Adam Lambert – Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2009


The Barbara Walters interview with Adam Lambert aired tonight on her special, “10 Most Fascinating People of 2009” and it was…underwhelming.

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No new insights to be had in this ultra-short interview, pretty much the same stuff we’ve been hearing all week regarding the AMAs–No, he doesn’t regret anything, yes, he’s surprised it became such a big deal.

With the NY Post reporting that Adam was back in the studio with Barbara today, taping some fresh material, I expected a little more.

Hopefully Adam’s appearance on The View tomorrow will be a bit more illuminating…

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406 Comments

  1. Watching Lady Gaga’s interview. Her answer to the last question is so familiar to me.

  2. Good lord, I think Governor Sanford left his wife just because she bought that horrific pink dress.

  3. Wonder if Adam will get the pimp spot to make people watch the whole show.

  4. The excitement of SYTYCD and the sheer awesomeness of Glee have exhausted me. I don’t think I have it in me to watch this Barbara special too. I think I’ll just be lazy and wait for MJ’s updates and the comments from all of the rest of you :)

  5. He’s honestly the most annoying, self-entitled person maybe ever to hit my tv.
    He isn’t even inspiring like GaGa he’s just a complete wanna-be icon.
    It’s sad. Go away Adam.

  6. Yes, in answering that last question, I can see why Adam feels such a kinship with her. The “feeling like a freak” comment was so Adam.

    Sounds like #1 is definitely a woman.

  7. good guys-supposedly Katy Perry performed at paramount studios last year and the Carson daly new years eve cut to her in la!! Adam might be televised afterall!

  8. ok maybe not, still don’t no if it’s televised! can’t wait for Adam on Barbara

  9. What is so fascinating about Kate Gosselin? She’s a total bitch with too many kids who exploited said kids on t.v. Talk about being overexposed for absolutely no reason

  10. is he definitely doing that for new years? i am soo disappointed not being able to see him perform on new years!!!

  11. Taylor Swift should be voted “Most Auto-tuned Singer of the Year”. Girl CANNOT sing – period.

  12. sick of moderating people over and over again for the same thing. You’re in moderation

  13. What is so fascinating about Kate Gosselin? She’s a total bitch with too many kids who exploited said kids on t.v. Talk about being overexposed for absolutely no reason

    Amen sister! Both Kate, and her estranged douchebag of a husband are on my list of “people I’d like to punch in the face”.

  14. Kate Gosselin with a talk show? Hopefully that will die a rapid death!

  15. Most interesting, talented, humorous people who try to launch a talk show get cancelled within the first year. So, I wouldn’t panic too much about Kate. Although, that TLC network does seem to put any warmed over shit they can find on air. So, maybe we should be worried.

    Oh crap, I didn’t think about SuBo. I am blocking it out of my head.

    I also have a special compartment in my brain where I keep any knowledge of SuBo. Most days, by keeping this information locked away, I can pretend she doesn’t exist. Then of course, I go to pick up some Christmas gifts at the Best Buy and I’m traumatized all over again.

  16. SuBo is sooo going to be the most fascinating person. And my cat gives two paws up to that decision.

  17. How can she interview a dead person, so if so maybe MJ? Just going out there.

  18. soccerboi
    12/09/2009 at 10:26 pm
    Glenn Beck is not fascinating, he is nauseating

    I agree. ..had to leave the room. He’s a snake oil salesman laughing all the way to the bank.

  19. Well GREAT. I was watching and my parents walked in right as Lady Gaga was talking about liking girls. Said I couldn’t listen to her music any more :( They still don’t know I listen to Adam and Gaga like 24/7. So glad i learned not to be like that this year…..

  20. So glad i learned not to be like that this year’ ¦..

    Awww, you are sweet!

  21. My guess would have been President Obama as well. That was a pretty big moment that captured the world’s attention this year. But, I’ve been skeptical that she could actually get him on the show.

    If it’s SuBo, I will vomit.

  22. I haven’t been able to watch–who are the people so far?

    And my cat gives two paws up to that decision.

    I really laughed. Nice.

  23. If these are the most fascinating people of the year, why am I falling asleep? seriously, this show is boring…

  24. If these are the most fascinating people of the year, why am I falling asleep? seriously, this show is boring…

  25. I think the BIG controversy was downplayed and that is good. On with the music.

  26. I liked the Lady Gaga interview. Adam’s interview was not terribly illuminating. Still nice to see him on TV.

  27. Has Barbara ever picked a dead person as the number 1 before? I can’t remember, but it seems like an awkward interview for sure :)

  28. I like how Adam said “Its about singing not my sexuality” ….. um yeah. I wish. =(

    That interview was the shortest thing i’ve ever seen. nothing new.

  29. Well that was better then I thought. Really not that much about the AMA and it ended with it being about the music. “What a voice” Ms Walters I agree 100%

    I absolutely loved her quote of

    The love child of Madonna and Elvis

    I agree.

  30. Oh, SpenserJ, we should drink together more often. Then, we can vomit together if SuBo is the Most Fascinating Person.

    I think I should just totter off to the bath now and find out tomorrow…

    And she really covered no new ground w/Adam, although it might be new ground for the unwashed masses who haven’t been debating every nuance and digging up every pic over the past several months. :lol:

  31. Do we have a score on who will be number 1? BTW, I never watch this, only watched for the little burb about Adam, expected more.

  32. And Baba Wawa’s most fascinating person of 2009: ZOMBIE Michael Jackson.

    Just please don’t let it be Palin. I’ll be delighted with SuBo if it means no Palin. You betcha.

  33. Adam was awesome. Barbara was awesome. Great interview. They could spin Adam so many ways and that was all positive for me. Yippee…

  34. Grrr….I live in Vancouver and the show won’t be on for another two hours and 20 min. :(

  35. Meh…….it’s cool he’s on the list but Kate Gosselin seemed to get more time.

    I wonder if we’ll get any pics from the Spielberg event…..

  36. You would think her most fascinating people would require more than 3 minutes of interview. Maybe she should cut the list to 5. ( i would have cut Glen Beck and Gosselin) so far….

  37. I thought it was a good interview. She touched on AMA because that’s the big thing the media has been talking about, but she gave us enough of his back story and his VOICE to show just how talented he is. I would have loved more of the interview part, but overall, I’d say this was a positive for him. I’d say she likes him!

  38. I liked the Lady Gaga interview. Adam’s interview was not terribly illuminating. Still nice to see him on TV.

    Given that people on here know pretty much everything except what brand of underwear he wears – not surprised it was a bit boring. Probably less so to the many who haven’t obsessively followed his every move since he sang “mama…” on AI. :-)

  39. I actually do think it’s Susan Boyle. Our country went absolutely crazy over a clip on youtube from a talent show in another country. And now her album is selling numbers beyond anyone’s dream–even the dream she dreamed. It’s her.

  40. Wow, this is kind of boring. Adam looked pretty and gaga is so weirdly fascinating.

  41. That was short! Where were the questions from the clips that were released…about kids…and how he would breathe more if given the opportunity to do the performance differently?

    Ah….teasers, just to make me watch!

    Ah, well, tomorrow will be more interesting. And I have a tv in my office! How convenient!

  42. Interesting, much of the stuff in the teasers didn’t make the actual interview. I had forgotten how short the segments were.

    Edited because they actually included the voice! Lots of the voice; which is really what makes him so fascinating to me.

  43. Yeah, unfortunately that was really short. But then Gaga didn’t get much time either. And everyone only averages about 5 min or less.

    I’m glad they possibly edited it to make it less on the AMAs. And a lot of great clips of Adam performing: Feeling Good, audition, TFM vid :-) And Barbara saying he has a great voice!

    Me thinks they made sure to focus the package more on his singing than the scandal, which is great :-) And he looked HAWT!

  44. Oh, SpenserJ, we should drink together more often. Then, we can vomit together if SuBo is the Most Fascinating Person.

    That sounds like a fabulous idea!

    And Baba Wawa’s most fascinating person of 2009: ZOMBIE Michael Jackson.

    Come sit down. Can I buy you a drink? LOL

    Just please don’t let it be Palin. I’ll be delighted with SuBo if it means no Palin. You betcha.

    Oh please no. Please, just, no.

  45. It was a good interview. They were all pretty short. I am so glad it ended about the music. I think Barbara is a fan. “What a voice.” She could have ended that so many ways but she chose to give him a very high compliment. I think I love Barbara now.

  46. I’m glad they didn’t talk too much about the AMA thing. I also liked how Barbara commented on his voice at the end. :)

  47. hmmm… could be Susan Boyle. Maybe Rhianna???? Maybe Barak Obama???? Maybe, say it ain’t so, the mom with 14 kids… I can’t even think of her name. It can’t be her.

  48. I actually do think it’s Susan Boyle. Our country went absolutely crazy over a clip on youtube from a talent show in another country. And now her album is selling numbers beyond anyone’s dream’“even the dream she dreamed. It’s her.

    Oh, it’s so going to be SuBo – and she is very fascinating in terms of the story she represents – coming from a small village, living a pretty secluded, simple life, then rising to such meteoric fame out of nowhere.

    ETA: Ok, so I was wrong, lol. Which begs the question: does anyone really care about SuBo? I mean, seriously, who is BUYING all those cds?

  49. The #1 is obviously a woman. My guess is Taylor Swift.

    That would be sweet. I don’t think it’s Sarah Palin because we know she is a guest.

  50. I think it would be more interesting with dead people.

    Okay, I’d rather have SuBo I think than Octomom.

  51. “But, I’ve been skeptical that she could actually get him on the show.”

    Well, if the list is based on that then,…it’s worthless.

    Anyways, Obama is the most fascinating person of 2009 with no doubts.

    If not – maybe Michele Obama ?! Why not. Octomom, Katy Goselin and blah, blah,…They are fascinating ? LOL

  52. Xiist or something along those lines for underwear, right? that was with the durex condom question. What do I win?

  53. Okay, I’d rather have SuBo I think than Octomom.

    Almost anyone would be better than Octomom. Its bad enough she’s got a reality show.

  54. This was a lame interview. GaGa and Adam where the only two on the show worth watching. If Taylor Swift is named the most fascinating person of 2009 I will cancel my cable.

  55. SpenserJ
    12/09/2009 at 10:48 pm
    I think it would be more interesting with dead people.

    HA..love it!! the show has been a big bore (except Adam ,of course. and Tyler Perry) so far could have done the whole hour w/ just those two. IMHO

  56. I liked Adam’s interview. For one, the whole thing (2 minutes) wasn’t focused on the AMA’s, and it showed a lot of Adam singing, and I love to hear that boy sing!! lol And I liked that it ended with Barbara saying “What a Voice!”. I thought the Sanford Interview was interesting, and even though I can’t stand glen beck it was interesting hearing about his past. It kind of explains why he is the way he is. Seeing Tyler Perry with him mom was sad since she died today (Yesterday?).

    Ahhhhhhh. Michelle Obama! I didn’t think of her!

  57. yay! It’s Michelle Obama. I would say that puts the other 9 in great company! :)

  58. I called it Michelle at 10:42, did I win anything?

    The best thing about Adam’s interview was all the singing clips!

  59. I’ll move my comment from the VEVO thread. Thanks for this thread MJ.

    I thought Adam looked great. I was glad Adam stated that it wasn’t about who he slept with but it was about his ‘music’! Yes! I loved that they were playing the TFM video where Adam’s amazing Rock Ballad voice shined. Barbara saying at the end, “And what a voice he has”. (or something like that)! Loved it…and glad he didn’t apologize.

  60. Sweet relief. At least Mrs. Obama was a part of the most fascinating event of this year. And clearly, she could take Octomom, Palin and SuBo in a cage fight. So, excellent choice Barbara.

