Let me set the scene:
My Dad and I watch American Idol together. It's a guilty pleasure for both of us and we spend most of our time pointing out the bad aspects of all the performances and agreeing with Simon.
We were doing this tonight until Adam Lambert came onto the stage.
He was sitting alone in the dark with a blue spotlight, and then a ballad rock version of 'Mad World' started to play. Both my Dad and I were silent, transfixed by his AMAZING SONG CHOICE('Mad World' is one of my favs and was used in 'Donnie Darko' as well as in a Gears of War Commercial!) and his Elvis lip curls accompanied with glam high notes that were floating from him into the PERFECTLY chosen intense stream of blue light . It was an experience, and something you don't see very often - ORIGINALITY.
We were both staring at the screen long after he lowered the microphone and Simon gave him a standing ovation.
Watch this! You will love him!
'Mad World' : Adam Lambert - American Idol
His self-awareness of who is as an artist just radiates.
ADAM Lambert, THAT was a SHOW!! Gracias!! :)
--my only complaint was that the second line in the actual song by Gary Jules is "Bright and early for the daily races", not "going nowhere for the daily races"...maybe it can be sung a different way tho--it really doesn't matter and the only reason I noticed the difference was because I know the song so well....