Thursday, May 21, 2009
I'm Glad Adam Lambert Didn't Win American Idol!
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Adam Lambert. That boy can sing circles around most people, including the members of KISS, whom he sang with last night.
I have been a fan of his since day one. He is uber-talented and an incredible performer.
When he sang with Queen last night, he gave me chills. Freddy Mercury would be damn proud.
But, I'm glad he didn't win the title of American Idol.
Not because I like Kris Allen better, I don't.
Not to take away from Kris Allen. He is a great singer and musician, no doubt.
I just love a big voice, which is why I had been cheering for Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta (loved her performance with Cyndi Lauper, by the way). They both have texture and mega range to their voices.
I also grew up with 80's Glam Rock. If you don't like that kind of Rock N' Roll, I don't imagine you'd much care for Adam.
However, my 90 year old grandmother loves him and is so mad he didn't win!
I did not vote Tuesday night because I didn't care which one won. I think Kris needs American Idol to help promote him. He is so quiet and humble, that I don't know that he would do as well if he didn't have Idol behind him.
I also think Adam needs to be free from Idol to make the kind of record that he should be making. He knows how talented he is and can promote himself just fine.
I heard some people say Adam didn't win because of the gay factor. I think that's a bunch of bull. I don't think that was a factor at all. People are going to over-analyze the outcome of this because it was such a shock to everyone including Kris Allen.
I say, just let it go. The way people are reacting, in my opinion, is taking away from Kris Allen's talent. He IS very talented. They are just two very different people with two very different styles. That does not mean one is less talented than the other.
I heard that both will have albums come out in the fall. I am excited to see what they both do.