...we're more likely to see ''Kennedy Center Honors...Bikini Girl'' in our lifetime than to witness most of tonight's featured Golden Tickets recipients coming anywhere close to the season 8 finals.
The sole exception to that rule could be 26-year-old Adam Lambert, whose clear and pleasing take on ''Bohemian Rhapsody'' drew one of Simon's oldest and most dreaded critiques — ''theatrical.'' Which raises some questions: Aren't most Queen songs theatrical? Isn't Bohemian Rhapsody the band's most theatrical song of all? And maybe, just maybe, could theatrical serve as code for ''copped to seeing a Paula Abdul concert at age 10'' or ''openly admired Kara DioGuardi's accessories''? Which might be construed as ''not quite manly enough to activate music-downloading impulses of tween girl armies''? I don't know: Maybe I'm reading too much into it all, but I think there was a clear and righteous subtext in Kara's frustration with Simon during the deliberations over Adam's fate. The dude out-sang, out-emoted, and out-charmed at least 75 percent of the Idol hopefuls we've seen this season; he should've been sent to the next round with the speed and enthusiasm of Paula getting distracted by a shiny object.
I mean, really, compare Adam's potential to that Tatiana Del Toro (aka ''Prom Girl''), who got sent through by the judges for the simple reason that she was all too willing to embrace the role of ''ball of yarn'' in their enthusiastic game of ''mean kitties.'' Oh, imagine the fun they'll have batting her around during Hollywood Week! www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20253854,00.html
How hard did you laugh when Paula called Adam ''the best we've seen in any city,'' after he revealed he'd attended one of her concerts? www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20253854_3,00.html
TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: (Not So) Super Cuts by Michael Slezak | Feb 4, 2009 As Hollywood Week gets under way, the judges slash 43 hopefuls but leave at least two dubious contestants in the mix www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20256752,00.html
Anyhow, before we take a deep dive into episode 8 of season 8, I'd like to share the list of name-brand contestants who I determined — using my DVR's pause and rewind functions — to be among the 104 singers who survived into the group-performance rounds (without scoring any significant airtime tonight): Deanna ''husky voiced'' Brown (yay!), Megan ''tattooed arm'' Corkrey, Michael ''Jason's bro'' Castro, Joanna ''I was once signed to A&M'' Pacitti, Arianna ''adopt a grandfriend'' Afsar, Matt ''dueling pianos'' Giraud, Leneshe ''Nati'' Young, Matt ''welder dude'' Breitzke, Alex ''eyebrows'' Wagner-Trugman, Brent Keith ''country dood'' Smith, Anne Marie ''makeover'' Boskovich, Adam ''too theatrical for Simon'' Lambert, Alexis ''hubby at military academy'' Grace, Scott ''legally blind guy'' McIntyre, Melinda ''almost naked'' Camille, Austin ''class president'' Sisneros, David ''yeah, those Osmonds'' Osmond, and Frankie ''Winehouse impersonator'' Jordan.
TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: Bikini Girl Has No Clothes by Michael Slezak | Feb 5, 2009 With plenty of drama unfolding among Hollywood Week groups, the case for the ouster of early favorites (like Deanna Brown) is curiously missing www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20257045,00.html
Get out your freshly sharpened No. 2s; it's time for the American Idol: Hollywood Week Quiz!
Question 5: Do you think it's mere coincidence that the producers always seem to pair audio of Ryan saying words like ''triumphant'' and ''brilliant'' and ''best'' with video of particular contestants (i.e. Lil Rounds and Adam Lambert)? (A) Heck no! There's no such thing as coincidence on Idol! (B) Of course it's coincidence — and quit implying the producers have an agenda! www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20257045,00.html
...let's do a quick rundown (in 11 words or less) of the 10 most memorable singers who scored at least a little bit of airtime tonight and advanced to the final 75. And to make it more fun, I'm gonna list 'em in order of preference.
Jesse Langseth: Newcomer's ''Some Kind of Wonderful'' smoked all the guys' versions.
Jasmine Murray: Commercial as they come; initials could stand for 'Just Money.'
