HQ Video, pictures and articles plus reviews of Adam Lambert’s performance of Wanna Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin during Rock week.
AMAZING comments from ALL the Judges. All the performances and comments were improvised too. Simon said the only problem is no one can top Adam’s performance now!
Studio Version from iTunes (AMAZING, THE BEST STUDIO VERSION IN MY OPINION!!!)
He’s Giving Us Every Inch of His Love.. And We’ll Take It All
As soon as they introduced the four contestants; Adam fans KNEW this was going to be a great night for our guy! This is the Adam we love!!!!! Just seeing him all decked out in his rock regalia was enough to get me super psyched! The spiky hair was perfect tonight. He looked like a mega rock star, and when you add the voice on top of that, and the showmanship, it is obvious that the Rock God of Idol has arrived and is here to stay!!! Look at his family and listen to that crowd!!! Listen to him!!! That was better than the original and I challenge any one of you to argue with me on that one!!!Adam’s fans were eagerly anticipating tonight, but he did even more than we all expected him to do with this theme and with a song from a legend like Zep. Adam sang first, and immediately afte rward, I was on a high that I am still on. I honestly would like to stay up here forever. The guy is a superstar, right here, right now, and is only going to get better with time. How awesome is that to look forward to????
There really are no words that can adequately express the impact Adam’s music has on his fans, or how his performances move us. Watching Paula’s face as Adam sings is a small indication. This week, Adam sings that he’ll give every inch of his love and I know many who are willing to take this and more! As Kara said last week, our mouths collectively drop open for Adam and stay in that position the entire time he sings because of the incredulity he induces. How can anyone do those things with their voice? How can anyone sing a Zep song and outdo Zep? How can his performances move and affect us so deeply? He has the power and talent to do that, and that is a rare gift which we are totally awed by and appreciate. Tonight, Adam set the tone for the show with unparalleled energy, sex appeal, and vocal finesse, and no one was able to match him or even get into t he same galaxy as him for the rest of the night.
by Lindak firstname.lastname@example.org (Contributing Editor)
Now… what did EVERYONE else thinks about today’s episode? :
— Reuters UK —
Idol judges throw stones on Rock Week
Lambert, coming off his shocking first trip to the Bottom Three last week, sang British supergroup Led Zeppelin’s hit “Whole Lotta Love” and struck all the high notes, jerking his head to the side in rhythm with the band and glowering with an expression Elvis Presley might have worn if he was fused with John Travolta. The judges loved it.
“You are a rock god,” said judge Kara DioGuardi, who was wearing a studded leather jacket that looked a lot like Lambert’s own outfit.
Even alpha judge Simon Cowell was impressed. “No one can top that now,” Cowell told the contestant nicknamed “Glambert,” who on Tuesday night sported his usual eyeliner.
But after Lambert wowed everyone, the rest of the contestants all ran into some criticism.[…]
— From Huffington Post —
Top 4 Slashed by Rock; only Adam escapes unscathed
ADAM LAMBERT — Sang Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” the first time Led Zep had been done on Idol. Just as anyone will appear on Idol (who’s next, Johnny Rotten?), clearly any song can now be cleared for performing on Idol. Saying “no” would be like refusing to have your song performed on the Grammys. They do so many genres it would be churlish to think your song would suffer by association. My main complaint with Adam was his look: he went back to the spiky hair and a collarless leather jacket opened to the waist. It all looked like a costume to me. Vocally he wailed away with aplomb. I certainly never expected to hear “I’m gonna give you every inch of my love!” sung on Idol. All the judges raved (though Kara seemed to be raving about her own rave as much as Adam).
ADAM AND ALLISON — Duet on Foghat’s “Slow Ride.” Again, not expecting to hear “Slow down, go down” on Idol, was I? They were good and Allison was indeed much better than in her solo spot. Did she save herself, I wonder? Simon gave the credit to Adam, but wondered the same thing.
— Seattle Times —
Top 4 wrapup: Rockin’ the house — literally!
After that, it was all downhill.
Here’s a breakdown of the evening, from best to worst:
– Adam Lambert (pictured): This guy is one of a kind. Usually whoever opens the show suffers in the voting, but I can’t imagine he’ll be in danger this week.
— Boston Globe —
And Adam…what can I say? As Randy said, there warn’t nothin’ Broadway about that. The man dares to do Zeppelin — a huge, frightening dare — and he pulls it off. I’m not sure he’s ever looked as comfortable onstage. This week, his fans will be supercharged, too. Can we shut this thing down already?