Adam Lambert-Schooling And Scorching?? You Bet He Is

This is a FAN-tastic article talking about the amazing Adam Lambert!!
Kudos to Robbie Woliver for saying it like it is now, and always shall be, ADAM LAMBERT= THE GLAM GOD!
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Rock god Adam Lambert schools and scorches ‘American Idol’!!

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TV Review: Adam Lambert’s performance of “Whataya Want From Me” on American Idol
By Robbie Woliver/www.examiner.com

Adam Lambert, the runner-up of American Idol Season 8—and to be completely factual, the most talented and certainly most exciting contestant ever to appear on the show—returned this week to mentor this year’s stable of contestants. His appearance was a major success for the struggling show, which has seen its viewership drop and has encountered much bad press of late about the very disappointing group vying for the title that even the brilliant Lambert didn’t win. He garnered high ratings the same way he drew millions during his reign, but yet his appearance was a terrible blow to the show. It only further made it perfectly clear that no one this year was even near his league, except for Crystal Bowersox. No, her performance style is hardly as thrilling as Lambert’s, nor is she as innovative, but she sure as hell can sing. As for the others, Lambert’s advice to them before he even picked up a microphone was more exciting than their performances.

In our previous review of Lambert’s mentor night, it was discussed how Adam shamed the final nine just by showing up. He was on fire, and wanted to shake some life into the group, ready to stir up a languid couple of months and some god-awful performers.

Wednesday night, as Glambert took the stage to sing, he owned the moment and performed unquestionably the best four minutes of this entire yawnfest of a season. Considering this week’s theme, Lambert was the Maybelline Elvis, all eyeliner, 8-inch-high, coal-black pompadour, sharp-looking metallic jacket and a voice that could wake the dead. He was commanding, forceful, mastering every note known to man. He was sexy. Intense. He was everything a superstar should be. He was this generation’s King.

With green lasers shooting in his direction and hypnotic green-smoke special effects, Lambert swooned through the slowed down start of “Whataya Want From Me,” his current hit, and built to that familiar, dramatic crescendo that had us enthralled only a year ago. Remember this past Tuesday when Siobhan, the Adam wannabe (she’s not, by far), started her “Suspicious Minds” so slow and then built the second half ending with her predictable screech? Well, that’s not how Adam did it. Siobhan, take a lesson.

The song itself is wonderful. Written by Pink and Max Martin, it was released at the most opportune, though perhaps unscheduled, time for the then-fledgling star. Anticipation was high for Lambert’s first live post-Idol appearance, and the American Music Awards landed the big “get.” But Lambert, all wired from the pressure and excited about debuting with his new band, let loose a little too much for some, simulating S&M and sexual acts both hetero and homo during his performance, the live debut of his first single, “For Your Entertainment.”

It’s a shame he performed this curious song on the stodgy, irrelevant AMAs instead of, let’s say, on the MTV Video Music Awards, because there that kinky performance would have been heralded. On the AMAs he was ripped apart, even though the performance was brilliant. The song is a decadent one. It was just the wrong TV audience, and he certainly lost fans. But he didn’t need those who retreated. He is currently as popular as it gets in contemporary music. His large legion of fans are widespread, diverse and hopelessly devoted.

So how does someone “recover” from a perceived fatal error at one’s career start? Lambert was lucky. On his new album, For Your Entertainment, there sat a beautiful ballad that dealt with peeling away perceptions and layers of fame. The battle for a performing artist between one’s self and the persona on stage was the tug he was living. “Whataya Want From Me” is that song. And it worked. Not only did it race up the charts, it salvaged his almost-wasted career, redeemed him and seemed to refresh and redirect him.

Here he now back on the Idol stage, the prodigal son returned, being all rock god-y before a sea of absolutely delirious fans. (They don’t even scream like that for their current eye-not-ear candy Tim Urban and Casey James.) Lambert woke the damn place up. He reminded everyone what this music reality show was supposed to be about. Where are the Kelly Clarksons? Where are the Fantasias battling the LaToya Londons and Jennifer Hudsons? Where is the pristine voice of Melinda Doolittle? Daughtry? Where is even Lilly Scott? Where is the drama? The skill? The inventiveness?

When interviewed by Ryan Seacrest after his performance, the always gracious Lambert said, “I owe this show everything.” And that’s true, but it works both ways. Adam brought hip cred to Idol that was desperately needed, and which was quickly lost when the less provocative Kris Allen won.

Through his triumphant battle-storm of a performance and his personable demeanor, Lambert taught a master lesson in Rockstar 101. Afterwards, the camera panned to the pathetic three up for elimination—Tim, Mike (whose constant mugging is unbearable) and Katie. The trio stood sadly, looking pathetic and defeated in their casual clothes with their slouched shoulders. Following the fiery, glammed-out Lambert, the difference in charisma and talent could not have been more obvious.

