At the end of this video Paula Abdul talks about how Adam Lambert is light years ahead of any previous contestant of American Idol:
This was posted here before the Top 36 performances in February 13th 2009, remember? :
“The TV Guide Network show “Idol Watch” interviewed Paula Abdul last week and asked her who are her top three contestants are for American Idol this Season 8.
Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey and Ricky Braddy.”