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Adam Lambert’s Most Memorable AMA Moments

November 23, 2009

If you want to hear my thoughts (and others) about Adam Lambert’s performance of For Your Entertainment on tonight’s American Music Awards, check out the Top Idol AMA Live Blog thread.

But let’s check out some of the more memorable moments from tonight’s AMA finale, shall we?

And have we figured out just what is the gender of the androgynous keyboardist? He is, indeed, male. Tommy Joe Ratliff — who is also the bassist in Lambert’s recently announced band.

What did you think? The vocals started off extremely off key, and perhaps its just that no performer on any of these shows ever shocks me, but I felt that Lambert was trying to be as over the top as possible and not for “art”, but for shock value. We get it. You’re SEXY. You want to PUSH BOUNDARIES. Great. I like that sort of thing, however, please go back to singing. It’s what got you here in the first place.

And come on! Don’t flip off the camera. Like Patrick Swayze or Michael Jackson jokes — IT’S TOO SOON!!!

You know what would have been shocking? Rhianna sounding good. That might have shocked me. Oh, and apparently they removed the kiss for the central viewing region (and presumably the west coast, too). Now that pisses me off. My senses weren’t offended upon seeing two men kiss. They, were however, irrevocably damaged upon discovering Jermaine Jackson’s son is named JERMAJESTY.

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  1. Tommy permalink
    January 10, 2010 2:26 am

    Hmm..The comments are not disgusting…
    I’m interested in Lambert so I surfed the Internet for his news. And haters always love him more – arriving at his news so much earlier.. Hmm..
    So sorry that the lousy article only got so little attention – All those glamberts don’t even care to come here~~

    A few people’s opinions represent the world. Funny you gave him opinions on how to run a career. If he does accept the stupid suggestions, I would ignore him forever. haah

  2. November 27, 2009 4:02 pm

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 27, 2009 4:04 pm

      He needs to chill on the makeup.

  3. he....is amazing. permalink
    November 27, 2009 4:00 pm

    Just watch him:
    http://tinyurl.com/yl9dtvk

  4. kimberly permalink
    November 25, 2009 1:19 am

    Oh, I didn’t realize you knew how close their friendship was Sherena. One can only hope that his family does keep him grounded. I merely was suggesting that Adam would be best served if he remained friendly with Kris. The guy seems to have his shit together for someone only in his 20s. Adam, nearly 30, seems more of a child.

  5. kimberly permalink
    November 24, 2009 10:44 pm

    I didn’t mean Kris as interviewer. lol When Adam and Kris are interviewed together, Adam seems more real. I’m sure it was understood, but just to verify. That was a total fail on my part. Sorry.

  6. lauren722 permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:28 pm

    I too was impressed by the snake! I loved the dancers! So much better than the AMAs!!!!! It was sexy, not shocking!!!!!!!!! *flails again*

    btw: good explanation of Adam flipping off the audience. You have to watch it. It’s Jim!
    http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/459367/adam-lambert-compares-his-new-video-to-his-ama-performance.jhtml#id=1627064

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 24, 2009 9:36 pm

      I’ve just watched the entire thing. Wasn’t so sold on most of the interview…the part about the ninja roll was okay, but the rest struck me as a bit…I just think he needs to chill on the arrogance. There is a difference between being confident and arrogant.

      And way to fan the flames in this supposed war with Out Magazine.

      • kimberly permalink
        November 24, 2009 10:41 pm

        I watched the interview as well and got the same impression. I was like, “who is this guy?” He just sounded so full of himself. He admitted to tripping when his foot caught on the step. I spotted that right away. I dvr’d the last half of the AMAs. When he interviews with Kris, he seems like he has a great sense of humor, not so pretentious and less uptight. I wonder if he thought interviewing with Jim C. was beneath him. I have to admit I’m surprised Jim got the interview. Adam’s use to bigger names clamoring for his attention. These are the interviews Adam should have done from the get-go, starting first and foremost with radio DJs. I guess they’re making him finally do the grunt work. Just being Adam playing celebrity doesn’t seem to have cut it.

        (On a side note: This is probably so wrong, but I have had a growing respect for Eminem over the years. I think he’s good at what he does. His rapping for the most part is clever, witty and jock full of imagery. When he performed with Elton John a while back, it really moved me. Is that wrong of me?)

        • TopIdol permalink
          November 24, 2009 11:11 pm

          Jim does interview a lot of big name people. Last week he got to hang out with Shakira. Idol is very strict with how much access MTV gets for whatever reason. You would think they would want to be featured on a network targeting the youth market more, but…who knows. And there are only 5 media outlets which get to see the taping every week in LA.

          I don’t understand why Idol/19E does most of what they do.

          • kimberly permalink
            November 25, 2009 12:43 am

            I think Jim C. is very cool and very talented. I think he’s going places in the entertainment industry. I have to say, it was just a vibe I got from Adam. Kris always seemed very accessible and I think Kris and Jim have built a great rapport. It’s fun to watch. I don’t recall seeing any Jim and Adam interviews until this recent one. Adam was more Access Hollywood, more in the Hollywood spotlight. Adam seemed more about walking the red carpet with Katy Perry or making music with Lady Gaga, and namedropping like a madman.

            I do hope Adam keeps in touch with Kris. I think it might be his one saving grace. HBD will keep him grounded, instead of floating off to that make-believe planet fierce. (And I do so despise the whole glittery alien from planet fierce crapola!)

            • Sherena permalink
              November 25, 2009 12:50 am

              Lol Kris won’t be the one to keep Adam grounded. It’ll be his family that does that. He isn’t close enough to Kris for Kris to be his ~one saving grace~ anyhow.

            • lauren722 permalink
              November 25, 2009 12:53 am

              LIES, SHERENA, LIES!!!!!!!! KRIS WILL BE ADAM’S SAVING GRACE AND THROUGH THEIR LOVE THE GLAMBERTS AND KRIS FANS WILL STOP FIGHTING AND THE WORLD WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!!!!!
              (This is how I envision the future)

        • talkamongyourselves permalink
          November 25, 2009 7:51 am

          See, this is the foolishness here. So much keystroking and egostroking with no foundation. Cantiello was one of several interviews and he did radio djs starting early in the morning. And to spinningfaster: Girl, just because you know a passe expression doesn’t make you able to pull one off. Newsflash: There’s not a queer on the internet who’s used “fag hag” in any context at any time in the past year, and in particular in an Adam Lambert fan discussion. But then, that’s why you’re here. You could never hold your own with the real deal.

          • auntieaimee permalink
            November 25, 2009 10:44 am

            What is this year’s equivalent of “fag hag”?

            • TopIdol permalink
              November 25, 2009 11:24 am

              Fruit Flies is the standard terminology for cute girls who hang out with gays.

        • November 26, 2009 11:20 am

          Hey, we will never agree re Adam so I wont go there. But Eminem – I never saw that with Elton John, must google -but he is sharp as a pin – love him!

    • auntieaimee permalink
      November 25, 2009 12:52 pm

      Oh, boy. I just watched the interview with Jim. So, Adam is saying that when he pushed that guy’s face in his crotch and then mashed his face into the other dude’s face– that was all unplanned? Neither guy knew that was going to happen, but he knew they’d be “cool with it”? Does he have any idea how date rapist, dirtbaggy, creepy that sounds? Ugh. Sorry folks, but he is a pig.

      • TopIdol permalink
        November 25, 2009 3:33 pm

        The simulated blow job seemed choreographed? And what? The simulated finger banging was part of the routine?

      • deez permalink
        November 25, 2009 5:07 pm

        The dude was crawling on the floor with his mouth open at Adam’s crotch-level…yet it wasn’t choreographed? The girl just happened to postion herself above him with her leg at an easy access angle, yet it wasn’t choreographed? The kiss…I might believe, but not the rest of it.( I just hope the “kissee” had some idea that it might happen, and was fine with it)

        Again, it’s not so much the performance itself (even the bad singing-everybody has an “off” day) I had a problem with, (although the “bj” crossed the line for network TV, IMO)…it’s the attitude he’s taken about it. I haven’t really joined in on too much of the criticism b/c honestly, he seems (or seemed) like a genuine guy, and I didn’t want to be overly harsh. If he’s doing all this tongue-in-cheek and playing the media for suckers…then I’m OK with it. If this “arrogance” is real, then I don’t have much use for it. At this point, I honestly can’t tell what is going on with him.

  7. 8sourcandy permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:22 pm

    I liked the cane across his shoulders with dangling arm followed by the ass squat, best. I was also quite impressed with his snake handling skills. His outfit was smoking hot. I liked the set very much and the dancers were very sexy. Yes, this should have been the performance on Sunday. Oh, well. At least we have video!

    Thanks for the link. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sherena permalink
      November 24, 2009 9:43 pm

      I liked the part where everyone bowed down ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. lauren722 permalink
    November 24, 2009 8:54 pm

    8sourcandy, Sherena, Lamberkitten!!!!!!!!!!!! *Flails*
    http://www.adamofficial.com/us/news/your-entertainment-official-music-video

    Everything the AMAs could have and should have been! BRB playing on repeat!

    • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
      November 24, 2009 9:17 pm

      I like the music video. And you’re right Lauren, if the AMAs was performed with this choreography it would’ve left a better impression.

    • November 26, 2009 11:14 am

      Thanks Lauren, had seen it and yep – awesome! I didnt mind the AMA porn but the simpler choreography for Adam in the vid certainly would have worked better and he couldve concentrated on the vocal more. Ah well, you live an learn hey?

  9. spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
    November 24, 2009 8:48 pm

    UsMagazine.com wrote:
    Tuesday โ€“ November 24, 2009 โ€“ 4:39pm

    American Idol alums are split when it comes to Adam Lambert’s racy performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

    But season 3’s Jon Peter Lewis says Lambert shouldn’t be calling his performance art. “All this nonsense about Adam Lambert’s whole project being art is bogus,” he told Us. “That idea is absurd. It’s like calling Thomas Kinkade art. What a sham.”</quote.

    The voice of reason.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      November 24, 2009 9:02 pm

      To which I say…WHO THE HELL IS JON PETER LEWIS, Clay Aiken’s bitch?

      • lauren722 permalink
        November 24, 2009 9:04 pm

        Yes, yes he is. Now go watch music video and flail with me!

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 24, 2009 9:37 pm

      That’s one of the greatest things I’ve ever heard. THOMAS KINKADE REFERENCE!!! YESSSSSSS

      • Mithra permalink
        November 25, 2009 1:44 am

        Adam is Hot Topic and any other faux rawker shop mall store, so it goes well with Kinkade, although I think he’d prefer to be associated with a Dali print with a fake signature… In fact, nothing could be more American Idol. It’s like the stick figure Santas and “vintage” machine made “Americana” imported from Indonesia and China. Adam is just the shop three doors down.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 25, 2009 6:44 pm

        Your favorite drunk.

        I bet you have his crap all over your house.

  10. spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
    November 24, 2009 8:47 pm

    Just the fact that Lambert is hanging out with Perez Hilton also irks. They are both fame whores.

    I knew people would fall for all the drama. Most people are idiots and suckers.

    Most people like FREAK shows and Lambert is a freak show. Look at Britney Spearks.

    Adam Lambert = Britney Spears x 100

    That is why I am surprised my people like him. I guess there are a lot of foolish people in the world.

  11. kimberly permalink
    November 24, 2009 6:55 pm

    Perez Hilton, douchebag, seems to be putting down Kris Allen in his defense of Adam Lambert. I guess Kris represents all those Christian homophobes who are calling in to ABC. Says Adam’s debut is going to outsell Kris’s. Maybe it will, Kris’s #s are going to go down as the lowest debut album of an American Idol winner ever. The HDD total comes in at about 85,000 units sold.

    I get pissed off at the fact that this kid has been used and abused by both the extreme left and right. He’s just a guy who wants to make music, music I like.

