Adam Lambert performed “Whataya Want From Me” and “Music Again” on the CBS Early Show this morning. He also sat down to talk about Sunday’s controversial American Music Awards performance.

Videos after the JUMP…

Whataya Want From Me

Music Again

Sit down interview

Short interviews outside the studio

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  • sr4mjc

    He looked and sounded fantastic!

  • SexyEvey

    Yes he did!!! And he looked HAPPY!!!!! That was the best part of it all.

  • lorismile

    He sounded FANTASTIC!!!!!! He looked very happy…and really HOTTTTTT! :-)

  • BeckyMD

    I agree with Slezak’s review of the performances. They were amazing. WWFM was beautiful. Music Again is very hard to sing. I think he kinda missed the first falsetto/that crazy high note, but the rest was good and fun.

    For me, the choice of these two are meaningful too given the circumstance. WWFM is asking fans and non-fans to be patient with him while he is finding his way as a new artist, and as said in the title Music Again is to remind people that he’s a singer and wants to back to his music again.

  • BeckyMD

    adamlambert

    1. Thank you to everyone who waited in the cold so early this morning for my CBS Early Show performance! Your support is so important to me. 37 minutes ago from Echofon

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    A little morning eye candy for all ENJOY!!!! :)

    http://www.daylife.com/search/photos/1/grid?q=adam+lambert

  • Levine

    Well done Adam! So happy for him!

  • sr4mjc

    2 more adds for WWFM today, both in Canada. Halifax and Toronto.

  • dhunken

    nvm

  • brittneybabyy

    He looked fantastic, he sounded spot-on (except for the first falsetto lick in “Music Again” – but it was the morning and he hit the other ones, so it’s understandable), and he just looked like he was having a blast. I really hope this proves to people that Adam does have some pipes on him, and he really CAN sing. WWFM is definitely a song I would have chosen for him to sing this morning, but my second choice would not have been MA. Regardless, I think it was a nice song for the performance this morning.

  • Ceddies

    And wasn’t Leila great too! This was the best morning I’ve had in a long while. I’m never up this early.

    People do love him and support him. Two fans had come from ?Pakistan and Japan just to be there. I wondered if perhaps they had been planning to attend the GMA show and just followed him on over to Early Show.

  • Thea

    Agree: sounded and looked AMAZING.

    PS: BeckyMD, yes, I think he missed the crazy note the first time (not by much tho ;) )

  • LaurelG

    It was the Early Adam Lambert Morning Show!

  • Bowie1

    Adam was AMAZING on the Early Show. I was so happy for him and ‘us’ Adam fans!! He looked and sounded great. I think all his songs will have a real ‘rock and roll’ vibe when sung live.

    It was great that one of the hosts (don’t know their names) mentioned all the diverse ages and people that are Adam fans. The one woman came from Toyko! (WOW). I just wish he could have had his concert at the theater so he could of had a live audience of his fans. Big! Big! Fail ABC!!

    Adam…you “ROCKED” today!!

  • HeidiL

    That WWFM was beautiful. I’m a fan of less is more and THAT is what he should have done on the AMAs. Of course then he wouldn’t have had all that publicity. Hard decisions. What price are you willing to pay for publicity???

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    In a way I was glade he hit the bum note in Music Again…because he was so spot on it was hard to tell it wasn’t live….just an excellent job by Adam and his band…They Worked It Out…LOL!

  • LoveContinuum

    He was awesome and this will only help his sales. I wonder if the Billboard editor factored this show into his $225k estimate?

    I love the fact that, despite the interviewer’s attempts to drag an apology out of him, he didn’t. (And he shouldn’t.) He was articulate and unaffected. Love his Mom for backing him up. He was pitch perfect (agree with poster above about the first falsetto in Music Again)… and made up entirely for his poor vocals on the AMAs. Love that he admitted that part too.

  • dhunken

    brittneybabyy
    11/25/2009 at 11:45 am

    He looked fantastic, he sounded spot-on (except for the first falsetto lick in ‘Music Again’  ‘“ but it was the morning and he hit the other ones, so it’s understandable)

    …and to be fair it wasn’t really terrible…just not as clear and spot on as the other two time he had to hit the note.

  • kittensmittens

    The Early Show turned into a 2-hour Lambert Show :D Interview, fan questions, Leila, and 2 songs! Way more coverage than GMA would have given.

    Adam handled the tough questions gracefully but stood his ground. Also admitted that the AMA’s weren’t his best vocal. Superb live vocal on WWFM and MA (except for one bum falsetto).

    The only WTF is CBS’s blurring of the Adam/Tommy kiss when they immediately followed with the unblurry Madonna/Britney/Christina kiss. Most clear illustration of the double-standard EVER!

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    I’ll admit I was holding my breath during both songs with my fingers and toes crossed so hard that they were practically turning blue.

    [sigh of relief]

    He did GREAT!!! WWFM was perfect, Music Again was fantastic with one tiny wonky falsetto note during the first chorus…which he then nailed with an enormous grin during the 2nd and 3rd iterations.

    GO ADAM!!!

  • ptslittlecomment

    Well, the ONLY morning show not talking about Adam this morning was GMA – actually they may have been, I refused to watch them – but the folks at the Today Show and The View both talked about Adam and the booking switch controversy. They were both generally supportive and praised his voice although they said they thought he went too far (or did this too soon). Barbara Walters said she really likes Adam and discussed the issue with him for her special, so yeah, he will go over all this once again for the primetime viewers too.

  • sr4mjc

    I noticed the censorship too. heh. One point for Adam on that one.

    Fantastic performance! Need more Tommy next time;)

  • nina.t

    Metaphysical Rock, OMG. Keep It Up Adam!!

  • leeann

    RandomizeME has a DL link for ripped HQ videos from the CBS site.

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    Music Again is great live! That wasn’t my fave song on the album, but now that I’ve seen them perform it, I love it.

  • Valentin432

    Music Again sounds great live

  • revcat

    The Early Show was actually The Adam Lambert Show this morning. No boring cooking segments, mainly just Adam and Robin Williams. Interesting to know Adam is friends with Robin’s daughter. Everybody on the show seemed to be super hyped up and having a ball.

  • unique28v

    WWFM was beautiful.

    Yes. I think it could be a hit for him too. I’m glad its his next single. Plus, it was a great message. What do you want from me people??!!! lol

  • natsmavenus

    Just watched the two hour Lambert lovefest! Can’t believe the amount of airtime he received. The Early Show people were downright giddy. Most importantly, his voice sounded beautiful and he looked like a Rockstar! Soooo happy for Adam!

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Man, this site has been up and down more than a pogo stick today…reposting.

    ptslittlecomment: Well, the ONLY morning show not talking about Adam this morning was GMA ‘“ actually they may have been, I refused to watch them…

    [laugh] Actually, I’d like to find someone who DID watch GMA today to find out what they did to fill in the empty time slot (and to learn what they said/omitted to say about said empty time slot).

  • Squirrely

    The only WTF is CBS’s blurring of the Adam/Tommy kiss when they immediately followed with the unblurry Madonna/Britney/Christina kiss. Most clear illustration of the double-standard EVER!

    I know – thanks for proving his point CBS. And a HUGE thank you for having him on he was great.

  • LoveContinuum

    IIRC, FYE was 37-ish yesterday? It’s 29 now. Early Show bump or AMAs?

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    [wry grin] You know, I never thought I’d say it, but I actually envy Kris’ parking lot tailgate concert. He and his new band had a chance to perform live without an enormous amount of pressure BEFORE hitting the talk shows, etc. Every single debut Adam has done has been in front of a large national audience.

    Talk about pressure.

  • Renee in CA

    So great to see Adam our happy guy rocking it out! The band was live, yes? If so, they are terrific as well. Our Rock God will be just fine.

  • IdolThoughts

    Adam was fantastic. We all love a little redeemability. He is showing how multidimensional he is without apologizing for any of his dimensions. There’s a little something for everyone. Yay. Yay for the Early Show for picking him up. Suck it GMA!!!

  • 4evrmomof4

    I was there this morning-he was even more gorgeous in person, such an incredible sense of style- so sweet and gracious.

    I also was able to see the performance up close right outside the Early Show window-he was really spectacular, as was his band. (Couldn’t get back fast enough to get an autograph, but really preferred seeing him perform up close), but go lots of great pictures.

    And the shiny pants, and silver nail polish were so yummy! The hair was so luscious as well.

    And, Tommy, so stickin’ adorable in person.

    It was my birthday today, so for me, to see Adam 10 feet from me(at times much closer) for the better part of two hours was a fantastic birthday present!

  • JuneauXena

    Adam sang beautifully this morning on The Early Show. He was back to his pitch-perfect, tastefully sexy self, radiating charm and joie de vivre. He was svelte and stunning in a tailored black jacket and a very cool shirt with a space-agey high-standing collar that looked like it leapt off a Japanese designer’s scribbling pad, worn over tight, gleaming black pants. And now, can we put the whole AMA tempest behind us and get back to having us some fun? Here’s a rumination on why we find his fingerless gloves so alluring…
    http://onthemeaningofadamlambert.wordpress.com/hand-job-by-juneau/

  • madefourbabies

    Music Again is great live! That wasn’t my fave song on the album, but now that I’ve seen them perform it, I love it.

    My thoughts exactly. Amazing that a song could actually sound better live. How often does that happen?? He was wonderful this morning and looked absolutely gorgeous. I’m sure he picked up a few new fans today. :) Can’t wait for Letterman tonight!

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    4evrmomof4
    11/25/2009 at 12:30 pm
    I was there this morning-he was even more gorgeous in person, such an incredible sense of style- so sweet and gracious.

    I also was able to see the performance up close right outside the Early Show window-he was really spectacular, as was his band. (Couldn’t get back fast enough to get an autograph, but really preferred seeing him perform up close), but go lots of great pictures.

    And the shiny pants, and silver nail polish were so yummy! The hair was so luscious as well.

    And, Tommy, so stickin’ adorable in person.

    It was my birthday today, so for me, to see Adam 10 feet from me(at times much closer) for the better part of two hours was a fantastic birthday present!

    Happy BDay…what a present!

    That is awesome you got to go, sounds incredible..

    So could you even hear them behind the glass or just see them?

  • gangreen29

    I don’t know why sometimes I cant stand Adams voice, and other times I love it. I think WWFM is catchy, but I had to turn it off because the singing was seriously annoying me. I love him on Music Again though. I really think after WWFM it needs to be his next single. I think it will be his before he cheats.

  • 4evrmomof4

    Kanadie Bonttell,

    Got to hear as well-They chose some of us from the crowd to go to a set of bleachers next to the window to see upcolose and listen as well.

    He was outside several times over the course of 1 1/2 hours. I must have taken 100 pics of him, as I was so close, in the front of the barricades when he was outside.

    Still on cloud nine.

    The Early Show peeps are fans, some are gay and felt that the treatment of Adam different from other stars was homophobia, pure and simple
    I spoke to the hosts of the Early Show and the staff several times over the course of 1 1/2 hours and they kept saying how sweet and charming he is, how grateful and how grounded he is.

    He was so sweet and he was freezing, as he only wore the clothes he performed in outside in the wind.

    He has lost so weight from the tour,I saw him in Bridgeport and the hair is an absolute work of art…

  • marg

    Adam, you just redeemed yourself! You did good…you’re amazing…rock on
    also thank you “Early Show” !

  • BeckyMD

    Happy Bday 4evrmomof4!!!

    I watched the show this morning on TV. So many fans wanted to give him a hug. I think that warm him a lot :D

  • cookmerized

    Great job Adam Lambert. So proud to be a fan. Way to answer your critics. That was beautiful, humble, intelligent and understated. But still fun. And sexy. I hope CBS had a record number of watchers this morning. ABC can bite me.

