others, I've LOVED!! The most versatile contestant "by a clear mile" (as Simon would say). Adam can equally sell a Rock-the-House tune or a tender, emotional ballad. He's MY American Idol!

    April 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Bill

    And Paula. What the hell. Mick Jagger? Really? He's performed on the show a handful of times are you are already comparing him to one of the greatest front men of all time? I couldn't help but laugh when I heard that come out.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Barbara

    What a TOTAL FREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Bill

    He's creepy, overrated, and not that good of a singer. The scream he does is terrible. I just hope he doesn't win. But then again, it doesn't matter because this no talent hack will just fade into obscurity with the Taylor Hicks and Clay Aikens of the world.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Matt

    Not buying the idea that this guy is some sort of musical genius.

    Instead of going down in pitch he goes up to his head voice. It's a neat trick. It often destroys the phrasing and melody, but the judges are ga-ga for silly vocal tricks. Kara calls it "musicality".

    But, for goodness sake, he has the cheesiest stage presence I've ever seen. I mean Norman Gentle bad. They transformed "Play That Funky Music" into medley so he could jog around the stage, strike Guitar Hero cover poses, and act like an 80s hair band singer. He'd be great in one of those "air guitar" competitions.

    Oh but if he wins they'll have trouble selling albums. His act doesn't translate well into pop singles. If he went totally avant-guard, on the other hand, he might find a strong semi-underground niche.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sue Kizer

    It is all just a matter of taste. I think he is very good and I believe he will win.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Chuck Winstead

    Lisa, come on, just because you don't like him. I dont see why not. I was concerned when I first saw him at the audition that he was going to be a freak but after watching all the shows this year, he is very good and he deserves credit for how good he does. Lisa, go in to the show next week with an open mind and enjoy it.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Elgin

    Adam is horrible. I literally have to turn my TV down almost all the way when he comes on. I can't stand all of his screaming and shouting. That's all he does. Not a bad entertainer, but sorry, he doesn't belong on American Idol. Maybe Las Vegas or some wierd IMO rock band where all you do is shout.

    April 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Travis

    How come when I accused Adam of sounding like he was skinning cats (as well as the original artists of his songs rolling over in their graves), it gets modded, but Dave here can say the same thing and he gets through?

    April 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Robyn

    Very well put Dave.....terrible week after week. Screetch and scream, no style, no flair, no vote from me.

    April 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  39. pam

    Not one of my favs, but interesting to watch. He does have a good voice, just not my style.

    April 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Betty

    My mother, aged 77, thinks Adam does a great job. My sisters and I, all over age 50, who are musicians, think is is great.
    I think you Adam bashers are just talentless, jealous, and don't understand the entertainment industry. Adam has originality, a great voice, that edge to take chances, charisma, and I can go on and on.
    I loved Cash's Ring of Fire, but Adam's rendition, this is 2009. They are both great. I think Cash would have respected Adam for his version, not "rolled over in his grave." Real musicians actually appreciate and enjoy other musicians trying new things.

    April 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Carol

    Not too old for Adam – my husband and I are in our 50's, and we both think Adam is the best talent vocally! His range and dynamics are amazing. I think he can sing whatever style he chooses, and still nail it. He's what draws us to sit through the really bad singers. Chris was really good as well this week.

    April 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jen

    Ok, enough of the Johnny Cash RIng of Fire comments. If you were paying attention, you would know that Adam did Jeff Buckley's version of the song. It wasn't meant to sound like Johnny Cash at all. If you remember the show Rock Star, you will recall Dilanna also did the same version of this song, although it faired some what better for her. There is also a punk band called Social Distortion's who does a take on the song. It's music people, not meant to be cookie cutter or what you want it to sound like. It's about taking chances and being different. Adam is not country and I applaud him for stepping up and singing outside the box. If you wanna hear Johnny Cash, go to you tube and stop looking for him on American Idol.

    April 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Dave

    Johnny Cash is still rolling over in his grave on account of the brutalized Adam version of his Ring of Fire song. Adam is no 'genius,' he takes other people's songs and destroys them, usually with a screeching vocal so high pitched it makes Axl Rose sound like the Crash Test Dummies guy. He destroyed the Stones 'Satisfaction,' too, with probably the worst rendition of it in recorded history. He simply cannot sing low enough for that song. Plus, he's got a drag queenish 80s vibe going on that is both a weird mix of goth/emo and Cher, but with more makeup, and ridiculously outdated. Anybody that think's Adam's 'Ring of Fire,' 'Satisfaction' or last night's 'Play That Funky Music' (what a stupid song) were actually good – need to get their ears checked. They were absolutely terrible.

    April 1, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Lori

    I am NOT a fan of Adam! I thought it was awful!! He kinda creeps me out last nights performance and when he did the Johnny Cash song! I don't see what the fuss is!! Just my opinion!

    April 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Eddie

    My wife and I are both musicians. She's a classically trained vocalist, and we enjoy watching American Idol. Adam Lambert week after week is amazing and has the style, talent and looks to become the next vocal legend. The Adam haters could not appreciate the musical nuances to "Ring Of Fire" that Adam inserted into it. He takes risks and is fearless. He's totally original, and those who say he's screaming clearly don't understand his abilities. We hear low range subtleties and he astonishes when he smoothly slips into his higher register with ease and incredible vocal control. When he speaks before his performance in his clip, he's just a guy. When he sings at performance level, he is unbelievably talented, with stage presence unequalled to any other competitor. America needs to get this one right. Adam should be the next American Idol. Danny and Kris should also get album deals as they are both very talented. Allison is great, with a lot of raw talent, but at age 16, needs some more training to get her to the level she needs to acomplish stardom. L'il Rounds and the rest will not be up to top competition standards.

    Remember that Adam Lambert will be great, by himself or with a band.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Wayne's Music Journey

    Adam did a version of a tune I love. Play that funky music by Wild Cherry.
    I never though it could be covered in such a unique way and he did ti again. Of course the great band had some input but none the less
    just a joy to watch and hear. Adam could win the competition I feel and the judges said hes on that ticket now... Fantastic Adam

    April 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Lynn

    PS: For those who says he screams. If that was the case his vocal cords would be shot. He is using head voice. If you want to see an amazing performance by him google Brigadoon. GORGEOUS.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Lynn

    Even more amazing is the fact that Adam was going to do Crazy but was told on Monday that he could not do it. He had to do this performance with the band in 24 hours. That is why he paid tribute to them. He is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Indi

    Adam is the real superstar, whether you love him or loathe him, one thing for sure, you know he's there and made that impact to you. Remember how all those legends and superstars (Elvis, The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Jim Morrison) started their career. People either love them or hated them for various reasons.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jim

    Adam is already a star and won't need the AI trophy to prove it, but he will.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Sally

    This talk of disgracing Johnny Cash. I don't get it. Johnny Cash was the Maverick. I sincerely think he would have liked Adam's version of his song. One of the last songs Johnny recorded – by Nine Inch Nails. If Johnny would be willing to go so far out of the normal "country genre" for a song, then I think he would have been honored that someone else did the same with one of his songs years later.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Sally

    Adam's phenomenal. There is no one else on this show, either this season or any past seasons, who has his vocal range or performance level. I loved that he gave a callout to the band – and he was the only one to do so. I liked his song choice. I found it lots of fun and it was the only time I danced during the song.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Snj

    I don't think I would watch Idol this year if it weren't for Adam. I am in awe of his versatility - he can sing ballads, rock, pop, musical theater, whatever. (watch him sing "The Prayer" or "As long as you're Mine" on Youtube; you will see more of his range in vocals and musical expression.) And he REALLY can sing! He's not just screaming or being obnoxious...I think as far as the "over the top" performances that he's doing on Idol, he stays true to his own musical style and IS NOT AFRAID to try something different. He's also showing us that he is a great performer and entertainer. How many of the other contestants are doing that every week?

    April 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Brenda

    Hey I'm pushing 60 and Adam by far has kept me in awe of his talent. He is the one I can't wait for to hear what he will do and sing next. He truly entertains us with his unique style and his great voice.. Not to mention his good looks. Adam should win it all, there's been no one on Idol like him and I have watched this show since day 1.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Dave

    This Adam guy is horrible. He can't sing, he just screams, half the time in such high screeching notes it makes my dog start to bark and scratch at the door. Paula is nuts, the guy is no Steven Tyler and certainly no Mick Jagger. In fact, Tyler is no Mick Jagger, either. Nobody beats Mick Jagger as a live rock performer, circa 1969 to 1972. That is as good and original as it gets. It's been all downhill since. Nor is Adam a 'genius.' First of all, geniuses write their own songs! You know, like Mick Jagger, right, Paula??!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  56. donitar

    I am not sure who you think you are but it amazes me that someone would actually pay you for extremely bad opinions and lack of style or writing ability

    April 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Jen

    Those of us who ♥ Adam get it. He is current and edgy and no denying the boy can sing plus he is the constant entertainer. His screamo may not be for everyone, but I look for this boy to be one of the final 2 standing, with a huge chance to take it all.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  58. tubs

    Go to youtube and pull out "I make you crazy" and other songs he did on stage. This guy is professional. He is going to win.
    I agree that it is repulsive when he screams but he can do soft, too. I totally dig him after last week's "Tracks of my tears". You can burn a CD and sell that song as a single the way it is. Way better than the original.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  59. RJ

    Adam is not as good as everybody thinks he is. He is from musical theatre-he has NO style. He isn't a rocker, he's a theatre person. Nothing bad, absolutely nothing bad about that. Its just not right for Idol. He has no authenticity because theatre is all about acting. He ACTS the part, not lives the part.