Matt Breitzke: Welder turned up heat on vocals. And (whoa!) seems nice.
Danny Gokey: Super talented, but awareness of camera can work a nerve.
Adam Lambert: What's with judges' love of shrill oversinging?
Alex Wagner-Trugman: Best eyebrows of the season!
''Roughneck'' Jeremy Michael Sarver: Don't clap hands while holding mic. Round one to Welder.
Kris Allen: Vocals aiight. Where'd you get green argyle sweater?
Matt Giraud: Obama, please suggest bill outlawing aggressive vibrato!
India Morrison: Nothing wrong with rapping, but this is a singing competish, no?
Nathaniel Marshall: Fosse will haunt your dreams for those jank moves!
What did you think of tonight's show? Was the singing content-to-ridiculous backstory ratio working your nerves? Did you notice Ryan said there were 107 contestants tonight, while at the end of Tuesday's show, he said 104? And how funny was the reddening of Paula's peepers after Ryan Pinkston accused her of having ''evil in her eyes''? www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20257045_4,00.html
TV RECAP 'American Idol' Recap: Thinning the Herd by Michael Slezak | Feb 11, 2009 The continued Hollywood Week presence of questionable singers like Norman Gentle makes the whole season kind of questionable, but at least we had stars-in-training like Anne Marie Boskovich and Anoop Desai, right? www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20258434,00.html
'American Idol' recap: Beware the Ghost of Sanjaya Past! I'm trying hard to take a ''glass half-full'' view of tonight's episode of American Idol. After all, during the course of the one-hour telecast, we got to see 29 individual contestants singing, a particularly insane piece of sculptural jewelry from Paula Abdul, and the introduction of ''Believe'' to the Idol oeuvre — signaling what I can only hope will be an inevitable guest-mentor appearance by the remarkable, unsinkable Cher.
The problem is, though, I can't shake the suspicion that the show's producers are spiking the Idol punch with a drop or two of musical arsenic — in the form of Tatiana Del Toro and that recurring ''joke'' with the headband — and that's making me reluctant to pick up the aforementioned glass, to emotionally invest in season 8 with the kind of unhealthy enthusiasm that'll have me shedding tears over performances (and ousters) no later than early March. And it isn't helping that Fox is doing everything short of hurling its pre-determined house specials in my face: ''Order the Adam Lambert-tini! Here, drink the Danny Gokey Kool-Aid! And how about another round(s) of Lil?'' Note to Idol's production team: I'm still perusing the cocktail menu; please put away the drink funnel and stop trying to force your personal favorites down my gullet! www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20258434,00.html
The Future Multi-platinum Artists For Whom You Will Start Voting Right This Second, or Else Risk Having 19 Entertainment Execs Lay Waste to You, Your Possessions, and Your Loved Ones: Okay, look, if you genuinely do love Adam Lambert, Lil Rounds, or Danny Gokey, you have my apologies. Each of 'em has some talent. But honestly, with the amount and the tone of the airtime the trio is getting, you'd think the convergence of their voices would at least be able to cure chapped lips, if not cancer, hypertension, and diabetes. And as I type this sentence, I'm still pretty certain I'll be needing ChapStick when I hit the sidewalk tomorrow morning. www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20258434_3,00.html
Getting back to the other judges' pets, I am beginning to question whether the relentless pimping from the panel is starting to turn me against them, or if maybe Adam and Lil aren't as good as the show wants us to believe (for now anyway). To me, Adam Lambert's balladeering version of ''Believe'' reminded me of the faces he made while singing: A little bit sour. I mean, no doubt the guy has pipes — I just don't want to be hit in the head with 'em. Adam needs to learn the difference between coming off like a howling rocker and imitating a shrilling chicken. Seldom the twain should meet. www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20258434_4,00.html
'AMERICAN IDOL': PHOTO GALLERY 'American Idol': Where You've Seen 11 Contenders Before by Michael Slezak | Feb 13, 2009
None of 'em are household names -- not yet, anyway -- but if you'd swear you've seen that top 36er before -- you're right! Click through these season 8 singers' past bids for stardom here www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20259159,00.html
Uploaded by theBestArts on Jan 23, 2009 Adam Lambert is our (theBestArts) favorite performer from American Idol 2009. This video contains excerpts from a number of Adam's performances prior to American Idol (see song list below).
