Well, tonight’s Idol finale was… well… anti-climactic for me. Ever since the Top 36, we’ve all just wondered who was going to be in this episode with Adam Lambert…
The judges certainly made no bones about who they were supporting all year. Paula basically did everything but tattoo his name to her forehead. Kara painted her fingernails black – I wonder who she’s voting for…
Enough about them, though. Let’s get to the Idols…
Adam:First song was the right choice. Was his best of the season. Why? Because it’s the only song he didn’t screech. Coming out of the floor on a scissor lift in a huge “Matrix” style trench coat was a TAD pretentious… please! The first time he sang it was better.
Kris: Knocked the first one out of the park! He was raw, natural, amazing. He connected with the song and really did a great job.
Simon Fuller’s song choices were HIDEOUS! Both were songs to support some political/social point of Fuller…
Adam sang “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. He totally ruined the song. It was absolutely hideous. This song was an anthem of the Civil Rights movement, and Adam being an openly gay man is clearly being paraded as some poster child for the gay marriage movement, even though he personally doesn’t make an issue of his sexuality.
Just to make my point if how AWFUL Adam’s version was compared to Sam’s… Here is Adam:
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And here is Sam Cooke. (click the gray play button)
Kris’ song is also a totally politically loaded song, but thankfully he blurred over a lot of the lyrics for us. I liked the groove of it, but also agree with Randy that it was probably way too small for that big ‘ole Kodak Theater.
The third round… don’t get me started… what was up with that AWFUL song Kara and her “cowriters” wrote? Man… can’t they ever get a decent finale song? And HELLO it was completely written for Adam Lambert. It was in his key, his range, and his stylings. Then Kris had to come out and sing it after him. What a complete joke. They shouldn’t have had them do the same song. Blah.
I will be OK if Adam wins it. He has worked his behind off to win it. He has set the bar for the whole competition. He was the one to beat all along. I think Kris has a shot to beat him, but it will be a complete upset if he does.
Adam Lambert will be the American Idol, Season 8.