    I think Megan was better than him!

    Go Kris!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  60. dmintz

    Adam's got talent. Period. I say he wins at the end. It's ok that some people don't like him. Some people like spinach, some people don't. It's all about preference.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  61. Robyn

    It is soooo funny how many people comment on Danny and the fact that they think HE screams and yet these same people LOVE Adam!! I can hardly listen to Adam, I have YET to hear a song where he actually sings and doesn't scream and act like a lunatic!! Even last week when he sat on a stool and sang a tender song....he still had to go up in that high range and screeeeetch out the notes. I can't understand all the hoopla about this guy, what a complete bore not to mention that he is SO into himself. Gag. I wish he'd go home tonight.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  62. Dan

    I am not a big Adam fan, but he was really good last night. I still haven't forgiven him for disgracing Johnny Cash, but it's getting better. I really like the new hair, and I hope he keeps it. With the other hair, he looks like an over-age Jonas Brother want-to-be. He definately has talent, just not my favorite.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  63. Beau

    Also, reminds me a little of David Cook. His originality, stage presence, and music sense will win him this competition, as it did for David last year. He peaks your interest and anticipation!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  64. stan

    I'm 62 years old and don't care for much that come's out of Calf- But I got to say.... ADAM can sing and can put on a show!!! He has amazing showmanship and his talant for arrangment is out of this world... Great!!! Now if he can entertain an old country boy like me, then he got to be doing something right. I'm not sure that he will win this thing outright but the boy got Talent!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  65. Beau

    Adam is so far ahead of the others in actual talent and presence. He could make a big selling album right now. Glanced at him in the suit the other night, and thought it was Kurt Russell. Allison's right behind him. Terrific voice that only going to get better with age. Kris impressed me last night. Might be a darkhorse second. The others are a dime a dozen on the street. I'm predicting Adam and Allison in the finals. I just hope they have an Elvis night!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  66. Jen

    LEONARD FISCHER..The show is aware of his professional background, as they have made metion to it. Chris Daughtry had a cd out before his Idol days. He was with a banc called Absent Element(they are awesome) and Taylor Hicks was also in a band(I saw them with Taylor in my Chris Daughtry stalking days and they were very entertaining) and had music out before his Idol days. So I would say the answer to your question is a yes.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  67. Deb

    Adam IS "The Bomb" 🙂 He brings a lot of seriously thought out presentation to the competition. I mean, I chuckle while watching him because he just brings it on.....and on.....and on......
    The screaming is part of the act....Very Awesome! Mick Jagger had people sewing applique's of his tongue onto all sort of clothing in the 70's. Hillarious! I went for it! 🙂 All in fun, and enjoying life!
    I still like country, classical, folk, contemporary, and Christian contemporary music, jazz, R&B too! But just watching Adam perform is such a Hoot! I'm glad he decided to join in the competition. I believe he will do well come "What Ever..."
    Go for it! Adam!
    Deb

    April 1, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  68. Caleb

    He is talented. Can't say much for the screaming. Looks like a cross between Elvis and Patrick Swayzee. Think I spelled that right. Anyway, I think he will be in top two and probably win.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  69. LEONARD FISCHER

    I HEAR THROUGH THE GRAPE VINE, THAT ADAM LAMBERT HAS
    APPEARED PROFESSIONALLY IN LEGIT THEATRE, NAMELY "WICKED". IS IT PERMITTED TO BE A POFESSIONAL AND STILL APPEAR ON "IDOL" ?

    April 1, 2009 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  70. LiLa

    My, my, my, Adam is clearly a polarizing performer. He's probably loving that. At our house, we can't wait to see what he'll do next – and he has yet to disappoint. This 60 yo grandmother has all of Adam's Idol songs on my iPod - no one else in this season has even come close to his level of talent.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  71. Cheryl in NH

    Adam's got more talent in one strand of hair than most. I don't get the haters of "Ring of Fire." I thought it was fabulous, and last week he was...umm, how do you say, WOW! Totally blew me away last week. This week, not so much, but it didn't suck either.

    Still think Allison or Danny should win, tho'. Adam will make it big, and fast, without the show. Matt and Kris…they’re brilliant, but Allison and Danny have brought it EVERY week with their performances. Weeks to go yet, could change my mind still.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  72. Solid

    Yes, I agree. Adam can sing and he will be able to sell records. I think the last two should be Adam and Lisa France. Yes, she may look offbeat fashion wise at 16 who wasn't or isn't if you are 16 now, but she can seriously sing and have a personality that would draw all the youngings and the not so young. So judges if you have any sense, those should be your last two and you can laugh to the bank. Just remember to thank me later. ok.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  73. Elena

    I already can't wait for next week to see Adam perform again!!! I can't get enough of him. They always put him on near the end to make us wait in anticipation. If they put him in the beginning of the show they would lose alot of the audience. Adam is the best performer in a long time. Love him!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  74. mkjy2k

    A consumate professional; he commands the stage with flare as well as a good dose of artistry. He is in a league of his own, absolutely untouchable. I do feel for those who must follow his performances weekly. I'm not sure he will be the crowd's pick of the litter, but all the same, he will go far no matter what musical avenue he pursues.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  75. Roger

    Adam is simply amazing! Unless he screws up badly, he will definitely be in the finals! He is unique, has an outstanding stage presence and gets the audience pumped up! He will go a long way in the music industry!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  76. Bob

    Adam is a wailer. He screams the songs much more than sings them. Not much more than a high school garage band singer. His voice isn't great and he certainly doesn't set the standard for this group of performers. Obviously, being a pop idol has nothing to do with vocal ability if this guy gets Paula all moist. I haven't heard him sing a song yet that made me jump up and come watch him sing.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  77. Trina

    Adam was awesome! He has that rock thing going and the boy can sing. I voted several times. I know he will be in the finals. Good luck!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  78. Lisa Shaw

    Adam can really sing, really sing. But sometimes he gives me the creeps, but very good

    April 1, 2009 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  79. Rich

    There is nothing genius or special about this guy and I don't understand Paula falling all over him. For once I wish he would stop screaming like a girl. He can sing but unfortunately he always manages to ruin by screaming like an 80s big hair band lead singer.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  80. Riann

    Have you ever heard the expression "If it's too loud, you're too old"? If Adam Lambert weirds you out, then don't ever become a talent scout. He's being compared to some of the most successful, prominent rock singers in the industry (i.e.: Steven Tyler, Robert Plant, Mick Jaggar and more). As far as I am concerned, as talented as some of the other contestants are, Adam Lambert is ahead of the pack and in a league of his own...He's already won in my book.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  81. JM

    I think it is hilarious that the 1% of bloggers who think Adam is horrible don't realize why they are in that 1%. You guys don't know squat about music. Adam is amazing and has talents far beyond his voice. He will make it big in the industry. Allison, Danny and Adam in the top 3. Kris will follow close behind.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  82. bethanne

    Our entire family watches Idol now because of this guy...including my 80 year old mother! Yes, the guy can sing, no doubt, but we watch each week to see "what" he'll do to shock and awe us...and he has yet to disappoint us. Keep it going Adam!

    April 1, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  83. Jane

    Lisa, are you 80, conservative, republican, uptight, maybe you have been living under a rock for, I don't know, the last few decades, seriously what is it. I get if you don't like his style, but seems ridiculous to say he weirds you out.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  84. Travis

    Man I have to say this guy is out there but hey so was Elvis Presley in his day's and look what he did. Besides the fact that he looks like him I think he might just be the next Elvis. Think about it... He knows how to put a song together and every song that he has done has been eye popper. Yea I think I'm going to have too put my money on this guy but I sure would like too hear something from him that is not a cover that would be the tell all tell all....

    T.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  85. Susan

    I am 56, and a huge Johnny Cash fan, and I loved "Ring of Fire." Last week's interpretation of "Tracks of My Tears" was pure genius...to end with "I need..." rather than add the "you" was totally inspired. This week was not his best, but he has set a very high bar for himself now. I don't understand the people who feel threatened by his look. He's himself, a chameleon, and he's an entertainer. He's also in a league of his own, and will become a huge star, whether he wins or not. I would buy his record and go to a concert. I can't imagine sitting through 2 hours of Anoop or Scott who looks drugged, or even Lil, who I think has huge potential. But Adam, he's the whole package, and will be headlining in Vegas in a year.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  86. robin

    Adam is the man! Love him. He has the whole package. Needs to be himself. Love the rocker look. Very sexy. Gorgeous eyes! Even if America is so dumb to vote him off tonight, he is already a star. He will be remembered for generations to come. Such raw talent and just LOVED Ring of Fire!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  87. Christian

    Sam, I agree- The reason Paula said Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger is because of his voice. I would go as far to say Bon Jovi, Sebastian Bach, Axel Rose or Sammy Haggar. He has a ridiculous range, great falsetto, and can pretty much sing anything he wants. He's the best male singer the show's ever had by far. So Lemmy, you don't seem to know anything about music. Poser? haha. You're a tool. Scott had to bring Billy Joel down a few semi-tones just so he could hit the notes. Anyway, I would love to hear Adam do Queen.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  88. Lee

    He has more energy then the rest of the competitors...but thats about it. He is brutal.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  89. Wendy

    Awesome! Again! No one can top his performances! WOW!!!!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  90. Sissy

    I think Adam is the best singer no matter what he sings.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  91. Trish

    Good grief! Haven't we had enough theatrics! Adam should be singing in a theatre, playing some weirded out character. What's up with all the screaming and tonguing the microphone? Everyone wants to think he's so original...but every high school band can sing like that!~Paula's drooling makes me want to throw up! She needs to chill out when it comes to Adam..I hope he goes home soon! I can't take another week of screaming, tonguing, and drooling!

