Adam Ezegelian sings ‘Born to be Wild’ and ‘I’m Yours’ on American Idol XIV (VIDEO)
Adam Ezegelian sang ‘Born to be Wild’ and ‘I’m Yours’ on American Idol XIV Season 14 in New York City on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
From our live blog:
He’s a student who has a fixation with toys. He feels he’s drawn to toys because he never really grew up. He notes he’s been singing his whole life, but lost touch with singing because of school. He says he’s reconnecting with singing because it’s his passion, and states he’s excited to audition since he feels he and Adam Lambert have similarly unique styles. He’s in school for art, and displays his talent by making a caricature of Ryan Seacrest. He’s auditioning now because he feels his personality is too big to contain. “I need to expand my audience!”
Adam presents some pretty awesome caricatures to the judges, with Harry in the Iron Giant, J-Lo with a prodigious booty, Keith looking playing guitar, and Adam Lambert looking handsome — at least according to Harry, who says Adam is still handsome even in caricature.
Adam Ezegelian sings “Born to Be Wild,” and he actually does sound a bit like Adam! I think he’s trying a bit too hard with the rock music affectations, but I think he has a voice, and a lot of potential. Adam Lambert notices that he used some of the affectations Adam himself used when he performed the song on the show, and Adam E. admits to being influenced by Adam L.’s take on the song. Still, Adam L. wants to hear another song, so Adam E. sings “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, and it’s a pretty audition. Not a blowaway, but good nonetheless.
Adam thinks Adam E. has some skills, while Harry wouldn’t change a thing about him. However, he does want to see Adam E. do something a little more serious in the future. J-Lo said she wasn’t sold on the first song, since she wasn’t sure if this was a joke or not. But she loved the second one, with Adam L. adding that Adam E.’s natural musicianship came out in the second song. The judges vote, and it’s three yeses.
Watch the video here:
A self-described “kid in some awkward curly-headed body,” Adam calls singing his “whole life” (that is when he’s not designing toys, which is one of the best jobs we’ve ever seen on an Idol chyron). Watch him perform Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” AND “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz.