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Adam Lambert Lights Up the Big Apple – Part 2

by on Jun.11, 2009, under All About Adam, Interviews, Videos

Adam Lambert was interviewed by magazines, radio stations, TV networks, online sites, and even Broadway on Broadway during his three day stay in New York City. Everyone wanted a piece of Adam and he never tired of answering all the questions. He greeted everyone with the same passion and enthusiasm he dedicates to his artistry. There were some interviews, however, that dared to be different just as Adam dares to be different and the results were outstanding. Here are those exceptional interviews with Adam.

Idolatry at EW.com by Michael Slazek

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Slezak, you did not disappoint with Adam Lambert’s Idoltary; we expected great things from you and you definitely delivered. Thank you! This was not only Adam’s most informative interview during his week in NYC, but it was the interview where Adam’s personality pulled us in and we loved every single second.

Here’s the link to watch Adam’s five part interview with Slezak Idolatry at EW.com It’s a must see! You need to scroll down on the side bar until you see the icons with Adam’s pictures, there are five videos included in this interview.

One of our members here at TALC shared her insight about Adam’s Idoltary interview with Slezak and I thought I would share a portion of it her thoughts here for our readers. To read drshivago’s entire post on Adam’s Idolatry click here

by drshivago at TALC

“I had a probably unheathly amount of anticipation for Adam’s episode. As someone who appreciates honest visceral and emotional reactions, open discussion, and a healthy dose of snark, I am a big fan of Idolatry. Slezak may have started out lagging behind the train, but he was on board after a few weeks and I felt he was very supportive of Adam (not all his contributers were, to be fair). So I was looking forward to a happy relaxed,and most importantly, HONEST Adam Lambert interview. I really feel like Adam was just spectacular. The last couple days Adam’s personality has been coming out in less filtered doses, and from what I’ve seen so far the guy is truly awesome. I’m going to pick just a few things that really stood out to me.

-”I thought we were just singing?” So obviously Adam Lambert became a poster boy for certain civil rights issues during the Idol season, at least in the eyes of many media outlets. Adam’s candor in admitting that he didn’t necessarily want that distinction is refreshing, because it could potentially cause some ire. He says he felt honouredm but intimidated and that it was “a lot of pressure” on him. His honesty about that is not something that everyone would give, especially since he clearly believes in the cause. Adam knows the difference between being the change,and talking about the change. That’s the big thing I come away with from his comments here.

“Shy?” The word doesn’t belong in the same neighborhood as my name, Adam implied, while giving a genius “bitch please” face when Slezak commended Adam for not shying away from flaunting some sexuality on the Idol stage. I am very pleased to see Adam still look so thrilled that he had the opportunity to sing Zeppelin on the happy family show, complete with not-so-subtle phallic references. This was a personal favourite of mine during the show, and it felt a bit like liberation (if on a small stage unable or unwilling to embrace it in all its heated glory. Just ask the camera operators). Love to Slezak for showing the down and dirtiest parts of the performance during the discussion. Of course the internet and anyone who bothers to pay attention knows that Adam’s physicality on Idol was hugely tame compared to some of the performances he’s given in the past. It’s exciting from a fan point of view to see Adam excited about the times he got to really push things, because one can only believe that he will throw down in a big way in the future.

- “It’s fusion- yada yada yada.” Adam discusses his record. This guy will not be put in a box. If you try, he will fight. He’s warning you now. He’s got no time for narrowminded archaic views of the recording industry. That being said, Adam’s confident claims that the label is behind his vision soothe the worried beast of fandom.

- “That’s bull. Eyeroll.” So he didn’t actually say eyeroll, but it was damned evident. Along with putting any well meaning (but honestly, so so mistaken) Cash “fans” who decried the ultra cool arrangement of Ring of Fire in their place, Adam defended his (stunningly stellar) vocals on this performance. Because no one else would (especially individuals with “judge of a singing competition” anywhere on their resume). It is interesting and comforting to hear Adam say what fans had been practically screaming after RoF- that Johnny Cash was an innovator and a rebel, that Johnny Cash would have dug it. “Done and done.” It’s always nice to hear that an artist feels his fans get him, but in this instance I see an example of the fans getting to know that the artist gets THEM, as well. Now if only Slezak had asked THE question: was the shirt-lift on purpose?

- “I knew people would figure that out, if they were savvy enough.” From your lips to the media’s ears, Adam Lambert. We get it, they get it, everyone gets it. Why are we still talking about it like it’s something, when it was nothing a long, long time ago. The public has spoken: Adam Lambert is beloved by a large number of people. These people? They know who he is, because he was never hiding. He said it best himself months ago, “I am who I am.”

