Adam Lambert’s Idol Feast – Feeling Good
“Because he is a pumpkin pie of a person” — Quotes about Adam from TWOP’s “Jacob”. Reposted by Gypsy Scribbles, These are so vivid and entertaining, they just called out to be combined with the performance videos for a multimedia journey back down this beloved memory lane.
Jamie Foxx treats Adam properly, to a fault, like he took a class in properly responding to Adam. Which I feel like we should all take, because after sixteen weeks I still don’t know where to look when he’s singing. He just treats him like the most amazing thing he’s ever seen, which is exactly how you should treat someone like Adam, because it’s what they deal best with, and Jamie does it awesomely, just struck wordless the whole time, and laughing hysterically at the end by how easily Adam made all those sounds in front of him. Him! Oscar winner!
But it’s true, and Jamie Foxx is only responding out of what he knows, which is that people usually piss themselves around him because he’s intensely famous, so how on earth can anybody be that vulnerable or balls-out in front of him. He thinks it’s amazing because he’s Jamie Foxx, but if you weren’t famous you would still want to ask Adam who the hell he thinks he is, because the thing that’s best and worst about Adam is how completely unselfconscious and how completely self-conscious he is at the same time, and it just adds up from both sides to this bizarre epic show right in front of you and you can’t look at it because it’s too much, but you can’t look away because it’s so amazing.
And of course meanwhile Adam’s like, “Well good, because I was shitting it,” because it’s been so long since he was uncomfortable or able to feel weird professionally that he honestly doesn’t seem to understand the undercurrent of shock that greets him after every song. Which is, I think, what I’ve been trying to say about him this whole time. It’s like I used to say on The Apprentice, how born salesmen are aliens to me because I could never say ad copy in a convincing way, because it would be embarrassing, and Adam’s that way with singing all crazy. Just who the hell does he think he is? Adam. That’s solid on a level I can barely even imagine.
There’s a breakdown that’s just moaning, that way he does, and then a very long, very high screech that pretty much freaks out the whole world, and it ends on a weird echo, and then right when he’s done singing, as usual, he goes from a snarling Kenneth Anger movie death goddess person to just like this nice boy. That little moment where his eyes clear and he smiles, that’s become my favorite part of the show each week, because you remember you’re allowed to breathe and that all of this is just pretend. It was painfully short. I just remembered why I like him so much.