April 28th, 2009
09:02 PM ET

Top 5: Adam Lambert is 'Feeling Good'


Adam Lambert

Adam on the lit up stairs, back-lit in a white suit.  Darn right it's a new day!

Whew, chile! His "Feeling Good" made me think he was about to start roaring like a lion!

He held that one note like he had sucked all of the oxygen out of the auditorium. Kudos to whoever threw the red light on him.

His little half smile was menacing and if I was the other contestants I'd be watching my back!

I LOVE that Kara called him a little sleazy and why am I not at all shocked that Paula compared him to Michael Phelps? It was such a Paula thing to say!

Can Adam Lambert be stopped?

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  1. Tom McGee

    Adam Lambert was not only the best contestant in 2009, but he was also the best American Idol ever. Fox and American Idol have to rethink their voting procedure. A less talented contestant won a popularity contest, but was not in the same league as Adam. My guess is that next year we will not even remember the name of the 2009 American Idol Winner, but Adam Lamber will have at least two platinum records.

    In my house, we are boycotting Fox!

    May 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. coco from CA

    We love you Adam. You are a truly a star. I am a mother of three and my family loves you regardless of your sex orientation. You are a brilliant singer and a performer. We don't discriminate people for their color, race or gender preference. Come on people, if he is not your taste, just don't bash him because he is guy or bi. My family are Christians. we love you regardless.

    May 5, 2009 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. Gia in Los Angeles

    Adam is the only Idol I would spend money on for a CD or to go to his concert. He has such versatility and excitement and emotion and, yes, drama (in a good way, as Kara would say). I love, love, LOVE him (purely as an entertainer). He is certainly the most charismatic performer ever to be on the Idol stage.

    April 30, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. zenith

    That was a plan to get attention. I think he was at the top. it caused suspense. I have begun to believe these are all set up. Just as dear Susan Boyle. Nothing against her, her voice is beautiful, but Simon Cowell thinks we are so dumb, we don't know how he manipulates who is on, and who wins. That's show business. By the way, if you have not watched Adam's" Is Anybody Listening", ffrom the ten Commandments, you are in for a real treat. it is on You Tube,.That is professionalism at its best. It is awesome.

    April 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. R.

    After last night, I am concerned that Idol is "fixed". How do other viewers feel? I don't believe the results and am wondering what, if anything, suspicious viewers can do? It's all about money and which contestant can make the most; and of course, they have to make big money on all the other finalists too.
    Adam Lambert is THE winner. If Fox wants to lie to us, let it be. They will pay in the end, hopefully. I absolutely do not believe these results. I think we've been naive although I was afraid they'd try something like this with Adam.

    Thank you, Adam for sharing your great talent with all of us. We are richer because of it.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. t(RUTH)

    It was very cruel what Ryan Seacrest did to Adam.

    In my mind and a lot of people's mind, Adam chose right. Damn right he wants to be with Allison and Danny. That is where he should be.It makes me mad that he is in the bottom three eventhough I want Allison to be his very fierce competitor. Now it is time for me to vote and vote seriously.
    Adam, you know not to fall into Ryan's trap anymore. We know you can sing and perform..so stand up tall and win babe!!!! I am cheering for you. Forget those negative comments from those jealous people. Who cares if you are a drag queen, a whatever. You are you and you are a unique and beautiful individual. Be proud.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. eugnachs

    okay, i think Adam and Danny will be in the top 2, and whoever wins, they both will be success.. i admit that adam really got talent! he really can sing and he's a great performer, but, i can't stand his screams! i even close my ears on his last note on Feeling Good. i just can't imagine, how can you stand an album with all those screams? i'm gonna be tired hearing it! but yes he is good. i just don't like he scream, it's sometimes too muchhhh!! i love danny better!

    April 30, 2009 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. NoBozo

    I returned home late to discover Adam Lambert in the bottom three. I had a reality check, and it told me there are some truly idiot people out in tv land who have access to telephones and should not. Adam Lambert has a excellent voice, listen to his rendition of Mad World and one can hear the clarity of his tone. Yes, he can scream like Axel Rose, and Robert Plant, and Steven Tyler as well as several other singers, but it's his stage presentation that is stunning. Comes from working in the biz, onstage, in cabaret. He's got "it" that ineffible quality that makes me sit through all the other so-so talent just to hear how he will sing the song. And then he delivers. I like the showmanship, love his swagger, and its a hot sleazy performance that sell the song. That he was voted into the bottom three simply tells me there are too many uninformed kiddies with access to the phone. I lookforward to the Adam Lambert tour. Go Adam.

    April 30, 2009 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. Natalia

    All the top five contestants are marketable, given the right label. but for my money, what we see is what will get for 3 of them (Allison excepted) – and this likely is market oblivion. With Adam, he will continue to grow and experiment and will likely come up with an entirely new experience for his albums/performances. This too, may not be marketable for middle american radio, but neither was Sting, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Terence Trent D'Arby , Bobbie McFerren and numerous others who created their own excellent offbeat works and wildy successful following. Adam has this intent and this potential. He has chosen AI as the breakthrough path. I hope it serves him well.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. caramel264

    Adam rocks!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anna

    Sometimes reading these comments is truly disturbing. To the people who say Adam should not be on AI but rather relegated to "a gay cabaret" or "The Sacramento Dinner Theater’s presentation of La Cage aux Folles": Do you not realize that many of the superstars who've been entertaining you for decades are gay?!? The only difference is that many of them have hidden this fact rather than being frank about it. Do you REALLY think that being gay should relegate a singer to performing only for gay audiences? That is like saying that African-American singers should perform only for Black audiences.

    Is your homophobia really so pathological that it prevents you from recognizing–not to mention appreciating and enjoying–a phenomenal singer? If so, I must say that this is only your loss. Get some help, people, and enter the 21st century.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sol

    Adam would be great in Vegas. A pop star? well.....

    April 29, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hallemd

    Adam is #1 all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jo Ellen

    When a singer can make a sixty six year old woman have goose bumps, He is Awesome. OMG, coming down those stairs just blew me away and I Even told my husband about him and he has never even watched AI. Adam is the best singer they have EVER had, yes, better than the has-been, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Carrie is great but Adam is Professional, Awesome, and Everything we want. My 81 year old neighbor and I are going to wait in line to buy his first albums.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Crommy

    Come on, people, this is American Idol, not an audition for the lead at The Sacramento Dinner Theater’s presentation of La Cage aux Folles! Send Lambert packing so he can start rehearsals for Friday night's Prime Beef Buffet!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Steve

    Adam is a talent. No doubt. But it's more than a little obvious that the whole show is in the tank for Adam. The stage is not quite level. I'm pulling for Allison. Adam is the better talent, but his arrogance is a put off. It's just art and entertainment. Nothing in the big scheme of things.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Parker

    The guy has more talent than the rest, and has always by far been my fave to win it all...but, can he sing a ballad? without the screaming?

    Danny Gokey and him are the ones to watch!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. tessad

    Adam's excessive in every way. There's a place for that-it's called Vegas.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  19. FluellaMae

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Adam has been my pick from very early on – he is so fantastic – no doubt he will win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Danny G will be 2nd, he will do just fine, he has a heart as big as Texas and can sing too!!!!!!! All the top 10 will do fine, they will record some albums, some will make it, some won't!!! Think back about the joke "Hicks" winning, he didn't make it but several of the others have made it BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    REMEMBER to VOTE because of their TALENT, not just because you like the way they look, or you have a high school crush on them!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Tiffany

    Do people not realize that HE creates the performance? He chose the stairs, the lighting and the arrangement. All the producers do is put him last. He's not being given preferential treatment!

    That said, he knows what he's doing. He is amazingly talented. I'd rather watch his "theatrics" than any of the other guys standing at the mic and strumming the guitar. BORING. He makes me WANT to watch him to see what he does next.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. bob

    If Adam wins, it will be yet another case where the best singer does not win. He is the worst screecher I've ever heard.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  22. eve

    i think he is the one unless he makes a big mistake

    April 29, 2009 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. DonnaG

    Sorry but I'm no Adam L fan, when he screams and sticks out his tongue I could get sick. Rocky Horror is definitely a good description and I don't mean that in a good way.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Bella Cullen

    GO adam!!!!! I love him like i love twiliht

    April 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  25. lisa

    Adam is HORRIB LE can't stand him.
    Go away adam........

    Danny all the way he will be the next american idol winner.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  26. kh

    Adam needs to go – Simon had it right with the Rocky Horror picture show comment – TOO much drama in the song's – it is a SINGING competition not a musical

    April 29, 2009 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Joy

    Way to go Adam! Remember, those of us that love him...KEEP VOTING FOR ADAM.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Beth

    It takes years of traing to *scream* like him. Only singers or people in that field can really acknowlege how VERY talented he is. When the others were singing I thought they were doing well and then Adam came on and the difference sunk them under the staircase,,wow

    April 29, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  29. gb

    To all those who say Adam would never sell CD's.
    Due to a glitch in itunes (they try to keep it secret), it was revealed that 6 of Adam's songs have cracked the top ten. Next, was Kris, with 3 in the top ten.
    It looks like Adam is already selling plenty ....

    April 29, 2009 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Jeff

    Next week is rock week with Slash, and Slash says, "I'm going to attempt to make "Rock Week" on American Idol exactly that."

    If Adam doesn't sing some Guns N Roses hes crazy.

    April 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  31. A

    OK – I live overseas and I have finally seen the video. That strut down the stairs was TOTAL Rat Pack. That was their style. They were smirking Vagas lounge lizards. Guess most people watching aren't old enough to know. I thought the strut was almost a caricature of the Rat Pack. He is a performer. I thought that was what music was about. Think Madonna, Michael Jackson, most hugely popular musicans with staying power are performers and often over the top.

    April 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  32. DebraDenise

    I saw Freddy Mercury & Queen live once, I had chill bumps the entire night. Watching/hearing Adam on AI causes the same physical reaction, don't care if he's gay, straight bi whatever ....... THE MAN IS A MASTER SHOWMAN!!!!! IMO, he has stolen this season's AI!

    April 29, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  33. 14Mama

    Adam does have a lot of vocal skills, but I am SOOOOO over the theatrics and the fake sultry stares into whatever camera is facing him. And if he sticks that pointy tongue out one more time during his weekly wide mouthed, deep throat shriek, I just hope someone snips it off (well, not literally, but c'mon, enough is enough). That note he held out for eternity did not even fit with the song–it was so obviously done to try and show everyone how much breath control he has and it detracted from the performance. I truly do no believe he will EVER appear to the masses as a pop singer. He should have tried out for "Broadway Idol" instead. I loved all the other performances, except for Matt's which was just okay.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sharon

    Adam is totally awesome!! He rocks the house everytime he walks out on stage! Not only is he extremely cute but he has the voice that just makes you wanna break your face smiling. He is gonna be the next American Idol, the others are really good also but Adam is in a class all his own. Good luck to all the others, but Adam you are #1!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Dave

    Incidentally, for the clown who said he needs ear plugs when Adam sings, Adam is what's called a countertenor, it's an operatic voice and few men can sing like that. Actually, I usually hate the voice since most cts sound like somebody's crazy aunt Mary. Adam, on the other hand, removed the weirdness and if he screeches, then I guess you think Andrea Bochelli sings too loud.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Dave

    I really don't know why I leave my comments, nobody ever reads them, but here goes nothing. Adam's performance didn't go over as large as his last four and I believe that he'll slip in the voting a bit on Wednesday. The number might have been a tour de force for his vocals but the arrangement wasn't consistent with the image of the performer that he's constructed for the competition, it was too flamboyant and the mentally constipated wil react to it as they did to his Ring of Fire (my personal favorite). It was also too old school and might not go over well with people under 40. Which means, the old farts like me will probably be the only people who actually liked it. Incidentally, it wasn't one of my favorites, but then I never did agree with my fellow baby boomers about much of anything.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Peggy Brown

    Adam is a Class Act. Every week I sit with bated breath to see what he will do next. Adam Lambert IS our next AMERICAN IDOL! P-E-R-I-O-D!

    April 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  38. PiedType

    I still can't forgive what he did to "Ring of Fire" but he's a terrific performer. Gotta lose that baby fat, though. He's too old for that. Allison is my pick.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  39. abbey

    Aaron at 12:10, you are so right! It's a good thing that some of these commentators are not in the music business. Who knows what we'd be listening to. And you're also right about the fact that if they can't recognize the musical genius in Adam, they have no business even typing his name! And if that's screaming... Adam, baby, scream away! It's beautiful!
    You're gorgeous!
    You're beautiful!
    You're amazing!
    You sing like an angel!
    I hope you never read the negative comments on this site.
    Thank you for auditioning for AI. It's been an honor to listen to your voice.
    And to the commentator who stated that Frank Sinatra would be rolling over in his grave... if he is, it's out of pure jealousy.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  40. legacygnes

    I am mesmerized when I watch Adam. He is so naturally a star. He doesn't need to try. He's absolutely gorgeous and graceful. He's got the confidence without being obnoxious. He has a unique talent for grabbing my attention and making me want to watch him again and again. I cannot remember seeing anyone on Idol before that was flawless. Adam can do no wrong in my eyes!

    April 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Matthew

    Check out Muse's version of "Feeling Good".

    Same arrangement, same vocals, same song. Nice try.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  42. mgd

    I'll be 60 very soon, and I am so glad I am more open minded then some of the people writing in. Adam is awesome, he commands the stage. I'm sure he can get up there sing without the drama or high notes but why should he blend in with the pack. Same old same old doesn't make it to the top. I can't wait for the upcoming weeks because he will be required to sing multiple songs. Being gay has nothing to do with his talent it's 2009 folks let's be more accepting of life styles. If Adam wins or not he's on his way to super stardom.
    Put a ticket in will call for me for his first concert...because I'm sure it will sell out in minutes. Good Luck Adam.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  43. vag

    I am a middle aged mom who misses a lot of the excitement of the music I grew up with. Why do I always get the impression that for music to be "mainstream" it has to be easy listening and boring. Puhhhhlease. I have full confidence Adam will produce at least some music I will want to buy and listen to. Also Adam has made it clear that he doesn't see his music career going in the direction of Broadway even if he does return at times to do some great work in the theatre (Spidey Man, etc). I for a fact think he has grown a lot along his AI journey and shown us he has the versatility to take his career wherever he wants. Also I wish people would stop knocking him for "sticking out his tongue" when he sings the high notes. It's a vocal technique that actually allows one to reach those incredibly high notes! Go Adam and may you stay true to yourself always.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Lori

    Way too theatrical...even from the start. I'm ready for him to go home. He screams too much! Go Danny!!

    April 29, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Bob

    Put him behind a piano with some sequins and a candlebra and voila, he’s Liberace for the new millenium.

    All his fans belong to the flavor of the month club.

    For those who’ve already spent their hard-earned money downloading his itunes… I guess it’s really true that a fool and his money soon go separate ways.

    All seriousness aside, I predict he blows his vocal cords by the time he’s 30.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Bob

    Put him behind a piana with some sequins and a candlebra and voila, he's Liberace for the new millenium.

    All his fans belong to the flavor of the month club.

    For those who've already spent their hard-earned money downloading his itunes... I guess it's really true that a fool and his money soon go separate ways.

    All seriousness aside, I predict he blows his vocal cords by the time he's 30.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Thorne

    I just adore Adam. He is the only reason why I watch the show. I appreciate Kris and Alison and think they are talented, but they aren't enough to get me to lift my AI ban. There is still the part of me that hopes someone like Allison or Kris wins because I think it is a better vehicle for them. However, I liked it when Simon said that Adam was in it to win it and I agree and that swagger is freaking sexy as hell even if I'm not his type. Though I certainly wish I was...

