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Adam Lambert — One and Cryin’ — Video MP3 American Idol 8 Top 3

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Adam Lambert sings One by U2 and Cryin’ by Aerosmith on American Idol 8 Top 3

Bono personally cleared One with Simon Cowell last Saturday. Adam loses the guyliner for One!

Judges comments on One:
Randy – Not feelin’ the change in the melody
Kara – Unbelievable
Paula – You are “One” American Idol I am staring at now
Simon – That was a brilliant song choice

I thought Adam sounded like Cher, but that’s just me.

Judges comments on Cryin’:
Randy – One of the best we’ve ever had on this stage
Kara – How do you hit those notes?
Paula – You’ve the bar so high in the sky
Simon – You deserve it based on talent

Good luck Adam! Good luck Glamberts!

Adam Lambert

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aries
aries

pleeeezzzzeeeee vote for Adam...he totally deserves to win...everyone just focuses on his life, he deserves to win and I believe he has more then proved how hard he has worked and fought for this like every other contestant, he has what it takes to be this years IDOL please don't take this chance away from him...he has entertained us like no other, brought excitement to us every week, totally suprised us every week so pleeezzeeE VOTE VOTE for Adam he is a true winner!!!!!!!!! HE NEVER DISAPPINTS US, LETS NOT DISAPPOINT HIM ....ADAM LAMBERT OUR IDOL 2009!!!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE UNTIL YOU CAN NO LONGER VOTE!!!!!!!!!

marcy
marcy

I think he's got an amazing voice, but I hate the screaming and screeching. I hate the fact that the gayness is being thrown in my face, too. It's wrong. I don't care how many people are trying to tell us otherwise.

Monica
Monica

BTW.. the backups singers really sucked!!! :s

Monica
Monica

ADAM is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!! I don't even know what the heck is he doing at AI!!! he's definitely the next rock star just as big as Steven Tyler or Axl Rose.. this guy is superb.. i got chills, i got everything, he's totally awesome!!! i was wondering why in this times we couldn't get some real stars and not the common silly girls or nice (but not great) boys.. and then ADAM LAMBERT decided to appear in the light!! What really amazes me is the fact that some guy like kris allen keeps on line and might even win (WTF) but i'm positive this is just for the stupidity of girls who just go for pretty faces.. c'mon i mean did anyone lately ever saw such a talent like adam??? i mean even the judges don't know what to say anymore.. XD

GO Adam!!

Nick
Nick

one - started out really good, and ended really well. the middle screeching part...well...ugh. it would be one thing if he just had a great range...which he does...but the vocal quality that his voice takes on when he starts getting screechy is so gross to my ears that i can't get beyond it. these notes have a time and a place...not in every single song...mariah carey he's not. he needs to drop the "guyliner" for good though. he almost looked like a real person...except for that godawful denim outfit.

cryin' - i'm not a total hater. this was really good. at times, adam has a vocal quality similar to steven tyler's but he still can't hold a candle to him. his screechiness was more well placed in this song. but he's back to being a cartoon exaggeration of a rocker, which i hate. but it was a perfect song choice.

Samantha
Samantha

Yeah Adam fans will have to do everything in there power to get votes, because i can guarantee you this, because i'm one of them, Dannys fans are going to vote for Kris...WHY? you might ask. Because Danny and Kris are original and Adam SCREAMS! And Adam is to theatrical for my liking. Good luck Adam Fans, I hope KRIS kicks his ASS!

josera
josera

P.S. I have 2 cell phones and I will be voting with both of them next week..may I suggest all ADAM LAMBERT LOVERS do the same!! use all of your phones and dial all the numbers for 2 straight hours...ADAM WILL WIN!!WE HAVE TO VOTE!!

josera
josera

I am pretty sure Ryan Seacrest said there was a million vote difference between Adam and Kris..He didn't say Kris had more votes..They just anounced him first..probably again for some OMG ratings..If you search every poll on the internet, not just this one, ADAM LAMBERT is always voted the best..WHY??? Because he is!!!!
So if he is voted best in the polls, and ALL of the "already famous" artists on the show like him the best, then hmmm..who do you really think gets the most votes week after week after week... I will miss the Adam Lambert (AI) show when it was over..but I can't wait to see and hear what he does after he wins..And for those of you that didn't care for his top 3 performances..watch them again..HE WAS BRILLIANT!! as always... I Love whole lotta love, no one can top LED ZEPPELIN, but Adam did great with it and he did great with One...the back up singer tried to over sing him on cCying..but he is such a performer he overcame her lousy backup performance..she should be fired for the sabatoge effort..Crying was a great performance even with the sucky back-up!!