A suggestion: Crown the deserving Bowersox with the title next week and end the tired run. Simon certainly doesn’t want to be there anymore. And then bring Adam on the road to select next year’s contestants. Oh, and have him perform every night.

Simon’s always waiting for a “moment.” Well, he sure got one with Adam’s thrilling, knockout performance. Lambert is one of a kind—and that’s, simply, the best.

IN OTHER WORDS: Love this guy. End of story.

XO~SUE~GLAMB#10
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Comments

  1. REALLY GOOD INTERVIEW;0)

  2. This is such a good article! Adam is so out-of-this-world talented. Like so many others have said, he is the whole package! Unbelievable talent, charisma, creativity, humble-loving-crazy funny personality, GEORGOUS to look at (have I left anything out)! Just not enough words to discribe how special he is. I just hope America doesn’t make the biggest mistake of their lives and lose him to Europe! Can’t say I would blame him one little bit!!! It’s time for everyone to let go of the whole “AMA” thing!!! As far as his life choices – That’s between he & his maker! Who are you to judge! Remember God does not like HATERS!!! Great article once again!!!

  3. Ovationimpact says:

    I am so appreciative of your post because finally an Internet article to read written by someone who can write astute content. I heard about Adam being a mentor and performer on AI from excited and elated fans while attending back to back Vancouver concerts last week. To say they were excited to know that they would see him live one week and then see him on TV the next week is an understatement. A fan consensus I spoke to was that Adam would bring back viewership to a boring Season 9.

    The dedicated fan base attending the Vancouver concerts contained broad demographics that didn’t care if there were or weren’t background dancers, light shows or all of the extra concert bits and pieces they just wanted Adam to sing. And sing and perform he did by giving a Rock God charismatic uniquely different performance each night to the excitement of loud cheering, floor dancing and seat jumping ecstatic audiences.

    My first thought while watching the AI TV performance was … darn I want to look at his gorgeous face and expressions get rid of the fog! But after watching it again and again on my DVR I finally got what Adam had offered us his audience a distinctive visual and musical inventiveness, a masterful piece of performance fine art that will have everyone talking.

  4. wHEN ADAM NOT BUSY OR NO OTHER SCHEDULE OR ALBUM PROMOTION?LET ADMA LAMBERT SING AT AI AND LET HIM PICK THE RIGHT AI SEASON 10 MAYBE CONTESTANT.OR LET HIM BE A JUDGE EVEN THOUGH NOT EVERY NIGHT. BUT HE SING EVERY NIGHT WHATEVER. PEOPLE WATCH THE AI WITH ADMA LAMBERT ON THERE. ADAM LAMBERT IS A ERFECT SINGER-PERFECT HUMAN BEING TO ME.. USA PEOPEL SHIULD KNOW HIM BY NOW.
    ASIAN COUNTRIES LOVES-CRAZY ABOUT ADMA LAMBERT WSEPCIALLY JAPAN AND SINGAORE AND AUSTRLIA TOO. NOW EUROPEAN LOVE-LIKE ADMA LMABEERT. THEY ACT LIKE THEY ONW ADAM ACT LIKE ADMA LAMBERT IS THYRE OWN. FORGET KRSI ALREADY HES OK BUT ORDIANRY SINGER.. HE MAYBE WON THE AI BUT ADAM LAMBERT GOT THE DEEDS.

  5. Lauriellen says:

    They should have just sent all 9 of the contestants home and declared Adam Lambert the winner of Season 9. All those weeks that are left, I’d pay to have Adam on every one of them. My idea for last weeks show was to have the contestants tell Adam what they were going to sing and have Adam perform it. Now that would have been a riveting 90 minutes of TV.

  6. cheryl 334 says:

    An absolutely fabulous article. So true and not a bit overstated! Love to see people actually not be afraid to give Adam the credit he has earned and deserves in so many ways. Too many ‘journalists’ and others are afraid of ‘telling it like it is’ re Adam Lambert! No one can ‘overstate’ his incredible and nearly unbelievable talent and beauty and outstanding personallity.

    Sue, thank you so much for putting this article out here for us to read! Read another one of idol’s creppy producer a few days ago and just rolled my eyes. The guy should be fired for sure. Fired! If he is not, lthen there is something rotten in the idol group of big asses.

    I was very ‘disappointed’ at Casey’s lackluster of one of my very favorite songs of Elvis, Lawdy Miss Clawdy. How could anyone sing that song wrong??????????? Loved Crystal’s version of ‘Saved’, loved Lee’s performance, even tho I do not like the song he sang. lBut, Adam helped Lee tremendously, and Lee sure wanted the fworld to know his feelings on Adam! Cool. Very cool.

