Adam Lambert on The Jay Leno Show

Adam Lambert dropped by the Jay Leno Show and was asked the typical questions about his childhood, theater background, feelings about Paula Abdul and thoughts on the AMA controversy.

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Seriously. Letterman would ask better questions. So would Conan. But, whatevs…

Adam talked about his younger brother, Neil, “He’s quick..he knows a lot of things, and he’ll be the first to tell you about them.”     Also, Adam cleared up a few rumors.   He and his Dad aren’t feuding post AMA’s (really? that was a rumor?) and Adam hasn’t started that makeup line yet…

And Adam is into “safe plucking.” Ha.

Jay wasted no time offering his own opinion on the AMA kerfuffle–he   raised an eyebrow at ABC’s shocked, SHOCKED reaction to Adam’s performance, hinting that ABC probably enjoyed and promoted the controversy.

Meanwhile, Adam continued to maintain a positive attitude about what went down with ABC.

“They were backed into a corner, ” said Adam, readily admitting that he threw a few surprise moves into his live performance.

Afterward, Adam performed his single “Whataya Want From Me”. And it was good.

Check it out, after the JUMP…

Interview

“Whataya Want From Me”

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283 Comments

  1. i went to the leno taping earlier, sat behind adam’s mom and friend. his mom was cool, singing along and grooving to the live songs during the breaks. interview was quite long and the set for his performance was very “mad world-ish” – heavy fog and tree branches (i think). during the interview he talked a lot about neil, his dad and his mom.

    adam and tommy were both sooo pretty. adam’s voice was awesome of course!

  2. adamme – me sooo happy! i decided to go to the leno one since the gridlock ticket is so expensive, but now i want some more adam!!! uh-oh…

  3. Damn, why does this dead air known as Jeff Bridges interview have to be the lead in to Adam! The audience is gonna completely bail before we get to Adam!

    Note: nothing against Jeff Bridges, but this interview sucks.

  4. good God, was Bridges drunk or something?? I think Leno was in pain – that had to be the worst interview ever!

  5. adam does the best interviews!!! he makes it look so smooth and easy..and he is gorgeous!!!

  6. He is so articulate. Another great interview. I wish they had more time.

  7. OK, I’m now officially a fan of Jay Leno’s. We finally get someone who asked somewhat original questions, and is not jumping right to the “controversy” Adam was as great as ever in the interview – really enjoyed it.

    Ooh, like the staging, and Adam sounds great!

  8. Safe plucking, I can see the new public service announcement. :lol: Nice interview he looked Good. Great performance but SYTYCD performance was still my favorite.

  9. Love the interview A+ and Loved WDYWFM. And Adam looked very sexy and loved what he was wearing.

  10. Another winning interview from Adam…he is just so relaxed and easy in front of the camera. AND he can freakin sing his face off every time….
    God he’s good.

  11. When Adam moved over to Tommy for the back to back, they took the camera off, darn. And Tommy is so unusual, his face after the song, I wish he would speak, or something. He kinda is drawing me in to know more about him. Adam seemed a lot more relaxed than he was on SYTYCD.

  12. Great interview. Love the outfit. The performance is great too. The interaction between Adam and Tommy was cute :)

    He keeps losing weight doesn’t he?

  13. Am supposed to be asleep right now. Thought the interview was the best ever. Did not like Ellen or Chelsea . See, Jay isn’t so bad.

    OMG he looked great. SYTYCD was my favorite too but this was right up there!

  14. Ok, Adam looking uber uber hot with that jacket and hair, OMG. And he sounded AMAZING!

    Only bad thing: WTF with the camera! Too much movement! Every Adam closeup was priceless, but there weren’t enough of them. They turned it away from Tommy and Adam (argh), and no Adam close-up during his big climactic note! That was very frustrating. But otherwise, he looked and sounded GORGEOUS!!

  15. Loved the interview and Adam’s singing. Liked the comment Jay made about the networks secretly loving controversy. And that’s the first time I noticed Monte wearing black nail polish. Did Not like the camera work during his song.

  16. When Adam moved over to Tommy for the back to back, they took the camera off, darn.

    In all fairness, it’s Lisa’s moment, and I like Lisa too.

  17. It is Lisa’s moment, so cant they have another camera or something, its Tommy’s and Adam’s moment too, maybe they were spread too far away. I liked Jay showing the CD a lot too.

  18. He is so articulate. Another great interview. I wish they had more time.

    Yes! I could have had a whole hour of just Adam – none of that stupid filler ;-)

    This is why everyone needs to interview him! (cough*Conan, Letterman, etc)

    And loved the staging for WWFM – I love how each show has a different set for it. I wonder if Adam has any say in that.

  19. That was a great and funny interview. Adam can always respond to any questions without hesitation; never any dead air.

    What beautiful vocals.

    Surprisingly good livestream. I didn’t have to wait till it came on PST.

