Never-seen-before 1st audition with Michael Jackson’s Rock With You plus Interview with Extra!!!

Many of us have been anxious to hear the complete first audition where Adam was reported to have sung Michael Jackson’s ‘Rock With You.’ Well… finally, here it is with uncut parts.

Part 1

I was shocked to see the part when he is like “Is there something I can get a shot working at… I know I could do it.” That finally explains why Kara reacted that way about Simon’s comment. On the edited audition it almost seems like she over-reacted from Simon saying he was theatrical but again.. this explains it.

I also LOVED the way he sang Rock With You.


Part 2

Co-written by Carol and Fernando (dreamsound)


What do you think of this version of his audition compared to the one broadcasted? Comment below!

About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)


  1. Adam’s done great since the get-go! He had me from the beginning. This is the best site ever..Thank you.

    • yes! if i wanto to know something aboutadan everyday, i found here! congratulations!

    • mentalist4 says:

      Adam is AMAZING!!!! I can’t get enough of him…and I can’t wait until his CD comes out. I also agree with Anroln….this is the best site I have found.

    • Ditto. A fan of his style and bravado…hoping he puts out a rebutall to this article.

    • I second that . . . my one and ONLY stop for EVERYTHING ADAM! <3 ur the best site around!!!

    • Xuziqueue says:

      Anroln – I’m with you. He had me hooked from the audition but especially afterward with the little run, skip and twirl down the sidewalk. I remember thinking just how adorable and sweet he was then. And still is!

  2. OnlyAdam4Me says:

    Is it possible to add the version they did broadcast ,as I am not sure what was shown?

    But just shows you how bad he wanted this. Great job Adam.

  3. AdamAddict says:

    Simon already like Adam in his audition. How many times Simon wants to hear another song? Simon already see superstar all over Adam’s face! Simon is a smart man,indeed! LOL!!
    I’m glad they post this because I heard from Adam in his interview saying he did Micheal Jackson song first before “Bohemian Rapshody” and I never ever thought I’m going be able to watch it.
    They never did in previous season,right? Because of Adam,they hide no more because they know we want to know everything about Adam because we loooveee him! 🙂

  4. OnlyAdam4Me says:

    You know after watching this clip again Simon’s face tells me he truly sees a uniqueness although he comments he is not current. Does anyone think they know where he was going with that?

    • AdamAdmirer says:

      I think, since Randy brought up that Adam was current, Simon was comparing theatrical vs. current, to point out the difference — because Simon actual knew that Adam had the great vocals, amazing looks and the right attitude, which was he was very sweet and respectful to the judges, that they were looking for.

      In a nutshell, I think Simon knew he would say yes, but wanted to let Adam know to turn his “theatrical” experience into something we could ALL relate to, which we now know, Adam has proven one gazillion percent!

      In answer to the question, I like this even better than the one broadcast, obviously since we got to see him do both of his songs.

      Also, where is this whole interview of Idol Extra, I never saw it. If anyone has the link, thanks.

      • AmazingAdam says:

        Totally agree! Simon wanted to point Adam weakness so he could perform better later on.
        As for RAndy, you could totally tell action, the moment Adam sang, he has a sharp look at him.
        As if, he found a star. lol. 🙂

        Way to go Adam. Can’t wait for you to perform again.

        Thank you so much for this website. Loving it. 😀

      • AdamAdmirer says:

        I just saw the interview (2nd video) and it blew me away! Love all the other contestants talking about how they enjoyed working with Adam, really let’s us know how special he really is.

  5. ejw89109 says:

    Adam is amazingly talented. As Diane Warren has said, sometimes you just need to get yourself out there for people to see and judge. She totally supports using the American Idol platform for this exposure.

  6. he is the best thing that ever happened to me :)i am so obsessed with him i wish him all the happiness and success n the world 🙂

  7. thank u SOOOOO much 4 posting this!!! i didnt watch it yet but i’ve wanted 2 c the 1st part of adams audition when he sang the michael jackson “Rock WIth You” song!!!THNXABUNCH!!:D

  8. JRZGRL1 says:

    I’m with Jory – I think I have waited 54 years (that’s my age) to see & hear Adam & now that I have, I thinkI could leave very happy – I’m not planning on doing that any time soon, in fact definitely not before 8/1 when I go to Charlotte to see him in person – but it’s just wonderful to have the opportunity to share (from a distance, but share nonetheless)in this amazingly talented person’s success.

  9. adamfancajungirl says:

    From the first time I ever saw his audition I knew he was very special.I find myself wanting to read everything I can about him.I love all of his videos and watch them everyday.He is a remarkable young man and I know we’ll be seeing a lot of him in the future.Thanks so much for this site. I go to it everyday to get the latest news about Adam.