    Enough of Gokey already. We do not need another Michael McDonald.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  48. zenith

    Adam Lambert is a plant/ You cannot tell me that those who reach the top are not sought after to try out before it begins. Adam has been in the business since he was 9 years old. He has had so much more professional training, experience and performing than the others, I am surprised anyone can hold up to him. Yes, he is planted there by Simon Cowell. Not to take away from Adam's talent, it just is not fair to the rest of the performers.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Mona

    Does anyone else see how much Adam looks like a young Elvis

    April 29, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Janie

    Adam is great. I have his performances on TIVO and we watch them like music videos. He is great. Keep it up Adam! I am ready to buy your CD now........

    April 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Liesa

    If any of the other contestants screamed the same note every week like he does they would call them on it, and Simon would call it indulgent. But this guy does it every week and they think he is wonderful..what kind of album would this guy make? He would bomb like Taylor Hicks but the judges are obviously biased and want this weird-o to win. I think he would make a great Broadway performer, he has the theatrical part down. I think Danny, Kris, the girl and Adam are all on the same level it would be hard to pick because they are all so talented. I do not think one contestant has run away with the show like the judges want us to think and vote their way.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  52. jada johnson

    ADAM is hot..I cant wait to see him in concert. GOKE must go.. what a bore, bore, bore...just looking at him..ughhhh..yuck. Adam for the win!

    April 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  53. KK

    Adam Lambert is creepy. I have never been so creeped out by just watching a person perform on television. He gives me the chills in a bad way. GO DANNY AND MATT!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Pam

    Why does he have to be stopped, he's the best thing that has ever happened to American Idol. All ya'll are just old hypocites!!!!! If someone is the least bit different, he's bad. Well open your eyes America, he's our next American Idol! Go Adam

    April 29, 2009 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  55. scoot

    I think its funny to say that a gay person has no problem with marketability.

    Sure there are gay stars, but it took YEARS of success before they came out.

    Michael Stipe only came out about two years ago, from a 30 year career!!

    George Michael was dragged out by his own antics. Freddy Mercury rarely talked about it until he was on his deathbed.

    All of the gay superstars you suggest didnt have problems played this "is he : isn't he" game with the public for YEARS before they finally came out.

    Ask Clay Aiken and Ryan Seacrest about marketability.

    I dont have a problem with Adam being gay, it's his "singing" I have a problem with.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Comments Observer

    Take a look at the introduction blog page that has each performer listed, beginning with Adam, and review the number of posts for each one less than 24 hours after the performance. You'll see the numbers below each brief write-up. He currently has THREE TIMES more comments than everyone else. Doesn't that say everything?

    The guy isn't marketable? Anyone who doesn't understand the clarity and importance of these numbers is completely clueless about the music industry.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Carol

    Adam,looks good ,good stage presence, but all that screaming every week, come on everyone , wake up.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  58. forist

    Oh come on folks! Adam has not changed his signature at all form the get go. He is a screamer and does it all the time at the end. There's a plot going on to make Adam the next American Idol, just listen to the judges-especially Simon. he almost slavates when Adam is on stage. Paula can only say positive things and normally has little to nothing to add that has any merit She's just there for wind purposes. The other two tend to follow Simon's lead when it comes to Adam. And don't think they don't influence the people calling in because they do. Adam has and had the idol before the competition began and it isn't because he has more talent than the others. He doesn't! Someone made the decision to push Adam as the next idol. Why? I don't know. Is anyone going to be able to market this guy? Sure. He'll do great on broadway or some fashion magazine but, I don't see him on the top 50 chart.

    As for his sexuality, I don't care if he is straight, gay or bi. The contest isn't about that. It's about talent and showmanship which all five have.
    I only wish the judges were not so transparent in there decision making process, they should at lease give the illusion of an unbiased contest.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Mary

    I generally like Adam, but last night's entrance was like Frankenfurter's in Rocky Horror!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  60. The best critic

    Tired of screeching, this was his worst performance (as well as being overly dramatic). If he didn't have so many delusional fans he'd be out. Got to lose the gay influence when choosing how to sing songs. He's a great performer/singer otherwise.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  61. mtd

    I think Allison did a great job last night......Simon is really getting tiresome with his no personality bull!!!!!!! I think Adam would be great on broadway, but not as the next american idol. Matt should be the next to go.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Linda

    I am certain that Adam Lambert is our 2009 American Idol.
    Handsome, innovative, trend setter and a great voice to boot.
    You never know what you are going to get, but one thing is for certain, it will be phenomenal.

    I think Adam, Danny and Allison are going to be our top three. They all seem to be genuinely nice people too.

    Adam will be in the same class as Elvis, and Roy Oberson. Unforgettable. Looking forward to be entertained by him for many years to come. Best Wishes Adam Lambert.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Caligirl

    Danny is going to wind up on some Christian radio station. Adam and Chris are American idols already and Alison will have a little girl rocker following on Nick junior if they can keep her singing about "wanting" her family instead of another "object of her affection."

    April 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  64. mj

    Okay, so we have people saying he stole the arrangement/performance from Muse. And then there those saying he stole it from Michael Buble. I'm a big Muse fan, and know their version, and Adam's was much jazzier – similar intro only. I'm not familiar with Buble's version, although I know his style of music and know that his would sound nothing like Muse's. So how is it then that Adam can - according to these brilliant folks on here - sound simultaneously like both of them? Hmm, doesn't sound logical to me.

    What does sound logical is a bunch of haters stymied to come up with a valid reason to dislike him. Now I'm okay with people disliking him - no performer is liked by everyone. But why waste your time and bandwidth to come on here and complain about something you claim to not care about?

    April 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Natty

    I needed ear plugs for the end! Seriously? Yeah he is on key, but people really enjoy the screeching that comes out his mouth?

    April 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Judette

    Adam, oh Adam, how I love thee!!!!!! You are the reason I watch AI this season. I watch with my husband and we smile in awe, shock, pleasure whenever you perform. Your voice is superb, your high range leaves many speechless because some don't truly understand how difficult it is to reach such a note and your melodies always carry so much emotion that the audience always either feel your sorrow or rejoice with you.
    Once again, tonight you left a smile in my face after your performance and I quickly dialed your numbers to register my vote once the line was opened.
    Kara said you were sleazy, people must understand that she meant it as a compliment, you are WONDERFULLY sleazy.
    Your fans are eagerly waiting to see you in the Finals.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Leighanna

    I actually am getting tired of Adam. Yes, he always sounds good... but all his songs he makes sound the same.. it's getting BORING. I don't want him to win. HE IS A PROFESSIONAL!!! Danny or Kris should win!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Ri

    Adam is a truly remarkable performer and exudes Star Character and Qualities....Someone here asked how they would market him...there are endless ways!! I can envision him not only reaching Double or Triple Platinum in CD Sales, but he has tremendous potential to be successful in acting as well, given his experience with theatre! I for one am looking forward to watching as his career successfully unfold before our eyes...And to all who say he "screams" and don't consider what he does to be singing...don't judge him solely on the high notes that he can hit so flawlessly and effortlessly, but listen to his full performance...the softer smoother notes that flow from him so easily...When an artist can get STANDING OVATIONS OUT OF SIMON COWELL and SMOKEY ROBINSON, when no one else in the competition has managed that feat, that is saying a lot!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Rebecca

    Let us not forget that one of AI's trademark is that at some point, toward the end of the season we are shocked beyond what we thought shocked us the year before. Constantine. Bo. Chris D. It happens pretty much every year. We also all know; but sometimes forget whilst caught up in our favorite winning, that in the realm of AI winning the crown is not always the best gig for success.

    That said, from a vocal standopoint no one can touch Adam. Allison comes the closest but Adam has by far the most technical ability. Well, and he is in another galaxy (some like it there, some don't) as far as entertainment value. I would happily watch hours of his covers, much less how incredible I can imagine his own work being. And naturally they give him the last spot. That's just smart marketing. Oh and for those of you who don't know, the contestants get to chose their own stage set up for each week's performance. His always stand out because he is a brilliant entertainer. Whether he wins it or not, he will succeed and I will buy a seat in the venue that houses him.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  70. T-Bone

    The immaturity on this blog really surprises me. Just because Adam is gay means absolutely nothing as far as his respectibility, marketablilty and in him having a long career in music industry. It's funny to me that people can even think that way. The man is original and extremely talented. Gay success stories: Freddie Mercury, Elton John, Dusty Springfield, Rob Halford, Melissa Etheridge, David Bowie (Ok he only admitted to being Bi), Pet Shop Boys, Michael Stipe, etc...the list goes on and on. All of these folks managed to be very successful for many years and many are considered icons in music as well as Hall of Fame members. As for myself, I think i would be very proud to be considered in such esteemed company. Considering all of his remarkable performances and the many times Adam has given credit and thanks to his many collaborators I think he is well on his way to becoming a very wonderful addition to that esteemed list. I can't wait to watch it all happen. Thanks to AI for giving this undiscovered talent the chance he so rightly deserves.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Alycat

    Come on guys..Adam is Broadway material – even has a bit of Meatloaf in him – but Idol worthy? I think not!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Sara

    Adam doesn't scream, he just sings VERY, very LOUD sometimes...on key!! That takes talent.
    He has it!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  73. K Perry

    Can you say "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"? He's all Broadway, he'd never sell one album.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Caligirl

    Not marketable?? This hot, catholic, happily married mom of 3 is drooling all over the guy! Yep – glued to the TV waiting to spend some cash to take in his music. Oh and my kids and husband love him too by the way. Go Adam. You make us happy!!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  75. ann

    Adam is a great actor, a fine singer. He needs to be on Broadway. I don't think he'll make it on audio. Its the acting that is impressive.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  76. ben Schnose

    I don't think it's fair for someone on broadway to compete in American Idol. If you get paid to sing and have a career out of it already, it's not fair! What's the difference then if someone already had a recording contract? I think the two are too similar.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  77. RR...

    Adan Lambert can sing any song the other contestants can..and beat them at their strenghts and comfort zones...
    On the other hand... no one and I mean no one can match Lambert's songs and range..
    Two mentors; Quentin Tarantino said, "this show is looking for rock stars...he's the real deal"
    Jammie Fox said, "he can sing with the very best, he's going to be great"....
    Both of them stood, admired and applaud Adam Lambert - no one else, for the rest they gave good pointers and were polite...
    American Idol has produced, I think four good singers with probable singing careers, and a Super Star...Adam Lambert...

    April 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Sally

    Adam was so fantastic last night. And it wasn't even his best performance to date! Didn't matter – at this point the man can't be beat. Loved Simon's comment regarding Randy's critique (something along the lines of complaining Adam is too theatrical is like complaining that cows moo).

    April 29, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  79. leslie

    sorry i dont like screamers and adam is a screamer! go back to broadway baby

    April 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Aaron

    Once again it is time to laugh at all the people who think Adam screams. You have no clue what you are talking about and no business even posting for that matter. It's why none of you are in the music business, and rightfully so.

    Now onto last night, once again there is Adam in a league so far above the rest that they cannot even see him. Nobody else even has a remote chance of winning. They are all competing for 2nd place.

    By far the best entracnce in the history of the show.

    As for him getting to go last he deserves it. Plus the producers know that if he went first or 2nd they would lose a ton of viewers. It's in the shows best interest to have the cream of the crop close out the show.

    It also happens to be more fair to the other contestants who if they have to follow Adam would pale by comparison. This gives them at least a shot a giving a good performance.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Leezer

    I am not a Adam hater I just feel he does not have a commercial sound. Last night I felt his performance was the worst. It was soooo not true to the genre that they were performing. Frank Sinatra was probably rolling in his grave! I am a big fan of that musical era and I felt all the contestants did a really good job except Adam he sounded like Robert Plant. I didn't even recognize the song! That era was so about vocal tone and graciousness I believe Adam is talented but he should not win this competition. As for the judges someone paid them off because Adam's performance was a mess! Normally Simon would have said that was a over indulgent performance. Makes me wonder!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  82. MJ

    To all who like or love Adam. Good for you. I myself cannot stand him. When he comes on, I change the station. The screaming and his theatrics are really annoying. Just stand up there and sing. He is no Steven Tyler, Freddy Mercury or any other rocker who was over the top. I would never buy his CD and after watching AI since it first came on, he will not make it and the sales of his first CD will bomb. He makes me cringe when he screams and that is just what it is... screaming.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  83. AnyaLA

    Adam was amaazing last night!!! He walked down those stairs as a winner! So confident, so artistic, mesmerizing!!! That was czaaaary great performance! I don't know if AI will ever have anyone better than Adam on the show.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  84. abbey

    Adam is amazing. He doesn't scream, he sings. Some of the other contestants screech like nothing I've heard before.The boy has every right to be arrogant, but is gracious and humble.And if that's not enough, he's absolutely gorgeous to look at. And zzz, what are you talking about??? I've never seen a more heart felt performance than Adam's on "disco" night!! Oh, and Michael if that was self indulgent nonsense, then here's to hoping he stays self indugent, and as for remarking that he needs to "lose a few pounds", he doesn't need to lose one ounce of that gorgeous body. As for all the other "negative" comments, they must be coming from the other contestant's relatives or straight guys who are so jealous that this gay/bi boy has had more women wanting him in the last couple of months than they will ever have in their entire lifetime!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Lisa

    Yes, Adam is very talented – needs to STOP screaming all the time – it's not necessary to show his vocal skills! BUT don't think for a minute that entrance was all his idea. It was textbook Michael Buble – just as he does in his concerts – only Michael's suit is black with a white shirt. It was a copy cat performance other than Michael can actually sing the song instead of scream it.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  86. sherry

    I think Adam will do great on Broadway but for an over all american idol, he does not have it. Yes he is a showman but the lounge lizrd theatrics is getting old. He is going to be hard to market for an idol but if Liberace was still around watch out!. Let's get a real idol that all of Americ can enjoy and support someon like Danny or Kris. Especially Danny

    April 29, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  87. Sea Siren

    I am a total 100% Adam lover and am able to recognize his unique and powerful talent. What I find so interesting after reading the blogs is that he always has by far the most comments. He invokes passion whether people love him or don't care for his style, everyone wants to write about it. I think he will be a true star because he delivers a performance that can entertain all of the six senses!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  88. marjorie

    I believe Adam can sing. At this point of the competition, he has to show all what he can do. And he showed it. A lot of people are excited with what he is doing and that's great! I don't understand why people are so into "too broadway" and "not to broadway", when a lot of AI stars are in broadway. AI is about singing and entertaining and that's what Adam is doing week after week. I really hope he wins AI. About time somebody like him wins. Hope america voted for him.

    I know we all have our favorites and we have our opinions of each singers. There is no need for us to bash those we don't like.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  89. Holly

    Adam is quite the performer. He's an outstanding singer and a great showman......I would love to see a concert of his someday!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  90. Loraly

    Adam....absolutely incredible! He is in a league of his own. He keeps raising the bar each week. The others can not reach him! Bravo Adam...you've made my Tuesday nights soooo exciting!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  91. mj

    Michael –

    Way to make a singing competition about weight. You're exactly what's wrong with this country. Your post was "self indulged nonsense".

    And for the record, Adam is absolutely smoking HOT just as he is!! Take a look at him again in his RoF performance. Those tight pants. Those camera shots from behind. Mmmmmmm.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  92. Elena

    PS: I forgot to add how inspired that opening strut was last night! It's funny, when Adam talks, he seems like a nice guy, very humble, however, when he sings, he's something else all together. He's not just Broadway or cabaret or glamtastic, he has that undefinable IT factor.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  93. Elena

    I've watched AI since seaon 4 and frankly, I'm growing tired of it. There's only one reason I watch this year and that's Adam Lambert. I've never seen anything like him on AI. I love how he makes no apologies for being who he is. He leaves it ALL on the stage. He's the only one this year who is a true entertainer and the only one last night who captured the true feel of the Rat Pack. They WERE Vegas. (BTW, I've listened to Muses' version which is more Indie rock flavored. Adam's is more caberet.)