  61. I called it Michelle at 10:42, did I win anything? The best thing about Adam’s interview was all the singing clips!

    You are the winner!!! Not sure if you get anything tho… lol

  62. why did she say NOT kris Allen? rude

    What? I didn’t hear Kris’s name at all. I thought they showed the clip and Ryan said “and the winner is….” and then Barbara said “NOT Adam Lambert.”

  63. Well any AMA discussion it soo much AMA discussion as far as I’m concerned. And so short?! That was it, seriously? Okay den.

    But having Michelle Obama be the number one choice is good. I concur.

  64. OH, I see Cakeygirl, you edited your post. I really didn’t think it was rude…just a little dramatic.

  65. I liked Adam’s interview. For one, the whole thing (2 minutes) wasn’t focused on the AMA’s, and it showed a lot of Adam singing, and I love to hear that boy sing!! lol And I liked that it ended with Barbara saying ‘What a Voice!’ .

    Yes! I noticed that too! I think the retaping was related to this. The original taping was right after the AMAs, and now that that is more old news, and everyone wants to just get on with the music, it was great to see his segment focus so much on his singing and great performances! Yea!

    Would have loved a more poignant moment, but I blame BaWa’s questions, not Adam. I didn’t want him to cry, but who knows, that may have won over some new fans ;-) The sensitive wild idol… Maybe something about his family, or his search for love – a lot of those moments came out really well in his print interviews.

  66. Adam performed tonight at the Spielberg banquet. These tweets are from someone who was there. They will make you all happy and ease any disappointment in this short interview, which i actually thought was great!

    To everyone who asked: Adam is at ADL Steven Spielberg’s event. Kirk Douglas is presenting now. He can barely talk
    less than 20 seconds ago from Echofon
    Reply Retweet Adam sang beatifully. He received standing ovation from every table
    6 minutes ago from Echofon
    Reply Retweet Adam has already sang and he is sitting at one of the tables now
    15 minutes ago from Echofon

  67. OhOh ABC…..do you think the Bad Romance video was appropriate for young viewers?..after all it wasn’t quite 11pm!!

  68. why did she say NOT Adam lambert? rude

    caketgirl- why is that rude, it’s the truth?

    I am just so happy BW ended the segment on an Adam power vocal after some great performance clips and a beautiful compliment. BW is a fangirl!

  69. Well, with the extra footage out, maybe we’ll get parts of that on ABC’s website or something. I definitely want to see ALL of those interview moments!

  70. why did she say NOT Adam lambert? rude

    I didn’t think it was rude. At first I didn’t get what you were talking about. I think she was just pointing out that Adam had this fascinating run on idol, but he didn’t win it. Yet he’s still fascinating.

    I thought the interview was awesome! :)

  71. Yeah for a beautiful rendition and a standing ovation at the Spielberg event! I don’t suppose there will be video; does anyone know?

  72. I wasn’t disappointed by the short length of the interview. After seeing the first two I knew they were all going to be pretty short. Oh, and, Lady Gaga is fascinating. Those Catholic girls…..

  73. This was not an interview but just a lot of background information. Drats. Disappointing – she got nothing new from Adam. All hype.

  74. “Reply Retweet Adam sang beatifully. He received standing ovation from every table”

    Thank you so much for passing this on. A standing ovation! This makes me so happy, I sure hope we get vids. I am still waiting on the VEVO vid of Adam’s performance.

  75. Reply Retweet Adam sang beatifully. He received standing ovation from every table

    That’s really nice to hear!

  76. Maybe I need to watch the interview again…but didn’t they use the question “Do you think you should have won?” as a commercial teaser but then never showed this in the actual interview?

  77. BTW, President Obama (then President elect) was her #1 Most Facinating last year.

  78. Wait, is Michelle Obama just a fascinating person who has never accomplished anything in her own right? And is famous for all the wrong reasons? I mean what a famewhore that Michelle Obama is!

    Or something.

  79. BTW, President Obama (then President elect) was her #1 Most Facinating last year.

    I guess that automatically disqualifies him….you’re only allowed to be fascinating for ONE year.

  80. DLee, they used a lot of stuff as commercial teasers that were never shown. I would love it if the extra footage was put up on the website.

  81. This was not an interview but just a lot of background information. Drats. Disappointing ‘“ she got nothing new from Adam. All hype.

    I agree. I just think for random folks watching the Barbara Walters special, the interview and Adam came off in all sorts of positive. Certainly there was nothing new for his fans. But after all the negative attention, I thought the interview showed Adam in a positive light that all of his fans connect with.

  82. One more tweet-about the all important clothes and hair question:

    Saw @adamlambert going backstage with his entourage. He is wearing a black suit with his hair up

    I really liked Adam’s hair on BW. Now that he’s thinner, he almost needs some hair down around his face. His face looked super thin with the VEVO cockatiel (sp?) hair.

  83. Reply Retweet Adam sang beatifully. He received standing ovation from every table

    I want to hear he sing the national anthem. He sang beautifully last time.

  84. I noticed that as well Dlee – thought I missed the answer and was going to recheck the video when it comes up. Anyone else? If so, some bad editing.

  85. “Reply Retweet Adam sang beatifully. He received standing ovation from every table”

    I love Adam, BUT he was singing the National Anthem so everyone would be standing already ;)

  86. I love Adam, BUT he was singing the National Anthem so everyone would be standing already ;)

    Hahhhh… too funny.

  87. DLee, they used a lot of stuff as commercial teasers that were never shown. I would love it if the extra footage was put up on the website.

    I was kind of looking forward to seeing how he would answer…I’m ready for him to get away from the standard answer, not that I want him to negate what he has already said…I just want a funnier or wittier answer.

    The answer must have been boring or they would have shown it.

  88. Edited because they actually included the voice! Lots of the voice; which is really what makes him so fascinating to me.

    Yup! A voice like Adam’s doesn’t come around every day.

    I’m glad Michelle Obama was #1. I love that woman! Actually, I love the whole family. lol But I think that was a fantastic choice.

    I only remember like 3-4 people on the list too, so I guess they weren’t all that fascinating. lol

  89. Wait, is Michelle Obama just a fascinating person who has never accomplished anything in her own right? And is famous for all the wrong reasons? I mean what a famewhore that Michelle Obama is!

    She is a very accomplished lawyer and a mother of two beautiful girls. A famewhore I think not! That is insulting.

  90. kinda bummed Adam and Lady Gaga’s interviews were so short but glad they focused more on Adam’s singing. loved seeing all the clips of him on Idol. and I was majorly loling when they were annoucing the winner and Barbara said “not Adam Lambert” loll also the part where she said he’s like the love child of Madonna and Elvis. What a compliment coming from Babs haha

  91. Wait, is Michelle Obama just a fascinating person who has never accomplished anything in her own right? And is famous for all the wrong reasons? I mean what a famewhore that Michelle Obama is!

    She is a very accomplished lawyer and a mother of two beautiful girls. A famewhore I think not! That is insulting.

    And a very classy FIRST LADY, a very difficult job. A different lady could have made the difference between him winning and not winning.

  92. And a very classy FIRST LADY, a very difficult job. A different lady could have made the difference between him winning and not winning.

    DLee-ITA

  93. She is a very accomplished lawyer and a mother of two beautiful girls. A famewhore I think not! That is insulting.

    LOL – I think that was sarcasm :)

    Okay, so Barbara’s specials are apparently not that memorable, since none of us remembered who actually was number 1 last year!

  94. Truthiness
    12/09/2009 at 11:09 pm
    Wait, is Michelle Obama just a fascinating person who has never accomplished anything in her own right? And is famous for all the wrong reasons? I mean what a famewhore that Michelle Obama is!

    Michelle Obama: First Lady of the United States of America

  95. iluvai
    12/09/2009 at 11:10 pm

    This was not an interview but just a lot of background information. Drats. Disappointing ‘“ she got nothing new from Adam. All hype.

    I agree. I just think for random folks watching the Barbara Walters special, the interview and Adam came off in all sorts of positive. Certainly there was nothing new for his fans. But after all the negative attention, I thought the interview showed Adam in a positive light that all of his fans connect with.

    I agree with your assessment. This was perfect for mainstream America who heard about the big bad, sex crazed, gay guy from the AMA’s by showing him as a performer. The image of him walking with Barbara, letting her lean on his arm while they walked to their seat, showed him as a gentleman and possibly now people have an alternate image of him then just the AMA’s and may open viewers up to giving him another look see.

  96. I was kind of looking forward to seeing how he would answer’ ¦I’m ready for him to get away from the standard answer, not that I want him to negate what he has already said’ ¦I just want a funnier or wittier answer.

    The answer must have been boring or they would have shown it.

    I can’t imagine Adam giving anything other than the typical response to this question, which he has already gotten SOOO many times before. He and Kris are still good friends, no way he’d do anything to say he should have won instead of Kris.

  97. the big bad, sex crazed, gay guy from the AMA’s

    dhunken-LOL! I love that! I agree and I believe BW really likes him and deliberately planned her interview to show him in a positive light. I never liked BW much until now.

  98. The image of him walking with Barbara, letting her lean on his arm while they walked to their seat, showed him as a gentleman and possibly now people have a alternate image of him then just the AMA’s and may open viewers up to giving him another look see.

    I’m crossing my fingers!

  99. I agree with your assessment. This was perfect for mainstream America who heard about the big bad, sex crazed, gay guy from the AMA’s by showing him as a performer. The image of him walking with Barbara, letting her lean on his arm while they walked to their seat, showed him as a gentleman and possibly now people have an alternate image of him then just the AMA’s and may open viewers up to giving him another look see.

    YES! Absolutely! Believe it or not, guys, uh, I think we probably already know WAYYY to much about this guy, ;-) and certainly a few minutes on tv that’s trying to condense his life is not likely to give us much new info.

    To the average viewer, though, I think it was a great way to show people (or remind them) – oh yeah, he’s an incredible performer and singer! Wow. (and buy the album – lol)

  100. I can’t imagine Adam giving anything other than the typical response to this question, which he has already gotten SOOO many times before. He and Kris are still good friends, no way he’d do anything to say he should have won instead of Kris.

    Oh I didn’t mean to imply that he should say yes to the question…just something new like”My mom wishes I had, she told all the ladies at bridge club I would and now instead of going back and eating her words she quit.” or something funny.

  101. the big bad, sex crazed, gay guy from the AMA’s

    Aww, but that side of him ain’t so bad either ;-)

  102. I really liked Lady Gaga’s interview. She seems sweet. I’m also a big fan! :)

  103. yes, I also loved Gaga’s interview. What’s very interesting about her is that she at once seems very very real, even vulnerable, yet all in the midst of still living as this other persona.

  104. I say Barbara did Adam a real favor tonight. She finished the interview with a positive vibe, drew attention to his music and left the viewers wanting more. Thanks to Barbara.

    Adam being so daring and charming enough to (maybe) get away with it could make for an interesting next 10 years or so. I am starting to be hopeful again, anyway.

  105. She is a very accomplished lawyer and a mother of two beautiful girls. A famewhore I think not! That is insulting.

    LOL ‘“ I think that was sarcasm

    Just a skoosh. I was making fun of the article that was going off on ‘most fascinating people, for what?!’

    Humor and sarcasm just aren’t as much fun is you have to either telegraph or explain them. Oh wells.

  106. To the average viewer, though, I think it was a great way to show people (or remind them) ‘“ oh yeah, he’s an incredible performer and singer! Wow. (and buy the album ‘“ lol)

    oh and you can’t forget the “cute”. My daughter and I were both “awwwwww” when they showed his baby picture. I think my husband was about to puke (not because of Adam but because of our reaction). Ha!

