April 21st, 2009
08:55 PM ET

Top 7 Part Two: Adam Lambert can do no wrong

Adam is back to the "clean-cut sans guyliner" look and I dig it.

Adam Lambert

His version of "If I Can't Have You" was, dare I say it, sweet.

The word "brilliant" is thrown around and for the first time Paula says something that I agree with in that she predicted he will be in the finals.

I am really, really enjoying watching Adam these days. I don't always love what he does to a song but that fact that dude is a star cannot be denied.

Simon gets a "Booooooo" for saying he thought Adam was going to sing Donna Summer. Do not underestimate the Lamb!!!


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  1. Gear Knobs

    i would always be a fan of the TV Series samantha who, it is really very funny ;-,

    December 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Allison

    I can't stand his overly dramatic screeching. If he does it on one song every now and then, fine. But every song? COME ON!! He is totally a one-trick pony and he needs to leave. He is not, nor will ever be a pop or rock star. He needs to go back to Broadway, where he belongs.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sue

    I cannot stand his high pitched SCREAMING..danny is the real winner!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sheryl

    First of all, I'll have to say my fav is Allison and I'm 55. I guess she would be since P!nk is my fav female singer. I'm not an Adam groupie.
    He does have a 'pretty' voice when he's not screeching, but in all honesty I don't think he should be on a show that's supposed to be for amateurs.
    He's too theatrical and should be on broadway or stay in the theater. IMO
    I'm not saying he doesn't have talent. I just can't get connected to him. Also, he reminds me nothing of Elvis. Liberace...maybe...LOL! I can't believe no one on Idol has told him he needs to stop gasping. Instead of hearing him catching his breath my hubby & I hear him gasp like he's about to have an asthma attack or something. That is annoying. I may be old, but not a fuddy-duddy. I listen to Pink, Flo Rida...etc..etc..and not a country music fan. Rock, pop, hip hop, techno and blues are my style. It also is a turn off when the judges go ga ga over Adam. It may not be his fault, but it's still irks me.

    April 30, 2009 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. nichole

    Ryan, I have noticed that too! It really annoys me. His voice is NOT what I want stuck in my head when I go to bed! I really can't stand his voice...and he needs to keep his damn tongue in his mouth when he screams.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ryan

    Is it just me or does Lambert get to close out every show? Talk about a slight advantage; the judges are all over this dude.

    I can think of at least three or four times Lambert has gotten to be the last singer of the night. how is the order picked?

    April 29, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. ohioadamfan

    whatever he could be the next Cher or Madonna, or Prince, or even better,,,,, ADAM!!!!

    April 23, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Greg

    What you people don't realize is, although the guy has talent and may win this, he'll never be a star. The only place for a voice like that would be in some sort of heavy metal band (eg. guns n roses, iron maiden, etc.) and because he is openly gay (not that there is anything wrong with that), he could never pull it off.

    If he tries to put out some sort of solo album it will fail miserably.

    The only ones that may have a career after this season are Allison and Kris and I'm not really a fan of either. This season has been a bit disappointing for me. I actually think Alexis Grace got voted off way too early and had more potential than any of them.

    April 23, 2009 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. stardust

    I think Adam Lambert is going to be this years American Idol. He is just a fantastic performe. I watch the show just to see him perform. He is versatile and has so much talent. I am excited to see where his career is going.

    April 23, 2009 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. perly

    everybody can learn how to play instruments but not an innate superior vocals like adam has. he is a true talent others in the group struggles with high notes except him. i want him to win the crown because he is the only one who deserves it! i love you adam no matter what they say!

    April 23, 2009 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joy

    Paula said it....Adam walks in the path of greatness. Love him or hate him, you will talk about him. I wonder how Adam feels? He is something different from what America has seen on all the season's of AI...the person that just has "IT". Adam Lambert will be here, talked about, listened to, watched, and loved for many years to come.
    I hope he really is as he seems, humble and appreciative, along with his natural talent. I hope his family and true "before" friends help to keep him grounded. He and the people closest to him have known how amazing he is and were just waiting for the rest of the us to realize this too. Stay grounded Adam, don't let all of this "go to your head". Then when the names, Elvis, Johnny and Freddie are mentioned, the name Adam will truly belong there. Learn from their life mistakes, stay humble...please. It makes great talent so much easier to love. And if not, don't show it in public...lol. Thank you for making AI so much better to watch and listen to this season. Keep voting for Adam!!!!

    April 23, 2009 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. JiraCandyCore

    ADAM LAMBERT will not win american idol. AMERICAN IDOL WILL WIN ADAM LAMBERT <333

    *go adaam!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. wendy

    guy straight does it matter adam is brilliant i live in australia wish i could vote, I wish i could buy his cds now i record american idol and i replay adam singing all the time his has the best voice again his brilliant . Adam when you win please make certain that have a concert
    down under as i will be there brilliant------------

    Go Adam

    April 22, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. laura

    i remember way back during the auditions. The very first time I saw Adam, it was like–WOW!!–

    He just has this quality, like he has a light around him.

    He has 'IT".

    April 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Deb - True Southern Girl

    GO AHEAD AND NAME HIM THE WINNER TONIGHT! I would love to watch the remaining shows with only Adam performing. Every time he sings...I want more and more...don't want it to end. He is truly extraordinarily remarkable!

    April 22, 2009 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Laura

    Adam was great on disco night. He is very talented and I could see him doing a sold out concert.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Maxine Harris

    I just turned 60. When Adam sings I feel like a teenager again!

    April 22, 2009 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  18. randy in nc

    well if u grew up in the 80's and remember journey with steve perrys voice and aerosmith and heck guns and roses i think maybe u could really appreciate adams voice his range is unreal , the guy is amazing because he can take a song we have all heard and sing it his way and wow all of a sudden its like a song you just heard for the first time not many artist can do that and get away with it , gotta give the guy props he is definantly already a star to me and i cant wait to see what he does on his first album

    April 22, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sara

    Well... Adam sure does cause a scene doesn't he? People LOVE him...and people hate him. Theatrical? Sure...but it will sell because he's one of the most talented people to hit the stage. You might hate him, but if you really find no talent in him, then you're either tone deaf, you prefer a sloppy sounding voice such as Britney Spears and Weezer (these artists might not have a pure and beautiful sound...but they're still talented...and their sound does not require a pure voice so they are not seaking it out), or you might not be a fan of the male falsetto...or you're a little homophobic. Everyone has different tastes and is everyone is going to like a different sound...but it doesn't mean that an artist has no talent or isn't a great performer just because you don't like their style. The majority of people making records these days have talent in their own way....their success depends soley on people have different tastes in music.

    As for me...I've had 14 years of musical training (voice, instrument, & ear training) and I can tell you now that Adam has one of the most talented voices out there. Even if I didn't like his style I would still recognize that his talent is extreme. So...some may not enjoy his voice and style...but you're ignorant if you cannot see that he is leagues beyond the other contestants. You're ignorant if you mistake his falsetto as screeching. Simon isn't an idiot...there's a reason why his opinions are the most respected. He knows what he's talking about. If Adam doesn't win...it will not hurt his future. You may not buy his album...but there are many who will and you not buying it, will not hurt him.

    Adam reminds me of Freddie Mercury (lead singer of Queen)... A LOT... Freddie was very theatrical, and way ahead of his time. People loved Freddie or they hated Freddie...but he's a VERY respected artist to this day and most recognise him as one of the most talented musicians in history. If Freddie were alive today...he would think highly of Adam. If Johnny Cash were alive today...he may not prefer what Adam did to the song (and he might have loved it too), but Johnny was a musician and had respect for other musicians. He would have acknowledged that the twist that Adam put on "ring of fire" was artistry.

    April 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. fred

    he sounds constipated to me,what a drama queen

    April 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Deb

    Good Job once again Adam! Very beautiful rendition of the song! I was touched very deeply by it. You are quite the hunk too.... You looked fantastic. Crazy Hair! Oh mY! Sorta Frankenstein, VAmpirish... Don't know about that??? Crazy and fun though! What the Heck......?
    I'm looking forward to more songs from you. Thanks for the great entertainment each week!

    April 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Edea Baldwin

    What Adam Lambert does week after week is pour every cubic centimeter of his soul possible into every note. His ability to invest each song with so much emotional content is extraordinary. I am amazed to see how he reinvents himself again and again, yet remains true to himself as a performer. I like two other contestants a great deal, but my ultimate vote goes to Lambert for being a consummate showman.

    April 22, 2009 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Barbara

    It doesn't matter if Adam wins, he will be a star!! I've heard that some people say he sounds like Freddie Mecury from Queen. I always thought that too. I love all kinds of music and Adam fills a void that's been missing in the music industry for a while now. I love what's currently on now all the R&B and Rap Mixes BUT we need someone who can rock too!!

    April 22, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Paul Miami

    Wow, you Adam haters seem to be putting a lot of time and effort into trashing him. Next thing you know, someone is going to say that they think he is going to molest there young children. I'm all about different opinions, but when the negative opinions sound like a personal attack, it's clear that the person judging is not coming from the right place. It's just mean spirited and sounds very insecure.

