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Adam Lambert...The Boy Who Fell Mysteriously and Magically to Earth...

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Adam makes the audition in San Francisco!
Photo credit - American Idol


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Screen cap photo credit - BGE - at the finale

I've not blogged for quite a few days.
There were a few days when I was way too swamped at work, leaving me no energy for blogging.
Then, the stupidity began and I found myself simply too cranky to blog.

Here's what happened...
From the trade rags that pander to this stuff right up to the elevated status of a Barbara Walters, people began speculating about the lifestyle of our stunningly-gifted American Idol runner-up, Adam Lambert. What started as a little whispered comment here and there turned into a barrage of questions and comments from people who should know better...Barbara Walters, Kara DioGuardi, Ryan Seacrest and a stable of lesser luminaries, all obviously feeling they have the right to question and make comments about Adam's life.

It reminds me way too much of being in Jr. High, where the bitchy-but-popular kids gossiped about their victim-of-the-day. Talking behind someone's back has never been a favorite tactic of mine, and this chatter about Adam smacks of that mean, nasty technique, more than just a little.

So, it pissed me off and I spent the last few days wishing for some peace on earth and a load of kindness toward all mankind and womankind, rather than the nasty underbelly of the beast that's been exposed, all because a young man decided to enter a singing competition.

It's a singing competition, and Adam turned Idol on its collective ear.
He showed up for every performance, having meticulously researched the message in the music and discovered the personal presentation style and wardrobe that went along with the music. He put every piece of the puzzle in place before he presented it to us, his willing audience.

Adam entered Idol because he found himself at a crossroads in his career.
After asking himself if acting in Wicked and singing with his band was all that was available to him in the world of entertainment, he made a decision to audition for Idol. At his audition, he gave the judges a segment of a Michael Jackson song, and when they didn't like it, he then offered them something else.
Magic moment...Bohemian Rhapsody.



That got him in the door and he lifted off from there. Sailing past the competition with his version of Cher's Believe, he then landed on the big stage with an explosion of style, vocal magnificence and personality, singing Michael Jackson's Black and White. When I watch that performance now, I can hear the message in the music that he was leaving on the stage.



Week after week, I watched him grow as an artist, able to move seamlessly between the dark edginess needed in some songs and a sweet and tender heart in others. This is a man with a truly God-given gift, and I think he understands that. I think he gets it.

Watching his graciousness every week as he thanked each judge for their comments and often thanked Ricky Miner and the band for their arrangements for him, I was amazed at the strength of this guy's soul. It was never more evident than in Tracks of My Tears...



I hope the noise around him fades away soon.
I pray the nonsense that's floating throughout the internet Universe ends, so that Adam can get back to making his music...the reason that he entered American Idol in the first place.

Here we have the most gifted performer to step forward in years. Let's behave with a little integrity and a lot of dignity and lift him up on the wings of our support, so he can become the best of all possible entertainers.
He has all of the makings of one.
Now, all he needs is our support and encouragement.


"Children waitin' for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sits and listen, sits and listen.

Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher, tell me what's my lesson?
Look right through me, look right through me..."

Mad World ~ Roland Orzabel and Curtis Smith ~ Tears for Fears


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Screen cap photo credit - BGE
At the beginning of the finale

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Screen cap photo credit - BGE
Mad World at the Finale

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Screen cap photo credit - BGE
Change is Gonna Come at the Finale


Comments (4)

Rebecca:

All the speculation about his lifestyle left a bad taste in my mouth, as it does when I hear it about anyone. I don't care what he does, as long as he keeps singing. And since Tears for Fears is one of my all-time favorite groups, Adam will always be MY choice:-)

Thanks for your thoughtful comments, Rebecca...
I also have a very bad taste in my mouth for some folks who have made such an issue of Adam's privacy. Let's talk instead about the gift that he so obviously has, the years of work he's obviously put in studying voice and perfection his signature falsetto...these are the most amazing things about this man. Those, coupled with his good heart, the extreme kindness and graciousness that he shows to everyone around him make him a very special human being, someone that we need more of in this often cynical and not-so-nice world.

chiaro:

Hi BGE,
I just want to comment on Adam and all this stuff going around.
He's an amazing singer/performer and I predict will be a huge success in the entertainment industry which is very tolerant of all lifestyles/choices.
These news and talk shows are there to open up discussions and provide information - I don't see them judging.
Adam & his boyfriend were on tv today leaving a club together. He doesn't care what people say or think. This is him.
An amazing and polite young man that will go far. We should be so honoured to have been introduced to him on Am. Idol.

Thanks, chiaro, for your thoughtful comments...I admire Adam for his strength and integrity. He's a very special man who obviously has loving parents who supported him and loved him into being his own person.
Now, all that's left for us to do is to sit back and watch him fly into the stratosphere!
It's going to be an amazing ride, and I'm delighted to be a spectator!

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