  107. Humor and sarcasm just aren’t as much fun is you have to either telegraph or explain them. Oh wells.

    Yeah, I learned that the hard way.

  108. yes, I also loved Gaga’s interview. What’s very interesting about her is that she at once seems very very real, even vulnerable, yet all in the midst of still living as this other persona.

    She reminds me of Madonna, but with a softer edge. Even though her videos are racy/riske.

  109. yes, I also loved Gaga’s interview. What’s very interesting about her is that she at once seems very very real, even vulnerable, yet all in the midst of still living as this other persona.

    I cannot believe she’s only 23.

  110. I cannot believe she’s only 23.

    She’s younger than I thought too. Not that she looks old, but you just can’t tell sometimes.

  111. Pics of Adam at the event honoring Steven Spielberg

    So no VEVO makeup…..drats!

    Loved the Gaga interview, I think she’s incredible, smart, and intriguing. She and Adam seemed to have arrived during a good time. Loved seeing all of her outfits. I see why Adam loves her so.

  112. She’s younger than I thought too. Not that she looks old, but you just can’t tell sometimes.

    She dyed her hair totally different too, which I think suits her persona better than her natural color.

  113. She’s younger than I thought too. Not that she looks old, but you just can’t tell sometimes.

    Part of that is the name she gave herself, Lady…really, from my point of view she is “Baby Gaga.”

  114. LOOL: FYE went down 1 and WWFM went down 2 on iTunes after the interview

  115. becky…thank you for posting those pictures of adam..omg he looks breathtaking!!

    i adore lady gaga, i think she is unbelievably talented.

  116. Part of that is the name she gave herself, Lady’ ¦really, from my point of view she is ‘Baby Gaga.’ 

    Yeah, that makes sense to me. I liked her with brown hair in the clips from the NY club. Blonds seem to get more attention tho! Except in Adam’s case of course…

  117. LOOL: FYE went down 1 and WWFM went down 2 on iTunes after the interview

    Is that bad???

  118. Just a skoosh. I was making fun of the article that was going off on ‘most fascinating people, for what?!’

    I thought you were being silly. I don’t know the word skoosh though.

  119. LOL, I don’t think that interview is going to move things on iTunes. (not that it was bad, just didn’t really promote the album or single) Now, it might be a different situation after The View tomorrow when he actually gets to sing the song.

  120. I think its good that they didn’t edit the part out where Adam said its ignorant to judge a person on just one performance.

  121. Wow, he does look tired. Actually, I don’t know how he isn’t just exhausted after the last two weeks.

  122. Mary102

    “I am SO in love with that black suit! That is HAWT!”

    LOL…I said the very same. It is a gorgeous suit. And the understandably tired looking guy ain’t bad either!!!

    Hoping for video of the anthem.

  123. Ok, so @Longineu just tweeted that they don’t yet have plans for NYE :-( Aww, I don’t want to get sad again. And didn’t Monte seem to say that they did have plans?

  124. Is that bad???

    Yeah. I’m not saying that the song is supposed to skyrocket up to #1. But it went down a couple of spots instead. Really, after national promotion? Not good.

  125. LOL, I don’t think that interview is going to move things on iTunes. (not that it was bad, just didn’t really promote the album or single) Now, it might be a different situation after The View tomorrow when he actually gets to sing the song.

    Yeah, I don’t think the BW special is known for selling a ton of music. Kris got a big jump after SYTYCD tonight, so I assume the same will happen for Adam next week.

    Plus, it’s Glee night. The Glee kids have been known to bump some people down the list on Wednesdays.

  126. I think its good that they didn’t edit the part out where Adam said its ignorant to judge a person on just one performance.

    Yep. That was good… :)

    I wish’ ¦ I just moved these pic from idf.

    It was a very short interview. But for me it was nice to see him on a bigger screen than my computer. He looked cute… :) Thanks for the pics!

  127. I apprectiate Barbara Walters for recognizing Adam’s talent and honesty and choosing to highlight them instead of manufactured “controversy.”

    I also like Adam’s no-nonsense answer about how he thinks his AMA performance will effect his career: “I don’t know.”

    (We should all be so honest on this site, right?)

    And Adam looks fabulous in those pictures from the Speilberg event, tired yet fabulous.

  128. I appreciate Barbara Walters for recognizing Adam’s talent and honesty and choosing to highlight them instead of manufactured “controversy.”

    I also like Adam’s no-nonsense answer about how he thinks his AMA performance will affect his career: “I don’t know.”

    (We should all be so honest on this site, right?)

    And Adam looks fabulous in those pictures from the Speilberg event, tired yet fabulous.

  129. Thanks for getting the Walters video up so quickly., MJ. I haven’t liked much of what Barbara Walters has done latley…but I like her now because she did a good interview (though short) with Adam and left the viewers with a positive feeling about Adams amazing talent. It’s finally back to the ‘music’ and none too soon!!

  130. Kris got a big jump after SYTYCD tonight, so I assume the same will happen for Adam next week.

    We’ll see… I hope you’re right. :) I thought Kris was cute on SYTYCD.

  131. Yeah. I’m not saying that the song is supposed to skyrocket up to #1. But it went down a couple of spots instead. Really, after national promotion? Not good.

    :(

  132. Really, after national promotion? Not good.

    Adam didn’t sing. It wasn’t promotion for his album.

    LOOL: FYE went down 1 and WWFM went down 2 on iTunes after the interview

    Is that bad???

    Good Grief-No!!
    WWFM wasn’t even in the interview. Adam didn’t perform.
    Wait until he does SYTYCD with all those tweenies watching.

  133. We’ll see’ ¦ I hope you’re right.

    I might not be, but I just think SYTYCD is a much better medium for selling music. Especially if the yardstick we’re using is iTunes rankings. I just don’t think the typical Barbara Walters special audience is filled with people who run straight to iTunes to start downloading singles. :)

  134. Yeah. I’m not saying that the song is supposed to skyrocket up to #1. But it went down a couple of spots instead. Really, after national promotion? Not good.

    First, how did I jump on the media/headlines thread? Second, how was the BW special a promo for the song? WWFM had nothing to do with the special.

  135. That interview was only 3:36 minutes. :(

    Still, I say he was in good company! :)

    I officially love BW now. She seems so open minded and just gets it. Very cool.

  136. I apprectiate Barbara Walters for recognizing Adam’s talent and honesty and choosing to highlight them instead of manufactured ‘controversy.’ 

    I do too. Barbara said she likes Adam and she meant it. The way she looked at him said to me “mis-guided youth”. lol

  137. I might not be, but I just think SYTYCD is a much better medium for selling music. Especially if the yardstick we’re using is iTunes rankings. I just don’t think the typical Barbara Walters special audience is filled with people who run straight to iTunes to start downloading singles.

    yeah .. and I don’t remember her mentioning anythng about an abum being out either so people who don’t follow everything Adam would just presume it was a post idol interview not anything to do with an album promo

  138. aa618892
    12/09/2009 at 11:46 pm

    Didn’t he wear this same shirt in brown on the FYE MV?

    Good eye! It is.

    http://i46.tinypic.com/dmb7d2.jpg

    ETA

    @gkilday: Adam Lambert just sang amaziing acapella Star Spangled banner at ADL dinner for Steven Spielberg #fb

  139. LOL, I don’t think that interview is going to move things on iTunes. (not that it was bad, just didn’t really promote the album or single) Now, it might be a different situation after The View tomorrow when he actually gets to sing the song.

    Yeah, I don’t think that a non-performing slot on Babs will help sell jack. Now the View appearance, possibly, but again, the singing will be overhshadowed by AMA talk and controversy and accidentally his singing. Now seeing if his just performing SYTYCD gets him a bump will be interesting. I don’t know if it will. Thus far I haven’t seen that Adam generates sales from performing, but we’ll see.

  140. That was the “most fascinating people” interview?? Whhahh?
    It was short and shallow and completely pointless, IMO.
    I agree with mj- underwhelming.
    I’ve never watched BW before- is it always as shallow as this?
    And how exactly was it about the music? Half of it was about the contreversy of the AMAs and the other half was about the contreversy of him being gay… REALLY??? THAT’S what’s fascinating about Adam Lambert??? Hell no! That guy is sooo talented and exciting, and has a wonderful album with many interesting artistic choices on it, and that is, among other things, what makes him fascinating.
    Oh, the lameness of TV…

    Ok- to stay positive- he looks GORGEOUS in the Speilberg pics…Thanks BeckyMD!! Hopefully we get to see him perform, too…

  141. Thus far I haven’t seen that Adam generates sales from performing, but we’ll see.

    Well Adam performing generated itunes sales from me during the season. I bought every performance. :)

  142. I do wish the interview had of been more about Adam’s music..but he was direct and honest about how he feels..
    One thing for sure..
    Love child of Madonna and Elvis…that’s a very good description of Adam..lol

  143. thank u for that insightful interview barbara

    adam is my idol til the day i die

  144. A good way to end the night (for me anyway)’ ¦.slightly OT ..but at least relating to the observations of Adam looking tired tonight in those gorgeous pix.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5f8MfquOcE

    That’s my favorite song on his CD. It would be great in a scene from a movie. Very haunting and beautiful.

  145. @gkilday: Adam Lambert just sang amaziing acapella Star Spangled banner at ADL dinner for Steven Spielberg #fb

    Not surprising at all!!!

  146. Anybody notice that when Barbara was describing his AMA performance, they obviously edited out “and you simulated oral sex”? I guess ABC thinks even a description of that in prime time would be an FCC violation.

  147. Well, certainly someone was taping the ADL event (or parts of it), just don’t know if we will ever get see it. :(

  148. I loved how they finished his spot with TFM. I looove that song…Such a beautiful voice for sure. Barbara, I think I may like you now. You do have good taste sometimes…Looking forward to The View tomorrow. Sorry Whoopi wasn’t there.

  149. I didn’t watch this as I was baking for a holiday party, but did Barbara Walters seriously try to “interview” ten people in less than an hour (including commercials)? How ridiculous. If these people were truly that fascinating, wouldn’t you want to spend more than a few minutes with them?

  150. Lol at Barbara surprising Gaga! “Have you had sex with them?” Lady Gaga actually gasped a little.

    BTW, I saw girl on girl tongue action in the Gaga videos. Why wasn’t the AMA’s guy on guy kiss shown if it “isn’t the problem”?

    I also saw some pretty sexual moves from Lady Gaga. I know they were from videos, but the videos were played on network TV before 10:00!

    What if the chirren were watching? They would have heard about bisexuality and muffins!

  151. Anybody notice that when Barbara was describing his AMA performance, they obviously edited out ‘and you simulated oral sex’ ? I guess ABC thinks even a description of that in prime time would be an FCC violation.

    I missed it. But I miss everything, except Adam’s gorgeous face and anything positive about him.

    I don’t get all of the ennuendo.

  152. iluvai
    12/10/2009 at 12:18 am
    Well more damage control.

    Don’t get it.

    Me either.

  153. Love child of Madonna and Elvis’ ¦that’s a very good description of Adam..lol

    I cracked up too until I realized Elvis’ sperm would have had to been frozen and defrosted.

    The Adam interview presented nothing new; however, I can understand how Lady Gaga was a good choice. Now, that is a fascinating woman. I wonder if she looks at Madonna’s work and tries to find something to push the envelope even more.

  154. It was a rather strange special. Descibe what’s fascinating about someone in 4 minutes or less. Oh well.

  155. What if the chirren were watching? They would have heard about bisexuality and muffins!

    Well the breaking news at 5:00 pm on my local news was two female teachers unrobed and uh doing it.