  10. Another amazing performance. Just a few seconds of “Rock with You” would be enough to tell that he possesses a gift beyond anything we have seen on IDOL. Such a nuanced voice. I would love to hear the whole song. I hope his cd includes a few of these middle register songs that show off his beautiful voice. I love the up tempo ones with the “big voice,” too. Stellar.

  11. marlis hanson says:

    I was about 19 when Rock with You came out. I was at a disco dance club with a friend, and drinking age was 21, but I had a fake ID. The DJ and I were flirting, and he was a real doll baby–he put Rock With You on, and came over to me, and asked me to dance. We danced, and I had that tinkly feeling because the DJ was dancing with ME to Rock With You! Just such a cool moment in my life. I have such an even closer feeling to Adam since he picked that as his first song. I can’t put it in words–it is like we are connected by this song…he thought it was special enough to get him thru the audition. It is as if he was reaching out to my soul before he even sang the song, since that is such a special song to me. I hadn’t even thought of that song for 30 years–most teens had most likely never even heard of it. Then Adam comes to me and sings it–you gotta know all the words, especially the first four lines–‘don’t try to fight it, there ain’t nothing that you can do…’
    see and hear them here:

  12. Excellent interview. Thanks for sharing it!

  13. te_amo_adam says:

    Dreamsound, I don’t know where you find the time to post all of this stuff. You’re amazing and your wife is the best for putting up with it. 🙂 Believe me when I tell you that you will be paid back in this or another life time. There’s just too much love on this site for you and Adam. Thanks for the post and I really enjoyed seeing that aspect of the audition. Every day I learn something new. You help us all with the withdrawl pains we are all experiencing!!

    • Evelize says:

      I agree with every word you said.

      DREAMSOUND you are our best connection line with ADAM and you have to know we are thankful a lot for all you do for us.

    • Lisette here,
      Agree with above teamo adam..thenks so so much agan dreamsounde for thes lovli tribute page for only j’espere he’ll view it..An can see so yu place so much dedicatione an detaile,news,articles,videos on our adored Adam here! Truly a frendli place where so many fans/frends can share with one anothre in a very positive lit too.As oppose to al l’hurtful sites
      thet sholde not be permitte to poste.Seeing lot of profanitie or negative people..Ther sholde be sensors on thos speciifque social network site.
      I finde thes page very enlightening,upliftes an just bringes l’best out in people an ther affectione an respecte for thes gifted artiste/vocaliste an just a beautful person inward an outward.!
      An I av nevre actual seen thes above footage with Adam in his debut/auditione so thenks.
      Agree Thet songe of Michel Jackson was excellente choice for his ethereal voice..An most of judges Randy,Cara,Paula tooke notice of his unique talente..Simon usuale is skeptical,yet in latre weekes even gave him ovatione an then realize Adam’s multitalentes as a vocaliste,danseur an entertaineur.
      Adam will be here as I av espress for many yers,an like Elvis will have critiques both very
      positive et negative,yet l’goode shall always prevail an noone can evre take away Adam’s
      magnetique,distinctive,vocal par excellance,his humilitie,his kindness,charm,sense of mystere to keep one guesse what’s next,his gentlness,sensualite,an caringe hearte..Thet is something thet sets aside Adam from so many ordinaire performers. An thinq has made an imprinte here an arounde l’worlde.I’ll always adore him non mattre what happenes,always have ma supporte an luv! He has helpe me in times of sadness to heale in personal loss,an made me feel only joie an lit! Blessings an Luv Lisette!

  14. Thanks for posting this. I really love this site.

  15. fantastic as always, luv Adam, luv this site

  16. Ana Lambert says:

    Many thanks for posting this from Rio de Janeiro!


  18. Isabella says:

    Thank you for this site! it’s really awsome!
    Oh, i envy Alisson soo much!

  19. I am totally Adam obsessed too…..and this site gives me my daily fix. Thank you SO MUCH for that!!

  20. Adam told the judges (at the audition):”I can sang”. SOOoooooo CUTE….But what an understatement!

  21. Lambert Lover says:

    Tuesday’s and Wednesday seem so empty now, but thank god for this website, or else my Adam withdrawl would make me crazy.

    Thanks to this website, I can get my daily Adam fix, it is awesome!

    Loved the first audition, Adam looks gorgeous with or without makeup, and sounds awesome with or without the Idol stage behind him. Simon often talks about the x-factor, well Adam has the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-FACTOR!


  23. Adam is so sexy here I cant stand it. His facial expressions and look is so raw and cute. I love his comment “Is this something I can get a shot at…I know I can do it?’ Was that an understatement or what? He is adorable!!!!!!

    • this man is way over the top beautiful. both genders r gonna want him. america wants him.

