Adam Lambert on American Idol Part 3

adam-lambert-mad-worldAnother week of American Idol performances, and once again, they saved the best for last. Adam Lambert came out number 8 of 8, changed his look, and sang a familiar, but not popular song, and made the original song writer famous. 

 I seem to remember “Mad World” from Tears for Fears as an MTV music video from the early 80’s.  I checked the Billboard charts and found that it didn’t crack the top 40 in the USA, so it didn’t get much radio airplay.  Then Gary Jules redid it and it appeared on the soundtrack for the 2001 cult movie “Donnie Darko”.  That’s the version that Adam’s rendition most resembled. Someone said it was also used in the Gears of War video game commercial. So it was familiar, but never a hit. He has a knack for picking the right song, making it his own, and singing it with poise and confidence.

Of all the American Idol contestants, Adam lambert is the one I wait for each week. He does so many things well and is able to mix rough with soft and fast with slow. There is so much anticipation as to which direction he will go next, that he is the one to watch. He is not guaranteed to win–remember Chris Daughtry–but he is the current front runner.  He is interesting, consistent, polished, humble, relevant, and talented.  Is there another contestant with 3 of those qualities?

Based solely on this week’s performance:  Scott MacIntyre, Lil Rounds, and Kris Allen are in trouble; Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, and Danny Gokey are safe. None of the bottom three are worth saving.  As good as Lil is, she just doesn’t bring it every week.  She hasn’t been good since the auditions, and I’m tired of waiting for her to stand up and sing.  Matt Giraud is a local favorite, being from Michigan.  I didn’t think too much of his performance, although everyone I talked to did.  He does too many runs for me.  If he were to end up in the bottom three, I would not be surprised.

Simon Cowell gave Adam a standing ovation. ’nuff said.

Published in: on April 8, 2009 at 8:16 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. There s nobody else who offers what Adam has to offer.Its a talent test,he HAS to win.Its a personality test-he SHOULD win!Its a beautycontest-again I vote for Adam!
    And the grammy for best showman goes to…Adam also!

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