    Adam could replace Simon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If paid the same salary, and able to continue on his career and tour, it would be Adam’s fans dreams come true!

    As Adam has said, ‘first I learn-then I teach’ did exactly that on idol!!!!!!!!!! Adam! Adam! Adam! You are a rock-god teaching and showing tshe 9 hopefuls what they will never know! 🙂 How to be entertaining and singing with his out of this world vocals and physical beauty and ‘nice’, humble, charming guy! No one on this yrs show can ever ‘know’ this kind of fame. It is what it is. Adam is what he is…………………..an icon, no one will ever be as good as in this or the next century, at least.

    peace-love-light-fun-music……………………..

  7. Incredible article…….i loved it!!!

  8. LuvAdam476 says:

    Absolutely love the article! There is NO ONE who can compare to OUR ADAM. I’m sure we have all noticed how we share Adam by referring to him as OUR GlamGod, Rock God or whatever we refer to him as:) Adam is the MOST incredible, talented, gracious, humble, polite, smokin hot drop dead gorgeous man etc.. there ever was or is. LOVE THIS MAN!!

    ADAM ROCKS MY WORLD (ROCK & SEX GOD)!!!
    ADAM IS PURE PERFECTION!!!

  9. ALL OF YOU SAID IT PERFECTLY!!!! THE BEST OF THE BEST, AND SO VERY TALENTED ON CREATING HIS OWN, OUT OF THIS WORLD PRESENTATIONS, THAT TAKES KNOWLEDGE , SKILL AND TALENT AND MOST OF ALL A GREAT SENSE OF DESIGN.
    HIS PERFORMANCE WAS A VORTEX , AND LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF THIS WORLD, THE ONE AND ONLY, FROM PLANET FIERCE!!!!TRUELY, LIVED IN VEGAS FOR YEARS, AND FOR HIM TO COME UP, WITH REALLY SIMPLE FOG AND LAZERS, AND HIS VOICE AND LOOKS, HE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD WWFM, PUT US OUT IN SPACE!!!!
    HE IS A MASTERMIND, AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HE DESIGNS FOR HIS CONCERTS, A TRUE PERFECTIONEST!!!! HE PLANNED HIS SETS ON AI, AND THE AI PEOPLE DID WHAT HE WANTED FOR EACH WEEEK, KNOWING HE IS, AND WILL BE THE MOST AMAZING SUPERSTAR IN EVERY WAY!!!~~~~~~~~LOVE LOVE LOVE ADAM, AND PLEASE DON’T LEAVE US!!!! CAN’T WAIT TILL YOUR CONCERTS! HE WILL BLOW ALL OF US INTO THE UNIVERSE! TRUELY~~~~~~~

  10. WOW ! WOW, I love you man — Robbie Wolverine ooppss, Woliver, whatever, for doing this article on Adam. OMG, man, thank you for telling the truth about Adam. Thank you Lord, for the truth surfaces. Thank you Sue for posting this article, and for your dedication to Adam. God bless you Sue. We love you. Adam had redeemed himself this time, from that other time he sang on TV. Yes, our baby will continue to bloom in his career. God bless you too Robbie. Never mind you can also be like Wolverine, strong, resilient and defiant for our Adam. Again we thank you.

  11. Adam Lambert raised the bar and no one can reach it. American Idol was never as good as when Adam was performing and without his creativity and gorgeous singing, it is a bore this season. Even the judges can’t get excited and they are well paid. Nope, not without Adam.He excited them, and no one else can match him.

  12. Adam Mitchel Lambert = God’s gift to mankind! There will never be anyone like him again!

    • THAT IS WHY THE PRODUCERS WANT ADAM TO TAKE SIMONS PLACE! WE ALL NEED THIS, AND I AM SURE AI CAN FIGURE TIME, SPACE, TOURING, NEW ALBUMNS. JUST TAKES GOOD PR PEOPLE, THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS, BECAUSE ADAM LAMBERT IS THE BEST! AND WE ALL KNOW THIS, AND THESE ARE SMALL VENUES?
      MAYBE SOME CASINO’S ARE OK? BUT DO VEGAS! CAN’T YOU PEOPLE GET HIM INTO SOME GREAT CASINO’S THERE? MANDLAY BAY, MGM, PLANET HOLLYWOOD, THERE IS A GREAT AUDITORIUM AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD, MANY CONCERTS, HOPEFULLY YOU WILL CHECK ON THAT!!! MANY FANS WOULD GO TO VRGAS, EVEN IF IT WAS 110 DEGREES!!!!

