American Idol contestant, Adam Lambert, performed “Play That Funky Music” on March 31, 2009. I say he performed and I mean it. The performance was intriguing, unique, and a bit funky. With this Adam Lambert has sealed his position as American Idol’s funky white boy.
After a night of overall bad song choices and crappy performances, Adam took the stage and sang something worth listening to. He chose “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherries. Adam said he tried to take the song, turn it around, and make it fresh. He pictured it being a song you would find on a current pop record. He was right.
The crowd was up and dancing. Paula was up and dancing, we all know that doesn’t take much. This song showcased once again Adam Lambert is a performer. He is not just a singer in this competition. He is a performer.
Once again, he came out, without all the makeup and with his hair back out of his face. He looked relatively normal, whatever that means. He did have the black nail polish. I’d hate to see him totally conform but do like the new look.
Paula, brilliantly stated “True genius does not fulfill expectations. True genius shatters it.” She then compared him to Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler. The end of his performance was very mouthy, like you would see from either of those artists. But to compare him to such great rock legends is a huge compliment.
Simon thought it was very brave and was happy to see an original performance. Although it wasn’t as good as last week’s performance, Simon doesn’t think it actually matters anymore. Randy was skeptical at first, but was impressed with the performance. He claims Adam was in “the star zone.” Kara said the performance was like Studio 57 and can’t wait to see what he does every week.
During the judges praises, Adam Lambert gives props to Ricky Minor and the band. “They hooked me up with a great arrangement.” This humble side of Adam and cleaner look is possibly an attempt to make more of America love him.
When this competition started, I really disliked Adam Lambert. His appearance was slimy and undesirable. He slaughtered a Johnny Cash song. I did not want to see him crowned the next American Idol. Whoever is working with him on his appearance and attire has their fingertip on the pulse on America. They are doing everything right to turn his hard edges into some pliable corners.
Adam Lambert has nothing to worry about in this competition. He will sail through to the finals and may possibly be the next American Idol. As long as he keeps playing his cards right and working his funky self out, I may not even cringe when the announcement is made.
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