  20. wowowow. The best recent interview I have seen. Jay and Adam have good chemistry. Adam looked great and sounded great on WWFM! Awesome! I love him! LOL!

  21. I can’t wait to see Adam on Leno tonight. For any of you who are considering going to the GRIDLOCK NYE party, I have an extra VIP ticket I am willing to sell at a discount. If interested, contact me at swilliamsquinlan@aol.com

  22. In all fairness, it’s Lisa’s moment, and I like Lisa too.

    Oh, yes – I’m all for showing the band, especially during their solos, because they’re all so good, and deserve to have focus too. But the camera seemed more schizo than usually for this performance. My only pet peeve with it.

    Otherwise, loved it! Sounded and looked AMAZING!

  23. Loved the interview and Adam’s singing. Did Not like the camera work during his song.

    ITA.

  24. I was squeeing through the whole segment.

    I thought the interview was awesome. Jay was so supportive. I couldn’t convince my lovely sister and annoying husband that he is the best thing since “pick your fave thing (like popsicles).

    Adam looked so handsome and was adorable….

  25. I can’t wait to see Adam on Leno tonight. For any of you who are considering going to the GRIDLOCK NYE party, I have an extra VIP ticket I am willing to sell at a discount. If interested, contact me at swilliamsquinlan@aol.com

  26. I can’t wait to Adam him on Leno tonight. For any of you who are considering going to the GRIDLOCK NYE party, I have an extra VIP ticket I am willing to sell at a discount. If interested, contact me at swilliamsquinlan@aol.com

    Ahh! Wish I could :-( I live on the east coast, though a friend and I looked into airfare to LA, but it’s just too expensive, especially around NYE. Have a blast for all of us who can’t go, though :-)

  27. What was great about Jay’s interview was that he didn’t rehash all the AMA drama. I for one did not know that Adam worked at Starbucks. Or that he dropped out of college after 5 weeks…lol. The conversation was easy and just flowed. Jay really is a good interviewer and Adam is a good interviewee.

  28. Great performance but SYTYCD performance was still my favorite.

    Mine, too, dhunken!
    I love that Monte was wearing Adam’s nail polish! :)

  29. What was great about Jay’s interview was that he didn’t rehash all the AMA drama. I for one did not know that Adam worked at Starbucks. Or that he dropped out of college after 5 weeks’ ¦lol. The conversation was easy and just flowed. Jay really is a good interviewer and Adam is a good interviewee.

    Yes – interview flowed really really well. Loved the shout out to his family too (especially Neil, who doesn’t get mentioned as much – hopefully he appreciated that!) And Adam is just so natural in it – he answers everything like a politician (in a good way!)

    I loved how much Leno was on his side too :-) He said EXACTLY what I was thinking re ABC kinda wanting Adam to push the envelope, and then feigning disgust when he did. Adam answered that one really really well though. Just such a natural.

  30. When Adam moved over to Tommy for the back to back, they took the camera off, darn.

    In all fairness, it’s Lisa’s moment, and I like Lisa too.

    I loved seeing Lisa tonite. I’ve seen enough of Adam and Tommy’s ‘moments’ to last me a while. I don’t need to see it every night. Sorry but Tommy isn’t the star and all the band members deserve equal time.

    The interview was great! My favourite moment was the ‘lawyer talk’ comment. Excellent interview. I think Adam will be back on Leno.

  31. We finally get someone who asked somewhat original questions

    I dunno, I didn’t hear too many original questions. Not that I was expecting any. I couldn’t believe he trotted out the one about Paula leaving Idol, that chestnut should be retired for good.

    Well is that the last performance until NYE?

    Now that he’s performed WWFM on every talk show known to man, it’s time to take a break. Did Leno give the NYE gig a plug? I didn’t hear him mention it.

  32. Adam looked so beautiful and sexy and of course adorable. Everytime I see him sing, I get so happy. I wish he was on TV every night. Jay Leno was really sweet to Adam. I loved it.

  33. PattyH – i’m not sure who danielle is, but the friend with adam’s mom was a guy, he had a nice voice too. the leno band singer went to our side during the break and handed the friend the mic and he sang a few lines.

  34. Also loved how Jay kept touching Adam (or his shoe – lol.) He’s like a fangirl!

  35. Adam looked and sounded amazing on Leno. I loved the interview but …man….it was sure hard to sit through the rest of the show to see Adam! That Jeff Bridges segment was really bad. The show was really boring and flat until Adam came on with his wit, charm, looks, and talent! Jay seemed to really like Adam. I liked how Jay showed Adam’s album alot and said something like, “And here’s Adam singing WWFM from his hit album FYE!!

    “Safe plucking”..whoooa…that was hilarious!

  36. rachiel
    12/21/2009 at 11:20 pm
    PattyH ‘“ i’m not sure who danielle is, but the friend with adam’s mom was a guy, he had a nice voice too. the leno band singer went to our side during the break and handed the friend the mic and he sang a few lines.
    ————————————————————————————
    Hmmm….was this guy “friend” young, short, small-ish frame, look to be intelligent? :) Just kidding…couldn’t resist making a comment! Probably just a friend of the family.

