Archive for May, 2009
To all our readers, please excuse our absence during the past week. The TALC staff, along with two very close friends traveled across the country to experience the American Idol Finale in person. It was an adventure of a lifetime! We wanted to be there in person to hear Adam Lambert perform live and be able to deliver first hand information to our readers straight from the Nokia theater. This will be the first of several installments from our experience. While we were there, we had the opportunity to meet Adam Lambert and we would like to share that experience with all of you.
by tuke18 at TALC
On Wednesday night, as they were whisking Adam away, he got within earshot of me, I yelled out, “Adam, thanks for wearing our pendant we sent you!” and he said, “This is you guys?” and I said, “Yes, it’s us!” and he said “I love it! Thank you.” and then I pushed through the security guards and reached out my hand to give him the TALC card. He literally had to reach back over his shoulder and grab it, but he did and I said, “We love you!” as I handed him the card. It was so hurried and rushed, but it was so, so cool!! Then what was almost even cooler, Thursday morning when he first saw us, he looked at us and saw our TALC shirts and waved and said, “I got the card!”
by luv2laugh at TALC
Adam has a positive aura about him… don’t know quite how to describe it, but you can sure feel it in his presence. Adam is so warm, friendly, and loving, he made me feel like I’ve known him my whole life. I wasn’t nervous at all, just positively beaming that I finally had to opportunity to meet this extraordinary young man. There’s a warmth and comfort in Adam’s beautiful eyes and when he talks to you, or if you are speaking to him, Adam is all about eye contact. Adam is so genuine and enthusiastic in his appreciation for all the love and support from his fans. If you can even imagine, Adam is more beautiful in person than in any picture I have ever seen of him; he’s simply glowing.
During a break with the press, Adam came up to us and thanked us for all the gifts. Adam asked if we had seen that he made the rocker pendant into a broach and wore it last night. Of course we noticed, how could we miss it! He said he wore the rocker pendant for the Led Zeppelin performance and wanted to wear it on his jacket during the finale. We said you wore it a lot and Adam said, “I love it, that’s why.” Adam said that meant so much to him and when he opens our gifts he gets excited because he thinks they’re cool. Adam said, and I’ll never forget, “You guys get me.” which warmed my heart.
The rocker pendant we discussed with Adam was one of the many gifts the Adam Bombs of TALC gave him during his run on Idol. It was one of the ways we showed our appreciation for his outstanding, unique, performances every week. The Orange Country Register featured an article called, ‘Idol’ finalist’s pendant came from La Habra store.
Contestant Adam Lambert’s fan club has sent over a gift before each performance on “American Idol” – and one that he wore on the show came from a La Habra store.
The singer wore a two-inch, crystal pendant from the rocker-apparel store, Perpetual Vogue, twice on the Fox-TV show, as well as during other TV interviews and for Rolling Stone magazine photos. Lambert, one of two finalists, will compete for the top spot during the two-part finale Tuesday and Wednesday.
“He’s definitely got the right rocker look. I think he’ll win,” said owner Clarissa Parashar.
“When we saw him wear it five times, it’s like, ‘Oooh, he likes this.’ Now we know what he likes,” Seiders said.
Los Angeles designer Shannon Sleaze of gasolineglamour.com said she made the design specifically for the La Habra business. Lambert’s pendant, features an oval, smoky crystal surrounded by metal and clear spikes. by Sarah Tully, The Orange County Register
As each of us introduced ourselves to Adam, he called us each my name; he was so warm and welcoming. After I met Adam, I turned and told him that all the Adam Bombs that could not be here today send all their love and support. I asked if he would do a shout out to our members. We filmed Adam’s shout out to his Adam Bombs done just before they pulled him away again to do more press.
