Simon: Adam Lambart’s “One” is BrilliantMay 14th, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by GD
Simon Cowell chose U2’s “One” for Adam Lambart on “American Idol” and said that when he asked U2 for their permission for the song, Bono from the band had told him that he’s be glad if Adam sang the song.
Adam rendered the song in a very “Mad World” manner, slow and restrained, with the stage lights turning blue, making it just right for Adam’s fans to swoon. Adam sang out the chorus, and showed off his range when he hit and held the high note with the audience going berserk in delight. Adam looked so involved in that note it almost looked like he was going to cry after it.
It was by far the best performance of the evening as the audience broke out in loud applause and Adam stood there, basking in the appreciation with his parents looking on. Randy thought the vocals were “unbelievable”, though a tiny bit off the melody and called Adam a “talented guy”. Kara called him an “amazing strategist” because he sang the song in a very different way that was rather incredibly nice. Paula said she felt miserable just sitting and gloating next to Simon and told Adam that it was “a brilliant song, superb performance.”
Simon thought the song was a superb choice and that the performance was “brilliant” and added that if Lambart does not go into the finals it would be quite an upset.
It remains to be seen if the audience thinks as “one” with the judges and vote Adam into the finals now.
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