  37. That was my favorite interview. It was very comfortable and relaxed. Jay Leno, you are awesome dude!!!! (Well I always thought that, but then you were nice to Adam… sooo….)

  38. Danielle is Adam’s best friend. I think they went to high school together?

    And the whole Adam/Tommy moment on this song is overblown. They stand back-to-back for like 2 seconds — it’s not anything epic to get upset about if they cut away from it.

    The interview was very good and Adam and the band sounded great on WWFM

  39. Adam looked and sounded amazing on Leno. I loved the interview but ‘ ¦man’ ¦.it was sure hard to sit through the rest of the show to see Adam! That Jeff Bridges segment was really bad. The show was really boring and flat until Adam came on with his wit, charm, looks, and talent! Jay seemed to really like Adam. I liked how Jay showed Adam’s album alot and said something like, ‘And here’s Adam singing WWFM from his hit album FYE!!

    ‘Safe plucking’ ..whoooa’ ¦that was hilarious!

    Almost forgot about that moment! LMAO! Yeah, rest of the show was really boring. Jay and Adam just seemed to have such great energy and rapport with each other, while the Jeff Bridges skit was really bad (no rapport at all, and poor Jay acted like he was pulling teeth during the whole thing!)

    And the whole Adam/Tommy moment on this song is overblown. They satand bac-to-bac for lie 2 seconds ‘” it’s not anything epic to get upset about if they cut away from it.

    Well, YMMV – but I love how Adam interacts with not only Tommy but the rest of the band (though he usually interacts with Tommy the most, lol).

  40. WWFM is currently #63 on overall Itunes singles. I guess we can see if it gets a bump. It won’t air on the west coast for another couple of hours.

  41. I love Jeff Bridges…. but he looked like a young Santa Clause…..I was going crazy waiting for Adam… :) Funny!

  42. Leno’s viewer ship is pretty low. Less than 2 mil. It’s like 1.6 or something. I amnot exactly sure but it gets beaten all the time in the new time slot. He was more successful late night.

  43. Does anyone know what the viewership is on Leno?

    Lately it’s been in the 5- to 5.5-million range.

    ETA: Jae, it’s not quite that low. The figures I cited are from November, I don’t think it’s slipped that much since then.

  44. Just caught up with the interview and performance of WWFM on Tivo. It was awesome! This guy deserves any success that comes his way. His interview was warm and articulate, and WWFM was great as always. Congratulations, Adam!

  45. iluvai
    12/21/2009 at 11:35 pm
    ‘safe plucking’  don’t get it’ ¦
    —————————————-
    Take out the pl and insert an f. Rhymes with plucking. LOL

  46. Plucking almost sounds like another word that begins with an f, iluvai….
    I first didn’t get the joke, but then I was like “OH! Ohhhh…..LOL”

    Loved this interview. Probably the best so far.
    And, as always, Adam sounded amazing.

  47. Lately it’s been in the 5- to 5.5-million range.

    Allright Leno viewers, is it so much to ask 2 percent of you download Adam’s album? If my math is right, that is 100,000?

  48. It was at #63 on iTunes? well then it’s already gotten a bump, because right now WWFM is at #58

  49. That was a genuine, treat him like a star interview. Not some quickee thing with the singer to fill the end of show gap. The intro with all those pictures and magazine covers. And saying how Adam was voted by readers of Rolling Stone Magazine as a Top Artist of 2009!

    For people who might have watched AI, but haven’t seen him since, the performance connected back so well to the “Wow, this guy can sure sing” Adam they loved.

    And the interview showed that nice, interesting guy his fans have had a chance to see, but isn’t this the first big prime time interview since Idol? (As an entertainer, not the 20/20 thing. Or BaWa’s 5minutes.) And certainly since the AMA’s. And there he was charming, polite, funny, gracious, clever, a sweet family boy, not someone from whom to protect the children. And Jay just loved Adam! Calling him “buddy”. So cute.

    Wonderful night.

  50. It was at #63 on iTunes? well then it’s already gotten a bump, because right now WWFM is at #58

    Are you looking at the live feed where it’s updating continually? I’m on the old school pony express speed Itunes page and it is still #63. But l like your number better.

  51. The Album FYE has jumped from #105 (deluxe) and #156 (standard)
    To 83 (Deluxe) and #130 (standard)

    WWFM is now #57 rom #63 and FYE is #119 from #125

  52. Yeah, I got the live feed thing down now – hah

    as of 8:30 pm Pacific Coast time

    overall chart

    #24 LLWD (#14 pop)
    #58 WWFM (#31 pop)
    #119 FYE (#44 pop)
    #303 MBDAAOM (#39 country) (Danny’s single)
    (Not in Top 1000 overall) FIBOU (#270 pop)

  53. Here’s hoping for a bump, but I don’t think it will be as big as SYTYCD – that audience, iirc, is much larger – maybe 8-10 million, vs. maybe half that for Leno (just a guess, I don’t have the exact numbers). However, I believe Leno has a bigger audience than most of the late night talk shows.