Most viewers were introduced to Adam during his Idol audition, when he sang 20 seconds of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." We think you'll be impressed by the wide range of styles he performs in this montage.
Judges loved his Hollywood Week group performance of "Some Kind of Wonderful". After his performance, new judge Kara told him "You're an incredible singer. You are." Later in the competition, Kara said "Your vocal technique and ability is outrageous... Who has a range like that?"
According to www.IdolRanges.com Adam has the widest full-voice range of any performer who's appeared on the show. (Interestingly, he ties with Chris Daughtry.) In 2009, however, nobody else came close. Adam's range was six notes or more wider than every other contestant. I was somewhat surprised to learn that Adam sang lower on the show than Anoop or Michael Sarver - and only one half step above Danny's lowest note.
Adam is best known for his long-term role as understudy for Fiyero in the LA cast of "Wicked" and his role in the 2006 film "The Ten Commandments: the Musical" where he sang one solo.
0:00 Adam Lambert at "Wicked Wednesday" at Universal Studios Photo credit: Amy Miller, July 2007
0:06 "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen American Idol Audition, SF, 1/20/2009
0:28 "What's Up?" Upright Cabaret, 12/31/2008
1:19 "I Can't Make You Love Me" Upright Cabaret, 12/31/2008
1:57 "Crazy" Upright Cabaret, 3/28/2008
2:25 "Crazy" Art 4 Life 2 Benefit the American Cancer Society, 5/29/2008
3:14 "Crawl Thru Fire" original song by Adam Lambert and Monte Piitman Performed 9/9/2008
3:53 "Is Anybody Listening?" from the 2006 film "The Ten Commandments: the Musical" starring Val Kilmer
5:04 "Dust in the Wind" Upright Cabaret, 9/24/2007
Adam isn't mentioned in these, but here are links for those interested:
TV RECAP 'American Idol' Recap: A Dramatic Weeding by Michael Slezak | Feb 11, 2009 With tearful dismissals, ecstatic passes, and dubious choices, we have our final 36 www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20258540,00.html
TV RECAP 'American Idol' Recap: Voters, Start Your Engines! by Michael Slezak | Feb 18, 2009 As the semifinals get underway, Slezak judges the first 12 performances and finds them mostly lacking www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20259682,00.html
TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: Pimpin' Ain't Easy by Michael Slezak | Feb 18, 2009 Contestants with backing from the judges and producers rule the day as the first three finalists of season 8 are unveiled www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20259938,00.html
TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: There Will Be Blood by Michael Slezak | Feb 25, 2009 Half of the evening's twelve semifinalists deliver decent performances. Too bad half of 'em won't make the cut www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20261569,00.html
...think about the bloodbath that's coming Wednesday night. Even after you weed out the obvious train wrecks/insomnia curers from last night's telecast — Dude With Headband, Lady Hot Legs, Vibrato Boy, Perspiring Welder, Shaggy Hair, and Girl Who Went First — that leaves six performers who made at least some kind of compelling case for why they deserve another chance to take the Idol stage this season. And of that sextet — Allison Iraheta, Mishavonna Henson, Megan Joy Corkrey, Jesse Langseth, Adam Lambert, and Kris Allen — half will face the Idol guillotine in less than 24 hours.
As any Idol addict will tell you, though, it doesn't hurt to have heavy backing from the show's judges and producers — which has to come as great news to Adam and be about as welcome as a two-by-four to the gut for Kris. As far as I'm concerned, however, Kris ought to win the guaranteed ''male contestant seat'' over Adam, even if his ''Man in the Mirror'' didn't display the note-for-note technical perfection of Adam's ''(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.''
