When Adam performed the Donnie Darko version of the song during his run on American Idol in 2009, the performance went viral and became a competition defining moment. Adam would eventually finish the competition as runner-up, but had had a busy successful career ever since.
One of those career moments for Adam came when he and Disney star, former X Factor judge, and singer Demi guest starred together over several episodes on the 5th season of the FOX musical comedy Glee. Their story arc found the two in New York City performing in a rock band together. Demi portrayed the girlfriend of the character Santana Lopez, played by the late actress, Naya Rivera. The show cast Adam as a budding glam rockstar and problem-solver, Elliot “Starchild” Gilbert.
Michael Andrews and Gary Jules recorded the slowed-down and emotional version of “Mad World” Adam performed on American Idol, and that he and Demi sang on the Global Citizens stage, for the soundtrack of the 2001 film Donnie Darko.
Global Citizens Live took place all over the world
Global Citizen Live, a 24 hour concert event, began September 25 at 1 pm ET and ran 24 hours. Hailing from 6 continents, the broadcast featured artists, celebrities and world leaders coming together to create change and impact climate and poverty.
Along with Los Angeles, the concerts also took place in Lagos, London, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, and Sydney.
Currently Demi is hosting a podcast titled 4D with Demi, where she deals with mental health, LGBT issues, and more. It can be accessed across many platforms, including Youtube, Spotify, Audacy and Youtube.
Adam is gearing up for a 6 night Las Vegas residency at the Venetian theater. Tickets are available HERE.
Adam Lambert and Demi Lovato perform “Mad World” Global Citizens Concert Los Angeles