  54. You know what was nice — and original — about that interview? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think the word “gay” was uttered once.

  55. #303 MBDAAOM (#39 country) (Danny’s single)

    Holy frak with that title – lol – it’s almost shorter to just spell it out :-) We need to come up with something shorter, like MBDM or something.

  56. undercooked
    12/21/2009 at 11:43 pm

    It was at #63 on iTunes? well then it’s already gotten a bump, because right now WWFM is at #58

    Are you looking at the live feed where it’s updating continually? I’m on the old school pony express speed Itunes page and it is still #63. But l like your number better.

    WWFM is now #31 on iTunes Pop Chart.

    FYE Deluxe album is #14 on the iTunes Pop Chart.

  57. You know what was nice ‘” and original ‘” about that interview? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think the word ‘gay’  was uttered once.

    That was pure awesomeness. Sorry so corny but I couldn’t think of a different word. I just DO NOT CARE….. about that crap.

    Luv ya Adam!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  58. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think the word ‘gay’  was uttered once.

    Ahhh….(that’s the sound of me sighing in delighted relief over that!)

    Maybe what’s more amazing, it took us this long to realize it! Maybe things are changing after all…or maybe Jay is just that good.

  59. I liked that Jay gave his take on ABC’s “we’re shocked, shocked, I tell” over-reaction. As Jay said, he’s been in the TV business a long time, so I appreciated that he kind of called BS (although Adam gave his “on point” response, “Well, they did what they had to do, I wasn’t consistent from the rehearsal,” etc. etc.).

  60. Adam…. sing your heart out baby!!!!! That’s all your fans care about!

  61. of course, it’s hard to say exactly how much this bump is because of this appearance. For instance, Kris’ album was at #183 on the charts yesterday and right now it is at #143 — so it moved up 40 spots without any promotion today (other than regular spins on the radio). So Adam’s album likely would have moved up today anyway even if he hadn’t been on Leno — maybe just not quite as big of a jump.

    Who knows?

  62. I liked that Jay gave his take on ABC’s ‘we’re shocked, shocked, I tell’  over-reaction. As Jay said, he’s been in the TV business a long time, so I appreciated that he kind of called BS (although Adam gave his ‘on point’  response, ‘Well, they did what they had to do, I wasn’t consistent from the rehearsal,’  etc. etc.).

    I hope I can raise my kids to be so gracious.

  63. Adam talked about his family, clearing up a few rumors. No, he and his Dad aren’t feuding post AMA’s (really? that was a rumor?) and Adam hasn’t started that makeup line yet’ ¦.

    Yeah really, I hadn’t heard either of those “rumors.” He’s already said what his conversation with his father was after the AMA’s in many interviews, so why would there be a rumor that they weren’t speaking? Ditto for the makeup line, he’s been asked that many times. My ears perked up when Leno said “I know you want to clear up some rumors,” but it was a bit of a letdown.

  64. I don’t know about the rest of you but that was the best Plucking interview I have seen in a long time. ;-)

  65. I hadn’t read or heard anything about Adam and his dad not speaking. I wonder where Adam heard this rumor? And I loved him talking about his brother — it’s clear they are very close.

  66. I don’t know about the rest of you but that was the best Plucking interview I have seen in a long time. ;-)

    It was good… “Don’t let the turkeys get you down”!

    I think if you are an Adam fan the whole Jay Leno thing was good.

  67. Last Monday Jay Leno had 4.77 mil viewers. CSI won the timeslot by a landslide, as always, but Jay held his own against Castle. I have a feeling those numbers will be up from that for tonight’s show.

  68. Re the dad rumor: didn’t he allude to Bill O’Reilly in that connection? Maybe he just wanted to address something he said, maybe for his dad’s sake. The make-up thing, prolly just Jay’s staff’s lame attempt to be interesting. I read it just as a way for Jay to say “this guy may look a little out there, but that’s cool”

    Good read on the song, good sartorial choices as well.

  69. ‘Bill O’Reilly, lovely man’ 

    Bill O’Reilly can go Pluck himeself..! :)

  70. I am having trouble understanding something that Jay said at 4:10 he was talking and everyone was laughing but I can’t make out all of it…can someone please help me!!!

  71. of course, it’s hard to say exactly how much this bump is because of this appearance.
    So Adam’s album likely would have moved up today anyway even if he hadn’t been on Leno ‘” maybe just not quite as big of a jump.

    I agree, we never REALLY know. Traditionally when albums and singles begin to rise right after TV performances, we attribute the rise to the TV exposure. If we consider TV a factor in helping one of the idols, we should consider it a factor with all of them.

  72. ‘Bill O’Reilly, lovely man’ 

    Bill O’Reilly can go Pluck himeself..!