  • adamlover

    i dont think i have ever seen him look so gorgeous…he is absolutely breathtaking. and, he sounded fantastic. it sure is a roller coaster ride that i adore going on!!!!

  • Squirrely

    The only WTF is CBS’s blurring of the Adam/Tommy kiss when they immediately followed with the unblurry Madonna/Britney/Christina kiss. Most clear illustration of the double-standard EVER!

    I know – thanks for proving his point CBS. And a HUGE thank you for having him on he was great.

    Happy birthday 4evermomof4

    What a great morning – Adam give me a few days before my next ulcer ;p

  • FifthHouseSun

    Just watched the two hour Lambert lovefest! Can’t believe the amount of airtime he received. The Early Show people were downright giddy.

    That was the most spectacular two hours of wonderful promo.

    Practically The Adam Lambert Infommercial! Complete with continually changing album snippets, quarter hour cutaways to the huge crowd, pretty Mom Leila, hosts saying “Let’s have Adam Lambert every morning”, and gorgeous singing and equally gorgeous wardrobe. (Maybe Adam should go with the “Bringing Handsome Back Tour”)

    And the ABC joking skewer about host Maria’s Halloween Adam Lambert costume and lip synch clip – “We got 1500 calls about that”–was a reminder of how puny a number 1500 out of 14 million is. (Early Show phone # all over Twitter. Actual nice real people answer the phone. Hope they’re keeping track. Be interesting to compare numbers)

    Black Rock jubilee must be happening. With CBS Execs feeling the Thanksgiving Gratitudes indeed. Would loved to have been in the room with ABC execs watching Adam’s sweet-voiced, oh-so-morning appropriate performance.

  • Layla

    Adam was in the newspaper here in Copenhagan this morning! Two-page spread! Effin’ awesome. He sounded great inthe Early show vids…he a sweetie when he is interviewd. The FYE video is the first post idol video of any idol that didn’t look cheesy..well produced.

  • jinxx315

    Amazing vocals on this. He is going to be ok I think. :)

  • Lynneville

    Loved Adam’s performances this morning. The band sounded great, although they are obviously using some backing tracks from the album. Since Adam does his own backing vocals on almost all the songs on the album, the only way he can sound close to the album live is to use his own vocals as background. Unless he can find some backup singers that can sing like him, which is nigh impossible. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

  • LeHommeAdam

    I’m at a lost for words…this was so wonderful. Adam you make me feel so warm inside.

    btw kudos to Mama Glambert for such a heartfelt sweet take on BB.

    p.s. Happy bday!!!! 4evrmomof4

  • lucy

    My thoughts exactly. Amazing that a song could actually sound better live. How often does that happen??

    Actually, with Idols it happens a lot. Most of the folks off the show can really *sing* and are actually good live performers, unlike a lot of pop people who sell both cds and concert tickets at a way faster clip than the Idols do!

    For just two examples in addition to Adam — listen to Elliott and David Cook live. While I think Elliott, especially, has some great album versions on his 2008 cd, he takes things to another dimension live, and so does David.

  • BestAI

    Oh, a thread just for CBS show. I C&P my post from headlines to here.

    CBS and hosts just effin’ loved Adam. What a coup for them ‘“ and they knew it because he was on the entire show. He made ten, yes ten appearances, a couple were just showing him in the ‘green’  room, but many with the hosts outside. Great interview, articulate and charming as ever. Two stellar performances. Stupendous vocals, stupendous stage presence.

    The people who came for GMA must have showed up there, because they said there were hundreds and hundreds of people there lined up around the block and started showing up last night. One girl from Japan, and one from S. Africa.

    This was actually a coup for Adam too, because if he would have been on GMA, he would only have just performed towards the end of the show, and not have been on the entire show as with CBS.

    What a great way to start the morning.

  • http://www.photographybytracyt.com adam_lambert_rocks

    This was wonderful! I really enjoyed it. Adam was charming & amazing. Looked & sounded great.

    Can someone PLEASE tell me again when he’ll be on Ellen??

  • PattyH

    For me, the choice of these two are meaningful too given the circumstance. WWFM is asking fans and non-fans to be patient with him while he is finding his way as a new artist, and as said in the title Music Again is to remind people that he’s a singer and wants to back to his music again

    Yes, me too! And he was amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen him look better either. Having Mom on was genius! Thank you CBS!

    4evermomof4, I am so jealous! :) Thanks for sharing the details with us!

  • agathe.hb

    I live in a different time zone and have no access to American TV – when I read about AMA I was really down :( I didn’t even want to watch youtube version, felt soooooo sorry and protective :(
    but now everything is working out for him, bless his heart :) and it’s so nice to read that he “still” has fans

  • weareallinnocent

    This was beautiful. Artistically, musically, and for me, ngl, vindictively v. ABC. :-) The CBS Early Show literally became The Adam Lambert Show. They had him on every chance they got. They even had him comment after the Robin Williams interview. LOL

    Good for them, good for him. Goodness all around. And what a wonderful day to start a holiday day off!

    WhooHoooo, Go Adam~

  • becausehelives

    He was great live. I loved everything abt it esp his interview where he said he wld have liked to sing better but no one is perfect. I laughed so hard when the smith guy said they received 1500 complaints for the halloween adam dress up. kind of a jarb at abc. too funny.

    Fantastic performance! Need more Tommy next time;)

    is Tommy the break out star of adam’s band. it’s like a lot of peple like him already. i think monte’s guitar solo on music again was awesome.

  • saga

    Perez comments on the blurring. Hehe, I wonder if they did it to prove his point?

    http://perezhilton.com/2009-11-25-giant-fail-on-your-part-cbs

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    This was just amazing, he is amazing and I knew he would bring the sweet today – last night Joy Behar and her panel were discussing Adam, her panel said he was a genius and great, Joy said ABC is my own station but I think that they are cowards for not showing Adam today.

    I have watched this on CBS about 10 times – I just love him more now

  • mitchellvii

    In a world of auto-tuned singers who can barely sing live, “Whataya Want From Me” may, in fact, be the BEST live performance I have ever heard. Utterly flawless.

    I only wish he had sung “Pick You Up” as the second song. I’m not a fan of “Music Again”, but YMMV.

    Anyway, he has NEVER looked better or sounded better.

  • cheese

    Adam sounded incredible and these songs are much easier to take from him than the songs about how sexy he is.

  • mitchellvii

    I promise, you, ABC GMA is crappin their collective shorts over not having Adam on this morning after that performance.

    And ABC’s reason was that “they couldn’t be sure what he would do live…”? What, like he is some out of control animal? Adam is an artist and he is whatever he wants to be.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    To BestAI – in regards to Ellen show – here:

    Tuesday, December 1 — ____ Show # 7-7059

    Interview and performance by ‘American Idol’  runner-up ADAM LAMBERT
    Victoria’s Secret Angel MARISA MILLER

  • http://onlinepastrychef.wordpress.com/ onlinepastrychef

    Perfection, today, Adam! Truly–the interview was fantastic, the Q&A was gracious, and the voice–he was really about the vocal performance today. Yay!!!!

  • Squirrely

    To BestAI ‘“ here:

    Tuesday, December 1 ‘” ____ Show # 7-7059

    Interview and performance by ‘American Idol’  runner-up ADAM LAMBERT
    Victoria’s Secret Angel MARISA MILLER

    Perez was saying it’s Monday.

  • mitchellvii

    The BIGGEST problem with FYE is that it’s just not a very good song – not compared to some of the other genius that is on the album. REALLY poor choice for a first release. Smart to release WWFM so it can get some radio play.

    HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS?

    Adam is at his SEXIEST when he isn’t trying to be sexy? I found WWFM this am FAR FAR FAR sexier than his AMA performance.

  • sr4mjc

    Somebody caught me. I think Tommy will end up the breakout star of the band. Simply because he’s too darn cute.

  • adam4eva

    I hope everyone gives adam a second chance. I have always found him to be so togther and personable in interviews. He offers alot for people to think about in his explanation and “babysitter” comment.

    I thought he had a great performance!

    ABC blew it. GO CBS!

  • Squirrely

    I think Tommy will end up the breakout star of the band. Simply because he’s too darn cute.

    he’s adorable! – he reminds me of Adam

  • weese

    CBS has put Adam in a pickle however. Given that he accused ABC of censorship and discrimination, he now must speak out about what CBS did. They certainly proved Adam’s point. You won’t hear me cheering for CBS at all.

  • sr4mjc

    Adam is trending #6 right now

  • dyg1

    Great show, adamazing performance and lovely presenters. No words to describe Mama Lambert ´s support to his/our BB.

    Way to go Adam!!!!! We are with you all the way.

  • BootStar

    From Linda Holmes’ “Monkey See” blog on NPR.org:

    ‘ ¢ Adam Lambert has managed to get days of publicity out of his performance at the American Music Awards, and during his appearance on today’s The Early Show on CBS, he hilariously claimed that he got “carried away” in part because forgot he was on television. Plum forgot! His experience is in theater, after all, and he’s never been on television — except for the many months he spent on American Idol. I’m pretty sympathetic to the argument that this is all much ado about nothing, but … don’t push your luck, kid.

    (Linda is better known by many here as Miss Alli from TWoP.)

    Morning Shots: Flops Of The Decade, A Fox Surge, And ‘Burn Notice’

  • dhunken

    Actually, with Idols it happens a lot. Most of the folks off the show can really *sing* and are actually good live performers, unlike a lot of pop people who sell both cds and concert tickets at a way faster clip than the Idols do!

    For just two examples in addition to Adam ‘” listen to Elliott and David Cook live. While I think Elliott, especially, has some great album versions on his 2008 cd, he takes things to another dimension live, and so does David

    I agree with you Lucy!

  • BestAI

    CBS has put Adam in a pickle however. Given that he accused ABC of censorship and discrimination, he now must speak out about what CBS did. They certainly did prove his point.

    I thought it was interesting they showed Madonna and Britney kissing, but they did blur Adam and Tommy. Hmmmm. As Maggie said is it a double whammy because Adam was male and gay?

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    jambajim

    We just posted the rest of our Adam Lambert interview. Why wait? http://tinyurl.com/yjehn4e HAPPY EARLY THANKSGIVING! :)
    2 minutes ago from UberTwitter

  • BeckyMD

    http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5033/610xbh.jpg

    from this angle, there were many people lining up to meet Adam. :D

  • weareallinnocent

    jambajim

    We just posted the rest of our Adam Lambert interview. Why wait? http://tinyurl.com/yjehn4e HAPPY EARLY THANKSGIVING! :)

    MTV’s latest… Going to watch now, brb.

  • Squirrely

    Isn’t he interviewing with Slezak today?

  • saga

    CBS has put Adam in a pickle however. Given that he accused ABC of censorship and discrimination, he now must speak out about what CBS did. They certainly proved Adam’s point. You won’t hear me cheering for CBS at all.

    Maybe they just did it to prove his point. I bet they didn’t recieve 1500 phone calls because they showed two females kissing during day time television.

  • tiger92

    he now must speak out about what CBS did. They certainly did prove his point.

    Or he could just let it stand on its own. It does prove what Adam has been saying about there being a double standard. Let the media take over and discuss the discrimination.

    The CBS Early Show literally became The Adam Lambert Show. They had him on every chance they got. They even had him comment after the Robin Williams interview. LOL

    He was “co-host” for the morning!
    The hosts were practically giddy with excitement.
    He looked beautiful! His voice was amazing! It really couldn’t have worked out better!
    CBS needs to send a fruit basket to GMA to say THANK YOU.