    April 22, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. dp

    RE: Sasha – "I can’t stand his panting/heavy gasps for air. Does anyone else notice it??"

    Yes, I have noticed that before. So he does have one thing he can work on. Everything else is pretty much flawless though..

    April 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Candy C

    Adam you nailed it again. This guy can sing anything. He is by far the best ever like I've said all along. The only thing is Adam stay away from country music. You will SOON BE VERY FAMOUS !!! LOVE YOU!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Lynda

    I personally can see Adam as the new Danny in the Broadway's musical of "Grease". I just "cannot" see him as a recording artist. He has more of a talent for theater. Yes, there were a couple of weeks where he totally blew me away, but when he sang that Johnny Cash song, I was "Oh noooooo. My ears are bleeeding". It was totally horrendous. And then he goes and sings "If I can't have you". I was about to shove my foot through my TV screen. I thought it wasatroscious.
    Yes, he was a very melodic voice, and he can hit the high notes, but I just can't see him recording a CD, and making a bundle off of it ........... Just my opinion yet again!

    April 22, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Joi

    Adam is a GR8 candidate for a Vegas performer......if you would enjoy listening to him from Florida.....he screams like a banshee!!! and Looks like a vampire!

    April 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  29. surrenda

    Danny is the man! For those who think that he can’t sing. You must be drunk or under the influence of some kind of drug. What makes him wayyyy better then Adam is the fact that Danny hits all aspects of vocal range. All Adam can do is sound like a brokedown version of a young Axel Rose… Ahhhh, that’s all he does week in and week out… Danny gets my vote…

    April 22, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Mandy

    I disagree with those who think Adam's theatric style is going to work against him. He knows he's theatrical... that is his background. However, he believes there is a place in today's music for that because there are many female artists (lady gaga, britney spears) whose shows are all about theatrics. Open your mind people!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  31. STC

    This song was originally recorded by Yvonne Elliman, not Donna Summer! Originally written by the Bee Gees.

    Anyway, another brilliant and heartfelt performance. He is amazing in so many ways - his vocal range, delivery, stage presence, humility, grace are just a few. He will go far in life, no matter what people say.

    April 22, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  32. SoxFan

    This kid is good enough to record an album right now. I was also impressed that he gave credit to the arranger of the song last night. Shows some class which seems to be rare these days.

    April 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  33. IdolMania

    Adam Lambert will take the next Idol crown ~ Rock the house down Adam!

    April 22, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Z

    Adam is a great singer, but he is not a solo act. He belongs on Broadway or fronting a glam band. Even if Adam does win look at Idol history...none of the men that won have had successful singing careers.

    Kris did the best by far last night. Lil and Anoop will most likely go home tonight.

    April 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Justin DQ

    Eveybody is different. Nobody can please everyone. Of course some won't like Adam, even hate his singing; but for me, he is the true artist. He will make his mark on the show, and the rest will be forgotten very soon. Trust me, you will remember who is Adam Lambert. Just to prove it, you're sending your comments on this page 🙂

    April 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  36. LS

    Okay, the judge's statements about "finding themselves" as artists. What type of artist is Adam? He changes his persona EVERY WEEK! Is he a rocker, Clark Kent, Elvis, Boy George or just plain weird? He has a nice voice, when he isn't screaming. Not sure who he wants to be when he grows up?

    April 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Lea

    Lin – Adam is no Smokey Robinson, &, yes, there are those of us who enjoy rock music without the screeching. I do admit that he has had several memorable performances including last evening's.

    Lucinda – we can complain because this is a "free country," & if we don't like something, we can actually voice our opinion.

    Paul Miami – Don't like Adam as much as so many of you do, what with his screeching every son, and, believe it or not, I voted for Obama!

    April 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Raillan

    Adam Lambert is much better when you put the volume on mute. I have had it with his theatrics which are more suited for broadway, and not the radio. However, he can seem to do no wrong with the judges; whether or not he wins, I'm pretty sure I will never hear his voice again in my life. Thank God for mute buttons, and the ability to change radio stations if I even think the voice is his. Whether or not one wins American Idol is not a barometer for how successful you will be. Remember Taylor Hicks? America voted for him but didn't buy his music. Remember Chris Daughtry? America did not vote for him but he was very successful. Remember Jennifer Hudson? America put her at 7th place, and she went on to win a Grammy and an Academy award. So winning means nothing, really.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Malori

    adam and kris won the night. i must admit that kris has grown on me. at first, i thought people were only voting for him cause he was a pretty face but he has real talent. he does every song in his own version. i thought, with it being disco night, that it was going to go over horribly but i was suprised. a couple of the songs could have passed for current. i think simon was right, i think tonight will be the last time we see lil, and she’ll be taking anoop with her. they both can sing but neither are original and keep picking weird songs just cause they think it will please the judges. they should have picked songs that showed who they are and what they can do.

    i stil with my main top four still which is adam, allison, danny, and kris.

    also, the way i see it, i think the ai winner should be someone who is not only talented and exciting but that you’d wannna see in concert. like last year, between the 2 davids, i would rather of seen david cook in concert [which i have and he is amazing].

    with this years group, i think adam, allison, and kris would have the best record sells and concerts. i loved danny in the beginning but he is starting to bore me.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Robert - Hollywood CA

    Adam is the only reason my family and friends tune in to AI week after week. He has mad talent and like the judges pointed out time after time Adam is in a league all by himself.

    Whether you love him or hate his performances, each performance is both memorable and water cooler topics every week. Many compared Adam to Elvis, which is a true compliment. Bear in mind even Elvis had much critics (remember his nick name Elvis the pelvis) and look what a mega star Elvis turned out to be, and what a phenomenal music career. To those Adam haters, get a life. There are many of us Adam fans who will support him and don't feel the need to go around trashing other AI contestents that you may prefer.

    All my friends who work in the music business agree that Adam will be incredibly successful after AI, whether he wins or not is a moot point . All of us can't wait to buy his CDs.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Maxine

    I am sick of Adam and I don't get it, he was awful and yet even Simon applauded him. He sucks. I am not watching any more.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Caligirl

    Adam is amazingly beautiful as a performer and it is clear that he is a confident, compassionate and a very talented young man. I feel compelled to chime in because of the mean spirit of some viewers. What is really up with that? I think we all know. Are we afraid to "idolize" someone a little different again? This is getting old, my friends. Wishes for peace and prosperity, Adam.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Sea Siren

    Adam is amazing! I love watching Adam perform! He is the reason I watch AI, I always look forward to what he is going to sing and what look he is going to rock. Some of the other contestants are good, but he is a true artist!

    April 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  44. laura

    Simply put, of theis group and perhaps all prior AI finalists, who would you pay to see in concert? Kelly, Carrie....and Adam...by a faar margin over these other 2! This boy has talent!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Chickenhawk

    Can't help but chuckle at those who think Adam screeches. You're either tone-deaf, biased or envious because rarely does American Idol have a singer with this range, control and tonal quality. Guess you all think Robert Plant, Steve Perry, Mick Jagger, Jon Bon Jovi, and Axl Rose scream too. And look what it did for them. Rock on Adam! You've breathed new life into this show.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Dennis

    Considering the wide variety of musical tastes that are out there, it isn't surprising that Adam (or any of the contestants) cannot please every one in the country. For those that do not like him, there are still six other contestants. For those of us that enjoy his performances, we can revel in what he brings each week. Win or lose, the music industry is big enough to support a talent like Adam and many others that I may not care for. Thankfully we can still choose for ourselves.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Bob

    Okay, look ... all you screaching and screaming people ... it's called singing. Or as Simon would say Sing-Ging. For years, I've always wondered why no one else every emerged who had that Freddie Mercury (Queen) sound. And voila, here he is. The guy would bring down the house if he sang 'Somebody To Love.' But not just Ready-Freddie (who apparently Adam shares more in common with than pipes - and so what if he does?); remember your Deep Purple - Ian Gillan. Gillan lso played Jesus of Nazareth in the original production of "Jesus Christ Superstar." I'd bet Andrew Lloyd Webber (who did last season) would die to hear Adam sing something from that. Oh, and Brian Johnson from AC/DC. Maybe not ubiquitous cups-o-tea for everyone ... but please, let's not question their vocal abilities any of them (including Adam).

    So no screaching ... just sing-ging. And magnificent at that. I agree with Randy that this is the best 7 of any top 7 in the show's long history. But Lil (Little?), Matt, and Anoop gotta-go-gotta-go most riki-tik. And I'm afraid Danny's heart-wrenching story isn't going to be good enough to boost him beyond his voice/style/appearance, despite the softballs he gets pitched from the judges. I don't get Allison (just a slightly better singer than the chick last year with the Bride of Frankenstein hair) - but I do get they're trying to ensure it's not an all-boy final 4. It's Adam and Kris. And if it's that, it's no competition at all (bow to Adam).

    April 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Lynda

    I can see Adam doing Broadway, not become the next pop-idol. His performance is more theatrical looking to me. Sorry, but that is my opinion.........