by flynnsgirl at TALC
I want to tell you something I observed in our time spent with/watching Adam. People can’t keep their hands off of him, its extraordinary to watch. Everyone, men, women, kids, they all can’t stop touching him. He has a light around him that exudes charisma. Adam had all black on but he looks like he is in color and everyone else is not. I truly believe he was born to be famous. While we were waiting for our time with him, we were just standing around talking and I kept looking at the reporters interacting with him. They couldn’t keep their hands off of him! Adam is so at ease, so comfortable in who he is, he gives off this confidence and “star quality” that just draws people to him. We had such a blast in our short time with him, he was dead tired and still was so kind and generous with his time. He teased with us and we made him laugh. What a great day it was.
by AdamBomb1877 at TALC
Meeting Adam was a definite high point of the week! He is the most genuine, humble and caring person. His first words to us were, “Thank You so much!” I know this probably sounds silly, considering he thanks everyone, but he says it with such meaning and conviction. When speaking to you, Adam looks you in the eye and focuses on you. Even if he is interrupted, he is still focused. He is an incredible person. There were no nerves, we were all ourselves and nothing was held back. The moment was perfect. We picked the right guy to support this year!! The future is bright for that Rock Star!
by Adam’s Philly Babe at TALC
Words describing Adam are slim to none because he is unlike any person I have ever met before. I don’t think words could describe him but I’ll try. He is so warming. The minute you see him 10 feet from you, you feel warmed and almost giddy. His smile sends you into heaven with that kind look in his eyes. He is truly undeniably special in the sense of interacting with others. He is such a great person to talk to with his natural and honest enthusiasm even on no sleep. I hope that all of his fans get the chance to meet him because that alone will make you his fan for life.
While we were there, Alysia Sofios from FOX 26 in Fresno, CA asked us what it was like to meet Adam. Here’s a video of the news clip.
We also had the opportunity to do a live interview with Mia Fleming from Fox 23 Tulsa.
For more pictures and recaps about our amazing experience in Los Angeles, please check out TheAdamLambertConnection.com/forum
They say a picture is worth a thousand words…
by luv2laugh at TALC
FOX All Access had the opportunity to interview Adam Lambert during his journey on American Idol. Here’s the two part interview full of interesting facts from Adam himself.
During Part 1 of the interview, Adam talks about what his parents think of his “look”, his biggest risks, David Cook, why he’s ready to become a successful artist, performing on the Idol stage for the first time, the most important thing he’s learned from his Idol experience, what he loves to do, his Glee club experience, and why he thinks people are responding to him.
During Part 2 of the interview, Adam shares his very first memory of music, how he likes to spend his free time, a fact you might not know about him, his favorite quote, his guilty pleasures, his funniest fan interaction, a defining life experience, a life changing moment, and a message to his fans.
The interview closes with a message from Adam Lambert to his fans. “Thank you so much for all the love and support, the fan mail, the gifts… the defense of being your own person; I think that resonates with people on a deep level and I’m glad I had the opportunity to kind of ring those bells.”
A beautiful tribute to Adam Lambert written by Star Lambert at TALC.
“Adam has completely changed the dimension of American Idol. Never before have we seen such an exceptional artist whose every performance is flawless, entertaining and so well coordinated. He is favored by judges, fans and the music/entertainment industry. Despite all his talent, my favorite quality in Adam is his humility. He knows he is good, he knows he is loved around the world, he has a tremendous amount of self confidence, but he also knows humility. In the general scheme of things, I guess with the proper training and opportunities, we could be almost as good as he is, but his humility comes from so deep within it cannot be mirrored…anywhere. I honestly can’t compare him to another entertainer. (They seem to have this hype about being ‘them’.)
It is such a joy to watch Adam. He performs songs that tell a story, probably some of his; you can see and feel his every emotion which makes him so engaging and pure in his delivery. I am happy to see Adam become the next American Idol which he so richly deserves, but not too enthusiastic to see the end of the competition This has been such a fulfilling experience and nothing can come quite as close, but I look forward to attending Adam’s concerts and buying his CDs, as soon as they are released.
Adam, rest assured that we will vote like there is no tomorrow because you are indeed the next American Idol and we have been made better for having experienced you. THANK YOU ADAM, THANK YOU!!!