I LOVE YOU ADAM LAMBERT!! YOU ROCK!!

Olivia : )
Olivia : )

theres no way kris had more votes than him.

galarneau
galarneau

Adam's studio version of "One" is transporting... like it better than the live version ... especially after comparing it to U2's great version..

vhpink
vhpink

I can't vote for Adam since I'm Vietnamese but you guys American should be voting for Adam because He's your truly idol.He's talent,anger voice,amazing and he's a new music,he deserve to be voted.So Vote Vote Vote for Adam.

sweetangel1051
sweetangel1051

I love these performances more and more the more I watch them!!! I hope Adam wins. Good luck to him! :)

MS
MS

how in the WORLD did Kris get one million more votes than Adam!? Kris is a good singer but he's no comparison to Adam..this is an outrage! Adam needs to win this (actually he doesn't, he's going to be more famous than all of the contestants anyway) vote for Adam next week..the better singer needs to win!!!

Marooborloz
Marooborloz

OMG AMERICA OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE THAT ADAM LAMBERT IS ONE OF A KIND! HE IS UNIQUE, HIS PERFORMANCES ARE INCREDIBLE,UNFORGETTABLE,HE ALWAYS PUT FEELINGS TO WHAT HE SING, ONLY WITH SEING HIM YOU CAN FEEL THAT HIS PASSION IS SINGING AND ENTERTAINING PEOPLE! HE IS A COMPLETE ARTIST HE GOT IT ALL PERSONALITY, PRESENCE AND ORIGINALITY! PLEASE DONT LET HIM GOOO!!! HE IS TRULY MADE OF GOLD!! :)

jiMMy
jiMMy

it not easy for a guy to hit looong smoooth hiiiigh notes like adam - give him credit. look at when danny dorkey tries to emulate adam's looong smoooth hiiiiigh notes on rock night, it ended up sounding looong rO ug H (broken, shriek) hiiigh. You called him a vocal masterclass?

Notice at the beginning of ONE, adam sang it beautifully in smooth LOW notes -- he has a very WIDE tonal range. Awesome.

if you don't like over-the-top hiiigh notes, check out his studio version - he mellowed down a lot of his songs

I don't agree with Randy's opinion on Adam making rock album. Adam should definately make Ballads.

Mar
Mar

I just watched Cryin'...
Scratch that, I couldn't finish watching it. I did get past the howler monkey/backup singer, but even fixing that, my eardrums couldn't take any more.
I looove Adam but he's already proven that he can do vocal gymnastics like no other, no need to do them for over half of each song!
Imagine listening to Mariah's whistle register all through a song and you'll know what I mean.
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should IMO.

Olivia : )
Olivia : )

What is wrong with you all?
Screaming is what Adam does best.
Maybe some people don't like Danny's SCRATCHY voice or Kris.
Although, Kris is my second favorite.
But stilll.
This is supposed to be for people that liked Adam.
If you want to put SAVE DANNY, SAVE KRIS!
Say it on their videos, not Adams.
I LOVE YOU ADAM, YYOU ROCKKK!(:

MeLovesAdam
MeLovesAdam

Rickey, I am sorry that some people on here were rude to you. That said... please try to forgive them. It must be incredibly flattering that people flock to this site after the performances to watch them again, or watch them live from another time zone. This crazy show can bring out the best and worst in all of us and some people get a little more emotional and worked up than others. Please don't think badly of "Adam" fans because I'm sure the same thing could have happened had one of the other contestants videos been "lost in translation" lol.

Thank you for all that you do! :)

Sarah K
Sarah K

edmeli- agree with you on everything you said.

Sarah K
Sarah K

Thanks for putting up very good quality videos Rickey! :)

edmeli
edmeli

Adam is amazing, and has set very high standards. I think it's stupid when he doesn't have an absolutely perfect performance and people start complaining WTF None of the other contestants have ever had anything near a perfect performance, especially Kris...he's still pitchy at times.
Kris' performance was the best last night because of the arrangement...the vocals were alright.
Adam's arrangements may not have been mind-blowing, but his vocals were incredible.

scorpio88
scorpio88

Blah! He ruined Cryin', one of my all time favourite songs. I HATED the arrangement, it felt way too theatrical, and that's the problem I have with him.

This song should be a really heartfelt song, and I didn't feel EMOTION from him.