    April 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  49. JJ

    I hate this guy...If this was a screaming contest he would win hands down. The way the judges swoon for him makes me want to throw up...I hope Danny wins...far more deserving. Anyone but Adam win, PLEASE!!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Daphne

    The next American Idol!!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  51. angela

    He sucks! What more really needs to be said. Not one song has been sung where he hasnt screeched sometime in it. Not even a slow one. So sad. Seeing just how many have become brainwashed into liking him really makes me realize how sorry America has become. Lets just hope there are a enough of us "common sense" folks out there to get this idiot voted off.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Wanda

    Adam is a dream! He will definitely win Idol. He brings people of all kinds together. My sister voted Palin, I voted Obama-we see things differently. But, on Adam Lambert-we can agree–he is the best singer on the show. THere is really no competition.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Robyn

    Oh Yeah!!! Yet another shrieking/scratching/screaming performance from Adam this week. Yawwwwwnnnn...it's getting OLD!! Anyone that says that he is unique and original each week is crazy......it's the same old thing, different song. Starts off kind of nice....sometimes soft only to grow into a screaming frenzy that almost makes my ears bleed, seriously!! Enough! God I wish he'd go home..........Go Danny!!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  54. dona

    OMG! I have never watched AI before. THen came Adam Lambert! He is the best singer I have heard in a long time. At 45, it takes a lot to inspire this old lady. But, Adam has me melting every week. I can't wait to see what he will sing and find myself playing it over and over all week. Chris would be a good second place. I heard Adam has been helping him with is arrangements. THey were BFFs at the Baseball game and several other events lately. Go Adam!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  55. dr idol

    Carol – I recommend medical attention for the chills you are experiencing from Adam's performance.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  56. johnnyz

    Okay so here I am at 57 years of age writing on a blog that is current and clearly becuse of my age I'm so out of touch with music today it isn't funny. I didn't watch AI previously because I thought it to be garbage. Those of you who dis Adam really seem more green with envy of what he can do in performance because your preferences for the other lack lustre performers. The other contestants who I include in the real talent pool are Alison and Kris, That's where it ends. Danny, Anoop, Lil,Matt – sure they can sing but I wouldn't buy any of their music because they don't do anything that sets them apart from a tribute band . If Johnny Cash had sung Ring of Fire the way Adam did I might have a copy today. Not to put Cash down. It wasn't relevant for me as I'm not into C&W but I could relate to Adam's version. I do listen and enjoy a diverse selection of artists including Cold Play, Flo Rida as well as Led Zepplin, U2, Bob Dylan. The other of the group of seven on AI really don't have star appeal to me.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Rodney Dallas TX

    I don't watch American Idol because once Melinda Doolittle was "voted" off, I knew the whole thing was a set up. They are looking for the young not the best singer. As far as Adam goes, I caught his rendition of "Mad World" on youtube and thought it was awesome. As far as the "guyliner". Dude, your wearing make-up. Call it what you want but it's still make-up and it's an embarassment to gay men everywhere. There are enough stereotypes out there about gays without you adding to the pot. Lose the make-up sissy boy!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  58. janine c

    ADAM IS GREAT> I would not tune into American Idol if it were not for him. He can always do a cross country Elvis tribute if nothing else works out. Check out the Ryan Pelton site. This could be ADAM!!!!!!!

    Love you ADAM!!!!!!!Like you in suits a lot better!!!!!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Sasha

    I can't stand his panting/heavy gasps for air. Does anyone else notice it??

    April 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  60. surrenda

    Judges ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME!!! THIS GUY SSSSSSSSSSSUUUUUUUUXXXXXXXXX!!! All he does is hit the same high note every week . He should have been voted off when he tried to sing Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash and last night was BORING AS HELL!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Carol

    looks to me like someONE who hates Adam has alot of different
    "names" to post with. I see thru you!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  62. KD in Houston

    For the record I think Adam is a great performer but i could not imagine listening to him on a CD. I could only listen to him if i was WATCHING him perform.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  63. Adam chills

    those chills are fomr the high pitch whine coming from Adam, not from truly great singing!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  64. OVER Adam

    I agree with what others have said on this post. I'm so OVER Adam! I was never really that into him because of his tendency to do that high note stuff every time. But then when he started singing songs for more dramatic effect than actual singing content I started to want to throw up...ugh....

    and i agree: Kris is really the one who is shining at this point!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  65. In the middle...

    It seems as though folks either love or hate Adam. Color me as the ONE person who is in the middle.

    I think he has mega talent, and can sing right next to the best of the best, but then I think perhaps he would do better live – rather than cutting albums. I feel as though he is "acting" all the time he's on stage. Even when I'm enjoying the fact that he stays humble and is the only person who credits the band and others... I still feel as though it's an act. Thus the stage presence. I don't think I'd enjoy just putting the headset on and listening to an album.

    That being said, he's very talented – and quite good looking – and unless Kris gets the votes he deserves, Adam will most likely win this thing this year.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  66. jp

    Adam is flirting ryan, the way he looks at ryan both before and after his performance esp the way he said "if i can't have you"....:P

    April 22, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  67. Nacho

    While this performance didn't hit me as much as "Mad World," it was still quite awesome. Good on you, Adam! Can't wait to see you in the finals! 🙂

    April 22, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  68. Adam whines his songs

    I am happy to read that others are bothered by Adam's high whiney vocals. He's not a "bad" singer, but he is very affected and he is always too dramatic. How is it that Paula and almost everyone else are awlays so suckered by him every performance?

    I've read that Adam has had experience in professional broadway shows and the like. This makes sense because he clearly knows how to "perform", it's just too bad that he whines all the time....he is totally annoying!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  69. Carol

    Adam is the best, I get chills no matter what he sings

    April 22, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  70. Adam is NOT all THAT

    People, get your heads out of your you-know-whats!

    Adam whines all of his songs. He's had many years of perfecting his performing skills and yes, he can "sing" if that's what you like to hear....but no thanks, Adam is totally annoying to listen to and to watch.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  71. Adam who?

    It's refreshing to read comments on this blog from other people who are not folled by Adam's wannabe acts. Apparently almost everyone else is fooled though! Yes, he can sing technically very well, but he is extremely irritating. And to all of you who THINK you "love" Adam so much....I'd like to hear what you have to say after you are forced to repeatedly listen to ENTIRE album of his whine-boy breathy songs! HA!!!!! the joke will be on everyone who thinks Ada is all that if he wins Idol. He is so irritating it's scary!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  72. Adam is soooooooo ANNOYING!

    Ick!!

    Why all of the Adam adoration?

    WHY???? WHY?????????????

    April 22, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  73. Char

    He only has stage presence, not vocals. Danny Gokey's voice is much better than his.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  74. Randy

    Matt and Lil going home tonight!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  75. jortega

    You still my FAVORITO, you are the best!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  76. nmckenzie

    All I can about Adam is that he is absolutely AMAZING! I have down loaded all his songs. His voice is pure magic. He'll go a long long way. Also he seems like such a nice guy. I have never seen talent like his on American Idol before. I watch Idol mainly to see him.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  77. dp

    I've noticed that a lot of comments that put Adam down seem to be cheering for either Kris or Danny. It might just be a musical taste thing. But as far as the competition goes, Adam is the one that has been the most consistant. Kris, even though there have been a couple of times when his performance of the night was better than Adam's has had a few off weeks. That being said, I think he still has a shot, but will most likely finish second. The problem with Danny is that he hit his peak weeks ago and has been sounding the same every week since. I don't think he'll get better than fourth.

    By the way, there is no screeching.. I've only ever heard one missed note through the whole competition (end of the song from his birth year). I think that's an impressive accomplishment.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  78. LisaB

    He can do one thing wrong - his look and style are a real turn off. That hair! Yuk! And the make up? You can have your own individual style without bordering on Boy George. Please, please find a sylist that can fix this!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  79. The best critic

    I"ve got to be honest, I think his "sensitivity" (wink wink) comes out in his decision to do the falsetto screaming. He takes a beautiful performance and ruins it with the unnecessary screeching. Ok it doesn't ruin it because he will probably win, but in saying that I insult the goofy Idol genre (short songs with slow build-up and belting at the end).

    I still think 85% of his song content is usually great, however this week, sans the screeching, it was just a departure from his normal and he sounded like an ordinary singer trying hard to sing. If I knew the original song I might have been able to claim it is original.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  80. LJ

    I hated his version of If I Can't Have You, but of course I do think he's talented.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  81. jean

    ok – Lil and Noop need to go! If Adam and Allison are singing I want to sit and watch, if the rest are singing, I could walk into a different room but still listen to them. Kris, Danny have good voices but they are a little boring!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  82. Aaron

    I have to laugh at all the peole who incorrectly claim that Adam is screeching. It is so clear that you are all tone deaf and really have no business at all judging anyone.

    Same goes for those of you who simply don't like him. That is fine but he so clearly is the best of all them and has been since day 1. I can't stand Garth Brooks but it is cearly obvious the man has all the talent in the world. For me to say he sucks would be ignorant,. It;s no diffrent than the people who dislike Adam and in turn dismiss his talent.