    That was inappropriate to me. My kids were sitting right there during the commercial. That was more than I have ever had to explain in reference to AI. Actually I didn’t explain anything, but still…..(Also, it’s just offensive to me because of what Adam had to go through on late night t.v.)

  156. Well more damage control.

    Don’t get it.

    Me either.

    What’s not to get? Whoever posted that thinks Adam is doing damage control to contain the fallout from the AMA’s, which he is to a certain extent.

  157. Now, that is a fascinating woman. I wonder if she looks at Madonna’s work and tries to find something to push the envelope even more.

    There is something very real about her. I think she is a true a original.

  158. The one is just stunning. I think it’s a winner.

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i40/holly_kravitz/35bcb91b.jpg

    Some tweets. She seems to be a fan of Adam so I’ll take the tweets with a grain of salts.

    glaminatrix

    Steven Spielberg thanked Adam for singing tonight and said that @adamlambert has an amazing gift 2 minutes ago from Echofon

    He also said that his kids will be most impressed that he met @adamlambert tonight 5 minutes ago from Echofon

    Steven Spielberg just said that @adamlambert is one of his heroes. 7 minutes ago from Echofon

  159. Wow, he does look tired. Actually, I don’t know how he isn’t just exhausted after the last two weeks.

    Sadly, the same comments are being made about Kris over in the SYTYCD thread! Poor guys–such a grueling schedule this month and all those cross country trips has to take a toll. Hopefully they will both get some rest very soon (but not for too long!).

  160. Thus far I haven’t seen that Adam generates sales from performing, but we’ll see.

    I don’t get this. WWFM is a really catchy song, imo. So how has it not caught on as much based on performances?

    And how exactly was it about the music?

    Well, maybe you missed the part that showed his performances from AI, Simon giving him major props, the TFM vid. They didn’t talk much about the music (which is too bad), but it was featured rather prominently. Not to mention BW ending with “what a voice!”

  161. glaminatrix: Steven Spielberg just said that @adamlambert is one of his heroes.

    glaminatrix: He also said that his kids will be most impressed that he met @adamlambert tonight

    glaminatrix: Steven Spielberg thanked Adam for singing tonight and said that @adamlambert has an amazing gift

  162. I think the BW special was a win for Adam. If I didn’t know who he was, I would think he was cute and articulate and I would check out his music. But probably not tonight. I do buy music because of interviews and things I’ve seen. Maybe I’m just an anomaly. ????

    Ciao…. I have 26 first graders calling my name tomorrow…..

  163. What’s not to get? Whoever posted that thinks Adam is doing damage control to contain the fallout from the AMA’s, which he is to a certain extent.

    Exactly. Though I will say that his being asked about it, is not in his control, or that they edited it to show more of that and his sexuality, than the other stuff in the previews. Barbara picked him before the AMAs and then afterwards it seems that it became a focal point of the televised interview.

    I’m sure Adam whished he could stop talking about it as much as he does, which again, isn’t in his control, and just sing as much as people will let him. It doesn’t seem that tomorrow’s View will help with that, either as it seems he wanted to talk about is music, but of course it was all AMA, all the time. And things like BW or The View probably aren’t going to help his sales. No reason they would as it’s not his performing his new song on the one, and the other will be drowned out by the attendent AMA noise.

    Oh how I wish that horse were melted Jell-O Pudding Pops by this point.

  164. Steven Spielberg just said that @adamlambert is one of his heroes

    .

    Psst, put him in one of your movies ;-) J/K (well, for now at least…)

  165. It was a rather strange special. Descibe what’s fascinating about someone in 4 minutes or less. Oh well.

    Yeah, I would have much preferred her to pick two or three people and interview them in real depth. The Brett Favre interview made absolutely no sense. She talked about his age and what he accomplished and that he’d come back from retirement multiple times. Did she even ask him a single question or was it all clips of games and her talking? After that build up, I wanted to know why he decided to retire and why he changed his mind and how did he feel about being called a traitor by his old teammates? Did he sometimes feel he betrayed them? What’s the point of filling me on on the sports info (which I had no clue about since I don’t watch any sports) unless you’re going to fill me in on the person too? And Geeze. Somebody needs to get Glenn Beck off of my television screen. He gives libertarians a bad name. What a useless show.

  166. Thus far I haven’t seen that Adam generates sales from performing, but we’ll see.

    I don’t get this. WWFM is a really catchy song, imo. So how has it not caught on as much based on performances?

    I don’t get it. I think it’s a catchy song as well and he peforms it well to me, but yeah, thus far I’m not seeing increases in sales based on when he performs it. I really hope that changes, of course. I hope next week’s SYTYCD is good in that regard.

  167. Kris and Adam tired. Yep. David & David tired last year yep. The first year out of the gate for Idol champs and runners up who get immediate contracts is grueling. But you know what? They laugh all the way to the bank lol!

    I find it fascinating with all the publicity… and now Spielberg calling Adam one of his heroes and recognizing his talent, I see FYE just sinking lower and lower on itunes. The media can create all the hype and buzz in the world, and Hollywood can jump on the bandwagon, but if the grass roots isn’t there, it just doesn’t always work out. Americans often resent the media and Hollywood and do just the opposite. Being a “polarizing” celebrity need not make a negative impact, at least for more established stars. Chris Brown is #3 on itunes right now. With strong opinions about abuse of women (including feelings from men such as myself), I would have to say Brown is polarizing. Isn’t hurting his sales.

    The shame of all of this is Mad World came up on my ipod yesterday on my commute to work and I was just mesmerized by it for those few minutes. Adam is so talented and there has been so much distraction. IMO even Adam himself has detracted from the strength of his talent, starting with the way he did some of the pre-album media, and then of course his “in the moment” decisions on the AMAs.

  168. What’s not to get? Whoever posted that thinks Adam is doing damage control to contain the fallout from the AMA’s, which he is to a certain extent.

    Well, Adam did a crappy job at damage control then. He “doesn’t have any regrets” and he didn’t apologize. He just answered the questions honestly without making excuses. Explain how that is damage control.

  169. Well, The Mix in Chicago FINALLY gave WWFM a spin this evening! That is a huge bit of good news to me.

  170. Well, The Mix in Chicago FINALLY gave WWFM a spin this evening! That is a huge bit of god news to me.

    They did?! Great news! Did they add it? Can I request it now?

  171. The shame of all of this is Mad World came up on my ipod yesterday on my commute to work and I was just mesmerized by it for those few minutes. Adam is so talented and there has been so much distraction. Unfortunately by Adam himself, starting with the way he did some of the pre-album media, and then of course his ‘in the moment’  decisions on the AMAs.

    Hence the need for damage control. But it doesn’t seem to be working for his sales. So what can he do? Stop making public appearances? Where if he does interview, they’ll ask him about the AMA stuff. He can just say it’s over and done, and can they talk about his music, and has tried that it seems. But will it matter or be enough?

    What are his choices and options at this point?

    To answer Barbara’s question about whether it will damage his career? I know Adam says he doesn’t know, I think it’s pretty clear from his sales right now, that right now it is. Whether that is temporary or not, remains to be seen. But his appearing on things, interviews, don’t seem to be helping the fallout/damage control with people in general, or translating that into helping sales.

    Guess he should have gone with the bow-tie. I mean it seems to have helped Chris Brown.

  172. Explain how that is damage control.

    I didn’t post it, so I don’t have to explain it, I was just explaining what the poster probably meant.

    Bud damage control = “adrenaline” “in the moment” “I got carried away” “Don’t judge me on one performance” yada yada yada.

  173. I don’t get it. I think it’s a catchy song as well and he peforms it well to me, but yeah, thus far I’m not seeing increases in sales based on when he performs it. I really hope that changes, of course. I hope next week’s SYTYCD is good in that regard.

    Well, it does remind me of LLWD’s path, to a great extent. When that song first came out, I actually thought it had a pretty good shot on radio, and of selling well, because it was super catchy and hooky with that chorus. People like Slezak said the same thing. The initial sales were NOT good, and slowly the song did better and better on radio, as WWFM is now doing, and as a result LLWD is now becoming more familiar to a lot more people. So the live performances help LLWD’s sales now as it becomes more familiar to people in general.

    To that end, with WWFM continuing to do better and better on radio, I can imagine a similar progression. Sales now are hurt by album sales (people bought that at the same time, so no need to get the single too), and now the holiday charts are also impacting it.

    Also, I would immediately say that Adam is the consummate performer, but WWFM is a more straightforward song for him to perform. Not that he should go all FYE on that stage (lol), but WWFM is tamer compared to even some of his more fiery AI shows. So I think that is also not having QUITE as strong an impact in terms of capitalizing on Adam’s stage presence. But I love the emotion behind the song, his voice just soars on it, so with time hopefully it will do better.

  174. I don’t get it. I think it’s a catchy song as well and he peforms it well to me, but yeah, thus far I’m not seeing increases in sales based on when he performs it. I really hope that changes, of course. I hope next week’s SYTYCD is good in that regard.

    OMG! WWFM has been available and spinning for 2 weeks. LLWD was officially dead in the water around week 3 to 5.

    LLWD did not see big jumps in sales after Kris’ TV appearances either.
    Except for SYTYCD. The songs on SYTYCD always have a temporary jump on iTunes. (I’ve watched every show of every season.) Alot of times songs that are used in the dances will also have big jumps or pop into iTunes. It’s the perfect audiance-Teen and tween girls.

    WWFM has been getting adds for two weeks-can we not give it a few weeks to get a few more spins before we call it a failure? We gave LLWD time-Why is WWFM any different?

  175. That Lady Gaga performance at the end was not very child friendly either. lol
    She’s terrific though.
    Mitchell, that’s so funny about Jenny Sanford’s pink dress. I feel for her, but also for wearing that dress!!! Goodness. Such a lady, though. Strong and steady.
    Michelle Obama was a good #1 choice. I knew Taylor Swift wasn’t in there because Barbara had said in an earlier interview that she was trying to choose between Adam and Taylor and then he did the AMAs and THAT was the deciding factor for her. Love Tyler Perry’s movies. Hilarious, but always a serious story in there.

  176. I didn’t post it, so I don’t have to explain it, I was just explaining what the poster probably meant.

    Well that is hearsay in court of law. You have no idea what the poster meant. LOL!!!!

  177. I know Adam says he doesn’t know, I think it’s pretty clear from his sales right now, that right now it is. Whether that is temporary or not, remains to be seen. But his appearing on things, interviews, don’t seem to be helping the fallout/damage control with people in general, or translating that into helping sales.

    See, I don’t really think we can ever say for sure that the AMAs negatively impacted FYE’s debut album numbers. The people who bought the first week were predominantly AI bubble folks, and since then, it is mainly about the music getting out of the bubble, which happens on radio to a much more significant degree than any of these one off talk shows. Since WWFM is still just building an audience on radio, that has negatively impacted album growth. You can’t really say for sure that it’s all about the AMAs.

  178. WWFM has been getting adds for two weeks-can we not give it a few weeks to get a few more spins before we call it a failure? We gave LLWD time-Why is WWFM any different?

    LOL – it’s not – I think it was a timing issue, but my post right above yours talks about the similarities of WWFM and LLWD.

  179. Well, I think Adam hung onto his fanbase, but lost an awful lot of people who were “on the fence,” with the AMA performance. I do think he will recover—he has too much talent and charisma not to—but it will take time. He will gain some fans back, and he will also bring new ones in. I just think his path may be a bit different than other idols. He will get there, but he is definitely charting a new path.

  180. LLWD did not see big jumps in sales after Kris’ TV appearances either.
    Except for SYTYCD.

    IIRC, being on Conan gave LLWD a boost as well. So, again IIRC, his two nationally televised performances have given him a boost each time.

