This just in! Here is the never-before-seen rehearsal video from the infamous 2009 AMA Awards Show. I’m also including some additional footage that includes more casual scenes. The stylist speaking in this additional video states, “I will say Adam Lambert’s performance for the AMAs on Sunday will be an absolute spectacle and I’m sure people will be jaw dropping, in a very, very good way.” Little did he know how prophetic he was being! 🙂
For all the people who said Adam’s performance was planned, here you go. This video clearly shows the controversial moves weren’t choreographed. Without the distractions of the lighting and smoke added for the performance, we can concentrate more on the singing. I think it’s obvious that Adam put a tremendous amount of effort to this rehearsal, and it was masterful. Remember, this was before the Glam Nation Tour! We can see that this was an amazingly difficult routine to put on stage. The vocals are tough, the moves are tricky, and the sound from this theater is notoriously bad. I think Adam’s rehearsal was superb and the members in the audience really loved it too. But I sorta missed the Ninja roll! I’m not trying to bring up old news, but I thought you would love to see the rehearsal too. There’s something to be said about viewing a rehearsal, and I’ll leave it at that. 🙂
It was fun to see him when he walked by Tommy Joe Ratliffe, playing the keyboards. Wonder if he had any inclinations then? We see that Adam had briefly had his hand around the back of Tommy’s neck. Did Tommy do something at that moment that gave Adam the idea? We know what would come later that night – sort of premature voyeurism!! Interesting side note: here Tommy is singing backup into the microphone. Never saw that on Glam Nation Tour!
Hope you enjoy it!
~ Carol ~
Performance Rehearsal – For Your Entertainment
Additional Rehearsal scenes