Adam Lambert - American Idol Performances

Adam Lambert

We present here complete videos of many of Adam Lambert's American Idol performances. As much as possible, they include introductory material, performance and judges' comments. Because these videos are not available on YouTube, this page has a different format than the others.

Many of these videos are from our favorite American Idol blog - be sure to check it out: mjsbigblog.

All of the following videos are copyright Fox - American Idol. They are shown here on a non-commercial basis under the Fair Use Act.

New Adam Idol page

In October, 2009, we added a new page of Adam's Idol performances from YouTube. It's very similar to this page but has a couple of extra videos added. One benefit of the new page is it allows the entire playlist of videos to be played as an Adam mini-concert.

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Adam's Audition

Adam sang Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Singing begins at 0:55. Like many viewers, this was our first introduction to Adam. Three days later, we posted our first compilation of Adam videos, Adam Lambert Demo Reel, on YouTube.

Hollywood Week

Judges loved Adam's Hollywood Week group performance of "Some Kind of Wonderful". After his performance, new judge Kara told him "You're an incredible singer. You are."

On the last day of Hollywood Week, Adam sang a non-disco version of Cher's "Believe" and was passed to the next round.

Top 36 Group Performance

Adam and the Top 36 sang a group performance of "Closer" by Ne-Yo:

Top 36 Group 2

Adam sang the Rolling Stones hit "Satisfaction" to win a place in the top 13:

Top 36 Results

Adam was almost cut at the Top 36. After he learned he'd go on, he sang "Satisfaction" for a second tim:

Top 13 - Michael Jackson Week

Adam sang "Black and White":

Top 11 - Grand Ole Opry (Country) Week

Adam gave country an alternative twist, singing "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash:

Top 10 - Motown Week

Adam sang a beautiful "unplugged" version of Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of My Tears":

Top 10 - Motown Week - Group Performance

Adam had a minor role in this Motown group medley:

Top 9 - Top Downloads Week

Adam brought it higher with an updated version of Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music":

Top 8 - Birth Year Week

Adam received a standing ovation from, yes, Simon as he closed the show with "Mad World" by Tears for Fears:

Top 7 - Cinema Week

Adam performed the rock classic "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf from the film Easy Rider:

Top 7 Redux - Disco Week

Adam wowed the judges again with a slow version of Yvonne Ellman's "If I Can't Have You":

Top 5 - Rat Pack Week

Adam sang "Feeling Good":

Top 4 - Rock Week

Adam sang Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love":

Allison and Adam sang a duet of "Slow Ride" by Foghat:

Top 3

Adam sang "One" by U2 as judge's choice:

Adam chose Aerosmith's "Cryin":

Top 2

For the "repeat" performance, Adam chose "Mad World":

Producer's choice was Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come." Probably coincidentally, this is the song we've been promoting since February for Adam to sing (see song suggestions link above):

Finalists Adam and Kris each performed the forgettable song "No Boundaries." Here's Adam's rendition.

Finale Results Show

Adam was eliminated in the finale... but Idol has helped him create an amazing career!

On the finale results show, Adam performed with Kiss:

Kris and Adam performed "We Are the Champions" with Queen:

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