    April 1, 2009 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  92. joe

    Stop being so uptight. Jesus. They're always asking for originality then when people give it to them they freak. He's exactly what that show needs. Did anyone question when Johnny Cash when covered Nine Inch Nails? Quit being so uptight for crying out loud. THAT's the problem with too many people in this world today. I think he's a great "outside the box" thinker and performer.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  93. Jackie

    I don't think he is a horrible singer. I just think it gets redundant hearing him screeching and screaming every song he sings. It would be a shame to see him win over someone who has real talent like Allison or Kris.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  94. Berd

    Adam is a fantastic singer! One of the best to come along on AI in a long time! Woo hoo! Everything he sings is magnificent!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  95. joan

    Adam Lambert is soooooo talented....can't wait to see what he brings next week.....you people with your negative posts have to be tone deaf...this guy has unbelievable range....the first time this guy belted a tune, I knew he was the next idol....

    April 1, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  96. Mike Donofrio

    If Adam is smart he'll finish in the top 4 and then gracefully 'bow out' with a crummy performance in the finals. Anyone remember the promise of David Cook-The Rocker and how unmotivated his album was. Adam is way too much of a rock star to be the NEXT AMERICAN IDOL. He will turn up as a lead in rock band. This guy's voice is ALL rock star, I just hope he aligns with a talented band.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  97. Jane

    I get that we all have different tastes in things, some love Adam's style some don't, why does that mean he is a freak or he is weird. What is wrong with having an opinion without being judgmental. Some people really make me sick.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  98. Bernardo Gui

    THIS CAT IS AMAZING. The Johnny Cash cover song 2 weeks ago was BRILLIANT! This man is an INCREDIABLE talent.

    "Queen" would do well to dump Paul Rodgers and get this guy.........THIS GUY IS THE NEW FREDDIE MERCURY!!!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  99. Sam

    Anyone on here who says Adam can't sing really need their hearing checked. As a vocalist I can appreciate a beautiful voice and Adam has one of the best voices there. Followed my Lil, Allison, and a few more. Just because you don't like how he looks don't use that as a reason for saying he can't sing because he most definately can.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  100. Lemmy

    Dopes- all of you. This dude Adam is a poser emo kid. The guy CAN NOT SING! He uses a fake falsetto like that guy from The Darkness- Adam is about as gay as they come (not an issue at all... but shows he is a poser) and he has no originality. Go to your local mall and every kid looks like him. He is supposed to be a rocker but where is the danger? And Paula Abdul is obviously not being asked back next season. She is so overly medicated and makes no sense. The only one who is any good is the blind kid and even he can't sing very well.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  101. Sam

    Adam, is the bomb. In my book Adam can do no wrong. He is a professional singer who can use his voice in ways only the angels in heaven can. whoevers hating on Adam needs a reality check. Megan needs to be gone this week. She can't carry a note in a bucket her pitch is always off.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  102. Michael Lomker

    >Guns N’ Roses (Axel is who I think Adam sounds exactly like, and I don’t like Guns N’ Roses)

    I guess I'm not the only one that heard it! Last night I was thinking that his "screaming" reminded me a lot of G'NR. If that's the sort of failure that Adam has to look forward to then he's in very good shape. 😉

    April 1, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  103. Andrea Adams

    Did not know what or where to find ITunes; however, KNEW I must have Adam's songs so I could play them over and over. Had one of my grandsons put them on a disk. Am 62 years old and believe ADAM is the very first entertainer to equal or pass Elvis and I LIVE IN MEMPHIS.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  104. Leo

    Whoever is writing these articles needs to go back to doing Britney Spears reviews.

    It's not JUST a bubble gum contest.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  105. Whittaker7

    This guy is over rated, Simon has the audacity to call other performers self indulgent???? This guy is THE MOST self indulgent there is!

    April 1, 2009 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  106. Chris

    Doesn't matter, Danny has already won, as soon as Paula started praising him, I knew he had won the entire competition. I heard on the radio former Idol winner Fantasia Barrino said she thought he was going to win, so that’s a plus.

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK DANNY GOKEY!!

    April 1, 2009 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  107. YEC

    I'll say this about Adam. He has me smiling every time he performs. I could be wrong, but I think that's the goal of an entertainer.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  108. Taylor

    wow really, you all need to reevaluate your thoughts on adam. he is an amazing singer with a unique voice i have never heard. he can compare to mcjagger and all of them and just wait, he will be the next american idol.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  109. Monica

    Say what you will about Adam, but one thing is perfectly clear. The man has star power. I don't think any other contestant on Idol has made such an impression on TV viewers. He is fresh, original, and for the first time in many years, I can't wait for American Idol to come on, just so I can see what he's going to do next.

    Adam is an amazing talent. He's fascinating to watch. And despite the fact that I'm 100% positive he'll take the grand prize, I'm still tuning in to watch. He's just that good.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  110. Aaron

    Adam is an overdramatic waste of singing. He may have talent, but he oversings every song, and is far too concerned with showing everyone just how fabulous he is, rather than doing justice to the songs.

    He does make a pretty girl, though...

    April 1, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  111. notanADAMfan

    Immediately after singing...I thought..."here we go, the judges will really blast him tonight, that was a TRAINWRECK!" I was speechless hearing all the nonsense that he's a genius. While I'll grant that he's a good performer, and I begrudgingly will give him props for last week's "The tracks of my tears", his singing...a genius? Artistry? Come on! Are we talking in the same category that people who buy "Poop on a Canvas"? He twisted that song, just to do it – not because it was good. Talk about indulgent. That aid – the right people were voted off. I will just never watch again if he ends up being the next American Idol. Ew.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  112. Lori

    You just don't get it. Adam is a natural and it's too bad that your so high and mighty that you don't really know what you are talking about. I read your postings from last week's show and then watched the show. I expected to be disgusted for the whole show based on your comments but the show was fantastic. You are not "with it" and should not be writing this. Why don't you come into this century.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  113. Big fan

    Every year on Idol, there is one contestant who keeps me longing for Tuesday nights, and this year that contestant is Adam. Over the years. it's been Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, and David Cook, but Adam rivals or exceeds any of their talents for me. Music is an individual taste, and it's obvious there are a lot of individuals like me who LOVE Adam, regardless of his attire or fingernails.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  114. dottie

    Will someone tell Adam he's a heavy metal singer? He should be singing Queensryche songs. He sounds ridiculous singing pop tunes.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  115. Down w/ Idol

    Adam IS the reason I quit watching AI.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  116. Barbara

    Message to wut: I am not on crack , and I can recognize a good singer when I see one and Adam is a far cry from a singer. More like a screamer, that would better suit the tone. To me, not considered a singer , considered a SCREAMER> YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  117. Jim

    This is a singing competition not screaming. I wouldn't walk across the street to listen to him.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  118. Nik

    The worse performance...okay maybe Meghan Joy was the worse, but seriously how much longer do we have to hear him SCREAM.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  119. Sean

    Really Lisa???

    How can you do this for a living and not see the talent that this guy has? Acquired taste? Maybe you should quit you day job because you are out of touch. This guy is a real artist and not some run of the mill wanna be.

    Anyone else that disagrees doesn't have a clue. LOSERS!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  120. JC

    Adam was a screechy un-funky mess..The guy can sing, but last night he was awful.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  121. opeliza

    I am 52, my husband is 59, and we can't wait to see what Adam will do each week. A phenomenal voice reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. I love his song choices. I say it's Adam and Danny in the final 2.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  122. Dawn

    Adam, has his own style, and may win (it will be between him and Allison).

    But Adam has be singing on stage prior! He's used to performing, which gives him an advantage.

    My roomates loves him!

    April 1, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  123. Barbara

    I DO NOT like Adam at all. He is such a fake. I can't stand that hollowing and screaming that he did. The way he BUTCHER the Johnny Cash song was uncalled for. I don't get it out all.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  124. David

    Rock on Adam!! Anyone that loves the show is excited to see what you'll do next. I thought Ring of Fire was a cool twist and last week was just the best of the season!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  125. del

    Apparently Adam had to change song choices on Monday..... not much time to prepare, but it totally explains the grateful shout-out to the band for help with the arrangement.

    Not my favourite Adam performance, but still one of the best of the night.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  126. wut

    You people that make absurd comments about Adam not being able to sing, are on crack. They guy has an awesome voice. Yes, he screams in some songs, but that's his thing. It's pure rock and it fits the songs he did. The ONLY song he's sung so far that was strange was Ring of Fire, but even that was decent.

    Get over yourselves. Not liking the music he sings doesn't make him a bad singer.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  127. Autig

    Adam brings the whole package, he sells the complete song and truthfully he is the best, does not matter who wins really

    April 1, 2009 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  128. Realist

    Adam is already a star. Period.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  129. Nosey Parker

    Acquired taste? Really Lisa? I propose that you are the acquired taste. And obviously you have no taste! You probably wear blue socks with black shoes.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  130. Greg

    I don't see myself acquiring a taste for Adam anytime soon. His vocal style is not something that I enjoy.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  131. BDW

    I love all the arguing back and forth with people INSISTING that they are right about their opinions of Adam. It's all a matter of TASTE people! What you prefer verses what another prefers are bound to be different and doesn't make one right and one wrong. I personally LOVE Adam, but as with any of the other performers, I totally get that we all have different preferences. How about just stating that you like or dislike him (or the others) and what about it you like or dislike, rather than berating other people for possessing their own likes and dislikes?