    KIIS – Seacrest’s station added Adam’s new song WWFM. The machinations of making Adam Lambert a STAR sucks. It amazes me how much this is pissing me off. Exploitation is ugly.

    • lauren722 permalink
      November 24, 2009 7:44 pm

      Don’t we remember a time when Perez and Adam weren’t bffls? Perez, is Adam gay enough for you now? I guess that’s it. I bet if he actually does a calm, lyrical performance tomorrow, Perez will take back all his “kind” words.
      And since when do we need to put Kris down to make Adam succeed? They don’t want a competition, so why make it one? They would be ecstatic if they both have huge record sales, dominate the charts, and put out plenty of records. They don’t want the other to fail. And that is the beauty of Kradam.

      In short: Perez is a douche.

      • Sherena permalink
        November 24, 2009 8:21 pm

        Perez is an opportunist.

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 24, 2009 7:55 pm

      I really, really like Whataya Want From Me.

      But I hate Perez Hilton. And frankly, Lambert associating himself with Hilton makes me like him less. And there is no damn reason to drag Kris Allen into this whatsoever.

      • Sherena permalink
        November 24, 2009 8:22 pm

        You either associate yourself with Perez Hilton when he wants you to or he makes himself your enemy, which no budding artist can really afford. I doubt Gaga and Katy really love him all that much either, but that’s the game you gotta play.

      • Sherena permalink
        November 24, 2009 8:23 pm

        I was indifferent to Whataya Want From Me when I first heard it but it’s growing on me.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 24, 2009 8:33 pm

        Perez Hilton is a douche bag, but is showing an act of gay solidarity by standing by Adam. Or, he’s tying to bed him down, he is a douche bag after all.

        Glad you “really, really like ‘Whataya Want From Me.’ “

        • lauren722 permalink
          November 24, 2009 8:46 pm

          Gay solidarity? I think he just wants to get laid. I mean come on, he’s a douche.

        • TopIdol permalink
          November 24, 2009 9:38 pm

          The gays don’t even want Perez Hilton. I wonder if Perez has ever had sex he didn’t have to pay for.

          • lauren722 permalink
            November 24, 2009 9:43 pm

            Probably not. I bet the prostitutes charge him a higher price too for the trauma they have to go through.

      • lauren722 permalink
        November 24, 2009 8:41 pm

        Yay! TopIdol likes an Adam song! I really love that one too ๐Ÿ™‚
        I think Adam is probably just being polite. No reason to create a fight when the guy is finally being nice to him.
        That being said, Perez Hilton is a douche and Adam will definitely choose Kris over him if the occasion arises. Because really, who wouldn’t pick Kris?

  12. deez permalink
    November 24, 2009 3:41 pm

    I had problems with his performance (still do, not gonna lie), but it’s working out for him, so what do I know? All this controversy…the supposed “discrimination”, attack kissing, simulated BJ, cancellation, all the entertainment shows, magazines, newspapers…it’s everywhere…HE’S everywhere. Apparently his album is outselling hotcakes (even Eggo waffles). I thought he’d pretty much thrown his career in the toilet. Looks as if I was wrong. He may be a genius.

    • Correction permalink
      November 24, 2009 3:57 pm

      Because he is obnoxious and has extremely poor taste, not because it’s good music. He may get hype and sell records this time because of his disgusting display on national TV, but I don’t think it will last. I said it that night, and I’ll say it again – all the wrong attention for all the wrong reasons. It makes me ill he is rewarded for being vulgar. Howard Stern anyone?

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 24, 2009 5:16 pm

      From Broadway World:

      Sucks that this was canceled, but I’m happy for his fans that will still be able to see him on another show tomorrow. Controversial or not, the guy has talent and is in demand. Not all bad news, it’s wonderful for the Clay Aiken fans who post on a board called “Chexxxy’s Place”. They’re banding together to try and take Adam down. They’ve been sending emails to GMA the last few days telling them how wrong they are for allowing Adam to perform. They are now sending emails to the Today show, hoping it will get him canceled there too. Fear not though, all of Clay Aiken’s fans are not as crazy, OTT, or loony as this bunch!!!

      • lauren722 permalink
        November 24, 2009 5:18 pm

        Haha so true! We will prevail! Shame on you ABC! But really, I actually do consider it ridiculous to cancel a show that he has been on before and acted perfectly innocent on.

        • TopIdol permalink
          November 24, 2009 5:29 pm

          Blame ABC’s parent company Disney. I guess he’s just too high-risk for them to have on when kids might be watching?

          Curious about what The Early Show’s ratings may be tomorrow. You know there will be people tuning in just to see what he decides to molest so early in the morning. Hell, it’s almost Thanksgiving and there are a bunch of turkeys who need stuffing.

          • lauren722 permalink
            November 24, 2009 5:43 pm

            Again, he was an angel the first (and now probably only) time he was on GMA. I can’t imagine him doing anything that shocking on a morning show.
            Ok, that is not a good mental image!

      • erinnthered permalink
        November 24, 2009 6:14 pm

        Yeah, right. Clay fans now?! I’m waiting for someone to say Adam ate a Twinkie before he went on stage.

        He’s the one who said that he couldn’t control himself on stage when the adrenaline takes over. Seriously, someone please shut him up!

      • wow permalink
        November 24, 2009 8:00 pm

        LOL! A small group of 40-50 Claymates have the power to disrupt the programming of a huge Nationally televised show?! Give me a break. The only loon is the OP. ( btw, the OP also messed up which TV show that Adam is going to be on Wednesday. It’s the Early Show not the Today show. )

    • Burgundy LaRue permalink
      November 24, 2009 6:41 pm

      It may work for him now, but he better back up all this hoopla with some solid performances or non-Idol followers are just going to think he’s some celebutante best to be ignored. Don’t venture into Paris Hilton territory, man.

  13. kimberly permalink
    November 24, 2009 1:51 pm

    Lost internet, sorry. If the guy doesn’t give a flying f*ck then neither do I. I just don’t like seeing someone smaller being overpowered, even if in the end they don’t mind.

    I can’t help but think Adam Lambert has some deep-seated sexual issues. I wonder how things were for him in the beginning — innocent kid in Hollywood … there’s always truth in old themes.

  14. kimberly permalink
    November 24, 2009 1:41 pm

    The problem I had with the kiss was it took the guy by surprise and it came across to me as a violation. Adam is a big guy, forceful, and maybe just for a nano second the smaller guy might have felt threatened. Fight or flight. Plus by that point, I think Adam was pissed and it came out in the kiss, aggressive, angry. The kiss didn’t look planned. Adam is his employer. In a normal workplace this would never fly, especially if it was a woman. The guy is straight and Adam said something asinine like rock ‘n roll is like a prostitute … again, Adam where is the rock ‘n roll? I guess he means the guy is open to anything in the name of rock ‘n roll.

    If the guy

    • lauren722 permalink
      November 24, 2009 2:03 pm

      That was my issue too. If it had been planned nobody should care but…what if the guy really didn’t ant the kiss to happen but just went along with as to not ruin the performance? That would make me lose a lot of respect for Adam. But I’m not going to make any assumptions until I hear a statement from Tommy. Maybe Adam knew that for some reason he’d be cool with it?

  15. freedavidcook permalink
    November 24, 2009 1:27 pm

    “Why donโ€™t we just nail him to a cross and set him on fire for failing to live up to our expectations?”

    Because that type of faggot doesn’t burn well. And, well, he’d just be stinking up the place.

    Did you hear that GMA just canceled his performance for tomorrow morning for fear he’d hump some other dude’s face on the show?

    • on the edge permalink
      November 24, 2009 1:30 pm

      Yep, and immediately got rebooked on the CBS Early Show. Now all the Sparklecows are trending “Shame on ABC” and saying they always liked CBS better anyway. Bitch, please…

    • wnb permalink
      November 25, 2009 2:04 am

      “Because that type of faggot doesnโ€™t burn well. And, well, heโ€™d just be stinking up the place.”

      This is offensive. No need for name-calling. You seem like such a class act, “freedavidcook”. Although I do agree with you that David needs to be freed. So sad.

  16. 8sourcandy permalink
    November 24, 2009 10:19 am

    Why don’t we just nail him to a cross and set him on fire for failing to live up to our expectations?

    • spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
      November 24, 2009 11:51 am

      Why waste good wood?

    • lauren722 permalink
      November 24, 2009 1:25 pm

      Uh, that doesn’t usually work so well…

  17. spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
    November 24, 2009 5:15 am

    Have you noticed that Adam doesn’t have a “personality”? Sure he puts on “shows”, but he doesn’t seem to have a personalty.

    His tweets are boring, mundane and always full of ass kissing and name dropper…AND EXCUSES.

    There is no “there” there. He is just a plain Fame Whore and appears to be very plastic.

    Even Michael Sarver has more of personalty than Adam.

    Adam’s personalty seems contrived and fake.

    • spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
      November 24, 2009 5:21 am

      Even his follow idol contestants joke and have fun with each other, but Adam seems to be kinda stuck up and thinks his shit doesn’t stink.

      The others tweet jokes and jabs with each other, but very seldom with Adam.

      Even other Idol contestant who appeared on Idol talk to each other and people from different Idol seasons, but very few mention Adam. It is not jealousy because many times Cook will give a shout out to Carrie, and Jason, Alex Truggman and Cook will give a shout to Kris Allen. We know they have all met on the show when they return to perform…so why so “meh” towards Adam?

      Just an observation.

      • spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
        November 24, 2009 5:28 am

        Adam reminds me of a “Pageant child”. You know one of those bratty little children raised to be “little Miss Perfect”…but now-a-days “edgy” is the new “trendy”.

        I have met many at the Gay bars…they are all a big ACT.

        • Sherena permalink
          November 24, 2009 6:43 am

          “the Gay bars”? “the”? and capitalized “Gay”? Lol..ok then

          • spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
            November 24, 2009 7:28 am

            That’s right “at the Gay bars” bitch. I guess you are not Gay, but you certainly are a fag hag.

            • November 24, 2009 5:27 pm

              All the AI contestants seemed to love Adam, Sarver was converted and has twittered saying he changed his opinion because of Adam – Kris actually said that he “loved” Adam. Just today Kris tweeted congratulations to Adam on his album and for folks to go and buy it. People stop making assumptions where there is no proof. I could easily say that those who dont praise Adam are gay, jealous or haters but do you know what? I have no proof of that so I won’t say it. Keep spinning.

            • Sherena permalink
              November 24, 2009 8:20 pm

              And you’re clearly a crude, hateful little person. Sorry about your life.

  18. wino permalink
    November 24, 2009 3:18 am

    I highly doubt adam will learn anything from this lesson if his reaction is to (quickly) play the “gay discrimination” card and deem the BJ/FingerBanging action an artistic expression. Riiiiight. News flash to adam: nobody gives a hoot about the kiss…its the other stuff that was innappropriate for this particular performance and as a result is getting blurred during rebroadcast. MTV does not equal ABC. Madonna/Britney’s kiss does not equal you thrusting your crotch in a guy’s open mouth. He’s a smart guy, he knows this and yet he is choosing to play dumb. Thats what bothers me…he’s full of shyt. If he doesnt realize his errors, then he’ll continue to think the world is full of prudes and he’s the only original,cool one. That is a recipe for disaster. Hey, maybe for a Holiday TV Special, he can fk an elf on top of the Rockefeller Tree and then light the place on fire. Edgy.

    • wnb permalink
      November 25, 2009 1:57 am

      “News flash to adam: nobody gives a hoot about the kissโ€ฆits the other stuff that was innappropriate for this particular performance and as a result is getting blurred during rebroadcast. ”

      I read that ABC knew about everything except the kiss. It had come up in rehearsals before and they were fully aware. Which is why they probably advertised the performance as “outrageous”. And which is why Adam talked about the kiss. Double standards much?

