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Adam Lambert Mad World

Adam Lambert sings Mad World on American Idol 8 Top 8

YES! OMG, that was so original. Amazing. Very theatrical.

Simon Cowell gave Adam Lambert a standing ovation! OMG OMG OMG Has that ever happened before?

WOW

Go Glambert!

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Update: Here is Adam Lambert – Mad World finale encore performance

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Adam’s greatest hits:

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T. Bishop
T. Bishop

Does anyone know where I can download the original Mad World that Adam sang on American Idol season 8? NOT the final encore performance NOR the one on ITunes. I'm looking for where I can download the one that Rickey.org has above. It is a better rendition with the vocal quirks that fit the song better.

eric
eric

the final decision is sucked...adam deserved to get it...people knows that...i guess only time will tell who's going to get the the better achievement after all...the final is sucked...this is just the same like the archuletta case..and i dont like it...:(,

Elisa Summers
Elisa Summers

I love to hear Adam sing. Have listened to his songs several times. Words are unneccessary .. he is amazing.

QuietStorm
QuietStorm

Adam, I can't take my eyes off of you! Your talent and good looks absolutely haunt me in all the right ways! Wake up all you DJ's and get Adams studio version of Mad World on the air!

MiMamaTaughtMeBetter-NOT
MiMamaTaughtMeBetter-NOT

Request to whomever is leading the American Idol contestants and winners: Please do not try and change Adam Lambert or “shush or stifle" him. Let him remain true to himself and to be his own person -- an unbelievable individual that oooozes superior skills in entertaining. Adam has a curious mystery about himself, that you just can’t put a finger on. He seems to have a string attached to each and every one of us, and it goes directly back to his heart. I love his direct eye contact with the camera and thus the audience, and I feel this is part of his secret. We, the fans, reveal that those who love his talent NEED his siren. Please listen to me.

To Adam: You are the best. Don't let the haters touch you -- you are far beyond their reach - for we your true fans will proctect you from all the wicked and ugly thoughts and deeds of the enimies of your style and special talent. For whatever reason, DIFFERENT always threatens others. Hang in there, we love you. You will survive this challenge - you will prevail, or else something is wrong with the system here.
Sherie

JoeSmith
JoeSmith

This is, for my money, one of (if not the) all time best idol performances

MeLovesAdam
MeLovesAdam

I get it Kitty! The day Adam is kicked off the show is the last day I watch!

The World
The World

I STILL find myself listening to this amazing performance every few days!!

HelloKitty
HelloKitty

Adam doesn't need to win. He has paid his dues.

Watch the rating of the show drop by at least 50% if he's voted off.

Hello...anyone else out there that gets it.

LSchn
LSchn

Adam DOES need this show. He's already tried to make it on his own for the past five years. With the money and resources of 19 Entertainment behind him, the sky's the limit. And, he needs to WIN this show. Coming in second or third is never as good as winning.

LSchn
LSchn

To laff:
You seem a little confused. David Cook isn't competing this year. So why are you comparing him to Adam? They're two completely different singers competing in two completely different years. That's apples and oranges.

Debbie
Debbie

I do not care what Adam Lambert's sexual preference is, I love Adam Lambert. He mesmerizes me. I love his musical voice and I love his look no matter what he wears.
Debbie

John K. Lenon
John K. Lenon

I must agree, even though Adam is not the winner yet...he will win and prove to be the most talented Idol yet. I think Kelly is great, and Carrie is ok and all the others. But this is the first time I have thought to myself that when this guy has a CD drop....I am buying it. Me and my girlfriend love this dude.
JL

The World
The World

Can we now proclaim Adam as the greatest vocalist ever on Idol?? Kelly and Carrie should bow to him

The World
The World

Can we now proclaim Adam as the greatest vocalist ever on Idol?? Kelly and Carrie should bow to him

tbi110
tbi110

what im saying is that im a 51 year old male who has never heard that song but saw adam sing it and it tugged at my heart and soul as i wiped away the tears..bob seger once sang todays music doesnt have the same soul well finally it does now.

tbi110
tbi110

stephen same age and same reaction

Stephen
Stephen

Having never felt a need to "blog" before, I now find myself doing this. I'm a 51 yr old guy, and have seen and done a whole lot. There's really nothing that affects me much. And yet... I turn the set on and here's this kid singing "Mad World", a song I have never heard before. Something happens in my soul. My oh my what power there is in music. And now I read that this kid has touched a lot of lives with that 3 minute performance. Adam, all I can say (as I wipe away some tears) is "Good job"...

Applesauce
Applesauce

No it actually wasn't original, but a copy off the version done by Gary Jules.