    Kthnxbye.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  132. Patrick

    I am just so bored with him. I remember when "Play that funky music" came out in '76 and really liked it then. Adam birthed an abomination last night just as he has in the past. I would be happy for him to take a bow and exit stage right permanently.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  133. Terry

    I enjoy watching Adam. He will go all the way, but I am not so sure he will be the next american idol. Can't think if the 16 year olds name, but more than likely she will pull it out. Adam does scream a little too much, but it's his creative changes in the songs that makes him stand out. Vote or shut up....

    April 1, 2009 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  134. dean

    Looks like cara is the new ditzy Paula. What was the comment about Studio 57? Seems like she's a few off....LOL

    April 1, 2009 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  135. Big Man

    I freakin' cant stand this thing. Thank God for PVR's, so I dont even have to listen to his self indulgent crap.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  136. Andy

    Adam, compared to other singers ain't got that pure voice, like Danny's and Kris'... THOUGH he is the most original and the most edgy (in a good way) singer I have seen since...ever. He may win AI, though Danny and Alisson may, too.

    I love Adam, though.

    GO ADAM! 🙂

    April 1, 2009 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  137. MJ Parker

    I am probably the minority, but I absolutely loved his ring of fire. Knowing he was definitely not a country singer, I was curious to see how he would handle it. I enjoyed the indie flavor it had.

    I do not like the song funky music by wild cherry, but I do think Adam was a great performer last night. Everything he does is just fresh and a bit wild. I love that about him.

    I like his normal look the best because it is fresh and happening, but like Kara, I cannot wait to see what he does next. For me personally, there is no other winner.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  138. Larry

    I think all of the screaming that he does would be great for an Axel Rose/GNR tune. I'd bet he'd knock "Welcome to the Jungle" right outta the house! But even then, how long did GNR last? Sure, loads of people were into them, including me but you can only handle angry growling and screaming for so long.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  139. Pam

    Adam gives me the creeps....I hope the judges are not saving their "save" for him.....he is just creepy.....he does something weird with his tongue when he is screaming......Just Weird!

    April 1, 2009 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  140. Bill Mitchell

    I really get tired of these music "critics' with blogs who just "don't get" Adam unless he is warbling mike Michael Buble. I am assuming they also don't get Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Motley Crue, etc, etc?

    Also, for God's sake, what Adam does on the big notes is NOT NOT NOT screeching. Geesh, some o the troglodites who are allowed to write a column these days.

    Adam rocks, Kris amazes, Danny snoozes.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  141. joyce

    adam and kris have my vote.....thought the rest of the show was just mediocre at best.....

    April 1, 2009 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  142. Pookie

    ADAM, ADAM, ADAM WHAT MORE CAN WE SAY. HE IS TRULY THE BEST IDOL ON THE SHOW. HE DOES EXACTLY WHAT THE JUDGES TELL THEM TO AND THAT IS MAKE IT YOUR OWN. HE DOES THAT EACH AND EVERY WEEK. PEOPLE MAY NOT LIKE HIS SONG CHOICES, BUT HE DOES MIX IT UP AND COMPLETELY CHANGE THE ORIGINAL VERSION. HE WILL BE ONE OF THE FINAL IDOLS STANDING YOU CAN COUNT ON THAT.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  143. sally

    You are very talented, but I agree with some of the others could you stop screaming so much? I know that is "ROCK " I guess. You were better last week. Now that was Great!!!! You shoud do some Elvis.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  144. David

    Adam is very talented but creeps me out a little...

    April 1, 2009 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  145. Penny

    Hey Everybody! I am with you all the way on Adam. He had a standing ovation from the best in the business Smokey Robinson and Barry Gordy. It does not get any better than that! He is so humble, not cocky and just so talented. Check him out on You Tube. This is where I found how versatile. The man could sing jazz, blues, rock, R&B, classical, and could make a great muscial and even be a great movie star. We are watching the creation of the next big star. Whether he wins Idol or not. The many is going places and we will be hearing more from him well after Idol.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  146. Don

    I'm from Indonesia, and all of my Indonesian friends like all his performances. Yes, all of them. He should be the next American Idol, seriously.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  147. Herbiejazz

    Great choice of tunes, and Adam's individualism, confidence and style came through well above the rest of the singers. He's on his way to a finals performance.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  148. Fitzwilly56

    By the way, you should all get over the "Ring of Fire"performance. 1) That was one of the two songs so closely associated with Johnny Cash that if you didn't do it like him, you were bound to be criticized and if you performed it like him you would be compared and roundly criticized–maybe that says poor song choice, I dunno. 2) The fact that he did a completely different rendition eliminated the comparison to Cash's version and only left the other type of criticism, which we are still hearing. 3) I thought it was a just different enough to view it as a different song altogether and if you stop comparing to Cash's version, it wasn't bad, it was unique, as is Adam. It was also his way of doing an end run against a genre that just isn't him and, that shows his talent and versatility.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  149. Fitzwilly56

    I see a lot of people mentioning the word "screaming" I don't see what he does in that light. Might I suggest that some of you using that word listen to some of Steven Tyler's songs–how about "Dream On" as a good example? In fact, I'd like to hear Adam do my favorite Aerosmith song. Paula's most lucid comment of the night (and let's face it they are few and far between) was her comparison of Adam to Stephen Tyler (I don't see so much of Jagger, except that Adam has the same confidence, even cockiness). I see something of Jim Morrison (for those too young, of the Doors) in him too–something dark and sexy. I thought Wild Cherry's song was going to be a disaster, but frankly I thought his update was enough to make it original and had enough of the original to make it familiar–I think that says he did a good job. We'll see him stay for another week tonight. And, perhaps we'll see an end to Megan or Scott or Matt, all of whom fill out my bottom three.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  150. Justin S

    How can anyone respect someone who did what he did to Ring of Fire?

    I don't care if he has the best performance in the history of the world as it would not change my opinion of this guy. That attempt at Ring of Fire was the worst thing to ever come out of anyone's mouth.

    Tonight was ridiculously stupid. Not sure what the judges see in this weirdo, but hopefully him and his makeup won't win!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  151. SUEnTX

    I am well past the age to enjoy the black fingernail polish look that is a part of Adam, but he has the spark. The most charismatic of all the finalists. He really comes across as if he is already a STAR, and not a contestant. He has stage presence, and thanking the band fit right in to that comfort in performance. I really like several of the other singers, but have to admit that none of them has the feel of a WINNER as much as Adam does. He won my respect last week, but he is so skilled at involving his audience ... have to agree that he took me right along with him in tonight's unique performance. He had fun so we had fun. I now think Adam is the "real deal."

    April 1, 2009 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  152. R

    best idol ever! anyone who disagrees doesn't know anything about singing. he is in a league of his own.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  153. Diane

    My favorites this year are Adam (very artistic), Danny (has a lovely tone) and Allison (the rocker). I totally get Adam and yes, he probably is an acquired taste, which means he stands out. Also, since I am an artist, I tend to be drawn to others who step outside the box. I believe Adam can sing any arrangement, more so than the other two, just because of his range...and flair. All of the contestants are talented, however. I tend to agree with the judges on all of their calls. I believe the process is working and the best will be selected. Who will sale the most music? Adam is definitely someone who would keep you interested by his changes. I would buy his album due to his excellence and because there would always be a bit of mystery. One thing for sure, whatever he sings it would be very exciting!

    April 1, 2009 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  154. ashley

    I like Adam, but he is way to theatrical. I think he should stick with the career track he is already on and head to Broadway. I am sure they would welcome him with open arms after his Idol performances.

    April 1, 2009 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  155. ANN

    The best performance tonight, and Adam ROCKS !

    April 1, 2009 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  156. Eric

    I'm a big fan of Adam, but I didn't like him tonight. Concept was good, execution mediocre.

    April 1, 2009 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  157. Randy

    You "haters" are funny... "This guy screams" or "he can't sing" or "he's a freak" or "he scares me" or "I change the channel"??? Lol, you people are obviously tunnel visioned! He hits notes that most people in this WORLD can't even imagine hitting... Oh, Nicole, he DID sing a song LAST WEEK without high note ranges!

    It is amazing how scared people are of someone who is better than they are. He is DIFFERENT than the average 1900-1990 American; that doesn't mean that he is freak. Lol, he will probably join or create a band after Idol and hopefully will put his talents together to form a QUEEN-esk type of career.

    1. Allison
    2. Adam
    3. Kris
    4. Matt
    5. Danny
    *My top five favs..... As of right now!

    April 1, 2009 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  158. ES

    First, there was ELVIS, and now there is ADAM! It's like dejavu, as I was there when Elvis became a sensation, and history is repeating itself again! I felt it when I first heard Adam sing, and he certainly has the good looks, being different, as was Elvis in his time. Adam has a great career ahead of him, whether he wins American Idol or not!

    April 1, 2009 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  159. Jan

    Let's see...American Idol is supposed to be a singing competition, NOT a popularity contest. The contestants are supposed to show their versatility (look it up), their vocal ranges, stage presence and be confident. Looks like Adam has all of that. For those of you who say he only screams, you obviously are deaf. He has an octave range better than the others and changes it up each week. That's what they want! ROFL.....if you don't know that after all of these seasons, why do you watch?
    For those screaming he butchered "Ring of Fire", all I have to say is, it's called changing arrangements and that can only be done with approval by the estate of Johnny Cash ANd it was done that way before by another artist on TV. Oh wait, Chris Daughtry did "Walk the Line". Get over yourselves and get some talent, people. A lot of you wouldn't know a good singer if they were standing in front of you.