    I've never been a fan of 80's glam rock and honestly, I couldn't listen to an album full of that type of music. Still, I appreciate what Adam can do vocally - not many people can achieve that. If you listen to some of Adam's other stuff, you'd see that the album he'd put out wouldn't be exactly like what he does on Idol from week to week. Nor do I think he'd perform every single on an album in such an OTT fashion. That's for the competition's sake. He has to put it out there every week. Otherwise, he'd be accused of not delivering or even of phoning it in

    Adam's a rare talent. I think he'll go far with his voice and charisma (and he has that in spades). I've never seen another Idol contestant capture so much interest, Having said all that, I'm not sure I want him to win and be stuck under the constraints of a 19E contract. Should he? IMO, yes. We shall see soon enough.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  94. Sasha

    Why does Adam get special lighting, staged choreography, and mic effects when no one else does? Come on, Producers, let's please try not to play favorites...

    April 29, 2009 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  95. Randy

    Well, let's face it. The competition is between Adam and Danny. Both will become famous no matter who wins. I like Danny; his vocal and his smiling positive personality.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  96. Justin DQ

    All I can say is if there wasn't Adam, this year's American Idol would be sooooo boring! Not sure if he could win the whole thing or not, because there are too many homophobic out there; but in my heart, Adam is already THE WINNER! Vote for Adam!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  97. Matt

    Hopefully winning the competition will give him enough confidence to stop pretending he is someone else. The makeup, terrible hair style, and god-awful earings/fingernails can give way to a real star. He's easy to listen to but difficult to look at.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  98. j

    First of all, the song was not technically a Rat pack standard, It was written back in the mid 60's for a musical and up until about 5 years ago was only known because of Nina Simone. Adam can thank Micheal Buble for giving him his arrangement. Adam is the most overdone person on this show, he doesn't sing, he just screeches and he doesn't really have any vocal talent. He hasn't made it yet, because he probably showed up to an audition and screeched and the director probably looked at him like he was ridiculous, because thats what he is, ridiculous. The best and only true "singer" in this show is Kris and maybe matt.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  99. DallasAdamFan

    I can't say it better than Bridgette....Adam is AMERICA's IDOL. He is my reason for watching the show. If these haters really felt like they say –I find it hard to believe they would take the time to comment.

    He is amazing and can't wait to see what his future holds!!!! I am so along for the ride.

    Gay or not....which doesn't matter....he is HOT HOT HOT!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  100. Jim from San Rafael

    What is all the fuss about? He is a modern day Liberace - all show and glitz. Yes, he can sing, but as Simon would say, I find all of his performances to be a bit indulgent. He took an excellent jazz standard last night and totally ruined hit with his screechy screaming. I'll take any of the other 4 over him any day.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  101. Sara

    Wouldn't it be hilarious if he WASN'T gay and all the homophobes would have to find something else to worry about????? Could be an act, you know! Everyone says he is a showman...

    GO ADAM!!! Love to hear you sing!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  102. michael

    Self indulged nonsense. He also could stand to loose a few pounds.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  103. D

    Adam can sing, but I am very sick of the same scream every week. We get it you can scream for a very long time, STOP! Way over the top, he will be good on Broadway in very dramatic roles only, he hasn't shown a lot of diversity, everything is the same every week. He definitely can make things his own, but better suited to theater.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  104. ZZZ

    All Adam needs is a rhinstone encrusted cape and transform into: LIBERACE!!! Where is his soul? He is like a doll, can change clothing, make up, hair and be something different every week...but who is he? He is just a big PRETENDER....that's all.... Sing from your heart and let people see you, maybe then more people will stop hating and vote for you. Till then, no AI for you.....

    April 29, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  105. Nicole

    Adam is fantastic ... not a 'cookie cutter' type of the usual contestant on AI.

    For those of you who question his career before AI... did you bother to check out his performance (song "Is Anybody Listening" in "The Ten Commandments" opposite Val Kilmer (thought that was a Broadway musical) and completely opposite was Adam's performance in the song he wrote "Crawl thru Fire".

    Adam is a winner!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  106. Reggie and Maggie

    Adam has give us a taste of a lot of different music!....Tracks of my Tears, Mad World, If I Can't Have You, were all slow, ballad types and masterfully done...Born to be Wild, Play That Funkey Music....great and
    he is different and shows off a range of octaves in all his music...He is a star...I saw Elvis up close in concert in his jeweled suits.....He was a showman and a super, super star. Adam is only 27 years old, and, he has a lot of life ahead of him...Don't fault him for what he has achieved or what he is seeking. The others are talented, Adam is gifted!!!!! He's got my support all the way to the end!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  107. Shannon

    Another creepy performance by Adam. The guy has an incredible range, but do we need to be assaulted by it each and every week?! And why does he insist on making strange (not sexy) faces and sticking out his tongue when holding a note. He is less than original, perhaps those of you that think he is should listen to more music. He belongs in a theatre, not on pop or rock radio. Seriously, what kind of album could he make?

    And for those of you discounting anyone who criticizes Adam, I have a background in music theatre, scored a very high SAT and GRE score, have two degrees, traveled the world, and speak four languages.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  108. RMac

    He is a great singer but KNOWS IT. His cocky attitude shows through on his performance. He could have made a singing career without AI. Everything does not have to be done in his style, all the other contenders get gigged on not changing it up week by week. He does the same yelling each week. Want to see something different from him.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  109. JustMe

    I can't get enough of Adam. He has the whole package – talent, charisma, looks, stage presence. He is the most intelligent, creative contestant ever to grace the Idol stage. He's genius in that he makes you want more and more from him. He knows exactly what he's doing.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  110. Brandy

    Adam is not over the top. For me, I would for sure go see him in concert because I'd know not only can he sing but he can entertain. Anyone ever see a Madonna concert, even on TV? It's enjoyable. He's got it all. I liked Danny at first but he's boring.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  111. Lois

    Adam is amazing! Kara took the words right out of my mouth – sleazy was a surprising description of his performance but it hit the nail on the head! I look forward to Adam's performances each week because I know I will be thoroughly entertained and surprised. Ring of Fire is a performance that I keep going back to – it was our first glimpse into how crazy this guy's imagination is and how he wants to WOW us each week. Let's face it – all the top 10 performance can sing...but to be an american idol, you have to bring something else to the table – and ADAM does that week after week. I WILL pay money to see him – no matter if he wins the whole thing or not. I also love Kris Allen. He is positively adorable and there is some sound in his voice that I can't put my finger on precisely but it wins me over each week. He is not showy, and Jamie described his performance perfectly too when he said he does not go for 'vocal olympics' (how cute is that!?) but just puts his signature on a classic. I love them both but Adam will win.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  112. Sham

    Although I LOVE Adam, I didn't think it was his best vocal performance. His strut down the stairs was great but comical.

    Did anyone notice that Adam's clip at the end of the show during the replays was different than what he actually sang on the "live" telecast.??? It bothered me that it was a little different so I used my DVR to rewind and compare. Why would the two not match?

    Any ideas?

    April 29, 2009 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  113. Jeanne

    Adam is best when he is understated. But that "Steve Perry sound alike" screaming I can live without. But other than that, the guy is pretty incredible. One thing I didn't like though was that smirk he had on his face when he finished. He looked very conceited and stuck up and it just really turned off. I have a feeling he's going to win, and then he's going to be h3ll to work with because he's going to be way too full of himself.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  114. DM

    Adam's vocals are amazing. However, he has been too theatrical in his performances for the past few weeks, especially last night. His best performance was Black or White. Having said that, he will still win the competition because his talent outshines the others in every respect.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  115. Cindy

    I'm reminded of Freddie Mercury.... He enjoys being over the top, but I'm not sure what type of music he will be able to record. He's too Drag Queen to be a true heavy rocker even though that is where his voice is leading him. He's not a "pop" artist or R&B. Too "GLAM" to be Daughtry – more Axel Rose, but without the tatoos.

    I can't see him doing well if he wins. He has pipes, but just don't know what he can do with it.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  116. Moonflower

    Adam's performances leave me breathless each week and last night was no different. The one note that he held so long was so well controlled that it gave me chills. I am wondering if the critics of Adam would buy a concert ticket to go see any of the other 5 wonderful contestants in concert? I think not – but, I do believe that Adam has the talent and the charisma to pack a giant house and rock them until the wee hours of the morning! My daughter texted me after Adam's performance (while I was still smiling and feeling sooooo good) and said to me, 'I know you love Adam Lambert' lol.....yes indeed, I would spend my hard earned money on a ticket to his performance and I would buy his album and I hope we 'Adam fans' don't have to go through 'withdrawal' in four weeks after the show is over.....I can barely stand to think of that after having Adam in my living room all these wonderful weeks! See you from the audience one day really soon, Adam! Peace and love and rock and roll!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  117. Carol

    LOVE YA ADAM!!!!! keep on givin me those chillllls, whooohooooo...

    April 29, 2009 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  118. joe

    Joan and Rafael,

    Yes his range is limited, either that or he doesn't use his full range. He consistently sings in the higher registers, but rarely drops to the lower registers. The ability to sing two octaves does not mean you have great range. It's what you do with that range that really matters. So I stand by my statement that he has a limited range. Mariah Carey could also raise her voice several octaves. And did so effectively. What Adam does is scream.

    Although the songs are different he does the same things to them every week. Brings them into higher keys and sings in falsetto. That is it. No real originality there.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  119. Rosie

    With AI on the way out what better way to finish it off with, once again,
    them trying to shove someone down our throats. No matter what
    Adam Lambert's voice is, to me he is not an "Idol" American or not.
    He is so sure of himself, holding himself above the others, and smirking at the very people that are voting for him. LIke someone above said "He is disgusting" and what a shame AI has been ruined.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  120. Luna

    I guess these people would have thought that Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Bono are/were not marketable either – they are all over the top performers!!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  121. Trav

    Adam is a weirdo; can't stand his persona and he signs in an octave or two too high...

    April 29, 2009 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  122. Randy

    Adam is a great PERFORMER but i can't see him doing well selling CDs. I enjoy watching him and all that he does on stage. I could see myself going to his concert or stage play but not buying an Album.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  123. CJ

    I sure hope he can be stopped. He gives me the creeps...not in a good way, either. I just think he is far better suited to be in Broadway, and THAT is meant as a compliment. And must he bring in the KISS like scream into EVERY song? It's getting a little irritating. There's no doubt he can sing, but I think he's too dramatic to be stuck on a CD (IMO).

    April 29, 2009 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  124. Aaron

    Typical over-indulgent melodramatic blather from Adam.. He is meant for theater not for American Idol. Let's hope the voters paid attention last night and finally put Adam in the bottom.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  125. johnnyz

    Voted off AL. Get a grip. There aren't enough of you red necks to out vote the Adam fans. You really should consider who buys the music these days. If your last album was by Johnny Cash and had Ring of Fire on it as the hit single, you must be a red neck.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  126. Janelle

    I absolutely LOVE Adam and each performance just gets better and better! He is so original and a standout from everyone in the competition. Now don't get me wrong, I love Alison and Danny and if Adam were not in this competion they would be the top 2 in the finals. I think this season is the best one yet as far as talent is concerned. I know we will be hearing a lot more of the top 5 finalists and I wish all of them much success and to always stay humble.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  127. Carolyn

    Adam is fantastic. What a voice! Way too theatrical though – last night in particular he reminded me of a broadway performer – not a musician giving a concert. I give him plenty of props and expect to see him on finals night – but tone it down and just sing buddy – drop the theatre performances, sometimes they come across as off-putting. Last night was borderline.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  128. Jon in Texas

    Look, homeboy has better range than anyone else, but what kind of CD is he going to make. I've always thought he'd be a good throwback heavy metal singer, but that's about it. There's NO WAY he can be a Top 40 singer. His best chance to be successful will be on Broadway. For those of you who say he's original, come on. He's doing the same thing that Cry Baby did last year and search online for obscure versions of songs. Also, he's not that great of a performer. He is a great arranger of lights, music, etc. Giving creepy looks and sticking your tongue out when hitting your big notes is not my definition of a "great performance".

    April 29, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  129. SPORK

    I just don't get the Lambert Mania. The dude is way too theatrical. I think he tries WAAAY to hard and comes off desperate, not just hungry. And his voice stabs through my head like a rusty knitting needle.

    Even if he DOES win, I can assure you he will not have a career like Clarkson or Daughtry.

    Ugh. That is all.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  130. rudy

    Lil Rounds complained that the negative remarks got her out of the contest.

    At least she deserved much of the negative remarks, but Simon's attack on Allison was very unjustified. Even Kara said he was crazy.
    If someone gets up and deserves negative comments....they should get them...but Simon's attack on Allison was very un deserved...she had a great performance...which even he had to admit.

    this is a singing contest.....and based on that...she is right up there with the best of the best.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  131. Ike

    Yes, Adam can sing, very well as a matter of fact. But, I can't stand his performances! That fingernails-on-the-chalkboard note he hit last night made me cringe in pain! If he would just keep singing and stop trying to go over the top, I'd want him to win.

    But, that's my opinion. I won't claim he can't sing because I don't like his performances. But, he'll make enough money off other folks and won't miss the money I won't spend to listen to him!

    To set the record straight, musical taste and intelligence aren't related. It's all about personal opinion.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  132. R.

    Adam is in a class of his own and can't even be compared to the others. Yes, sleazy, sexy, dramatic, amazing voice, all describe his performance! One performance is just as fabulous as the other. I thank him for being inspiring, exciting and for sharing his amazing talent with all of us. Talk about spicing up our lives!!! I can't remember when an entertainer did all this. Thank you, thank you to Adam Lambert.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  133. Carol

    I'm just wondering, if Adam wins and he doesn't do broadway, what type of music will he sing?

    I like him alot and get mesmerized at his performances! But I can see how others may not. All the 5 people left are equally great!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  134. Melissa

    Adam is the best. He's the only one of the bunch that can make me drop what I'm doing to go watch. But he won't win. For some idiotic reason Americans never choose the best, they choose the second best as the winner.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  135. Big fan

    Just another note about all the "theater" comments. Being theatrical is not mutually exclusive with being popular. Ever hear of "High School Musical 1, 2 and 3" and Zac Efron? This is a genre that's being reintroduced to a whole new generation of children and teens, and it's a cause for celebration, not scorn. Like him or not, it's refreshing that Adam is courageous enough to be himself, in spite of what this homophobic world will think. I' sure his years of theater training as a child helped with that. Just imagine the teasing he probably endured as a child, singing and acting in his school drama shows with a bunch of "girls." Goes to show you what self-belief and courage can do for you, no matter how different or persecuted you may be. THAT is why everyone finds Adam so refreshing - along with his killer vocals and stage presence, of course.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  136. Kay

    Adam's being gay doesn't matter at all to me, but I'm sure it matters a LOT to a conservative TV network like Fox, especially if they've seen some of the YouTube footage floating around.

    They're using Adam for ratings right now, but when the time comes he won't be the winner. Danny or Kris is much more their speed.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  137. Jennifer N

    I love Adam Lambert, but wasn't 'Feeling Good' clearly an arrangement inspired by one of my favorite bands, Muse? If so, I just think they deserve a little credit (on the show) for an amazing arrangement of an old standard. Matthew Bellamy, the lead singer of Muse, is a musical genius. But it seemed very similar, especially the subtle yet dramatic flourishes...with a few of Adam's own flourishes thrown in of course, his ending was killer. Don't get me wrong, Adam was AMAZING, but another artist's work really helped him reach that level.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  138. Joe

    It's pretty obvious that Adam is a "Led Zeppelin" and Freddie Mercury "Queen" wanna be!! I can tell by the way he sings and acts on stage. If you remember and know these bands, you can see he tries to immitate them!
    He is the type of singer that feels safe when applying the "attitute and drama" of others, but when he needs to sing a song with his passion, there's none!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  139. Kathy

    Adam is awesome and WILL win this competition. He sings like he was born to do it and not only that but he actually gives a perfomance! He is very entertaining....and do I need to mention he resembles a mixture of Kurt Russell and Elvis? Totally hot!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  140. joan

    red you are confused...you never know what you are going to get from Adam...joe...his range is limited???....do you even know what you are talking about....I don't get about the screaming...because he can raise his voice an octave or two...that is screaming?....Please....I think you people are nothing but chronic complainers....

