@adamlambert added another accomplishment to his professional resumé when he filled the host role on VH1’s Divas last night.
In front of a packed Shrine Auditorium, he worked the stage and showed the non-Glamberts many of the reasons why we love him so much. For his hosting premiere, he was relaxed and a true pro. (Khloe Kardashian should take some lessons from him!) Adam really shone brightest when he took the stage as singer, performing some of the night’s most incredible numbers. And like a true Diva, he was wearing something new every time you saw him! Check him out on the Red Carpet! Thanks JustJared for the photo.
Lila and I drove up from San Diego and sat in the lower balcony at this amazing event. Proud Glamberts were everywhere we looked, including some of our best friends, who drove and flew in from all around the country. Even though we only visited briefly in the lobby, it was wonderful to see Ellen (@Vudubird), Mary Howe; Leslie (@Scorpiobert), Jan (@deidreinorbit), Angelica (@angelraj) and Diana (@CoralMermaid). We couldn’t find Glenda (@glspence01) but we know she was there too. These fabulous ladies all bought the VIP tickets which supported the Save The Music cause, and were invited to the After Party. We received texts from them at the party, letting us know how fabulous Adam looked and how much he was enjoying his time with Sauli.
Okay, let’s get to the show!
The sparkly turquoise and red stage was electric, and the band led by former American Idol bassist Ricky Minor, really filled the air with full sound. Sometimes a bit too much sound as we were there to hear strong, proud DIVA voices who sometimes were drowned out. I don’t want to take the time here to comment on each of the Diva’s numbers, but as you can see from the show, some were definitely stronger than others. Ricky and Adam weren’t the only American Idol presence. Also performing were Jordin Sparks and Kelly Clarkson.
The first thing that struck Lila and me early in the Donna Summer tribute was that we guess now it’s okay for a singer to walk crawling dancers on leashes? After Keri Hilson and Kelly Rowland started singing, Adam showed up as the real Diva when he came out and lit the flames singing Hot Stuff, wearing what looked like the famous red feather jacket from his Queen concerts last summer. He even managed a costume change mid-song when he rejoined the Divas for Last Dance.
Donna Summer Tribute with Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland and Adam Lambert
Adam had tweeted a few days earlier that he would be covering a Madonna song and Lila and I looked forward the entire night to this gift. We were hoping for Ray of Light and the Universe delivered! I don’t know who he was vocally channeling during this song, but maybe his tunic held some of the explanation. It looked like it was displaying the formula for his spacecraft to travel back to Planet Fierce! Following the Divas video is the reason why we were hoping with all our might that he’d sing this particular Madonna song.
Adam Lambert sings Madonna’s Ray of Light
Ray of Light – Council Bluffs sound check uploaded 6/13/10 by adamgasmlover
VH1 will be repeating this show all week. If you missed it, be sure and catch replay and let us know what you thought of the show.
~ Carol ~