Sure, Kara was right that Kris struggled with the beginning of his Michael Jackson cover — particularly the lower notes in the opening lines of the verse — and I also observed he had a tendency to hold the mic too close to his mouth. But Paula and Simon were also correct that Kris nailed the number by delivering what could've been a trite ''message song'' with real emotion and proving to have enough grit in his voice to overcome an absolutely monstrous karaoke arrangement from the increasingly bizarre Idol house band. (Dear backup singers: Either try to stay on pitch, or just don't sing at all.) And while some folks might assign bonus points for the fact that Kris danced (yay!), or wore a black jacket from the nonexistent ''David Archuleta collection,'' or that he looks a lot like Ugly Betty's Val Emmich (as Simon noted, ''chicks are gonna love you''), the bottom line is that he's interested in telling a story with his music, not merely engaging in a 90-second fit of aggressive vocal acrobatics. And that ought to count for something, no? www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20261569,00.html
Adam, on the other hand, has me worried he's going to spend the next 12 weeks trying to summon a pack of rabid wolves to the Kodak Theater with his relentless (albeit pitch-perfect) howling. Which is not to say that the guy doesn't have a ton of natural ability, but to use a food metaphor (my favorite kind!): Dude needs to stop trying to shove an entire birthday cake into my face — candles and all! — when a single slice would be far more appetizing.
Of course, I should've immediately braced myself when Adam's pre-performance package started with him talking about how he was going to try to scale back his performance, to not aim for the rafters as if he were in the chorus of a traveling Broadway show. Because on Idol, contestants tend to do the exact opposite of what their interviews would have you believe: ''I sing just like Whitney'' usually means ''My voice is about as soothing as getting your pinky caught in a car door.'' And indeed, there was Adam stalking the stage with over-accentuated snarling, tongue-flashing, side-eye-giving, teeth-gritting affectations, not just aiming those massive glory notes for the rafters, but trying to use 'em to bore holes in the roof. (It was almost as if Adam was auditioning for a stage show called I'm a Rock Star, Dammit!, rather than being an actual rock star.) I don't know why Randy thinks Adam is one of the season's most ''current'' contenders when I haven't heard that kind of hair-metal vocalizing since Kip Winger was on the charts, but then again, the Dawg also compared Adam to Robert Pattinson (in a shameless attempt to activate the Twilight masses). I think in this instance, it's better to side with Simon, who noted that parts of Adam's performance were brilliant, and parts were excruciating. Anyone else think he might actually benefit from a week in Wild Card limbo?
Yeah, I know, it's not gonna go down like that. Even if Idol voters were inclined to reward nuance and restraint over vein-busting holleration, Adam holds such a massive lead over Kris in head-to-head screen-time, nothing short of an Exorcist-esque head spin/profanity spew/vomit spray (or a stellar vocal by Matt Giraud) could've stopped his march to the finals. www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20261569_2,00.html
Are you as excited about Adam Lambert as Paula and Kara, or is this another case of too much hype before the goods are delivered? Were there any performances tonight that shocked you? Which three contestants do you think will advance Wednesday night? And which three should? www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20261569_5,00.html
...we all knew ahead of time that Adam Lambert was cracking the top 12 tonight, but if Kris had been standing in between Matt G and Nick, I wouldn't have felt overly confident betting my lunch money on the outcome. www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20261959_2,00.html
Anyhow, with Kris advancing to sit alongside Danny Gokey and Michael Sarver, I wonder if the judges will consider letting yet another white, twentysomething, soulful(ish) male singer crack the top 12. In other words, Ricky Braddy fans: Start your novenas! The guy's got mad talent, but he's facing an uphill battle. Meanwhile, it's been a clean, downhill trip all the way for...
The one who is just not pleasing to my ears. Once again, I don't think there's room for debate about whether or not Adam Lambert has singing ability. The guy has a monster range, he rarely (if ever) misses a note, and what's more, he works the stage as well or better than any other semifinalist we've seen thus far this season. All that aside, gun to my head, I'd choose Britney Spears' God-awful cover of ''(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'' (off her Oops!...I Did It Again disc) over a third round of Adam's ''look, ma! I'm rocking!'' rendition. I'm not sure if this will make any sense, but to me, Adam is almost like a technologically advanced alien from another planet who's deconstructed the idea of what it means to be a rock star for the sole purpose of trying to reinvent himself as the second coming of Mick Jagger. Except that, while he's achieved all the technical aspects — the strutting confidence, the frenzied howling, the tongue play — he's so obviously missing the two qualities that would make any of it believable: Heart and Soul. Mick Jagger's probably never analyzed it using a blackboard and a piece of chalk, but you don't have to hold a note for 30 seconds to make it count. www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20261959_3,00.html
Heck, even mild-mannered folkie Brooke White (who looked and sounded gorgeous tonight, even if her new single ''Hold Up My Heart'' would've sounded better on that stage with just the piano) rocks more convincingly than Adam.