    April 29, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  141. Lynn Boyd

    Go ahead and boo me but I just do not care for Adam. He's such a screamer.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  142. stacey

    I love him sooooooo much! He gives me chills and he makes me smile very big. I look forward to every week to seeing what he brings. He has an amazing voice and a great entertainer!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  143. Rafael

    joe: "his range is limited" and "Does the same thing every week"????
    Are you out of your freaking mind?? Look at Mad World, Track of My Tears, Born to Be Wild... How are those the same?? You wouldn't know talent if it stood right in front of your face.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  144. Kenneth Boostrom

    To be very honest, you are the only performer i'd pay to see in concert – great presence on the stage

    April 29, 2009 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  145. Cant B. Trusted

    I will not deny the talent that Adam has, however why is he always last to sing? And his entrances are always made grander? Kris went first because he is surprisingly showing that he is a capable contender. No matte how good the first performance falls to the back of your mind. AI wants the final to be Adam vs. Danny and it has been set up that way.

    Again I am not denying the talent Adam has but he has been pushed more than any other contestant ever.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  146. Pegster

    Adam is overly dramatic and a little too effeminate for my taste. And I dislike his screaming.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  147. Atcb

    Wow, Adam is the best. Anyone who does not like him or his voice does not recognize talent. This years contestants are the best ever in AI history. But Adam stands out to be an artist. Not just a great singer but a pure artist. I look forward to purchasing his cds.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  148. js

    This guy looks evil. Not sexy, but evil with a snake tongue. I'm not a rocker fan, so the screaming does nothing for me. He does have pitch though and that is only good thing I can say about his talent or should I say lack of talent!

    And, who gives a rat if he is gay or not. What does that have to do with anything. He just needs to quit looking so darn evil as though the devil has control of him.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  149. JimC

    Yes, Adam can sing. BUT, can he please sing a complete song without SCREAMING at the end????

    As others have stated, other than a gay cabaret show (which he has already done, just check Youtube), who could possible listen to an entire album of his overindulgent screaming during every song?????

    Even Freddie Mercury and Steven Tyler knew when to dial it down and simply sing a great song!!!

    People either love or hate Adam. Seems 50/50 of the public. For this reason, his votes will be split and Danny will be your next American Idol!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  150. shandaar

    My 12 year old was watching last night and said Adam looked mean. He didn't even want to look at him. Thought he looked like he wanted to hurt someone.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  151. live4funtimes@aol.com

    I really enjoy Adam, but last night, I was really ticked off at the way AI "pimped" him!!. Come on, staircase in red (or was it pink), white suit, the white lights behind him giving off a glorious glow as if the 2nd coming was in progress. There is no doubt in my mind that AI (Simon?) has already decided who they (he) wants to win, so let's put all the bells & whistles in place to make sure it happens. Did I mention it really TICKED ME OFF!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  152. JMan

    The long note by adam was at such a high note that it made both of my cats get nervous and runn around!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  153. clm

    I think he may have just done himself in last night. Truely, who wants to hear the ratpack sung that way. I think that he forgets it's about the music and not always about ADAM.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  154. joe

    Adam is going to be done soon. He does the same things to the songs every week, sings them in falsetto and screams. He has a good voice, but his range is limited. And he is a love him or hate him performer. More in the vein of Marylin Manson than Steven Tyler, or Mick Jagger.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  155. Linda

    Now that was self indulgent. I think Adam is starting to believe he has this won already. He should remember last year and how the judges swooned every time David A. sang. America thought differently and they will again this year!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  156. nonparieldolls

    Adam Lambert. I think Adam has become Adam Lambert since joining American Idol. Despite his prior theater experience, I think this is the first time Adam doesn't have to tone it down and be a team player. He's standing in his own spotlight for the first time and he is blowing away the competition.

    When I first heard him sing, I was impressed and his subsequent performances put me in mind of Freddy Mercury from Queen. I think there is so much talent in Adam and so much musicality, it is just spilling out all over the Idol stage. I think Adam was always great, he just didn't realize it or believe it. That seems to be true of all the great singers - the talent was always there and it just needed to be given some room to grow and develop. I don't think Adam just suddenly got this good, he's always been this good. It's just now he's got a chance to shine and boy, is he ever!

    On his being gay - who cares? Unless you're hoping to sleep with him, what possible difference does it make?

    He has an amazing stage presence, an amazing vocal range, and no matter what the final outcome of American Idol, I doubt anyone is going to ever say, "Adam who?" about this Adam. Ever. 🙂

    April 29, 2009 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  157. red

    I know Adam is talented but I am getting a little tired of the same "dramatic" routine every week. At least with the other contestants you are not quite sure what you are going to get. With Adam- you know it is going to be some big over the top- sometimes too over the top production. He is very creative and talented but I would like to see him go back to some of the things he did in the beginning. These last few weeks have all been very similar to me.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  158. Stacie

    Adam rocked, as usual. Love it. What I love most is watching his father gush with pride. The camera goes to him, and you can see Adam's dad think "That's my kid!" You rock Adam's dad!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  159. Noki

    OK Yes Adam can sing- But come on – What other contestant get a stage show like that- and how many times will he get to close the show? He is way over the top for my taste- I wonder without all the theatrics how would he sound?
    Bottom line Adam belongs in Vegas or on Broadway

    April 29, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  160. Di

    I think he is GROSS – who is voting for him

    April 29, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  161. Wendy

    Another amazing performance! Yippes!! He is untouchable, unstopple and in a completely different league that the rest. He's that good! The best performer EVER on Idol! Best season of talent yet!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  162. Jenna

    I agree to a point that Adam is good! HOWEVER, the screaming is way too annoying, time after time its the same thing. I understand that thats what makes Adam Adam but if I want to hear a nice love song I don't want to have the headache of his screeching inter with the mood the song was to put me in in the first place. Adam stick to your little theatrical crap. I totally agree you Keith! Does anyone else agree with us?! GO Keith, I'm on your side!!! He's not much to look at either people. He wears too much makeup, eyeliner c'mon?! Yeah, all the little girlies teeney boppers out there might be mesmerized by his sreeching but there are a few others on Idol who are way more impressive (GO GOKEY GO)! Holler back if you agree!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  163. Fred Jones

    Lizzard boy

    April 29, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  164. Tricia

    At the start of this season, I mentioned to a few people that the only two singers who'd caught my attention were Danny and Adam. I initially put Danny at the top of the heap, but Adam soon had wowed me. Seriously, this guy is such a gifted and exciting performer! I'm always interested in seeing what he'll do next. In a tv reality series that has become a complete yawn, Adam is a breath of fresh air! Bravo for last night, and bravo for giving me something to look forward to every single week!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  165. Pat


    He is on AI for the exposure. He's been in the biz for a few years and can't get a "break". If we had his drive/aspirations we'd be on Idol too.

    The pimp spot & the stairs were over the top, but nobody else coulda pulled it off. Simon was gushing when he told Ryan he couldn't use the stairs anymore.

    Adam is the best, but will be #2. He wont want to fit in AI/Ent 19's box. He's destined for better. I predict Kris will be the surprise this year.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  166. MELINDA

    Adam does nothing but scream songs. He can not sing one song without putting in the screaming. I HATE IT!! He is to into himself. He should be gone!!Also why during all the shows but one has he sung last. Do they want to make sure everyone remembers him?? I think it is fixed.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  167. allie

    To Keith: Did your parents hit you when you were little? Lighten up! Adam's a riot. I actually feel sorry for you. You're missing all of the fun.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  168. claire

    It just dawned on me that the reason Adam seems to always goes last is that the Idol Producers know that he will be in the finals no matter what. Having said that, I think they know if the show starts to run over that it won't hurt his chances. This is twice he was shorted.....once on the judging, when Simon spoke for the group and I feel his song was shorted last night.

    Adam rocks...........but I love Allison and Danny too!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  169. Keith

    I see another Taylor Hicks in Adam.........great performer, ok singer, nobody will buy CD's to just listen to them.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  170. Marie

    Randy was right, he is becoming more and more dramatic, and more Broadway. He is no longer my front runner. Matt will go tonight....

    April 29, 2009 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  171. mj

    AI might as well just call this their last season. No one is EVER going to be able to top Adam, and I seriously think AI's ratings will plummet next season. Adam winning season 8 would be the ultimate swan song!

    I usually watch this show just for mild entertainment. Something on the tv while I work on my PC. But this year... Well, put it this way: Adam is the first contestant I've ever voted for AND the only one I've ever downloaded from iTunes. From week to week I can't wait to see what's next. I honestly don't think I could stand to watch this show after this season and see a bunch of mediocre kids try to pull off the same thing. Simon's threatening to leave the show after this season? I think now is the best time.

    One more thing...

    I just can't fathom how this guy has managed to live in L.A. and perform publicly and has never been plucked off the stage for a record deal. That is just off-the-charts CRIMINAL!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  172. Nelson

    Every Week...never fails! Adam all the way dog!...WHAT..you check it out....Adam you git real chops man...that's no joke and what does it for you for me is that you are humble yet unleashed when you perform and you bring it man every week!! You are dope man!

    You got that early Elvis swagger and I don't care which way the clock ticks for you. You are the bomb and will win the competition hands down I feel.

    Rock On!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  173. Keith

    I think if Adam went and took a crap on the stage the judges would get all tingly and love it!!! This guy does nothing but screech and scream. The judges are (once again) ramming a contestant down America's "throat". Adam will be the next Blake Lewis. Adam is a great performer but his "singing" is nothing but screeching. And is anyone else just completely repulsed when he sticks his tongue out when he screeches those high notes>??? GROSS!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  174. Andrea in WV

    I've watched AI with a mild interest for several seasons now, but this is the first time that I've felt moved to really root for someone to win. Adam is head and shoulders above the rest. I don't always like his adaptations of songs (still cringing at "Ring of Fire"), but this guy can SING. I especially love his theatrical background. That makes him unique from the other run-of-the-mill boy band Idol wannabes.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  175. Becky

    I cannot stand Adam...I think he can sing but he is too over dramatic and theatrical he belongs on broadway doing plays he doesn't deserve to win American Idol

    April 29, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  176. Bill

    @Big fan

    Thats more of an indication of the sad state of the music biz these days. It's not all about talent (although, Carrie Underwood has a good voice...Daughtry is a dime a dozen singer)

    April 29, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  177. Kevin

    Dude's good.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  178. Carolyn

    Adam is good but is he what America is looking for? I love his performances but they come across as a theactrical (sp) play compared to when Danny and Kris sing there is a passion and you know it is real.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  179. bernardo

    it really feels good to see talent(it is spelled K-R-I-S-)in the competition

    April 29, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  180. Kate Rydquist

    I thought the first 4 contestants did a good job last night, and then Adam comes out on the stage and reinforces why I think he is the best to ever appear on Idol, followed by David Cook, Elliott Yamin and Cari Underwood. Adam is already a star, and when the season ends will be a Super Star!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  181. cp

    I just can't understand why everyone likes him so much! He belongs singing '80's hair metal. Get the screaming little girl with the big ego off the stage! And would someone please explain why he dresses like a punk and acts like a girl!?!?!

    He also shows how the judges play favorites and are trying to rig the contest from the start. Paula he stopped even trying to hide it!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  182. Sherry

    He was great! I loved everything about his performance. He is a true entetainer and he IS in it to win it all!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  183. Lee

    So Adam had the last slot and got to make a grand entrance on the staircase...sure feels like the producers are practically handing him the title. I felt manipulated.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  184. Marilyn

    What's wrong with you Americans? U have a genuine talent like Adam Lambert and yet you criticize him for being over-the-top? That's what makes him so different and utterly amazing. If America doesn't want him, trust me that the rest of the world would welcome him with open arms! God bless Adam.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  185. Madeline

    Sorry Adam, but I mean you can sing some, but all that screaming. All your songs sound alike. You have "one style", it's pretty obvious.
    Now I wouldl buy Danny's and Kris' records way before I buy yours.
    I really can't see you a Amerian Idol.
    Simon was right in saying that it's "too much theater". Maybe you should try "Broadway".

    April 29, 2009 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  186. Sally

    I think he is very talented, however, I don't enjoy that kind of music. I think his looks resemble Elvis, but Elvis was a much better singer. He'll probably win and thats okay. The last 5 will all have their shot at something in the music world.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  187. Tara

    He BETTER be stopped. I was hoping he'd fall down the stairs.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  188. notahugefanofhisanyway

    He is disgusting!

    His rendition of that song was too dramatic....it was like watching a villian from a Disney musical up there sauntering around! YUCK!!!!

    This is American Idol not Babes on Broadway for crying out loud!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  189. judy

    I am so tired of Adam screaming and his tongue. He will only make it as part of a band or Broadway. Why has he never been successful? Maybe because he screams and not sing. He is the same each week. Just his costume changes. And I am so tired of Simon and the others jamming him dowm our throats. They are so blinded by him that they have lost all their impartiality. They are biased and want him to win. I am not on the Adam bandwagon and have never been. he is not a singer but an actor. And this is a singing contest.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  190. Barbara

    There he goes again! Can he not perform without screaming like a dying cat. What a disaster, Danny's singing is so relaxing and so soothing while Adam can put you into a nerve racking state of mine. He cannot perform at all , no matter how slow the song is, without screaming and ruining the whole performance. No American Idol !

    April 29, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  191. Kim

    Adam is pure Broadway...theatre, theatre, theatre – plain and simple. NOT a contemporary performer AT ALL. He needs to go

    April 29, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  192. Whatever

    This guy is a screamer. That is not to say there is not a place for his style (ala Axel Rose) but just says he screams a lot. As far as the show goes it is harder to watch it when you kind of know the eventual outcome, so why bother. This is the crux. American Idol is marketing this guy way more than the other contestants to the point it leaves a sour taste. His production numbers are ten times bigger, lighting, theatrics, and the whole gambit. It is certainly easy to see why people are so taken with him when you look at how the others are put into the shadows. I predict this guy will win but his "coolness" will wear off because he does seem like a one trick pony. Danny and Kris I think have a more mainstream appeal and will actually do better in the business. Matt should go home now.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  193. Josie

    I <3 Adam. Like many other people, I was not a huge fan of American Idol but Adam has brought me back week after week. Hubby and I actually look forward to Tuesday nights to see Adam. He is brilliant and will go far in the music world. I can't wait for him to put out an album. He is classic.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  194. Pat

    I pray that Adam doesn't win. He has such an arrogance about him. Buddy you aren't all that good ya know. Danny or Kris deserves it!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  195. Sharon

    Adam is stand-out from the rest of the contestants. I just love him! He is by far the best and will win the competition if he keeps it up. Performance was top notch, dramatic & he has the star quality.

    Queen should hire him.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  196. Linda


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  197. JM

    Oh yea....and the gay comments are getting old. Grow up people. It's 2009.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  198. JM

    I get so tired of hearing that he is too theatrical. Ever since Michael Jackson's Thriller video, artists have been trying to add much more to their performances than just standing there and singing. Even David Lee Roth was theatrical on stage. I honestly don't understand why these people have a problem with that. I would much rather see a concert with some theatrics than one where a guys sits on a stool and strums a guitar for 2 hours like Kris would.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  199. Megan

    I don't care if Adam becomes this year's Idol or not....he has a record deal the instant he gets voted off – or wins. This guy is amazing both as a vocalist and a performer. This is the first season I've watched from beginning to end and it is ALL because of Adam.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  200. Sam

    Allison wil be gone if not this week next. She sounds like a frog most of the time. She has talent, but she does nothing for me because she always sound off pitch. My Adam better be the next American Idol he's the only reason I watch the show. There will be three men left Adam, Danny, and Kris....