  • mitchellvii

    Seriously, this guy gives the best interview ever. I love how he refused to apologize “for the children”. Way to stand up for yourself Adam. He never says what he thinks others want him to say, he says what he really thinks and that is very refreshing.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    yay!! this thread isn’t impossible to read.HAPPY THANKGIVING!!!(almost) our break started today.I’m thankful for …Adam lambert(although I don’t think I’ll say that at the dinner table) ;)

    brb watching vids(thank god for YouTube ) and reding thread…

  • tiger92

    From Linda Holmes’ ‘Monkey See’  blog on NPR.org:

    blah,blah,blah….

  • 4evrmomof4

    I would estimate that there were about 1,000 people there today at the Early Show.

    You can tell he was pleased to have the love and support on a cold morning- he was sweet to tweet out his thanks to all of us who stood out hours to see him!

  • revcat

    I wonder who many fans who said they were done with Adam sneaked a peek at this morning’s show and came crawling back. LOL

  • karenw

    loved Adam’s performance on The Early Show . his vocals were great and he looked as hot as hell … the pantzzzz were fab.

    WDYWFM isn’t one of my favourite tracks on the album but seeing it performed live has made it sound so much better to me and made me appreciate it more ………… go Adam!!!! .. hope this appearance has helped boost his sales.

  • Duke

    Music Again is THE MFing JAM!!!!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    leila’s awesome.wwfm is stunning.simply stunning…

  • LindaT

    Squirrely
    11/25/2009 at 1:30 pm
    Isn’t he interviewing with Slezak today?

    Yes, Michael tweeted yesterday that he is interviewing Adam today. Should be good!

  • dhunken

    Jim C full interview was fantastic.. He asked questions that no one has asked Adam. Good job Jim….oh and now I so want to hear (have) Suburban Decay….Come on Twilight “Eclipse” people get it on the movies soundtrack.

    “With our Blood lust Sated we thrive on Suburban Decay”
    Epic!!!

  • becausehelives

    from this angle, there were many people lining up to meet Adam.

    yes fans came out for him. I bet there wld have been more at the gma . also a lot of people were hugging him and whispering in his ears. wonder what they were saying to him. hehe

  • Squirrely

    11/25/2009 at 1:30 pm
    Isn’t he interviewing with Slezak today?

    Yes, Michael tweeted yesterday that he is interviewing Adam today. Should be good!

    So Adam stayed behind but the band is headed home

  • brittneybabyy

    dhunken
    11/25/2009 at 11:52 am

    ‘ ¦and to be fair it wasn’t really terrible’ ¦just not as clear and spot on as the other two time he had to hit the note.

    I totally agree! I was just pointing out the one flaw that I found in the two songs, and it honestly wasn’t a huge one. I’m very proud of Adam and his performances this morning. (:

  • LindaT

    tiger92
    11/25/2009 at 1:32 pm
    “weese: he now must speak out about what CBS did. They certainly did prove his point.”

    Or he could just let it stand on its own. It does prove what Adam has been saying about there being a double standard. Let the media take over and discuss the discrimination.

    I agree: the blurred kiss (and the implied double standard) speaks for itself at this point.

    Also, CBS just devoted most of their 2-hour Early Show to Adam. He’s not going to criticize them now. Nor should he, in my opinion, since they picked him up after GMA dumped him and probably gave him more air-time than GMA ever would have.

  • BeckyMD

    Jim’s interview is MADE of WIN!!! They talk about several songs and why RedOne’s track didn’t make to the album – because they didn’t have time to finish it. I so want to hear urban decay. and voodoo too.

  • 4evrmomof4
  • Miss Chaos

    I was so thrilled this morning to watch the Adam Lambert Show on CBS. Thank you AMA for giving up Adam to CBS so we could enjoy home all morning. To me besides the singing of course, was when he was done and dropped the mic, and ran out the door, I was OH man hes running away, cause hes done. But no, he ran out to the crowd, waiting out in the cold, and hugging and kissing everyone. A few women were whispering in his ear, I hope it was something nice, not I want to jump your bones your handsome thing, HEH. He sure keeps us on a roller coaster, alto I never got of, just sad about Sunday.

  • revcat

    You won’t hear me cheering for CBS at all. CBS has put Adam in a pickle however. Given that he accused ABC of censorship and discrimination, he now must speak out about what CBS did. They certainly proved Adam’s point. You won’t hear me cheering for CBS at all.

    The censorship on CBS did prove Adam’s point, but Adam doesn’t need to speak out unless he wants to, there is no must for him. I’m not qualified to tell Adam what to do, but I *hope* he concentrates on singing until his career is further off the ground.

  • dyg1

    A win-win for Adam and his fans. Flailllllll

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    music again is so much fun.you could tell Adam enjoyed it too.he sang it perfectly…

  • dyg1

    Adam still trending on Twitter and about to get 250.000 followers:

    246,073
    Followers

  • saga

    I so want to hear Suburban Decay! If PUU is campy, man I want more of that. Also really want to hear Voodoo, sound like things I like. Where are our internet sleuths? We need to get hold of voodoo!

  • Sq

    Loved this – Adam’s response was perfect – I was thinking the antics were a bit much for a “family” show until he reminded us all about the other behaviours that were not commented on – and this is the reality of the kind of artist Adam is – parents who don’t want to see boys kissing should not encourage their kids to watch Adam.

    It was the off key singing that concerned me more than the other.

    I do think it was appropriate for CBS to blur the kiss – as it was appropriate for Adam to have a family friendly performance – after all this is MORNING television.

    Not sure Adam is always “my cup of tea” but I admire his courage, his intelligence and his abiltiy to stay true to himself in the eye of this whirlwind called fame.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    I flove adam’s interview.”it was just one song”.that’s exactly what I’ve been saying for days.what I told my dad when he told me adam’ “nasty”. I love how he makes it clear he doesn’t need to apologize w/o offending anybody.great job…

  • BootStar

    Also, CBS just devoted most of their 2-hour Early Show to Adam. He’s not going to criticize them now. Nor should he, in my opinion, since they picked him up after GMA dumped him and probably gave him more air-time than GMA ever would have.

    Then he’s a hypocrite. What, he’s only principled when he doesn’t stand to personally benefit?

  • bahamamama

    Oh, Adam, you made me want to listen to music again.

  • saga

    Then he’s a hypocrite. What, he’s only principled when he doesn’t stand to personally benefit?

    He wasn’t the one to cancel the GMA performance.

  • Squirrely

    Oh Bootstar – God love ya

  • BeckyMD

    I think Jim’s interview needs its own thread. There is so much information in it. Jim asked the best questions regarding the album so far. And the last one give Adam another chance to thank his intensive fans.

    I don’t think Slezak’s interview can top that. He may ask the same good questions, but Jim got the chance to ask before him :D

  • lorismile

    Damn Adam sounded incredible this morning. Really really good. I really loved his run out to the fans. That was made of total WIN!!!

    I’m a huge fan, may not always agree with everything he does, but I will be a fan for life. He’s incredible.

  • LindaT

    BootStar
    11/25/2009 at 2:11 pm
    Also, CBS just devoted most of their 2-hour Early Show to Adam. He’s not going to criticize them now. Nor should he, in my opinion, since they picked him up after GMA dumped him and probably gave him more air-time than GMA ever would have.

    Then he’s a hypocrite. What, he’s only principled when he doesn’t stand to personally benefit?

    He already spoke out about this after the AMAs. His point has been made. The fact that CBS blurred the kiss supports his contention about the double standard. What else is there to say?

  • LeHommeAdam

    “Then he’s a hypocrite. What, he’s only principled when he doesn’t stand to personally benefit?”

    CBS only confirmed what Adam said (at AMA interview) to be true. He already defended his artistic integrity and stated his opinion about a double standard (I doubt that Adam will be giving political statements on a daily basis) You can’t change the world in one day. Although Adam has definately made monumental mark on society.

  • alison8701

    I wish he would stop saying “Apples and oranges- either you like it or you don’t.”

    That’s.. not… what that means. Should someone tell him? It’s a pretty simple saying…

  • weareallinnocent

    Then he’s a hypocrite. What, he’s only principled when he doesn’t stand to personally benefit?

    Take a deep breath and wait. If Adam is asked about the blur/non-blur on CBS, I’m sure he’ll speak his mind assuming he even knows about it. Remember, all this double standard talk only came about because he was asked. He didn’t call his own press conference and affirmatively make an unsolicited statement. Nor should he do so now. That’s not hypocritical at all.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    11/25/2009 at 2:21 pm
    I think Jim’s interview needs its own thread. There is so much information in it. Jim asked the best questions regarding the album so far. And the last one give Adam another chance to thank his intensive fans.

    it’ll probably get one soon.I’ll wait to comment on it.

    4evrmomof4:

    awwwww that’s such a great present.happy birthday!!!

  • saga

    I wish he would stop saying ‘Apples and oranges- either you like it or you don’t.’ 

    That’s.. not’ ¦ what that means. Should someone tell him? It’s a pretty simple saying’ ¦

    Go on Alison, you can do it! :grin:

  • sr4mjc

    Michelle Collins, I love you! Funniest interview ever

  • spring2009

    Twitterville! Wot’s up!? Hold onto your hats and hide your eyeliner…. Adam Lambert is on the show after 6! – Fav

    http://www.chumfm.com

  • TwigLA

    The songs he performed this morning on the Early Show sounded nice and were good choices.

    I must say, Adam has this victim/victor thing down pat and is taking it all the way to the bank.

    I agree with him that a LOT of the show was raunchy and definitely not my taste. I hate to see that stuff celebrated and it really seems that to be successful you have to be crass and call it ‘art’.

  • dcglam

    Damn Adam sounded incredible this morning. Really really good. I really loved his run out to the fans. That was made of total WIN!!!

    This was two hours of Adam at his VERY best. Loved EVERY minute!

    Damage control — DONE!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    I wish he would stop saying ‘Apples and oranges- either you like it or you don’t.’ 

    That’s.. not’ ¦ what that means. Should someone tell him? It’s a pretty simple saying’ ¦

    I volunteer to talk to Adam…just sayin’…

    also Alison wikipedia(not reliable I know) says this

    “Apples and oranges” refers to the idiom “comparing apples and oranges”, which indicates that two items or groups of items cannot be validly compared. The idiom evokes the apparent differences between items which are popularly thought to be incomparable or incommensurable, such as apples and oranges. The idiom may also be used to indicate that a false analogy has been made between two items, such as where an “apple” is faulted for not being a good “orange”. Conversely, where the comparison or analogy is valid, the idiom will usually take the form “comparing apples with apples”.

    maybe I’m misunderstanding but you can’t compare people who like it to people that don’t? whatever.maybe someone can come up with something that actually makes sense from the wiki…

  • Squirrely

    Michelle Collins, I love you! Funniest interview ever

    I can’t see until I go home :(

    Adam has had a very busy few days – I was going to say he had no time to enjoy NYC but then I remembered he was staying there for the holidays.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Hey alison8701,

    ‘Noop publically defended Adam!

  • kittensmittens

    ‘Noop publically defended Adam!

    Yes, Anoop is smart and a rational thinker :D

  • Squirrely

    Noop publically defended Adam!

    What did he say?

    I actually fell in like with Michael after his response :)

  • revcat

    Also, CBS just devoted most of their 2-hour Early Show to Adam. He’s not going to criticize them now. Nor should he, in my opinion, since they picked him up after GMA dumped him and probably gave him more air-time than GMA ever would have.

    Then he’s a hypocrite. What, he’s only principled when he doesn’t stand to personally benefit?

    Sometimes you just have to move on, what is the point of going on and on about the same thing when he already made his point. Judging him for what he says or doesn’t say is what the editor of Out did among others. I love how people want to turn him into a puppet and when he does or says one thing they don’t like (and there is always something) they hop up on their soapbox. Not saying you, just saying.