    As long as it’s safe Plucking….:)

  73. Loved the Leno interview and performance. Loved the way Adam was “done up” tonight, especially the little snake on his necklace.

    “Whataya Want From Me” has been one of my favorites and still is, so I don’t mind hearing it over and over. It really gets into my head.

    OT, but Adam’s friend Ferras has a cover version of WWFM on Youtube. It’s really nice too. I like Ferras a lot. The video mentions his working with his friend Adam and others this year, but he also says this song just got into his head to the point that he just had to sing it. Don’t know how to link, but it’s called “Ferras – What Do You Want From Me” (Cover). Check it out. I follow several of Adam’s friends on Twitter, and really enjoy them. Kind of makes me “feel” that I know Adam a little better (if that’s possible).

  74. Ha!

    What a great interview!

    And I loved Leno too! He was really funny and quick- like “Dad- I’m not paying for your life”, or the “consistent” remark… and Adam’s pretty damn quick too (as if we didn’t know) and so adorable! Fab chemestry between them!

    Thank you mj!

  75. Great interview, great performance. I never watch Jay, as I didn’t think he was much of an interviewer on the Tonight Show. But he was good tonight. And Adam was just plucking on.

  76. I think this performance has to be my favorite mix of the vocals and instruments so far…they really had it dialed in tonight. Sounded AWESOME!

  77. I actually thought this would be a good interview, because when Jay interviewed Kris shortly after he won AI, that had been a good interview. Kris had been at ease. So I figured Adam would be too.

  78. The albums got a bump too – they are #88 and #128 – they were around #104 and #151 earlier. Hopefully the West coast showing will give it even more of a bump.

  79. Afterward, Adam performed his single ‘Whataya Want From Me’ . And it was good.

    Does anyone else get the vibe that MJ’s last sentence from above sounds like a excerpt from the bible. I love it! I don’t know if she did it on purpose or not but it was the cherry on top of a really good interview for me. :-)

  80. Thank you for the vids. I wish I didn’t love Adam so darn much so I could just go to bed but I am like “a cat on a hot tin roof” waiting for our west coast feed so I can watch him again the big screen HD.

  81. The albums got a bump too ‘“ they are #88 and #128 ‘“

    I have them as #80 and #126. Wonder why all the feeds are different.

  82. My favorite part about this interview was Adam’s sexuality and the AMAs were not the main focus, thank you Jay for that.

  83. I am having trouble understanding something that Jay said at 4:10 he was talking and everyone was laughing but I can’t make out all of it’ ¦can someone please help me!!!

    “And they don’t want to be plucked, it can be painful.”

  84. The albums got a bump too ‘“ they are #88 and #128 ‘“

    I have them as #80 and #126. Wonder why all the feeds are different.

    my first number was wrong I actually have #81 the #128 is correct…fyi this isn’t from the real time feed.

  85. I am having trouble understanding something that Jay said at 4:10 he was talking and everyone was laughing but I can’t make out all of it’ ¦can someone please help me!!!

    ‘And they don’t want to be plucked, it can be painful.’ 

    thank you so much Will!!!!!

  86. when you go on the live feed, check the time code, make sure they are to the minute. maybe that’s why some of them are different.

  87. MJ, you’re right on top of things tonight. Thanks for getting Adam’s Leno appearance online so fast!

    I was watching Leno, got interrupted, and when I got back, Jay was just introducing Adam to sing WWFM. So I missed the interview.

    Leno is a great interviewer because he puts guests at ease, not that this ability was probably needed for Adam, who seems totally at ease in interviews. I came away from the interview with two main impressions:

    1- Jay Leno really likes Adam; and 2- Leno thinks that ABC’s reaction/overreaction to the AMA performance was BS.

  88. I have Adam’s album at #79 and #125 on the current live feed, with the WWFM single being at #56

  89. Great interview. Jay was so funny. Adam’s comments about ABC were nice.

  90. dhunken
    12/22/2009 at 12:30 am
    Does anyone else get the vibe that MJ’s last sentence from above sounds like a excerpt from the bible. I love it! I don’t know if she did it on purpose or not but it was the cherry on top of a really good interview for me.

    Me, too! Glad I wasn’t the only one who thought of the Creation Story from the Bible with MJ’s sentence.

  91. Smart Adam, did not take the bait to rag on ABC. Still, I think Leno is kind of right about them.

    Very nice performance.

  92. Leno’s interview with Adam was more like two buddies chatting. Because Jay treated Adam like a friend, there was no reason to bring up his sexuality. Jay may also have felt that Adam’s being gay is irrelevant to his talent and the topic has been beaten to death in the press already, so there was no need to go down that path on his show.

    I think Adam has given two of his best interviews in the past week, first on Chelsea and now on Leno. Both were fun to watch, too.

    Are you as anxious as I am to find out when Adam’s tour begins and where he will be appearing?

  93. luvadamlambert
    12/22/2009 at 1:10 am

    he’s gorgeous

    Yes BB he definitely is gorgeous and witty and can sang, too!