Glenda
Glenda

I don't know of anyone more "awake" than Rickey. Again--NO Idol contestant is ALLOWED to perform a completely original piece of music. It is the rule. Many, if not most, of these kids have written many songs. They cannot perform them on idol. Adam HAD to perform a song from 1982 (that could get copyright clearance) which is the year in which he was born. The kid started young--but not that young--if that is how you define original. Plus, Gary Jules praised Adam Lambert's performance, as was reported by many news outlets that can be found online.

John-Philip
John-Philip

this was a great performance and all, but rickey
it was NOT "so original" - this is the GARY JULES version. wake up!!

Aerisot
Aerisot

Adam is deffently like David Cook, not by looks or voice, but in the fact they confuse me, I want them to win, but I always dont want the to win...I want them to go independant, so I want them to be runner up, but at the same time I want to here "and the winner is blah" *cries* stop being so good!

Toni
Toni

I thought the performace was flawless... until that last note which was WAY flat. But he recovered it and brought it back up on key. Love Adam!

shy
shy

man all I have 2 say is dat i voted for adam when he sung ring of fire dat was hot den i saw dis and now I feel dat he needs 2 get kicked off hes like fantasia carrie jennifer melinda doolitTle he DOES NEED NEED DA SHOW! HIS TALENT KNOWS KNOW BOUNDS PLUS HE IS GORGEOUS LIKE GEORGE MICHAEL USED 2 BE HE HAS DA TALENT FANTASIA HAD HE HAS DA CHARISMA DAT CONSTANTINE HAD AND HE HOTT LIKE ACE YOUNG DATS WILD...AS HELL... NO MATTER WAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS HE IS AN ARTIST HE DOES HIS OWN THING AND I DIDNT KNOW DAT SONG B4 AND NOW I FIND MYSELF WATCHING DIS ALOT BECUZ IT SOUNDS REALLY GOOD I WANT TO OWN DIS SONG I BET HE CAN RELATE TO DIS SONG BEIN IN DA CLOSET N ALL CONCERTS WILL SELL OUT!

annie shickler
annie shickler

OH WOW! what a performance! speechless, it's no wonder why Simon gave him a standing ovation, he deserved it! WOW! it's still a wow-er! WOW. AWESOME. go adam go! go adam go! woo!

Inna
Inna

I always liked Adam but with each his performance I loved him more and more and now after his Mad world song I know that he is THE BEST HERE and no one can take his GREAT talent a way just judge him for his talent pls . Hi reminds me of the GREAT Elves and I am sure every 1 can see that he is most talented in this season, where last season was the greatest John Michael .

Glenda
Glenda

As of today, most online betting odds will only pay 80 cents per each dollar bet that Adam will win. Imagine that?! If you bet a buck he wins--and he does--you will only be paid 80 cents. LOL!

nainai
nainai

OMG..Im officially a glambert right now...
great performance..theatrical ? Who cares...the performance give me goosebumps...

Ian
Ian

A new fan map for adam is at frappr.com/adamlambert

gatling
gatling

I think the original are WAY ALOT BETTER than the way he did. I mean the song itself already has that Eerie Hypnotize feeling. however, he get simon standup applause JUST because the show running out of time. IMHO.

I like adam though. im just not crazy about this 1.

debs
debs

this is/was BRILLIANT!!!
Adam won me over with his take on Ring of Fire (which I find super sexy). And then that mellowed down Tracks of My Tears just... well... melted me.

Now this!!!!
one of my favourite take on Mad World by Gary Jules. brilliant!!

p.s. if i remember correctly, Seacrest did mention that this version is Gary Jules' version. :)

Glenda
Glenda

WARNING! We all may want to set our DVR's to pick up the program following Idol this week. Only one hour and 5 judges. I can see the same thing this week, as last!

GSM
GSM

I am a convert! Adam was always on my radar as interesting and relevant, but I pegged Danny and Anoop and Alison as more likable / marketable. I downloaded the studio version of "Mad World" and can't stop listening to it!!!!! LOVE this performance! Can't wait to see him next week!

Proffessor
Proffessor

To those who feel that Adams performace was to theatrical, all I have to say is that's what music is all about. Adam performed Mad World with passion and emotion and that's why his last note does'nt matter - because he had already sold the song to the listening audience. He is a true performer and deserved the standing ovation. For those who judge his performance and critisize his pitch - please leave that to those who truly know music. Good luck Adam - your the best in my eyes. Proffessor.

Jim
Jim

Adam Lambert is not another David Cook. David Cook is really good. But, you can see, and hear, the genius that defines this singer. He is a phenomenon. His voice is exquisite and unique. Allison and Danny (and some others), though each of them is very, very good...do not have the slightest chance this year...unless Adam's vocal chords freeze, or he really blows a note. This competition is his to lose. The only question is who comes in second. He is on another level than all the rest. Period.