    April 29, 2009 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  201. Big fan

    To those of you who ask why he needs AI to be great, why aren't you asking the same of Carrie Underwood or Chris Daughtry? They are some of the biggest stars in the music biz today, but would they be there without AI? No! All of you who are dissing Adam are just like the straight men I know who dislike him - not because he's a bad singer, but because they're jealous that a gay man is sexier (and a better singer) then they'll ever be. Go ADAM!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  202. Gene

    This has got yo be the most sleasy person who has ever been on American Idol shows. Pray he is knocked down and put in his place.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  203. mentalRay

    Get lives people. I can't believe people actually watch this show. It's karaoke at best.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  204. James

    He is an overrated one-trick pony. Here's the formula- stare down the audience a la musical production theatrics, start slow, build up to a banshee wail, then wait for the "genius" comments and kudos to roll in.

    Can you imagine an album of 10 songs like this?

    April 29, 2009 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  205. Robin

    I love Adam, he is the one to beat. He always has the star quailty to be the next American Idol. He has the looks and the voice. Go Adam!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  206. Edward Ashley

    I would not trust this ?. You can see it in is eyes he thinks he's the greatest thing to be born.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  207. Bill

    I love how people are so quick to say "you don't know singing!" if someone doesn't like him. People have their opinion, you don't have to come out and say they don't know what they talk about because they don't agree with you. He has a voice for Broadway, but if I heard that come on the radio, I'd keep the dial moving.

    I also like how people act like he is an all time great and the best we've seen in years and years. Great, he's sung a few weeks on a glorified Star Search. He just keeps doing the same thing–speed up the song and scream (and don't tell me I don't know music) or slow down the song.

    His image is totally not original, his arrangements are not original...but idol keeps shoving it out there like it is because the majority of the audience doesn't know better (no fault of their own, it's not 'mainstream' stuff). It'll be a shame if he wins this. Maybe his original album sales will be high just because of the show, as long as they get that album out right away. But I'm not seeing anything pointing towards long term success

    April 29, 2009 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  208. Bridget Jennings

    All 5 are mega talented at this point. Adam is top dog... he can do no wrong. He is so multi talented that he can't be touched. What a wonderful story that he has struggled for so long and now has found super stardom. He more than deserves it! Hmmm this would make s great movie!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  209. Jessica

    No, Adam Lmbert can't be stopped! He needs to sing "Forever ain't enough" by J. Holiday and go ahead and put a cap on it!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  210. Deb (NY)

    Unbelievable show and an incredible performance once again by Adam. I feel he is running away with the win.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  211. Donski

    I had the show DVR'd last night and I kept rewinding Adam's performance. It was AMAZING! Be clear, I will probably not ever buy his album (just not my kind of music) but I have a huge appreciation and respect fo him!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  212. KatyMay

    Sigh. I see the haters are out in full force. Me thinks many of you protest to much. There are many legit criticisms of Adam-he is over the top etc. But as far as singing? i guess noone saw the article that voice teachers are using his recordings to teach their students. He can do things with his voice that most singers only dream of being able to do.

    As far as Broadway, Adam is being courted for the Spiderman lead, a musical written by Bono/U2. This might make him a pretty big star. Given the low level of talent of our "pop" stars (Brittany, miley et.al.) perhaps he is too good for the pop charts.

    I think everyone was good last night, I hope Allison makes it through to rock week!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  213. Stacie

    Well said RJ! I couldn't care less about him being gay. I didn't even know he was gay until about 3 weeks ago. I didn't like him before that!

    My question is this. What makes him so marketable? What kind of music will he put out? I think he'll be more of a Taylor Hicks than an Elvis. Everyone loved Taylor Hicks because he had a great personality (like Adam). But, where is Taylor Hicks now?

    I admit that Adam has the stage presence. He is a performer but not necessarily a great singer. He is okay, but not great. I wonder how many of you will actually buy his cd when it comes out. There is no video, just his voice....

    He's GREAT for Broadway but that is about the extent of it.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  214. M. Freeman

    After the Teusday PM show, no doubt, Adam is the BEST!! His delivery is superb. I would say the next person of interest is Chris. His song was totally believable!! The five (5) left are good, but only Adam can take his performance to the Big Time. I kinda thought he reminded me of "Elvis" and that ain't bad.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  215. molly shepherd

    I agree with Lin (above). No one does any more screaming than Goofy Gokey aka Mr. Magoo.

    Adam is HOT, HOT, HOT! He is the only true performer in the group!!!
    It was almost painful listening to the rest of them.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  216. CW

    This is a singing competition. Adam is a drama queen. He screams when he sings and i hate the way he sticks his tongue out. He needs to tone down the drama part.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  217. Kathy

    Adam is so over the top!! While he made make a terrific Broadway lead or front man for 9 inch Nails or INXS – he would stink as an individual artist. I would never buy his "stuff". AND....I can not stand to look at him perform or the way he screams! He looks like Gene Simmons reincarnated with that tongue!!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  218. Tom

    Adam was amazing!!! He should win but we will see who Fox wants to win.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  219. Kay

    I like Adam, but there's no way Fox will allow a gay performer to become the new American Idol.

    He'll be in the finals – Fox isn't about to risk losing the ratings if Adam was voted off – but he won't win. The winner will probably be Danny, and Adam will be the runner-up.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  220. Nae

    There is starting to be a backlash about Adam. It's about time. The drama is getting old. He won't make it past Broadway. This guy is doomed to do a show with Clay Aiken. He is NO Elvis. He looks like Kurt Russell doing Elvis. Elvis and the Rat Pack had class something Lambert doesn't. Do we really want the next Revlon spokesperson to be Lambert?

    April 29, 2009 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  221. Amy

    Adam was smokin hot again!!!! OMG This is a tough one! who will go home???? Matt was hot; Alison was hot; Danny was smokin hot!! The only one who I think was so so was Kris...but even he was hot...yikes! Who will go???

    April 29, 2009 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  222. kelly

    I have to agree. His parents moved to LA for him to get famous.
    I am shocked that he's not on Broadway (Where he should have been beating down the door).

    While I do think he is amazing – perhaps the next Wayne Newton? He can't play (wayne can).

    I see you on a huge sign in Vegas baby – taking over that town.

    If I wanted a performer that is in the music business it's Kris.
    He can really sing/play –

    Adam is great – but I can't see his CD – I can see him with people on their feet in NYC or Vegas.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  223. lynn

    Can I say here, honestly, I really hated his performance last night.......he took a great song and just put it so way over the top that it wasn't enjoyable for me at all. And I think he did it with such an arrogance, and why wouldn't he, all he gets is a free pass from the judges each week, especially Paula. No doubt he is talented, but honestly, I thought he should have had some harder criticism coming his way last night. Randy and Kara scratched the surface but then pulled back. I thought his "Feeling Good" performance was just a mess.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  224. Travis

    Adam killed it tonight and quite frankly, nobody can hold a candle too him. Whether you like his style or not you cannot deny he's a fantastic singer.

    The people who don't think he's a good singer are tone deaf or probably hate the fact that he's gay.

    I will agree, he does belong in theater and when [not if, but WHEN] he has a record deal, I expect him to be on tour for a few years and then he'll be right back in theater.

    People must have forgot about Clay Aiken...who is one of the more successful acts to come out of american idol. He cut a record deal, has released 5 albums now and.....he's on broadway.

    Theatrical people are marketable, especially someone like Adam, who has the talent to go with his unique vocal stylings.

    April 29, 2009 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  225. honowoowoo

    Adam WILL win American Idol. His vocal range, stage presence and professionalism is untouchable! He's the best that AI has ever had ... and I bet his songs are #1 in downloads! Love this young man ... the best entertainer period!

    April 29, 2009 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  226. Cheryl

    FAB-U-LOUS. This grandma is totally in love with Adam!

    April 29, 2009 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  227. Bob

    I think Adam is a great singer, performer, blah blah blah. BUT he has been living in LA for quite some time now trying to make it in the music industry and with all that talent, personality, 'looks," etc. Why hasn't he been discovered yet? Is he really just some cocky know it all and American Idol is just portraying him as something hes not? I think theres something hes hiding (and not his sexuality).

    April 29, 2009 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  228. sony

    Adam lambert rocks!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  229. HJO

    I am so depressed, I'll have to wait another week......

    April 29, 2009 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  230. Janelle

    Adam is a gender bender – but most of all, he demands and gets our attention with his stellar performances that are so unique we can't even find the words to describe them.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  231. Rob

    Adam's performances are never original. In this case he stole the routine, including the entrance, from michael bubble. He will be forgotten in a year.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
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  233. Ronn

    I'm so far removed from American Idol, as I find it to be a lot of corporate crap. My mom watches this show, & she clued me in to Adam. So out of curiosity, I've tuned in a few times. He's by far the most interesting contestant on the show that I've EVER seen. His song selection is intriguing, he has POWERFUL stage presence, he's inventive, he even credited on the air the guy who helped arrange his take on Yvonne Elliman's If I Can't Have You last week. And he can certainly sing. I don't know if he can write songs, too. I hope he can. If he can, then I really think he doesn't need to be on this show. I look at him as if he's competing against his own past performances, not against the other competitors. The sky is the limit for this guy.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
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  235. Marnie

    He's the next Idol. Embrace it.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  236. DG

    For crying out loud he is so fake

    I would like for once to not hear that nails on a chalkboard screech he makes every, and i mean every song.

    All his songs sound the same, except Mad World big props on that one, but everything else is the same.

    A good Falsetto is not a sigh of talent, i wonder what his true voice sounds like

    April 29, 2009 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  237. sara

    oh my god once again...he is ever amazing!!!

    For all of you that think "he's too theatrical" "he's not an american idol" "he can't sing" "blah blah blah blah blah...."

    Wake up people...if he couldn't sing he wouldn't be on here and he certainly wouldn't have the fan base that he has. Second, there are MANY theatrical artists out there who go platinum...more than once. And for those of you who don't think he's an "American Idol"... here is your wake up call....AN AMERICAN IDOL IS CAN BE ANYONE AMERICA WANTS!!! Just because he's not your first pick...doesn't mean he isn't the first pick for America.

    And for all of the homophobic people out there...good grief...I will say no more as you're a waste of my time.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  238. Chris

    Why do people get on this guy for being 'showy?'

    How about the lead singers of Queen, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, not to mention guys like Prince and David Bowie... uhhh all of those guys are theatrical. If being a good performer and a good musician is 'showy' then 'showy' must mean good. 'Showy' must mean a performer that will actually put out more than one or two i-tunes hits. 'Showy' must mean an artists that can actually release an album that is good rather than two or three singles.

    Keep being 'showy' Adam. It seems to work.

    'Too theatrical?' Ever been to a U2 concert or Michael Jackson concert or Madonna? Or hell, Kanye West? The great performers use all sorts of theatrics. Axel Rose was theatrical. Mick Jagger still is theatrical. Steven Tyler = Theatrical.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  239. Jason

    I understand why people like him, but his act is wearing thin for me. I liked the heavy metal scream when I was a teen in the 80's but it seems a bit trite now. They guy has a good voice, but I prefer the singer/songwriter approach and I think Kris is the only one with that kind of pedigree.

    I wouldn't buy an Adam Lambert album based on his vocals. I would go see him with Queen as his backing band in a second though!

    The kid can sing, just not really my bag.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  240. Connor Snyder

    Adam was really good; but is he becoming smug? Susan Boyle will never become that.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  241. Kathy

    Each week only gets better with Adam on the show. This is the best American Idol season that I have seen because of Adam Lambert.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  242. Jeremy

    Thanks Ellen for talking about Adam's technical ability. I remain amazed at his vocal control. Anybody who thinks he is screaming has never tried to do what he does, and if they did, they would end up in the hospital with terminal laryngitis because they underestimated the skill it takes to do it.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  243. Tully

    I totally concur with H's witty comment that "Adam has been sent from another planet to destroy AI forever". Tonight I was in awe. Wow! I think America should be ready for a new Glam Rock icon of the twenty-first century.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  244. Donna McGuinness

    Ellen-yes I too have earned at one time a living singing and this is nothing but SCREAMING!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  245. phil

    BTW, peoples' tastes differ. I don't expect everyone to think that Adam is the bomb, I just want to share that the reason I turn on the show each week is to see what he is going to do. He is creative and unpredictable.
    The way I think of Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Hendrix and others, is that they are/were theatrical in their presentations to great effect, and I loved them.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  246. Donna McGuinness

    I like Adam but I literally through half of every performance mute the sound because he is so off!!! HE SCREAMS WAY TOO MUCH!! I've read nearly every comment and nearly every 2 comments say the same thing, they either love him or hate his screaming. Take every winner to date, not one of them screams the notes the way he does. Enough already! I personally don't care who wins...all I know is AI only wants him to win and I can now see that clearly!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  247. ken r glenn

    adam lambert was awesome the man can sing wo!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  248. phil

    Great final five, but there is Adam and four good singers. He is in a different league. Probably one of the best ever on the show.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  249. tiffany

    I get that people are entertained by Lambert but can you think of anything he could do that would put him as "radio worthy". I enjoy the dramatics during AI but I would turn off the radio if I heard his squeals! Besides- this version (pretty much exact) is done much better by the band Muse. Their version rocks harder and has much more control. Nothing great about a copycat performance when it is far below par the orginal. Sorry Adam you lost me this week.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  250. Zissou

    He ripped off Muse's version of "Feeling Good", but didn't preform it as good as they do. If you don't believe me go listen to Muse, "Feeling Good".

    April 29, 2009 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  251. jay

    Lambert has done wonders to AI. Where has he been hiding all these years? Gay, weird, too high a pitch, too theatrical, etc.... It's been a LONG TIME since America produced an IDOL. There will be a riot if he does not win.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  252. Anna

    I know a singer is great when I expect to be blown away more and more every week. That is a lot of pressure for any performer. Adam was, as always, head and shoulders above the rest tonight, but I thought it wasn't his best performance–too much technical showiness, not enough heart and musicality. Adam's best performances are riveting and transcendent. I hope he finds the musical heart of his next songs and connects in the way we've seen him do. He's already unstoppable, but if he is transcendent in that way in the next few weeks, he will truly be a superstar. Work hard, Adam, be emotional and humble–remember, you're a musician. Love it and we will love it.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  253. Galoux

    :Love the song (always have), love the guy. Loved Simon's line about theatricality (word to Randy: the song is from a Broadway hit that you're old enough to remember, dog). That one note really grabbed me–sixteen beats, and Adam's control for the last beats was as good as for the first. One thing I really like about Adam is that for all the over-the-top of his performances, you can tell that the sweet sort of boyish man standing there after a song is the real deal. He's av ery generous performer–anyone else ever notice that about him? He's there to win, but he's not stuck on himself.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  254. BettyD.

    ADAM LAMBERT – he will turn the music industry upside down soon! He was hidden too long and I look at Simon and see him smiling and thinking KACHINGA! They all were great tonight I thought. but Adam is a consumate performer and knows how to use what he has! He is the most sexy guy I have seen in 20 yrs and I've seem a lot of them perform! Who cares his choice of partners, I don't. He's all man and then some and reaches all of us. When he looks at the camera its mesmerizing! I ONLY watch idol for Adam's performances, I tape them and I play them a lot. I will buy his records and go to HIS concerts, the rest of the kids I wouldnt do that for. ADAM LAMBERT- 2009 AMERICAN IDOL!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  255. Nethie

    The boy has talent. But that last note hurt my ears. I think he would have done just as well, if not better, to tone it down a little. Yeah I realize bringing it down a notch is not his style, but he needs to learn you don't have to be over the top all the time to be a great singer.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  256. Dean Ryan

    Thanks Bridgette for your very positive review of Adam Lambert's performance.