    Regarding apples to oranges, everyone says that out here in the same way Adam does, didn’t think it was a regional thing but I (like Adam) am a California resident.

  • saga

    I haven’t heard Michaels respons either. Can someone post both?

  • alison8701

    Go on Alison, you can do it! :grin:

    No way! Boy can’t control himself– who knows what he’ll do!

    and apples and oranges means you can’t compare two things. Adam is saying that some people will like it, and some people don’t. It’s not right.

    And Noopy defended Adam!?>!?>1?1?1? what is this world coming to? but.. Anoop is so wise and practical.. so.. Adam’s… actions must have been okay.. and ABC is at fault and so are all the parents. Whew! Now I can enjoy WHATTAYA WANT FROM ME?!!?! guilt free. that was a good performance.

  • Reflections On Life

    adam & his band really delivered on both songs. esp WWFM was such an emotional performance. the band sounds so cohesive already.

    all 3 CBS anchors were clearly gloating all over ABC – esp the “1500 complaints” gag – loved it!

    CBS was abs right to blur the adam kiss, but why they never seem to blur the britney-madonna-xtina kisses is beyond me. what the true sexual preferences of these performers is doesn’t matter. it’s not like 8-yr-old kids are thinking “oh, bcuz britney & madonna are married to men, its not really a homoerotic kiss”. either show them both or bleep them both IMO.

  • kittensmittens

    Here is the link for the Anoop/Blake story: http://www.popeater.com/2009/11/25/adam-lambert-ama-performance/

    I haven’t seen Michael’s response yet, so ? on where it is.

  • Squirrely

    Whew! Now I can enjoy WHATTAYA WANT FROM ME?!!?! guilt free. that was a good performance.

    OMG – Who are you and what have you done with Alison – j/k I’m happy you liked the performance he was really good.

  • TwigLA

    Oh!!!! The blurring of the kiss on CBS was hilarious. I don’t think ‘the kiss’ was EVER the issue. That wasn’t even edited out for the West Coast. But since Adam said it was the kiss without even knowing, that must be the issue.

    For ME the choice of that song, the angry aggressive S&M performance (this is FUN), the simulated forced BJ, topped off with a big FU to the audience is what bothered me. Oh, and his singing sounded bad.

  • revcat

    Go on Alison, you can do it!

    Do what? Save the world?

  • SparklesATL

    The reason CBS blurred the kiss and simulated sex may be because they had to throw this thing together so fast that’s the only footage they had access to.

    Another reason could be that the viewing time was inside the FCC time frame for child friendly viewing.

    Another reason for showing the Madonna kiss and the blurred Adam antics was to make a point. It did go with what Adam was talking about.

  • BestAI

    Then he’s a hypocrite. What, he’s only principled when he doesn’t stand to personally benefit?

    Adam can’t be everything to all people. Look at mjs. Some people absolutely love him and his singing. From the comments here it’s obvious others absolutely detest him and his singing.

  • Squirrely

    CBS was abs right to blur the adam kiss, but why they never seem to blur the britney-madonna-xtina kisses is beyond me. what the true sexual preferences of these performers is doesn’t matter. it’s not like 8-yr-old kids are thinking ‘oh, bcuz britney & madonna are married to men, its not really a homoerotic kiss’ . either show them both or bleep them both IMO.

    I remember when that Everybody Loves Raymond guy kissed another guy, I think it was Gary Shandling as a gag on the Emmy’s no one batted an eyelash. Was it because they were straight men goofing off? Well Tommy is straight.

  • BestAI

    But since Adam said it was the kiss without even knowing, that must be the issue.

    The kiss definitely was part of the issue with ABC, even if they didn’t edit it out.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    alison8701
    11/25/2009 at 2:38 pm

    heh you’re awesome…

    loved the Michelle Collins interview.lmao.

    love his description of Tommy : his name is Tommy.he’s pretty.

  • adamisthemanfan

    Loved his performances..and bringing his mom to the show? Total damage control LOL
    Good to know hes back on the right track…and the interview was good too he’s a smart and reasonable guy.
    Cant wait for Letterman tonight :)

  • lucy

    I do think it was appropriate for CBS to blur the kiss ‘“ as it was appropriate for Adam to have a family friendly performance ‘“ after all this is MORNING television.

    It was a *KISS*!!!!!!

    Since when are kisses not “family friendly”???

    Good grief. And yet people yap on and on about how there’s no double standard, no discrimination, what’s Adam complaining about, why’s Aaron Hicklin pissed, yadda yadda yadda.

    You have just said that a *kiss* should be blurred out on morning television because it’s not “family friendly.” Do you not see that this would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be said about a male-female kiss???

    I continue to be stunned and amazed by the cluelessness.

  • Adamslamb

    Just heard WYWFM on the radio for the 2nd time today. On KISS FM here in Los Angeles. It’s starting !!!!!!!

  • weese

    The reason why I think he must speak about CBS’s censorship is because he will look like an opportunist otherwise. IMO when you take a stand, as he did, it is important to follow through with it if you want credibility.

  • BootStar

    Remember, all this double standard talk only came about because he was asked. He didn’t call his own press conference and affirmatively make an unsolicited statement. Nor should he do so now.

    Sometimes you just have to move on, what is the point of going on and on about the same thing when he already made his point. Judging him for what he says or doesn’t say is what the editor of Out did among others.

    CBS just stuck it to ABC gave Adam a HUGE platform to respond to all the criticism, and then they commit the same offense! If now isn’t the time to make a statement, I don’t know when is.

    I get that it could come off as more “histrionics,” but it seems to me he needs to call them on the carpet, even if it’s just a blog post or in response to a question from another interviewer. Something along the lines of, “I really appreciate CBS’s giving me a platform to explain myself and perform on short notice, but I kind of wish they hadn’t also censored me! If I had known, I would have politely declined their invitation.” (Which many people wouldn’t believe, but them’s the breaks!)

    I understand that Adam doesn’t want this to be about anything but the “artistry,” but he needs to be intellectually consistent if anybody is going to take him seriously as more than just another pop tart.

    He did sing beautifully today, but I’m finding all his explanations for what happened at the AMAs less than completely sincere. After all, this is a guy who has unleashed more than one angry tweet in response to criticism and literally flipped the American audience (or alternatively the editor of Out magazine) the bird.

  • houstonrufus

    Adam sounds great here. Well done. I’m not crazy about the songs, but it’s good to hear him in top form.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    RE: Support of Adam from AI Alumni

    HSM: ‘Noop publically defended Adam!

    Squirrely : What did he say? I actually fell in like with Michael after his response :-)

    kittensmittens: Here is the link for the Anoop/Blake story: http://www.popeater.com/2009/11/25/adam-lambert-ama-performance/
    I haven’t seen Michael’s response yet, so ? on where it is.

    The interview with Michael Sarver is here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kac-dWvO8k
    with the bit on Adam and AMAs starting ~ 3:00 mark

    Location credit goes to valilac @ PF

  • bridgeymah

    So ABC is looking pretty silly right about now…

  • clearone

    I don’t know when it is. I get that it could come off as more ‘histrionics,’  but it seems to me he needs to call them on the carpet, even if it’s just a blog post or in response to a question from another interviewer. Something along the lines of, ‘I really appreciate CBS’s giving me a platform to explain myself and perform on short notice, but I kind of wish they hadn’t also censored me! If I had known, I wouldn’t have politely declined their invitation.’  (Which many
    people wouldn’t believe, but them’s the

    He needs to just let.it.go and get back to the Music Again.

  • sr4mjc

    From Michelle Collin’s interview – Glee doesn’t seem to be out of the realm of possibility.

    From Jim Ci’s interview – Suburban Decay needs to make a Twilight soundtrack. I really need to hear this song.

    Win, win!

  • BootStar

    So ABC is looking pretty silly right about now’ ¦

    I imagine all they care about are their ratings, and I kinda doubt the last-minute cancellation of Adam hurt them that much, if at all. Bon Jovi on TODAY, however . . .

  • luval

    Please people, can we just move on? I’m sick of hearing about the kiss, the simulated bj, CBS, GMA….

    Adam sounded unbelieveable today and he is moving up!!! The other stuff is just so old news….

  • butte009

    WWFM is good, much better than TfM and FYE. But I still can’t get the vision of Pink singing it better while swinging on a trapeze out of my head.

    I don’t care for Music Again either. So I’m still not finding any compelling reason to get the cd. 1:4 aren’t good odds – even if it is only $3.99 on Amazon (or I’ve seen 99 cents if you use a $3 off coupon).

    And I’ve got to agree with BootStar. Adam cried Foul when he heard that ABC might censor for the West Coast AMA broadcast. CBS just censored the performance even more yet he sits there and smiles politely. Why isn’t he proclaiming discrimination again?

    Whatever…. Adam and his management are manipulating the circumstances to serve his own purpose. Nothing wrong with it. It’s a business. But gimmicks won’t get me to buy music.

  • Natasha

    Just heard WYWFM on the radio for the 2nd time today. On KISS FM here in Los Angeles. It’s starting !!!!!!!

    KIIS has officially added it which is a good sign.

    The epic Adam brouhaha continues and I have to say I was impressed with him on the Early Show this morning. He was open and mature in his interview and sang well (and on key). Having Mom pop in to say hello didn’t hurt either.

    CBS did very well for Adam and even managed to prove his point by showing Madonna and Brit locking lips but blurring out Adam sucking face with his male keyboardist. The double standard he was talking about was right there in front of people’s faces.

  • webster

    Thanks for posting the vids, MJ. Interview was good and touched on the right points, IMO, especially about making the rehearsal closer to the real thing. Sad, but necessary, I suppose.

    I do think it was appropriate for CBS to blur the kiss ‘“ as it was appropriate for Adam to have a family friendly performance ‘“ after all this is MORNING television.

    ??? Do not understand. I don’t watch much breakfast TV, but I bet kissing isn’t taboo, even passionate ones. Given that they asked Adam if he thought his gayness was part of the reason for the uproar, I’d be interested in asking CBS if his gayness was part of the reason for the blurring of the kiss.

    Or maybe it was an artistic decision to make it all soft and blurry and romanticy :-)

    You must remember this
    A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh
    The fundamental things apply
    As time goes by

    (I’m such a softee)

  • Truthiness

    Adam Lambert has managed to get days of publicity out of his performance at the American Music Awards, and during his appearance on today’s The Early Show on CBS, he hilariously claimed that he got ‘carried away’  in part because forgot he was on television. Plum forgot! His experience is in theater, after all, and he’s never been on television ‘” except for the many months he spent on American Idol.

    So yeah falling was because he has SO much experience and that’s totally what he meant to do.

    Oh and being off vocally, despite his theatre experience an AI experience happened, so it MUST have been part of the show.

    Here’s a thought for Linda, that even with experience Adam screwed up vocally, because he did. Despite his years on stage doing musical theatre, he tripped. So not even experience can inur one to making mistakes and/or being in the moment as well.

  • LoveContinuum

    You have just said that a *kiss* should be blurred out on morning television because it’s not ‘family friendly.’  Do you not see that this would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be said about a male-female kiss???

    Lucy, I agree. But we have to be realistic here. True progress doesn’t happen overnight. I believe that we’ll soon see a day when there is no differentiation… no double standard. But we’re not there yet. I’m also impatient, but my point is, baby steps, baby steps. Wish it were different.

  • sealily1c

    He did sing beautifully today, but I’m finding all his explanations for what happened at the AMAs less than completely sincere.