  19. Smartie permalink
    November 24, 2009 1:44 am

    Fat poser fell on his face. HAA HAA.

    FAIL

    • Sherena permalink
      November 24, 2009 1:47 am

      He saved it through ninja roll.

      SUCCESS!

      • spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
        November 24, 2009 5:11 am

        More like a “belly flop”.

        FAIL and flop.

  20. 8sourcandy permalink
    November 24, 2009 12:35 am

    Top Idol

    Thank you for those lovely photos from last night. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Sherena permalink
    November 23, 2009 11:23 pm

    At least he admits it was pitchy. One of my friends watched it and told me his voice was terrible. That made me sad…

    Also I’m hearing that Susan Boyle will top Rihanna and Adam on the charts easily (Gaga too, I think) and all I can say is LOL omg I so, so called it from the very beginning. I feel so vindicated. But I hope Adam does well–crossing my fingers for Top 3. I want him to succeed so badly.

  22. kimberly permalink
    November 23, 2009 11:08 pm

    Adam has no problem exploiting his gayness. It has helped his career more than hurt it up to this point. He would never have gotten the cover of Rolling Stone, Details, EW, and so on, if he was merely a straight male with a good voice. During American Idol, he was viewed by many as a victim, a martyr, a thorn in Middle America’s homophobic side, a gay rights champion, a role model for misfit children, a rule breaker, a boundary pusher, the reincarnation of Mercury and Elvis, a gay rock god. And so began the hype and he began to believe it and he began to use it.

    The media, such as, Rolling Stone, have dug themselves into a hole. They can’t do a 180 now, they’ll lose credibility, but of course, the joke is they all ready have to many of their readership. ROCK GOD? Really, Rolling Stone? Really? From day one, I felt they’d eventually realize they were backing the wrong horse. Adam Lambert belongs in the rock/pop world as much as Sam Harris did, which in my opinion is, not at all. Adam is playing a role, but the act is wearing thin. It lacks authenticity and unfortunately he’s unraveling on the world’s stage.

    He doesn’t make it easy to care one way or the other with his snide remarks. It’s not that deep is getting old. Someone said to own it. I agree; take responsiblity for it whether you fall on your face or fly. Don’t make excuses. No one has been given the opportunities at this stage that Adam Lambert has been given and I bet there’s quite a few in the industry that resent the hell out of that.

    Rather than trying to impress his peers, namely GAGA, he should try impressing his fans, the people who got him this far. Bottom line, Lady Gaga is in it for herself — it’s the name of the game. Art or no art it ultimately comes down to who is #1 on the Billboard charts.

    I agree this has become a train wreck. It’s hard to look away.

  23. d. b. cooper permalink
    November 23, 2009 10:38 pm

    For his next live network performance: Anal sex and fisting!!!

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 23, 2009 10:40 pm

      I hope Paul Shaffer ate lightly before doing to work today.

      • d. b. cooper permalink
        November 24, 2009 12:24 pm

        Are you kidding? This is the man who wrote “It’s Raining Men”, I think he’s down.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      November 23, 2009 10:49 pm

      When is that? What channel? I need to TiVo it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • TopIdol permalink
        November 23, 2009 10:56 pm

        CBS @ 11:30 EST

        Ha. Today I got on the T after work and there was a brand new People magazine sitting next to where I sat down. I swiped it. And looked at those photos. WRONG WRONG WRONG.

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          November 23, 2009 11:20 pm

          I have the magazine by on my night table. Every time I look at it and then look at your Avitar, I crack up. That cat has a “fuck you” expression that just make me laugh.

          • TopIdol permalink
            November 23, 2009 11:32 pm

            That cat is named Oskar. And Oskar is a badassmuthafucka.

            Image and video hosting by TinyPic

            • deez permalink
              November 24, 2009 12:42 am

              Oskar is pretty much a dead ringer for my cat.
              I think Porky may have a couple of pounds on Oskar, though.

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              November 24, 2009 1:41 am

              He is beautiful.

            • SarahBeth permalink
              November 24, 2009 12:54 pm

              *ahem* Oskar is a bad ass motherfucker.

              He is also the most adorable and cuddly cat, ever.

            • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
              November 24, 2009 1:20 pm

              I would like to introduce Oskar to my cat Bobo. She gets really nervous around strangers though. A real pussy, you might say.

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          November 24, 2009 1:31 am

          Wednesday night is the airing.

    • wino permalink
      November 24, 2009 3:00 am

      ha, can we toss in a gang bang to close off the set?

    • freedavidcook permalink
      November 24, 2009 1:10 pm

      Madam should make this is next live performance if he’s going for gay shock – http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/391094 (Warning!! Definitely not safe for work or life without eyebleach! Cartoon anal sex)

      • lauren722 permalink
        November 24, 2009 1:34 pm

        Why would you post such a thing? I will never get those images out of my head!

  24. 8sourcandy permalink
    November 23, 2009 10:01 pm

    Kris is probably thinking “damn, I’m glad he didn’t choke during ‘We are The Champions’ or I would have gotten the tongue lunge.”

    or he thought “damn, why couldn’t he choke during ‘We are The Champions’ so I could have gotten the tongue lunge?” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • lauren722 permalink
      November 23, 2009 10:05 pm

      Second one!!!!! Guess what? They are laready starting Adommy. I have even seen a couple references to Kradommy. I will stick to my nice normal Kradam fantasies thank you very much.
      (Sidenote: I just realized I have no problem with Adam kissing a straight married dude when the dude is Kris, otherwise I think he should control himself. I mean really, I wouldn’t want someone of a gender I don’t prefer to start making out with me on TV.)

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 23, 2009 10:16 pm

        Adam should write a book called “KISS OFF” and the whole book could be him kissing all kinds of beautiful people. Especially, the outside of the mouth tongue tease thing that he does, I like that one best. The proceeds can go to charity.

        • lauren722 permalink
          November 23, 2009 10:22 pm

          Pahahahaha! You should tweet him the idea!

        • TopIdol permalink
          November 23, 2009 10:38 pm

          You guys are tarding!

          • 8sourcandy permalink
            November 23, 2009 10:48 pm

            How Fabio=lous of you to join us! ๐Ÿ™‚

            That’s my new favorite word.

          • lauren722 permalink
            November 23, 2009 11:44 pm

            Why yes, yes we are! I enjoyed the basically entire hour that it was just a back and forth Adam discussion between 8sourcandy and I!

  25. lauren722 permalink
    November 23, 2009 9:40 pm

    …Glambert twitter just told me…not only is Tommy straight, but the dude’s married. I seriously hope that was all planned because it is not cool to randomly makeout with a married guy who is not Kris Allen! That is their rationale for why this is acceptable btw. I shall quote. “Who cares if Tommy’s married? So is Kris!”

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      November 23, 2009 9:52 pm

      I’ll tell ya, I thinking of marring some short skinny hot dude, that I can attract Adam with, just for the potential three-way action. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I AM KIDDING. I DON’T LIKE SHORT DUDES!

      • lauren722 permalink
        November 23, 2009 9:55 pm

        Heyyyyy!!! Don’t hate on shorties ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
        Sounds like a plan! I call a challenge to see who can find the shortest, skinniest, hottest dude to tempt Adam with ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          November 23, 2009 10:19 pm

          I’m 5’11’ in shoes. That’s why.

          • lauren722 permalink
            November 23, 2009 10:23 pm

            I’m 5 ft 2 and not growing ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              November 23, 2009 10:46 pm

              Then get higher shoes. Fashion fixes everything.

            • lauren722 permalink
              November 24, 2009 12:00 am

              haha I just saw that! I enjoy high platform boots very much ๐Ÿ™‚

    • sosad permalink
      November 23, 2009 10:06 pm

      Adam said that the kiss was totally spontaneous. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • lauren722 permalink
        November 23, 2009 10:14 pm

        I’m hoping he was lying.

        • sosad permalink
          November 23, 2009 10:21 pm

          nope. it was in an interview after the show. the crotch-face was also spontaneous. i’ll try to find the vid.

        • sosad permalink
          November 23, 2009 10:27 pm

          Here is the part of the interview about the kiss lauren:

          “To that end, Lambert insisted he didnโ€™t put all that much thought into the possible repercussions of such a risquรฉ performance. โ€œI think I did that early on Idol, where I was careful and thought about things a lot,โ€ he explained. โ€œBut when it comes to being a live performer, thinking is the biggest enemy. Itโ€™s about trying to be in the moment as much as possible.โ€ As for how bass player and keyboardist Tommy Joe Ratliff, whoโ€™s been playing with Lambert all of three weeks, got roped into a nationally televised lip-lock? Easy, he didnโ€™t know it was coming. โ€œHe just believes in the spirit of rock & roll, as do I,โ€ said Lambert. โ€œHeโ€™s a really cool open guy. Thereโ€™s a quote from the movie Velvet Goldmine that we both get a kick out of: โ€˜Rock & roll is a prostitute โ€” it should be tarted up.โ€™ He believes in that the same way I do.โ€

          Here is the link to the whole article:
          http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/11/23/adam-lambert-breaks-down-amas-controversy-as-stars-react-to-his-wild-night/

          • 8sourcandy permalink
            November 23, 2009 10:53 pm

            “Rock & roll is a prostitute โ€” it should be tarted up.”

            There’s my ass tattoo, right there!

  26. 8sourcandy permalink
    November 23, 2009 9:39 pm

    Best review of the night was from my mom:

    “It was shit. I waited all night to see him grab crotches and kiss some GIRL, why the hell didn’t he just sing? And that GaGa, what the hell was that?”

    She has no idea he kissed a guy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love my mom.

    • lauren722 permalink
      November 23, 2009 9:44 pm

      Haha my mom was not sure of the gender. I have not informed her that he is a he yet and I don’t think I will. Do you think your mom’s brain will implode if you tell her?
      Haha btw I told my conservative homophobic friend that Adam had a crazy performance. Her response: What did he do, pretend to have sex on stage? Makeout with a guy?” I nodded to both and her jaw dropped ๐Ÿ™‚ I love frightening her.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 23, 2009 9:50 pm

        My mom’s gay. I told her it was a guy. She laughed and said good.

  27. 8sourcandy permalink
    November 23, 2009 7:22 pm

    FUCK! *opportunity

    • lauren722 permalink
      November 23, 2009 7:26 pm

      It’s ok. Typos happen ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. lauren722 permalink
    November 23, 2009 5:36 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/notes/adam-lambert/for-your-entertainment-finally-here/182489864020

    Some of these comments are pretty harsh. Adam definitely lost a bunch of fans ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      November 23, 2009 7:21 pm

      Do you know what Americans love more than knocking people off pedistals? Giving them the opportuniyty to redeem themselves. It’s our way.

      Ask Whitney.

      • lauren722 permalink
        November 23, 2009 7:23 pm

        Let’s hope so! Honestly, I didn’t think the performance was all that bad. Vocals certainly weren’t what I was expecting but I still enjoyed it.

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          November 23, 2009 7:29 pm

          He’ll be ok.

          • lauren722 permalink
            November 23, 2009 7:31 pm

            I don’t posses your optimism 8sourcandy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              November 23, 2009 7:48 pm

              That’s because you’re young. When you get older you will see things with a broader perspective. He has something special. There is too much frenzy, too much hype. Once it dissipates a bit he will emerge stronger and prettier than ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

              He needs this lesson. We all have had moments in our careers when we’ve gotten shot down. I screwed up this big job once (typo) and was mortified. The error was dicovered just as they were announcing me at the unvailing. I wanted the stage to swallow me up. Shit happens. You dust yourself off and move on. It makes you stonger and more compassionate. People who never try to achieve great things are are the failures not those that try and fail. That’s because you’re young. When you get older you will see things with a broader perspective. He has something special. There is too much frenzy, too much hype. Once it dissipates a bit he will emerge stronger and prettier than ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

              He needs this lesson. We all have had moments in our careers when we’ve gotten shot down. I screwed up this big job once (typo) and was mortified. The error was discovered just as they were announcing me at the unveiling. I wanted the stage to swallow me up. Shit happens. You dust yourself off and move on. It makes you stronger and more compassionate. People who never try to achieve great things are the failures not those that try and fail.

            • lauren722 permalink
              November 23, 2009 8:39 pm

              Awwwww. I think the double post makes it doubles as inspiring ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Steph permalink
      November 23, 2009 8:18 pm

      It was bound to happen. Although I don’t know how many new ones he garnered last night either to be honest.

      The more I think about him comparing himself to Britney, Christina, Madonna, the more I don’t see it. They all played the game before they broke the boundaries, and that being his first run out at being something was a bit of something to swallow for most.

      Madonna started with the clean “Holiday”, Britney with “Baby one more time” Christina with “Genie in the Bottle”

      They brought on the SEXY later on. And I want to stress that. They were sexual, and not simulating sex. I suppose it is a fine line. Except maybe Madonna, Madonna had her moments.

      Unless Adam considers his stint on American Idol playing the game and now he felt it was time to let the world see he was done playing by the rules.

      It’s more or less the fact that he purposely did it to get a rise that pisses me off. It wasn’t meant to be meaningful. It was meant to piss people off and get them talking. But maybe it was too much too soon. Some people are only fans of American Idol. Some people don’t even know who the hell you are, and you leave them with that memory.

      Job done Adam.

      Next time can you sing a little better?

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 23, 2009 9:45 pm

        I think he was rebelling against everything that has been happening. Everyone pulling at him. telling him do this, do that. He just found himself on that stage, probably nervous as hell, started to choke, got angry with himself, felt the control slip and bam. Tongue therapy.

        • lauren722 permalink
          November 23, 2009 9:53 pm

          Tongue therapy…nice way to put it! Some glamberts are calling it face rape. Haha they consider this to be a complementary term :). I will never understand the others in the fanbases I am a part of.

          • 8sourcandy permalink
            November 23, 2009 10:07 pm

            HOT by any other name still tastes as sweet.

            • lauren722 permalink
              November 23, 2009 10:16 pm

              Hahahaha! Shakespeare reference! And yes, I agree. I would totally put a close-up as my wallpaper but I think my parents would take me to the psych ward. Pshhh an obsession with gay men is totally normal!

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 23, 2009 10:09 pm

        Next time he better sing a lot better.

  29. lauren722 permalink
    November 23, 2009 5:20 pm

    Let’s see. Did my avatar work?

    • lauren722 permalink
      November 23, 2009 5:20 pm

      Noooooo!!!!!!

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      November 23, 2009 6:08 pm

      I adore your Avatar.

      • lauren722 permalink
        November 23, 2009 6:11 pm

        Why thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
        I am so happy right now. Soaked is my all time favorite song!!!!!!!!!!!!111111!!!!!!!

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          November 23, 2009 7:08 pm

          Have you listend to Rabbit Hole? see link above

          • Lauren permalink
            November 23, 2009 7:17 pm

            I have. I bought it and Master Plan on itunes because they didn’t come on my CD. They are both reeaalllyyyyy good. I agree that Down the Rabbit Hole should have been on the actual CD! Soaked is still my all-time fave though. After reading the lyrics, it just seems like such a powerful song.

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              November 23, 2009 7:34 pm

              It’s gorgeous. I love the cd, I was so not sure with the snippets but, honestly there are at least five songs that I am compelled to repeat over and over when they come on. Soaked is one of them.

              His performance on David Letterman will be “Whataya Want From Me.” I am looking forward to that.

              I tweeted him and told him to French kiss Letterman. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • lauren722 permalink
              November 23, 2009 8:38 pm

              I know what you mean. There are definitely about 5 or 6 that absolutely blow me away. I have found that I don’t even dislike Strut.
              I know ๐Ÿ™‚ That is one of my favorite songs!!!!!

              No!!!!! Don’t give him any ideas xD. If he face rapes Letterman I am blaming you ๐Ÿ˜› Lol!

  30. deez permalink
    November 23, 2009 4:03 pm

    He could’ve gotten away with the stuff he’s doing and saying if he’d waited at least a year. You don’t do this kind of thing when you’re unknown (No Glamberts, he is not an international supastah). To do this in front of established artists shows a lack of humility, dial it down a notch. (and I don’t mean the gay)

  31. auntieaimee permalink
    November 23, 2009 3:40 pm

    Does anybody know what’s the deal with his album? Did they really drop the price to 3.99?

      • erinnthered permalink
        November 23, 2009 3:53 pm

        You have got to be kidding me! It’s even the whole album! They usually cut tracks when they reduce the mp3 album. There’s loss leading, but this is just plain pandering. RCA is desperate for those numbers. They must be losing big on this guy!

        • Burgundy LaRue permalink
          November 23, 2009 4:20 pm

          Rihanna’s Rated R can be had for 3.99, too. It’s worth noting that both Adam and Rihanna have singles that haven’t set the charts on fire, so I think their record labels are doing whatever is necessary to move units.

          Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster and Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream appear to be at regular price. That indicates that they’re going to sell, regardless of price.

          So even if Adam sells at a good clip, it’s undercut by the decreased price.

          I think you can even download FYE for 99 cents with some coupon Amazon has. One day into his album release and Adam is already in the discount bin. *SMH*

  32. WooAmanda permalink
    November 23, 2009 3:40 pm

    I find it laughable than anybody could call me a prude because I despise Adam Lambert. These are obviously people who think his voice is omg!!!amazing and have no clue about anything else. Were they to maybe get to know me, they’d learn that I’m probably more liberal than they could ever hope to be. Just never fool yourself that because you get off on Adam Lambert fake fucking somebody on stage that your liberal.

    • sosad permalink
      November 23, 2009 3:59 pm

      People who are blind fans might say that about you of course.
      Anyone w/any taste would agree w/you that it was just a really bad musical performance, no matter what his sexual orientation is.
      The sexual innuendos only detracted from the show in this case, when they should have been used to enhance.
      Anyone who presented a show like that would not get my vote.

  33. sosad permalink
    November 23, 2009 3:37 pm

    Here is Lambert’s viewpoint on his performance:
    2009 American Music Awards: Adam Lambert Backstage – โ€˜Shock Is Funโ€™

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/_video_1178554

    Yeah, shock is fun.
    Adam’s performance really wasn’t actually.
    The diff between most of the “shocking artists moments” he quotes here are they weren’t on prime time tv during the hours of 7-10 pm. Most of them were on cable/MTV.
    Also, the singing was awful.
    Blaming it on the sound system is just lame.
    Kelly sounded awesome as did many others.
    Even Whitney hit more true notes than Lambert did, & she has obviously lost most of her range & power..
    Yes Wino, the whole thing came off as just really desperate & crass.

  34. November 23, 2009 3:22 pm

    Okay, so Adam Lambert just saved me some bucks. I think he is probably the quickest performer yet to become so obnoxious and… and… just what is a male Diva… oh on second thought Diva DOES fit Adam.
    This man has this incredible voice and I love to hear it but… well you know the bucks he is gong to save me?? I am not going to buy his music. This guy is nothing like the performer on American Idol, did coming out of the closet do that?

    • November 24, 2009 6:07 pm

      TARD WARNING! Ke, truly I am sorry for you, but I doubt you ever really got Adam. From when I saw him perform Ring of Fire on AI – and I promise I hadn’t watched it for years (flippantly channel hopping from here in the UK) I felt immediately the potential of Adam. Straight up I got up and googled his past performances. I am telling you there IS a market for his stuff. His AMA performance was only shocking to me because of the dire sound. The rest I could of only dreamt of. I want a performer to be unashamedly acting the part of an entertainer. Is that shallow or tasteless? I don’t expect him to thank me as a fan, or care about his audience – other than to provide them with an experience that they will either enjoy or be challenged by. Admittedly as a diehard fan I will only be upset with him if he kills my children or husband, other than that – go ahead Adam -make my day! It is just entertainment. Seriously, don’t let AMAs put you off the album. Despite what I said about letting him do anything bar killing my kids, I was really delighted with FYE, I promise if you skip this you are missing out on some awesome music.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 24, 2009 8:52 pm

        I agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Wino permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:53 pm

    I live in Los Angeles and they aired the kiss, along w. all the bump and grinding. The finger flip was the obvious omission. As stated by many of you, the issue was his voice. He was off key and the screeching at the end was a bit self indulgent. The kiss was so random (and yes, angry) that it came across as an un-natural part of the performance. You must earn your stripes in this industry and I feel he missed the point. Lady Gaga can back up a wildly choreographer performance which solid, at times, stellar vocals. Plus in the context of her song or dancing, her crazy makes sense. Sadly, Adam tried so hard to be a water cooler topic, he threw in every bad boy clichรฉ except the kitchen sink. One word to describe what I saw: desperate.

  36. deez permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:53 pm

    Oh, now apparently this wasn’t choreographed, it all happened in the moment. (from CNN)

    “Asked whether the sexual moves were rehearsed, Lambert said it was “in the moment.”

    “Part of what I love about being a live performer is that sometimes you just are in the moment and sometimes things just happen,” he said. “Adrenaline is a crazy, crazy, crazy feeling. Some of the things I love most about performing is when you’re up there and all of the sudden you just have these feelings, this rush that comes over you.”

    I don’t believe that for one second.

    • erinnthered permalink
      November 23, 2009 3:28 pm

      There goes any invitations to live performance shows. He really needs to learn when to shut up.

      • Sherena permalink
        November 24, 2009 12:03 am

        Looooool don’t think for a second that the AMAs aren’t loving the controversy. Live performance shows want viewers… here come the invitations!

  37. 8sourcandy permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:41 pm

    This drives me. Just heard this song and it is amazing. Why isn’t this on the all the CDs? It’s a bonus track. Why wasn’t this the first release???? Why? Why? Why?

    • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
      November 23, 2009 3:55 pm

      Oh 8sourcandy, I love your optimism!!

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 23, 2009 7:24 pm

        Thank you. Next to my charm, it’s my best quaility. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      November 23, 2009 11:55 pm

      Seriously, I’m not tarding. This song is great! No one else hear’s that? really?

      I can’t believe I’m alone in this. The sound is perfect for him. It typifies everything he said he wanted to achieve. The Glam sound, the retro-disco vibe, the funk-rock beat, omg!!!! it is so perfect. The lyrics—–amazing! Please, listen objectively I really hear something in this song. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 23, 2009 11:57 pm

        *hears

        • lauren722 permalink
          November 24, 2009 12:01 am

          Oh I hear it ๐Ÿ™‚
          but I assume you mean the people besides me…haha!

      • Sherena permalink
        November 24, 2009 12:02 am

        I think this song is great too! Do I count though? ๐Ÿ˜›

        • lauren722 permalink
          November 24, 2009 12:15 am

          I think so! I mean I just believe that i don’t count because I tarded for like 2 straight hours ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          November 24, 2009 1:09 am

          yes!

    • November 24, 2009 5:03 am

      I know. This track is insane – couldnt believe what my ipod was telling me yesterday. I think you can only get it from the De Luxe edition from itunes. The album has so many hits! Aaaaargh!!!

  38. Burgundy LaRue permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:36 pm

    I haven’t watched the performance for fear of second-hand embarrassment from which I may never recover, but I’ve looked at several still photos and from what I can tell, Adam’s performance was HAM-my (both as HAM = Hot Ass Mess and as a fattening pork product).

    I’m not surprised by much these days. Two guys kissing? Someone flippng off a camera? That’s no big deal. But simulating oral sex on broadcast TV? That’s too much. Not that I’m shocked by it, but it wasn’t needed. I’d be OK with it if Adam had been performing for MTV–that sort of thing is expected and appreciated in that context. But you’ve got to understand your audience. Take Lady Gaga. The bleeding dead puppet act she did for the VMAs was cool. But she knows that doing that for the AMAs–which is going to be watched by a more mainstream audience–wouldn’t work. So go for the break the glass for the piano trick. It makes an impact without offending anyone and making yourself look like an idiot.