AdamLuver
AdamLuver

Wow. I mean, is there honestly anything more to say? That was by far my personal favorite preformance EVER on AI. And to get a standing ovation from Simon...wow. Adam's got this whole thing in the bag. Gorgeous voice, gorgeus guy...the other's don't stand a chance!

lc
lc

can't wait to own his cds.
unsure if he's the best, but definitely the 1 i like and enjoy the most.
his style might be seen a bit "female", however, this is very popular and welcomed style in Japan. the mixture of the east and west is cool.

Gwen
Gwen

Holy Cow! Adam Lambert. His performance touched me in a way that is difficult to describe. Absolutely perfect. Haunting. Unforgettable. Loved every second of it. This guy is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

Glenda
Glenda

Thanks amariz--it's a tough world right now. Save a buck--spend 2. sigh. It ain't easy on any of us right now.

Thinking about the theme next week. If Adam did "Bleeding Love" or "Supermassive Black Hole" or "Bring Me to Life" or "Keep You Much Longer" from "Twilight" he'd bring the freaking house down--but not sure if they could get clearance on something so new. He's been compared to the male character, Edward, in that flick. Gawd--I couldn't take it if he did. The music from that movie is awesome. I can hear it now!! I'm telling ya' -- he'd bring the house totally down. Oh--I SO wish he does--or can. Does anyone know more about copyright clearance? I am a bit stupid on the legals of it.

amariz
amariz

and LOL, Glennie, Good Luck with Sony and your 101K, seriously. I wish anyone well trying to get ahead.

amariz
amariz

"American Idol is not just a show to entertain us. There are money people behind it–investing big money–to MAKE money" That comment leads me to believe the show will be fixed and therefore pick whoever they think is going to bring in the big bucks! Then everyone's vote means nothing. I still think Adam Lambert is a brilliant entertainer and will make it big, but I do not think he should win American Idol. I thought the show was about dreamers with incredible vocal talent that start from scratch(and no I dont mean"anybody that’s had any form of singing and entertainment experience" COME ON); Adam has performed countless times outside of theater! And DITTO to comment... "But, realize, too–if it had not been for Idol, Adam would just have stayed on the west coast mostly in theatre. The kid did try to break into bigger and better and saw lots of slamming doors. Like it or not–due to Idol, Adam Lambert is now a household name" ...Enough said! He will succeed; he will be okay, folks, if Adam doesn't win AI.

Glenda
Glenda

I understand next week's theme will be "songs from the cinema" -- can anyone confirm that? That should be real good.

michelle
michelle

Well this video on iTunes has 2068 ratings, averaging at 5 stars out of 5. The next most-rated video (can't remember by whom) has 150, averaging 4.5/5 --> THERE YOU GO.

Gary Jules' Mad World has also moved from the land of oblivion into the #11 spot on the iTunes Top 100 downloaded songs. Tears for Fears' MW (which is just weird) is now #100-most downloaded video. No sight of other videos/songs making any list.

Coincidence? I think not. Adam is this season's money maker :) Danny is the overrated one, please. He shouts, he's pitchy, he can't dance, and he tries way wayy too hard.

mike alvarez
mike alvarez

I knew it from the start. Undoubtedly, Adam WILL WIN AI8!!!

rica2454
rica2454

i missed season 7.. i loved how it was so competitive like anybody could have won....and the fights between the DA fans and DC fans were really exciting.

Now, it was like an obvious win. I am not a super Adam Lambert fan but I really feel that maybe he has the most chance to win

But I still do not get the standing ovation. Man, even if I am a DC fan, I thought David Archuleta deserved a standing ovation too.

rica2454
rica2454

Hi! Just wanna add to the conversation about Simon's SO (Standing Ovation). He did stand up for Kelly Clarkson during AI 1. Cant remember which song, but he did. I think it was the BIG BAND theme... after Kelly finished, look at simon and he can be seen standing. During the comments, he sat down.

Anyway, as for Adam LAmbert... I dunno know why I am not hooked into watching this year. Adam was my early favorite but some part of me feel that he's overrated. Or that he's David Cook 2.0. DONT GET ME WRONG, I LOVE LOVE LOVE David Cook. So maybe this is why I feel weird that he seems to be trying DC's style and strategy.

I think Allison might be IT this year. We haven't had a female rocker on AI..

Dawg
Dawg

Thanks for a great website.

Cdj
Cdj

A little perspective for people. I was just looking at the comment boards for Tuesdays vidios at the American Idol website. I think the number of comments for each artist says it all. As of right now Alison 163, Danny 113 and Adam 1154. Seems to me that Adam Lambert has made quite an impression on the public.

Glenda
Glenda

I was imagining voting for somebody other than Adam--just because the others might have more of a chance if Adam were gone. I broke out in cold sweats just thinking of voting for somebody other than Adam. Adam is now 27. He paid his dues. It IS his time and I think he deserves to win. He has worked hard for this.