    He DID sing beautifully today. I am sorry if his responses don’t measure on peoples’ individual sincere-o-meters, but what did you want him to do…cry? He made it crystal clear that he feels he didn’t do anything wrong, but that he went too far. If he did apologize,he surely would be crucified somehow, some way for that, no doubt. I thought he was perfectly sincere and succinct to boot. Paraphrasing: “I got got carried away. There is a double standard. I am learning. I won’t do it again. Parents be responsible. This was just one song, one performance. Give me a chance”.

    Done with conviction and charm.

    Applause!

  • weese

    Honestly, I think you should expect more of Adam, the man. I happen to think he will say something given the opportunity. I feel sympathetic toward him because I too think it would be best if he could let it go. But CBS made it so he really can’t.

  • http://www.dallascowboys.com GeminiDolly

    Adam was a sure fire winner this morning. He sang beautifully, he looked good, spoke well. What a morning. Good for him. I loved Music Again.

  • saga

    @kingsthings: Coming to Larry King Live in December… @AdamLambert

  • sr4mjc

    He did mention censorship way back when on Idolaltry with Slezak. The Bill O’Reilly episode with the pictures of he and Brad kissing, he was like ‘they censored me’ and ‘Bill must be embarrassed.’ And now the same thing has come around again and likely won’t be the last time.

    I do think they way CBS showed the picture proves a point without Adam having to call a press conference on the issue, although I’m sure Perez will be calling for a statement.

    He looked and sounded gorgeous. And Tommy looked cute too. ;)

  • saga

    I LOVED this version of Music Again. It’s one of the few tracks on the album I don’t like because of the very piercing falsetto. Reminds me of longhaird guys with weird teeths. But he used a very soft falsetto in this performance and I totally loved that. Very very good. Also he looked damn happy.

    I think I liked MA more than WWFM. It has a cool guitar solo!

  • mrskiddens

    Just, happy applause.

  • Renee in CA

    Great PR today – Mombert is so cool, Adam was a peach, the hosts are total fantards, and mocking ABC/GMA for their freak-out. Adam sounded amazing, and looked fabulous. The guy will be fine, and onto doing Ellen, Oprah and all the other stuff in his future!

  • saga
  • sealily1c

    Honestly, I think you should expect more of Adam

    Man, the expectations are incredible. I am surprized he still stands with such good posture. Personally, I expect nothing from Adam except what he expects of himself!

    I seriously cannot see him delving deeper into the can of worms by bashing CBS after such an incredible “save” this morning.

    The whole thing was terrific!

  • lucy

    You have just said that a *kiss* should be blurred out on morning television because it’s not ‘family friendly.’  Do you not see that this would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be said about a male-female kiss???

    Lucy, I agree. But we have to be realistic here. True progress doesn’t happen overnight. I believe that we’ll soon see a day when there is no differentiation’ ¦ no double standard. But we’re not there yet. I’m also impatient, but my point is, baby steps, baby steps. Wish it were different.

    Yeah, I get that …. My view, however, is that baby steps *never* get you real liberation. I don’t think people will ever accept the male-on-male thing until they *see* it over and over and over again.

    As long as it’s considered off limits for the mainstream — on the argument that to put it out there would be moving too fast and asking people to accept something they’re not ready for — then the mainstream will continue to believe that it’s too radical and too different to be acceptable. They’ll have a built-in excuse for *not* getting used to it — “Obviously, if it’s not being shown to me, it *must* be bad and off limits!” …. So they’ll be quite happy to go on not accepting it.

    Simple difference: You believe evolution of values always happen. I believe that revolutions are sometimes necessary!

  • zuper

    I feel sympathetic toward him because I too think it would be best if he could let it go. But CBS made it so he really can’t.

    But he CAN and SHOULD let it go. He is an artist, not a gay rights activist. I do not love Adam because he is an activist – I love him because he can sing his face off. This isn’t Adam’s fight – let someone in the gay community that chooses to be an activist fight this one and let Adam sing.

  • sealily1c

    I believe that revolutions are sometimes necessary!

    And they are, but–here we go again–but why should Adam play a role if he doesn’t want to?

  • lucy

    I believe that revolutions are sometimes necessary!

    And they are, but’“here we go again’“but why should Adam play a role if he doesn’t want to?

    Well, that wasn’t my point in the least. We weren’t talking about Adam’s role. We were talking about whether it was appropriate for CBS to blur the kiss picture on the grounds that Americans aren’t ready to see that.

    On the “must Adam participate?” I’ll just restate what I’ve said too often: There are two sides to that argument in the course of every liberation struggle. Some argue that it’s the duty of every public figure in an oppressed group to participate in the struggle (hicklin). Some argue that, no, it’s not; public figures have a right to pursue their individual agendas instead (Adam, sort of). (And given what side Adam was on in the Hicklin argument, I would think he’s unlikely to call CBS on the blurring, since it might not be in his best interest to bite the hand that fed….and some will think it’s okay for him to do that, while some won’t.)

    This always gets debated. It’s getting debated here. But it isn’t in the least what we were debating in the post of mine that you referred to. We were discussing whether it was right for CBS to blur the kiss.

    Here’s my answer to your question, though: If you are not willing to take up arms in a revolution, then are you entitled to enjoy all the fruits of that revolution after the victory that you declined to fight to the death to win? Different people would give very different answers to that question.

  • dhunken

    LoveContinuum
    11/25/2009 at 3:21 pm

    You have just said that a *kiss* should be blurred out on morning television because it’s not ‘family friendly.’  Do you not see that this would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be said about a male-female kiss???

    Lucy, I agree. But we have to be realistic here. True progress doesn’t happen overnight. I believe that we’ll soon see a day when there is no differentiation’ ¦ no double standard. But we’re not there yet. I’m also impatient, but my point is, baby steps, baby steps. Wish it were different.

    The real issue is them blurring out The Adam/Tommy Kiss yet a few seconds latter showed in technicolor glory the Madonna/Britney Kiss. Neither being a Boy/Girl mainstream accepted kiss…yes one was showed and one wasn’t…Yeah double standard!!!

  • revcat

    sealily1c
    I believe that revolutions are sometimes necessary!

    And they are, but’“here we go again’“but why should Adam play a role if he doesn’t want to

    Sealy 1c you are hereby nominated to start the revolution, Adam may or may not join later on but right now he is busy singing! He’s a singer! I want to hear him sing! Besides I find his music revolutionary and we all know music has the power to soothe the savage beast, right?

  • Tess

    then are you entitled to enjoy all the fruits of that revolution after the victory that you declined to fight to the death to win?

    Yup!!

  • bridgeymah

    So let me get this right…

    He sings his face off, gives a pretty good interview, makes nice with hundreds of fans and the bit that people are getting all het up about is the fact they blurred a photo (which out of 2 hours was probaby what 5 seconds).

    um ok.

    He sure sounded great though. I loved Music Again from the get go so was really happy to hear it live. WWFM is going to take off I think – it kind of gets under your skin and he performs it so well live.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    uh oh I think I brok my iPod headphones…again…

  • sealily1c

    Revcat,

    Sorry, I guess I was unclear with the dashes!!I am on Adam’s side wholeheartedly. I was responding to someone else who kind of implied that Adam should be responding to the CBS blurring issue.

    I agree with YOU. Love your posts!

    I want Adam to sing, and do whatever he wants to.

  • tiger92

    On a different note: Pretty Pictures!

    http://www.daylife.com/search/photos/1/grid?q=adam+lambert

    1st page-left side-half way down. Look at Adam smiling at Tommy! Awwww

    http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=594571&st=20860

    Scroll half way down. Adam and Tommy!

    Bye,Bye Kradam!
    Have we come up with a cute name for Adam and Tommy yet?

  • sealily1c

    Just to clarify, everyone. I was not the one inciting revolutions. I was responding TO that comment written by someone else.

    Apparently, I need a lesson in using block quotes.

  • lucy

    sealily1c
    11/25/2009 at 4:09 pm

    Just to clarify, everyone. I was not the one inciting revolutions. I was responding TO that comment written by someone else.

    Apparently, I need a lesson in using block quotes.

    I’m the inciter of revolutions.

    That probably won’t surprise anyone.

  • lostinidol

    We were talking about whether it was appropriate for CBS to blur the kiss picture on the grounds that Americans aren’t ready to see that.

    While I am upset that CBS would blur the kiss, I appreciate a couple of aspects about the move. First, it is their network and it is a free country and they are entitled to do it. Second, much of the debate around Adam’s AMAs performance has been clouded by people saying that it wasn’t the kiss, it was the 2 second oral sex simulation. Well, this ends that debate, the kiss was definitely at issue. This allows Adam to pull back to just the kiss in future performances and will narrow the debate to the issue of homophobia.

    I agree that Adam doesn’t have to pick up the mantel of civil rights leader but it is his performance that is being censored so he does have a dog in this hunt. But not today. CBS treated him very well. They gave him a platform to show his talent and to speak honestly. It would not be appropriate to speak out now. However, what Adam has been saying all along is that he just wants to be the person he is. He is openly gay. He had no problem being photographed kissing a guy and having it pop up during Idol. So, he probably will be kissing guys on stage again. That is the best way he can help the cause. People need to be desensitized about this. Many people who are homophobic simply haven’t had enough exposure to gays and lesbians. That’s where Adam can change things. I think he has positioned himself right where he wants to be.

  • DLee

    Can’t wait for Letterman tonight.

  • DLee

    Is there a way to see what the ratings were for this mornings shows?

  • LoveContinuum

    DLee, that’s what I want to know! Googled it, but am not ‘net savvy enough to ferret that info out. Anyone?

  • lucy

    Is there a way to see what the ratings were for this mornings shows?

    http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/morning_show_ratings/

  • GaryJ

    Adam got a couple of billion dollars’ worth of publicity, a lot of it due to ABC turning suddenly prudish after the AMA’s were a ratings bonanza for them. Some of the ratings boost due no doubt to Adam.

    The Adam Lambert story continues at the top of the Drudge Report today, I see. It was one of the entertainment highlights on the Huffington Post too, and just about everywhere else. Jay Leno told an Adam Lambert joke last night…so did Conan.

    The CBS morning program showcased Adam well, and the hosts seemed to genuinely like him. Having his mom there was a big plus too. I really liked this version of Music Again. Nice that Adam went outside after and met the fans. So some of those who went to NYC to see Adam actually got to do so.

    ABC’s loss is CBS’s gain…

  • tiger92

    adam & his band really delivered on both songs. esp WWFM was such an emotional performance. the band sounds so cohesive already.

    I noticed that too! RCA really got some top-notch musicians together!

    I loved the Elvis lead-in piece. Nice branding help, CBS!

  • IndyMuse

    I think BootStar’s point stands, that it was CBS that blurred the kiss, not the evil ABC. They made it appear as though ABC had blurred it when they did not. So why is Adam making ABC out to be the homophobic ones, when they clearly blocked only the sex simulation part? Because CBS’s move benefitted him and his cry of discrimination, IMO. He is ready enough to carry the banner when it suits him.

  • LoveContinuum

    Thanks Lucy, but are there day-by-day ratings?

  • lucy

    Thanks Lucy, but are there day-by-day ratings?

    Probably, but I don’t know where! …. They wouldn’t be published yet, though.

  • tiger92

    Many people who are homophobic simply haven’t had enough exposure to gays and lesbians. That’s where Adam can change things.

    I believe this also. For example:

    The interview with Michael Sarver is here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kac-dWvO8k
    with the bit on Adam and AMAs starting ~ 3:00 mark

    I’m NOT saying Michael was homophobic, but clearly he hadn’t been around many gay people in his life. Being friends with Adam opened his mind and changed him.

  • MaggieDMD

    KIIS in LA just played WWFM a minute ago. Yay. Hoopla working?

  • SpenserJ

    LOL GaryJ, when you sum it all up so nicely like that, it does really look to be shaping up quite nicely in Adam’s favor. Heck, at least people are talking about him.