      • HOW COULD I MISPELL LAS VEGAS!!! LIVED THERE AND SAW AUSOME CONCERTS SHOWS, ETC. HOPE ADAM’S PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET ONE THERE!!!!

  13. Wicked Glitter says:

    I love him too,<3<3<3<3!!!. OOPS gotta go watch him on VH1 Adam, and Lady Gaga are still at the top. I lover them both!

  14. Great article. The truth is give Crystal the award and everyone else gets a tie for 7th place. How can so many people have no personality or if they have a personality they are not winner material?

    Adam saved the day for one week, but next week it will dismal again. Worst season ever!

  15. Awesome article, but a few sentences don’t work for me…

    “Perceived fatal error”, is just that, perceived…by a few. I didn’t think the AMA performance was a fatal error. That was the first performance of Adam’s I ever saw since I gave up on the lame AI years ago. I was instantly enthralled, with shivers running down my spine knowing I was witnessing the birth of a legend! Even with the technical problems with the audio, his amazing voice, charisma and commanding stage presence was simply stunning. And he didn’t just “get lucky”. He’s mega-talented, intelligent and savvy about the industry, making astute decisions. He didn’t go on AI to win, but to strut his stuff on a major platform for the opportunity it would provide him, and provide it surely did! He played that stage like a Stradivarius, molding it to his liking, glowing like sunshine and leaving the other contestants in the dark.

    I subsequently “experienced” (not just merely watched and listened to) all his AI performances on the web and was totally blown away. I did watch other contestants’ performances and Adam was clearly in a league of his own. Now he is free from that restrained stage to strut his stuff in all his glittery, glamified glory! The AMA performance is but a prelude to the seductive, mesmerizing performances yet to come.

    What? Oh, baby, his career was or is no where near “almost-wasted” and no salvaging is needed! This guy is a truly gifted performer with his star on the rise in multiple countries and nothing can hold him down. He needs no redeeming, and he is refreshing each and every performance, all different, all appropriately suited to the venue. Some may have seen his AMA performance as raunchy, but many more saw it as provocative and breathtaking.

    But other than that, I loved the article! 🙂

    • oooooooh, a glittery, alien stradivarius that struts , hits out of this world notes and is as beautiful and sweet as they come. i’d follow that anywhere.

  16. Oooh! I love this review! Robbie Woliver certainly tells it like it is!!!

    I also loved the AMA performance, but then I’ve been called a free thinker. I suspect MTV may indeed have been a better venue for it. In any event, I recorded It & watch it over & over!!! Love Adam Lambert forever!!!

  17. Not only is Adam bringing glamour to music, he is bringing glamour to the written word. The fact that he inspires those of us who write to seek out new ways to express the love that we all feel for him is something beautiful. We have become a society that speaks in text talking, using such abbreviated versions of words, they usually make very little sense. To attempt to describe Adam and his performances, we have to reach for words and phrases. He is making all of us expand our minds, our hearts and our vocabularies.

  18. Thank you for posting this wonderful article. Finally someone giving Adam the credit & raves he so deserves. Seeing Adam on the Idol stage just shows how pathetic this group of lackluster talent really is. Adam is somewhere out in the stratisphere. I cannot wait to see his career EXPLODE. I do not want him to be a judge on Idol, he has too much talent to give the world. We all have so much more to look foreward to with this gloriously talented man. Can’t wait to see what he has for us next.

  19. melinda#482 says:

    Great article, I agree totally, esp about the AMA award preformance. It made me cry, and not in a good way. I love, love, love, Adam Lambert. I can’t wait to finally get to see him preform live for me. I am hopefull that he has learned from that mistake, and will become the international star I expected him to become.
    Watching AI will never be the same. I was hoping for something great for Simon’s last year, but sadly this has been disappointing, and I think it will always be that. The season of ADAM will never be repeated again. I am just waiting for the release of his Glamnation Tour.

    • I know what you mean, i say Adam ruined idol for me but in the best way, cause we got him out of it!!!!

  20. Good article!! Except I disagree about the whole “Siobhan is a Adam wannabe” thing. She never said she wants to be like Adam, its everyone else that compares them. No one can compare to Adam…ever, but its not her fault if ppl say shes tryna sound like him. I dont think she is, I just think shes tryna be different from the other boring contestants. I like her!!!

    If I had to choose a fave, I’d have to say Lee DeWyze. I can hear him on the radio.

  21. Wonderful article!! This guy really gets it!

  22. I collect the articles I consider positive about Adam; this one may be page one! Thank you! I am so glad Adam is finally acknowledged for the musical genius he is.