Adam Lambert - American Idol Performances
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:
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 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.
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:
Adam sang "One" by U2 as judge's choice:
Adam chose Aerosmith's "Cryin":
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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