    I missed the AMA’s, and real life kept me from reading most of the resulting bru ha ha. So, this morning’s performance was the only one I was able to catch. He really did a fantastic job.

    I’m the inciter of revolutions.

    That probably won’t surprise anyone.

    Every cause needs its revolutionaries. Just as every movement requires some people to advance the cause simply by quietly being who they are. There is no right or wrong way. So, Rage On sister :)

  • zzatrms

    I thought Michael showed such class with his comments. He has grown so much.

    I was hoping Adam would sing Pick U Up …. I think the reason Adam laughs at the end is because everyone is looking as if they are shell-shocked after listening to him work his magic. I want to see him do this live so I can see where the heck he breathes …. especially between 2:20 and 2:48. I love this song …. it really shows his vocal skills.

  • Squirrely

    new pictures from a Logo visit

    http://robinroemer.com/adam-lambert

    # logochannel heads up! @AdamLambert will be appearing on Logo soon! http://bit.ly/8CRQXX he’ll be hosting PopLab on 12/7 at 7pm!

  • revcat

    Never has an Idol had so much pressure put on him by so many people; whatever “extra” hype Adam has been afforded (which some people truly resent) has come at a huge price. He has the right just like everyone else to work out his life’s Master Plan one day at a time without all these extra demands put on him by his so-called “fans”. Last I heard freedom of speech included the right to speak or not speak according to one’s personal free will.

    sealily1c
    “Just to clarify, everyone. I was not the one inciting revolutions. I was responding TO that comment written by someone else”

    Sorry sealily1c I got your name wrong. Passing the torch to Lucy!

  • ohmyra

    Last I heard Tommy was str8t.

  • zzatrms

    11/25/2009 at 4:36 pm
    Never has an Idol had so much pressure put on him by so many people; whatever ‘extra’  hype Adam has been afforded (which some people truly resent) has come at a huge price. He has the right just like everyone else to work out his life’s Master Plan one day at a time without all these extra demands put on him by his so-called ‘fans’ . Last I heard freedom of speech included the right to speak or not speak according to one’s personal free will.

    ^^^^ THIS …. well said :)

  • saga

    I was hoping Adam would sing Pick U Up ‘ ¦.

    I wish Sue was here to send a twitter request to the band. Would LOVE to hear PUU as well.

  • Niall

    Obviously Adam got what he wanted out of this (publicity, record sales). I figured it would work. Why he feels the need to continue to lie about the whole thing being “impromtu” is beyond me, as is the media’s refusal to say “ok kid, yeah right.” There’s no way he just “lost control.” Own it, Adam. Just say you knew you wanted to make a statement/push buttons/whatever but realized some of the stuff you wanted to do would never get past ABC so you did it on the down low by rehearsing one act and keeping a few plans to yourself for the live broadcast. The “losing control,” “Oh I’m a theater kid who forgot the camera was there” stuff is silly.

  • Niall

    As far as the music goes, I’m hoping “Music Again” is a single. The song is ridiculously catchy.

  • JazzRocks

    I third the request for PUU. Love it!

    Wow – that appearance this morning was made of WIN. He looked fire HOT and sounded incredible. Couldn’t have worked out better for him. I’ve always preferred The Early Show to GMA & now I know why. He never would have gotten this kind of coverage on GMA even if they hadn’t (stupidly) canceled him. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall to hear what the ABC PTB were saying during his CBS extravaganza.

    He is the best thing to ever come out of AI. I’m more certain of this every time I see him.

  • lostinidol

    Huffington Post now has an article about CBS blurring Adam’s kiss by not the Britney/Madonna kiss:

    Huffington Post

    CBS responds:

    “We gave this some real thought. The Madonna image is very familiar and has appeared countless times including many times on morning television. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences.”

    Now Adam might like to say thank you to CBS for making his point and vindicating his position.

  • Niall

    Never has an Idol had so much pressure put on him by so many people; whatever ‘extra’  hype Adam has been afforded (which some people truly resent) has come at a huge price. He has the right just like everyone else to work out his life’s Master Plan one day at a time without all these extra demands put on him by his so-called ‘fans’ . Last I heard freedom of speech included the right to speak or not speak according to one’s personal free will.

    Well maybe if he’d pick a side and stay there, he wouldn’t have so many conflicting demands. One day he’s refusing to be political or be a poster child and wants it all about the music. The next day he’s using his sexuality to ignite a controversy. Now he’s back to wanting it to be all about music again. If he’d stop talking out of both sides of his mouth it would be easier to know what he really wants to do.

  • weese

    Adam called out ABC. He began the discussion. If he wanted to be a quiet revolutionary he wouldn’t have done that. You can look at it solely as a gay rights issue but you can also look at it from an artist’s point of view. So even if you don’t want Adam standing up against the discrimination of gay men, I would think (because you only want him to sing)you would want him to continue to stand up for the censored artist. We should have expectations of people. I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect that when someone raises a banner that they will then carry it.

  • Tess

    The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences.’ 

    God do I hate the moral right in this country!!

  • dhunken

    NVM

  • SpenserJ

    LOL Tess – I don’t think it’s about morals – just economics. CBS doesn’t want to show that clip until after they find out if ABC is going to get one of those big fines like for Janet on the Super Bowl.

  • LisaE

    Why he feels the need to continue to lie about the whole thing being ‘impromtu’  is beyond me, as is the media’s refusal to say ‘ok kid, yeah right.’  There’s no way he just ‘lost control.’ 

    And you know this how? Is it just a personal belief? Because I believe differently. Where does that leave us? Adam always loses a little control when he has a lot of adrenaline going. His past performances have proved that.

  • webster

    Now Adam might like to say thank you to CBS for making his point and vindicating his position.

    Amen.

    Letterman is pre-taped right? Too bad. Because it would have been cool if it could be reacting to this, as in, Dave showing the clip sans blur.

    But I like to remember this: as fake and as staged as the Madonna/Britney kiss was, it, too, made the news cycle, and is now considered old hat, passe, nothing to disturb your tea and toast over.

    This is all totally aside from Adam’s music, but I like the fact (and I consider it a fact) that it won’t be long before this kiss is also just a kiss.

    (too bad that flaming headdresses can’t be spontaneously improvised)

  • tiger92

    And you know this how? Is it just a personal belief? Because I believe differently. Where does that leave us? Adam always loses a little control when he has a lot of adrenaline going.

    Begging for more?

  • dhunken

    Ok I am even getting surprised but Adam fye single has moved up another notch to #26 in combined Itune single sales. Maybe it’s the video? It’s not radio!

  • saga

    Wonder if we’ll ever get to see FYE perfomed live again… I want to see it with better vocals and maybe a lighter mood. I understood from the interviews this morning that Adam was doing FYE at the GMA but with a different choreagraphy, appropraite for morning tv.

  • saga

    Maybe it’s the video? It’s not radio!

    Is the video posted anywhere else than at AO?

  • dhunken

    saga
    11/25/2009 at 5:25 pm

    Maybe it’s the video? It’s not radio!

    Is the video posted anywhere else than at AO?

    Just on various web blogs! Oh and Youtube! I don’t think it is on myspace like TFM

    Youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv9RhUwMQT0

  • Dlynne

    I completely respect him for not backing down. I also find his repsonses to be honest and sincere. In interview after interview he has stated that he doesn’t choreograph every detail and that he got caught up in the moment. I believe him. I have no reason not to believe him.

    I also agree that it is NOT his job to babysit the viewing public. It was 11:00 p.m. It was not primetime. BTW, Janet’s crotch grabbing was done in primetime and there has not been a word about that. Rhianna was practically nude and there has been little said about that. Honestly, music award shows have a reputation for raunchy behavior. This isn’t new.

    Both performances today were fantastic! He sounded incredible and his band sounded great, too. I really enjoyed both songs.

    Adam, just keep doing what you’re doing. There are a lot of us who fully support you.

  • LoveDaRocker

    Adam continues to say “Apples and Oranges”, when the idiom he should use is “Different Strokes for Different Folks”.

  • Suzanne

    Holy backpedal Batman! Yesterday he’d do nothing different. someone at RCA had a word with Adam.

    “I was just performing the lyrics of my song?” Is there something about a person being in a dog harness in that song?

    He says he worked for two weeks with “my dancers and my band.” Those moves were completely NOT impromptu. If they’d been working together for only a couple of days–then fair enough. Two weeks?–that was completely choreographed in cement.

    I thought he did well with the question about apologizing to children. It was almost 11 at night. Parents have responsibility. Fair enough. If the performance was in the first hour of the show (8-9) it would be different.

    “What d’ya want from me”–good selection. Half the audience wants risque; the other conservatism.

    I love the Boston news scroll. I’m from there but living elsewhere now. Miss it.

  • Squirrely

    Adam is on the radio again

    Adam Lambert will be on @1045CHUMFM at 6pm EST ~ Listen here http://www.chumfm.com/Listen/chumfm_listen.htm

  • Suzanne

    Why he feels the need to continue to lie about the whole thing being ‘impromtu’  is beyond me, as is the media’s refusal to say ‘ok kid, yeah right.’  There’s no way he just ‘lost control.’ 

    And you know this how?

    We don’t know. We’re just the audience. But you don’t work on something for two weeks and then make it up as you go. It’s not logical. It was a big performance for Adam–the biggest post-idol audience he would have–maybe for a long while. It’s not rationale NOT to choreograph and rehearse the performance until it’s learned by everyone.

  • PattyH

    Dlynne, I think I love you!

  • idol09

    I admire Adam bluntness, enjoyed the Early Show this morning a lot!

  • saga

    We don’t know. We’re just the audience. But you don’t work on something for two weeks and then make it up as you go.

    Well, you certanly do that with singing as a performer. You practise till death just so that you can improvise on the routine. The less you practise the less likely you are to improvise. I’m not a dancer so I have no idea how it works for them.

  • weareallinnocent

    Only Adam knows what’s true of this performance, it’s plans and execution and how they did or didn’t differ.

    But I do know this. Planned performances do include improvisation in response to the moment. Some performers do this more than others, but to say it’s paint-by-numbers once choreographed isn’t always (and I’d say it’s rarely) true. And I agree, Adam does improvise alot, particularly vocally. You need only rewatch that ninja roll to know that he does so physically too.

    Again, adrenaline is adrenaline and it makes you exaggerate movement and much more powerful in the moment. People lift cars when hyped on adrenaline, so it’s no reach for me to accept that the planned grab and gaze for both bj guy and kiss guy ended less controlled than they began.

    Finally, yeah he’s been on Idol, so on TV, but aside from the finale, those live crowds were comparatively small and the TV cameras were on stage and in your face. I know from my experience in other contexts, when performing live, with nerves and adrenaline flowing freely, you default to what you know best — what you’ve been trained to do and what you’ve done most. For Adam, that’s big staged theater.

    So, only Adam knows, but I don’t find his explanations incredible at all. I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. For me, his answers ring true.

  • SpenserJ

    I thought he did well with the question about apologizing to children. It was almost 11 at night. Parents have responsibility. Fair enough. If the performance was in the first hour of the show (8-9) it would be different.

    I’m a parent of young children, and both of them enjoyed Adam on the show. But, I wouldn’t have had them sitting next to me for that performance for several reasons: 1. My kids can’t stay up that late. 2. They won’t sit through an awards show unless it’s the Nickelodeon awards and 3. I don’t let them really watch awards shows anyway, because I never know when Miley might pull out her stripper pole – and my 5 year old LOVES Miley.

    So, I’m cool with Adam on all that. I also expect his live shows to be a little PG-13, so I’m not expecting to take the kids to an Adam Lambert concert either LOL.

