Adam Lambert, where have you been my whole life? I'm pretty sure we're meant to be together - even if it's just me listening to your amazing voice through my iPod.
Very rarely does a soloist move me. I'm a band girl, you know, a rock n' roll queen...but so help me when Adam Lambert sings on American Idol the world stops turning.
He's that good.
We all know life isn't fair, but there's no excuse for labels passing on Adam all this time. The best "Idol" this season (and perhaps all time) is just so light years above the rest of the competition, I can't help but feel a little sorry for the rest.
Last night, the theme was "Songs from the Year You Were Born" and Adam chose "Mad World" originally recorded by Tears for Fears. Always smart, he got around the fast tempo by choosing the Gary Jules version. Adam knows his range and his abilities and he doesn't mess around: he sticks with what he knows and that's his amazing falsetto.
After the show, I sent the Glam husband off to the grocery store. In solitude, I watched Adam back on repeat and honestly cried a little bit. This is what good music does, people. It doesn't matter your race, religion, sexual orientation, gender: music is the great equalizer. A powerful song in the hands of a phenomenal performer can change the world.
Welcome to the world, Adam. Thank you for already changing mine.