    April 29, 2009 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  257. Matt

    Seriously, what is everyone's hang up on this guy?? He is the SINGLE MOST irritating and overrated contestant in a long time, certainly this year. He does the exact same thing every week and sounds exactly the same every week. I absolutely can not stand to listen to him. Thank god for DVR, I can fast forward through his performance and then listen to the judges in hopes that they will hate him one of these weeks. The ONLY reason he is still around is that they lover him for some reason. Disgusting and absolutely does not deserve to win this competition.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  258. christi

    You tell them Ellen. A lot of the haters on this forum don't know talent if it stood right in front of them. He has serious voice control. He has a signature, which is his "scream", but he can control that scream. I don't agree with Adam's lifestyle, but that it is not my business to talk trash about it. The boy has talent that none of those boring contestants have. The girl that is still left on idol...she can't really sing....plus, I have heard that kind of voice a lot more often than the one Adam has. The other guys on American Idol have voices that you see in every JT wannabe. We just have some haters on this forum, who just don't know real talent if it stood up on a chair with a bullhorn. Sad isnt' it?

    April 29, 2009 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  259. maggie t

    why was adam dressed all in white and the others all in dark colours. this is a set up. adam is being treated like he has already won. the results will be fixed so adam wins. the judges are manipulating the show and that is creepy, dishonest and disrespectful to the American public.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  260. Sam

    Ok, the dude seems light in the loafers, odd, definitely not the mainstream performer the others are...bottom line the dude is a great preformer, cant deny it! The lighting for him is always killer, the guy makes you say, "WTF!" after every one of his performances...easy to see why people on here are hate'n on the dude, because he blows everyone else away...I dont care what you look like or how much sugar you got in your tank, when you got someone like that, damn...and for the guy who said he wasnt marketable...wake up! why do think IDOL keeps him for the end you IDIOT, its because people are sitting thru the whole freakn show wait'n to hear him sing! wish i had the time to respond to all the Adam Haters on this blog, fortunately your hate will look like ignorance in the end....

    April 29, 2009 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  261. Ann

    Bob, I'm a 44-year old Adam groupie and I've already spent money downloading all his songs on itunes, along with two of his performance videos.

    I really think most guys who diss Adam are just jealous of his smoking hot looks (those eyes and legs get me every time!)

    April 29, 2009 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  262. Sea Siren

    So hot as always! The way he looks and sneers at the camera is incredible and than there's that amazing voice!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  263. christi

    Anyone who says that Adam is not talented, can't sing, all he does is scream.....be honest....you just want to say " I can't stand gays". Anyone with ears and eyes can see that this guy is talented and original. Just be honest with yourself and just admit you are a homophobe....and get over it.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  264. JC

    Adam has endless talent and proves it every week. Enough said!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  265. kay

    I wish he liked women! Damn.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  266. Gail

    When a 52 yr old mom looks forward to only Adam week after week after week--well, that's star power, baby. You can wear a pork-pie hat or sing a standard but ONLY Adam captured the charisma and confidence of the original Rat Packers...even Jamie Foxx was freakin blown away. What is it about him? He's sexy, sweet, original, and the most mesmerizing singer I've seen in a very long time...Go Adam!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  267. Delia

    Adam continues to show why he's a star who just hadn't found a place to shine until American Idol! He's awesome!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  268. Hyag64

    Adam, Adam, it's Adam all the way. I can't wait to see what Adam is going to come up each week. I like Allison too, the rest to me are BORING!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  269. susie

    Blah blah blah....I wouldn't buy his music!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  270. The problem with Adam

    The problem with Adam is that he has already been wrapped up in big, shiny bow. A big polished bow, that can scream-sing very well, but he's already what he is and that's IT.

    The other Idol contestants are truly just that–contestants in a singing talent show that we love to watch because we love to watch them grow and change with the show.

    Have you noticed that Adam has not actually changed one bit, not one little bit? From the start of the show until now, Adam has been the same–doing his already polished, glossy, showy, scream-singing thing....BORING! And he is jusdt irritating! Hw bugs me! I cannot be the only one!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  271. I think Danny's going to win

    I never really thought it until tonight, but I think Danny's going to win, and don't rule out Alison. She is AWESOME!!

    Adam just makes me want to puke!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  272. Janice

    WOW! I wasn't a big Adam fan the first few weeks, but he has TOTALLY won me over. This guy has me balancing him and Danny as my favorites. I hope they are the top two.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  273. Jack in TampaBay

    Every week gets better! Adam is a true artiste!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  274. phillip sinclair

    i am so tired of adam lambert.....really, who would buy an album full of songs the way he sings them...i'm sure his boyfriend will...but who else

    April 29, 2009 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  275. Janice

    Wow! I wasn't a big Adam fan the first few weeks, but I have to say that he has TOTALLY

    April 29, 2009 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  276. cf

    Yeah Adam's 'rock Version' of the cover "Feeling Good", to me was horrible. but maybe it's because I'm a big fan of the cover version. He forgot to slip in the credit to the band's [Muse] name in their too, which was shady as well.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  277. scoot knows all...

    As scoot this century's Yoda said:

    Wake up people!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  278. Jeremiah

    I'm sorry but he is the last person I want to see win Idol. I think you either hate him or love him. Sorry change the channel whenever he sings!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  279. alexandra

    Adam is fabulous. Talented, best vocals in years on AI, humble, sweet, attractive. What more could Idol ask for? He is the reason people watch this season, there's no doubt about it. People who say he can't sing know nothing about vocal ability. People will line up to buy tickets to the tour this summer simply to see Adam. The other nine could stay home.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  280. Ben Lee

    Once again, Adam dominated! BRAVO! I agree that this week's performance is theatrical – he should have just gotten rid of the horn section because it made it sound too cabaret I love how the song started, it kind of transported me back to the rock opera era! His uniqueness once again trumped over the others – he chose not to play it safe and stick with the the usual standards / band stand arrangement, which the other four did. Amazing talent!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  281. Ellen, Ellen, Ellen...

    tsk, tsk, Ellen...

    There is much more to being famous than singing on pitch.

    Same goes for screaming on pitch. Lots of people can do it. Adam does it and he does it often.

    Adam does have the capability of being another Peter Allen or some type like that. Good for him and he would deserve it too. But he's REALLY not everything everyone is making him out to be! Admit it, move on and get over it!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  282. Chels

    Listen to the Muse version, it is the same exact version. WOW....THE EXACT SAME VERSION.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  283. Ralph

    He is great and he will be a wonderful artist. He will probably be one of the most successful idols ever. However, I think that doesn't make him the best singer. In my view, Gocky was the best singer today, and I'm not a Gocky fan. But this competition goes to the best artist, not to the best singer.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  284. Charlie

    Adam is going to be this generation's Elvis.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Laura

    Adam was outstanding tonight. He is the best singer American idol was ever produced. He is ready to record and tour.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  286. rational mind

    two words....Taylor Hicks.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  287. DANIEL

    If you were to compare Axsel Rose's long notes to Adam's you would hear quite a similarity and difference. Axsel's will sound like screaming , Adams will sound similar in style and impressiveness but,Adam has excellent vocal control. He had years of lessons when he was younger,surly paid off. SO ,PEOPLE CALL IT SCREAMING IF YOU WISH ,US VOCAL COACH'S NO BEST.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Brittany

    Adam is amazing...I knew from day one that he would win and I'm still confident that he will. He's got this voice that you hear and think "Did that really just come out of him?" I love Danny and Alison as well, but I'm not sure if they take Adam and his amazing vocals.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Amy

    Adam usually rocks my socks, but I have to say that, having listened to the Muse arrangement from which he was borrowing tonight, it just wasn't as spectacular as he's been in the past.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  290. YUCK

    Gay or straight, who cares! Adam is just not all that. Get over it people. It's like he has cast some sort of idiot spell on the majority of viewers AND the judges!!!


    Adam totally creeps me out!


    April 28, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Ben Lee

    Brian E April 28th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

    "From the moment he BUTCHERED Johnny Cash, he deserved to be sent home."

    "Ring Of Fire" was a butchered song to begin with! It was one of the worse songs I've ever heard and Johnny Cash...He butchered a butchered song even more! Adam just made the song a lot more tolerable and listenable! Even Grace Jones' version of Ring Of Fire was far better than Johnny Cash's.

    So, don't take it out on Adam, blame it on the song and Johnny Cash!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Karen R

    That Adam! Can't take your eyes off of him...........can you??????????
    Always want to watch him over again.............don't you???????????
    Okay, yes, a tad too theatrical tonight, but it's Adam!!!!!! Right???????
    Tone down the theater and the drag queen look and Adam's got everybody's vote! Well, I like Danny too........... I will buy Danny's CD's and will buy a ticket to Adam's concerts. Love to see them both win!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  293. aren't ANY of you sick of Adam yet?

    There REALLY more to Idol than technically good singing.

    And his screaming?

    And the verging on drag show theatrics every week?


    April 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Lizzzzzz

    Adam is FAR to theatrical... every time he sings I feel like I'm listening to the Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack.. seriously.. that's where he belongs.. Danny is my guy!!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  295. maggie t

    I dont care what simon say`s anymore, i used to respect his input more than the others but now he is marching to someones else`s drum. he has sold his soul for a horrible, sleezy, dirty creep called Adam,
    i can`t watch my favourite show anymore. i used to look forward to idols.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Poopsy

    He's absolutely brilliant. If he was not in this AI competition, people would be talking about Alison or Kris. But Adam is so professional, and he has such an awesome voice, and is such an exciting performer, the rest are just karaoke. I do not understand why people keep talking about how good Danny and Matt are. They were totally off key tonight.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  297. susan

    Adam is too over the top for me as well and he does scream. And how ignorant do people sound that say people that don't like adam need music lessons. There isn't one singer on the planet(and there never will be) that all people will like. MJ couldn't do it...Elvis couldn't do it and neither will adam. I doubt he'll have the staying power of a kelly clarkson.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Steph

    Adam has the best vocal range in the competition. He reminds me of Freddy Mercury/Axl Rose and Steven Tyler all roled into one. But that is what troubles me......he would have been perfect in the 70's and 80's......BUT......I fear other than broadway how marketable is he? When was the last time you heard a new big hair rock song in the top 40? My favorite in this competition is Danny. In contrast, Danny doesn't have as high a range, but a very unique voice that you immediately recognize as his. I believe he could do country (Remember Rascal Flatts) Contemporary Gospel, Standards, or contemporary love songs. He reminds me of a Michael Bolton type (sexy voice) but not as high of range of course.

    I think Danny is much more mainstream, meaning appeals to many different listeners. Not everyone is about rock. Now, I was all for David Cook last year as more marketable, and love big hair rock and roll. But, there's something really creepy about Adam that I think keeps him from connecting with middle America. I don't think he will appeal to the masses, but it all comes down to whose dialing in.
    Just my opinion.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Camille

    Adam, you are alluring and sexy. Your voice is amazing. I'm going over to the A.I. site to look up your birthday. My husband is an astrologer and I'm going to make him pull up a chart on you. Too bad we don't have your birth time.

    You will win, I predict.

    A 42-year-old Sting fan.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  300. irene

    i think the singer must be a good performer to sell tickets and Adam will do just that. He will probably do very well with the band. I can see him with the likes of Motley Crue, Axl Rose, Poison and I wish him a long and prosperous career. After he finishes singing you don't remember what the others sang and you don't care. I totally understand why they put him in the last spot every time, who will watch the show if he sang last? Either Matt or Allison are going home.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  301. bushka

    Adam is the only one of the group I would pay $$$ to see in concert.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  302. ca

    TG said, "Im new to this, but is Adam gay ????????"

    why, TG? You looking for a date?

    You people keep mentioning Adam's sexuality like you're obsessed with it. lol. It doesn't matter. There have been TONS of gay men (and women) who were successful and marketable as singers:

    Elton John
    Michael Stipe (REM)
    George Michael
    Boy George
    Freddie Mercury
    Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
    Lance Bass (NSYNC)
    etc, etc, etc.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Nicole

    The opening acts for Adam were just OK. However, Adam was fantastic, as always. He easily commands the stage... and never disappoints. The only problem with his performance was that it was too short. Just a natural talent. Adam is the only reason I watch A.I.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  304. SUEnTX

    STAR POWER Personified!!

    I am way past the age of someone who should enjoy watching or listening to Adam. But, he is exciting, and wild, and totally 100% the entertainer. And, how long did he hold that note? He blows me away just as he does the judges. He is confident, and seems years ahead of all the others as a star. His concerts are going to sell out in about an hour.

    And, Kudos to Jamie Foxx from Tyler, Texas. He is the perfect mentor. In fact, Idol has done this one right this year. They have found some very good mentors for these shows.

    I think every one of the final 5 are good. I think they all can be successful in the music business and I really look forward to watching their careers grow. But, I think Adam is there... right now. As someone said tonight, (maybe Simon) to be successful, you have to have more than a great voice. I think Adam does have a great voice, but the charisma, you can not buy or develop. You just have it... And, Adam has it. This Granny is a fan!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  305. ax487

    I was falling asleep thru the whole hour until Adam showed up.
    We are so far from the 50s and cannot get a easy connection with that kind of music. Only Adam's performance can connect us. Amazing!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  306. J-Man

    Bob, sorry to be the bearer of bad news to you! The same can be said of Carrie Underwood or even Kelly Clarkson. Why did they need Idol to succeed? Basically it comes down to the shortsightedness of record producers to look beyond (in Adam's case) the occasionally shrieky singing and old-school glam pop looks. It is just much safer to pick some John Mayer or Miley Cyrus wannabe. I promised you bad news: While Adam Lambert can be occasionally shrieky, he is always exciting and his performances call to something we haven't seen a lot of in recent years, in the likes of Robert Plant, Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, etc.

    Bad news for Bob: This boy is going to win the whole enchilada, AND WINK US IN THE EYE AS HE DOES IT!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Dianne

    Glen.....EXACTLY! well put bro....yeah, i do have a brother Glenn!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Ellen

    I don't understand why people think that Adam can sing. Just because someone can scream on key doesn't make them a singer, it just makes them a good singer. I think Kris would sell more records in a heartbeat...he's more believable and realistic. I expect to see Adam coming soon to a local dinner theater near you. Lets not forget, he can't be a genius every other week because he screams and the opposite weeks because he sings softly. Kris can do it all and he isn't a freak. Go figure.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Janette Peterson

    Adam looks like a young 'Elvis Presley'...doesn't he??? My honest opinion is...it is not fair to the other contestants that someone like Adam is on the show, because he has already had success, such as being on 'Wicked'. On the other hand...he has worked really hard for all of his accomplishments, and for being where he is today. So...if he wins - well deserved! (For his looks, I would rather see him without his earrings, without wearing black nail polish, and...oh, yes! I would love it if he wears his hair just like he did today. What a handsome young man he is! Like I said - a young "Elvis Presley."

    April 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Ellen

    It doesn't matter whether he wins American Idol. Adam is on his way to a huge career and he has single-handedly brought me back to this show week after week.

    And yes, I will buy his music because it will be original and captivating and moving.

    PS for everyone that complains about the "screaming": your ignorance of true musical ability - range, tone and near perfect pitch plus interpretation - is showing. And yes, I've earned a living singing. Have you?