    April 1, 2009 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  160. Micah

    he is not creepy.. he isn't the cookie cutter look alike... and his vocals are amazing... he really did well with this song.... the other one that ended it was better in terms of moments... but he did this effortlessly and also he does very well with the arrangements.... brilliant

    April 1, 2009 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  161. Ben Lee

    kk – Adam didn't butcher Ring of Fire. If you want to know what's butchering – Jordan Sparks doing a Chritina Aguilar (sp) on Barbra Streisand's "Woman In Love" – that is BIG TIME butchering and totally UNFORGIVEABLE!

    Ring of Fire is an awful song to begin with (sorry hard core Johnny Cash / country fans) and Adam's take on it albeit based on Dalina's version was paradoxical – weird and awesone at the same time! That performance has propelled him to a unverse of his own in this competition. I share Kara's sentiment this evening – I can't wait to see what Adam will do each week.

    Having said all that, if Adam doesn't become the next American Idol, that's fine – because he is too big for that show! If American Idol is about finding the next mainstream talent – then, Adam's better off making it big in another platform and outsell the person who won!

    His talent – like it or not is undeniable and I think anyone who disagrees is just disagreeing for the sake of loving to be in the minority.

    His take on "Play That Funky Music" – brilliant but I think he can do more with the chorus. I loved his treatment on the verses but when the chorus came – it got "disco" again – it sounded like they didn't have time to overhaul the whole thing. Nevertheless, I'm a fan!

    April 1, 2009 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  162. Sean Serritella

    There's no reason this guy should be in the competition because he's light years better than every one else. It's almost not fair.

    April 1, 2009 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  163. Kristen

    I wish he would cut down on the screaming – it's not Jesus Christ Superstar (though I believe he did perform in that at some point in his stage career). I mean, I love JCS but you can't sing like that during every single song you perform. That said, I still loooove him for Tracks of My Tears and Ring of Fire. I know plenty of people think he butchered Ring of Fire, but I thought it was beautiful and kind of haunting, especially if you close your eyes to block out the theater-level-drama in his facial expressions and movements. It probably helps that I wasn't familiar with that song beforehand. (Sorry, I just never got exposed to Johnny Cash.) It actually took me a little while to get used to the weird mariachi horns of Johnny Cash's version...and then I grew to love that too! Adam is creative, gutsy, and interesting in his musical choices... and I also kind of love that he's flushing out the homophobes in the US!

    April 1, 2009 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  164. candace L

    I love Danny and Lil Rounds, but gotta give respect to Adam. He's definitely the best artist all around.

    He reminds me of Freddy Mercury reincarnated with his boldness to push the envelope. This fool has some serious pipes and will have you leaving a concert on a serious musical high.

    Oh yea – Elvis #2...but with vocals.

    April 1, 2009 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  165. Jess

    Adam sucks! I don't understand why everyone seems to love him? All he does is scream and he's wayyy too dramatic. Every time I watch him I feel like I'm at some corny broadway show. Tonight's performance was like Jesus Christ, Superstar.

    How could Paula even compare him to Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger? That's sooo insulting to both of them! I really want to see Adam go home, but I know it will never happen because everyone seems to love him, and he is clearly the judges number 1. Oh well, if he doesn't win I'm sure Pro-Activ solution will send him some free samples and maybe give him a job as a spokesperson?

    April 1, 2009 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  166. AdamSux

    This freak gives me the creeps. He looks like an alien.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  167. LoveIsAllAround

    Good god, can he do one song without screeching??? Oh yeah, he did last week which is why I liked it. But now he's back to the howling. This guy needs to be fronting a heavy metal band. He was born for it.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  168. Laura

    Adam is the best PERFORMER on American idol ever. His look is part of the whole package, kinda like how the "look" was part of who Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, Elton John, and Prince were. Adam can sing. He has an outrageous look. He is a great performer. His songs are unique and stick in my head. He deserves to be the next American Idol. Regardless of the outcome, he has a bright future.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  169. PKW in N. Ga.

    What can I say? I'm in love! He's uber-fantastic! Every week I wait for his performance, and every week I'm more thrilled! He is a spectacular singer with great range! No one has mentioned the great Phillip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire, but Adam seems to have that kind of octave range. Incredible.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  170. Nails2Chalkboard

    Methinks this guy sounds like nails to a chalkboard. EEEEEEKKK!!

    April 1, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  171. Cindy

    I absolutely Loved his performance tonight!!! I wasn't crazy about the song choice at first but once I heard his version I would have gone out and bought it!

    I love his hair like this. It looks good both ways but this way really shows off the eyes.
    This is the winner of this season! Chris is running second with me but its ADAM all the way!!

    April 1, 2009 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  172. Mark

    It is laughable that someone who writes at a fourth grade level, like Ms. France, would have the audacity to criticize someone with true talent.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  173. laurie

    I love Adam. I think he's gorgeous and talented and if I lived in the U.S. I would vote for him. I also enjoy Danny. The rest..meh. That blondie has to go soon, she is like listening to someone scratch their nails on a chalkboard!

    April 1, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  174. JC

    Adam is an amazing singer and talented performer...and whether you like it or not...he's a star!

    April 1, 2009 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  175. LJ

    CC that was a great comment..."Try to tell me he isn’t the lead singer of the band The Darkness! You remember the song “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”…. just listen to rhythm of my heart. " I couldn't place it until you said it!

    April 1, 2009 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  176. Jim

    Not exactly Mick or Steven material, but pretty good nonetheless.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  177. Delia

    My husband said that the guy who sang "Love is Like A Rock" and "Ah Leah!" from way back when I was like in 1st grade was from Wild Cherry. I thought Adam's song choice was weird, but that's his strong suit - being weird and keeping us off balance. I agree that he's an "acquired taste." He's got the "it" factor going for him and he comes across as almost mysterious in many ways. He's interesting.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  178. TSM

    Simply standing up and singing a song the same as the original, even singing it well, is good karaoke only, not artistry or musicianship. Adam and Kris this week showed not only singing ability but also a knowledge of how music works and were able to change the music itself to fit their strengths and personalities. This competition really shows that not all good singers are also good musicians. Reading Lisa's blog unfortunately also shows that not all music bloggers are musically inclined themselves.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  179. Robert Cochrane

    "All he does is scream" - WTF? Did you not see him singing Smokey Robinson? Smokey's in the audience paying him HUGE respect. I'll take his ears and my own over the rest of the haters here any day. No one's for everyone, but to hate like some are here borders on ludicrous. Pay the man his respect even if you don't dig the act.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  180. Kyla

    can someone please explain why adam is creepy???? anyways, seems like he was taking away some of the theatrics tonight n just trying to enjoy himself. did u see how much fun he was having? good for him! btw, like the hair, but miss his old hair. he should bring it back next week =)

    April 1, 2009 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  181. Melisa

    LET THIS BOY DO WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE BY G&R

    IT WILL BE TELEVISION HISTORY

    April 1, 2009 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  182. Carolyn

    Have been a fan since Ring of Fire. Was not familiar with the Cash version so I youtubed it. I don't mean to be disrespectful, but Cash sounded like a robot compared to Adam. If you have ever seen the film Amadeus, Adam is like Mozart to Cash's Saliere.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  183. Eve

    Adam at least tries to be original. I am tired of the same ole porridge that has been cookie cuttered out of American Idol in past seasons. So if you consider Adam an aquired taste, maybe you should aquaint your pallet.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  184. WATCHIN' N WAITIN'

    I watch AI just to see what Adam is going to do and he constantly suprises me. Great job!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  185. WATCHIN' N WAITIN'

    Loved it...loved him...but hopes he can tone down some of the screeching!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  186. Brent R

    Absolutely amazing – by far the best every week. He is unique and actually puts time and effort in making his few minutes nearly perfect. He works with the band to arrange it just right. The boy is so far ahead and in a league of his own. I love the Ring of Fire – he made it his own – that is the point. He is not trying to be Johnny Cash. Absolute talent! As a 17 year music instructor – they guy has it nailed down. I predict he will be in the top three with a chance to win. No matter what – he is one of the few that will stand out and actually have a career. I look forward to every performance excited to see what he does next – that is a true star and performer! (even the haters will watch to see what he does next.)

    April 1, 2009 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  187. debi

    I'm pushing 50 too and I simply love the guy. He is a performer and a creative genius with a voice that can pull it off. He is a solid personality. It seems like a lot of contestants have a difficult time finding their own originality. Adam is purely original without having to think about it. He is what he is. Either you love or hate him, but he won't bend to try and get love from people. He presents himself "as is". I respect that. And I would pay to see his concert. The guy is entertaining as all heck.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  188. Cato

    As THE purest for that WIld Cherry song....THE purest who plans on having it sung at his funeral.......there was 3 things could have happened with "Play That Funky Music, White Boy".

    1. Karaoke and do the same thing....but no where as good.
    2. Completely FUBAR it.
    3. Take it in a completely different direction, make it more relevant to the times and kick ass with it!

