Adam Lambert on American Idol Part 2

adam-lambert-motownAdam Lambert slicked back his hair, put on a suit, and became a crooner last night on American Idol. He went from looking like a troubled Emo Goth Pop Wannabe, to looking like a very handsome, confident, and sincere young man with unlimited potential. His metamorphosis likened him to Elvis, Chris Isaack, or one of the Baldwins. It was Motown Week and he took Smokey Robinson’s “Tracks of My Tears” and turned it into an instant marketable recording. His performance outshone the rest of the contestants by light years. Two of the judges, and Smokey himself, gave Adam a standing ovation.  If the competition was over today, he would win, hands down.

My wife and I DVRed the show and kept rewatching Adam’s rendition of the classic Motown song on the big screen at the Munro House.  After the fifth viewing, we were convinced that that was the best performance of the season, so far.  Strange as it may seem, I think he can do even better.

Lambert is still my early pick to win it all this year. Hope to see him in the top three along with Danny Gokey and Allison Iraheda.  Gokey is solid week after week. Iraheda, at 16, has unbelievable style, talent, and poise.  All three contestants still have to bring it on week after week to get to the top.  They are well on their way to becoming national recording artists.

Based solely on this week’s performance, Scott McIntyre, Michael Sarver, and Lil Rounds are in trouble on tonight’s results show.  Based on past performances, Lil has no worries.  As much as the judges didn’t like Megan Joy, I think she might be unique and pretty enough to last at least one more week.

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