Personally, I think it was not the right song for Adam to sing during a finale. The beginning didn’t sit right on his range. The key was setup for someone like David Cook. It got better towards the end. Now, don’t get me wrong, the other performance of A Change is Gonna Come was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.
Fortunately, I will even have to admit that this time he got the pimp spot on this song and good comments from the judges 🙂 I didn’t think Kris did such a great job either.
MP3 VERSION: No Boundaries (Live)
By LindaK – Fan Group Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Normally I don’t like these cheesy Idol songs but Adam’s version made me like it as much as I could. Kara co-wrote this? Why? The words were a bit much with mountainous and whatever else.
Randy: I said it before, I’ll say it again. Dude you can sing anything but that was not one of my favorite Adam performances; it was pitchy in parts.
Kara: It is amazing with someone with your level of talent sings something we’ve written and I thank you.
Paula: Adjectives can’t express what you’ve brought to season 8. You can sing whatever you want to sing and I will be a fan forever.
Simon: I’m not going to judge the song, I’ll judge you. You have been one of the best, most original contestants we’ve ever had on the show. With this show, you hope you can find a worldwide star. I generally believe we’ve found that with you. Congratulations.
Paula predicting Adam will be an icon, and Simon saying Adam is a worldwide star is totally prophetic. Even though those comments are premature, I have no doubt that they will be proven to be accurate in the not so distant future.
I don’t think most people are going to vote based solely on tonight’s performances. As for the casual viewers, I hope they vote based on overall talent, ability to mix it up, versatility, range, and future long lasting career. If votes are based on TALENT and do not take into account extraneous factors, Adam will be crowned the next American Idol. I hope America has her head on straight and makes the right decision.