As we get ready for tonight’s debut of American Idol, Season 18, let’s look back on one of Adam Lambert’s most defining moments on the show, the thrilling slow-burn version he gave the fans at his first concert, done at Fantasy Springs, and then the most recent version of that jaw-dropping performance!

We’re talking about none other than Whole Lotta Love. This is the Adam that Glamberts around the world fell in love with.

When Adam unleashed this version at Fantasy Springs, the crowd went WILD!
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American Idol version, Top 4

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Fantasy Springs – February 27, 2010 – by lambosessed – almost 10 years from tonight! This was put together from 51 cuttings and from multiple videographers. I’ll never forget that night. I lost my voice for 3 days because of this song.

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And just for good measure, here’s the glittery version right after Purple Haze, done in Los Angeles on December 16, 2010 at the then-Nokia Theatre by my friend Suz526. Talk about a sexy kitten!! (Adam and Suz!)

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And now . . . with Queen!! This was done in New Zealand on February 10. 2020.

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Love ya!

~ Carol ~