    Adam is in deseperate need of a no-BS person on his team. Someone who will tell him that 95% of the stunts he’s pulling aren’t original, shocking, or interesting. Where’s the intelligence behind all this? What’s the motivation? If it’s just to be a famewhore, then fine. But if Adam is trying to build a real career where he won’t become the butt of jokes–and trust me, this will happen sooner than anyone realizes–then he needs to ‘pump the brakes’ and SLOW DOWN with all this nonsense. You can only be shocking for so long before everyone realizes that king is wearing no clothes. Put some substance with the music and FAST.

  39. Sierra permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:24 pm

    Honestly i think society needs to stop being so close minded. I mean many people have saw far worse…i can even go to the extent of saying that there are women singers that have done more vulgar scenes. Plus if you listen to his lyrics they are telling you what to expect…so you all cant say he didnt warn you….quit acting so surprised!
    I believe his vocals were a little pitching….he does need to focus on his voice because it is just as much about the singing as it is the performance but i didnt have anything against his performance except him falling…didnt know if that was on purpose or part of the act…it kinda confused me!
    but Adam is a great singer..he just needs to get use to fame and find his focus!

    • Wino permalink
      November 23, 2009 3:03 pm

      Lame, unoriginal, contrived, desperate, disappointing ….Disliking a performance that could be described with one or all of those words is not an example of being close minded. It is simply a matter of taste. In my opinion, he was trying too hard. The “look at me, look how shocking I am can be” act should be reserved for an aging, fading celeb, not a fresh, new guy on the scene. He doesn’t need to go “there”.

    • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
      November 23, 2009 3:20 pm

      I’m not sure if anyone has done something more overt on live network tv than simulating a BJ, but I agree that there are performers who have done a bunch of things for shock value. I still don’t find any of it interesting.

    • deez permalink
      November 23, 2009 3:25 pm

      It’s not that we are all shocked prudes. Yeah, we’ve seen worse. It’s that the performance was SOOOOO BAD, and he’s using homophobia as the excuse . WRONG. It was BAD, end of story. I am shocked by the sheer craptastrophe that was that performance, close-mindedness has zero to do with it.

      • Lauren permalink
        November 23, 2009 5:06 pm

        Maybe for you Deez, but threatening to censor the kiss definitely seems homophobic to me. If he had kissed a girl, they wouldn’t have even considered censorship.
        I don’t mind if people dislike it because they thought it was bad, but there are many people who have issues with 2 men kissing on television.

    • freedavidcook permalink
      November 23, 2009 5:03 pm

      That was terrible! He was very off key

  40. d. b. cooper permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:39 pm

    Just saw this on MJ’s.

    Hilarious.

    But what a terrible, un-gifted singer.

    • WooAmanda permalink
      November 23, 2009 2:02 pm

      Thank you for that. I think there’s a meme that because he can sing omg!notes that he’s gifted. I’ve never denied that he can hit notes only my cat in heat can hit. I just have never found that gifted.at.all. I want to like him. I am always for the underdog (wait, he wasn’t that) or the gay person (nope, didn’t decide to come out until he got the cover of the dubious RS), but honestly, his singing is something I so hate. I hate it for it utter lack of anything meaningful. It always sounds to me like someone who is selling shit on eBay…I have this and this and will combine shipping. There’s never been any feeling there for me. Ultimately it’s what you do with the notes and not the notes you can hit that impresses me. Adam Lambert is my poster child for everything that is wrong with music. It’s no wonder that even with that eleventy !!!!!1!!! voice he wasn’t ever famous.

      • d. b. cooper permalink
        November 23, 2009 2:20 pm

        Wow , this is exactly what I meant to convey when I wrote that little sentence. Glad to be understood:)

      • Wino permalink
        November 23, 2009 2:57 pm

        oh, snap. thank you WooAmanda

        • Burgundy LaRue permalink
          November 23, 2009 3:21 pm

          Some would say that Adam’s voice is an empty vessel–while pretty, it doesn’t have any emotional depth. Leona Lewis is a prime example of this idea. While Adam is nowhere near as boring as Leona, I can understand why some would find his singing uninspired.

          • November 24, 2009 5:03 pm

            Really about Leona? Her live performances have often pushed the “cry” button in me. I remember her sing “the first time ever I saw your face” on a UK programme dedicated to Divas. Wish could remember the full title of the programme. She is technically amazing but I too never really warmed to her, she just seems dull. But my emotional response to that performance was a revelation to me, I was sobbing by the end. Her singing pushes emotional buttons in me. Adam does that to me too – but with the added benefit that I love his personality. Who can really explain or judge whether right or wrong?

      • erinnthered permalink
        November 23, 2009 3:25 pm

        The funny thing is, one of my best friends has a music degree, and through him I know all these guys with voice and composition degrees. All of them have or have been professional singers and musicians. None of them like Adam as a singer. They all think he has terrible technique, and that even though he has a great range, he has no idea what to do with it.

        • November 24, 2009 5:13 pm

          Suspect theys jus jellus!:)

        • November 24, 2009 5:41 pm

          erinnthered, hey, I know a voice coach who teaches rock singers, Jaime Vendera – holds the world record for shattering glass with his voice, and writes popular books about it. Look at this post I did at AO. I had my name “outed” here the other day, now you can see what a real sparkle cow looks like too!:) The thread is an interesting story and is self explanatory:

          http://www.adamofficial.com/us/node/928222?page=1

  41. spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:34 pm

    Everything he touches turns to a train wreck.

    When he worked with Gene Simons – train wreck.

    When he worked with OUT magazine – train wreck.

    When he appeared on the AMAs – train wreck.

    train wreck, train wreck, train wreck – marsha, marsha, marsha.

  42. MEM permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:08 pm

    The only thing I can say is HAHA, a la Nelson Muntz.

  43. WooAmanda permalink
    November 23, 2009 12:48 pm

    How convenient is it that he can blame homophobia on his own fucking disaster? Seriously if crass was art, Debbie does Dallas would have been an Oscar winner. This performance still would have sucked…hard. I’m all for people doing whatever they want to do. I’m not all for it being shoved in my face. Disgusting on so many levels.

    • spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
      November 23, 2009 1:39 pm

      Wait first he said to OUT magazine he doesn’t want to be political or gay…now when things aren’t going his way it is because he wanted to be political and gay?

      HUH?

      I am Gay and I thought what he did was disgusting, not just because I am acting like a prude, because it was a disgusting mess.

      It was over-hyped and then it was a gaudy bowl of disgusting crap.

      DO.NOT.WANT.

      Plus I am sick of everyone acting like he is Jeebus and wiping his bottom. He didn’t even win the freaking show. If anyone should be getting the royal treatment is that Kris guy, not him. Since when do second place finishers get all this attention and hype?

      …and for what? crap?

      No thanks.

      • sossad permalink
        November 23, 2009 2:39 pm

        “Wait first he said to OUT magazine he doesnโ€™t want to be political or gayโ€ฆnow when things arenโ€™t going his way it is because he wanted to be political and gay?

        HUH?”

        exactly.

    • deez permalink
      November 23, 2009 1:42 pm

      I don’t get what he’s saying this morning. Britney and Madonna “got away with it”, so why is wrong that I did it? Geeze Adam, forget the kiss…you tripped, rolled across the floor, sang badly, flipped off the audience, it was a visual mess, and then you think the reason some people didn’t like it was b/c you kissed a guy?

      He is not coming off well. How much of this is an act? All his AI castmates loved the guy, so honestly…can he REALLY be that arrogant, or is he playing a part?

      • November 24, 2009 4:57 am

        I am not sure if Britney or Madonna were ever censored but if I remember the interview correctly Adam was responding to the fact that all the porno stuff might be edited out on some channels. Which does smack of double standards. I still think he is a awesome, it takes some courage to do what he did. He took a huge risk and I admire that – and after all the investment in him the only thing he can do is to brazen it out and see if it truly backfires or not.

  44. Kathy permalink
    November 23, 2009 12:42 pm

    yes deez…… if only HBD could screech off key and get a simulated bj then he could be a star too

  45. Kathy permalink
    November 23, 2009 12:41 pm

    Why did no camera flip to HBD’s reaction in the audience. I would have killed to see his face lol

  46. deez permalink
    November 23, 2009 12:23 pm

    Lol. Poor HBD. The Yahoo Music review this morning is blaming the boy for not selling the “live TV” joke. (a “Huh?” moment, as they term it…Damn… seriously people???) But they seem to be giving Adam the benefit of the doubt, leaving it up to “you” to decide whether the melisma was good or bad…and hardly mentioning the other mis-steps. OK ….after that, I don’t think anybody can convince me that something is NOT being gotten up to here.

  47. anonymous (I swear I'm not MAE!) permalink
    November 23, 2009 11:40 am

    Am I the only one that thought of the performance as more of a bi-sexual performance than gay? I mean, he was totally trying to finger the girl dancer…and it’s not like Adam himself was pretending to blow some dude… I don’t know, to me, it just came off as “hey, I’m a whore, I’ll try anything freaky with any gender”. Which is okay with me, I’ll gladly be his female dancer, just as long as he doesn’t sing, er, scream in my ear. He would def get punched in the pretty face.

  48. auntieaimee permalink
    November 23, 2009 11:37 am

    Talk about second-hand embarassment. He had a golden opportunity to expand his audience beyond the AI bubble and he blew it. Royally. I can’t believe he flipped off the audience hours before his debut album was set to drop. What was he thinking? Oh, dear.

  49. November 23, 2009 11:23 am

    As a cofounder of an arts organization (poets and writers) we had a “no censorship” policy EXCCEPT when presenting in public schools. This worked for us and allowed everybody plenty of other arenas to perform in any way they desired. The simulted blow job was out of place for the network (okay for MTV, etc.) Taken in context and theme of the song, it was entirely appropriate, just not for this show.

    I would have preferred one of his other songs that showcased his beautiful voice. I love him anyway no matter what. It is my hope that this doesn’t cause a loss of album sales. There are some really great songs people need to hear.

    Adam is Adam. We all knew that going in, especially after viewing “The Zodiac Show” videos. I would never want to see Adam totally squelched.

    • kneipho permalink
      November 24, 2009 12:53 am

      Loved this. As a former performer, myself, reading your post made me very happy indeed.

  50. November 23, 2009 11:17 am

    He’s such a fake. If you’re gonna be a fuckin weirdo then at least put some thought behind it. Lady Gaga is the weirdest bitch out there, but at least there is some art behind the stuff she does. I thought it was kinda epic when she broe the glass to get to the piano.

    There was no art behind Adam’s performance. He was just shoving his crotch in peoples’ faces for shock value and nothing more. I think he saw his performance starting to fall apart so he kissed that guy so people would focus more on that than his shitty performance.

    MTV, Rolling Stone and some other people are giving him good reviews. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. They have to be getting paid to say they liked that shit because it was horrible. You can’t convince me otherwise. It was a clusterfuck and his vocals were lackluster. I give credit where it is due, but it’s not due here. Sorry, Adam.

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 23, 2009 1:48 pm

      Rolling Stone will NEVER say a negative thing about Lambert because he gave them their best-selling issue of 2009. Plus, RS just continues to go downhill as far as music journalism goes.

      But I still think Lambert is more about fame than music/art. You can argue with me all you want. He wants to be talked about. And it’s ironic how he keeps saying he doesn’t want to be some gay poster boy, but then he publicly says censoring his performance would be discrimination. So what is it gonna be?

      • erinnthered permalink
        November 23, 2009 3:18 pm

        Exactly!