    April 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Glen

    I have never been an AI fan but this season has me hooked. We have a choice in this competition just like we had as Americans the last time we voted. Do we vote for the contestants who are the norm, marketable to the average, safe and boring outside of their solid vocals?
    Simon for all his faults is one clever man and he is not looking for the contestants who are marketable to 250 million Americans, he is looking for a superstar who can achieve world domination as it's the last blank space on his resume. A contestant who can not only sing, but a contestant who also has the charisma, performing capabilities and necessary sleaze (think Madonna, Britney, Jagger) to become a superstar. Whether that happens or not, I will still feel proud that I agree with Simon and I am voting for Adam Lambert, the only contestant who stands a chance of achieving this.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  312. danny boy

    adam is ok broadway is his future,allison has a better voice and more talent.if the judges would get their head out of adams but they could see he screams more than sings.if u dont believe me remember his singing of ring of fire,prove that he cant sing a regular song

    April 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  313. boerne, TX

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Adams performance, but this talk about marketability is intriguing. Would I buy a CD? (oops, down load a song? w/e)..probably not. But I'd pay a boat load to see him in concert. and in todays music market, that's where the money is: live performances.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  314. nelson

    Kris is superb but i think that Adam will go all the way. Wouldn't surprise me to see dan and Adam at the final. Adam is by fat THE BEST contestant ever!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  315. luvthedude

    I wasn't always a fan of Adam, but since "Play that Funky Music" and extraordinary rendition of "Mad World", I've been hooked. And geesshhhhh is he sexy!!! I would almost wish that he didn't win AI. That way he wouldn't be under the Idol corporate control.....

    April 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Barbara

    He can make a 61 year-old woman feel young again.
    Can't wait until he's on Broadway so I can see him in person!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Lin

    I laugh when I read complaints of Adam screaming – have these people not been listening to Gokey all season? That's all he's capable of doing.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Bob

    Again, nobody has answered the question –

    If Adam is so great, why does he need win AI to gain fame and fortune?

    The true greats didn't need to win some glorified popularity contest to become the legends they are today.

    I'd venture that none of you Adam groupies will spend a dime either on his records or to see him in concert. Once this season is over he'll sink back into oblivion or Vegas.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Fitzwilly56

    Adam is in a class all his own. As far as his voice goes, he has amazing control and a great range. He proved tonight that he doesn't scream–he hit that one note and it sounded like it was going to be a scream and he brought it right back down to the melody....amazing control. That final sustained note said greatness. I heard Freddie Mercury singing tonight at places as well. I think he will be the winner and deserves to be. I also think the only competition tonight was Kris and in his performance I thought I heard Chris Isaak (sp?).

    April 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  320. RJ

    carrie-not all of us who don't like Adam are homophobes. So you attack us for supposedly calling names by calling us names? Hypocrite. Typical. I don't like Adam because I don't like the sound of his voice when he sings. I personally don't care about his sex life or anybody else's either. Its Hollywood and media and people like you constantly pushing it in our face.

    I think people are putting way too much onto him...like Obama. I don't want him to fail, I just want people to see him for who he really is. Someone who sings, but not everybody likes him.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Paige

    INCREDIBLE performer. Hands down, the best on American Idol and some of the best musical talent vocally I've heard in a long time. If he DOESN'T win this, I'll be extremely surprised.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  322. TULIP531

    ADAM! ADAM! ADAM! He has what it takes!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Jill

    I have just 3 simple words. FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  324. susan

    Love Love Love Adam. I would pay to see him in concert and will buy all his cd's. He is fabulous. I watch all his video's on youtube. His Zodiac performance of Crawl Thru Fire, and his Ten Commandments performance is amazing.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Cowbelle

    I loved what Simon said about Randy criticizing Adam for being too theatrical by comparing it to complaining that a cow moos. Adam doesn't just sing a song, he creates atmosphere and characterizes each phrase with absolute conviction. He has a rare gift that exceeds any expectation I ever had of the AI contest. Truthfully, he's so much better than the concept of AI, that I'm astonished he hasn't already achieved recognition for the genius that he obviously possesses. He will be more iconic than Sinatra or Freddie Mercury or even Elvis Pressley.

    Also, he gets gigantic props for professional courtesy and modesty. He knows that he doesn't do it alone, and he seems to have a reasonable idea about the value and source of his gift.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  326. carrie

    LOL, what I find SO funny, is that the posts for Adam are like 2-3 times what they are for the other four!!! Hillarious, tells ya something huh? He is SO head and shoulders above the rest. If he doesn't win, it will be because of all you homophobes out there that don't like the way he dresses/ 'winks' at you/ etc. Gosh, you people really need to lighten up!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Dianne

    Yes, it will be a tough few weeks as every week will HAVE to have a great performer leave....BUT......what does a person's private lifestyle have to do with marketing a great performer? I don't recall anyone starting out an interview with Elvis asking about his sexlife. None of our business. Their job and career is to entertain, and I feel Adam has the total package that some poor saps have overlooked because of prejudices. I wish I was still in the business; I would mortagage all to back him up! No one singer can please every generation's tastes...but he comes close. We are witnessing the birth of a true superstar!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  328. carol522

    Okay I get that some of you don't like his style of singing or the fact that he maybe gay. BUT DUDE IS A KICK-ASS SINGER!!!

    I've been waiting for him to start releasing his full arsenal on Idol and tonight was only the beginning. I haven't been this interested in IDOL since Season 3; I just can't get enough of Adam Lambert.

    He is the real deal and in my opinion that once-in-a-lifetime star. This stuff about being theatrical is stupid in my opinion. He does what a performer should do; leave it all on the stage. I get the feeling from watching him that he approaches rehearsals and performances the same way-100% effort. He works on the details and that is what sets him apart, along with his amazing talent, from the others.

    What he does in his personal life has no bearing on his worth as a person or an entertainer and it really is just ridiculous to use that to judge him. JUDGE NOT...LEAST YE BE JUDGED!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  329. studiodee

    I'll tell you one thing. Live. Studios and mix and production add alot. Miley didn't even hit the mark in my mind. Adam may not do Idol justice if he wins. He's be better suited in a band and being one of the best frontman's of all time. Jim Morrison, Mercury, Plant, Rose... nobody could compare with someone of this much potential. Surprising to me that the judges didn't say a word about that WILD scream turned soft, something we hadn't seen before.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  330. J-Man

    Gay, straight, whatever! Who the hell cares! Sure he's got a quirky look, like he fell on the femme side of a Duran Duran video, but this is the guy that EVERYONE waits to see every week. This kind of consistent performance is making everyone else up their game and made tonight's show quite possibly the best hour of television I have watched this year. Let's face facts that any one of these five could have won in some of the previous years. I mean, can you imagine Kris or Adam up against Bo Bice? Even David Archuleta looked outclassed last week...

    April 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Alexa

    Sexual orientation, who cares? Adam is an amazingg vocalist. Yeah, sometimes he may get out of hand with his high notes (he admits it) but generally the notes are there, and the runs are beautiful. He’s a PERFORMER and I think its safe to say 96% of the people watching his videos and reading these blogs love what he does and how he does it. This is basely a singing competition, and you can’t deny that he can’t sing, period. He makes songs people might not have listened to in a while (love Steppenwolf, but who’s listened to “Born To Be Wild” very recently unless it came up when your iPod was on shuffle?) popular again... He’s what the show is supposed to do – find good, unknown singers and give them their dream. If the producers like him, who cares? He makes good television too (which is another reason for the show, duh). Vote for Adam if you like his style, don’t if you don’t – but stop hating on those who do and whether or not he’s gay, please.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  332. BertieB

    Adam rocks!! He is new and fresh every week! Amazing! He never bores me!
    I see him in movies, stage, concerts the whole sh-bang, Adam can do it all!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Dianne

    Love....Love....Love....Love....Love....can hardly wait till next week. Adam is soooooooooooo great, the others do not come close to his talent, they should just stay home. Love....Love....Love!!!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  334. 3lutz3toe

    That was great. Loved his performance.
    For awhile now, he has been ahead of the pack. But sometimes his performance can get predictable. OK, he either is going to do ballads w/ falsettos. Or he’ll belt it out and shrieks.
    Love it though.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  335. PC

    In order to make it in the music industry, it takes a unique sound, look, and style. Adam is the ultimate showman, and the ONLY one in this competition that grabs my attention.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  336. listen

    people, people, people. if a black man can become president, and gays can get married in iowa – of all places – then a drag queen can certainly win AI. this is newmerica, baby. learn to love it.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Rainey

    This type of talent makes one realize just how pathetic the "big stars" of today really are....most wouldn't make it past first rounds of AmerIcan Idol.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Sheri

    WOW! So glad the original hair is back. Loved it with suit! The performance was just amazing!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Elle

    Yeah Bob I have a good reason for being hurt. What's bothering you?

    April 28, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Meka Galloway

    If you think there's something about Mary, there's definetely something about Adam. I can't put my hand on it. Maybe it's him winking at me. Giving me a little snarl. Maybe it's that howl he does that I love to her. But Adam has gone from my least favorite during the auditions to my #1 and i am a big Gokey fan.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Kristi

    What a drama queen.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Bob

    Good grief! Comparing this drama queen to the Beatles is sacrilegious! John Lennon just rolled over in his grave!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Ed

    Adam Lambert makes me wanna puke. His vocals (if you can call them that) are screamy and over the top. Not sure what the judges are hearing in him. I'll point out that at least one other contestant received more applause than Adam tonight. I don't think he's gonna win...

    April 28, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  344. listen!

    I HOPE he can be stopped. There isn't anything...ANYTHING original about this guy. He has pipes like Freddie Mercury, but he's Anime', he's Vampire, he's Elvis, he's a BAD DYE JOB, he's Axl Rose. Sometimes, he's the 80's. He's everything you could possibly find in a mall that appeals to teeny boppers which is why he will win.
    He has NO original style. Mercury had STYLE. Mercury had guts and HEART which, was sooooooooo nooooooot packaged!
    Which is why we loved him.
    Adam, if you make it, I predict one day you'll be selling collections on paid programming slots in the middle of the night.
    WHO ARE YOU? Do you know?

    April 28, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  345. RJ

    Over the top theatrics. Sorry. Not good, just Broadway. Nothing wrong with theatre, its just not what really makes for really good music. AI is really pimping him out this year to win it. Hope he doesn't, but I do wish him well on Broadway. There he can shine and do VERY good. Just not on the radio.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  346. merri

    Love the way the recap footage was different than the actual performance footage for Adam – they apparently take the rehearsal performances for the tape at the end of the show. I liked the ending he sang on the tape better than the live performance. Still fabulous.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  347. CD

    I wonder if Adam can sing ONE song, just ONE, without sticking out his tongue and screaming like a punk?

    I don't think he should have been let on the show to begin with (they kicked off a girl because they said she had too much of a professional career in singing – as I recall, the screamer said he had a career in Vegas as a performer but he sure didn't get treated the same).

    April 28, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  348. scoot


    Check again, I did NOT say he can do everything.

    He can do two things. sing on a stool and scream.

    I'd really like to know why he doesnt wear so much make-up anymore.

    All the way through hollywood and up to top 9 or 8 he had a face full of make-up and glitter.

    I smell a cheeseball a mile away!!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Karen

    Adam owned it as soon as he made his entrance down that staircase and said........."I'm feeling good!" lol.........gave me chills and I knew what was to come.....another rocking performance. He simply blows the others away.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Elizabeth Lodge

    Mel, you missed Adam's entrance? Crikey, man... his best vocals happened on that staircase! Of course, all his vocals tonight were beyond superb, but his opening lyrics... no Idol contestant in history has ever raised the Omigod goosebumps as Adam did on that staircase. He is genius. That's what Adam is... genius. He is the pro-game. What we see with Adam every week is a leap of the imagination... the definition of classic art. And then... and then... when Adam stands beside Ryan after giving us his soul... he is modest, respectful and unassuming... like he has no idea that he just shook the earth right under us.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Nadia

    To quote Brian E:
    "It will be a great day when Adam Lambert loses American Idol. I don’t mind his lifestyle that is not why I dislike him. I dislike him because he can’t sing. From the moment he BUTCHERED Johnny Cash, he deserved to be sent home."

    Now let me translate this: I am a homophobic male but I know that doesn't sound good. So I am going to say "Adam can't sing". It's like saying water isn't wet. I am a huge Adam fan although I didn't like Ring of Fire either. But to say HE CAN'T SING?! Please, be honest and just say the truth – you don't like him because you feel threatened we will have a gay AI

    April 28, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  352. Laurie

    Adam is in a league of his own. He is like nothing we've seen since Elvis, the Beatles, David Bowie, you name the big ones. He's incredibly talented, has tremendous stage presence, commands the stage and the audience, and gives us amazing mesmerizing performances every single time, none of which are the same! He is going to be a star worldwide. It's a groundswell of mesmerized fans, young and old.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  353. A

    Not sure I know what is wrong with being theatrical. Feelin Good started life as a show tune you know. You can't tell me having "stage presence" is somehow bad.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  354. aren

    I'm still smiling! Adam's sooooooo worth waiting for!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  355. CW

    I am tired of Adam every week it's drama and screaming.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Lisa

    Seriously people, what does being gay have to do with how great a performer is. Gay people are everywhere, you just might have one next door to you or maybe your relative. Adam is wonderful and will do great now and in the future. Elle, you said it!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Bob

    Elle, what's the matter? Truth hurt about your idol? Face the facts honey, he's just not into you!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  358. anthony


    If shoving your tongue down another boy's throat is gay. Then yes he is definetly gay.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Steven

    I'll refrain from responding to the haters who are so threatened by Adam's success that they feel the need to post on his blog, and simply say that once again Adam proved himself to be a well-rounded performer. He can sing. He can make an old standard relevent to today. He has stage presence. He can connect with the audience. He can respond confidently yet graciously to critique. This guy is the total package, and while I suspect he may fall short of claiming the top prize at the very end (forgone favorites tend to miss out on the crown) I have NO DOUBT that he will have a hugely successful career.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Chris

    I have to be honest, I will be glad to see him go, if he ever does. He is a DIVA in every aspect, no offense to anyone out there.

    I am tired of him being treated like some kind of god on a pedestal.

    Oh well, I am not surprised America is voting for another screamer, they put one through last year.

    You can tell who the producers want, because they always give him the best "special effects".

    April 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Betty

    Adam is a broadway singer NOT an American Idol.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Elle

    Bob and CW – homophobes.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  363. Bob

    Simon will make sure Adam succeeds if he has to personally buy every one of this records. Wouldn't surprise me to see him move in with Simon as his "boytoy".

    April 28, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Mary Lou

    Mel – check out the beginning of Adam's performance on youtube, dude.

    I have loved AL from the jump but his perf was short and I thought I heard some off pitch notes. But I guess it really doesn't matter. He's a pro and a charmer and an entertainer all the way.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Louise

    Loved Adam! He's so different and special. The only person who has stood out from the rest of the 'pack'. I'm not usually terribly impressed by anyone but Adam has done it for me this season! He's AWESOME!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  366. phillip

    and what's up with the lifestyle CHOICE stuff? He's gay. Get over it and move on. Many before him have been and many after will be too.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  367. Renuka

    Adam delivered the goods like he does every week! He needs to just be himself but I think he was sooo crushing on Jamie Foxx.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  368. H

    Adam has been sent from another planet to destroy American Idol – not just this year's show, but all future seasons. There hasn't been anyone like him, and there won't be again.

    His performances are iconic – they are the Adam Lambert versions of songs, in the way that Elvis, Streisand, Garland, and others completely owned songs.

    Call him gay, call him a screamer, whatever – he has the potential to be the most important thing to happen to American popular music performance and singing in a generation.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  369. joan

    Adam totally blows me away week after week...I have watched this show from day one....and year after year I thought I was seeing some pretty good talent but lo and behold nothing like Adam Lambert...I seriously think if he were on the program from day one he would have beaten out the likes of Kelly Clarkson, etc....I have never seen anyone like him....he has an abundance of talent, great vocals and his appearance and presentation are quite marketable....he is one smart dude and knew from day one what he had to do to get where he is today...kudos to Adam our next American Idol.....