My number one favourite moment:

“I’m kind of ridiculous, I know that.” Completely unprompted, Adam spontaneously thanks Slezak for “taking the piss out of” him, and says he “deserves a bit of an eye roll now and then.” The sweetness with which he makes this statement is charming and very self-aware. He ends by agreeing that he knows it was out of love, and that he “knew you guys got it.” And maybe the most telling part of this exchange? I believed him. Part of being good at the kind of performance that Adam does is knowing it’s over the top, and being completely comfortable and in control of it. Which Adam clearly is.

I know this was likely overwrought and over-dissected, but the interview was so full of gems. Comments, expressions, and moments that made me smile, made me feel, or made me think. Or all of them at once. That’s just kind of what Adam Lambert does.”

Best Week Ever
The Adam Lambert Interview That Will Change Your Life by Michelle Collins

photograph by Erica Magrey

photograph by Erica Magrey

But lately, a new hero has emerged on the horizon: Adam Lambert, the enigmatic, timeless, sexy, talented, from another planet amazing American Idol runner-up who has turned the United States into a pigpen of lusty fanboys and fangirls, myself included. Having watched this season of Idol since Day 1, my feelings for Adam went from “casual fan” to “He is the Second Coming of Christ.”

So when word got around that Mr. Lambert would be coming in to tape a segment for Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins, airing this Friday, May 29 at 11 PM, I was faced with a real dilemma: Do I opt to meet him face to face, risking the chance that I embarrass myself 4 Lyf, or do I take that old saying to heart, and keep my dreams and heroes at an arms length? The answer should be pretty obvious. And so I strapped a jetpack made out of dreams and joy to my back in an effort to rocket ship my ass into his heart. by Michelle Collins

Be sure to read Michelle Collins’ interview with Adam; sometimes you’re meant to meet your hero and life is grand. Best Week Ever Interview with Adam Lambert by Michelle Collins

Michelle, anyone who can make Adam Lambert laugh like you did during an interview is my kind of girl. I absolutely loved your enthusiasm and your humour as did Adam. I’m sure his time with you didn’t feel like work; he was having way too much fun. Great interview, more like a conversation between friends than an interview and awesome pictures.

Broadway.com

photograph by Bruce Glikas

photograph by Bruce Glikas

Even with Adam’s extremely busy press schedule, he made time for his passion for theater while he was in NYC; it was important to him. After seeing the Broadway musical Hair, Adam met with the cast and answered some questions for Broadway.com.

Broadway.com

“It was so wonderful seeing him in this element. He’s so obviously at home with his theater family–the mutual love is so evident. I love that his “platform” seems to be addressing kids who feel different or picked on; he has spoken to this issue so many times and with such conviction. He is such an inspiration!” by paperweight at TALC

To see backstage pictures of Adam with the cast of Hair, click on Broadway.com Photo Op: Adam Lambert Heads to Hair on Broadway. Adam knew and had worked with many of the cast members; how cool for Adam.

People.com

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Adam’s discusses his favorite mentor on the show, singing with Queen, artists he would like to work with, favorite brand of eyeliner and nail polish, favorite ice cream, what he likes to do on a rainy day, and Adam states that he’s not on twitter.

My favorite line from the interview was when Adam said, “I do love ice cream. It’s my favorite junk food indulgence, although I can’t be eating ice cream people, I’m trying to be a rock star.”

Check out People.com Interview with Adam Lambert

US Magazine.com

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“One of the best interviews! They were so giddy tired , it was hilarious! hahaha
I can see why they get along so well….they’re on the same wavelength!” by Hanna at TALC.

Check out US Magazine.com Interview with Adam and Kris

You can visit our forum to check out all of Adam Lambert’s interviews during his stay in NYC at TheAdamLambertConnection.com/forum

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Adam Lambert Lights Up The Big Apple – Part 1

by on Jun.10, 2009, under All About Adam, Videos

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

photo by Jacqui B of TALC

photo by Jacqui B of TALC

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.”

Regis & Kelly Live Interview with Adam Lambert

Regis & Kelly Live Adam Lambert performs “Mad World”

Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins TV Show

photo by Erica Magrey

photo by Erica Magrey

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.”

Check out Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins – Adam Lambert

Today Show on NBC

photo by Jacqui B at TALC

photo by Jacqui B at TALC

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.

Adam Lambert performs “Mad World” on the Today Show

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