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Adam Lambert - Pre-Idol Performances

Adam Lambert

Adam has been working hard to build a singing career for quite a while. Prior to appearing on American Idol, he performed as an understudy (Fiyero) in the LA cast of Wicked. He performed one major solo as "Joshua" in the 2006 film The Ten Commandments: the Musical with Val Kilmer. Adam frequently performed in LA venues and a number of YouTube videos demonstrate his great vocal skills. He hoped that Idol would move his career to the next level - and he sure was right.

Adam's San Francisco audition for American Idol was aired on January 20, 2009. After he received four "Yes" votes from the judges, Kara said "you'll kill them in Hollywood" and Paula stated "he's the best we've seen in every city."

Adam sang the Rolling Stones hit "Satisfaction" as the last performer in the Top 36 Group 2. Paula said "you're in a league of your own." Simon hated the beginning but "parts were brilliant." Randy "loved it... You're one of the most current artists we've ever had on the show." Kara said "your vocal technique and ability is outrageous... Who has a range like that?" America agreed and Adam went on to place second in the competition..


Idol Performances

We now provide a separate page for full videos (not just audio) of many of Adam Lambert's Idol Performances.

We also provide separate pages of performances by many of the other American Idol 2009 Top 13 performers.

Pre-Idol Performances

This page features some of our favorite videos of Adam's from the past several years...


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Adam Lambert at 22 - Brigadoon