    He has all of the elements, including the very best vocal ability out of all of them, that one needs to be big in this business. No other contestant even comes close.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  83. Joe

    Goodbye, Adam. You don't cut it. The judges have gotten this one completely wrong for the last couple of weeks. The cream rises to the top, and you're not the cream!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  84. Allen

    Adam will be the winner of Idol 2009!!! Everyone else is not even in the same league!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  85. t(RUTH)

    One word , one American Idol – ADAM Lambert. Say what you want people, Adam is the winner.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  86. skyler

    I decided to take some of the other bloggers advice and re-listen to adam only singing – removing the video aspect of AI to see if perhaps I was missing out on the talent that a few people think he has. I thought perhaps it was the performance of AI on stage along with the judges comments that made me possibly dislike Adam as a performer. It wasn't. I found a compilation video of Adam that lasted 6:11. I'm now going home from work with a migraine.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  87. ks

    As far as the Adam's so-called screaching. Doesn't anyone remember Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin? He sounds a lot like that. Or how about Ted Neely from Jesus Christ Superstar? That kind of voice isn't screachy, it's raspy wonderful hard rock voice that is refreshing to me.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  88. gk

    MC, I'm people, and I would only buy Adam's CD. Do not underestimate people! Some do like to listen to true artists such as Adam Lambert.
    HIs spectrum of emotions are so rich and diverse, and last night was truly heart-wrenching performance!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  89. Justin DQ

    I agree, Adam Lambert can do no wrong! Without Adam Lambert, this season would be sooooo boring. He is the real artist. The rest of the group are just kids who happen to sing well... Love him or hate him, you will not forget his voice and his performance. After this season is over, people will keep talking about Adam Lambert, but they won't remember the other kids. Go Adam Lambert!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  90. Melissa

    If he doesn't win, there's something wrong with Americans. He's just so good. I don't like everything he does all the time (didn't much care for last night but I don't like the song itself so it wasn't him), but he's just very good.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  91. Clyde

    Adam will likely win this. I can appreciate his talent but I will probably never buy anything by him because I don't like the screeching that others have pointed to. I prefer him when he veers away from that and just sings. The screech seems like a crutch to me. But that's just my preference.

    At this point in the competition it really doesn't matter who wins. They all have won by getting this far. Adam, Kris, Danny or Allison. I wouldn't care if any one of them won and they all will have their own success as a result of their efforts this season. It isn't necessarily the winner who will have the best career post Idol anyway.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  92. Reggie and Maggie

    6 of the Idol contestants are talented. One is gifted! Adam!
    I intend to see the concert this summer, because of Adam mostly.
    I picked him from the auditions, and tracked his performances back
    to "The Ten Commandments", "Brigadoon"(everyone needs to hear him sing,"Come to me, Bend to me) his singing of "The Prayer"
    and then numerous other performances, some on stage, some at
    a more casual level and then some religious (that were totally awesome). The bloggers that refer to him as screechy really amuse me. I don't fault them because of their lack of musical knowledge,
    but they should spend their time on the blogs of their favorites and let the rest of us bask in our wise decision to be fans of Adams. Anyone who can easily hit 3 plus octaves, hold a note on pitch for over 15 seconds or more ...like he did in Brigadoon, is something musical
    instructors die for as students....I think Adam holds back as it is,his
    vocal ability has not been fully shown on this show!
    He is appreciative, humble and grateful for comments from the judges and gives respect to the arrangers of his songs and the band. A true professional. His parents have taught him well. I know they must be super proud of him/I know I am...

    April 22, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  93. Mandy

    People who say Adam screeches: Please do not come on a blog and write about something you know nothing about. Current musicians have been talking about Adam. Google "Green Day and Adam Lambert" to see what I'm talking about. I will trust their opinion over yours any day

    April 22, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  94. MC

    This "guy" is way overhyped. Danny and Chris are the best this contest has to offer. Both could make songs that people would listen to and buy.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  95. Jeremy

    We all know that Adam's got some mad skills on the mic. But I really like the original arrangement of the song. Didn't mind slowing it down. The verse sections sounded really nice. When he got to the bridge and he (or his friend) changed up the chord progression, it fell flat on its face for me. As if to add insult to injury, Adam added one of his trademark edgy high falsetto moments, which just grated on me even more. Like I said, Adam will display talent no matter what song he sings, but I thought that performance was weak.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  96. Judette

    Okay, I'm one of the biggest Adam fan here and I also thought he was going to do something over the top last night; however, he kept his performance simple and straight to the heart. I was so touched by his performance.
    People who are complaining about his screeching do not understand the different ranges in music and the vocal chord. With that said, Adam I'll be voiting for you in the finals and can't wait to buy your first CD. You rock!
    Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry are both great singers, but to me they blend in very well with the traditional country or rock music, they don't have the edge that Adam has. I am a fan of Daughtry as well but this is the first time I can say a contestant has the total package, artistry, great voval chords....GO ADAM!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  97. Joy

    Sooooo talented. Great job! I will buy his first cd. I may even go see the tour for the first time or even better, wait until Adam goes on his own tour! I really, really hope Adam wins this thing. He has my vote!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  98. weezie

    Absoloutely amazing yet again – Adam brought tears to my eyes – he is fabulous. I could never get all the words to that song before last night – it is a really beautiful song!!! I completely agree with whoever said to listen to his performance of Come To Me, Bend to Me on YouTuibe – gave me goosebumps – his control and lack of "screeching" is powerful. He is the total performer package. Excuse me, but what has his sexual orientation got to do with his singing ability????? Whoever brought that up needs help and just proves that we are not as all-tolerant and accepting a society as we like to make out we are – shame on you. Adam will be famous even if he doesn't win American Idol.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  99. Judy Beard

    This guy sounds more and more like a woman every week when he opens up his mouth. Gay he is. Would much rather hear Danny or Chris sing than Adam. Don't understand why everyone thinks he is so "hot". His voice is so high pitched that you can't really tell what his real voice sounds like.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  100. PikesPeakView

    I have watched the showed since its Season One debut. So far, three people have compelled me to watch every week: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and now, Adam Lambert. I look forward to buying all of his forthcoming CDs!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  101. Stacie

    I'm NOT an Adam fan so this is new for me. I thought his performance last night was awesome! The only part that I hated was when he screamed/screeched the high note. The song was perfect without that.

    As far as his version of "Ring of Fire", that was completely dreadful!

    And, he not the best singer/performer from AI so far. Remember Chris Daughtry? Carrie Underwood? They were and still are completely awesome! So, those of you who think Adam is the best so far, go back and watch previous seasons. And just because some of us don't like his screeching doesn't mean we don't like Rock music. Again – Chris Daughtry, he is a rocker and he doesn't screech when he sings!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  102. Jane

    How about all the Adam haters, go to your favortie's blog and say something nice about them, it makes no sense to call names and dog on someone simply because you don't like the way he sounds. Seriously grow up

    April 22, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  103. Doug

    Adam is more suited for Broadway than as a pop recording artist. He could be a Meatloaf cover dude, or maybe Freddy Mercury imitator, but no.. he's not going to sell tons of records if he screams like a gay guy every song.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  104. Jimbo

    Isn't it amazing how all of the mentor's have commented on how AMAZING Adam's range and vocal ability is? Even Randy Travis said he was a phenominal singer but he just didn't like the song's arangement that Adam chose.

    I guess that means that the FEW people that constantly rip on Adam on these blogs each week have a more professional understanding of music and singing ability that the established artists that have been mentors on the show.

    Hmmmmmm Maybe they should get work in the music industry and in a few years, let us know how far they made it. I have a funny feeling they will still be on the American Idol blogs complaining about another season standout that they do not like.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  105. Jamie

    He's just AMAZING, there's no other word to describe him....I cannot believe he's not been dicovered before Idol!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  106. Wendy

    Another amazing performance! This guy can do no wrong! He's so humble and always thanks those who have helped him! Neat guy and so talented!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  107. Suzie

    My husband and I are from the 70's. Adam all along has shown great talent and versatility with his song choices. I truly believe Adam could be the next Elvis, eyes and all. His sweetness and compassion for the fans goes along with his humbled attitude. I hope he goes far and long. Keep up your spirit Adam.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  108. Lemmy

    The guy is horrible. What is the appeal. He can not sing no mater what the judges say and he is a poser. He's a theater geek who happens to have ultra fem physical features. Chicks love him (and they have no shot with him). He has a fake Axl Rose wail and otherwise sings like he is in Guys & Dolls. I also do not think he is a role model for children. The cross dressing is a bit offensive.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  109. susan

    I'm pulling for Adam. He's so gifted.. However, I worry that Paula is really losing it. She's so adorable, but I keep waiting for her to pitch off her chair. She acts a little over the top (esp) with Adam.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  110. Dee

    100% perfomer. Such a cutie. He reminds me of a very young Elvis as far as his looks go. Love him

    April 22, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  111. Sharon

    I haven't watched Idol regularly for several years. I usually watch the Final 12, find no one interesting, then tune in occasionally. Adam changed that for this year. He is awesome and I tune in just to watch him! The guy is fantastic! And I love his guyliner. He's hot.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  112. Susan

    I just don't get what everyone likes about this guy. He might do well in a rock band like Nivrana with all his screeching and screaming, but to me that doesn't make a singer. Hope he keeps the girly makeup off from now on because he is starting to make me think he is a woman wannbe.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  113. Bryson

    I'm not a fan of Adam because it seems like he's acting in a play during every performance. All his emoting on stage seems planned and fake. The dude can sing but I don't see him as a star. Simon is the only judge that is objective with this guy, the rest seem to assume a great performance even when it is just ok.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  114. networkx6

    Can't deny that he is good with every genre of music he had to sing but I would rather see Kris or Allison. Adam needs to keep the eye makeup and nail polish where they belong, on a female.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  115. cp

    This guy belongs singing '80s hair metal. Why in the world does everyone like is no stop screaming!?!? Get this freak out of here!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  116. shabba

    Are the mentors gone? Was there inappropriate touching from QT the week before? Or were those advances Adam welcomed?