    Adam chose door number 3!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  189. mntnman

    If you can't recognize the talent, you are an I-D-I-O-T!!! You may not like his style, or even his song choice, but he is by far the best pure voice the show has seen in many a day. If he is an acquired choice, fine, but to not recognize the talent suggests the writer may be a little short of talent.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  190. mara

    adm maybe trying to look like Elvis but Elvis he is not. Elvis could really move, had a beautiful incredible voice and was the real thing. Adam is an imtator and slightly creepy. I agree. GO HOME ADAM. QUIT trying to be the reincarnation of the King of Rock and Roll.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  191. lucinda

    A D A M !!!! rocks, people. If you think back to the beginning of the show, you will remember...... he is from Hollywood (my birth place by the way and we can be a little OUT THERE) he has done LOTS of stage plays (you HAVE to do big on a stage so the whole audience gets it) He can sing.... I have loved this kid from the beginning. He IS an all round entertainer, that's it in a nut shell. And for you who get " creeped out " by him, I have to tell you...last year I got the same creeps when David Cook would sing...til he did that amazing rendition of a Michael Jackson song? From that moment on the kid could do no wrong in my eyes and I knew he would win.
    I feel the same why about Adam before and AFTER Ring of Fire. I just know he will win! Way to much talent there and America will see it, get it and vote for it in the long run.
    Keep doing what is true to you Adam, you will go far (why on earth you haven't up to this point is beyond me)

    April 1, 2009 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  192. Chris

    Adam is clearly the best performer. If he doesn't win, it's a travesty.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  193. Sebastian B

    I think that this bloke sounds quite like me back in me Skid Row days. I agree that he can sing like a mutha, but since when is 80s hair bands relevant???

    April 1, 2009 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  194. A. Gargano Mtl. Canada

    Acquired taste, lady you have no taste! Face up to it, he`s the BEST. You know it, I know it, the whole world knows it. And please, don`t even begin to compare to Jagger and Tyler, especially when it comes down to looks, for heavens sake, are you blind and deaf as well!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  195. Jeff

    I think Adam is very talented and interesting and I love funk, but his image was all wrong for the song tonight. You can't have funk without sweat. Adam needed a wilder look to completely pull off the performance. And if he creeps you out, try opening your mind and heart and get over it.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  196. Mark

    Holy moley! Wow! Some may not like his style or exactly what he sings, but no one in the group has vocals like Adam. Tonight was unreal (i.e. "good"). He has control, he's on key, and I think he'll win. He could easily entertain (captivate) a very wide range of people.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  197. Arizona

    Unique, edgy, creative, original...he's all that and more. His respect for and rapport with the band make him a true professional as well. The kid is hot and will go places, and I'm glad I saw him here first.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  198. Carol

    Like Matt, Kris and Adam, don't care much for some of Adams songs he sings

    April 1, 2009 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  199. Hope

    I just so want Adam to go home. He makes my ears bleed and I do not understand the appeal.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  200. Wendy

    Please, tell me that Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger aren't a little creepy! Just becasue they are famous, we don't see it any more. Adam is no more "creepy" than they are. Why is everyone so afraid of "original?" Adam, keep it up! We love you. (Even if you are a little "creepy!")

    April 1, 2009 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  201. RR

    Hate the guy. Always so self indulgent.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Linda Baker

    Adam is a star. Pure and simple.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  203. David

    Did he even sing half the notes? It was as if he screamed half and had the Background Vocalists sing the rest. I wouldn't buy his album at even 90 percent off. He is ridiculous.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Ricky

    Definitely channeling Elvis with those pelvis thrusts tonight. He has bloated old Elvis face on young Elvis body. Can't wait for Elvis week!! (By the way, what is Studio 57? One of "those" clubs?)

    March 31, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  205. orfew

    Adam is a true artist.I have some experience with music and Adam is not just a singer, he interacts as much as possible with the audience, and the band, and he makes interesting and original choices in terms of phrasing and other song components. He seems to understand that there is much more to being a performer than just standing on the stage and opening one's mouth.

    As per an earlier post, I would also like to hear him try something by Freddy Mercury. The legendary singer had a vocal range of three octaves or 3.5 octaves if you count falsetto. Adam also has an impressive range and it would be interesting to hear how smooth he is across different octaves. He seems to jump radically from one to the other (which has been called screaming by some).

    March 31, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Dana

    He's interesting. No doubt about that. But I keep expecting to see drag queens dancing behind him......more of an act at all times, not something I'd buy an album for, but would pay tickets for an entertaining evening....

    March 31, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  207. bjd

    most of the hatred i read about adam lambert sounds more like homophobia than anything else. This guy is amazing, when you can sing that high at full voice with a vibrato its not screaming (we have danny gokey for all the growling and screaming/screeching you can buy). What he has is a gift...yes it's wierd, yes it's a little theatrical...and i can't wait to see what he does next every week cause I have never seen anyone like him. This is entertainment!

    March 31, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Sherry

    This guy is a natural born performer! Loved it! And he can sing, too! LOL

    March 31, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Birdy

    Yummy, decadent, and truly entertaining. He makes me feel young and naughty, just like Elvis 40 years ago.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Jason

    Anyone who doesn't rate Adam Lambert's singing is simply not a singer or musician. I'm a damn good singer but this guy blows me away. Everything he's sung on the show has been outstanding. Ring Of Fire was a masterpiece. He turned a 50 year old country standard into a unique contemporary piece that no country singer could get close to singing. Get a clue people, or go take some music lessons and maybe you'll start to appreciate true talent.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  211. K

    Lisa, you have to go back to music 101. This American Idol season is like a basketball game and Lambert is the only one with arms. He would blow Jagger/Tyler out of the water. Do I like his look? No. Do I like the songs he sings? No. Do I think he has a voice that could make angels cry? Yes. Get it? THE VOICE

    March 31, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Karen

    Adam has not failed my expectations once! I hope the judges keep the save in play to the end (just in case) because there's no way Adam should leave with all his talent,brains,and class in my opinion.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  213. rrf

    anyone who can truthfully say they dont like adam is actually intimidated by his voice, looks, and sexiness..he has an awesome voice and his stage presence is very attention getting. wake up america..here is your next american idol...i predict he will outsell all previous winnners as well...even simon loves the guy!!

    March 31, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Pat

    Adam could sing the phone book and blow all of the other contestants out of the water. Whether he is the next American Idol or not he will have a very lucrative career.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Phil

    I hate every single thing about this freak. He can't sing, he can't dance, and his narcissism oozes through the screen. Send this joke home already.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Brenda

    I think Adam is very talented and will win this year. He is not my favorite but I do think he has the most talent. I also think he is the money maker for them this year. I will not go see any of his concerts or purchase his CDs but he is very talented.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Dan

    The guy is a musical genius. Give him the trophy already and send everyone home. The other contestants aren't even in the same league. It's like watching my kid's pee wee football team playing against the Steelers.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Jerp

    Gah, I can't stand Adam Lambert. I hate his hair, his clothes, and the way he plays to the camera. It's so (as Simon likes to say) indulgent. Sure he has a great voice, but for Broadway. I would never buy an album of his. He seriously gives me the creeps and makes my skin crawl.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Olga

    I didn't like it..i would never buy his CD and hate his style

    March 31, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Brett

    I am no music expert what so ever, but come on people, do we really want a singing competition or a real compeition? There are a lot of great preformers this year with good voices depending on what you like, etc. However, their albums would not really be able to compete with someone like Adam...never ever. He is an original and besides sex, that will sell!!!

    Also, if he is so "bad" as some of you say, then why is he the only one people are talking about again???? Yeah, think that one through as you scroll up and down and notice his name on almost every post...

    You might want to judge the guy for his amazing vocals, maybe hear some other stuff he has done before you judge off of "Ring of Fire" or "Play that Funky Music." He has the things you need to be a successful artist:

    1. People like him and hate him so they'll all be listening, to be proven right or wrong.
    2. He has style
    3. He has class
    4. He definitely is sure of who he is
    5. And lastly, he loves this and does it with everything he has...

    What more can you ask for in a performer...you gotta love the all out way he does it, right???

    Let's not bash these guys and gals so much, but support them for doing great things...it is really something special...

    March 31, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  221. frogmandude

    I grew up listening to groups like Cream, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly and this dude Adam so rocks. Watch all his movements, facial expressions and how he lives and breaths each song he sings. Ring of Fire was awesome with his take on how to sing outside "the box" so to speak. Be the song Adam-Adam IS the song. The dude is AWESOME.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  222. michon fay

    Evidently the guys that really hate Adam don't get what makes sexy – Adam exhibits the same sexuality as Elvis, Jim Morrison & Billy Idol – I do feel Adam has a sexuality that missed the 90's – he will go far – Allison did very well tonight as did Kris – the rest were kind of boring and brought up no emotion to say good or bad. I do feel Adam has a chance to go all the way – I feel it will come down to Adam or Allison.
    PS – Go CNN your blog is way better than Fox (a bit confusing)

    March 31, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  223. LM

    Hot. Brilliant. Unmatched.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Vinny

    i can't stand this idiot... i think it was worst performace of the night... i can't wait till he get's voted off... there's no way this idiot will win this year...

    March 31, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  225. G.Laver

    Adam is in a league of his own. They might as well have ended the show three weeks ago and just given the top prize to him. With his singing ability and theatrical experience, everyone else pales by comparision.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  226. jaque

    he is so righteously awesome it is mind bottling yeah thats right bottling....he's cool

    March 31, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  227. AI Fan

    Adam is the only reason I watch A.I. He is in a league all of his own.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Jim

    I like the fact that he gave props to the backing band, that was very classy...however, this dude needs to do MORE stuff like he did LAST week w/ the smokey robinson song and rely LESS on his one-trick-pony singing of high notes...buddy, we get the fact that you can sing really up there in the high register, now show us something DIFFERENT for pete's sake...

