Adam Lambert: FOX TV US Promo Featuring “For Your Entertainment”

Many of you have seen the promo for FOX Asia. Now, by popular demand, check out the promo for FOX US, featuring the Adam Lambert song,   “For Your Entertainment.”

24, The Simpsons, House, American Idol and more are promoted in the spot.

Sweet promo!

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36 Comments

  1. Thanks MJ! Sweet promo indeed! FYE is surprisingly prominent throughout most of the commercial but I do prefer the Asian commercial to this one. Will have to check out Human Target.

  2. MJ, you are the absolute best!!! Thanks for this!! Neato!!! I just got up and danced to this PROMO video…My son walked by and looked at me funny..but he’s an Adam fan. His current favorite song is Sleepwalker. Oh, he just said that he, his cousins and some friends, mainly guys, were at a Cranium (a board game) party and they played Adam’s cd on repeat all night, so now quite a few of the guys like the songs, especially Music Again and WWFM. Yay!! New Adam fans..lol

  3. Asia commercial = better. This one was kind of weird how it cut in and out and didn’t show the words matching up to the song.

    @cher – cool, smart kids like Adam.

  4. Okay, maybe it’s just me…did anyone else notice that right as Adam sings “you think an angel swept you off your feet” they show David Boreanz kick a door down? You know….cause, he was Angel? In Buffy?

    I’m such a nerd.

  5. cookbunny
    12/28/2009 at 2:07 am

    Okay, maybe it’s just me’ ¦did anyone else notice that right as Adam sings ‘you think an angel swept you off your feet’  they show David Boreanz kick a door down? You know’ ¦.cause, he was Angel? In Buffy?

    I’m such a nerd.

    That is a cool moment during the commercial, I thought it was my imagination until I read your post and replayed the video and sure enough David Boreanz is right there during that verse.

  6. I miss the screaming woman in this version!! LOL. That part was funny in the Asian version–which seems to have more of a sense of humour than the US version.

    Oh well. It’s all good.

  7. I tell ya- Claude Kelly/Dr. Luke are just getting filthier and filthier rich!!!
    Any chance Adam is benefitting financially off of these promos (in addition to the exposure, ofcourse)?

  8. They just showed the AI9 promo ad on an Asian cable channel. They show Carrie, Kris Allen, Kellie Pickler, Michael Sarver etc etc but didn’t show Adam Lambert or Allison Iraheta.

    I think the promo ad has kinda ‘Dream come true’ theme. Have you seen that one before? They call Michael Sarver – the Roughneck, Kellie Pickler – The waitress on wheels, etc. Has anybody seen this one before?

  9. I think the promo ad has kinda ‘Dream come true’ theme. Have you seen that one before? They call Michael Sarver ‘“ the Roughneck, Kellie Pickler ‘“ The waitress on wheels, etc. Has anybody seen this one before?

    yup, i”ve seen it.. no adam though.. they have kris as the loving husband, megan (as single mother) and carrie and michael… i dont know kellie”s face (sorry) so i dont know whether she’s in the commercial or not … again..
    still no Adam, but i wonder what kind of tagline they would put for adam…

  10. still no Adam, but i wonder what kind of tagline they would put for adam’ ¦

    LOL- they can’t think of any- because he was GLORIOUS from the start!!!

    Obviously, we know about the hardships he’s been through, but it’s not anything they could tag in a quick image … too complicated…

    And also- they would just be reminding everyone that this crazy ass talented phenomenon didn’t win… not sure that makes’em look good, lol

    I wouldn’t complain, though. I’m not delluding myself that the AI connection will ever completely disappear for him, but I don’t mind it being dimmed a bit… he def. doesn’t have to be featured in the next AI promos…

  11. Question for Asian tv viewers – so Star TV channels are part of FOXtv?

    So is FOX also owned by Rupert Murdoch?

  12. Question for Asian tv viewers ‘“ so Star TV channels are part of FOXtv?

    So is FOX also owned by Rupert Murdoch?

    rupert murdoch owned star tv channels, and also fox. but i don’t think star tv channel is part of FOX TV. But i don’t know for sure…
    they provide fox crimes, fox news, star movies, espn etc as their channels

    i agree with you mr, we just need him to do the international tour :)

  13. Question for Asian tv viewers ‘“ so Star TV channels are part of FOXtv?

    So is FOX also owned by Rupert Murdoch?

    Both Star TV and FOX are owned by News Corp.
    Yes it’s a Murdoch enterprise.

  14. uglyduck- YES TO INTERNATIONAL TOUR!!!

    Although that’s pretty expensive, so probably not gonna happen so quickly… he’s going to need some time to win over many new people who’ve never watched (or heard of) American Idol before (I know my family didn’t even know the show existed before I started going on about Adam after finding him on youtube…)

    *sigh* I really want to win a plane ticket to the States to see the show he’s planning in the Spring… should be all sorts of amazing…

  15. Really? US promo? I can’t view it now, but am surprised that FYE is getting another life. Simon Fuller backscratching?

    It seems that the brief Flash Forward promo and this doesn’t do too much for awareness (and 2012 did zilch for TFM), though it’s great nonetheless. FYE the song seems more well known in Asia (saw something about it being on a countdown for Western music in China?)