  94. luvadamlambert
    12/22/2009 at 1:10 am

    he’s gorgeous

    Yes BB he definitely is gorgeous and witty and can sang, too!

    yup.he can saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang:)

    the youtubes don’t work for me…

  95. Yeah, there was no “gay” and there was no “Gaga” mention. Yay on both fronts.

    These talk shows never really ask about the music on the cd, do they?

    Noticed Adam seemed slightly “softer” during this appearance, like on Ellen. He was slightly spikier on The View, but only because the ladies kept interrupting him. Nice change up on the song during “Please don’t give in.” The song really has barely any lyrics, doesn’t it? And no bridge. But it works. My husband keeps humming it, subconsciously.

    Who mentioned a tick tock sound in the background? I’d never heard that sound before, but now that you mentioned it, I can’t stop hearing it. Thanks.

  96. GaryJ
    12/22/2009 at 12:57 am
    Leno’s interview with Adam was more like two buddies chatting. Because Jay treated Adam like a friend, there was no reason to bring up his sexuality. Jay may also have felt that Adam’s being gay is irrelevant to his talent and the topic has been beaten to death in the press already, so there was no need to go down that path on his show.

    I think Adam has given two of his best interviews in the past week, first on Chelsea and now on Leno. Both were fun to watch, too.

    Are you as anxious as I am to find out when Adam’s tour begins and where he will be appearing?

    ITA regarding Leno-Adam interview. They were just comfortable and having fun. Loved this and the Chelsea interviews. And IMO this was the best WWFM performance so far. Adam sounded great, no sound mix issues so you could hear the band [hello Conan!] and you could even hear Lisa and Monte on back up vocals.

    And yes, I am ready to but my concert tickets right now — just need to know when and where — and if I need to fly or will he return to the South?

  97. Dec 21, 10:45pm
    Adam’s album is # 77 itunes top 100 albums all genres total.
    But in top 100 pop albums
    #13 in top 100 pop albums
    #20 in top 100 pop albums
    They did not combine the reg and the delux albums together, thusly two number. He has been in the top 20 itunes pop albums all week – and that is fact because I check every day.
    Apparently Adam just got a top billing #6or8 Billboard Albums of the year. And Somekind of kudos from Rolling Stone for a #1 position in a poll from Rolling Stone.-that one was a blurp on entertainment news that I have to verify.

  98. That was my favorite interview and performance to date! LOVED IT!!!

    FYI, Adam was just voted by the readers of Rolling Stone as the top artist of 2009.

  99. I just finished watching the Leno interview and performance and thought the interview was fantastic. I loved the questions Leno asked and the natural flow of the conversation. I think this was one of the best interviews yet.

    Adam seemed very happy and relaxed and comfortable and looked really great.

    His performance was also a win.

    I am with those who can’t wait to buy tickets to his concert, and I hope we don’t have too long to wait!

  100. FYI, Adam was just voted by the readers of Rolling Stone as the top artist of 2009.

    After spending so much time in fan sites, I can’t believe that I was not aware of this poll in RS.

    I am with those who can’t wait to buy tickets to his concert, and I hope we don’t have too long to wait!

    count me in too!

  101. Whatevah to the Adam/Tommy, because it was almost existent in the clip and the videos and the music were sensitive emo!Adam, down to hair and that was just fine as far as I’m concerned. Boy needs to re-sell himself and his music. And thanks tons to Jay for not bringing on the AMA clip when he was there. I understand he’s done references to Adam despite that as random gay dude, but I don’t care when Adam is the and it’s a good musical performance and the interview doesn’t mention crap about that. I hate to say it, but win for Jay.

  102. Adam looked good tonight. Loved the hair, the outfit and necklaces. Jay and Adam looked comfortable together. Great interview. Amazing WWFM. “Mad World” effects for sure.

  103. It appears Jay likes Adam. As did Letterman, Ellen,and all of the ladies of The View. and then Chelsea too. Adam must have a good energy aura, ah, I knew that.

  104. It appears Jay likes Adam. As did Letterman, Ellen,and all of the ladies of The View. and then Chelsea too. Adam must have a good energy aura, ah, I knew that.

    Don’t forget Conan! He was a fanboy and even invited Adam over to the couch to close the show. (Adam looked so proud at that moment!)

  105. God, I love hearing Adam talk about Neil. It’s fascinating, not to mention really sweet. I’ve read some of Neil’s blog, so I have an idea of what he’s like, and when Adam said “he’s a little more cynical than me,” I was like, right on! That’s the key difference between them. Even when Adam swears or does S&M related things, there’s still this wide eyed innocence about him… like “wow, I’m doing this new thing, how fun!” He seems almost younger than Neil. Which is refreshing, even though I like Neil too.

    And Adam was looking good! Very slim, but not overly so this time. Almost…dapper. And it was a good performance (although I hear a sort of nasally sound with this song sometimes which I don’t like).