        I managed to catch a bunch of negative tweets to RS about their Adam loving, and the comment sections of the blogs and reviews I checked this morning are not filled with Glamberts anymore. I’m thinking the tide is turning. Can’t piss off the regular subscribers too much for the sake of a few rabid loonies.

      • November 23, 2009 5:09 pm

        Look at the review RS gave his album Top Idol. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t fan-fucking-tastic either.
        This is a stupid game he has to play. Stop the preaching. He won second place on a reality show that just finished it’s eighth season! The only second place finisher that has had decent success is Clay fucking Aiken. Adam knows what’s at stake given the history of Idol. I don’t blame him. If you’re not talked about, your album doesn’t sell (HBD: nice guy, good album, horrible sells). I don’t think he should be burned at the stake along with his career for one bad performance. Sorry, I’m not jumping on the hate bandwagon, just because everyone realized the perfect Adam Lambert can trip and fall on his ass sometimes.

        • Isidra permalink
          November 23, 2009 6:57 pm

          HBD’s sales are only horrible by Idol standards. A lot of new musicians would kill to have projected 85-90k in their first week.

          Heck, if Leona Lewis and One Republic’s projections are any indication a lot of established musicians would probably like those numbers too.

        • erinnthered permalink
          November 23, 2009 8:14 pm

          I think some of us have already begun to disliked him. It’s not like this is the EPIC FAIL he’s had, or the first time he acted like a shallow d-bag. This performance doesn’t exist in a vacuum. I’m not criticizing you for still liking him, but acting like this is his first miss-step seems a bit disingenuous.

          You don’t compare artists to sales from years past, you compare them to sales from that year. By this year’s standards, Kris doing fine. Not great by any means, but fine. If he weren’t, he wouldn’t have a top 20 HAC and Top 40 Pop song.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 23, 2009 10:38 pm

        I think Adam Lambert is Fabio-lous! What’s your problem? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • sossad permalink
      November 23, 2009 2:38 pm

      Hear-Hear!

  51. November 23, 2009 10:54 am

    WTF happened to him!! He has done a complete 180 from what I liked about him. That was just foul

  52. 8sourcandy permalink
    November 23, 2009 10:39 am

    Oh, and on a personal, self indulgent note: He is the best fucking kisser.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/23/american.music.awards/

    He is owning his shit and does make a very good point about there being a double standard. And, again, he is beautiful.

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 23, 2009 12:23 pm

      I have ZERO problem with him kissing a guy on stage. ZERO. I just think he should wait until he’s a bit more established to flip people off, rub his junk in someone’s face…I don’t know. And also with the show being on ABC and not MTV, for example…wonder if the FCC will say anything. You know there are always those asshats who claim they were psychologically damaged from watching that because they think they can get $$$.

      What I thought was the worst thing about the performance was his voice. It did not sound good last night. Not at all.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 23, 2009 1:56 pm

        I didn’t post yesterday because I had a dream that he fell off the stage. I thought it was a premonition that he would disappoint me. I was disappointed initially, but now Iโ€™m amused.

        His voice sucked. I cannot sugar coat that. It started off good then he lost itโ€”his nerves got the best of him. The beginning did have promise. I liked the Asian music and narrative, then, it fell flat. (My personal concept for the song from day one was a Geisha theme. He is a Geisha.) After the opening, a chorus of back up signers should have chimed in and belted out the lyrics in a powerful and aggressive way, allowing him to saunter about provocatively, pausing periodically for him to belt out a few lyrics that do showcase his voice. (I should really be consulted next time. :))

        As for the flipping off โ€”I missed it. I watched several times and keep missing it. I will watch again.

        I hesitate to get too preachy because after my rant over the cd cover, I have actually come to like it. I will go to my grave hating the fonts, but having seen the deluxe packaging (it came today) and I have to say I was wrong in my assessment of the art directorโ€™s skill set. It is quite beautiful. The photos are gorgeous and the lyrics are included. (Huge pet peeve when theyโ€™re not.)

        Adam is shocking. He makes me smile. He makes me nervous. He makes meโ€ฆ

        Iโ€™ll be back later for my come-up-ins.

        • freedavidcook permalink
          November 23, 2009 4:21 pm

          He was off key from the first note and there was no excuse for it. He even had an in ear monitor

        • November 24, 2009 4:30 am

          The flip wasnt picked up on TV. But I have seen the pics – it happened.

      • kneipho permalink
        November 23, 2009 2:11 pm

        You know, he sounded more or less the way I though he would after listening to the sound check on ABC, hearing Greenday (drowned out), and Carrie –yes, Carrie (I’m not saying she didn’t kick ass), so I wasn’t fazed. Also, everybody gives an off performace vocally now and again. It’s true. Well, it does. This was incredibily high profile, so sucks for him –but, again, it happens. BEP sucked. Rhianna, too. That surprised me. And, he handeled the fall really well, better than JLO. But you know what? He did exactly what I thought he would and I throughly enjoyed it. We all know he can SANG (whether “you” like the sound of his voice or not is a different matter). We know, he knows how to put on a top notch performance –but pissed off Barabra Walters? Strangely, I find that beautiful. Or maybe I’m just a hopeless tard. Yeah, that’s probly it. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • kneipho permalink
          November 23, 2009 2:14 pm

          Sorry for the typos. I’m tired and probably should’ve waited to post. Hope I made sense.

          • Lauren permalink
            November 23, 2009 4:58 pm

            You make more sense than the person screaming in all caps about how Adam does not need to be Gaga…at least that’s what I think they were saying. I completely agree with you on pretty much everything you said ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          November 23, 2009 6:05 pm

          If he pissed off Barbara (I buy my granny lube by the barrel) Walters, than this performance just topped my list of favorite things!

          • TopIdol permalink
            November 23, 2009 6:44 pm

            He pissed off Hasselbitch, which totally made me smile. I will give Lambert that, but that twat gets pissed off at anything. I cannot believe we are the same age. Frightening.

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              November 23, 2009 10:35 pm

              I do not refer to the person of which you speak because I pretended she died after the Rosie thing. I also pretended I tapped danced on her grave. Very cathartic.

              And it’s no accident that the name VIEW is not plural.

    • November 23, 2009 1:25 pm

      I am with you. The first watch was jaw-dropping, so much going on and the sound! WTF! No way am I shocked with the content, I loved all that – it is exactly what I want from Adam. Second watch helped to take it all in, just wished it had sounded better – the clip from rehearsals sounded awesome! I LOVE that song, it normally makes me want to dance – this just made me tense LOL. For consolation tho the album is nbr 7 on itunes now and deluxe version at nbr 11 – not bad really. He is on Letterman this week, can’t see him pulling any of these shenanigans there! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
        November 23, 2009 2:30 pm

        Thing is, established fans such as you and 8sourcandy will be more willing to give him a second chance because you’ve seen him do better many times before. Which is why you end up rewatching the performance on youtube and reassessing it. I read on MJ’s that a lot of the fans did that. Casual viewers who’ve never heard or seen him perform live before would be more likely to sit through that AMA performance once and make up their minds instantly. I doubt they’ll be clamouring to rewatch it or to find his other performances.

        • November 24, 2009 4:54 pm

          That is a good point. Fans who are used to Adam pulling off great performances will be disappointed. But what about people who never heard a thing from Adam Lambert before – if they are broad-minded regarding the sexual content, they could well be impressed. Not all the vocal was shoddy – there was enough to let people who hadnt heard him know that he has great talent there. Some anecodotal evidence suggests that this is true. Some people actually bought his album from the strength of that performance only and had never seen him before. Apples/oranges, horses for courses etc.

          • lauren722 permalink
            November 24, 2009 5:02 pm

            That’s pretty true actually. My friend watched it after seeing my facebook rant (even though I told her not to). The innocent little thing was horrified but admitted she did really like the song. She didn’t believe me when I said that his vocals are usually much better than that.

    • sosad permalink
      November 23, 2009 6:04 pm

      sorry the above post was in reply to 8sourcandy.

    • erinnthered permalink
      November 23, 2009 3:12 pm

      I seem to remember that as a kid, and I don’t remember anyone calling it vulgar or gross. Shocking and titillating, yes, but not vulgar or gross.

      Plus 80s Madonna >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Adam Lambert

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 23, 2009 10:30 pm

        I too was a kid, I remember her being called a whore.

    • freedavidcook permalink
      November 23, 2009 4:20 pm

      But Madonna had already had a couple of hit records and videos by that point. Madam was on the verge of his first release, a record with very curious timing. They almost never release new music on a Monday because of the way the Billboard charts run. Curiouser and curiouser. I think very soon that career of his is going to be DOA.

      • erinnthered permalink
        November 23, 2009 7:33 pm

        True, Like a Virgin was her first smash hit, but it wasn’t her first radio single, and by the time she did that performance, Like a Virgin was already huge. Plus, yeah, cable and an already racey reputation.

        Before that album cover, I’m not sure anyone thought this was who Adam wanted to be. He really has no self awareness at all. It looks like they released several artists early this week, so I don’t think that’s just Adam. The $3.99 on the full album thing? That’s total BS. Doesn’t look good at all.

        • TopIdol permalink
          November 23, 2009 7:58 pm

          Borderline was before Like a Virgin, on her self-titled debut, and it really wasn’t racy.

          • erinnthered permalink
            November 23, 2009 8:31 pm

            Holiday was also before Like a Virgin, and she’d already been around on the dance charts I’m pretty sure. She had a reputation because I remember it. I saw that live. I was a kid, my mother wasn’t sure she wanted me to see it because she knew it would be racy. Thankfully, I was at my grandmother’s that night. ๐Ÿ™‚

            I swear I’m not an 80s Madonna fantard, although I used to know a couple. Maybe that’s why I have some of this random information in my head. Ask me about Prince too. lol

            • TopIdol permalink
              November 23, 2009 10:36 pm

              And Prince didn’t sing Darling Nikki until Purple Rain.

          • Heather permalink
            November 24, 2009 2:35 pm

            Madonna’s first single on MTV was “Lucky Star”. She’s smart: it wasn’t racy by 1984 standards. I remember it like yesterday. She was wearing black leggings and a black sleeveless top, and a black doo-rag in her hair, with simple black shoes. She danced against a white cyc wall, lip synching “Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight”. There was nothing racy about it, just a wink and a nod for the camera, and her snapping gum, sucking a red lollipop, and flashing her belly button. The belly button was what did it: no artist had ever fetishized her own navel before, and I remember clearly the media was HOOKED. Britney also showed restraint on her first hit single. She was wearing a suggestive but not all-our whorish schoolgirl uniform with a short skirt, and looked cute in the basketball court scene, fully dressed in a sleeveless tank and sweatpants. This is the difference. Talented people show restraint when they first appear (remember Mariah’s fully-dressed, cute, blue jeans debut?). Scared people go the full gamut. Adam’s mistake was blowing his l–d too soon. Oh how he could have titillated! How he could have winked and been cute! There were so many ways, I wish I managed him!

            Adam blew it out of sheer insecurity, and once you show the full prize, instead of the tease, your career is over. I love my gays, but what you boys don’t understand about how we women hook men is this: the thing is the Tease. Many gay fellas lack mystery and restraint; women are born knowing how to preserve both. Straight men love mystery and to use their imagination to get their rocks off. Provide the hint, the mystery, the tease, and you will have audiences eating out of your hand. Adam Lambert forgot this, and I think he’s done.

            For REAL gay men working it onstage, look to JPop. Gackt is gay and would blow Adam out of a stadium. He knows how to do it right. So does the gay lead singer of Malice Mizer.

    • sosad permalink
      November 23, 2009 6:02 pm

      Sorry.
      Lambert is no where near the entertainer Madonna was @ this time, and her performance was on MTV/Cable, not prime time TV.

      People knew she was controversial already, Lambert hadn’t even released his album yet, or done anything close to this in any of his performances Idol or post-Idol yet. He is a newcomer. Not many people outside of the Lambert fandom know of his pre-Idol performances.