ROCK THE VOTE FOR ADAM!” by Star Lambert at TALC
This is the moment when Adam Lambert’s dream can become a reality. Adam will perform first on Tuesday night. There will be three rounds… Contestants favorite (Song they have performed on the season), Simon Fullers pick, and Winners Single (Both Adam and Kris will sing the same song). After the American Idol Show airs, the voting lines will be open for four hours. We ask you once again, to vote for the entire voting period on as many lines as you possible can. All the Adam bombs here at TALC will be voting like crazy… Adam Lambert for the WIN!!! Adam is already our Super Star, but let’s all do everything we can to make Adam’s dream come true… Adam Lambert Our American Idol.
CONGRATULATIONS ADAM LAMBERT!!!
by luv2laugh at TALC
Idol received over 88 million votes last Tuesday night. Thank you America for bringing Adam Lambert, the most talented contestant to ever grace the Idol stage to the American Idol Finale! It’s all the thousands and thousands of fans who spent every bit of time and energy they had voting for Adam that helped bring him to the Top Two. Of course, we all have a incredible motivator; Adam Lambert has shown us week after week that he has the extraordinary talent, brilliant vocals, exhilarating stage presence, mesmerizing charisma, creative artistry, and the outstanding professionalism to be the next Super Star. All the Adam Bombs here at TALC couldn’t be more excited and proud to support Adam Lambert.
Idol gave us a little taste of Adam Lambert’s hometown visit to San Diego. Energized crowds were everywhere, FOX news, local radio stations, Mt. Carmel high school and Miramar Navel Base to show Adam how very proud they were of all he has accomplished. I enjoyed Adam’s personal commentary throughout the video. It warmed my heart to see Adam working with the young children at the Metropolitan Educational Theater to share his experiences and give them words of encouragement.
We watched… we waited… we watched… we waited… until finally it was time to hear the two contestants who would compete in the Idol Finale. Ryan Seacrest announced Kris Allen first. Adam turned and hugged Kris tightly with genuine excitement for him. When Ryan announced Adam’s name to join Kris, the anxious crowd cheered and cried with the realization that Adam had made it to the finals. Adam covered his face so full of emotion as he experienced a moment in time never to be forgotten; when you realize you are just one step away from fulfilling your dream.
This week’s Ford music video is “Break My Stride” sung by the Top 3. The guys get to experience what it would be like to have super powers. Click here to watch Break My Stride Music Video
During the making of “Break My Stride”, Adam explains, “The concept of the video is us turning into an animated version of ourselves when trouble arises. The song this week is “Break My Stride”. It’s awesome! The lyrics are just all about, you know what? Get out of my way, I’ve got to keep going.” Click here to watch Making of Break My Stride
Adam Lambert’s singles are available at the American Idol iTunes store. Run, don’t walk to get your copy of Adam’s studio versions of “One” and “Cryin”. Both of these songs clearly benefit from Adam having the opportunity to sing the entire song; more Adam, what’s not to love? American Idol iTunes store
America’s Final Two: Adam Lambert & Kris Allen
As Randy Jackson said last night on Idol Extra, “It’s like My Chemical Romance meets Jason Mraz.”
“Here is the story behind the polished nail: from a post by drea @ castrocopia — This story was shared by a friend of the Allen Family who attended the rehearsals this week in LA! Did you notice Kris had his thumbnail repainted? Can you guess who painted it? That’s right! Adam Lambert! Kris performed during Rock week with a painted thumbnail, and his homecoming footage captured the chipped polish. Tuesday night, however, Kris performed one of the best performances of the night (and the season, might I add) with a freshly painted thumbnail. According to Megan Malone, Adam painted Kris’s thumbnail after the homecoming visits and removed the polish from one of his own nails, stating "If you can carry around a piece of me, man; I can do the same for you." Malone said, “The Allens believe Kris wears the black fingernail polish in support of Adam because he wanted Adam in the finale. Also, Kris wanted to dispel any rumors claiming the two weren’t great friends.” Kris and Adam were roommates in the Idol Mansion throughout their stay. Thanks Megan for sharing the sweet story!” by Hanna at TALC
As different as Adam and Kris are artistically, they have become very close. Two best buddies; two talented all around great guys headed to Season 8′s American Idol Finale. This is an Idol first and I can’t help but feel that in many respects this is a win/win situation. Best of luck to both Adam Lambert and Kris Allen. However, we all know that there can be only one American Idol. The Adam Bombs at TALC choose the one and only Adam Lambert, the one who dares to be different, risking it all, to stay true to himself. Adam Lambert will always have all our unending support.