Vocally, his range is awesome, would be amazing on broadway and theatrical performances, but I can't see him on the radio or making a CD.

superbadgrl
superbadgrl

Adam needs to go.... He RUINED U2's ONE. He looked like Spock from Star Trek, I am sooo sick of the Axl Rose screaming on every song (and I am a G n R fan). Believe me - whomever he is up against in the end, I will vote for hours for the other person.
ICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dragon
Dragon

Adam seemed a tad upset when he pulled out his earpiece finally. WTF?

If Simon and the producers are secretly trying to sabotage him to finagle a Kris/Danny finale, they'd be crazy because Adam has sold more music downloads. If it's true (and I'm not saying it is), the only possible motivation is prejudice. If that is the case, I'd rather see Adam lose and sign with a label that will respect and support him.

Just my 2 cents.

Huge Fan
Huge Fan

I love EveryTHING about Adam. Totally A Adamholic! When he said he was going to sing Cryin, My Husband turned to me and said this ought to be good! Well, I knew he would, But who ever that was singing or overpowering him ruined it for me. I was like PLEASSSE shut up so I can hear him. I can honestly say that who ever she was totally messed that song up. Adam could of did without her. I just hope the votes are in his favor tonight. I will be totally devastated to see him go. I even hate that the show is only a few more weeks. He's the best to grace that stage since season 1, Deserving of the title, and I hope I see him win it! Much Love!!!

American Idol Top 3
American Idol Top 3

Adam Lambert performance was amazing. Good song choice by Simon Cowell.

MS
MS

mija, despite whether or not Adam "sucked" or not, the American Idol will be chosen based on whose done well this entire SEASON, not just last night. One more week till you feel stupid :)

MS
MS

okay so I didn't love these performances as much as Adam's earlier ones, but he's still an incredible singer. He sings every note correctly, he's never pitchy, and his vocals are undeniably amazing. It's normal to have one good day, they can't all be ridiculously amazing :D

mija
mija

Ha ha to all you screwed up adam fans: (if you aint screwed up then dont be offended). Sooo ungrateful to rickey and the service he blesses us with day after day. Just goes to show u what kinda folks you are!
And remember kids, this is area is for comments on adam, good and bad...Take it all in!!
Justify all you want Adam sucked last night!!

Julie
Julie

Last night when the show was over I felt SO disappointed in Adam but I voted anyway
for his whole body of work.

But today I come to rickey.org and rewatched
his songs and now I think- other than a tad
shouty, they were both wonderful. I will
admit he looked tired - I think the home-town
with everything else going on has him warn
out. His magic energy was gone.

Beth
Beth

First things first:

Give rickey a freaking break people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Secondly,the votes will speak for themselves!

Nastiya
Nastiya

Adam rocks my world. I live in Switzerland and can watch AI on a British channel. But after Adam stole my heart with his music, I can't wait for Thursday when AI is aired. Thanks Rickey.

My favorite song of Adam's was Mad World (also the studio version). I have been watching AI and X-Factor for a few years and have never seen anyone who comes close to Adam. His voice and stage presence is phenomenal.

Last week my Dad played Whole Lotta Love from his Zep collection, and Adam nailed it. I like Adam's voice more than Plant's, but I'm young and not an ol' f@rt like my Dad, but he liked Adam's rendition too.

The only problem with Adam's One was that you can't take that song, which needs time to build up, and jump straight to the end. Shame on AI for not letting the arrangement take its time and maybe allowing 3+ minutes for the song. The only critic I have is that at the end of the 1st verse, Adam needed to hit the key note (Am) - I play guitar - when he sings "It leaves you baby, if you don't care for it". Right on "it" Bono drops his pitch to the chord (Am), which is the chord at the beginning of the verse, and this beautiful chord change is missing. I encourage you all to listen to this song sung live by Bono and you will know what I mean.

Enough already. I only want to add that I am also sad that Allison is no longer there, and that Gokey has to go! I mean Go Go GoAway Gokey.

Have any of you seen the episode of Friends when Ross wants to play bagpipes at Chandler's and Monica's wedding? At the end Ross is trying to play Celebration and asks the gang to sing along.....and Phoebe starts shrieking EEEEEEEEEEE along with the bagpipes. It is hilarious and not even Jennifer Aniston could hold herself back from just cracking up, although she was trying. Well, Gokey reminds me of this sound/voice every time he sings, especially when he tries to hit high and loud notes. My Dad and I just sit there and go EEEEEEEEEE just like Phoebe. This too is hilarious and is the only way to make Gokey entertaining.