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Adam Lambert at 22 - Brigadoon
  • Adam Lambert at 22 - Brigadoon - 04:15
  • 4.93 stars / 2661
  • 852671 Views
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Gay Marriage - A Change is Gonna Come - Adam Lambert, MLK, Obama
  • Gay Marriage - A Change is Gonna Come - Adam Lambert, MLK, Obama - 02:24
  • 4.82 stars / 468
  • 35841 Views
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American Idol 2009 - Adam Lambert Demo Reel 2 - quiet side
  • American Idol 2009 - Adam Lambert Demo Reel 2 - quiet side - 07:04
  • 4.93 stars / 733
  • 628313 Views
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American Idol 2009 - Adam Lambert Demo Reel
  • American Idol 2009 - Adam Lambert Demo Reel - 06:22
  • 4.83 stars / 3660
  • 3353349 Views
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Adam Lambert at Upright Cabaret, New Years Eve (Whats Up)
  • Adam Lambert at Upright Cabaret, New Year's Eve (What's Up) - 04:13
  • 0 stars / 0
  • 902936 Views
  • lawicked2
Adam Lambert:  How Come You Dont Call Me Anymore at Upright Cabaret
  • Adam Lambert: "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore" at Upright Cabaret - 05:09
  • 4.98 stars / 1325
  • 204610 Views
  • lawicked2
Adam Lambert : Kiss From a Rose at Upright Cabaret
  • Adam Lambert : Kiss From a Rose at Upright Cabaret - 03:09
  • 4.89 stars / 1848
  • 442773 Views
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Adam Lambert at Upright Cabaret:  I Cant Make You Love Me
  • Adam Lambert at Upright Cabaret: I Can't Make You Love Me - 05:08
  • 4.89 stars / 2244
  • 569676 Views
  • lawicked2
Adam Lambert Singing at the Upright Cabaret 3/28/08
  • Adam Lambert Singing at the Upright Cabaret 3/28/08 - 03:11
  • 4.93 stars / 1680
  • 530748 Views
  • laactress
Adam  Lambert - The Zodiac Show - Crawl Thru Fire
  • Adam Lambert - The Zodiac Show - Crawl Thru Fire - 04:30
  • 4.87 stars / 2964
  • 939225 Views
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Is Anybody Listening? (Adam Lambert)
  • Is Anybody Listening? (Adam Lambert) - 04:11
  • 4.92 stars / 7028
  • 1938368 Views
  • top10man
Adam Lambert - Dust in the Wind - Upright Cabaret
  • Adam Lambert - Dust in the Wind - Upright Cabaret - 03:21
  • 4.86 stars / 4056
  • 1699754 Views
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Adam Lambert- Quiet Desperation
  • Adam Lambert- Quiet Desperation - 04:01
  • 4.91 stars / 1201
  • 539092 Views
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Adam Lambert & Noa Dori singing The Prayer-David Foster
  • Adam Lambert & Noa Dori singing 'The Prayer'-David Foster - 04:36
  • 4.87 stars / 2266
  • 659388 Views
  • fiestahere
Adam Lambert - Come Home - Upright Cabaret
  • Adam Lambert - Come Home - Upright Cabaret - 04:34
  • 4.94 stars / 2530
  • 608352 Views
  • uprightcabaret
WICKED Wednesdays 2 (4 of 5)
  • WICKED Wednesdays 2 (4 of 5) - 05:04
  • 4.93 stars / 544
  • 218134 Views
  • filmfreak11
Adam Lambert , Allan Louis, Ali Porter, Ty Taylor, Scarlett Cherry, Rebel-Black Dog
  • Adam Lambert , Allan Louis, Ali Porter, Ty Taylor, Scarlett Cherry, Rebel-Black Dog - 06:17
  • 4.92 stars / 294
  • 41516 Views
  • thezodiacshow
As Long as Youre Mine-Wicked LA Adam Lambert
  • As Long as You're Mine-Wicked LA Adam Lambert - 02:15
  • 4.82 stars / 381
  • 466422 Views
  • cutiepux
Adam Lambert, Maya Haddi, Noa Dori sing SHIR LASHALOM (Song for Peace) Arranged by Sharon Farber
  • Adam Lambert, Maya Haddi, Noa Dori sing SHIR LASHALOM (Song for Peace) Arranged by Sharon Farber - 05:42
  • 4.86 stars / 1141
  • 350512 Views
  • moodonim
AI S8 Adam Lambert Top 36
  • AI S8 Adam Lambert Top 36 - 02:38
  • 4.96 stars / 377
  • 118781 Views
  • ehidolvideo
Play That Funky Music (Studio Recording) - Adam Lambert [Download]
  • Play That Funky Music (Studio Recording) - Adam Lambert [Download] - 03:29
  • 4.66 stars / 709
  • 228285 Views
  • formerlyrusselites
Adam Lambert at Upright Cabaret: Gotta Get Through This
  • Adam Lambert at Upright Cabaret: Gotta Get Through This - 02:24
  • 4.72 stars / 481
  • 78930 Views
  • lawicked2
Adam Lambert at Mt Carmel graduation 2000
  • Adam Lambert at Mt Carmel graduation 2000 - 03:21
  • 4.79 stars / 3863
  • 1174225 Views
  • kevintheomanharris
Adam Lambert American Idol National Anthem Live Miramar Airbase 05/08/09 recorded by Korey Castillo
  • Adam Lambert American Idol National Anthem Live Miramar Airbase 05/08/09 recorded by Korey Castillo - 01:45
  • 4.91 stars / 874
  • 204384 Views
  • kcast08
Adam Lambert at Upright Cabarets New Years Eve celebration:  Crazy
  • Adam Lambert at Upright Cabaret's New Year's Eve celebration: Crazy - 03:21
  • 4.95 stars / 584
  • 84763 Views
  • lawicked2
Adam Lambert & Illysia Pierce - The Prayer (audio)
  • Adam Lambert & Illysia Pierce - "The Prayer" (audio) - 04:36
  • 4.93 stars / 268
  • 35674 Views
  • dreemr4797
Adam Lambert - Bowie Medley - Kansas City, MO (8/30/09)
  • Adam Lambert - Bowie Medley - Kansas City, MO (8/30/09) - 04:54
  • 4.87 stars / 123
  • 37215 Views
  • darknessislight91607


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