“Adam and Kris are friends, they are brothers, and they are competitors.
On May 19, they will enter the arena. Only one will leave victorious. But he will be crowned as the American Idol, not “Friend”, not “Brother”.
The crown rightfully should go to the man who CONSISTENTLY “made songs his own”.
To the man who CONSISTENTLY sang to perfection, no matter the genre, no matter the tempo.
To the man who CONSISTENTLY offered audiences a COMPLETE vision of his songs, from voice to attire to movement to staging.
To the man who is BOTH humble AND charismatic.
To the man who will henceforth be one-monikered, as all the greats are:
ADAM.” by winkydink at TALC
Come join TheAdamLambertConnection.com/forum and celebrate all that is Adam!
by luv2laugh at TALC
“One” by U2 is a beautiful song with a very powerful message that speaks to everyone all over the world. Adam Lambert’s heartfelt interpretation of “One” left me in tears. Adam began from a very vulnerable place which drew me in with his quiet vocals while his crescendo to an intense vocal with raw emotion, had my full attention as I felt every passionate word. As the song ended, I heard his message of hope. The control Adam possesses vocally is perfection, but it’s the way he conveys his powerful message from deep within his soul that makes Adam Lambert an extraordinary artist. As the camera paned the audience, Adam’s mother was in tears, clearly moved by her son. Bono told Simon that “It would be his pleasure” to give clearance for Adam Lambert to sing “One”. I would love to know Bono’s reaction to Adam’s interpretation of “One” because I felt Adam’s delivery was exquisite.
“Adam, if somehow you can hear in your head the words of your fans, know this: you were the epitome of “beautiful” tonight. As I watched you standing there beaming, radiating after One, it seemed so obvious that you ARE the “one.” The one American Idol, the one shining star in the whole crazy world of reality TV…. and in my mind, the one man who has finally arrived to revitalize and unite this country with your sweet, sweet face, voice and messages of peace and love and gratitude. I know this all sounds over the top, but I am one tired mama, ALL the time and it takes a lot to get me to vote without a drink or potty break as I just did for 2 hours straight.” by clawmachine at TALC
Performance Video of Adam Lambert singing “One”
Adam Lambert sang Aerosmith’s “Cryin” adding his own phrasing and vocal style staying close to the original wanting to do Stephen Tyler proud. Adam glides effortlessly through his range hitting notes most singers could only dream of nailing. Adam, the rock star, is completely energizing and still amazes me every time. Always the professional, Adam turned and waved to thank the band even though they were out of sight, they were not out of mind. After the roar of the crowd died down, Randy said to Adam, “You are one of the best we’ve ever had on this stage, one of the most charismatic, one of the biggest brightest stars. You should be a rock star, cause that’s who you are baby!”
Ryan asked Adam what he felt now that everything was said and done. Adam chose not to talk about himself, but rather his fellow contestants. “I think Kris and Danny did really well tonight. I was watching back stage, they’re incredible, they’re both so talented. It’s an honor to be in their presence… to be in their company, so we’ll see what happens.” Adam is a class act through and through.
Performance Video of Adam Lambert singing “Cryin”
Last night, the Top 3 contestants gave everything they had on that Idol stage. Their schedules are jam packed every day, they are working non stop week after week, and the pressure has to be beyond intense. This week, add a day in their hometowns which must have been one of the most rewarding, overwhelming, emotional, and exhausting days of their life. I take my hat off to these three guys. As a viewing audience, I think there are times when we get caught up in the competition aspect and therefore miss out on the actual performance itself. So if you can, try to step back for a moment to allow yourself the opportunity to appreciate Adam Lambert the vocalist, the performer, and the artist for all that he is. Music is a form of expression and if you can clear your mind and open your heart, then you can truly hear it and feel it.
