Idol Backtrack Top 9: Adam Lambert Gets Funky

Let’s step back to the first week of April 2009. It was Top Downloads week on American Idol and Adam Lambert gave us Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry.

Where were you in the fandom? Were you checking out the Idol Blogs yet? Were you chatting with any other Glamberts online? Heck, I don’t think we were even called Glamberts yet, were we?!

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We certainly knew from the way Paula Abdul was on her feet dancing during Adam’s entire performance, she was already a huge fan! Does anyone know who Adam’s friends were that were in the audience on either night?

Top 9 Group Performance and Results
When Ryan Seacrest started announcing the results in the end of this video, even though I fully knew what happened, my heart started beating just a little faster, wondering if he makes it through!

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The guest on American Idol that night was none other than Lady Gaga singing Poker Face. This may have been the first time many of Adam’s fans had seen her. I haven’t seen this performance since the original broadcast and WOW! I’m blown away! We can only imagine how thrilled Adam was watching this from the sideline. In addition to having Adam as a contestant, I think having guests like this also started Idol on the road to no recovery. After Season 8, it was all downhill.

Guest Performance – Lady Gaga sings Poker Face

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On this night, we said goodbye to Megan Joy. And we started looking forward to the next week, not knowing how it would change the music world forever. Stay tuned!

Love ya!

~ Carol ~

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I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)


  1. Loved the first song ” Play that Funky Music Whiter Boy.” Not so much the second with the group singing! Not enough of ADAM LAMBERT! I love everything Adam sings still until this day! He is a star. Especially after touring with Queen! Isn’t it something. We Adam fans still love him after all this time. I will always love ADAM LAMBERT! Thanks for the videos Carol

  2. glamity58 says

    I really loved this. Thanks. I loved Lady Gaga’s appearance as well.