Adam all the way.

emma s
emma s

They all performed well this week, but the vote is about the total of all performances, and no one comes close to Adam's talent and versatility.
I think the problem with a short performance is that the artist wants to sing the variations that would usually come on verse 3 of the song, when you record the studio version. I loved Adam's Ring of Fire on the stage and the studio version. But, if you listen to the studio version he sings the melody "straight up" for the first verse or two and then does that awesome "bending" of the song. It was amazing. But on tv, you jump right to the bending on the short version so it seems more "out there." (but I still loved the live one!)
I liked Adam's U2, but I know I will LOVE the studio version. He needed more of the song to do the straight up melody before the variations. I am sure he does that on the studio one.
On Mad World, Tears for Fears and Gary Jules never vary the melody at all. It is actually very repetitive and not as effective the way they did it. What Adam did even Gary Jules admits was an amazing variation or "cover of a cover." His descending note on "drown my sorrows" and ascending notes on "very nervous" totally bring out the meaning of the lyrics and it is very poignant and haunting.
Adam is the most diverse talented artist of the three. Kris is second.

Dorena
Dorena

After multiple listenings of One I was able to get U2's version out of my head and now I really appreciate Adam's version! He is an amazing talent and deserves to be our American Idol - he sure is in my book!

Cher
Cher

The terrible background singer did Adam no favors- she was more than superflous . Still,Adam prevailed - what a talent .

I too preferred Elliott's version of One with Mary J - not the BEST song choice from Simon. Adam surely deserves to win - he has been the most consistent and versatile all season, but with his talent , he should have had a moment last night .
Hearing his sing Brigadoon and the Prayer on youtube gives me chills every time - neither of these two songs remotely did that . Adam for the win .

Amooona
Amooona

adam was realy amazing in these performances i liked what was he singing

Glenda
Glenda

Best thing that ever happened to Idol.

zippy
zippy

i love Adam!!! even my mom loves him!!!
didn't like the back up singers though... it kinda ruined it... but great performance, as always!

thanks COOLKIKO... but couldn't get through, line was busy!!! =( argh....

& thanks RICKEY for all the post! =) weloveyah!
-from the philippines

LiT
LiT

I'm head to toe in love with Adam but i must say i'm a bit unsure when i first saw his performances.. (and yes they should hire new b'ground singers)

but the 2nd time i see them, it gets better..
the 3rd time.. even better.. *weird*

i'm down to the conclusion that the fact that the more times u see those performances, the better they get is the real reason that Adam is NOT a superficial singer.. he has profound talent & musicality..

whoever hates Adam should see beyond his guyliner.. he'll grow on you..

haruhi
haruhi

I just got home, and reading some of the posts here just makes me sad. Some people really do not know how to say thank you...If not for Rickey, foreigners like me would not be able to have first-hand and up-to-the-minute info regarding AI. Have decency, people, especially my fellow Asians. I love you, Rickey, and once again, thanks for your efforts!

aries
aries

Adam has been AMAZING all the way through....loved last nights performances totally sang with great emotion.....pleeeeeeezzzzzz vote for ADAM if anyone should win it should be ADAM with Kris in second place......VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE FOR ADAM TONIGHT HE TOTALLY DESERVES TO WIN!!!!!!!

Jim C
Jim C

I'm a huge U2 fan, and One is one of those magical songs both lyrically, musically and vocally.

Arrangement was just not there for me, he did a good job, not a great job.

Give him a B for this.

sweetangel1051
sweetangel1051

Okay, I listened to 'Cryin' a few more times and I can say I like it now, haha! I just had to block out that stupid backup singer's voice. It's amazing how listening to something the second time around can make such a difference!!! :)

Marilyn Macey
Marilyn Macey

What is wrong with you people? Adam did his best at whatever given to him and yet you complain! Honestly, Bono's version was totally without any 'emotion' meanwhile Adam connected with the song. 'Cryin' was destroyed by AI's back-up singers, Adam sang it well despite the audio issue-he had to pull off his ear piece immediately after the performance. Adam's international fans are so supportive of him, why can't America behave like that too? All of sudden everybody is a music critique and reality is Adam will be successful with his music career. Adam, we love you in Asia!

sweetangel1051
sweetangel1051

Not too crazy about "Cryin" because the background singer f'd it up for me...

But I have to say, after listening to "One" a second time, I absolutely LOVE IT. I was unsure the first time, but you def got to give it another listen to. Powerful and lovely at the same time. :)

I hope Adam makes it to the Finale...

will jay
will jay

not a fan of ADAM but these so called fans scold you rickey,what a looser they are for not being grateful and patient.they have bad taste and attitude.

debbie3
debbie3

Adam ... oh adam! you rock my world, what else is there to say?
marry me?
Great:)