    And I’m all for giving WWFM time. I just also hope that SYTYCD where he gets to do nothing, but perform, gives him a boost as well. I just don’t know at this point, I hope so, I would think so! becaus I agree with Mary, it’s a catchy song being performed well.

  181. Whoever posted that thinks Adam is doing damage control to contain the fallout from the AMA’s, which he is to a certain extent.

    What? Oh, for God’s sake. Damage control for whom? Adam or ABC? He had been selected for Barbara’s Most Fascinating list prior to the AMAs, so, no. The interview wasn’t done for “damage control.”

  182. Well, I think Adam hung onto his fanbase, but lost an awful lot of people who were ‘on the fence,’  with the AMA performance.

    Possibly. But I guess I’m of the Adam attitude that one performance should not completely define a person. And I for one didn’t find the AMA one bad (though I understand others did).

  183. I still think the album cover has hurt sales WAY more than the AMA’s. Take any other picture from the cd and make it the cover… but that over airbrushed picture doesn’t attract. It’s weird and only AI fans will give it a second glance. They should repackage all of his cd’s and just put a normal pic of Adam on the front. I think I am repeating my stupid argument ad nauseam….

  184. Well, I think Adam hung onto his fanbase, but lost an awful lot of people who were ‘on the fence,’  with the AMA performance. I do think he will recover’”he has too much talent and charisma not to’”but it will take time. He will gain some fans back, and he will also bring new ones in. I just think his path may be a bit different than other idols. He will get there, but he is definitely charting a new path.

    Agreed, but that I think that Adam even lost part of his fanbase.

    Well I hope he finds that new path, I agree he has a lot of talent and charisma.

    And so as not to be accused of being only my typical Debbie Downer self, love the pictures of Adam at the ADL event and I really hope there is a video of it. PleaseOPleaseOPlease.

  185. What? Oh, for God’s sake. Damage control for whom? Adam or ABC? He had been selected for Barbara’s Most Fascinating list prior to the AMAs, so, no. The interview wasn’t done for ‘damage control.’ 

    LOL – excellent point. Once again the hypocricy of ABC shines its ugly face. Adam was on there for a reason, chosen for a reason – to get ABC more ratings (just like the other guests were).

  186. Can any of you give me the link to the radio spins? Thank you!

    I’m sucking with the link now (restricted site), but here are some quick figures I pulled up:

    This week (ending 12/8) = 616 Top 40 Spins, 187 HAC Spins (803 total)

    Last Week = 300 Top 40, 87 HAC (387)

    So, yeah – a lot of positive growth, each week since it has debuted.

  187. OMG! WWFM has been available and spinning for 2 weeks. LLWD was officially dead in the water around week 3 to 5.

    LLWD did not see big jumps in sales after Kris’ TV appearances either.
    Except for SYTYCD. The songs on SYTYCD always have a temporary jump on iTunes. (I’ve watched every show of every season.) Alot of times songs that are used in the dances will also have big jumps or pop into iTunes. It’s the perfect audiance-Teen and tween girls.

    WWFM has been getting adds for two weeks-can we not give it a few weeks to get a few more spins before we call it a failure. We gave LLWD time-Why is WWFM any different?

    ITA- I don’t know what people were expecting? Let’s pretend Adam didn’t perform on the AMA and he had these exact same numbers. What would people think? That they were lousy numbers? I think his numbers would have been the same regardless of the AMAs, because as they say, you win some and you lose some (fans). People keep saying 14 million viewers saw Adam on the AMA’s and Adam blew it. But really, how many of those viewers never saw Adam on AI? I suspect there is some overlap in the viewing audience. I really don’t think the AMAs impacted his sales one way or another. It seems he is having a normal drop in sales (see Rhiana) and WWFM is following the same path as LLWD.

  188. iluvai
    I still think the album cover has hurt sales WAY more than the AMA’s. Take any other picture from the cd and make it the cover’ ¦ but that over airbrushed picture doesn’t attract. It’s weird and only AI fans will give it a second glance. They should repackage all of his cd’s and just put a normal pic of Adam on the front. I think I am repeating my stupid argument ad nauseam’ ¦.

    Other people might disagree, but I am with you on this. The cover is a turn off to many.

  189. IIRC, being on Conan gave LLWD a boost as well. So, again IIRC, his two nationally televised performances have given him a boost each time.

    No, it didn’t.The next evening after his video was released it started going up. But there was NO MOVEMENT AT ALL that night or next morning. I remember this exactly because we all discussed if Cook’s tv appearances ever caused changes in sales.

  190. OT but LLWD has been brought up in the context of radio play and in comparisons to WWFM. I just heard LLWD on KBIG in LA. So I went to yes.com and lo and behold, not only did KBIG add it, it’s up to #18 on yes.com’s KBIG chart position!

    KBIG is Southern California’s main HAC station. Honestly, it’s our only HAC station covering the entire region. Adding Kris is not a surprise. They love all pop and rock pop Idol winners and major label runners up. Kelly, Daughtry & Jordin are auto added at this point, and I suspect Cook will be too when his lead off single to the next album comes out. CBTM was added the week after it went for impact, which was much quicker than LO (KBIG can be slow). They played Archie’s Crush, some Elliott Yamin and still play Carrie’s “Before He Cheats.”

    Lambert related? If his singles can’t get on KBIG or WPLJ in NYC, he’s in trouble.

  191. Chicagolaw
    12/10/2009 at 12:49 am
    Well, The Mix in Chicago FINALLY gave WWFM a spin this evening! That is a huge bit of good news to me.

    Gah!!! I missed it. I think it fits in with the other music they play on The Mix so hopefully they keep it on their play list. I’m so bummed that I didn’t get to hear it on the radio. :(

  192. This week (ending 12/8) = 616 Top 40 Spins, 187 HAC Spins (803 total)

    Last Week = 300 Top 40, 87 HAC (387)

    So, yeah ‘“ a lot of positive growth, each week since it has debuted.

    Yep-that WWFM is tanking! It got 33 adds last week and 22 this week. Now it has doubled its spins from last week. Bad, bad signs.

    OT but LLWD has been brought up in the context of radio play and in comparisons to WWFM. I just heard LLWD on KBIG in LA. So I went to yes.com and lo and behold, not only did KBIG add it, it’s up to #18 on yes.com’s KBIG chart position!

    LLWD has been out since Sept 26th. WWFM has been out for 3 weeks. There is quite a bit of difference there. How was LLWD doing at 3 weeks. Was it added then? Was it number 18?

  193. looks like Adam’s album has gotten a bump — earlier the 2 versions of FYE album were at #121 and #169 on iTunes — right now, are at #107 and #151, respectively

  194. People keep saying 14 million viewers saw Adam on the AMA’s and Adam blew it. But really, how many of those viewers never saw Adam on AI? I suspect there is some overlap in the viewing audience.

    There was some overlap, sure, but there was a whole new set of people who had never seen or heard of Adam before the AMAs beyond hearing ABOUT him. So this was first chance to connect the name of Adam Lambert, to the performer. And yeah, the crappy vocals didn’t help.

    And I love how people talk about the AMAs 14 million viewers, especially in comparison to Idols larger audience, like the images of Adam didn’t become part of news shows, morning shows, part of internet chatter, the YouTubes getting out there, and having that being the first time lots of people first saw Adam. Or were reintroduced after being casual fans on AI. It wasn’t a good first impression. Oh and I agree about the cover also being a bad second impression. If it wouldn’t cost too much more money than they already have spent, I’d be like hell YES yank it, and just put, say the one with him in front of the fence on the cover instead. Or the mirror one.

    Or better yet, one of those Spielberg ones, because he looks so dreamy (if very tired) in them.

  195. Gemini1

    WWFM went for adds right away. LLWD didn’t go for adds until more than 2 weeks after its debut. So if you are going to compare, you should compare with where each was 3 weeks after going for adds

  196. Lambert related? If his singles can’t get on KBIG or WPLJ in NYC, he’s in trouble.

    He has been added to WPLJ and KIIS (Top 40 LA station), spun on both. Also spun a lot on Z100 in NYC, and has been added to many major markets (11 of the top 20 in the country). Top 40 has responded really well to the song. You mention HAC only. Not sure why.

  197. girlygirl
    12/10/2009 at 1:26 am
    looks like Adam’s album has gotten a bump ‘” earlier the 2 versions of FYE album were at #121 and #169 on iTunes ‘” right now, are at #107 and #151, respectively

    Thanks for the update! I still think SYTYCD is teen/tween heaven. Another great show to get your music on is Gossip Girl! They even show a pic of the albums where the music came from at the end.

    girlygirl: That never works. But, LLWD wasn’t doing well at 4 or 5 weeks into the release either. LLWD did get adds and spins in those first two weeks.
    BTW, I’m not comparing. I’m just asking if LLWD was at number 18 on the station mentioned at 3,4, or 5 weeks.
    You can’t compare a song that’s been out for 3 weeks to one that has been out for 2 and 1/2 months.

  198. Yep-that WWFM is tanking! It got 33 adds last week and 22 this week. Now it has doubled its spins from last week. Bad, bad signs.

    There are no good signs for Adam. Even good signs are bad signs. I declare being only the second idol to be on the damned special is a sign of doom. Singing at the Spielberg tribute means we’ll never hear from him again, and of course his song gaining spins is the worst thing that could happen to him. Blah, blah, blah….yeah that VEVO thing last night, being the only performer besides Gaga, they are gonna drop his ass just as soon as you can say Blake Lewis. Not to mention that article naming his version of Mad World one of the years best. Ah fuck, he’s toast.

  199. girlygirl
    12/10/2009 at 1:26 am

    looks like Adam’s album has gotten a bump ‘” earlier the 2 versions of FYE album were at #121 and #169 on iTunes ‘” right now, are at #107 and #151, respectively

    Thank you girlygirl I was just going to post this information. I couldn’t understand people saying it was not improving and worst the numbers were going down. I should have known it was erroneous info as no back up with number. Both singles actual improve. FYE single umped 20 spots. from 145 to 125 and WWFM jumped from 187 to 169 18 spots. This was on the Combined charts. On the Pop charts FYE single is 38 from 46 and WWFM is 49 from 59. The album on Pop the deluxe album went from 26 to 19 and the standard album went form 20 to 17.

    So ADAM did get a increase in sales from his appearance.

  200. So far today WWFM has gotten 137 spins, according to the mediabase chart (105 in Top 40, 32 in Hot AC). Yesterday it got 109 spins (84 in Top 40, 25 in Hot AC)

    LLWD has gotten 526 spins so far today (279 in Top 40, 247 in Hot AC). Yesterday it got 479 spins (258 in Top 40, 221 in Hot AC)

    So both songs are still building in terms of spins

  201. Yeah on the CD -lots of Holiday CDs messsin’ up the numbers & that will change too. Adam’s CD is a real diamond- filled w potential hit singles and I think that is what is gonna happen.
    Re BWalters- nothing new – but semantics make a diff: replacing ‘who I’m sleeping with’ with ‘my sexual orientation’ is a smarter move.
    Just my opinion. I love this gutsty honest personable talented guy.

  202. The beginning of LLWD’s first big weekend boost was the weekend Kris performed on Conan on a Friday night 11/13, then appeared on VH-1 the following morning, and yes it did give him a significant bump. The rise in iTunes position started right after Conan, well before the next morning’s appearances. Following this, it has seen a boost in iTunes ranking with nearly every performance. I really think people need to hear the song on radio a few times, then when there is a TV appearance, it has more of an effect on downloads. Radio play provides the primer – IMO people need to hear it a few times before they buy, certainly that’s been the case with LLWD.