Oh, and while I'm offering advice to Adam, can we discuss that crotch-grab during tonight's performance? Dude, I don't think that's what Kara meant when she said the show is looking for a ''package artist.''
Yeah, I went there. Maybe I shouldn't have? Well, then let me do something I should have done last night (but forgot in the wee small hours of the morning) and that's to offer letter grades of last night's performances. Yeah, I'm giving 'em out post-results, but voting trends have not affected these grades. Otherwise, why would the much-maligned Mishavonna be tied for head-of-the-class honors? Without further ado...
Allison Iraheta: B+ Mishavonna Henson: B+ Kris Allen: B Jesse Langseth: B- Megan Corkrey: B- Adam Lambert: B- Matt Breitzke: C Kai Kalama: C- Jasmine Murray: C- (though I ought to knock her down a grade for her ludicrous belief that she might've scored more votes than Adam) Jeanine Vailes: D+ Matt Giraud: D Nick Mitchell: F
And finally, my current tally (in no particular order) of the contestants who absolutely, positively deserve a chance to perform on March 5's Wild Card show: Anoop Desai, Ricky Braddy, Mishavonna Henson, Jesse Langseth, and Megan Corkrey. Contestants who didn't score a B- or higher over the last two weeks, or who looked like they wanted to kick someone in the shins while watching Adam's encore (hello, Matt G!), you're dismissed.
Speaking of Wild Cards and performances and voting and all that good stuff, if you have any big ideas about the latest week in Idol, and would like to be an Idolatry call-in guest, shoot an email to email@example.com, and be sure to include your daytime phone number.
What did you think of tonight's results show? Were you surprised to see Nick Mitchell playing his part all nice and obedient during the not unbelievably bad group performance of ''Closer''? Is it too late to have a special vote-off for Kai's dreadful white t-shirt emblazoned with a sparkly black necktie? Did anyone else notice Megan clapping out-of-time during Adam's number? And who are you hoping scores a Wild Card slot among Group 2's booted hopefuls? www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20261959_4,00.html
Adam isn't mentioned in these, but here are links for those interested:
TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: Underdogs To the Rescue? by Michael Slezak | Mar 4, 2009 On a night of solid semifinal performances, here's hoping at least one under-the-radar contestant sails through to the top 12 www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20262871,00.html
TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: Rage Against the Machine by Michael Slezak | Mar 5, 2009 The judges reveal their Wild Card choices, confounding and infuriating Michael Slezak www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20263104,00.html
TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: Boys Gone Wild Card! by Michael Slezak | Mar 6, 2009 Two more men and a pair of women sail through to the finals, as Ryan reveals the 'shocking twist': Season 8 will feature a top 13! www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20263506,00.html
'AMERICAN IDOL': PHOTO GALLERY 'American Idol': Our Advice for the Top 13 by Michael Slezak | Mar 9, 2009 From Scott's retro charm to Alexis' Aretha obsession, we eye the strengths and weaknesses of the 2009 season's contenders -- and suggest some songs we'd love to hear 'em try www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20264109,00.html#20591204
WHAT'S IN TUNE: As Simon noted after his semifinal performance of ''(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,'' people will either love or hate Adam's octave-scaling, hip-thrusting theatricality. But no one can accuse the guy of being dull, or ever going off pitch — essential survival tools for Idol's early rounds.
WHAT'S OFF KEY: A little vocal virtuosity goes a long way — especially when you're singing a 90-second snippet of a pop song, and not the entire score of Cats. Adam needs to crank up the emotional connection, and dial back on the screeching. Also: That flat-ironed mop is kinda killing us.