  106. This appearance gave Adam a boost on iTunes:

    WWFM went from #63 to #51 and the album went from #125 to #92. :)

    It is being reported that Adam and Alisan Porter are at the Lady Gaga concert in LA tonight.

  107. I don’t recall Adam giving any of the other guy hosts a guy hug either.. nice chemistry with Jay.

  108. i notice Jay just didn’t stand up when Adam entered, or offer a handshake, he gave Adam a big hug.Nice. Good interview too, no stiffness, no rote questions. Thanks for the videos.

  109. Loved tonight’s performance of WWFM and am loving Tommy. He’s really getting into Adam’s make-up kit. I try to be objective when listening to the tunes that are currently in the top 20 (esp. iTunes) and it’s baffling to me that Adam’s singles can’t break into that category. Is Tik Tok, or 3 or Fireflies REALLY that much better? THey’ve been there forever and I can’t stand to hear them anymore. I mean, Britney can’t even sing and people accuse Adam of sounding overproduced? And hasn’t everyone who wanted Fireflies bought it buy now? I guess there’s no accounting for popular taste.
    I bought 3 copies of the CD (2 for gifts) and purchased the deluxe version and the video from iTunes. I’m curious as to how many copies other fans have purchased?

    Adam is listed as #2 (right after Britney Spears and her lip syncing) in a “Music’s top 10 most shocking stage performances of 2009” article in today’s Vancouver Sun.
    http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Music+most+shocking+stage+performances+2009/2366419/story.html

    2) Adam Lambert is too sexy for you
    The most offensive thing about Adam Lambert’s performance at the American Music Awards may have been his shrill, pitchy vocals, but what everyone was talking about the day after was the other stuff: kissing a dude, simulating sex, grabbing a backup dancer’s crotch, etc. It was too much for the delicate flowers at ABC, and Lambert’s scheduled performance on Good Morning America was axed because they deemed him too spontaneous for live TV.

  110. Adam has such a great timing, I love how he scorned O’Reilly with just a smile and a “complement” – he is a natural :)
    Great interview, Jay really seems to like Adam – he kept touching him all the time, it’s funny how many people are like that when talking to Adam :)

  111. Loved tonight’s performance of WWFM and am loving Tommy. He’s really getting into Adam’s make-up kit. I try to be objective when listening to the tunes that are currently in the top 20 (esp. iTunes) and it’s baffling to me that Adam’s singles can’t break into that category. Is Tik Tok, or 3 or Fireflies REALLY that much better? THey’ve been there forever and I can’t stand to hear them anymore. I mean, Britney can’t even sing and people accuse Adam of sounding overproduced? And hasn’t everyone who wanted Fireflies bought it buy now? I guess there’s no accounting for popular taste.

    I don’t understand it either.. who keeps buying those songs?? WWFM is on a different level altogether, not to mention Adam’s amazing voice.

  112. I bought 3 copies of the CD (2 for gifts) and purchased the deluxe version and the video from iTunes. I’m curious as to how many copies other fans have purchased?

    I bought 2 CDs (1 for car, 1 for gift), and deluxe version for bonus tracks and video from iTunes.

  113. Shit, Adam is kind of unreal live sometimes. If I didn’t know he was singing live I would be really suspicious. Really, really strong vocal. I wish he would do even more improvs so people would really see that he sings live.

  114. Adam’s appearance on Jay was the best to date! They were so at ease together! The interview was animated and FUN!! Adam’s sense of style and vocal performance was impeccable!!

  115. Shit, Adam is kind of unreal live sometimes. If I didn’t know he was singing live I would be really suspicious. Really, really strong vocal. I wish he would do even more improvs so people would really see that he sings live.

    So true :) That’s why I was glad what he did with “Please don’t give in”. And he did add “yeah” after “I’m a freak” (but only his fans would know that it’s not always there…)

  116. IMHO:

    1. Best he has ever looked.
    2. Best he has ever sounded.
    3. Best interview he has ever given.

    Have you ever seen anyone more comfortable in their skin than Adam. Dude is totally zen.

  117. universal
    12/22/2009 at 5:06 am
    Shit, Adam is kind of unreal live sometimes. If I didn’t know he was singing live I would be really suspicious. Really, really strong vocal. I wish he would do even more improvs so people would really see that he sings live.

    So true That’s why I was glad what he did with ‘Please don’t give in’ . And he did add ‘yeah’  after ‘I’m a freak’  (but only his fans would know that it’s not always there’ ¦)

    OMG- I love that he added “yeah”- because I love that part in the recording, but I’d given up on him doing it live, because he hadn’t done it before tonight-
    I have a theory about it: I think he actually forgot that it existed in the original recording, because he probably hadn’t listened to it since he started performing it live, but after shooting the video for it yesterday- where the song was constantly being played- he probably noticed it again, and thought “hey- how come i never sing this?”

    It’s nice to theorize, huh?

