Archive for June, 2009
Adam Lambert took New York City by storm with a smile and a song throughout what had to be a grueling press schedule. Adam handles all his press with ease, it’s something he was definitely meant to do. Just his mere presence speaks volumes about his star quality.
The Early Show CBS
by luv2laugh at TALC
Adam Lambert appeared on The Early Morning show on CBS and I had the privilege of seeing the taping live. It was a cold, windy day, but people came from all over just to get a glimpse of Adam and hear him sing. A young woman next to me had driven from Ohio through the night just to see Adam and hear him sing. Even though CBS insisted we cheer and clap on demand throughout the taping of the show, a genuine roar of screaming, calling Adam’s name, and “I love yous” came over the crowd the minute Adam was spotted. It was so exciting to hear the crowd. Adam looked so beautiful… the white jacket was a perfect choice in the natural sunlight and made for some stunning photos. I’m a huge fan of his unique sense of style; always a fashion statement right down to the last detail.
Even with the wind, Adam’s flawless voice was exquisite with simply a piano to accompany him while he sang “Mad World”. After Adam was finished, he shook the gentleman’s hand who had accompanied him on the piano. Adam looked out to the crowd and apologized for having to leave right away and thanked everyone and blew us all a kiss which sent the crowd into a tizzy.
You can watch Adam Lambert’s appearance on The CBS Early Morning Show and see him perform “Mad World” here
Regis and Kelly Live
Regis and Kelly chat with Adam about his experience in theater from the age of ten, his first concert, his musical influence from his family, his favorite performers, the door that Adam has opened for all kinds of theater performers, and Adam’s style influences.
Kelly told Adam, “I don’t think anybody has achieved the level of stardom on that American Idol stage that you have; I mean winners, past winners, everyone included. I think you have tapped into something people were hungry for and looking for.”
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins TV Show
Oh, this was fun to see. Adam is so very believable his role during this comedy routine. It’s impressive he nailed it on the first take. The story line is perfect dealing with “the question” everyone wants Adam to answer.
Michelle Collins stated, “Let me also say this about Adam… forget his incredible singing ability for a second… but what an actor! He nailed his lines ON THE FIRST TAKE — complicated words, mind you — and had the sort of comic sensibility that one can only be born with. The entire room was cracking up from the guy — be sure to watch tomorrow night to see the entire bit, because it delivers.”
Today Show on NBC
by flynnsgirl at TALC
Big week for the fans in NYC, Adam had appearances all week in the Big Apple. I was lucky enough to catch a couple of these.
Wednesday night we drove into the city and checked into the hotel, as we were having a cocktail in the lounge we saw Danny Gokey arrive pretty upset because the airline lost his luggage. Yikes! Kara DioGuardi was wandering around the lobby sans makeup. She is one tiny woman, Paula Abdul must be about 2 feet tall!
We were off to bed because we needed to get to the Today Show by about 5:30 am The area where the performers do their thing is an alleyway between two buildings. They had a tented area for Adam and Kris to stand under because it had been lightly raining on and off. We had “fan passes” which meant we could get in the line that was let in first. There are barriers separating the alleyway, the press has an area to the right of the tent and the “fan pass” people could stand directly in front of the stage. There is another barrier across the front that keeps the fans about 8 feet away from the stage because this is where the Today Show people do their thing. It is basically set up like cattle pens, not the most comfortable situation.
Adam came out for sound check and did Mad World twice, first time I loved so much, because he had a little bit of morning voice, very sexy. He had no “make up” on and hadn’t done his hair. either way, the man is gorgeous. Kris did Heartless and No Boundaries. Adam stood off to the side drinking tea and watching Kris, then Kris watched Adam. There is no doubt that these two admire each other. Both guys disappeared inside and we waited about an hour, they came out again and did the songs again. Then it was time for the actual recorded performance. Adam changed clothes for the live TV performance, I have no idea if Kris did because Kris is the T-shirt and jeans kinda guy, don’t know if they were new clothes or not. Adam sounds amazing live, his voice is so crystal clear. They did some interviews but we had to wait to see them at home on the TV. You can’t hear a thing.
I hope all the fans can get a chance to see Adam on the Summer Idol Tour, his extraordinary voice is really a must see/hear!
One point I want to make, there was a very large crowd and Kris got very nice applause, but when Adam came out the place went nuts. This was not the first time I have seen this. People go nuts for Adam!
Here’s a video of Adam’s performance of “Mad World” on the Today Show filmed by our very own tuke18 here at TALC.