REQUEST LIST: Three Dog Night's ''Mama Told Me (Not to Come),'' Pet Shop Boys' ''It's a Sin,'' Melissa Etheridge's ''Bring Me Some Water''
TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: This Is Thriller Night! by Michael Slezak | Mar 11, 2009
As the top 13 contestants tackle the Michael Jackson songbook, multiple serious contenders emerge. Meanwhile, Ryan hints at a possibly troubling twist! www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20264813,00.html
The three contestants who received a little more praise than they deserved: Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, and Lil Rounds. Now before you Adam fans take to the message boards and eviscerate me, let me say this: Dude definitely gave his best performance to date last night on ''Black or White.'' The way Adam began the number with complete restraint actually allowed him to crescendo — both musically and emotionally — throughout the number, and I particularly liked the way he upped his enunciation to deliver that pointed line: ''I told them about equality, and it's true you're either wrong or you're right.''
That said, I didn't hear anything that would indicate Adam should get a full-season bye directly to the final two (as Paula suggested) or that he's in a ''totally different league'' from the competition (as Simon stated). There were moments on the bridge where I could hear a successor to Axl Rose, but there were also moments where I could hear the sound of a subway car coming to an abrupt, screeching halt as it enters a crowded station. Most folks view Adam in black or white, as season 8's great theatrical hope or its thuddingly awful screamer. For me, the situation is decidedly gray, and it's probably going to take me a few weeks at least to figure out the way he makes me feel. www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20264813_3,00.html
Here are the grades for the night: Allison Iraheta: A- Kris Allen: A- Adam Lambert: B+ Alexis Grace: B+ Danny Gokey: B Lil Rounds: B Megan Joy Corkrey: B Matt Giraud: B- Michael Sarver: C+ Scott MacIntyre: C+ Anoop Desai: C Jorge Nunez: C- Jasmine Murray: D+
What did you think of tonight's show? Who got your votes, if any? How did you think the judges performed? And what to make of Alexis' ''Idols-36'' phone line? Does it help or hurt the pink-haired pixie? www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20264813_5,00.html
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No Adam Mention TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: Two Birds, One Show by Michael Slezak | Mar 12, 2009
No Adam Mention In the first elimination show of the finals, Ryan reveals the new Judges Save rule, but it doesn't keep two singers from getting sent home anyhow www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20265087,00.html
TV RECAP 'American Idol' recap: 'Opry'-tunity knocks! by Michael Slezak | Mar 17, 2009
Country music proves to be a great equalizer as several under- the-radar contestants draw even with the preordained front- runners www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20266341,00.html
But anyhow, with the two-headed goal of providing a nutritious TV Watch without sleeping through my alarm, let's get back to the contestants' performances. And we'll go in order from best to worst: Kris Allen www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20266341,00.html
Adam Lambert: Speaking of Mr. Cash, I wonder what he'd have made of Adam's sitar-infused rendition of ''Ring of Fire.'' Call me crazy, but given the fact that the Man in Black was tackling Nine Inch Nails tunes late in his career, I'm guessing he'd have enjoyed the wickedly theatrical spectacle of it all — at least the audio half of the equation — because, love him or hate him, Adam certainly nailed his vocal tonight, even when he used his swooping falsetto to steer the time-honored melody into Idol's red-light district. Paula again got it right when she drew a comparison to Led Zeppelin's ''Kashmir,'' I just wish she'd have warned him against pulling such aggressive faces while he's singing, the way she did with Casey Lambert (remember her?) back in the Week One semifinals. Still, as someone who's priced a ticket for the Adam Lambert Bandwagon without ever getting out my wallet and making a move to buy one, you have to hand it to the guy for his derring-do. He won't give you dull. And he won't tamp down on the flamboyance just because it might make a Randy Travis fan wan to chuck a television out the window. As Adam joked to a schoolgirl-giddy Ryan before he took the stage: ''I don't know about self-discipline, but it'll be signature.'' www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20266341_2,00.html
And with that, tonight's scorecard:
Kris Allen: A- Anoop Desai: B+ Adam Lambert: B+ Allison Iraheta: B+ Matt Giraud: B+ Alexis Grace: B Danny Gokey: B- Lil Rounds: B- Megan (Joy) (Corkrey): C+ Michael Sarver: C Scott MacIntyre: C- www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20266341_4,00.html
This is for major Adamtopia announcements. If you want to discuss Adam, start with today's Daily News & Information thread.