Adam Lambert’s sang a heartfelt, beautiful rendition of “One” by U2 tonight and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Simon described Adam’s performance as “Brilliant!”
Adam rocked “Cryin” by Aerosmith with his killer vocals. Simon told America not to assume that Adam would be in the finals, but to vote to make sure Adam is in the finals, because ADAM DESERVES TO BE THERE!!
GET YOUR VOTE ON AMERICA!!!
ROCK THE VOTE FOR ADAM LAMBERT TONIGHT!!!
Call 1-866-436-5703 and/or 1-866-436-5706 and/or 1-866-436-5709
If you have AT&T as your carrier, you can text your vote to 5703
Remember… ONLY YOUR VOTES for Adam can bring him to the finals!!
VOTE only for Adam Lambert – a vote for someone else is one less vote for Adam
VOTE for the Entire Two Hours
VOTE on all Landlines & Cells – Redial, Redial, Redial…
VOTE by Text (If you have AT&T) – avoids busy signals
ROCK THE VOTE FOR ADAM LAMBERT!!! BRING ADAM TO THE FINALS WHERE HE BELONGS!!!
by luv2laugh at TALC
It’s very simple when it comes right down to it; you vote for who you think is the best singer/performer on the show. For me, that’s been Adam Lambert since Season 8 began; giving us a unique and captivating performance with flawless killer vocals week after week. Never in the history of Idol, has there ever been anyone as talented as Adam Lambert. The American Idol win is important to Adam as it should be, he’s worked very hard for it, and in my opinion, he has earned it and he deserves it. During Adam Lambert’s radio interview in San Diego, Adam was asked if he wins American Idol, how will he feel and what will it mean to him. Adam’s response, “If I were to win, it would definitely be a validation of everything I have worked for, my whole life, I have been trying to entertain people. Getting to be on this platform and being able to entertain this many people all at once… this is the ultimate prize. This is what I’ve wanted for my whole life so it will be a crowning achievement and it will be pretty overwhelming.”
Comments from our members at TALC
“Be wise. Your vote is sacred. Don’t count on Dial Idol, votenumber1.com, Allison’s fan club (sympathy votes), magazine articles, forums, blogs, or any media coverage that says Adam is SAFE. Adam needs is your VOTE on the phone, not Kris. Think about the goosebumps on your skin when Adam sang perfect acapella, standing in front of the American Flag at the MCAS Miramar Homecoming in SD on Friday. It drives home the need to vote for Adam, and no one else.” by PANDORA 60
“For anyone who comes across Adam fans who are talking about vote splitting and/or it being better that Adam loses – just remind them that Adam WANTS to win. It isn’t for them to decide what is better for him. He WANTS it. Vote for him because HE WANTS TO WIN. After his “Feelin’ Good” performance, this came up with Simon. In the review that I wrote for that week, I noted this: And for those out there writing articles or posting comments that Adam would be better off losing American Idol? Just look at Adam’s face when Simon observes that he can see Adam wants to win this thing. Yes he does. Yes he should. If you agree, VOTE for Adam Lambert.” by Glambert
“The competition is about the person who deserves it most. The person who is most talented. It is not about who you think will be better off by winning, by losing, by coming in 3rd, who you want to see battle it off in the end with a certain someone else. Whatever. That is completely selfish. Pick the person who you like the most and vote for them. Adam is working hard every week and he has gained us as fans from the BEGINNING, I’m so sorry but no one else in the competition even comes CLOSE to Adam in my eyes. They have done diddly squat compared to Adam and I do not care who gets voted off when as long as Adam is in the finals and wins! The fact that any Adam fan can even want to give votes to someone else just blows my mind. If Adam got kicked off this week I would not even be watching next week or voting for anyone!” by Leming&LambertFan
by AdamBomb1877 at TALC
Remember how important last weeks votes were? Well this week it will be even MORE IMPORTANT. If you want to GUARANTEE Adams spot in the finale, then you need to vote. You need to vote hard. You need to get as many people as you know to vote. Do whatever it takes to get the word out for votes. VOTING is the only way to get him through. DO NOT GET COMPLACENT. Complacency will do nothing but guarantee Adam leaving the contest. DO not assume that he is safe because “other people are voting”. What if everyone has that same thought as you!? Then Adam goes home.