    April 22, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  117. Marie

    Adam needs to go over to Broadway... all of his performances I feel as though I'm watching something from Broadway. I hate the way you see his big fat tongue everytime he SCREETCHES! Unfortunately, he's going to win. I think Kris is WAY more talented than Adam.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  118. Monica

    I LOVE it when Adam hits and holds those high notes. He has incredible talent. The absolute best performer Idol has ever had on their stage. He's got star power in spades. The reason is – he doesn't just sing a song. He becomes the song. He pulls emotion out of every one he performs. I'll be watching this guy long after Idol is over.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  119. Reed

    I think Adam is very talented, but what I really like about him is that he consistently thanks the band. I think that is very classy. I suspect he will be the next AI.

    I must confess, however, that he is not the contestant who gets my vote.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  120. Dave

    I don't like his singing style but I'm sure he will be one of the top two finalists - Simply because the girls all love him and face it my guess that most of the "American Idol" voters are female.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  121. hemnebob

    i love the way people here either love him or cannot stand him.
    for some?
    they can't handle the range...
    some others cannot handle his sexuality...
    some others watching american idol are barry manilow fans and couldn't step out of the box to take a pee...

    that is what is excellent about adam...
    he is a true natural talent
    most of all...his self assurance and confident manner just makes people either love him more or they take it as arrogance...
    and his beauty seems like it runs all the way through
    he is sexy (to both sexes...the ones that disagree have to have the lights off anyways, so who cares about them???)

    he gets all of my votes!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  122. Dan

    Another week of Adam finding a way to sream in the middle of yet another song. Unfortunately, he will win this competition as long as he doesn't completely come out of the closet in the next couple of weeks.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  123. Mona

    Adam is the Adam Bomb! You rock my man.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  124. hemnebob

    i love this man!
    i love his confidence and his ability to just perform.
    he is so incredibly talented and just darn beautiful.
    he gets all of my votes and i cannot wait to buy his first album!

    you rock out loudly adam!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  125. dee

    Adam has the most incredible voice. I love what he does with the songs. I had goosebumps when he did Ring of Fire and Tracks of my Tears. Believe me, I loved the Johnny Cash version of Ring of Fire but I thought what Adam did was incredible. He is not a country singer but he took a country classic and made it his own. Tracks of my Tears was done with such heartfelt composure it just about brought tears to my eyes. Not everyone is going to like him, but then again not everyone likes every type of music. In some ways, I almost hope he doesn't win then he would not be tied to American Idol for a year but then again I would be disappointed if he didn't win. I was not too keen on Kris in the beginning but he has grown on me and I am starting to see him as a dark horse. I just don't get Danny. His vocals are not bad but IMO I don't think he is all that fantastic. He has the same ballad sound every week. I liked Lil in the tryouts but she hasn't shown me anything since the competition started. Matt is nice but too iffy from week to week. Anoop is ok but not my style. Allison, I have always liked her but again she is starting to sound the same week after week. For someone so young, I think she has a great voice that will continue to get better with time.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  126. Winston

    Adam is so overrated. I thought the arrangement last night was boring and just didn't sound right. also, when he tries to hit the high notes he screeches and it has become annoying.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  127. skyler

    What spell does this guy have on AI? He's a no-talent hack. That was not emotion but 20 years of theatrics coming out. And its obvious Paula needs her med's adjusted – the only tears that Adam provokes are of the migraine his voice induces, not the emotion of being connected to the song. Hack!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  128. D

    I have loved Adam week after week – can't wait to see what he will do- this week- didn't love it as much. It seemed very theatrical to me and deviated too much from the melody so that the song wasn't really recognizable. That being said- he and Kris were the only ones worth watching and I can't wait to see Adam next week- will he get to do two songs? And by the way- why Disco? Surely they can find some more interesting themes!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  129. Joe

    This guy is without question the most overrated singer on the show. He can sing, but not as good as the judges are making him think he can. Too much screeches. At times, his voice is just plain annoying. He won't go home yet, but he definitely won't win!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  130. Nancy

    I do not like Adam. Everytime he screeches(sings) he screams. Everything he does sounds the same. The judges want to see different things from the contestants but they never say this about him. I can't even look at him. He gives me the creeps!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  131. YEC

    I will be surprised if Adam doesn't win. I will also be relieved if he doesn't, because when I think of people who don't win Idol, I think of Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry, and yeah, even Kellie Pickler. They are all doing okay for themselves right now. Adam is a contestant who is above the competition–he doesn't really need it.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  132. Bob

    This guy is a clown, He will no doubt win as the Judges will see to that, He will get his record deal and 15 minutes of fame and then in about a year this clown won't be able to catch a cold much less anything else. He will NOT enjoy the sucess of Daughtry, Hudson, Underwood, Clarkson to say the least. It's kind of a joke that they are pushing him along as he is very once dimensional and has to advert back to his gay falsetto voice in EVERY song for any type of reaction ...what a goof...

    April 22, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  133. Down w/ Idol

    I was surprised he didn't sing something from The Village People

    April 22, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  134. a

    I live overseas. I have NEVER watched American Idol before, but was in the US on leave at a relative's house at the beginning and saw Adam in the first three weeks when they were cutting way down. I actually hated all the riffing etc., but found myself shaking my head and saying "Wow that kid can sing! I don't know anything about how this works, but he is going to be there at the end." A couple weeks ago I saw something somewhere about the Mad World performance, and went on-line to watch it. Watched all his performances. Like his falsetto (that range some seem to feel is screechy) or not, he does have an amazing voice, and fantastic control. He also has great stage presence, and I think it is something innate. Yes he has years of experience in musical theater, but believe me being good on a theater stage doesn't necessarily make you good on a concert stage. May make you comfortable performing, but this is a very different venue. He has amazing range not only in his voice but in his mood and presence on stage. I don't get to see anything but the actual performance, so I don't know how he is comporting himself generally, but seems to me like the kid is just comfortable and having the time of his life. It does seem to me that as a performer he is at a whole different level from the others.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  135. Gabe

    No doubt, Adam will win. It's actually a competition hence on of who's gonna be his second in the finals. I think it's gonna be a close contention between Kris, Danny, and Allison, in that order of my guess. Though I'm of old-school, I'll go for Danny..... Wish him the best!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  136. barbara

    Adam still screaming like a cat. Please please take him OUT! He is TERRIBLE.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  137. Diggity Dave

    Adam takes a song, make it his down, and butchers the crap out of it. So far, I wouldn't listen to a single one of his songs on the radio. He has a good voice, he's incredibly original, but so far, I just see Musical star, not a radio star.

    Kris Allen did an AMAZING job of being original, and making it sound good. Adam needs to take some notes.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  138. Scout

    i CAN'T WAIT EACH WEEK TO SEE WHAT ADAM WILL SING. EACH SONG IS A CUT FOR HIS FIRST ALBUM THAT I WOULD WANT TO PURCHASE. HE IS A TRUE ENTERTAINER!

    April 22, 2009 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  139. molly shepherd

    Brilliant, brilliant brilliant! Creative and suerbly entertaining! I love this kid. If Adam doesn’t win, we will never watch Idol again because we’ll know for sure it’s rigged! And please, people; don’t say Adam and the redheaded bimbo in the same sentence! she has zero class!

    To Karalee: Then don’t watch him; you clearly have no taste!

    April 22, 2009 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  140. JustMe

    Adam is the most talented contestant to ever grace the Idol stage. He is insanely talented. People who say he screeches and screams don't know a blessed thing about music or singing. Or maybe it could be that he threatens their personal fave so they'll say anything to try to knock him down. Adam is head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. He is the next American Idol!

