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Adam Lambert’s Idol Feast – Change is Gonna Come

May 15, 2012

“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.

Simon Fuller chose “A Change Is Gonna Come” for Adam Lambert, wearing a cool sharky suit and doing Sam Cooke? Yes please. It’s right in the middle of his range, that sweet area that he always seems to see as a platform for jumping off. It’s so fun to hear. And I mean, who knew Adam could do oldies soul like this? Well, Adam can do anything, but you know what I mean. It’s like seeing a trapeze artist do tai chi, just calm down for a second and be awesome. He’s got all this intensity and stuff, right, and to bring it to a soul song and play it mostly straight is really exciting. His voice sounds insane on this song, even without the screeching… And there’s the screeching.

Kara’s decided that was his best performance and interpretation of all time, just like every time he sings or she talks, but she’s right: he was able to combine those screeching high notes but also do the emotional side. She calls this the winning combination, using “both sides of [himself],” which is not only true and sort of amazing, but also makes him cry. Paula also thinks it was the best he’s ever sung. She mentions the way he commanded the stage, and calls him iconic and a superstar. Guys, you know if you keep going there he’s going to break down, and he’s still got like a hundred songs to sing tonight. Simon welcomes him back to the game, and he chuckles with how awesome Adam is.

Yet again, Ryan and Adam are holding hands. This is the best. They keep holding hands and forgetting not to hold hands, and then sort of regretfully remember and let go. I also was reading up on Alien Hand Syndrome for my other job, and learned about this related syndrome called Utilization Behavior where your hands have a mind of their own and just grab everything, like, if there’s a hairbrush on the table near you, you pick it up without even thinking about it and start brushing your hair, but like compulsively. And that’s how Ryan is to me, and apparently how Adam Lambert is to Ryan, because he won’t leave him alone for anything.

So Ryan very seriously tells Adam that he is a class act, which he truly is, and then gazes at him delightedly. Aww, Ryan loves him! I love how he’s not even trying to be impartial. Ryan, you are a class act. Then he gazes at Adam for awhile, and Adam’s like this nervous bird staring around at everything, and then Ryan grabs him! Again! Because he looooves him! He’s like at a birthday party when they bring out the bunny and all the kids stare unmoving at the bunny, like little feral statues with fingers atwitch, because they have to touch the bunny. It’s like Ryan Reynolds. I think Adam should win just for putting up with it.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. el Kat permalink
    May 15, 2012 8:30 pm

    I’ve always wanted to ask Simon Fuller if he saw the Zodiac Show version before choosing this, I”m sure I know the answer, of course, and he knew Adam would KILL it ! Was he giving Adam some unfair advantage … wanting him to win ? ( Too bad it didn’t work )

    The statement I love from this show -” You will be iconic” Yes Paula, he is !!!!

    • annehedonia permalink
      May 16, 2012 11:02 am

      I’m a firm believer in synchronicity, chance falling into place – but hummm on the choice of songs from the Zodiac Show. I’ve always thought that was just a little “too”! Loved seeing this again. Love Paula; Randy: phoning it in “from day one”; molarcam revealing Adam’s perfect teeth. Have I seen this too many times?

  2. May 16, 2012 5:24 pm

    These past moments, retold with such loving care, are wonderful. Only here do we find such poetic descriptions as “like little feral statues with fingers atwitch.”

  3. May 16, 2012 7:28 pm

    WOW yep that’s all WOW

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