PLEASE READ IF YOU POWER TEXT YOUR VOTES
If you have AT&T as your carrier and you “Power Text” your votes, be sure to test your power texting method before you use it to vote. Many cell phones, especially AT&T Go Phones allow you to power text, however, only 1 text vote is actually sent. By testing your method to another cell phone ahead of time, you will know if your phone will power text and send multiple text votes at one time. If your cell phone does not send more than 1 vote, you are better off texting single texts, as it takes less time, and all of your texts count as votes.
ROCK THE VOTE FOR ADAM LAMBERT!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!
LET’S BRING ADAM TO THE FINALS WHERE HE BELONGS!!
by luv2laugh at TALC
San Diego planned a full day of activities scheduled for Adam Lambert yesterday to show all their love and support. For the first time since Idol began, Adam got a taste of things to come; thousands of fans greeted him with signs and loud screams wanting autographs, pictures, and a hug. Adam warmly acknowledged his fans and told them how much he appreciated all the love, support, and votes. Adam’s day began with interviews at Fox 5 TV studio along with radio appearances on The Jeff & Jer Show and AJs Playhouse. A parade was scheduled to take him from the radio station to the Mount Carmel high school where he would perform, and his final stop was Miramar Naval Base where Marines, sailors and their families would be in attendance.
Fox 5 San Diego
Adam Lambert visited Fox 5 in San Diego and talked about his favorite performance, music, fashion, and his reaction to the fans.
Adam Lambert and Leila Lambert, his mother, on Fox 5 San Diego. They talk about the Idol experience, Adam’s childhood singing, the love and support from family, and demonstrated a mutual respect between a mother and her son which is to be admired.
Adam Lambert helps out with the weather on Fox 5 San Diego and even gives tips on his now famous eyeliner application.
Star 94.1 The Jeff & Jer Show – You can watch Adam Lambert’s radio interview here at Star 94.1 The Jeff and Jer Show.
The DJ greeted Adam with, “We don’t just like you, we love you. I appreciate your talent, your wonderful gift, all of that. But what I like is when the performance is over, there’s a warmth and humility and humbleness that comes out of you instantly and I know when people are faking it in entertainment and that is so genuine with you. When you turn around and thank the band, nobody else thinks to do that. I just love that about you.”
During the interview, Adam was asked if he wins American Idol, how will he feel and what will it mean to him. Adam’s response, “If I were to win, it would definitely be a validation of everything I have worked for, my whole life, I have been trying to entertain people. Getting to be on this platform and being able to entertain this many people all at once… this is the ultimate prize. This is what I’ve wanted for my whole life so it will be a crowning achievement and it will be pretty overwhelming.” This interview is a must see!
933 AJ’s Playhouse – You can watch Adam Lambert’s radio interview here at 933 AJs Playhouse
As Adam entered the radio room, he was greeted with, “We are so happy to have you here. You have been described as everything from the next incarnation of Elvis to the greatest pure vocalist in the history of Idol.” Highlights of the interview include: discussion of Adam’s style both in fashion and music, Adam’s first big gig after moving to LA, the question that came from Anoop that was a surprise during this interview, and his mad respect for Allison Iraheta’s raw talent. This interview is a must see!
Adam Lambert visits and performs at Mount Carmel High School
When Lambert got on stage, he shared with the audience: “This is so weird,” he said. “Like, imagine, graduating and coming back and having all this happen.
“Without trying to be too cheesy or be on a soapbox, I just want to say a couple things.