    April 22, 2009 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  141. Nae

    Adam isn't that great. I have yet to understand why people are mad about him. I expect to see him on Broadway with Clay Aiken before it's over with.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  142. Brian

    Adam definitely made the right call by dropping it back a few notches just as we're getting down to the final 5 contestants. It wasn't his best performance, but it was still one of the best of the night and just what he needed to do, like a performer bringing the crowd down to earth before taking them back up to the heavens. The runway's cleared and he's ready for takeoff.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  143. Layla

    PEOPLE!! Trust me on this one – – log onto Wikipedia & search ‘Eddie Munster.'
    I’m completely mystified why everyone thinks this guy is 'brilliant.' He can sing. He is talented. But very predictable with the screeching. Just because you're unusual & wear black nail polish (a little too contrived for my taste) doesn’t make you brilliant.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  144. deni

    I'm another one that does not like Adam. I do not see what the fuss is all about. Anyone could step on a cat's tail!! Painful to the eyes. And if that's the rock sound then give me country. I do not find him entertaining or gorgeous much less pleasant to listen to. I do wonder what he's going to do each week but I've yet to be wowed. He may win but I predict his success will be the same as Taylor Hicks.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  145. Sarah

    'Dude is a star' is pretty much all that needs to be said.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  146. Ginger

    I have been an Adam fan from the beginning- love his acts. This song was great until his inevitable high pitched shrieks. A love song should not have shrill notes that make the singer sound like he is being tortured. Sorry. Adam isn't in first place today.

    April 22, 2009 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  147. DM

    If you don't like Adam why comment here? Go be positive on some other contestants page.

    April 22, 2009 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  148. texas

    WOW! I look forward to seeing what he'll sing next. Hands down, he should win the whole thing!

    April 22, 2009 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  149. JJ

    He is so sickening to look at I don't even care how well he sings – I can't get past it.

    April 22, 2009 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  150. ziahn

    I enjoy hearing and listening to Adam Lambert. He is a virtuoso. YouTube has many videos of him performing various genre and his incredible artistic ability just astounds me. I would love for him to perform opera, Broadway, oh, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's works. In fact, I would like to see several former and current Idol contestants perform Webber's operas.

    April 22, 2009 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  151. Ye Ledesma

    Adam Lambert, you rule boy!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  152. HJO

    Reading all these comments: ...oh boy, is Adam polarizing..... Just like Sarah Palin was. Except I LOVE ADAM!! Women just seem LOVE him. But if we can't have him for ourselves, we can have him as our Idol.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  153. boodle

    This guy is so contrived, I can't bring myself to like him. And listening to the judges gush every week is making me want to hate the guy. I hope he has a great career, but I won't be one of his fans. A little less Broadway please Adam.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  154. lucinda

    Hey Syerra! I'm 50 and I'm going to go see him the first chance I get! I think the kid has what it takes to make it in music and/or acting. Listening to him tonite I could only think of Mo Gibb (Maurice) and the rest of the Brothers Gibb, I bet they LOVED it! and Mo was smiling up in heaven tonite. Can I ask a ? Why do all you peeps who don't like somebody, just write on/about the ones you do like? Same people, week after week complaining about this kid? Get over yourselves, and go write about the great love you have for Kris? (an older David Archutetta?) Matt? (JT wanna a be) Lil? (great impersonator/ nothing original there) Anoop (does he seem like a phoney to anybody else, yes he has some game, but...) Danny (good, but common) Allison? ( if I hear that 16 yr old child do another song about HOT SEX, I'm going to flip) OK I've vented, I'm done.
    ps Adam will win this!

    April 22, 2009 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  155. RR...

    Adam Lambert is a true star...even his haters talk about him...they're a very tiny minority....
    No doubt, it looks like a young Elvis Presley...
    Make no mistake good singing haters...he will win this, one sided competition.... called "The Adam Lambert Show"....
    All the other contestants are talented and they're good singers...otherwise they wouldn't be there...except they can only sing.."in their comfort zone"..
    Everyone keeps saying how brave Adam is...by taking chances and performing his heart out...every single week
    Quentin Tarantino said it last week...nobody knows what is he going to do next...that's what makes watching the show exciting...
    He's in the star zone...and in a different league than anybbody else...as said by the judges,...time and time again
    No one else in this edition of American Idol is...by a country mile...
    America has a new Idol and a new performing artist...Adam Lambert

    April 22, 2009 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  156. Surfgirl

    Adam, you murdered one of my favorite Bee Gees' songs. Your expression of this song was a repeat of one of your past performances. You didn't do a good job. I don't know where those guys came from.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  157. Tully

    My guesses came close: that Adam would switch to a slow tempo song tonight and would sing a song from Saturday Night Live. I had hoped for "How Deep Is Your Love" but Adam would always surprise the audience. And, "If I Can't Have You" reinterpreted was just impeccable and moving. I enjoyed the looks, the vocal abilities and the performance. Bravo, Adam!

    April 22, 2009 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  158. Barb Pressel

    I can't believe all the negative comments I've just read. There is no doubt that Adam will win it all. As far as I can see, the others can just go home tonight. It's not even close!

    April 22, 2009 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  159. chloe

    Paul Miami, that is an excellent point.

    These Adam haters DO sound like those Obama haters.

    Hmmm.... I believe we've found a connection, here...

    Well, biased, bigoted haters... don't worry, the rest of the country is marching on without you.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  160. naf

    Ooooh, somebody turn down the sound.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  161. N. Foeller

    I don't get it! Adam always sounds like he is screaming or whispering a scream. I don't understand his likeability.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  162. Susan

    Adam is the most amazing talent and his time has come! He is the next AI and I can't wait for his tour & cd release that I know will soar straight to #1!
    Thank you Adam for sharing your incredible talent with us. Your "Ring of Fire" is still my favorite and totally blew me away. Tonight you did it again, as always. Week by week, you are in a league of your own.
    Best of luck and keep your humbleness & sweetness. That mixed with your firepower and stage presence is unbeatable!!!!
    My prediction is that Allison & Adam will square off in the final but Adam will win and I'll stay up that night until the voting stops casting vote after vote for ADAM!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  163. honowoowoo

    Geez ... how does this kid do it? His performance tonight was incredible ... I would buy this record in a heartbeat! I've been a fan of Adam from the gitgo and maybe with the exception of "Play that Funky Music" ... he's the ONE! He IS the 2009 American Idol ... hands down!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  164. Travis

    I'm glad some more people are finally (FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!) coming around and coming to their senses and seeing how horrible Adam is.

    He screeches like a combo of nails on the chalkboard, skinning a bunch of cats, the REE REE REE from the Psycho movies, and a smoke alarm each and every week and all you hear is the entire universe simultaneously swooning over him.

    This "performance" and last week's were by far his best, but they were TOLERABLE, at best.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  165. Delia

    Is there any doubt that Adam is going to be on the radio soon? Adam is far and above more talented than the others and only Allison has any chance at all of beating him. Adam is amazing!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  166. maggie t

    no-one can sing anymore. susan boyle has ruined it for all the awful singers on idol. adam lambert should try and sing like susan because she is all that we want to hear now

    April 22, 2009 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  167. amy

    Not a fan of Adam, but the performance was good. I'm just glad he's slowly dropping that horrible falsetto (which is the source of that horrifying screeching noise he makes btw). Mad World was obviously his best and I don't think he'll beat it. As for comparing him to other artists, can we at least wait until he releases his own stuff so we can properly assess his artistry?

    April 22, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  168. joan

    To the minority who don't like Adam.....all I read in your posts are jealous rants....Adam Lambert....the next American Idol....by far...

    April 21, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  169. zipster

    It sounds good, and then the screeching comes, and the constipated look. I dunno, I just don't get the guy.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  170. TD

    Adam is an ARTIST! The very fact that he had made Simon Cowell do a standing ovation after all these years, mark him as one. Enough said.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  171. amanda

    I am wondering if anyone else noticed that at the beginning of his song he sings " if I cant you" If this was someone that they didnt like this wouldve quickly been pointed out!!

    April 21, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  172. hotel costaplente

    I tried to give him a chance tonight to see if it was just me or is he as talented as everyone says. I had to go to mute when he took it to that extra high note. i wanted to see what he would do with the song and i'm sorry, but i don't get it. to each his own i guess. he will probably win because he has a lot of support.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Mary Dutzer

    Love him, I only went to one Idol tour show and it was terrible, but I'm not going to miss this one, reason, ADAM he's hot gives me the chills handy when you have hot flashes! He owns the stage, definately could be in the league with Prince and Queen. I would love to hear him do some Queen...I think could carry it and this is from a giant Freddy fan. Look forward to seeing him in the finals.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Christie

    Buying tickets for the AI tour this year for the first time - all because of Adam Lambert!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Fitzwilly56

    I was suprised by Adam. I figued he would do a straight disco song and pull if off just fine. Instead he took a Donna Summer anthem and turned it into a soulful ballad. Just another Adam twist. I thought his rendition was original, it showed his range and control of his voice–I don't think he screeches by the way. It was not my favorite from him or a rendition of that song I prefer, but I think it was unique enough and showed off his vocal ability, where once again he will be in the safe zone without doubt. In my view he is such a cut above the others that he has little worry about, except maybe Kris.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Spammy

    At the beginning of Season 8 my husband threw a little fit and said "I'm not getting hooked into this bleep! again!" Then I had him listen to Adam sing Tracks of my Tears. He's hooked! We both look forward to his performance each week. Will he win? Who knows. Does it really matter? He's carved a place for himself.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  177. ME

    Adam is the best thing to happen to music in a long time, and in a league of his own.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Mary

    Never voted before....but it is VOTE for ADAM all the way!

