I was happily watching the opening of American Idol on Wednesday night, wondering if anyone would make my heart race this season or compel me to put on black nail polish. Wow, the feeling of satisfaction is almost too much – that alll is right with the world when that show goes back on the air. So the opening bit ends and they go into the “da-nerr, da-nerr, da-nerr” first musical notes and immediately I see Adam Lambert on-screen, right where he belongs with the other Idol winners. Oh, did you think I forgot he didn’t win when I said “other?” No, he just is where he should be. There were two other “non-winners” flashed on the boards – Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson: a proven recording chart-topper and an Academy Award winner. As I said, right where he belongs!
The following video is just from someone shooting it off their television. But it works! Adam appears at :11 and :12 right next to Kelly Clarkson, and Chris Daughtry replaces Kelly Clarkson, to Adam’s left. When I was watching, I had to advance my DVR frame-by-frame (using the pause key, if anyone’s interested!) to catch Chris and to write down the names of all others who were appearing in the opening. Did you notice Adam appears right after the first-ever winner, before any of the others?? Oh man I’m happy now!