“This is an example of believing in yourself, knowing who you are,” he said. “Anybody that feels different or weird, screw it! Embrace it!
“Embrace each other’s differences, ok? Celebrate it. It’s cool to be different.”
When he asked if he could play a song, the crowd broke out in screams. He then sang Michael Jackson’s “Black or White,” and “Mad World,” made famous by Tears for Fears.
The school principal, Dr. Tom McCoy, later encouraged the audience to vote and make Lambert “America’s next Idol.”
As his car left the stadium, Lambert thanked people and shook their hands. “This has been amazing, Amazing!” he said. “I feel all the support, all the love.” By Helen Kaiao Chang, San Diego News Network
Watch Adam Lambert singing “Black or White” and “Mad World” at Mount Carmel High
Mayor Jerry Sanders joined Adam on the stage and said, “Anyone who would sing Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and get a standing ovation is my kind of guy. So I want to congratulate you. All of San Diego is tremendously proud of what you’ve done and we’re excited for you. We know you will be the next (American) Idol.” Mayor Jerry Sanders proclaimed Friday, May 8th, to be Adam Lambert Day in the city of San Diego. Adam was excited to receive such an honor and held the proclamation up high for all to see with a broad smile across his face.
The Idol did take care of some business while he was in town, reminding his audience, “So you guys are gonna help me out and vote!”
“You guys, how’s it feel to be out of class today?” Lambert asked before leaving the stage. By 11:30 he was gone, taking one final lap around the track before leaving the stadium. He transferred to a white stretch limo not far away, which was thronged but able to make slow, steady progress off school grounds.
Later on Friday, he is expected to go to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, where he will visit with Marines, sailors and their families at the Bob Hope Theater. That event is not open to the general public. It is for active-duty service members, reservists, retirees and their family members only. By Eric S. Page NBC San Diego
An excerpt from someone who was at the Miramar Naval base yesterday.
The General greeted Adam so warmly, complimenting him so highly, telling him how proud he is that he’s from San Diego, and Adam was so appreciative – his normal great self!
The general presented him with many items. They had youth come up and do this also. Among the things he got were: some sort of circular military medallion, a plaque commending his efforts, flowers, and from the kids: a black USMC t-shirt (the general said he heard Adam liked black, and Adam vocally agreed), a USMC baseball cap, a stuffed bull dog (the USMC mascot) and a really cool over-the-shoulder USMC flight bag, which he totally loved.
Then Congressman Brian Bilbray came out and presented the future AMERICAN Idol with an American flag that has flown in from the Washington DC Congress building, that was folded and housed in a triangle-shaped box, with a clear glass window top. Adam was really touched and said how proud he was to be honored with all of these items, and said what a proud American he was, and thanked all military personel and families for all that they do.
The general asked Adam if he would sing… He said since he was on the base, he could think of no more perfect song than the national anthem, which he sang beautifully and flawlessly – accapella! It was so wonderful!
Adam Lambert singing The Star Spangled Banner live at Miramar Naval Base in San Diego
by luv2laugh at TALC
May 8th, in San Diego, California, will forever be Adam Lambert day. A day to celebrate Adam the performer and Adam the person; both equally impressive. Thanks to the wonderful world of media, everyone could share this memorable experience with Adam. The members here at TALC couldn’t be more proud to support such a uniquely talented, extraordinary human being.
by luv2laugh at TALC
Adam Lambert is a natural with interviews; he always gives us both professional and personal insight and that’s what makes him so intriguing. Adam Lambert discusses his journey to the Top 4 on Idol with My Fox Raleigh. Adam sets the record straight about his relationship with Kris Allen, thanks his fans, highlights his trip to Detroit for Motown week, discusses who he is as an artist including his song choices and style, takes us through a work week on Idol, and shares his view on the judges.