    April 21, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  179. rhayes

    Adam can't do any wrong. This guy could sing a phone book. I love him. He has the pose, the looks, the eyes and the voice. He's my choice for the next American Idol. Next runner up would be Alison.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Ang

    I admit, I didn't like it at first. But as he continued, I was getting hooked BIG TIME. I played the song again and took time to listen carefully. It really was ingenius. He did an outstanding job. I was looking for the song to sound a little more familiar. I was afraid he had changed it up too much. Boy, was I wrong. His rendition is really amazing requiring an untrained ear to hear it again and again.

    Well done, my Adam. I love you immensely!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  181. sabrina

    To RJ.. IN reference to the comment you made about many thinking he screeches and many thinking he is Elvis reborn. Do you have any idea how much of a compliment it is to be compared to Elvis to begin with.

    Not one of you commenting on this blog can TOUCH or insult Elvis Presley and this young man Adam like him or not has not only been compared to Elvis but he has been compared to SEVERAL great artists.

    Adam did fine tonight. He sang for himself, his emotions and his heart and guess what ...he deserved to do that... It can't always be flashing lights and hype.. even in the simpleness he moves people!!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Jack in TampaBay

    I will be VERY surprised if he doesn't win! He is just a phenomenal singer!

    I would bet on he & Allison on the final night ..

    April 21, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Karalee

    Adam is off in his own little musical world every week. He is just plain weirdorama and annoying!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Allie B

    Whether you love him, hate him, or fall somewhere in between, Adam has incredible star power and he is undeniably the "wow" factor in this season of Idol. None of the others – no matter how talented they are – come close to Adam in that regard. I also happen to think that Adam is enormously talented, versatile, original, and I LOVE what he can do with his voice. I find the vulnerability that comes through in Adam's slower tempo songs to be incredibly touching.

    Perhaps I have eclectic tastes, but my other two favorites this season are Kris and Allison. I think Allison comes closest to Adam in "owning the stage" when she's performing and her voice is amazing. Kris may be more "low key" than Adam and Allison – but that works for him and complements his musical style. Kris equals Adam's originality and ability to interpret a song to best suit his voice and "who he is as an artist." I'm hoping that Adam, Kris, and Allison are in the Top 3.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Paul Miami

    To be clear, Adam is in a league of his own. That is simply a fact, not just a preference. Even if he's not your preferred sound, he is CLEARLY the most talented and believable artist this season. That does not mean that a few of the others are not very talented as well. I think Allison, Danny, and Kris are all very skilled singers, they just don't have the star quality that Adam has.

    A note: if you take a look at the comments made on the other singers pages, nobody is being nearly as vicious as they are with Adam on this page. It reminds me of some of the blogs that attacked Obama during the election process. I'm curious, all you Adam haters...who did you vote for in the election? You sound familiar.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Ben Lee

    Not his best performance because Kris' is better. HOWEVER, he's consistently been on the top so much and so brilliant and extraordinary in what he does, you just have to say something not so good...and man that hurts! Nevertheless, still a fan!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Sue

    I just love this guy. Every week so far has been great!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  188. James Laffey

    I have been watching Idol since Season 2. Adam is the only one I would ever pay to see in concert. He looks "weird" to a lot of you, what with his painted fingernails and guyliner. Good. Because when I go to a concert I want some spectacle, something different from the people I see in my daily life walking up and down the street. Adam strikes me as a cross between a young Elvis, Steven Tyler and, my all-time favorite, David Bowie. Adam is already far bigger than this show. IMHO, we're witnessing the birth of not a star, but a superstar. And I'm sure glad to go along for the ride!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  189. El

    Wow, anyone who is on this blog making negative comments about Adam must have rocks in their head. He is the only reason I am tuning into the show. What a talented and amazing singer!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  190. bridgette

    All of these people who complain about Adam, need to think about what this show would be without his surprising and innovative performances each week. It would be boring, because without him, what would the other contestants have to strive for. He pushes them to try to keep up and be innovative and step out of their comfort zone. If anyone's screeching bothered me tonight, it was Allison's. Sorry, but she was awful. She was off key last week and again this week. She's trying to keep up with Adam vocally, and she don't have a snowball chance in Hades of even coming close. Adam was simply phenomenal, with a surprising choice of song.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Lynn

    Recently, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?) asked the audience if they thought Adam would win? She seemed shocked at the underwhelming applause. She posed the same question about Allison and Danny, to even less applause. I thought it was interesting.. and clearly painted a different picture than the Idol producers would have us believe.

    I think Adam's flame will flicker before long. And from the growing desent on these blogs, I really don't see him becoming the cha-ching "it" boy that Simon & co. seem desperate to create. Adam is acting like they pulled him aside and told him he's got it wrapped up!

    For my money, Matt is the one with the most overall talent, wit, charm and personality to rise to stardom. His confidence may be (understandably) shaken lately due to the relentless criticism from the judges, who are too distracted drooling over Adam!

    To those who fault Matt for sounding like JT.. things didn't work out so bad for JT (or Robin Thicke for that matter). I hope in the long run Matt makes a ton of money while Simon is left scratching his head! Remember El Divo? (didn't think so)

    April 21, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Peggy

    Fantastic............just as I thought. Adam is so versatile and talented. I just can't wait to see what he's going to do and sing. In my opinion, he's the best talent thus far. I can't wait until he records a CD. GO ADAM!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  193. jadad

    Adam's gotta win. Straight up, he's the best on the show. He smokes the competition. This show can end already–Adam definitely is the American Idol. Can't wait till he starts selling records! This is one AI contestant I will actually buy the record of.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Nay

    Wasn't his best, but still was great. Adam is going to the finals!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Pam

    Colleen yes you are in the minority on that one. Adam is the best contestant I have ever seen on American Idol! I have to admit that of all the seasons i have been watching this show, I am the most excited about Adam and can't wait until he releases his first album!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Cathleen

    I have never written on a blog or cared who wins American Idol. I am mesmerized every week by Adam's enormous talent, incredible range, and superstar quality. I bought my first IPod so I can listen to his songs. Can't wait for his album; he has touched my life.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  197. JOe

    Seems so many describe screeching as a mechanism to hide their homophobia... Straight guy here.. I even liked Judas Priest. This guy can SING!!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  198. GW

    I'm not usually a fan of Adam's vocals, but I appreciated his originality tonight. His read on "If I Can't Have You" was completely unrecognizable next to the Bee Gees' original or Yvonne Elliman's hit, but good songs can have a life of their own. Adam proved that. I can't knock his ability to be innovative.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Sherry

    Wow Wow WOW! Once again just when I think he can't amaze me anymore– he does. That was fantastic!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Pam

    Adam did it again!! Every week you never know what he is going to do and yes Simon was spot on about Adam's performance tonight! Adam Lambert will be the next American Idol!!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Colleen

    God, am I the only person in America who is NOT impressed with Adam's "I-gotta-screech-like-Axl-Rose-in-every-song-I-sing" routine? Talented, yes.... deserving of the syrupy sweet praise EVERY TIME he opens his mouth? Um, not so much.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  202. George

    There may be reasons not to like Adam as an entertainer but to denigrate his vocal abilities as screeching/whining or shrieking is simply a reflection of one's ignorance of what constitutes an incredible vocal range and great musicality.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Janers

    I must be in the minority, but I cannot stand Adam Lambert! His screeching and screaming are like nails on a chalkboard! He sounds like what you would get if you crossed Axl Rose (Guns and Roses) and Sebastion Bach (Skid Row) and kicked him in the groin!
    That isn' talent–it is someone in serious pain! Johnny Cash and Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) must be rolling in their graves!

    If I was the other contestants, I would get a little tired of hearing what a wonderful job I did, only to be basically told that Adam has already won in their eyes.

    Say goodbye to Lil and Anoop! Go Danny!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Kat

    Well, at least he didn't screech throughout the whole song tonight, the way he normally does. Ugh, I just don't get it what so many people see in him. And I'm not digging the look. What was up with that hair tonight? He's creepy and annoying.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Lmo

    American Idol judges don't know what they're talking about. Adam sucked tonight! He's done that very same performance before (different song) and any one of the contestants could have done it. Big deal! Not at all impressed by him. Whined and shreaked....AGAIN! And they drooled all over him. ick

    April 21, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Dan

    People want to complain about Adam and his "screeching." It is all part of his style. If you don't like it...good for you, you aren't a rock music fan. Kris's performance was amazing, yes. However, if you had to choose to go to a concert done by either Kris or Adam, would you rather go to Adam's have fun and feel the energy or sit through 2 hours of Kris singing his original, but slow tempo music? If you would honestly answer Kris, then rock music clearly isn't your thing and you wouldn't like Adam with or without his high, energetic notes (or "screeching").