    March 31, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  229. kimberly

    I'm a huge Adam Lambert fan but I'm not surprised so many people hate him. He's different. A lot of people are threatened by different. So he makes you "uncomfortable" and you think he might be "creepy." Okay. But you're sure as heck not going to forget him, either.
    I thought Freddy Mercury and Prince were creepy. They made me uncomfortable, too. But their music is beautiful, incredible, and so UNIQUE. They won't ever be forgotten.
    Just like Adam.
    People thought Madonna was a "freak." Many people felt threatened by Kurt Cobain.
    Get over yourselves. Live and let live. You don't have to watch him if you don't want to. Just leave the voting to us. We'll make sure he's rewarded for being INCREDIBLY TALENTED and ORIGINAL.
    Adam, you rocked it out tonight. Keep it up. I expect to see you in the finals. And then I expect you to put out a killer album.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  230. bt

    How fast can I hit the mute button? Go away already.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Zion

    Dude can howl for sure. He needs to keep it up or he'll look stupid later in the season. Right now he's doing what needs to be done, making songs appear better then they really are. Ring of Fire and Play that funking music are horrible songs. But he makes them sound tolerable. I'd like to see him do a Prince song.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  232. clarissa

    Hes annoying me now.
    😐

    March 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  233. michelle

    This guy will go very far.. He can hit all the high ,low all notes...

    March 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Gee Dub

    I would have to say that Adam Lambert has a lot o Jagger in him....If I had a rock band, this guy would be my lead singer....he plays the part, and he has the tools......this guy is waaaay tooooo good for this show, but I guess you have to get the exposure to move upward in this unforgiving biz.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Scout

    If they want people to watch every week put Adam on last. I couldn't wait to get to his song. All the other eight didn't matter. If Adam isn't the next American Idol I'm going to quit watching AND if it is Hokey Gokey I'll get rid of my TV.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Slainte

    Adam should sing "Bohemian Rhapsody" .... with his range it would sound amazing – he is in a league of his own!!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  237. JJ

    When everyone left work tonight, all we said was "wonder what Adam will sing tonight?" We have never been so into American Idol. The guy hooked me with "Ring Of Fire." Ooooh, he was so sexy and tempting....too bad they told him to clean up his look...now I see the talent, but not that "bad boy sexiness." I still love to watch him, but please bring back that gothic beauty.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Gee Dub

    This guy has it all.....but he's already a professional. Wasn't/Isn't American Idol for the amateurs? In fact, most of these contestants are Pros.....what's that all about? I can sing tooooooo!!!!!! I'm confused.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Sean

    How can you not like Adam. He, Danny and Kris are going to make this a very tough competition, and it's about time. I haven't been half as interested in previous seasons as I am in this one.

    Adam is different and talented. And I know one thing for certain, anyone that knows anything about the "Man in Black" would know he would have loved the creativity Adam brought to that song. Enough said!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Brandon

    maybe not my fav on the hair and makeup, but hands down the best singer this season. Like I said, can't stand the makeup and last years hair, but talent???? Hands down, polished, confident and strong vocals you cant deny. Love him or hate him, you can't say he's not talented and on his way up!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  241. bobbi

    I'm almost 57 and listen to different types of music. Adam is in a league of his own. Don't know if he will win American Idol but I would buy his music or concert tickets. Adam is not just another singer, he is ENTERTAINMENT!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  242. CE

    I love everything this guy has done so far, including Ring of FIre. This is a guy who knows who he is and sure as HELL knows how to sing. I really don't care if he wins. Almost better if he doesn't so the Pop Machine won't control him.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Nicole

    Adam is the only reason I watch AI... Otherwise, it would be a complete snooze-fest without him.

    His vocal range, stage presence and overall performance, whether it's a slow song like 'Tracks of my Tears' or tonight's song, is always outstanding. He is a winner no matter what the outcome of AI is this year.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  244. MoreCriticalThanSimon

    He's original and funky and cool and all that, but somehow this dude just grates on my last good nerve.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  245. C

    Wth? Adam has got to be one of the creepiest individuals on the planet. He should have stuck to the Jagger-esque rocker theme instead of the American Psycho/D3 Coach Bombay theme he's currently demonstrating... disturbing to say the least.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Karen C

    This is your next American Idol

    March 31, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Jack

    Every performance gets better! Methinks he will go to #1 🙂

    March 31, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  248. kk

    I was half way an adam fan until he butchered the heck out of Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire"...You just don't butcher a Cash song like that, it is disrespectful to the Man in Black. My hubby isn't even a fan of country music, and he hated the fact that he screwed that song up like that. GO HOME ADAM!!!!!!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Nicole

    I would like to think that I am very open minded about the contestants on this show, but I have to say that I can not stand this guy!! I turn the channel when he sings along with a few others!! He is a great screamer and he can sing a bit, but I can't see him becoming the next American Idol. I just can't see him having a great solo career!!

    Comparing him to Steven Tyler was a slap in Tylers face!! He's not even close to being as great as him or Mick Jagger!! I thougt that was an awful comparison! Paula Abdul makes some really off the wall comments most days – I don't think people really listen to her advice.

    I also can not stand his hair or the make-up he wears. i understand that we live in the world of Hi Def, but something tells me he would wear that mess on any given day!

    I'd like to see him singa song without all of the screaming...is that possible Adam??

    March 31, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  250. lfy

    I'm a fan of Steve Tyler and Mick Jagger, but to compare Adam to those legends is a disgrace. He's unique, I'll give him that. But not in a good way. He's unique in a creepy way.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Rhonda Dempsey

    It doesn't matter what he sings. Adam is just in a league all by himself. He is a true artist and I can't wait to buy his first album. It's just a matter of waiting now till the end of the shwo.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Tricia

    I think this shows that Adam can make any song interesting. This guy can do no wrong at this point. But I preferred his performance last week.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  253. cass

    thank god i'm not the only one who doesn't "get" adam lambert. he does seem to scream a lot to me...but i could totally see him on broadway. maybe jesus christ superstar.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Pep

    I'm still not a musical genius, but Tom... really? I don't know where you can equate Adam to ANY of those bands except for Aerosmith. But even Aerosmith didn't make things creepy, well... until the 90's.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Ashley

    Actual musicians who watch idol get Adam and can appreciate his gift - even if it isn't what they personally would listen to. That is talent.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Bryam

    Also, I had that haircut a few years ago but cut it off as I was NO LONGER 16.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  257. beth72

    If adam is an acquired taste, i will taste all i can get!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Eileen

    Adam is incredible. I feel like I'm watching history being made. He's gonna be a mega star, and twenty years from now we're gonna look back and say, I remember when he was on a show called American Idol.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  259. lfy

    Another freak show from Adam. Can't figure out how he's got so many people snowed into thinking he's anything but a Las Vegas lounge singer.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Bryam

    Ugh, hate this guy. Wish he knew the emo look went out of style about 3 years ago. His screeches are annoying and he is way too full of himself.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Tom

    Adam is unique, current. I love what he does to songs to make them his own it shows true artistry when you take a song like Play that Funky Music and you bring it into the 21st century with a nice rock twist on it. If you are a fan of Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison rock artistry mixed in a current relevant style of alternative and progressive rock like The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Radiohead... this is what Adam Lambert is all about. Every week we are seeing the emergence of the next new thing in Adam Lambert.....For those that don't understand his uniqueness, open your horizons a little and taste something other then R&B and Country.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Renuka

    This guy is the American Idol if he doesn't lose it to Danny Gokey. But Adam Lambert is what the show and performing is all about! Go Adam!!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Lynne-Montreal

    Adam,
    Apart from being Sexy, Handsome, Raw and talented- you entertain us and I thank you for that!!!!!
    I would love to hear you sing QUEEN ! Wow, what a performance that would be!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Pep

    I just love how many of you commenting are apparently music experts. I'm going to admit right now that I'm not. I have been pulled into Idol this season because my wife likes to watch and I enjoy spending time with her.

    Let me start by saying that just because Adam can slaughter (yes I said SLAUGHTER) songs does not mean he is any more genius than the other contestants. Pure genius comes from bands like Coldplay, Radio Head, Beck, Wilco, even Guns N' Roses (Axel is who I think Adam sounds exactly like, and I don't like Guns N' Roses), and many indie rock bands and older rock and pop bands. By this, I mean, it is music that is made by the band and sang by the band (a.k.a not manufactured to sell to teens and tweens) with real meaning. Music today, with Idol's contribution, is following a certain formula for success to sell more music. Not that it's entirely bad, but it really dilutes the true talent and "genius."

    However, I think his style tonight was a million times better than his usual tight-leather and unisex hair. Am I alone in this, or is there anyone out there that just despises Adam's regular hair to the point that I didn't like him from day one?

    Seacrest OUT!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Michael

    Lisa Respers France seems a bit staid. Someone mail a picture of a box to her. In the caption below, ask her to step outside it.

    This metaphor was brought to you by someone who wishes CNN would assign this particular task of judging and writing snippets about the American Idol contestants to someone that has an open mind.

    My guess is that Lisa France's VCR clock is blinking.

    Yes, I believe she may still have one. Blinking.