  203. WWFM went for adds right away. LLWD didn’t go for adds until more than 2 weeks after its debut.

    WWFM didn’t go for adds right away. It was first spun on OHP on a Saturday, IIRC. And I don’t think LLWD waited two weeks before adds. I think it had a much bemoaned Friday roll-out, but wasn’t it avail for adds that coming week? Can’t remember, sorry. My real life pissiness is making my memory even hazier than normal. At least the corporate crap ends tomorrow for at least the next few months. I think I’ll pick up a Domaine Drouhin on the way home to celebrate my freedom.

    I really think people need to hear the song on radio a few times, then when there is a TV appearance, it has more of an effect on downloads. Radio play provides the primer ‘“ IMO people need to hear it a few times before they buy, certainly that’s been the case with LLWD.

    I agree that having it on TV after it having been on the radio a fair degree, helps more with the recognition factor and deciding to buy it.

  204. girlygirl
    12/10/2009 at 1:38 am

    So far today WWFM has gotten 137 spins, according to the mediabase chart (105 in Top 40, 32 in Hot AC). Yesterday it got 109 spins (84 in Top 40, 25 in Hot AC)

    LLWD has gotten 526 spins so far today (279 in Top 40, 247 in Hot AC). Yesterday it got 479 spins (258 in Top 40, 221 in Hot AC)

    So both songs are still building in terms of spins

    Which is the only important thing. Thanks for the info Girlygirl.

  205. The beginning of LLWD’s first big weekend boost was the weekend Kris performed on Conan on a Friday night 11/13, then appeared on VH-1 the following morning, and yes it did give him a significant bump. The rise in iTunes position started right after Conan, well before the next morning’s appearances.

    No, it didn’t. We had discussions about how the video really made a difference. It did not move significantly that night. Not anymore than FYE and WWFM is moving right now.

  206. Dhunken

    Adam’s album is now #17 and #18 respectively on the iTunes pop chart. Kris’ album, meanwhile is at #15 on the pop chart (standard; deluxe is at #98)

    FYE single is now at #126 and WWFM at #168; LLWD is at #32

    The question is whether any of these are going to hold or improve their position the rest of the week, or if they will slip backwards once the bump from the national tv appearances wear off.

    (I don’t see The View helping Adam much in terms of sales – but who knows)

  207. BTW, I saw girl on girl tongue action in the Gaga videos. Why wasn’t the AMA’s guy on guy kiss shown if it ‘isn’t the problem’ ?

    you know, i thought the same thing! and it was about 10:10, much earlier then Adams performance, shame on you ABC, Adam is right about double standards.
    on the other hand, I am happy with the way they edited the interview, they showed off Adams vocal talent, both AI performances and TFM, and what a voice at the end, I am definately back to watching the View, thank you Barbara walters!
    also, thanks everyone for the links to the pick from spielberg event, Adam looks like a million dollar superstar, I’m still hoping for the video.

  208. (I don’t see The View helping Adam much in terms of sales ‘“ but who knows)

    What’s the viewership on the View? He does get to sing, so that’s good but yeah, it’s on while most people are at work. I think the SYTYCD will be better for him.

    By the way, I didn’t know Kris had a deluxe album out. Are there bonus tracks?

  209. Gemini:

    I’m sorry your memory is not the same as mine. I’m a huge Kris fan – Conan’s appearance marked the beginning of a significant move. I watched it happen closely.

    Truthi, I’m too tired to look up the exact debut date at Z100, but it was either Monday 9/21 or Monday 9/28. Z100 added it around 10/1, and it officially went for adds 10/12 & 10/13 and did very well. So they had a good two weeks to work the radio side before the adds date. The Friday roll-out you remember was the date it was available on iTunes, and there was some confusion because it was expected to be available the following Tuesday with all the other new releases. We never found out why they released on a Friday, as that wouldn’t give it a full week’s sales for Kris’ “debut” week, but some of the opinion was that it was to head off piracy.

  210. Truthiness

    LLWD did not officially go for adds until October 12. A few stations did add it before then — for instance, Z-100 added it on Oct. 1. But the official add date was Oct. 12 — or TWENTY-ONE DAYS AFTER the song debuted on Z-100 on Sept. 21.

  211. Undercooked, I think the Kris “deluxe” album is the converted iTunes pass which included tour video and other things that were part of the pass. The whole pass thing was pretty confusing, and seemed a little disorganized on the iTunes side – when it downloaded, the tracks were out of order and not labeled, and the old Nobo artwork was included instead of the album artwork, etc. It was pretty weird. I had to re-label all the tracks and I’ve never been able to figure out how to get them in the right order, not that it really matters.

  212. Undercooked

    There is one bonus track on Kris’ iTunes deluxe album, called From the Ashes

  213. By the way, Kris’ AI (audience impression) for LLWD will go over 100 million next week (is at 96.3 million now)

  214. Thanks Eileen99. I think AI needs to fix ITUNES pass next year or scrap it all together. Or change the name to deluxe album, and include as the bonus the coronation single and the videos. It will make it less confusing.

  215. And how exactly was it about the music?

    Well, maybe you missed the part that showed his performances from AI, Simon giving him major props, the TFM vid. They didn’t talk much about the music (which is too bad), but it was featured rather prominently. Not to mention BW ending with ‘what a voice!’ 

    I didn’t miss it, Mary. I saw it, but I beg to differ- I don’t think it was featured prominently at all. I think the focus was his homosexuality and his contraversial AMA performance. And about 5 seconds of actually hearing him sing (not counting the AMA).
    And once again, you get the feeling that he’s some little boy being scolded for being too “lewd” for kissing a male band member, and him having to defend himself, and say, once again “yes I’m homosexual”.
    I just feel bad for him that he has to put up with this crap. Yeah yeah, he created it, but seriously, the reaction to it was so OTT and twisted that it just pisses me off.
    I stand by my first impression- that was one shallow interview. And if all the others were also 3.5 minutes, well, I’m sorry, but that’s really miserable.

    The only impressive thing she showed, that might have sparked the interest of people who’ve never seen Adam before (or before the AMAs) was that crazy long note from “Feeling Good”, so I guess that’s something…

    BTW- didn’t he say in radio interviews that she tried to make him cry?? Totally did not see it- unless it was the scolding bit…

  216. There is one bonus track on Kris’ iTunes deluxe album, called From the Ashes

    Thanks girlygirl. Was FTA part of the ITUNES pass?

  217. I’m sorry your memory is not the same as mine. I’m a huge Kris fan ‘“ Conan’s appearance marked the beginning of a significant move. I watched it happen closely.

    Yep, I did too. My memory is that the discussions were about the video helping and Conan didn’t. I even remember discussing how most late night shows didn’t produce significant bumps-unless it was SNL.

  218. I’m not sure, because I ordered the deluxe album. I don’t think it was though — I think the iPass gave you the standard album, plus the single, and all the tour stuff (videos and behind the scenes footage).

  219. Undercooked: Yes, I agree for next year they need to straighten the pass out. I know other non-AI artists sell the iTunes pass, but have no idea if those go smoothly or not. A few people (probably not too many) had a hard time getting the pass to download properly, and had to email for help, etc. Then, no one knew if they were getting LLWD as part of the pass, and then finally the download came two weeks after the single was released, so it made it seem like it was one big f-up that was never thought through properly. Frankly, I couldn’t believe it when my tracks came unmarked and with the old artwork. But, oh well. I’m happy I got what I paid for, and it downloaded fairly quickly the night of release. (Although I was grumbling when the people who bought the pre-order seemed to get their downloads before all the iTunes people who bought way back months ago!!).

  220. “Was FTA part of the ITUNES pass?”

    I’ll answer this – yes, I got FTA as well as Nobo.

  221. AlliB
    12/10/2009 at 1:57 am
    In Canada WWFM is up 14 spots from an hour ago, the album I think is up as well.

    Was the BW special shown in Canada?

    I stand by my first impression- that was one shallow interview. And if all the others were also 3.5 minutes, well, I’m sorry, but that’s really miserable.

    Did you watch the other ones? They were all pretty shallow. They were really short! Oh well, it’s an honor to be one of two idols ever asked to be on the BW special.

  222. (I don’t see The View helping Adam much in terms of sales ‘“ but who knows)

    The reason why I think it might is he actually gets to sing and women watch the view and Adam has a way of charming them.

  223. girlygirl
    12/10/2009 at 2:05 am
    By the way, Kris’ AI (audience impression) for LLWD will go over 100 million next week (is at 96.3 million now)

    Wrong thread!

  224. Undercooked, I think the Kris ‘deluxe’  album is the converted iTunes pass which included tour video and other things that were part of the pass. The whole pass thing was pretty confusing, and seemed a little disorganized on the iTunes side ‘“ when it downloaded, the tracks were out of order and not labeled, and the old Nobo artwork was included instead of the album artwork, etc. It was pretty weird. I had to re-label all the tracks and I’ve never been able to figure out how to get them in the right order, not that it really matters.

    Eileen99, did you only re-name each .m4a file or did you access the song’s Info via iTunes (right-click track in Itunes, select Get Info) to edit all the file information, including track number?

    The deluxe edition is basically the iTunes pass compilation, minus the autographed picture and photo booklet, but adding the official music video of LLWD. I complained to iTunes customer support about not getting the music video as part of the iTunes pass and was given 2 video credits to buy it on my own.

    Fortunately, the deluxe editions of both Adam and Allison’s albums were properly labeled from the get-go. I think I did re-number Allison’s pre-order bonus track because the deluxe edition included the behind-the-scenes video as one of the tracks.

  225. gemini1: yes it was – twice. Three hours ago on a Canadian channel and an hour ago on ABC

  226. gemini1
    12/10/2009 at 2:20 am
    Was the BW special shown in Canada?

    Yup. It was shown in Canada. We have the ABC channel. :)

  227. RemusL:

    Frankly, I don’t remember how I did it – I remember relabeling each track myself, and then retrieving the correct artwork. I never figured out how to re-order the tracks. Wow, I should have gotten the MV? Maybe I should have complained and gotten credit! Thanks for the scoop.

  228. Diane
    12/10/2009 at 2:25 am
    Hmmmm’ ¦.I thought it was a pretty positive interview for Adam.

    It was!

  229. Did you watch the other ones? They were all pretty shallow. They were really short! Oh well, it’s an honor to be one of two idols ever asked to be on the BW special.

    No, I didn’t actually, that’s why I asked… Then I really don’t understand it. I’d thought that being chosen as one of the 10 most fascinating people will garner some kind of in-depth interview with those fascinating people. Guess I was wrong.
    And ofcourse I agree that it was an honour to be chosen- it’s just that the vibe I got from it was that he wasn’t chosen for actually being fascinating, but for being gay and contraversial. Which IMO is only the additional aspect that is interesting about him. He is first and foremost fascinating because he just released a great album, because he’s creative, because he’s got a huge stage presence and an insane voice, that not only has a crazy range, but is also capable of singing any darn genre of music and pulling it off and because he isn’t afraid of taking risks. And that last bit can also connect with the fact that he’s gay and sometimes overtly sexual.
    Oh well… if it helped sparked even one person’s curiosity about him, then I guess it’s good. And if it really is helping album sales- then it’s even great.

  230. Was FTA part of the ITUNES pass?

    From The Ashes was a pre-order bonus track, I believe, so it was part of the iTunes pass but not part of the post-album release deluxe edition.

  231. Wow, I should have gotten the MV? Maybe I should have complained and gotten credit! Thanks for the scoop.

    Eileen99, heh… the iTunes customer support rep more or less suggested I tell all other fans who got the Pass to also ask about the MV.

  232. That video capture makes him look like crap. Too much foundation? Aspect issues?

  233. carolinacharms
    12/10/2009 at 2:46 am
    That video capture makes him look like crap. Too much foundation? Aspect issues?