    I wish Aftermath was the AI9 boot song.

  16. Thanks mj! Excellent for Adam. I too am curious how the finances work in this situation. Is it only the songwriters that get paid? The song/album promo is good nonetheless.

  17. Thanks uglyduck and Buderschnookie!
    Uglyduck, mr — YES to International tour!

    Let it be in 2010! Adam please come to Singapore!

  18. i really dont know too much about the business, but using adam’s song and voice, shouldnt he be compensated?

    also, i like the other promo better because there is more adam..i always like more adam!!

  19. wow that is really awesome! It’s like Fox is giving ABC the finger by using that song.:)

  20. i really dont know too much about the business, but using adam’s song and voice, shouldnt he be compensated?

    Depends on how motivated the parties are. If Fox is WILD to use the song and Adam doesn’t really want them to use it, it would probably be expensive for Fox to convince him to let them use the song. If Adam is convinced that this is excellent promo for his song, then he would likely give it to them for free.

    Since there is no indication that Adam is a Fox-hating-Diva and this is excellent promo for the song, I’m betting that he’s let them have it gratis. Most of the times you see a song used in a high profile show like Grey’s, the only person getting paid is the songwriters (because it’s the laws). Everybody else just waives their fees because it is such great promo.

  21. There is a difference between a song and a recording. The song is “owned” by the writers and they must be compensated every time it is used, whether by the original artist or as a cover etc. (and why this has never been challenged on You Tube is beyond me…though if a writer complains the song is removed).

    The particular recording is usually part of a “portfolio”, most often belonging to the Artist but sometimes by a third party (the Beatles for instance). If the Artist owns the recording he (or his team) negotiates the use of said recording…like Kirsten said sometimes he will let his voice be heard “for free” as promo. But if the song becomes a theme song like “Who are You” for CSI by the Who then the use is probably a pretty substantial paying gig for the Artist.

  22. It’s cool that FYE is used for promo in US. Asian version’s editing is way better than the US version but A for Fox choosing a great song. Note to Fox, use Aftermath as next AI boot song.

    ETA, they only give Fringe one cut but nevertheless halo Dr Shepherd :D

  23. Thanks, MJ. I knew you’d find the US promo for us! It was great…you could definitely hear Adam’s amazing voice through it.

    Now..I am ready for a US and International tour!!

    But I was hoping for a NYE livestream first! Major ‘fail’ for me. All of you who are lucky enough to go see Adam perform..please get some great vids and photos for us!!!!

    Also, my son’s girlfriend calls and asked him “the name of the album your mom plays all the time” which, of course, is FYE because she liked it and wanted to buy it! (lol) Well, doing my part to promote Adam!!

  24. Thanks, mj, loved the promo, I love Fox for their great shows like AI, House, Fringe, Glee (my favorite!), and now I love them even more for using Adam’s song in the commercial! Way overinvested fan overhere, can you tell?

    btw, for David Cook fans, nbc just used TOML in their morning show, very inspirational story about a woman taking control of her weight problem, losing 160lb, and inspiring her 16yo daughter to loose 60lb. A very touching story, and the song just fitted right in with ” this is the time of my life” verse, reminded me how much I loved that song when David won.

  25. Sweet! But the Asian commercial uses the words better. Choosing FYE, though, out of all the songs available is great! I kind of feel like, in a way, FOX is saying something to ABC. ;)

  26. wow that is really awesome! It’s like Fox is giving ABC the finger by using that song.:)

    ITA and I LOVE it ;)

  27. Love the editing on the Asian version better….the timing of the visuals to the song was superb.

  28. The Asian one was far better. I love how the scream was incorporated in it.

    It showed off Adam’s vocals better. Isn’t that what’s important?!

  29. this is the time of my life’  verse, reminded me how much I loved that song when David won.

    It is a great song! My school used that song last June to go along with an end-of-the-year video slide show. The words fit perfectly to the situation.

    I’m excited that I just saw Adam on Fuse. This is the first time I have seen this interview with his FYE music video playing in the background, but I believe other people have already mentioned something about his being on Fuse. They are doing a lot of Michael Jackson music today.

  30. I’m excited that I just saw Adam on Fuse. This is the first time I have seen this interview with his FYE music video playing in the background, but I believe other people have already mentioned something about his being on Fuse.

    They’re gonna have a longer interview with him on January 11th, at 8pm EST. Looking forward to that :-) Their interview with Gaga that I just saw was interesting.

  31. They’re gonna have a longer interview with him on January 11th, at 8pm EST. Looking forward to that :-) Their interview with Gaga that I just saw was interesting.

    Thanks, Mary102. It’s now on my *Adam* calendar. Yes, I do have one!
    Even the mini interview that I saw today was done well. He talked about Lady Gaga and her contribution to his album.

  32. happycat14
    12/28/2009 at 7:38 am

    I wish Aftermath was the AI9 boot song.

    LOL happycat14 .. becareful what you wish for.. it might happen

  33. I am so glad that FYE was not dead and buried. I love the song and wish it had done better. Maybe this will help revive it.

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