    Adam rocked it out.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  266. sk

    For all of you who don't like Adam because he is "weird" and "makes you feel uncomfortable": get over it!!! Wonder why you feel so threatened ...
    enjoy the incredible voice and shut up. Or go an buy some Christmas Carols performed by a wholesome white six year old girl.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Zazu

    Adam is extremely creative. When I heard he was doing "Play that funky music" I thought Oh no, no, no,no! I couldn't have been any more pleasantly surprised. The arrangement and performance were stellar. Adam Rocks!!!!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Kim

    Some of the best musicians were "screamers" 🙂 I find him to be original, creative, entertaining, and consistent.
    "Goofy" and "freak"? If someone doesn’t like his music that’s fine, but labeling him or anyone based on appearance is wrong and small minded.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  269. KarenB, central Florida

    when all the others have faded into fuzzy memory, one will still rock!
    Adam Lambert. Every generation has a legend or two... he'll be the next one. If he isn't, it will only be because he doesn't want it. I'm 67 and seen a lot come and go. How many of the wannabe's will be no more than a "who?" later on?

    March 31, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Nadia

    I think Adam is a terrific singer and very entertaining to watch. His presence on stage is spectacular. And he has unprecendented vocal ability (for Idol that is). Would love to go to his concert one day. This is a Performer.

    So I can't agree with the "pompadour" comment at all. Lisa, I feel that you are rooting for an underdog Kris because he so nice, charming and non-threatening but Kris actually sounded a lot like the original singer, except he changed the melody a bit... While Adam has a completely unique sound. He works very hard and it shows. Just because it looks effortless, does not mean it is. He is very focused and the confidence that he displays is not pompadourish, it just comes from within.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  271. samantha

    AMAZING!!!! he brings something new to the show every week. cant wait until he releases a CD. hopefully, he'll win. 🙂

    March 31, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Alison

    I don't understand the Adam love – he's not that amazing. He's very talented but he belongs on Broadway or some other type of theater – not American Idol

    March 31, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Victoria

    I am also pushing 50 and have always loved all types of music. This guy is talented. When I heard what he was going to sing, I thought uh-oh. How wrong I was!! That was a great rendition and I would download it myself. Just great. I would also compare him to Prince. Just doing what he does whether anyone likes it or not because he knows there is an audience out here for him.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Contrarian

    Adam is the most memorable singer on the show since Fantasia Barrino.

    He would make a great rock album (with edge). But perhaps that's too freaky for American Idol.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Moe

    Freaky and very hard to watch!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Cindy

    Adam is by far the most talented; there is no doubt and anyone who says other isn't well trained to listen to the tones, notes, inflections, etc. Adam can pretty much do anything with his voice. He is more theatrical than I prefer, he could easily just sing a song without some of the BS, but he's superb. It's possible that he is the best singer American Idol has ever had.

    Russ said Meatloaf and Russ, I said that last week – Adam can be a Meatloaf type, but he can also demonstrate tenderness and slow it down.

    I was stunned with Ring of Fire and thought he was unbelievable. It was so original and so fantastic and you know, if it wasn't, that would be ok. Why? Because Adam is willing to take the risks.

    The high notes – what about the low notes? His range is astonishing.

    But yea, I'd like to see the screaming cut down a bit. He really doesn't need it – his voice can stand alone.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  277. sunnyinfla

    This guy can do no wrong with the judges and i just don't get it. I find him really dorky and annoying!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  278. RL

    Paula was right. In the first week, many said he reminds them of Steven Tyler. Adam is going to have a great music career.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Mindy

    Love him or hate him, the guy is easily the most interesting person on the show!!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  280. pb

    HUGE fan, but tonight's the first night I haven't wanted to watch the TiVo over, and over, and over, and over ... and over.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  281. karuna

    Who cares? He will sell!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Jbak

    I don't even like the "punk" look that Adam has, but there is something good about that boy. He can hit notes that I did not know existed. And the performance tonight, WHAT!!! That was totally freakin awesome. That boy would put on a GrEaT concert, I would definately buy a ticket!!!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Mini

    Wierds me out when he wears his hair pretentiously 'rocker chic!
    But no doubt...I'll be heading to iTunes... again!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  284. milton

    Adam is pure genius and the judges know it. Whether he wins or not is irrelevant. There has never been anyone on Idol even close to this kid.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Ang

    Just think about whose songs you actually remember from week to week: it Adam Lambert. He makes the indelible mark. The others, with the exception of Allison are fleeting thoughts. Who know what they sang last week or the week before. But even if you didn't like Adam's rendition of Ring of Fire, you remember that he sang it. And you remember that he sang Michael Jackson's Black and White. You can't deny the sensational performance of Tracks of My Tears. Adam is a star, even if you don't like him.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  286. PjC

    I cannot stand this guy. I despise everything about him. He can't sing, but he can scream. He is creepy looking and Tammy Faye Baker does not wear as much make up as this guy. I cannot understand why people like him so much.
    GO HOME NOW!!!!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Jay

    Scott, you're one man on an island here in hating Adam...I think you actually must have a secret crush on him based on how overly negative you write in several posts....Paula is correct – Adam reminds me every bit of Steven Tyler

    March 31, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  288. yolonda

    You guys really make me laugh. This guy is a joke. Even if he wins idol, he will never make it as a ligitimate artist. He is really fake and all the screaming is getting annoying. Gookey or Lil, even Matt would make a better idol.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Ang

    Adam is ADAM and he is pure genious. Adam is leaps and bounds ahead of the others. He was clever enough to acknowledge the band. He has what it takes to be an enduring artist. He is distinguishable and he had guts to be who he is despite those who may not understand him. ADAM is THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL!

    Allison was very, very good as well. Loved Chris and Gokey. I thnk Lil and Megan are done. Anoop is probably close to being done as well.

    No matter what, Adam WILL get a recording contract.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  290. RL

    Adam is in his own league, and he packs in so much entertainment into one song. The other singers can only hope to come in second.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Adam Is The Next Idol

    The author of this blog knows little or nothing about music. Even if you don't like Adam's 'screaming like a girl' or his crazy look, he has the musical genius it takes to to twist a song around, keep it entertaining, in tune and ALIVE! Even at his worst, you can't take your eyes off of him.

    I don't know any other contestant who can do that.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Russ

    I'm pushing 50 and listen to every type of music (no opera please) and American Idol has never heard the likes of Adam Lambert. The boy can sing!!! Bet he would sound good singing Meatloaf.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  293. David

    I'm not his biggest fan, but his version tonight was rocking. I agree with you that "Ring of Fire" was the weirdest thing ever on Idol. But he keeps rocking out week after week. He is quickly becoming my favorite.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Gigi

    Really, Lisa? Really? How many times can you say "really"?

    March 31, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Brianna

    HE IS AMAZING! idk what to say! yeah sure his hair looks better the other way but he's still gorgeous! i love his voice! he needs to win..
    too bad he's GONNA WIN!!
    it's just like last year we all knew david was gonna win and the other david would be the runner-up, adams gonna win and danny's gonna be the runner up! i can just see it!!,
    LOVE HIM!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Katey

    I don't appreciate Paula's comments either. Adam doesn't make watching idol fun b/c there isn't any surprise at who's going to win. Every week I tune in hoping that someone will out-do him or he'll totally bomb......each week: disappointment.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Donovan

    This guy is the man-bottom line

    March 31, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  298. DL

    Enough said with the earlier comment – corny. Weird! That is all that I have to say. I don't understand what all of the craziness is about this guy. He doesn't stand out.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  299. cat

    Adam and Allison are the only 2 reasons I tune into this...Adam is miles above everyone else in talent and showmanship. What's not to get. Maybe if you don't "get" Adam you ought not to be blogging a singing competition.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Scott

    This guy is horrible. I don't get what all the fan-fare is about. He's just a screamer with a high range. He's a freak and I've never been made so uncomfortable by anyone else on Idol...ever. Heck, even that weird dude this season that was dressing up all goofy with the headband and all was more tolerable than this guy.

    Get rid of him already, he's corny and can't sing at all. And, Paula's comments just proved how out of touch she is with the world. Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger....what? Really? What drugs is she taking and where can I get some?

    March 31, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Ric Shaw

    Ladies and gentleman...your next American Idol. Hands down.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Mr. Bill

    The guy freaks me out, a lot.....but he can wail. Plus, the only singer that pays tribute to the band. Guess who the band supports??????? Very glad that he wears the pompadour instead of what he originally wore...
    Great pipes. Heads and tails above the rest tonight.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Elsie

    I did not like it.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Slainte

    BRILL ... love everything he does, great performance and he should win the whole thing!! (the new hair style has got to go)

    March 31, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Divad

    Someone wrote that they couldn't wait for Adam. He's my favorite too. But come on, Wild Cherry? I'm glad that he didn't audition with that.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  306. CC

    Try to tell me he isn't the lead singer of the band The Darkness! You remember the song "I Believe in a Thing Called Love".... just listen to rhythm of my heart. Crazy, crazy guy.

    Last week he was good but he still creeps me out a little. Looks like the character in Legend of Zelda.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Bob S

    Darn you, Adam. I thought I would not be spending any money on iTunes this week. But, you went ahead and blew me away. $.99 out the window, again. You are the next American Idol.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  308. roz

    HOT HOT HOT. I love his hair this way, his eyes.... He is gorgeous. Oh yeah, and he can sing!!!!

    March 31, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Yo-yo

    I'm not sure what you don't get about him. He's genius.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  310. DEMJ

    The second coming of Elvis. This dude is already a star, hand him his trophy already.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  311. la la

    Wow! Very original. Entertaining. Hate the hair.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Scott

    I was hoping he would sing one song in which he didn't scream like a girl! Well, there's always next week.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  313. LZ

    Another winning song from Adam, but he looks like Elvis tonight.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |

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