      Plus, his vocals were just horrendous. Blaming it on the sound system just does not fly.

      So you think it’s ok for Adam to shove someone’s face in his crotch & flip the bird to the viewers during a debut performance on prime time tv? Please tell us what other performer has done this during prime time. This should be interesting.

      I can’t believe how far people will go to justify this performance.

  53. 8sourcandy permalink
    November 23, 2009 8:48 am

    When I saw the FONTS I knew I was in trouble.

    I saw this with friends last night. My hands slipped up over my eyes shortly after the intro and remained there until that last note. I missed the kiss. I missed the vagina grab. I did watch it again, this morning at 6am. It wasn’t as bad as I first thought. I liked the intro a lot and the last string of notes. The middle was ill conceived. Overall it wasn’t good. The sound was awful. The choreography was weak. He should have used a headset mic. The kiss, which I expected, should have been sexier, less angry and more purposeful. The lack of color also contributed to a visually dull experience. Adam is talented. This sucked. He will do better next time. Right now he seems to be in spectacle mode.

    An open letter to Adam Lambert,
    Get your own creative team sweetheart. Hire Lee Cherry to stage your productions. You need an act. You need direction This is beyond your realm of expertise. Your management can’t help you with Avant Garde.

    On a happy note. GaGa was brilliant. Whitney redeemed herself. Kelly Clarkson, pitch perfect and still under the radar. And JLO sang a song about my boots.

  54. saskin permalink
    November 23, 2009 8:33 am

    I was not offended because of the BJ or the kiss. I was offended because he was shouting instead of singing.

    I also hope everyone realizes that this does not represent/misrepresent gays just like Madonna does not represent/misrepresent straight women. Lambert only represents himself. Who happens to be a bad singer/performer. That is Kara’s brilliance for you.

    • spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
      November 23, 2009 1:29 pm

      I was offended because he was terrible.

      • erinnthered permalink
        November 23, 2009 3:11 pm

        Me too! I was offended as a music fan. I love big performances, and even though this wasn’t GaGa’s best, it was good. Somehow, no matter what kind of craziness she’s perpetrating on stage, she still manages to make it about the music.

        This…was a desperate attempt to extend Adam’s 15 minutes, and nothing more.

        • Steph permalink
          November 23, 2009 6:17 pm

          I recently got into Gaga and I agree she’s a spectacle to watch, but the girl actually has talent to back it up.

          I totally feel it was an extension of Adam’s 15 minutes and I have a feeling those 15 minutes are probably going to be up now.

          I don’t sex is going to sell his album for him this time.

  55. WooAmanda permalink
    November 23, 2009 8:07 am

    So somehow I can’t respond to LeighKat’s questions (never underestimate the power of a computer for making you crazy). I know he’s said he doesn’t want to be the Gay Rights Posterchild. But when you go on American Idol and are the first and only omg!openly gay contestant, you right there set yourself up to be a poster child. I think being sensitive to what that means would serve him so much better than shoving sex in America’s face. That’s just never sexy. When you add the fact that his singing sucked, well it horrifies me that now those who didn’t watch AI but do watch the AMA’s (sorry I was watching the MLS Cup) think that he’s a poser who can’t sing and made it to where he did because he’s omg!gay.

    Repeat after me, gay isn’t about leashes, it’s not about blow jobs, it’s not about anal. Gay is never about the shock value (unless you’re a tranny and funny enough, not all trannies are gay and certainly not all looking for attention outside their little circle). I feel that he reduced it to this, and I kinda hate him for it. While he doesn’t want to be a poster child, in the end, he makes a perfect poster child for those who are hating gay people. Pisses me off? Yup!

  56. erinnthered permalink
    November 23, 2009 6:04 am

    I mentioned this on the other thread, but was I the only one who thought of Take Off With Us from All That Jazz?

    • erinnthered permalink
      November 23, 2009 6:10 am

      Oh, I just figured out what it was missing! That Randy Watson move where you drop the mic and give your best Jesus pose. That would have made it art.

      He was about as good as Sexual Chocolate tonight too.

  57. cimi permalink
    November 23, 2009 3:48 am

    The difference between Madonna and Britney kissing and Adam and another man kissing it that everyone knows that Brittny and Madonna are not lesbians. Everone knows that Adam is gay. makes a difference weather or not you want to grasp it or not.

    • Isidra permalink
      November 23, 2009 4:58 am

      The cable vs. network television difference is probably a bit bigger in this case.

  58. spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
    November 23, 2009 3:43 am

    I always suspected Adam for being a poser.

    Kelly, Daughtry, and Carrie appeared to be cool. They don’t have to “act”. Even Kris was cool when he presented.

    I think Adam is really coming off like a poser. I really don’t care for that. Just be normal, and yes I am Gay, and you can be just a cool Gay person and not be poser. You don’t have to throw around that your Gay…we already know that.

  59. spinningfasterandfastertoonowhere permalink
    November 23, 2009 3:38 am

    They censored it for the west coast….RATS.

    They are also pulling the vids off of Youtube.

    I thought it was ….hmmmm…kind of a messy.

    I think Adam is trying to hard.

  60. sosad permalink
    November 23, 2009 3:02 am

    Adam Lambert Says Censorship of American Music Awards Song Would Be โ€œDiscriminationโ€>
    http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/11/23/adam-lambert-says-censorship-of-american-music-awards-song-would-be-discrimination/

    He obviously did it for the shock value & doesn’t know how bad he sounded. He should watch a playback before speaking. Or maybe he thought it was a great performance?

    • erinnthered permalink
      November 23, 2009 6:02 am

      Yep. He wants to be on VH-1 reality shows instead of a top selling music artist. Good luck with that, Adam. At this rate, I think you’d fit right in.

      • Steph permalink
        November 23, 2009 7:11 am

        How would it have been censorship you douche? There is a thing called taste. There is a thing called a time and place. There is a thing such as that. I know people are saying Brit and Christina did it, but I don’t know, I don’t they ever pushed the line as far as he did. They were OTT sexual, but they weren’t simulating getting head or having sex on stage at any time…

        There’s a thing tho, Adam, you weren’t at Madonna, Britney, or Christina status yet, so maybe stop giving a big fuck you to those who don’t get it, becuase you’re album WILL FLOP. When you outsell Gaga and Rhianna then we can talk. When you move as many units as Britney and Christina did/do then you can be overtly sexual.

        But my god, get some people on board before you alienate them.

        • Steph permalink
          November 23, 2009 7:17 am

          ETA: The censorship of the kiss would have bothered me, I would have expected it, but not been happy because I found so little issue with that.

          I guess the Blow Job was edited out, and I’m sorry I don’t think that’s a bad call.

  61. Drew permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:50 am

    I’m glad he fell…Fuckin idiot.Of all the things he could have did tonight,He chose to show who he really is.A queer who screams to much.I hope this performance kills his career!Went way to far!!

    • Sherena permalink
      November 23, 2009 3:15 am

      Lol I think we already knew that he was a “queer who screams too much” js

      • Lauren permalink
        November 23, 2009 4:50 pm

        Haha Sherena. That reminds of the interview when he said he always liked playing dress-up when he was a kid and ran around and screamed a lot! Lol!
        There are less derogatory ways they could have said they did not like Adam performance IMO.

        • TopIdol permalink
          November 23, 2009 4:51 pm

          I really, really, really want La Pequena to do an Adam Lambert video.

          • erinnthered permalink
            November 23, 2009 7:26 pm

            Um…where did you find this? That’s….wow….

          • lauren722 permalink
            November 23, 2009 7:30 pm

            Oh, oh my. Knowing a minimal amount of Spanish only made that a scarier experience.

  62. deez permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:30 am

    Some Sparkle Cows now agree that there was NO WAY Adam could live up to the unfair hype and expectations. It was just TOO MUCH and maybe he was crushed by the pressure!!!!

    Really??? Who was it that started all this hype and OTT expectations anyway? HMMMMMM??

    • Sherena permalink
      November 23, 2009 3:14 am

      Simon Fuller

    • SBrown permalink
      November 23, 2009 11:35 am

      I disagree totally!! Adam’s handlers were advising to tone things down. All he would have had to to is sing something beautiful. This is ALL Adam’s fault. I was a huge fan until recently. I don’t care what his sexual preference is…it needs to stay at home, NOT on a stage. He is too much too soon. Just sing Adam or you are going to be a loser before you even begin.

  63. Verbally Dyslexic permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:30 am

    What.The.Fuck.

    That was shocking alright. Shockingly bad. He was having trouble with the vocals from the start and never recovered. And what was with the prolonged caterwaul at the end??? Unless he was parodying himself there, I don’t think he meant to sound that horrible. Nice recovery from the fall though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I kinda wish they had a reaction shot of HBD because you know that boy has no pokerface and the horror would’ve been written all over it.

    But seriously, I don’t see how the performance was sexy. Sexual, yes, but sexy, not at all. Hilarious though. Of course, the sparklecows are probably not done spasming while watching the performance on repeat.

    All in all, I was entertained. But probably not in the way Adam intended.

  64. November 23, 2009 2:22 am

    OMG!…ADAM ,STOP BEING PIGY ON GA-GA’S BECK !!!YOU SO MUCH BETTER !WHAT HAPPENED ?WHY WERE U SO MAD ?WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR VOICE ?YOUR WORDROBE ?YOUR HAIR ?WELL WE LOVE YOU TO DETH ,BUT YOUR MENAGEMENT IS WRONG .NO MORE DANCING FOR YOU …DONT NEED ANYONE ,YOU ARE SO SPECTACULAR ALL BY YOUR BEAUTIFUL SELF ,AND S & M ,BETTER LEFT IN YOUR PRIVATE MOMENTS ,NOT IN FRONT OF PEOPLE [3TO 63 …]WHO ADORE YOU .THEY ARE THE ONES THAT LOVE YOU ,LISTEN TO YOUR VOICE [NO METTER WHAT SONG ]NO NEED FOR PRODACTION .YOU ARE THE PRODUCKT OF GOD’S OF MUSIC !ACKT LIKE IT .I KNOW SOMETHING MUST HAVE MALFANCIONED ,YOU LOOKED PISSED .TALK TO US .WE ARE THE WORLD OF PEOPLE THAT LOVE U .NOT GA-GA’S ENTICKS .SHE IS PROBABLY GREEN ,OF ENVY ,BECOUSE HER CORISMA IS NOWHERE .SHE NEEDS THE OWER THE TOP CRAP YOU ON THE OTHER HAND ,ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO BE ALONE ,JUST YOU & MIKE & ORIENCE …& WACH A MIRACKLE .!!!!LET THE RHIANNA’S ,GA-GA’S ,JZ ‘S..M& M’S …DESEPEAR IN YESTERDAYS NEWS .YOU ARE NOT ALLAWED MISTAES !WHO WAS THE IDIOT WHO PROPOSED ALL THIS TO YOU ?FIRE YOUR ADVICE PEOPLE .WE CAN EVEN GO FOR VAMPIRE LOOK ,OR MADMAX…THIS LOOK TODAY ….WELL ALL THE KIDDY’S THAT CHANT …ADAM ADAM…CANT SEE THIS NIGHT ….BE FAIR .ICONS ARE JUST THAT .ICONIC ,PERFECKT PULSE ON PABLICK HEARTS .DONT YOU UNDERSTAND ,ITS NOT WHAT YOU WANT OR THINK …IT IS WHAT THOSE THAT ADORE YOU ,SUPORT YOU ,WANT .APPOLOGIZE .WE KNOW SOMVANE FINALY PISSED U OFF .LOVE CHRISTBEL ,FROM ALBERTA ,CALGARY ,CANADA

    • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
      November 23, 2009 2:47 am

      Are you serious? I didn’t read the whole thing but I think you have the best comment here, HANDS DOWN!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Lauren permalink
        November 23, 2009 4:47 pm

        VB, you liked that comment, so could you please translate it to English for me? I don’t have the time to figure out what they were trying to say.

        • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
          November 23, 2009 5:12 pm

          I didn’t get past the first five lines, but I just know it’s glorious ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. deez permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:10 am

    I’m kind of surprised at the positive press he’s getting. That was NOT good. Is this a pre-planned media barrage to make us doubt our initial impression? I have my own eyes and ears thank you very much.

    Also was the flipping off incident a part of the performance…or did he just get irate at those in attendance and decide to show his displeasure. ( I didn’t notice it when I watched it on tv…which made me think it was a special added afterthought).

  66. cimi permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:07 am

    And if we were to compare Adam’s performance to everyone elses on the AMA’s–how would Adam’s compare?? I think he is right at the level of everyone elses. They all sucked in my opinion. Lady Gaga was the most entertaining but she sucked too. What the hell was she singing about? drunks?? who knows’

  67. StopHurtsEars permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:06 am

    I was really offend by the sparkly sear sucker suit. Really? Come on.

    Oh yeah, too much too soon. Don’t you have to build up to the big kiss off. Entry level shocking moments 101. One or two shocking things peppered here and there throughout your performance. Really, the kiss would have been enough. I would have been quite all right with that. And sometimes there is such a thing as a time and a place. The MTV VMA’s. That would lap that ish up. the AMA’s on ABC? Maybe the wrong venue?

    Ehhh the press loves it. As do many others. His CD is #16 on Itunes. Ehh

    • erinnthered permalink
      November 23, 2009 6:00 am

      Actually, that’s pretty shitty. This is release day. Kris Allen was in the top 5 on his release day.

      Granted, Adam has bigger competition, but still.

  68. Princess Galaxy permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:05 am

    It’s like the song was about him being gay for our entertainment. It’s like he’s trying to be gay. Nobody cares and his constantly equating gay with sex acts is lame.

  69. rehabilitard permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:45 am

    I am in central region and the kiss wasn’t removed. I SAW IT, eleventy!!!11111 They removed it right after us I guess.
    Men on the leashes was a highlight of the performance for me, I am still laughing.
    I love sexy, theatrical performances, but there is something really wrong with this one. Too much of everything, crazy hotch potch mess.

  70. Steph permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:40 am

    This kiss didn’t phase me, yet I’m not surprised at the least for them removing it, most of the performance didn’t phase me. What did phase me for whatever reason was the implication of a blow job.

    Maybe I’m getting old, but somehow I just don’t think that was the place for it, now if I was watching HBO I wouldn’t mind so much, but I was watching ABC and an Awards show, not Sex and the City.

    • MELODY HAND permalink
      November 23, 2009 2:07 am

      My Dear Adam, Allow me to be truthful with you since obviously everyone handling your career has not been.You are one of this generations most gifted SINGERS. Why did you decide to SHOCK rather than to ASTONISH. You did a disservice to fellow homosexuals. You put forward that they are all about blowing, s&m, rauchiness,etc,etc,etc.
      Why not prove to the world that Gay people are talented, intelligent, gorgeous,and popular enough to bring down the house at the AMA’S. You made us all believe you were unique but instead you wanted to copy the career of MADONNA. WHY!!!!!!! She can’t hold a candle to your VOICE. She was and still is one of our top performers but not our top SINGERS. You had such diversity on American Idol, why couldn’t you sing a song that show cased that GIFT that GOD bestowed upon you. You must now realize that you are in the spotlight and you NEED to be a beacon for all those young boys and girls coming up who need to see positive role models in the gay community. It comes with the territory when you become famous. You can still be YOU but does that mean VULGAR? I along with countless others are so very disappointed in your actions this evening. I pray that your career is still intact and that you learn a LESSON, a BIG LESSON. SING SING SING that is your calling not being a porn star. I love you Adam I love your voice…. Can I please hear it again? Melody

    • Isidra permalink
      November 23, 2009 2:12 am

      I’m the same. The blowjob and what looked like fingering the female dancer (though it may not have been) were way too much for me.

  71. deez permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:32 am

    Oh…I read also that the mirror was so everyone could see their own shock. I find that a little presumptuous.

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 23, 2009 1:34 am

      WHOA. WHAT????? I gotta see this.

      • Michelle permalink
        November 23, 2009 1:46 am

        Yep, that’s what Rolling Stone’s regurgitated press release, I mean totally objective write-up, said.

        “…and a giant mirrored prop so the audience could see the looks on their own shocked faces.”

      • kimberly permalink
        November 23, 2009 11:30 am

        At first I thought the couple reflected in the mirror was Kris and Katy. Oh, and Tommy is a straight man. Did he know what was about to happen?

  72. WooAmanda permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:31 am

    I’m a serious supporter of gay rights. I hope this dude burns in hell for how he one handedly set back the movement with that stupid and poorly sung performance.

    I never would have thunk it but Yes! There is a God!

    • LeighKat permalink
      November 23, 2009 1:37 am

      I am confused? are you joking?- I did not like the performance but, to suggest that little Lambie has “set back” the gay right’s movement is ridiculous.
      Poor vocals and a lame performance never killed anyone. I hope you were being sarcastic.

      • WooAmanda permalink
        November 23, 2009 1:42 am

        He makes gay rights seem about sex. That’s the furthest from the issue. It’s never sex it[s about the right to love who you choose.

        • LeighKat permalink
          November 23, 2009 1:43 am

          The man did not go on that stage saying – “THIS IS FOR GAY RIGHTS!”
          he was sexual to make a spectacle- that’s all. It was an epic fail but, I really don’t think it was that deep.

          • WooAmanda permalink
            November 23, 2009 1:54 am

            Maybe for him it wasn’t deep. Obviously it wasn’t deep enough that he cared to sing well. So my opinion is that he’s a fucking asshole for all the spectacle that didn’t live up to his singing…for the spectacle that who the fuck knows what it meant. I do get tired of the Adam “not that deep” battle cry. Ultimately it seems to me that he can do anything and it’s just “not that deep.” When he fails to sell because for me hes a big poser, will it be “not that deep?
            Or will you hate people who don’t ascribe to gay people? Will you ignore those of us gay rights advocates who think he’s a douche? I’m just wondering now.

            • LeighKat permalink
              November 23, 2009 2:24 am

              when you say “you” I assume you are talking about Lambie and not me cause, in case you haven’t noticed, I am far from being his biggest fan.

              i agree he is a poser- all in the name of famewhoring. I guess i don’t think it’s fair that these expectations are being placed on him by some the gay community.

              I suppose I can agree that his performance doesn’t do much to bolster support but, is that something that he owes the gay community? or anyone else for that matter? I am not convinced.

      • Heather permalink
        November 24, 2009 2:21 pm

        Never underestimate fear and hatred. Don’t underestimate homophobia. It’s clear from the past year’s politics hateful people have a specific stereotype in their minds when it comes to gay people, and this narcissist adolescent pinned the tail on the donkey of every single one of them in four very sad, very public American minutes. Don’t you think for one instant the Adam Lambert performance video will be played to death by anti-gay marriage hordes before every vote from here to eternity. They wanted ammunition against the cause, and Lambert handed it to them with a ribbon on top.

  73. pattyluponey permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:31 am

    I swear Jermaine also said his other sons names were Jeremy and Jerfar…Adam’s bro Neil tweeted earlier on the subject “I will also be naming my dog Jermajesty”. I think I’m a bigger Neil Lambert fan than I am Adam…his sarcasm kills me.

  74. deez permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:31 am

    I’m in the CST and I saw it.

    On another note, just because a performance incorporates sex doesn’t mean it’s sexy (It was termed “sexy” either by some some reviewer or a reviewer quoting Adam).

  75. Isidra permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:25 am

    Seriously?! They removed the kiss?

    What with the leashes, fellatio, bondage gear, molesting of stripper-wardrobed dancers of both genders, they go and remove a relatively harmless kiss?

    Jeeze, I hate this country sometimes.

  76. sosad permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:24 am

    I wasn’t shocked @ all, just cringing @ the horrible vocals, the disjointed movements, the crappy dance choreography, & the lighting. That could have been a really cool dance number. It was all pretty sad. You’d think w/all that stage training he’d know better. Flipping the audience off is not a good idea on prime time tv I wouldn’t think.

  77. blacklisted permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:20 am

    They removed the kiss from central viewing region? This country is ridiculous.

    I get second hand embarrassment really easily so I can’t watch the performance. When things die down I’ll check it out.

    • on the edge permalink
      November 23, 2009 1:33 am

      Wait, I’m in central and I saw it…

      Oh, never mind I watched the stream…yeah, I’ll bet you a lot of the local affiliates had it on a delay.

    • Sammie permalink
      November 23, 2009 9:22 pm

      They didn’t remove the kiss in the midwest. Saw the whole thing. Kiss, BJ everything. I think they edited out the BJ in the west but not the kiss.

    • Mithra permalink
      November 24, 2009 3:08 am

      People get this wrong all the time. Eastern/Central is a single real time broadcast, it’s just that the hours are apart. So if it’s 8pm Eastern, it’s 7pm Central. All live shows go out live to those zones, including Idol. Mountain and Pacific are each different time zones, and on a delay. Hawaii is also a different zone, which is why back in the day when Dialidol was accurate, one would have to wait to see when the results came in and the tide could shift quite drastically in Idol vote totals.

  78. Mysterioso permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:16 am

    His career is dead now. And it was him that killed it.

    • TopIdol permalink
      November 23, 2009 1:22 am

      Fellatio killed the video star?

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 24, 2009 12:28 am

        That’s very funny. ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. LeighKat permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:15 am

    also- you need the shot of him pratically tugging at the pole dancers vajayjay

  80. on the edge permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:13 am

    Aw, you left out my favorite bit…when he had the guys with nipple clamps on leashes, walking them like doggies! That had me spitting out my soda!

    • SBrown permalink
      November 23, 2009 11:10 am

      I have been a fan of Adam’s since day one on AI. Since then I was one of the first to preorder his debut CD. I cancelled it the other day. Last night’s performance AMA was awful. He acts like he’s already arrived and if he wants to keep the fan base he had on AI, he needs to go back to just singing beautifully instead of living his sexual fantasies onstage.

    • sosad permalink
      November 23, 2009 4:05 pm

      He should have literally ridden them like horses, or had a chariot hooked up to them. Now that would have been entertaining.

      • TopIdol permalink
        November 23, 2009 4:26 pm

        OMG. Just like Helen Hunt in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!!!

        Which made me NEED to post this awesomeness:

        • sosad permalink
          November 23, 2009 4:38 pm

          ๐Ÿ™‚ awesome vid. At least the lead singer was in tune., they were campy/funny.

          Actually, the riding of the dancers prompted me to think of an old Star Trek episode where a midget rides Kirk. Lambert really needs to take some choreography/performance lessons from Kirk & Spock.
          Now THIS is what I call entertainment:

          • TopIdol permalink
            November 23, 2009 4:39 pm

            OMG. A MIDGET RIDING KIRK.

            I love you right now.

            • sosad permalink
              November 23, 2009 4:41 pm

              Isn’t that the most awesome thing EVER?

            • sosad permalink
              November 23, 2009 4:43 pm

              Isn’t that the most awesome thing EVER?
              Take notes Lambert.
              This is what your fans really want to see.

            • deez permalink
              November 23, 2009 4:55 pm

              I want to know how Shatner, Nimoy, and Miguelito Loveless (sorry I only know him from the Wild Wild West reruns) got through that scene! How many takes did they have to do before the laughter subsided? Classic.

          • November 24, 2009 2:07 am

            That was effing awesome. Ha!

        • erinnthered permalink
          November 23, 2009 7:23 pm

          I loved that song back in the day!

          Those two videos are just too much awesome for one day. Now that’s camp.

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