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It's a Mad World on American Idol

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.

Reader Comments (21)

Wow. I'm not sure what is a bigger shock, that he is actually that good, or that Simon actually likes him too.
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
I love this man. I can't stop watching his videos. I'm a 40 year old mom and he makes me feel like a teenager. He is truly amazing. Why is he not famous already? He should have been famous years ago.
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBea
maybe it's because he's not looking for (or even wants) fame. I was onced asked to rank: fame, money, power, love. My respose/explanation: 1) love, otherwise without love everything else would be meaningless. 2) money: it's nice to have and allows us to live comfortably. 3) who cares about power and who would want fame. Would sound like a very shallow, hollow, fake, egotistical, empty person, who needs some love and pocket change.
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraxl
ya, adam lambert is GREAT ... i would be shocked if he does not win.
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergerry g
win? win what?
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraxl
that was pretty awesome last night! (and I'm a dude)
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHardshot
Well, I know that this is your blogg, but personaly I couldent give a sh*t for Adam or American Idol, who cares? If you are going to write or post something, post some Oasis or The Stone Roses. It's terrible that Americans dosent support Oasis as we in Europe do, that's one of few, who are still real.
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVince
I mean just listen, this is real, not some American Idol crap. Mötley is real,W.A.S.P is real and Oasis. On this blogg you should celebrate band still is.

Like I wrote, this is fucking real.
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVince
Vince I'm in Montreal and Oasis is HUGE here, don't sell (North) American fans short. I actually saw them back in September at the Bell Centre, and they were great, very close-to-album style. The only song I didn't like was how they played Don't Look Back In Anger, which is actually my favorite song, so it was disappointing that they fucked that one up. Musically they were great, the stage show not so much. They were all in suits, and barely moved. I don't think the bass player moved at all to tell you the truth. But I'm a Motley and Gn'R fan, so I'm used to bombastic stage shows, but I guess the whole Beatlesque thing is Oasis' style, and they're really good at it, I got my money's worth.

Oh and about the video, I am VERY impressed by Adam Lambert's singing. He has the potential that Chris Daughtry had and the rock 'n' roll charisma to actually front a punk rock band worth mention. I don't see him in a Glam band, more in a GreenDay-style punk rock band. Haha, and Vince, I can see him acing through Champagne Supernova! :)
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Im a guy and he is the greatest idol contestent ever and maybe the greatest singer ever!

and dont get ur hopes up ladies. he is gay
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
I see him in a glam metal band along the lines of HINDER and MOTLEY and maybe a little PAPA ROACHish
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Thanks Allyson for posting this. My dvr stopped recording right before he sang! I was heartbroken. You saved the day. Now I can watch over.. and over.. and over..
April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
i wanna congratulate alley-cat on a dead on post about Adam.

Ally-cat i loop all his vids, and i too get teary-eyed.

Allison can confirm i`m not a girlyman.

but what makes us cry at vidieo's? is it the musician-ship? or the the emotion's it stirs in us?or where we were at the time. or a long lost love?

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrued
sorry girl i mis-spelled your name
April 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrued
Bea> i agree totally
April 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrued
i am gonna put this out there: he looks like a cross between Elvis and Kurt Russel
April 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrued
Really? American Idol- killing music one season at a time
April 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwill
Ok. Lambert is good. Hes DAMN good. But lets not get carried away just yet people. Yes, he will easily win Idol. Yes he will have a fine career once Idol is over. But every damn time someone compares him to Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, and Steven Tyler it makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little. Lets not go overboard folks!! Im not a hater, I like him. But can we please not crown him a rock god already!?! Sheeeesh!!!
April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Based off of what do u think he will have a fine career? Do u guys realize that through all the sickening seasons of this horrific show that only 2 artists have had more than 1 hit album and sustained their success. 2 out of the getting close to 100 by now finalists. Adam Lambert will be as known as Taylor Hicks is now a year from today. Its all a gimmick. American Idol is just another fake and fixed reality show run by a machine. Cmon.
April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWill
i think will is way off base here... taylor was a hack.lambert has a unique voice..

i agree with Kenny> those were Paula's words... not the general public's

ermmm ..i think will is a troll

ps. clay aiken had a killer Christmas cd
April 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrued

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