    I did however let them watch the Early Show, and they loved it. I knew Adam was smart enough to know what was okay to do on a morning show is vastly different than what’s okay at 11:00 pm.

    But yeah, that’s all my job, not Adam’s.

  • sealily1c

    Adam continues to say ‘Apples and Oranges’ , when the idiom he should use is ‘Different Strokes for Different Folks’ .

    Semantics. I think we all knew what he meant. He’s not perfect and doesn’t always use the proper phrase–nor do I and I am an English major! But be still my heart, he once used the word “post-modern” perfectly correctly, so he gets a few freebies from me.

  • sealily1c

    weareallinnocent,

    So, only Adam knows, but I don’t find his explanations incredible at all. I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. For me, his answers ring true.

    In the words of Hugh Grant quoting the words of David Cassidy: I think I love you…or at the very least, your post.

    Exactly right on!!! Every single word.

    Bravo.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ sunsurger

    Why he feels the need to continue to lie about the whole thing being ‘impromtu’  is beyond me, as is the media’s refusal to say ‘ok kid, yeah right.’ 

    Accusing people of lying is a serious thing. No one accused Kris Allen of lying when he said his favorite restaurant was Chick-fil-a! We know it isn’t cause another restaurant (which must be his favorite) gave him a lifetime supply of cheese dip!

  • Miss Chaos

    It worked out the best for Adam loosing the GMA show, he was going to sing FYE, with a few dancers, but it wouldnt have been as good as the video, and GMA split, worried how it would perform it. But in the long run, changing to WWFM and MA, were 2 new songs not many people heard, and he did great on the show, so it was a win win for Adam. And us, what a great morning!!!!

  • clearone

    Adam Lambert will be on @1045CHUMFM at 6pm EST ~ Listen here http://www.chumfm.com/Listen/chumfm_listen.htm

    WWFM is now playing. Cool to hear him on Canadian radio but I sure wish they had talked about the CD and music rather than the AMA’s…..oh and that he’s on Letterman tonight. It’s sad how controversy gets you more attention than talent.

  • racbec

    I have found Adam open and genuine in all his post-AMA responses. Between this and Out Magazine, he’s had a few rough weeks. Despite that, I think he’s handled himself extraordinarily well. He sounded great this morning, and I can’t wait to hear him on Letterman tonight. And on Ellen next week. I’m still peeved at ABC, though. Their loss….

  • Reflections On Life

    @ SpenserJ – thank you for repping us parents!

    @ Lucy

    You have just said that a *kiss* should be blurred out on morning television because it’s not ‘family friendly.’  Do you not see that this would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be said about a male-female kiss???

    Many of us are not big fans of any kind of kiss on a family program, male-female included. I think sexuality is healthy but private and needn’t be thrust on us, esp on tweens. I still see my kids get squeamish & cover their eyes whenever they see an onscreen kiss – I never tell them to cover their eyes, they do it all by themselves. Late night tv – fine. Movie – fine – they are rated G thru X for a reason. These are opt-in options, and we can make choices. But morning programs KNOW that they are on in the background while the whole family gets ready for school & work. So why thrust YOUR brand of what’s acceptable on the melting pot of americans of different nationalities, cultures, religions, creeds, and ideologies? why not live & let live a little? I guess that’s part of why we (and america) almost never watch broadcast TV (other than AI) live in our home anymore. Hulu & YT & NetFlix FTW!

    Adam was amazing this morning. I never doubted his good sense to keep things reasonably family-friendly during the morning show hour. He knows that many of his fans are kids or families w/ kids.

    His AMA performance sucked, but I had no problem with the sexuality he displayed on it. It was AFTER the Final/Ultimate award (Artist of Year), so that was pretty much AMA’s way of telling you that you could turn your TV off now if you didn’t want to see what was coming next.

  • CSFan

    sunsurger
    11/25/2009 at 6:30 pm
    Accusing people of lying is a serious thing.

    I think the act of lying is far more serious. And I think he’s lying through his teeth on the issue of adding things to his performance that weren’t cleared in advance. I call BS on the whole “I forgot I was on TV” excuse. In this case I say he’s a lying liar who lies, regardless of how pretty he sounds when he sings.

  • CSFan

    Adam called out ABC. He began the discussion. If he wanted to be a quiet revolutionary he wouldn’t have done that. You can look at it solely as a gay rights issue but you can also look at it from an artist’s point of view. So even if you don’t want Adam standing up against the discrimination of gay men, I would think (because you only want him to sing)you would want him to continue to stand up for the censored artist.

    Here’s the thing about the “poor censored artist” thing. Private companies can censor or not censor anything they like. They even get to be random and inconsistent about it if they want. And if artists don’t like it they can do what Adam did and take it to another network. Or go to cable tv where the standards are looser. ABC isn’t the US government. Besides the fact that I don’t think Adam was fighting for integrity anymore than Justin and Janet were when they flashed the nation just prior to the Superbowl. It was all for publicity.

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Statement from CBS on the matter:

    “We gave this some real thought. The Madonna image is very familiar and has appeared countless times including many times on morning television. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences.”

    http://perezhilton.com/2009-11-25-cbs-finally-speaks-on-their-hypocrisy

  • webster

    We don’t know. We’re just the audience. But you don’t work on something for two weeks and then make it up as you go. It’s not logical. It was a big performance for Adam’“the biggest post-idol audience he would have’“maybe for a long while. It’s not rationale NOT to choreograph and rehearse the performance until it’s learned by everyone.

    But then, one wonders why ABC didn’t rule out the offending moves prior to show time, and why they couched their GMA cancellation in language suggesting that Adam’s performance might be unpredictable.

    My guess: these moves (or very similar ones) are ones he’s done many times, straight out of his Zodiac Show performances, and like any familiar riff, it’s easy to go there when the set-up is right.

    The one point that both Adam and ABC seem to agree on is that the moves were spontaneous. Dozens of people participated in that performance. Until one of them speaks up to the contrary, it seems easier just to believe the consistent story.

  • iluvai

    Ha Ha! GMA!!!!!!!!!

    I wonder if some of the “shocked” parents were in denial about who Adam is as a person and an artist. For crying out loud he has not once pretended to be a saint.

    And I’m pretty sure parents could have turned the t.v. off at the first drag of the girl by her hair if they were really concerned. But it sounds like some parents were more interested in watching the whole performance in spite of their kids watching. I know if I’m watching something with my kids and it’s inappropriate I yell at them to cover their eyes, ears or get out of the room depending on what’s on.

    Just a thought.

  • Dlynne

    PattyH
    11/25/2009 at 5:40 pm
    Dlynne, I think I love you!

    Awww, thanks. I will admit that I was kind of taken aback initially, just like Adam’s mom, but Michael Sarver said it best. His recent youtube interview is enlightening. I wish everyone would follow suit.

    ETA: One more thing about music award shows…they are not family shows. I watch them all and I can recall something inappropriate happening in nearly every single one. Just because an artist was on AI or works for Disney or one of the networks does not mean that they will always act in a manner that is considered appropriate for a family to watch.

  • lucy

    You have just said that a *kiss* should be blurred out on morning television because it’s not ‘family friendly.’  Do you not see that this would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be said about a male-female kiss???

    Many of us are not big fans of any kind of kiss on a family program, male-female included. I think sexuality is healthy but private and needn’t be thrust on us, esp on tweens. I still see my kids get squeamish & cover their eyes whenever they see an onscreen kiss ‘“

    I wasn’t referring to what any individual or family is willing to look at or not. I’m aware that individuals have a huge range of what they find acceptable, from not wanting to see even hugging to wanting to subscribe to x-rated cable channels. We all have a right to our own standards and wishes, although we have to realize that ours may be much more wide open or much more conservative than the community norm, and, that being the case, we have off buttons and we also have the ability to sign up for racy stuff. That wasn’t the point.

    I was referring to the current average standards that obtain in broadcasting as we have it today. And there, as I’m sure you’re aware — more aware than most, in fact — male-female kisses are *everywhere* and they’ve been everywhere for decades and decades. Morning, afternoon, night, comedies, dramas, music shows, movies with G ratings, etc. etc. etc. …. Regardless of what any of us as particular individuals want to see, the general broadcasting standard has for many decades now considered a male-female kiss *completely* family friendly.

    That being the case, if male-male kisses are considered unallowable, that is a clear double standard and discrimination based on sexual orientation. That’s just an undeniable fact, whether you believe that it’s a good idea or not.

  • clearone

    Just watched the performances from the morning and they were incredible! What a pleasant change from the AMA’s. Music Again is so much fun and WWFM is very, very catchy. Loved them both!

    Now, if there’s a God, they’ll stop questioning him about the AMA’s. Enough is enough is enough.

  • oceana

    I think the act of lying is far more serious. And I think he’s lying through his teeth on the issue of adding things to his performance that weren’t cleared in advance. I call BS on the whole ‘I forgot I was on TV’  excuse. In this case I say he’s a lying liar who lies, regardless of how pretty he sounds when he sings.

    This is how I feel. For awhile now I’ve felt that Adam is too slick, and I really don’t trust him anymore, I don’t trust his integrity or honesty. His GMA performance was very good, it reminded me of how talented he is, he has a great voice, I like the songs, but I don’t like him anymore. Just don’t like him, don’t trust him.

    I totally didn’t believe him when he said he forgot the cameras were on him, and that he innocently forgot to tell ABC about the thing he was going to do on the show. Don’t believe that he “got carried away”. I think it’s all BS. Honesty is important to me and I think he’s a dishonest person. So, I don’t care how good he sings. and one thing for sure, if he is lacking in character, it will show over time and catch up with him. It always does.

  • Natasha

    You have just said that a *kiss* should be blurred out on morning television because it’s not ‘family friendly.’  Do you not see that this would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be said about a male-female kiss???

    Many of us are not big fans of any kind of kiss on a family program, male-female included.

    Woo hoo!! Party like it’s 1950, baby!!

    Oh wait, actually even Ricky and Lucy kissed on I Love Lucy and that was on in the early and mid 1950s so you’ve taken us back even further.

    And someone please censor I Love Lucy immediately.

  • DLee

    Adam was amazing this morning. I never doubted his good sense to keep things reasonably family-friendly during the morning show hour.

    Me either. It just wouldn’t feel right anyway at 7:30 in the morning and he knows that. It would be like wearing an evening gown with your best jewelry to breakfeast.

  • bridgette12

    ABC first cancelled Adam’s concert, then CBS picked him up. Now I wonder where NBC will feet into this trio. Will they try to book Adam and interview him about the whole AMA controversy. It would be great to see Adam perform again and to a bigger audience. Anyone know when Adam is going to be on Oprah? That would be a ratings bonanza, SO MAKE IT HAPPEN, NOW!

  • ScorpioBSB

    <blockquoteI totally didn’t believe him when he said he forgot the cameras were on him, and that he innocently forgot to tell ABC about the thing he was going to do on the show. Don’t believe that he ‘got carried away’ . I think it’s all BS. Honesty is important to me and I think he’s a dishonest person. So, I don’t care how good he sings. and one thing for sure, if he is lacking in character, it will show over time and catch up with him. It always does.

    Have you ever been driving and when you got to your destination, you couldn’t remember how you got there? I think everyone can relate to that. I also remember seeing an interview with Shawn Johnson, olympic gymnast, who said she barely remembered her gold medal routine at the olympics. She was just “in the zone”, so to speak. She put in her time practicing, but when sit was time to compete, she went into auto pilot mode.

    I totally can relate to Adam’s comments in this regard. Having two daughters who are athletes, I know that adrenaline can, and does, kick in when you are under pressure to perform. I also heard Adam talking about watching Gaga and his competitive juices kicking in, wanting to prove that he was capable also of putting on a show. I have been involved in competitive sports for over 10 years, and I can tell you that this is the very essence of competition. Totally understandable.