    April 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Syerra

    Every note Adam sings is DEAD ON. None of it is "screeching", and those who think so have some sort of deficit in their musical abilities. I feel sorry for you if you can't appreciate a pure voice. I think I have only heard Adam hit one false note.. at the end of one of his ballads... but he held it long enough he brought it to where it should have been. Just THINK of what this guy can do with professional choreographers and songwriters helping him out. His live performance could and might put someone like Michael Jackson (in his heyday) to shame! If I were so damn old, I'd go. (and don't say, "Oh, you're ancient, no wonder your ears are going; I'm 48). As it is, I'll just buy his stuff:)

    April 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Tripper

    'Horrible screeching voice' to describe one with amazing range and control sounds like bias to me.

    Sure I love Adam for his talent, but I don't go around putting down other contestants who can clearly sing if they happen to be more popular.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Windy

    Ok, about the "screeching" comments. I guess no one here has been to a live performance of any sort. No matter who it is, they do that to get the excitement up. Did anyone download any of Adam's songs? They are not the same as on stage, anymore than your fave singer records the same as on stage.

    That being said, I agree with James. When you sing that high, your vocal cords have to stretch tighter to reach the note. If you think that sounds screechy, so be it. But it just really shows the incredible range he has. Adam has a beautiful voice that I would recognize anywhere.

    One more thing I have been wanting to say. Go back to when he sang Ring of Fire. I heard people saying it was dark and evil, etc. They just didn't get it. It was not dark. It was not goth or evil. It was middle eastern with a bit of sensuality added to spice it up.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Lillibet

    Anyone notice that Adam was channeling his inner Eddie Munster.
    What was up with his look tonite.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Maria

    Adam Lambert was so amazing tonight. He can sing slow or rock out across the stage. He has never even had a bad performance. American Idol doesn't even have to continue with the next 5 weeks because Adam already won. Record companies are already wanting to make deals with him. GO ADAM LAMBERT!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  212. RJ

    Tripper-not related to Kris, no. Not tone deaf either, but bias. Just as biased as all the Adam lovers out there, too. Biased because I'm a fan. You're biased too. Admit it. You know you want to.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Shelby

    This guy is totaling annoying! I can't understand what other people see in this LOSER!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Samantha

    best of the night.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Tripper

    Haha.. I love how the haters are always ready to diss the minute Adam gets on stage. And I also notice how it's the same people doing the dissing week after week. Go on, waste all your energy cause Adam WILL WIN and it's us who will have the last laugh.

    And RJ, you have to be related to Kris... as well as tone-deaf. It's the only way to explain the passionate and incredibly biased comments.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Karen Hall

    I have been watching American Idol since the first season. Adam is the first singer that I look forward to hearing every week. He's the first one that promts me to turned off every sound in the room to be able to hear every second of his performance. He is so poised, so professional, so talented, handsome, polite..I could go on an on. He is one of a kind. He will win.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Dan from Iowa

    Adam is so far above the other contestants they should just give him his own show. I held back from jumping on the Adam bandwagon, but tonight sealed it for me. I'll be tuning in to the Adam Lambert Show next week.....

    April 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Tina

    I can't stand Adam. He screams in every song he sings. Danny has a great soulful voice. I'll never understand how people can call screaming music!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Susan - Canada

    He will win.....because the judges are friggin falling all over him. In their eyes, he does nothing wrong! I would love to see Kris Allen win it all and he probably would, if the judges showered him with praises after every performance, the way they do with Adam. Kris is a great singer and performer. And he is so sweet! But, once again, the judges seem to have a lot of influence on the viewing public. And as far as Lil Rounds....they just don't like her and it shows!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Lace

    Adam is so annoying. I would never buy an album of his. If he wins, this will be the first and last time I ever watch Idol.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  221. RJ

    James, apparently you don't hear what I hear and that's fine. But when almost as many people don't like him because they hear shouting and screeching as the many who think he's Elvis reborn, its a valid point. And you know what, I will bet that he's gone. He should go to Broadway. Its perfect for him, because he's an ACTOR, a PERFORMER and he is most definitely, by certain NOT an entertainer.

    Kris all the way.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  222. pam h

    do not like Adam at all.too screechy and freaky and weird.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  223. James

    Oh, and by the way, Vegas has stopped taking bets on Adam Lambert because his odds of winning Idol this season are so strong: a $1 bet will get you $.80. How's that for shrieking?

    April 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  224. dan and stacie

    We both hate adam, so you guys are not alone. Tonight I thought he was being unique by choosing a slower tempo. but that is the only thing he is good at is being unique, its like matt with sounding like JT or lil sounding like all of the other R&B performers, or anoop sounding like he wants you to care when he wants the fame instead. I personally think all of the people whom are ga ga ga over adam are just plain crazy.

    I know he will never get voted out but one can hope. KARMA.

    go matt!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Frances

    I LOVE ADAM. But.... have to agree, his high notes do kind of seem like he's screeching. None the less – ADAM, 2009 American Idol!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  226. karen

    don’t know what it is, I just can’t make myself like him. Can he ever sing something without screeching?

    This person should go to you tube and listen to the recording of Adam singing Come to me Bend to me from Brigadoon
    not a screech in the song ..he truly has a beautiful voice

    April 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  227. B

    Man, I would go gay for this guy. Okay, so I am female and that wouldn't quite work out even then but....yeah....I love him!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Beaglie

    Thanks Hotel.....I was worried.. 🙂

    April 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  229. karen

    don’t know what it is, I just can’t make myself like him. Can he ever sing something without screeching?

    This person should go to you tube and listem to the recording of Adam singing Come to me BE\end to me from Brigadoon
    not a screech in the song ..he truly has a beautiful voice

    April 21, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  230. veronica

    I'm a huge ADAM fan. You HAVE to go back and listen to his performances on itunes. His effect on me and millions of others is nuts – I just love the fact that he is so passionate every week. I love to go back and watch his performances from the very beginning. Can't wait to see him in concert!!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  231. So Over America's love of Adam

    I am with all of you who feel as if you are the only person who doesn't like Adam...he is ridiculous. Glad to know there are other people out there with who know the difference between unique music and music that only stands out because it is obnoxious..

    April 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Shaiyna

    I'm not Adam's biggest fan, but I think part of that is because Paula gives me the willys every time she talks about him. It's creepy. I thought his performance was "eh". It wouldn't make me vote for him.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  233. RJ

    Uh...Adam who? Sorry, I was so amazed by Kris's performance that I forgot this pathetic wannabe was even in this competition. Whatever he sang, whatever. The good thing is that I don't have to have the memory of his horrible, screeching voice.

    GO KRIS!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  234. hotel costaplente

    speechless because my ears are bleeding~ beaglie, you are not the only one.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Linda/Alabama

    He can wear what he wants and shop anywhere he wants as far as I'm concerned. THIS GUY HAS TALENT! He sings like a star–he performs like a star and has his whole act together. If he doesn't win out of the ones left then somebody needs to check the phone lines.(Tonight he had the young "Elvis" look again and he is HOT!!!)

    April 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  236. gk

    True Genius! You gave your heart to us!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Valerie Clapp

    He is by far the best contestant this year. Go Adam! He will be around for a long time!!! I will purchase his first album!! Can't wait!!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Happy in Arizona

    He's an entertainer and more experienced than the rest. Unfortunately, I just don't care for him. But he will win.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Beaglie

    I swear, I must be the only person in America that DOESN'T like this guy. 🙁

    April 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  240. KayMA

    I don't know what it is, I just can't make myself like him. Can he ever sing something without screeching?

    April 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  241. kelly

    I just have to say, Adam brought tears to my eyes tonight. Thanks. But also, my 70 year old father watched for the first time tonight. Allison, Adam and Danny, you are loved even by us old people. Even my dad thought you three were awesome. Good luck!!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  242. lin

    excuse me, but why did you skip Allison Iraheta?????

    April 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Faye

    Adam is such a smart contestant. He knew we would expect him to be over the top and disco crazy and instead he slows the song down and turns in a beautiful, heartfelt, touching performance.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Ror

    This IS your next American Idol. HANDS DOWN people. REGARDLESS whether he wins the show or not!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Lin

    Adam is a beautiful singer and so far beyond the other 6 in sheer talent. I don't get why some say he screeches just because he knows how to sing and hold the high notes. Obviously they've never listened to some of the Motown greats – like Smokey Robinson for starters.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Angela

    Speechless....

    April 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  247. bearhater

    ugly hair hot eyes

    April 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Sandy - St Louis

    I LOVE Adamerican Idol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Cy

    I loved it. Despite the fact that I was really hoping he'd roller skate outta the closet with "It's Raining Men!"
    I missed the guyliner. a) It's hot. b) It inspires use of the word "guyliner."

    April 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Bob S

    Adam never fails to amaze me. Every week it's fresh and original. He is the best performer ever on the Idol stage. You can clearly see why he receives kudos every week, unlike other contestants who get the pity vote.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Lori from MO

    Adam is amazing but tonight was one of my least favorite performances. He still rules though. And will definitely be in the finals.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  252. James

    OH. MY. GOD. I've become far too accustomed to Mr. Lambert giving me the chills. I'm stunned.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  253. jim

    I just didn't get that one. The scretching has got to stop.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Gkygrl

    Adam rocked. Definitely a finalist and a star!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |

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