    Everyone who wore make-up (lol) looked bad, except Barbara. I wondered about how it was filmed. It was weird. Kate Gosselin looked like she had a ton of make-up on. I’ve never seen her look like that.

    Adam lets the people at the show do his make-up. (per the backstage video at The View)

  234. Thanks Levine and BeckyMD!!
    I’m at work and can’t really watch it, but I listened a bit and caught a few beautiful notes of the star spangled banner…
    Crossing fingers for full performance (BTW- still no video of the VEVO performace? That’s just strange… so many people there and no one with a camera?)

  235. Longineu says via twitter that they’re playing a show on New Years. Nothing about what show or where or what time.

  236. Comments from tonight:

    Steven Spielberg just said that @adamlambert is one of his heroes.

    Spielberg said Adam’s voice was a gift from god. His comments about the kids being more impressed with his meeting Adam than any old award was pretty funny.

  237. aaww. i love that small clip of adam, im so eager to see the whole thing now…. y adam can be rocked edgy one night and then be so vulnerable and singing the national anthem from the heart the next night?!!! he knows how to dress himself appropriately for the occasion he is on… a rockstar that can sing a anthem with a heart… that cannot be argue on… who else can do that….kris? lol

  238. Also, it’s a small world after all:

    Chairman of Walt Disney Rich Ross was at the event too. Wonder what he thinks of his network cancelling Adam Lambert now. lol. Show biz is a small world.

    There is a picture at IDF of them arm and arm posing on the red carpet. lol

  239. thats wat im pointing out earlier saga, this is about the most fascinating pipol of barbs and it happens to have adam on it the only 2nd idol to be included on the list… isnt it great?!!! so great for adam’s fans but not for other idol fans…

  240. There is a rumour that they’re playing at Gridlock New Years Eve Party at Paramount Studios. Don’t really know what that is though…

  241. Just watched the BW segment and I think it was ok. The make-up was bad but seems to have been so for all interviewees. Very short, though there were some nice clips of him singing…

  242. Barbara’s special was only whatevs, nothing new there, but the clip of her on bill o’reilley was crazy! I have a new found respect for her now! She seemed genuinely heated about his disrespect for Adam and Gaga. The fact that he could start off his adam part with “that gay guy” is so gross. And in the full interview clip, he clearly shows his male homophobia with saying that he gets why lady gaga is fascinating. It kind of amazes me that the FCC has no problems with this kind of clear hate speech towards male homosexuals, but man on man love will melt the children’s brains…baffling…for anyone that hasn’t seen the full babs on O’reilley clip discussing her fascinating peeps, here it is
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1NjqFiPNBI

  243. Taking this back to the original topic of this thread, I think Adam looked great. My Mom said she was impressed, and trust me that is saying alot! This may be old news to us but it isn’t to a lot of people.

  244. im frm the philippines, me and paw, she just told me that fye is currently #2 on rx93, a radio station hir in manila and most of the pipol requesting it tru facebuk are teeners and students.i know that fye would rili click outside u.s.

  245. I thought interview was fine. Short and sweet and could have done with a few less AI clips and a bit more Adam interview. Maybe some of the cutting room stuff in addition to what we have seen, will make it online somewhere.

  246. Wow, O’Reilley. What a douchebag.More than usual.

    Adam sounds fantastic in that clip.

  247. BTW, I saw girl on girl tongue action in the Gaga videos. Why wasn’t the AMA’s guy on guy kiss shown if it ‘isn’t the problem’ ?

    Not only that. Barbara mentioned things that were “lewd” and prominently mentioned in that context “you kissed a male member of the band.”

    “lewd” does not equal kissing on the mouth ….. But it was quite clear from that part of the conversation that, yes, it does, in this case.

  248. that is a huge honor for someone like Steven Spilberg to call Adam one of his heroes. I can’t wait to see a youtube video of adam singing the National Anthem.

  249. Not only that. Barbara mentioned things that were ‘lewd’  and prominently mentioned in that context ‘you kissed a male member of the band.’ 

    ‘lewd’  does not equal kissing on the mouth ‘ ¦.. But it was quite clear from that part of the conversation that, yes, it does, in this case.

    Yeah, that’s what I meant before when I wrote that it pisses me off that Adam has to sit like a little boy being scolded for, among other things, kissing boys.
    If I were him, it would take all my strengh not to say a big f**k you about that one.
    I’m glad he’s not doing any more “serious” interviews ( like LKL). It’s as if he has to keep explaining himself all the time, when he has nothing to explain. I’m sure Leno and Conan will just be funny and even if they’ll joke about the AMAs, it’ll be light heartedly.
    I’m actually pretty pleased with Leno’s last two Adam related jokes- it seems he really likes Adam, and it gives him the excuse to dress up and glam it up…
    Want to hear the SSB sung by Adam! And the VEVO performance!!!

  250. Speilberg called Adam one of his heroes? Damn, I have to read all the comments now!

  251. To answer Barbara’s question about whether it will damage his career? I know Adam says he doesn’t know, I think it’s pretty clear from his sales right now, that right now it is.

    Why do people keep cutting off Adam’s answer?? lol He said he didn’t know but what he does know is that its IGNORANT to judge someone on just one performance.

    Adam sold over 250,000 albums in 2 weeks. Those numbers look pretty good to me.

  252. Hmmm’ ¦.. I see you’ve been reading Idol Chatter and VFTW. lol

    LOL, actually I don’t go to those places, but I can just imagine what one of those free for all places would be like. Ergo, I don’t go to those places :)

  253. To the post above that stated adam is in trouble if he can’t get on kbig or wplj, wplj has been playing both FYE and WWFM. Fwiw WWFM is no 12 on z1oo playlist, one spot below llwd (this is as of last nite). So in terms of radio adams prospects have markedly improved in the last 2-3 weeks

  254. Oww,, finally i got my Adam Lambert’s CD !!! I’m from Indonesia btw..
    yesterday my friend told me that our local tv played Time For Miracles video :)!! this is really amazing! because they never played artist from American Idol!!! (only Daughtry maybe..), and Time For Miracles almost to be #1 in 50% radio station in Indonesia!

    I’m really2 sorry about my english..
    but i’m happy for Adam!!

  255. I hope that Disney guy casts Adam as a voice for an upcoming movie, he’s perfect for that. Spielberg can cast him anytime as well.

  256. It’s going to be pretty hard at this point to impress any follower of Adam with interviews. He’s been so open, and I have to believe we know more about him at this point than most of his closest friends and relatives do. I’m just always amazed at how well he handles himself. He truly loves interaction with people of all types. What an inspiration.

    I guess I’m not sure why there’s talk of spins in this thread….especially Kris’ spins. Little OT isn’t it?

  257. arigitha- that’s great for you!!!
    I also got my CD waaaay after most peeps here got it (Israel) and it was so exciting! Even though I already knew all the songs… but now I walk around listening to them on my MP3 player and it’s just so amazing. Each and every song.

  258. Haven’t read through this thread, but I have to say those clips were hot – and I was reminded that I LOVE Time for Miracles. <333

  259. If I were him, it would take all my strengh not to say a big f**k you about that one.
    I’m glad he’s not doing any more ‘serious’  interviews ( like LKL). It’s as if he has to keep explaining himself all the time, when he has nothing to explain.

    Big amen to that.

    Honestly, when she said the “lewd” thing, I thought that I must have misheard her. But, no, of course….

    Thrilled that he’s not going to be on LKL. LK has consistently proven to be a hideous interviewer of Idols anyway. Never knows who they are, doesn’t understand the questions he’s asking them, etc. …. And in this case it would be all about the “[non]-scandal.”

  260. Oww,, finally i got my Adam Lambert’s CD !!! I’m from Indonesia btw..
    yesterday my friend told me that our local tv played Time For Miracles video :) !! this is really amazing! because they never played artist from American Idol!!! (only Daughtry maybe..), and Time For Miracles almost to be #1 in 50% radio station in Indonesia!

    Fantastic! Thanks for reporting!

  261. I listened to the New Zeeland radio interview and they said they were playing FYE there. I just think that FYE is a much better single for the international market than WWFM is. Apparently it didn’t work for the US market, which I will never understand.

  262. I hope that Disney guy casts Adam as a voice for an upcoming movie, he’s perfect for that. Spielberg can cast him anytime as well.

    Actually, I think Rich Ross probably owes Adam a big kiss on the mouth for taking pretty much all the anti-Disney heat over gay stuff recently, when, in fact, I’m sure a lot of the anger was directed at them because of their appointment of Ross, instead! But that objection was obviously not as good for fundraising among the anti-gay groups since it was Hollywood inside baseball to the public. (not that Adam would want the kiss on the mouth, necessarily, since he likes them younger, lol…) So, yeah, Rich. Put him in a movie. … Well, I’m sure they’re thinking of this anyway, since Disney has happily hired several idols for movies and record compilations, played David A and a few others a lot on radio, etc. They love great voices at Disney (even though most of their own tweener-market stars don’t seem to have them, for some reason!)

  263. I listened to the New Zeeland radio interview and they said they were playing FYE there. I just think that FYE is a much better single for the international market than WWFM is. Apparently it didn’t work for the US market, which I will never understand.

    I just heard FYE on the radio here in hong kong!! WORLD DOMINATION!!!

  264. Hi arigitha! *waving*
    Finally they have Adam’s CD in Bali huh! Good for you
    Btw Daughtry? Really? I never seen any Daughtry MV on tv. The only American Idol I’ve seen on local TV is Kelly Clarkson and now Adam Lambert. Not really Adam tho, it’s more like the soundtrack of 2012 mv.
    Have fun listening to Adam! and you too mr :)

  265. agathe.hb– has Adam’s CD been released officially in Poland, either in it’s physical form and/or on itunes?

  266. It’s a bit painful to watch but here is FYE performed on Singapore American Idol. Three finalists sing. Very bad audio quality’ ¦

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pssbt6OPcCw

    I was just going to post this! I’m living in Singapore at the moment and was amazed that they used FYE for the Top 3 on Singapore Idol. Not a great performance, but always a great song!

  267. Steven Spielberg just said that @adamlambert is one of his heroes.

    Clearly, he has lowered his standards since making “Schindler’s List.”

    Spielberg said Adam’s voice was a gift from god.

    Yes, that was quite evident at the AMAs.

  268. yep, you can buy FYE on line, there are also phone rings etc. :) There is quite a few mentions of him on gossip sites, I have read some of the comments, a lot of people don’t know him, there is also some anti-gays stuff, obviously and some fans too :)
    My daughter is going to advertise him to her friends :)

  269. Clearly, he has lowered his standards since making ‘Schindler’s List.’ 

    Meow

  270. Everyone who wore make-up (lol) looked bad, except Barbara. I wondered about how it was filmed. It was weird. Kate Gosselin looked like she had a ton of make-up on. I’ve never seen her look like that.

    This is probably a fault of whoever is in charge of lighting.

  271. Clearly, he has lowered his standards since making ‘Schindler’s List.’ 

    What an astute observation. For that you deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. Or not?

  272. I am proud to say that my standards are as low as Steven (Stephen?) Speilberg’s!!! Hmmm… maybe even lower *wink*
    :-)

  273. “Clearly, he has lowered his standards since making ‘Schindler’s List.’ 

    Aaaw Sassycatz, you don’t like saving private ryan? Munich? Indiana jones? Or AI? :p

  274. I am proud to say that my standards are as low as Steven (Stephen?) Speilberg’s!!! Hmmm’ ¦ maybe even lower *wink*

    Mine too! I think he might know athing or two about the entertainment industry. He’s probably heard a few pretty good singers in his lifetime, also.