  24. SLehman says:

    Very Nice. I think we are still missing parts of the audition. It would be nice to see the raw version of it instead of the edited one. There is one point where Adam is singing Bohemian Rhapsody and they cut to Paula who is still moving to the beet of I Want To Rock With You so it was obviously edited in there. Here is a link to better video quality versions

  25. lita dominguez says:

    I loved this first audition of Adam. He is beautiful with an awesome voice. He was in his street clothes and very regular and yet it showed his outstanding, star, amazing quality. Thankyou for shawring this video and subscription email.

  26. lita dominguez says:

    I love reading about Adam. and your posting and news helps a lot!!!

  27. I like the version that was broadcast better than this one. Sometimes less is more.

  28. Cannot wait to get to my computer every day to my ADAM LAMBERT site
    Yours is the best. My thanks to you.
    ADAM is the true SUPER StAR!!!!!!!

  29. GO ADAM!!!!!!!!!! i love him SO much

  30. i love adam.

  31. i dont get it. how cant u love adam???? teehee

  32. Hui Wen says:

    This is awesome!!! I am totally obsessed with Adam!!

  33. The site is fabulous! Thanks! But why the simle picture of A. Idol on the cover of the most posted articles?

  34. Love that video

  35. Love seeing his audition tape.

  36. Star Catcher says:

    I giggled so much watching those clips of Adam behind the scenes on AI, he really is a vibrant character and really hilarious. I am trying to convince my mom to get tickets to one of the shows so that we can go see him. Adam has got to be one of the most amazing people on this earth, I mean he’s beautiful, talented, sweet, kind, and pretty much everything else that the others had to say about him. I don’t know if any other person like exists but I’m glad that Adam got into Hollywood because there is absolutely no one even remotely like him.

  37. Even though I’m a ‘granny’ I also have been a lifelong pop music and culture fan, and have kept up through my kids and now my grandson. All of Adam’s songs on AI were known to me before, by the original performers.

    He outdid them all!! Especially Mad World which he made his own!

    One kind of techno/dance song on youtube is Pop Goes the Camera.. yet another awesome version by our dear Ada which shows yet another aspect of his sound..

    Having worked with teens in my career and having travelled a lot, I would like to see some feedback on this site from those from other countries.. just a short note, telling us where you are and how Adam is doing over in your home??? Thanks!

    GO ADAM just keep soaring high just dont mind what other people say about you and all those negative media reports, just keep moving we are all here(your fans) at your side supporting you all the way till the end. No matter what NEGATIVE news they gonna say they cant take away that ADAM LAMBERT is TALENTED and has a SUPERB VOICE> love always Khyle_Barnes from Davao City, Philippines

  39. The Legend says:

    San Diego Opera professionals positive evaluation of Adam’s voice, range and talent. Show this to anyone that says Adams screams…..

    • AdamAddict says:

      To the people who said Adam screams,
      Listen to my advice, Listen to these expert! 🙂
      Adam is awesome!!

  40. A new cocktail has been launched, globally! One which is new, fresh, spicy, deep, unparalleled, gorgeously packaged, tantalizing, organic, orgasmic, intoxicating and definitely addictive! …and the cocktail is … tara … ADAM LAMBERT! Adam, you are a beautiful free spirit! The messages you communicate through song, are powerful, inspiring, thought- provoking … and I get you. I hope you have a world tour in your plans as I would be humbled to see you live. Will probably have to take Rescue Remedy before attending your concert, but I am willing to take the risk.

  41. Adam, you are such a gem. Your talent just blew me away… Stay true to yourself.

  42. Shannon says:

    Adam is just awesome…thank you for this website!

  43. Ksmaa28 says:

    Adam is amazing. I love music of all genre’s (except country). It is not that often that a new singer comes along whose voice sends chills through you. Adam has that quality. He can sing anything and the depth and nuances in his songs are exceptional. For those that say he is “too theatrical”, I say… he knows how to put on a show. He is an artist. I think of Prince or Kiss or any new talent that is different than current norm…. how wonderful he will be distinquished by his unique abilities!
    I also am tired of Adam bashing (or anybody bashing for that matter). Could the media focus on the positive, the talent, how hard he has worked to get to this point in his life, etc.?
    Other American Idols have come and gone— I suspect many will go to this year’s live tour performances solely to see Adam. The rest will be (as Simon says) “forgettable”.

  44. Adam is just awesome…

  45. I shared the views of the judges. They were not being overwhelmingly supportive of Adam winning the competition but rather thought Adam was THE ONE all along. I watched him being different from the others and also the past contestants. The superstar status was written all over him even before the show ended. So what more can we say but acknowledge Adam as the NEXT BIG THING in the showbiz world pretty fast.

    Rock on Adam!

  46. this interview is amazing! thanks adam for your confidence!

  47. Thanks so much for this. We never had any doubts. It’s just nice to be reminded. I can’t wait for this idol tour to be over and start seeing and hearing his music.