Now that American Idol has kicked off its final season, let’s take a step back and remember Adam Lambert as the contestant who knocked the show off its bearing and changed it forever.
Picture courtesy of rollingstone.com
Enjoy this step back through Season 8, compiled by rw1234rwrw1234rw. This is what the current contestants need to see. Their genre doesn’t matter. Just give us this level of performance. If you watched the show last week, you saw a few of the former Idol stars pictured during the auditions. I love the respect Adam receives with this!
Picture courtesy of Carol Hagey
My two cents: As I watched it got me thinking. Remember all of Simon Cowell’s knocking of Adam on Country Week with Ring of Fire? Something about people throwing their television sets out the window! But was Adam’s brilliant version of If I Can’t Have You during Disco Week any closer to the genre? I don’t think so, but it was a mainstream version, so no criticisms from Cowell. Hypocrite?
I can’t believe there isn’t similar talent to Adam’s out there. Not someone like Adam, but still a talent, just the same. My suspicion is the producers/judges of the early rounds of the auditions don’t put those contestants through. Thankfully Adam made it through, and hopefully someone else will emerge this season.
So let’s forever be thankful there was an American Idol show, because it gave us Adam Lambert, which gave many of us a new course in life. Adam got a new course in his life too. He’s now a worldwide star! If he was still on the Los Angeles stages, how many of us would have missed him? And don’t you think Roger Taylor and Brian May are thankful too?!
~ Carol ~