  • JIMDOGSILKIES

    I listened to most of Adam’s interviews and don’t doubt what he says. I don’t usually think someone in general is lying unless they start indicating they are through their behavior (ie) inconsistent statements. It seems to me more than likely that while at the AMAs, Adam was late in getting there, finally got to watch some performances, the last being his perceived idol Lady Gaga. Sitting late, feeling the pressure of what he thought was a great performance by Gaga (and Kelly), and having so many expectations placed upon him from the get go, heightened his anxiety levels. His words, upon watching Gaga he said he felt “inspired” and “competitive”. He wanted to do something to compete with these other seasoned artists. Although Adam is a seasoned theatre singer, he is not a seasoned artist who has sung nationally on an awards show in front of his comrades right before his cd was to drop. I believe (but don’t of course know as a fact), that Adam is confident with his singing ability, but feels pressure which makes him anxious when he perceives competiton and feels the weight of the expectations placed upon him. I still don’t agree with everything he is saying and still feel he went too far and was inappropriate. For me it has nothing to do with him being gay at all. If a straight man or gay or straight woman stimulated the same acts, I would think it was inappropriate for national tv. He simply kept doing one inappropriate act after another. He seemed aggressive and angry to me. That made me uncomfortable. I had no problem with his tour performance of WLL. Something about his AMA performance just seemed so out of character for him in terms of his tone. One of the things I enjoyed about watching Adam perform this year was he always seemed to be enjoying himself and enjoying the fact that he was entertaining his audience. He was playful, joyful, smiled, giggled, laughed. WIth the AMA performance there was none of that. His facial expression and actions were impulsive, aggressive in nature to me.
    Iwas hoping prior to his AMA performance that the morning after, everyone who never saw or heard Adam before would be talking about his talent, his voice his ability to entertain. They were talking, but not about his huge talent. That is such a disappointment for me.
    I give his mom credit. She told him, (according to Adam’s statement), that she was disappointed about him telling Rolling Stone that he was on drugs b/c his young fans look up to him. She now briefly said she was at first taken back. I think as a mother she was not thrlled but is publically supporting her son in the end as she should. JMHOs!

  • zzatrms

    <blockquoteI totally didn’t believe him when he said he forgot the cameras were on him, and that he innocently forgot to tell ABC about the thing he was going to do on the show. Don’t believe that he ‘got carried away’ . I think it’s all BS. Honesty is important to me and I think he’s a dishonest person. So, I don’t care how good he sings. and one thing for sure, if he is lacking in character, it will show over time and catch up with him. It always does.

    Have you ever been driving and when you got to your destination, you couldn’t remember how you got there? I think everyone can relate to that. I also remember seeing an interview with Shawn Johnson, olympic gymnast, who said she barely remembered her gold medal routine at the olympics. She was just ‘in the zone’ , so to speak. She put in her time practicing, but when sit was time to compete, she went into auto pilot mode.

    I totally can relate to Adam’s comments in this regard. Having two daughters who are athletes, I know that adrenaline can, and does, kick in when you are under pressure to perform. I also heard Adam talking about watching Gaga and his competitive juices kicking in, wanting to prove that he was capable also of putting on a show. I have been involved in competitive sports for over 10 years, and I can tell you that this is the very essence of competition. Totally understandable.

    ITA

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    Although Adam is a seasoned theatre singer, he is not a seasoned artist who has sung nationally on an awards show in front of his comrades right before his cd was to drop.

    Good post, Jim. My husband and I watched a documentary on Woodstock, tonight. Crosby, Stills, and Nash remembered their performance and said it was only their second performance as a group. They were terrified, but not because of the 400k people in the crowd. They were petrified because Janis, Jimmie, The Who, and Richie Havens were going to be watching them perform. Adam let it get the best of him. He’s human.

  • GaGaGlambert

    I was at The Early Show this morning and it far exceeded my expectations as to the amount of time devoted to Adam and the opportunity it gave those of us there to see, hear and interact with him. Thanks, CBS!

    ABC’s decision to cancel Adam’s performance resulted in a far better platform for Adam to discuss all the hoopla surrounding his AMA performance and showcase his outstanding talent. He handled the interviews extremely well and did what he does best, sing his face off. For those Idol fans who have not seen him since the finale, he projected a familiar persona. For those who have never seen him at all, he was charming, articulate and entertaining. For those who saw his AMA performance, he provided a very different type of performance. He did what he needed to do and he did it well. Mombert Leila’s contribution was also a nice touch.

    Although I saw Adam on tour several times, I never had the opportunity to see him so close for so long just ‘being’  and not performing. He is stunningly handsome in person and exudes a quiet calm ‘“ exactly like others have previously described. He was relaxed and smiling throughout the morning, spent a lot of time on the plaza between segments, and after his set ended, signed autographs and took pictures with fans. I took lots of photos and was able to get my FYE album booklet autographed!

    The event was very well organized, quite impressive given how little time there was to pull everything together. All The Early Show hosts and staff were friendly and interactive from start to finish. Even standing on line in the dark with other fans was fun. I met so many nice people from all over the country, including Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, all parts of New York State and NYC. I also recognized and spoke briefly to the fan who threw the red boa to Adam in Bridgeport, CT – she was wearing it. There were several foreign fans in attendance who appeared to be particularly mesmerized by Adam. On the plaza itself, there were numerous media outlets covering the event.

    While we were waiting on line in the dark, those of us standing on east 59th Street were able to see inside the studio while Adam and the band rehearsed and did sound checks. Not only did Adam sound and look amazing, the band did, too. Collectively, they are all very interesting visually. During his actual performance and after I watched it again at home, all I could think about was how much I want to see Adam on tour. After the show ended, I saw Adam’s publicist from RCA Records, Roger, and asked him about future tour plans, but he reiterated that none have been finalized. However, he did say that spring 2010 would be a likely start date.

    A few pages back a poster wondered what people were saying to Adam as he walked through the crowd. Around me, fans told him: how much they loved him; commented positively on his album/songs; told him that he had changed or influenced their lives; told him how many times they had seen him on tour; encouraged him to be himself; said they supported him and asked what more they could do to demonstrate their support.

    Ironically, I was one of those people who had guaranteed seats at the Hudson Theatre via the Hot Topic promotion. While I almost passed out when I heard that GMA had been canceled, I truly believe that everything worked out for the best.

    4evrmomof4, Happy Birthday! I was glad I could share part of this happy day with you.

  • Starr

    sunsurger
    11/25/2009 at 6:30 pm
    Why he feels the need to continue to lie about the whole thing being ‘impromtu’  is beyond me, as is the media’s refusal to say ‘ok kid, yeah right.’ 

    Accusing people of lying is a serious thing. No one accused Kris Allen of lying when he said his favorite restaurant was Chick-fil-a! We know it isn’t cause another restaurant (which must be his favorite) gave him a lifetime supply of cheese dip!

    LOOOOOOOL your analogy is hilarious! Thanks! That made me laugh.

    Unless…were you being serious? LOL

    As for the whole Early show thing and the stuff he said to Slezak, etc. I don’t believe Adam when he says he forgot the AMAs was a televised event. It’s like saying he forgot American Idol was a televised event. I do believe that the controversial moves he did were improvised, but this only means ABC was not aware of them, therefore they had every right to go apeshit on him when he did make those changes. Networks need sponsors, and sponsors will not be happy if it is made out to be that the network OK’d something like a simulated blowjob onstage.

    ETA: While I agree with Adam that he is no babysitter and he shouldn’t be responsible for what children see, he is responsible for how he represents himself, and IMO giving the finger to the audience (I don’t care how he explains it or spins it and tells people it was the finger to his detractors) is a stupid movie. It’s unprofessional, and it’s kind of like a try-hard thing to do.

  • cher

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I’m grateful to MJ for the greatest blog and to all of you for such continuous entertainment. Thanks to Adam Lambert for months of very little sleep. The pattern continues…Loved his Early Show gig. Wonder how the ratings went vs GMA.

  • Jae

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING GANG! I am just getting a chance to see Adam’s CBS performances. Awesome!

  • JIMDOGSILKIES

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone!
    Thanks Zsus! Agree Star!
    I heard Adam compare what he did to Madonna’s kiss, Janet’s crouch grab, etc. I still say he crossed the line and I believe his competitive juices & pressure/anxiety of live tv and expectations were to partly blame. THere’s a difference between televising a kiss, and dancers walking with rifles, than televising someone simulating a sexual act(s). Adam’s point about Rihanna’s dancers with the rifles and how America is okay or better with violence than sex is not on point for me. It’s like when fans threw items on stage at the AI tour. If Adam would have acted out an explicit sexual act with them or if RIhanna’s dancers would have started simulating shooting each other like a gang war I would have been up in arms. It’s a fine line but for me it’s there. And, I still say the FCC regulates public, network tv. As parents we assume that the people who will be televised will adhere to those regulations as they are adults performers and supposed to show control. I agree it is not Adam’s job to “babysit” and it is absolutely my responsibility to decide ultimately what my children can and cannot watch and do. It is Adam’s job to stay in control with the rules governing the moment. WHat he wants to do on tour is his business.
    Again, I would have loved to have people talk about his talent after watching the AMAs. They didn’t. They talked about controversay. Not sure how many after watching him for the first time would tune into Letterman or the Early Show to see what he could really do and should have on the AMAs. SOngs are better too. I understand people who don’t think Adam respects music. I don’t think though that he doesn’t respect music but he should have respected and treasured his gift, talent and voice more than thinking he had to out perform to compete with Gaga,etc. Even he said Kelly had a great vocal performance. She is selling like crazy and deservedly so. All he had to do was sing his face off on the AMAs and he would have “won” whatever competition he perceived. ANyway, have a great day, eat up everyone!

  • LisaE

    In response to JimDog:

    I attended the AMA awards. The most offensive part of the AMAs for me was when one of the performers (I believe it was Rihanna) displayed large rotating guns on the big screens. Those guns rotated and then shot at the audience. I was appalled. Adam has a very valid point regarding Americans obsession with violence, and their weird incongruous fear of sex. We show people getting blown up on TV all the time, in prime time, on network TV. We show blood, guts, guns, bombs, war. Violence kills. It’s destructive and scary. Sex is neither of those things. I wasn’t at all appalled by Adam’s performance. It wasn’t remotely out of line with the other things I saw that evening. Most of the performances were about sex.

    Regarding the FCC. The FCC does not regulate obscene/indecent behavior between 10pm and 6am (not that Adam’s performance was either). Why? Because children should be in bed. Adam is correct. It is a parent’s responsibility to monitor their children. If you are prudish, don’t go to Europe (or leave the US). They show porn after 9pm on regular TV.

    The international reaction to Adam’s performance is interesting and very telling. The day after the AMAs, they ignored his performance. They are now only reporting on him because of America’s OTT and “typically American hypocritical over-reaction” to all things sexual.

    As much as Idol fans want to believe that Adam’s vocals would have blown everyone away on the AMAs and had people talking the next day, I’m sorry, it’s just not true. That is people’s discomfort with Adam’s performance talking, not reality. If Adam has played it safe, nobody would have been talking about Adam’s performance. It would have been an invisible footnote on the evening. The big stories would have been: J.Lo’s fall, Taylor’s wins, MJ’s wins, Gaga’s performance.

  • agathe.hb

    well, I BELIEVE in one thing only – we are all the result of some kind of sex… there is no denying it… violence on the other hand…. I have no problem talking about sex with my daughter… she hates violence… she loves Adam…
    I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, since I am from Europe, but all the best to you guys :)

  • agathe.hb

    LisaE – THIS
    and to think they have replaced Adam with this shit…. Chris Brown or whatever his name is… just saying