Here is some great insight into the “behind the scenes” effort that Adam put in during his run on American Idol. He is the real deal…
Idol’s Music Director Shares ‘Inside’ Secret!
Check out the interview below with Idol’s music director Rickey Minor.
J.C.: What’s your greatest ‘inside’ secret you tell Idol contestants?
Rickey: I always tell them, ‘Nobody’s ever going to know the notes you were supposed to sing, but didn’t. People don’t remember notes, they remember your heart. They remember if you make them feel the song; you need to access their emotions, make them cry.’
J.C.: Did Adam Lambert take your advice?
Rickey: Absolutely! That guy knew the whole deal the second he got here. I give my email to the top twelve once they’re selected, and that guy would send me emails in layers every night to figure out every single angle of a song he was thinking of doing. Different versions, and arrangements; he so got it. He was like a hungry, ever thirsty boy. So we had fun doing tracks for him, and he had a great work ethic. Adam Lambert gave more than he got and was great to work with.