I haven’t posted anything about the American Idol finale, mostly because I don’t want to cause any interweb wars over Adam vs. Kris.
I will just say that I think the wrong person won, and even though it will be better in the long run for Adam to not be contracted with American Idol, it still pissed me off and made me sad because he should have won. He was clearly more talented. And I don’t even think that’s objective. Say what you will about his style of music, and his artistic choices – I know they are not everyone’s cup of tea. I didn’t like everything he did (despite my love for Simon Cowell, and generally thinking he is a brilliant music producer, Adam completely ruined “One” a few weeks ago – you don’t mess with perfection), but it was clear from the start he was the most talented contestant. And, if that weren’t enough, I am honestly still kind of baffled by his losing after the penultimate show – “A Change is Gonna Come” was, hands down, the best performance of any song ever to grace the American Idol stage. (And that includes anything Melinda Doolittle ever did – which says a lot.) In case you missed this performance, here it is. You can’t tell me he didn’t deserve it after that. (Not even taking into account the whole season – “Tracks of My Tears”, “Mad World”, etc.)
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Anyway…those are my thoughts.
Except – have you all seen this? It’s for some charity event awhile back. May I just say, on a totally superficial note, DAMN. I’m totally going to an Adam Lambert show one of these days. The entertainment value alone will be worth the price of admission.