  275. Urgh, all right, I’m succumbing to that Madonna-Elvis love child…
    I thought i was just a regular fan until today when I had this heated argument with one of my co-workers who mocked Mr. Lambert after seeing him on TV (news about Vevo) Yeah, homophobia galore. I was surprised that it affected me immensely that he had so much hatred directed towards Mr. Lambert. God, I became to emotional, I wasn’t able to focus on work.

    On topic… I’ve always found Mrs. Obama quite admirable from the get-go. She’s a power-woman, so kudos.

    I got my cd last week from Astrovision. The saleslady gave me a certain “look” when I handed it to her. I saw her raise an eyebrow. Sadly, i do think the cover imposes a threat to his sales for the casual buyers.

    On a shallow note: I’m soooo fickle minded. Yesterday, I kinda mocked Mr. Lambert’s make-up. Today, after seeing the Spielberg pics, I’m kinda missing it. But he does look good without too much of it.

  276. crazedemcee. listen to rx 93.9 adam FYE is #5 on their weekly countdown, my frind Pau txtd 2me earlier. i got my cd of FYE from odyssey, interviewed the sales lady got it from SM southmall and said that adam is doin good on sales, got the last copy on the rack also…so im happy…

  277. I am proud to say that my standards are as low as Steven (Stephen?) Speilberg’s!!! Hmmm’ ¦ maybe even lower *wink*

    mr and gemini1, OMG me too!

    Spielberg said Adam’s voice was a gift from god

    Actually, I said it before Spielberg did :)

  278. and to think that I was so relieved when AI8 ended and thought that I would finally go back to other stuff :(
    it’s half a year later, and I still visit this site every frikkin day, CRAZY STUFF :)

  279. So Adam and Jennifer Hudson are the only two non-winners to grace Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating List. She has good taste since those two are in my top 3 Idols of all times. My third favorite Idol is Ms. Melinda Doolittle. :)

  280. Adam looks fantastic!!

    Yes he does. Watching that vid makes me so happy for him. What an incredible honor that they asked him to sing.

  281. So… does anyone of you know if we’ll ever see some video from Adam performing WWFM at the Vevo premier?

  282. Barbara Walters is more fascinating to me than most of her top 10. She managed to corner the Adam market on ABC and has promoted the heck out of her special and The View for days utilizing him. Wonder what she’ll do with all the footage for the special that she shot with him but did not use other than for promo snippets. Also, before the special aired last night they announced that Adam was appearing on The View today.

  283. I’m so happy for Adam and all these amazing things that are happening to him. :)

  284. There is a large, rotating ad of a pic of Adam with BW being used to advertise “The View” on the ABC website.
    http://abc.go.com/

    Ironic, huh?

    u Adam fans are soooooo friggin RETARDED!!!

    Fyi, some find the use of this word to be very offensive. I’m sure you don’t care.

  285. “I am proud to say that my standards are as low as Steven (Stephen?) Speilberg’s!!! Hmmm’ ¦ maybe even lower *wink*

    mr, robininny and gemini1, OMG me too!” (“Lower, lower…how low can we get” **double wink**)

  286. So’ ¦ does anyone of you know if we’ll ever see some video from Adam performing WWFM at the Vevo premier?

    Its supposed to be on the Vevo website eventually.

  287. What did the politically incorrect guy who referred to us mentally challenged Adam fans mean by Sparkle Cow?

    If I remember correctly from my VFTW browsing days, a sparkle cow is a fat middle aged woman who likes certain male Idol contestants.

  288. Travis Wall Tweets:

    Quote:
    @adamlambert everyone wants to know when I’m choreographing For you……. Lemme know : )

    Oh! Adam and Travis! Cute!

  289. wow, I want to be a Sparkle Cow too, I am middle aged, but I am not fat :(

  290. Who is Travis Wall?

    PRETTY dancer from SYTYCD- Season 2.Travis is a huge fan of Adam’s. He is an AMAZING dancer and choreographer. Oh, and he’s openly gay!

  291. Aaaw Sassycatz, you don’t like saving private ryan? Munich? Indiana jones? Or AI? :p

    I try to state my opinions in a pithy way.

    In any event, I think back to the night David Cook, while traveling to the Race for Hope (against brain tumors) lost his older brother to the disease. And despite just learning the news, running the race that morning and speaking to the crowds afterwards through a lot of emotion and tears. That really touched me. It clearly took a lot of personal fortitude. But, STILL, I wouldn’t call David my hero, although I’m sure his brother’s children rightly see him that way. I just feel that throwing that word around cheapens it. But, hey, if to Spielberg, Adam is right up there with Oskar Schindler or the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy under massive fire, who am I to argue with him.

  292. Ugh. Why do you guys respond to trolls? It makes my job x1000 harder. I should put ALL of you in moderation. That’s exactly what would happen at TWOP.

    You know what? I think I’m going to close this thread a bit for clean up. Maybe I’ll open it back up. Or not.

  293. sorry mj, will never make that mistake again, but I was being nice, though :)

  294. Sassycatz: I have known many people in my life (including children and teenagers) who have dealt with cancer and the devastation and deaths that are the results of such a wide-spread disease. They are all truly brave.
    However, they are not the only heroes or types of heroes that people have.
    People choose their heroes or who they admire for various reasons. But, it is the individual’s choice. I don’t think one can dictate to someone else what to think and feel. Just because you don’t see David Cook as a hero, doesn’t mean other people can’t or won’t.
    Mr Spielberg has a right to his own choice of who he admires and who he calls a hero. Just because you don’t agree with his choice, doesn’t make him wrong.

  295. People choose their heroes or who they admire for various reasons. But, it is the individual’s choice. I don’t think one can dictate to someone else what to think and feel. Just because you don’t see David Cook as a hero, doesn’t mean other people can’t or won’t.

    Although I admire him, I think I clearly said David was not *my* hero but I believe to others — for instance his brother’s children — their uncle is a big hero to them. And he’s no doubt a hero to the little girl he has befriended who has leukemia as well as vice versa. And very rightly so. And I respect that and understand that.

    Mr Spielberg has a right to his own choice of who he admires and who he calls a hero. Just because you don’t agree with his choice, doesn’t make him wrong.

    He can call anyone he wants his hero, but I sure don’t have to “get it.” End of story for me as this is all about opinion not facts.

  296. PRETTY dancer from SYTYCD- Season 2.Travis is a huge fan of Adam’s. He is an AMAZING dancer and choreographer. Oh, and he’s openly gay!

    Wow, I did not know that Travis was a fan of Adam’s. Oooooohoooo! I love Travis, although I did not start watching SYTYCD until Season 5, but I love Travis’s choreography.

  297. THe View is on..audience is SCREAMING’ ¦do they always scream like that?

    No, the audience usually claps and cheers but SCREAMING, no. That’s the positive SCREAMING effect that The Glambert has, IMO & LOL. ;-)

  298. Adam sounded so good in that short snippet of the national anthem. Amazing considering all the traveling he has done this week. I read that Spielburg was picked on a lot when he was a kid for being Jewish. The kids who get up in the morning and go to school every day despite mistreatment for whatever reason are my heros. Not everyone has a chance to do something big, but if we look for the good around us we will see it and give credit where credit is due.

  299. Wow, I did not know that Travis was a fan of Adam’s. Oooooohoooo! I love Travis, although I did not start watching SYTYCD until Season 5, but I love Travis’s choreography.

    LOVE Travis’s choreography! Also would love something choreographed for Adam by Sonya or Wade Robson from SYTYCD. They’re amazing – very cool, funky styles!

  300. So Adam and Jennifer Hudson are the only two non-winners to grace Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating List.

    Actually, I think she said they’re the only two AI people to be on her special, and that it just so happened neither of them had won.

  301. Wow, I did not know that Travis was a fan of Adam’s. Oooooohoooo! I love Travis, although I did not start watching SYTYCD until Season 5, but I love Travis’s choreography.

    And Travis’ dancing? Every bit as good as Travis’ choreography, in my opinion.

    Loved Travis on the show. … I hope his little fanboy self gets to work with Adam at some point. He’s crazed already with his desire to do so …

    And he’s short and younger, too. I’m sure they can work something out.

  302. Everyone who wore make-up (lol) looked bad, except Barbara. I wondered about how it was filmed

    I s’pect Barbara had more make-up on than anyone but the lighting was set for her, as it often is for women of a certain age, and not her guests. Her interviews are often disappointing; she crams in too many in the allotted time.

  303. Why do people keep cutting off Adam’s answer?? lol He said he didn’t know but what he does know is that its IGNORANT to judge someone on just one performance.

    Is that actually what he said? “Ignorant?” Guess he’s not trying to win friends and influence people. He seems very judgmental, and really does need a filter or some tact. If that’s what he said.

    Actually, it’s anyone’s perogative to judge a person based on one performance. There’s no law against it. A lot of people heard Susan Boyle sing once and decided she wasn’t their cup of tea, that’s just one example among many possible. Adam is offputting to me when he makes these kinds of comments, people are smelly, they are “less than clean”, they are “ignorant”, and there have been others. These are in public national interviews, not in private conversations with friends. Maybe some people admire that about him, but to me it seems tactless and, well, crude.

  304. Is that actually what he said? ‘Ignorant?’  Guess he’s not trying to win friends and influence people. He seems very judgmental, and really does need a filter or some tact. If that’s what he said.

    I’d like to see the exact quote and context. The Adam I’ve seen is articulate, sensitive, and kind.

  305. Actually, it’s anyone’s prerogative to judge a person based on one performance. There’s no law against it.

    Just as there is no law against Adam judging people who criticized the performance by calling them ignorant. It’s his prerogative. See Adam has more in common with the average person then people think.

  306. mayang
    12/10/2009 at 6:09 am

    im frm the philippines, me and paw, she just told me that fye is currently #2 on rx93, a radio station hir in manila and most of the pipol requesting it tru facebuk are teeners and students.i know that fye would rili click outside u.s.

    Hi Mayang i’m also from Pinas I’m also listening to max radio last week and FYE is #27,hopin that it will climb high this week…and also TFM IS #4 in myx top ten(daily countdown).

  307. I just don’t hear other performers or artists or actors calling people “ignorant” and such. Unless they are rappers and that’s their thing to be offensive.

    Sorry, just don’t usually see other artists talk that way. So it takes me by surprise when I hear it. I don’t get the impression that Lady Gaga, for instance, calls people ignorant in widely seen interviews. She seems to have more smarts than that, but that’s just an impression, I don’t really know her well.

    I’m almost seeing a trend here, that maybe Adam is going to be like Clay Aiken in being polarizing and in offending people because he has no filter. Clay is always criticizing other people, just recently he called some school board members “idiots” or words to that effect and he made the news once again.

    Have I heard any other artist from AI call people names or put them down? Can’t think of any. So, just commenting about it, as we do here, we talk about American Idol alumni.

  308. To answer Barbara’s question about whether it will damage his career? I know Adam says he doesn’t know, I think it’s pretty clear from his sales right now, that right now it is.

    I don’t think so,w/ all the guestings he made and all,no i disagree w/ you

  309. girlygirl
    12/10/2009 at 1:51 am

    Dhunken

    Adam’s album is now #17 and #18 respectively on the iTunes pop chart. Kris’ album, meanwhile is at #15 on the pop chart (standard; deluxe is at #98)

    FYE single is now at #126 and WWFM at #168; LLWD is at #32

    The question is whether any of these are going to hold or improve their position the rest of the week, or if they will slip backwards once the bump from the national tv appearances wear off.

    (I don’t see The View helping Adam much in terms of sales ‘“ but who knows)

    PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE (JUST WAIT AND SEE)

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