lorraine: Thank you,petrajo, I hope Adam can know how much he is truly loved and cared about by people all over the world, including you ! XO
Dec 21, 2017 0:17:50 GMT -5
mszue: IMPORTANT NOTICE for atoppers going to Vegas Sept 14...Please go to the private member's QAL Vegas meet-up thread for meet-up information and to "sign up" IT'S COMING, IT'S COMING.....YEAH
Jun 23, 2018 16:21:59 GMT -5
phronni7: For person looking for that particular version of
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phronni7: For the person on page one of today’s thread wanting to know which version of “Runnin’ medley, I am pretty sure it is Gasometer ( Vienna) 2016. It is definitely my favorite version. Wish I knew how to bring it over.
Aug 7, 2018 21:32:06 GMT -5
phronni7: FIRST CRUSH: Andy Gibb—oh, that poster with him in a white suit, almost all the way buttoned shirt, I think necklace, beautiful health hair and white, white teeth ( maybe that’s why I liked Adam in the white shirt where the comment were all over the plae
Aug 11, 2018 18:48:47 GMT -5
irish1139: bamafan, let me know if you got a message from me. Yes, Iwant the calendar. I will do anything to get it.
Nov 29, 2018 17:11:01 GMT -5
irish1139: Bamafan, I have it. And I want to kiss those lips. I can't wait to see you in Florida, I hope. Thanks for all you have done for me.
Dec 5, 2018 19:53:18 GMT -5
irish1139: Bamafan, I hope to see you in Florida. Thanks for everything. I have to get a new computer. This one is 15 years old and doesn't work well. I hope no one has read the stuff I have typed today. It is nutty.
Dec 5, 2018 19:54:42 GMT -5
bamafan: Irish.....Just happened to look down here....I never do. lol. So glad you got it! Not going down to Florida this time, but hope you can go to a QAL show in Tampa or Sunrise.
Dec 5, 2018 23:52:25 GMT -5
nannygoat: Just heard this parody of Bohemian Rhapsody. Thought everyone would enjoy it. Amazes me how people can be so creative. ow.ly/p9ZH30niDPS and did I mention how much I am enjoying all the 'goodies' we got lately? "Feel Something" is gorgeous.
Mar 10, 2019 17:28:10 GMT -5
suzysuzy79: Never done this before-- can you tell? I want to learn how to chat with you exceptional ladies that I've followed and been thrilled by, since 2014. Somebody teach me how to talk with y'all, please. Thanks for help.
May 22, 2019 14:12:12 GMT -5
cassie: No one reads the shoutbox regularly. To chat with us, type in the QUICK REPLY box above the shoutbox. Or to reply to a specific post, click on QUOTE in the right top corner of the post and start typing your reply. Welcome! Join in.
May 23, 2019 0:49:47 GMT -5
atomom: Adam's artistry is in full display: the surprise of hiccuppy gasps right before "new eyes", the sensuous tongue, one-two punch of "damn" smile, head thrown back, body drops to heavy guitar beats, a lusciously looking Adam--all make NE a visual/aural feast.
May 26, 2019 15:08:34 GMT -5
Q3: ladyregent: The Shoutbox is really for announcement -- if you want to discuss Adam, go to the Daily News Thread for today. You will be able to post there.
Jun 20, 2019 23:22:56 GMT -5
Jablea: Tonight's the night!
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LindaG23: Front page has a mxlr, is there a streamer?
Jul 10, 2019 21:43:56 GMT -5
jason90405: The complete MTV Pride 2 hour special "Adam Lambert's Fierce Pride Anthems". I did miss the first 30 seconds when he was talking about performing for Cher but you can watch or downloads the whole thing here: drive.google.com/file/d/1H3NfgxeBpk0H
Jul 14, 2019 22:54:29 GMT -5