AMERICAN IDOL SUMMER TOUR TICKETS GO ON SALE
THIS SATURDAY, MAY 9th at 10:00 am
Don’t miss out on this year’s American Idol Summer Tour featuring your favorite Idol, Adam Lambert. This is your opportunity to see Adam perform on the big stage and hear his unbelievable killer vocals live!! Adam can pull out all the stops; this is his time to shine. The tours kicks off on July 5th in Portland Oregon and continues through September 15th in Manchester, New Hampshire for it’s closing show. For a complete list of dates and locations click on American Idol Tour Info
by luv2laugh at TALC
After over 67 million votes, Adam Lambert joins Idols Top 3, bringing him one step closer to becoming our next American Idol. Way to Rock the Vote Adam fans, let’s continue to show everyone that we are a strong force when it comes to Adam, who we believe is the most talented, unique, and genuine person to ever grace the Idol stage!
Adam will be honored by his home town San Diego, CA on Friday. Stay tuned for updates on all the events scheduled for Adam.
Adam Lambert’s single “Whole Lotta Love” is up on American Idol iTunes store. Be sure to order yours today… first time anyone on Idol ever took on Zeppelin and nailed it.
The Top 4 rocked it out with Slash on lead guitar singing “Schools Out” by Alice Cooper.
Watch the Top 4 as paper cut-outs peel themselves into reality in “Move Along” this weeks new Ford music video.
Music Video “Move On”
Adam says, “This is interesting today because we’re going to be superimposed upon the live action that they’ve already filmed so this is new to us.” Watch Making of “Move Along” to find out what the Idols needed to do to pull of this effect.
by luv2laugh at TALC
Adam Lambert went where no other contestant has gone in the history of Idol as he took on Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”. Leave it to Adam to come from the bottom two last week and risk it all by taking on a rock legend. Adam’s fiery epic performance left no doubt that he is in fact a Rock God in his own right. Those of us who appreciate and respect Adam for all he is couldn’t have been more proud. I was impressed that Adam found a way to include all the necessary aspects of a true rock song into a two minute performance. A guitar solo and an a capella piece at the end demonstrated that Adam’s killer rock vocals will be a force in the music industry for many years to come.
From the judges we heard: “Rock Star,” “Rock God,” “Perfect,” “One of your best performances … the only downside being that no one can top it.” I’d say they were clearly impressed with Adam Lambert’s take on Zeppelin.
Performance video of Adam Lambert singing “Whole Lotta Love”
Performance comments from the members at TALC
“The single greatest performance I’ve ever seen on Idol. ITA Simon “No one can top that.” Epic night for our dear Adam!” by madforadam at TALC
“Led Z Yes! Adam is the star that idol was created to find. As far I’m concerned all 7 seasons before this were the warm up show for the real thang. Adam is a rock sex god and owned the entire show from the moment he stepped on stage till the end of the show and proved who the true American Idol as far I’m concerned is for not only this season, but all 8 seasons.” by Joy at TALC
“I am just so excited after tonight–Adam just owned the stage and the others just paled in comparison. Boy, tonight just wiped away any worries from last week’s results. The other highlight was Adam’s duet with Allison. They were just so joyous in their performance together and Adam really brought out the best Alison had to give. They were fabulous together….wow! Anyway, back to my poor cramped fingers…I am a 69 year old grandmother and have NEVER EVER voted for any reality show contestant, EVER. This season Adam’s incredible talent and personality just got to me and I am doing my best to see that he continues all the way to the top. These old fingers got through hundreds of times over the past two hours…pushing the redial on my land line. I don’t even know how to text, but I sure did my part with my phone. Go Adam–this is sooooooo exciting!” by themominva at TALC
by luv2laugh at TALC
Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta complimented each other beautifully as they sang Foghat’s “Slow Ride”. It was a joy to watch Adam and Allison as they fed off of each other’s confidence, energy, and enthusiasm for their genuine love of rock. Although Adam could have, he never over shadowed Allison and the result was exactly what a duet should be; two singers blending as one. Their overwhelming appreciation for each other was evident by the big bear hug following their performance. They stood arm and arm with wide grins across their faces as they awaited the judges critique. The judges loved it and so did we; definitely one for the American Idol tour!
Performance Video of Adam Lambert & Allison Iraheta singing “Slow Ride”