    April 28, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Will

    The reality is that while his style may not appeal to some he does have a marketability that spans beyond what we have seen, or heard, in recent years coming from mainstream music. The fact is the industry can do a great deal with him. As far his theatricality is concerned or his “screaming” for that matter what has to be pointed his that he demonstrates a vocal control that is beyond his years. Not everyone can push their voice as he does with the control that he demonstrates weekly and that translates into a unique ability that will be exploited. And he does have a good ear for being able to reshape a song into something different—perhaps not always to everyone’s style but there is no denying there is talent in the young man.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  371. Brian E

    It will be a great day when Adam Lambert loses American Idol. I don't mind his lifestyle that is not why I dislike him. I dislike him because he can't sing. From the moment he BUTCHERED Johnny Cash, he deserved to be sent home.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Spammy

    Well said Bridgette!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Kae

    Same old Adam....drama , drama, drama..screaming, screaming, screaming...poor thing can't sing without screaming....Get him the heck out of there

    April 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  374. SusiePooh

    I just feel sorry for the other competitors, but at least they didn't have to follow Adam this week. Adam really is simply in a superior stratum all on his own. He has humor, an always-present smile, good looks and charisma, knows how to present them and is a born star.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  375. Lisa

    CW..I guess you go watch Drag Queens? Adam has everything needed to be great. You will be seeing him on the Grammys for years to come. What does watching Drag Queens have to do with singing wonderful?

    April 28, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  376. bridgette

    Adam strutted down those stairs like he was the star of the show, which he certainly is. Nobody has ever own the spotlight on American Idol, like Adam has. People are complaining about Adam getting that last spot, but the show would lose half their audience if he was in the first couple of spots. I don't care if he's first, third or fifth, no one else can match his singing ability and charisma on stage. I wish the song had been longer, but that last note he hit was beautiful. The man can sing and he knows it. His confidence in himself and his singing ability is plainly evident and that's one of the main reasons, he blows every one away, week after week. Simon was right when he said that Adam comes out to win and gives his all, and the rest of them could follow his example and put their hearts and souls into their performances. People can complain about Adam's looks, his over the top performances and lifestyle choice, but you can't ever say he was boring and run-of-the mill singer. He leaves everything on the stage with each performance, and we as an audience are not shortchanged or bored to death.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  377. tg

    Im new to this, but is Adam gay ????????

    April 28, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  378. phillip

    Adam is sort of the embodiment of those who came before him. Look at Elton, Jagger, Rod Stewart, Queen, Axl Rose, the 80's hairbands....they were all about over the top theatrical performances.
    Adam's done Broadway, he's done the cabarets, just look at him on Youtube.
    The fact that he's becoming so successful on Idol (today Itunes goofed and released polling #'s on the Idol Downloads and Adam is way above anyone else, and his MadWorld is the most downloaded Idol performance EVER) show's how mainstream he actually is.
    It may not be your cup of tea, but he's obviously got something that alot of people like.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Not a Fan

    Adam please quit American idol so you can have a real career and leave the others to get the help they need.

    To the people that say that he's a "screamer," I would pay to go to one of his concerts to scream and put on a good show instead of just listening to the lame love ballads that Danny and Kris constantly sing. BORING!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  380. jadad

    Go Adam! I only watch the show to see you perform! You betta win!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  381. Kathy

    He takes my BREATH away!! Adam is absolutely positively awesome. Randy said a little theatrical? HELLO?? This was the 'rat pack"/Vegas night. Adam is astonishing. An amazing talent. Amazing entertainer. I'm running out of words...and breath 🙂

    April 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Ylrak

    Matt- SAT scores? Please. That has absolutely nothing to do with people's taste in music. One man's trash is another man's treasure. What if someone who scores exceptionally well on standardized tests doesn't like Adam (or any other singer that you believe to be talented) then what would you say to validate your theory? Intelligence cannot be measured on music opinions. No, I'm not a hater... your argument is simply not plausible; please check yourself back into reality, thanks.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Steph

    If you know ANYTHING about music and vocals, you know Adam should WIN this competition. Of course he is marketable. When it comes to theatrics any GOOD performer has that. He is a Vocalist and a PERFORMER. It kinda gets one further in the entertainment industry. Who wants a guy who can sing and has no personality? To set the record straight...From a musical professional here...Adam does not SCREAM, it is what you call perfect vocal control such as Queen, the Stones, etc.....Get it now? Adam has "IT" .

    April 28, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  384. CW

    Adam is like watching a drag queen.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  385. dave

    Adam's performances up til now have always been great...incredible interpretation of songs.

    I don't know...for some reason this performance didn't do a thing for me...wasn't up to his usual standards. Yeah, the high-pitched notes and his theatrics were there, but for some reason this just wasn't his best performance. Seemed like he's just going through the motions this week...sort of gliding into home.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Bob

    By the way Elton and Freddie are Brits. Everyone expects the Brits to be flaming....the Americans not so much.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Jay

    Man scoot you really are delusional. Blake Lewis?? You must be out of your mind. By your own admission, he can do everything. For all those who complain about his vocals being the same every week, pray tell how are the others different? If Gokey wins, he will be another Taylor Hicks. Kris can perhaps be a backstreet boy, we already have JT so no need for Matt, and I like Allison's voice but would not pay to see her. Adam is unique, and he can SING (people who call it screeching need to get an education in music).

    April 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Tina

    I thought it was funny when Randy said it was Broadway. I had just made that same comment to my husband. I hate the way they are shoving this guy down our throats as the next AI

    April 28, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Bob

    Here's my question –

    If Adam is so great, then why doesn't he already have a record contract? His videos are all over youtube. He's been performing for over 10 years in gay clubs.

    Why does he need AI to become a star?

    April 28, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  390. CA

    Holy Moly! I thought everyone was doing a good job tonight until Adam performed and left them all in his dust.

    Wow, Wow, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Karen

    I am so in awe of every performance by Adam! Never disappointing! I absoutely love everything about him and can't say enough about this beautiful human being!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  392. Spammy

    Here's the deal. Every singer is an actor/Broadway star. They are PERFORMERS! That's why they can go from singing to movies to Broadway or whatever. Adam is just using it to his advantage. He is the one America looks forward to week after week just to see how he's gonna top the previous week. That's why he gets to go last. He gives AI a ratings boost. I for one have never been this excited about AI. Adam has a gift. And for those of you who can't put aside your homophobia...GET OVER IT..who cares...the kid's got unbelievable talent, period...

    April 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  393. anthony

    All he does is scream. I had to close my ears on that last note. Adam makes me feel worst than bad.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Carl Brown

    Adam’s performance was a direct rip-off of Muse’s Matt Bellamy’s performance including the staircase and the piano opening. So much for originality, and Adam you are no Matt. Long live Muse!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Deb

    That boy can make a 44 yr old women feel 20 something again.. Heads above the others. I really like Chris and then Danny top 3 baby.. WOW what a group..

    April 28, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Yuna

    They saved the best for last!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Andrea

    I agree that Adam is a very talented singer, BUT there is something about him that bothers me. I cannot quite put my finger on it. There are some rocker squeals that bother me, and he reminds me of a snake. I don't see him being as marketable as Danny Gokey. I don't know. He needs to do something to wow me, so far he hasn't.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  398. BJ

    Needs to tone down the theatrical elements a bit though.
    Its getting sort of monotonous . He's got all the tools for sure.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Nadia

    Wow, what a performer and what a voice! To the others who says he screams, that's balooney – it's just an excuse to say something bad about him because of his lifestyle. I think he rocked it out and his performance was controlled and that note he held – amazing... plus he has such a presence that is way ahead everyone else.

    How we all wait for his entrance! How we all talk about it! I have been stricken by this guy in a way I never was... He really is a star. Freddy Mercury was a star and he was "theatrical" and not exactly mainstream either... And hey, what about Elton John? I don't think either of them belonged on Broadway or in theatre only. They sold out arenas and so will Adam! So, please he is VERY marketable. All the other stuff is just proposition 8 disguise.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  400. scoot

    What a cheeseball 2 horse pony.

    He can only scream a song or sit on something and strip it down.

    WAKE UP AMERICA he is the next blake lewis NOT an american idol.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  401. Lisa

    Adam is taking this competition all the way. He is the entire package.
    Theatrical or whatever...he is the best the shows had ever!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  402. Kathy

    He cannot be stopped. As soon as he sashayed down the stairs I knew were in for another great performance. I predict Adam will not only have a recording contract but also a movie contract !!!
    How about him on the cover of GQ magazine!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  403. Karen

    They are all wonderful ,and i would like to see them all stay until the last episode and just have a top five ...but I think if they have to pick a top its got to be Adam – think of it this way -they are on tour this summer , can Adam be one of the 9 with someone else number 1
    I dont see that . He has the style , the fun and the voice. A long time ago a 19 y/o Barbara Streisand sang on the Judy Garland show..she was wonderful and everyone wondered will she replace Judy . Judy came out and sang and nobody remembered Barabra . She took her place as number 1 , That is what Adam will do for the rest of the show ..He will be polite ..supportive ..helpful ,then get up on stage and prove he is the best.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  404. S Callahan

    Wow that was a quick blog....he (Adam)( was good , wasn't he? There has to be a Broadway composer writing out songs for him right now...I just loved his performance..and he was a showman all the way.
    I actually liked all of them this evening...but I look beyond the voice and at the technicallity of the song....again..Matt scored ...his was the hardest..and yes he did have a moment of being pitchy but the overall quality of the song was excellent....guess you have to appreciate the type of music to understand what he accomplished...
    Danny was a fresh breath..loved his look as well...but i just keep thinking..lol...this was a great pole dancing song for hubby and wife...
    Allison REALLY surprised me...it was really good to hear her range with quality...i was impressed..I thought Billy Holiday was going to come through her..lol....she had a moment where i thought she was going to scream but she reigned it in...Nice job Allison...only 17...and so much time to mature that voice.....Look to Sting...you can imitiate his style..it suits you..
    Kris did a great wedding song....I kept thinking of the Rat Pack when he was singing...our new Dean Martin imitator..good job as well...though not an incredibly difficult song..just the same I liked your style. I actually enjoyed AI tonight.....

    April 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  405. B

    I love love love Adam. Week after week he delivers. I think Danny had the best performance tonight but I think it was because I didn't care for Adam's song choice. I still love him but I fell a little more in love with Danny tonight.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  406. ch1ck

    Adam really can sing beautifully- every week without fail. . I only watch the show for him 🙂 Rock it out next week please!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  407. Shellyspice

    Okay so tell me again why is Adam even in this competition? He does not really need American Idol!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  408. carol522

    That was good for me...I thought Adam killed it tonight. I'm feeling so good right now that I'll admit that Danny was exceptionally good tonight, but all of my votes go for Adam.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Michael

    I like how people are marketing how unmarketable they think he is...He is definitely more marketable than Danny or Matt. Allison and Chris are the most marketable, but I feel Adam is right their with them. There are stars like Adam in Europe (ex. Jake Shears). I feel it is time America joins the rest of the world and learn to also look beyond sexuality. There is such a double standard. Lesbians (hot and marketable). Gay men (for some reason there is an issue). I really hope Adam wins. He has a bright career wherever he decides to play it out.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  410. roy

    adam can scream in tune and can cover the entire sound spectrum. i find his voice very similar to axl rose.

    this is a lame duck competition for adam, as no one is good enough to one can compete with him.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  411. frank

    what Paula says means nothing, her comments contain no information at all. She looks fake and depressed. I felt Samon was munipulating the outcome at this point.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  412. jim

    That screaming has got to stop. Seriously, if he wins people will look back at this year like it was a cartoon. Kind of embarassing.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  413. Cy

    I am an Adam fan, but I felt like the production on his number, as well as the short length of his performance, were a testament to the partiality of the producers. I find it kind of disappointing...

    April 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  414. Matt

    I can't wait to see the haters post on this blog about Adam. It absolutely floors me when people say this guy can't sing and that all he does in squeal. Are you KIDDING ME? Seriously, I would like to know what these people scored (or will score in the future) on the ACT or SAT. Dumb/Deaf/Whatever doesn't begin to describe these people. Holy crap, open your ears people! Isn't it a bit odd how he has never been in the bottom 3, always performs last, gets over 20X (seriously, it is 20X) the comments on his performance videos on AI dot com, yet YOU, the haters, think he can't sing? Wow..again, it doesn't take a genius to figure this stuff out! This guy can sing, ladies and gentlemen!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  415. Mel.

    Adam was really good but I was reading the blog here and missed his entrance! Darn it anyway!! However, given the level of "success" of past winners, it might be in Adam's best interest to finish in second or third place. Either way, I'd buy his CD.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  416. Jay

    No he cannot be stopped. This was another stellar performance from him. That note he held gave me chills! LOVE LOVE LOVE him!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Tricia

    WOW! Consistently awesome performance. I can't believe this guy's vocal range. His confidence and showmanship is unreal. His willingness to put himself out there blows me away. He's incredibly talented. I love Danny, but I think Adam's the one!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  418. Rafael

    Holy Crap!
    This dude single handedly made me an AI fan. I can't wait till the following week to see what he does. I know a lot of people complain that he screams alot and their ears bleed, and blah blah blah. The truth is that Adam is the best performer and singer and he WILL win this show.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  419. Kim

    OMG, he's the only reason I'm watching the show this year. Every week he makes me smile! Love him!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  420. watch'n n wait'n

    Let me just say i had a smile on my face for the whole performance. He is awesome!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  421. edog

    Is it just me, or is this Lambert guy over the top theatrical, I mean same notes every week, same stuff. This guy is not marketable, I mean off-broadway may sell to some back in the day, but not like any of the other four will. Danny rocked, Chris was smooth, Matt crooned it out, and Alison jammed.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  422. Delilah

    It's little wonder they always keep him towards the end of the show. He always closes with a bang! I have to endure the entire show for him and he makes it worth it. Wicked performance, grand entrance, insane vocals! Adam, you were born to be an entertainer!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  423. Shelby

    I have to agree with Randy. A little too theatrical for my taste! He definitely belongs on Broadway. Not just this performance tonight, but throughout the whole competition, he's just belongs in theater.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Michael

    Stunning. Even when I don't particularly love his style, I am in awe of what he can do vocally. He needs to win.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  425. Lily

    Yuck... seriously, he is not a good singer...good screamer, that's about it.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  426. Bob

    Has anyone been given the pimp spot any more than Adam this year? Why do the other contestants even bother showing up?

    I really for the life of me can't figure out how they will market this drag queen. He's way over the top theatrical and his act looks like something you'd see in a gay cabaret.

    Simon has a major crush on this guy. I felt dirty just listening to him drooling over his performance.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  427. Slainte

    OMG!!!! What a performer ... that entrance was worth the wait!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  428. Dcutch

    WOW! I wish I could scream like that! Again, pretty good. Not my idea of a standard, but hey. Adam...8 out of 10.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  429. Kyla

    hahaha i LOVED that kara called him sleazy too!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  430. Cy

    I liked that Paula said, "You make me feel better than good" right after he was called sleazy. Other than that, it was very good, but underwhelming. I like Adam best when he chooses weird songs. And it seemed WAY shorter than Danny's performance...

    April 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  431. Bob S

    The MOST amazing performance ever of an old, boring song. Adam, if you're standing in the Atlantic Ocean and the US is the baseball field, you just hit a Grand Slam into the Pacific Ocean. No one is like you....I am still tingling and the hair on my arms refuses to lay back down.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  432. Babba

    Adam shouldn't be stopped....he's the next American Idol.


    April 28, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |

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