As the top 8 in American Idol 2009 performed a few hours ago, there was only one performance that stood out for me. Adam Lambert’s rendition of Mad World by Tears for Fears overwhelmed me. It was the best of the night as affirmed by Simon who could only stand up and applaud him with time running out.
Since I seem to have gone backward as I described the last singer, I might as well just go through some of the rest. Next to Lambert, I would say Matt Giraud singing Part Time Lover and Allison Iraheta with I Can’t Make You Love Me (love this song . . . the softer version though) were the decent performers. Danny Gokey sang Stand By Me, but it was nothing out of the ordinary, though he did change it up a bit. The bottom for me were Lil Rounds (what’s up with her?) and Scott MacIntyre. The rest were forgettable, as Simon would say.
Meantime, here is the video of Adam’s stunning performance. Nothing like the original with just a touch of his style in the end.