  118. So true :) That’s why I was glad what he did with ‘Please don’t give in’ . And he did add ‘yeah’  after ‘I’m a freak’  (but only his fans would know that it’s not always there’ ¦

    Yup, that was my feeling watching this. If I just turned on the show and didn’t know who Adam was I think I would have deemed this as playback.

    There are moments when you can hear it’s live but his high frequency vibrato gives an unreal feeling.

  119. mama2dasha
    12/22/2009 at 5:39 am
    I can’t believe no one noticed this but Adam has FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO SIT CORRECTLY!! YAY!

    HaaaHaaaaaHaaaa!!!
    That seriously cracked me up mama2dasha!!!

    But I’m sure some people will manage to be offput by that as well… I mean- why is he sitting like a girl? What a sellout!! lol

  120. When I saw on the Leno site that Adam was the show’s special guest, I was like, oh, ok, just another performance appearance — but then I realized that there were no other guests, except for Jeff Bridges as part of one of Jay’s comedy segments, and I thought, wow, this could be GOOD! And it was. I think this was a FABULOUS coup for Adam and his team to get him as featured as this and, to me, this is Adam’s official “coming out” media appearance, out of the AMAs silliness. This also makes up for him canceling Larry King, which, I suppose would have been too much about AMAs.

    I thought Adam was very real, relaxed, funny, looked beautiful and sounded and performed wonderfully. My only complaint about this appearance was Leno’s director, who, to me, came across very unprepared in selecting the right shots. Completely missed the Adam/Tommy moment (if that hasn’t already been mentioned) and a few other key moments when the camera should have clearly been on Adam and not on a longshot, of which there were way too many.

    Despite all that, we can all be extremely happy about this one, and I think, in a way, this appearance gives America “permission” to just stop, sit back, relax and ENJOY Adam for his performing and, for those newbies, finally ‘get’ what he’s all about.

  121. Hey mr, you are probably right about Adam picking up some of the nuances in the song after having to sing/lip sync it a million times (probably) during the video shoot on Sunday. Damn that boy never gets to rest does he? Hopefully he can take some time between now and NYE, but I’m sure there are a lot of rehearsals and other prep between then and now….

  122. @ASerrate When you get it, please give me your review. Real curious to hear what you think of it.
    about 7 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to ASerrate

    Reply Retweet @ASerrate That song has really grown on me and if you hear the CD, Music Again and Soaked are amazing. And Lady Gaga wrote the catchy Fever. about 7 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to ASerrate

    Reply Retweet @ASerrate I’m sorry for being mean to #Adam after the AMAs. I think I overreacted to the hoopla. Fun album and he’s handling himself well.
    about 7 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to ASerrate

    Reply Retweet Love him! RT @ASerrate: Dear Adam Lambert: I’m sorry for being mean to you on AI. Pls forgive me cause I heart you now. Xoxo, Ashley
    about 7 hours ago from TweetDeck

    Reply Retweet Great interview of #Adam Lambert by Leno. Adam came across relaxed, upbeat and very likable. #musicmonday

    I thought the above twitter exchange between Howard Cohen, Miami Herald writer (who covers AI, music etc. and has recently been harsh on Adam) and a reader was cute. Read from Bottom UP

  123. OH YEAH! That was Adams best, and most balanced interview where you actually felt that Jay was very welcoming with a Hug. Jay also asked about a number of topics, and we all got another little glimpse into his life, as well as his brother Neil( Ha, slight brotherly snark!). they covered a lot of ground and both of them seemed to, thoroughly, enjoy this interview. I loved the little repartee of being plucked or not, and how that became fun!
    So this was my favorite interview, but Chelsea’s was the funniest.
    @ mommadasha
    What you said…so funny! Being who he is, I think he must have been
    taking tips from,….Hmm, Ellen or…..Chaz B. IMHO!
    Anyway, he looked absolutely stunning as always.
    He has never done lip syncing, that I can tell, as there are always small
    variations each time he sings. I loved the Conan version best with the slippery little falseto!!

  124. Great interview….super hair cut….outstanding performance, as always….Adam, you’re a sweetheart…waiting for the gig with Queen…. rock on & enjoy!

  125. Completely missed the Adam/Tommy moment (if that hasn’t already been mentioned) and a few other key moments when the camera should have clearly been on Adam and not on a longshot, of which there were way too many.

    I liked the variation in shots and didn’t at all care if they missed the Adam/Tommy moment. It’s been overhyped anyhow and it was nice to see them focus on the other band members for a change, we don’t see enough of them.

  126. I admit i love Adam/Tommy moments mostly because i think Tommy is cute. I really love Adams band, they are all great.

  127. it was nice to see them focus on the other band members for a change, we don’t see enough of them.

    Actually- if you look back at all the performances of WWFM (Letterman, Ellen, Conan)- you’ll see that Lisa, Monte and Longineu have all gotten close-ups, while somehow Tommy was always snubbed (I remember posting that bass players are always snubbed, because only music experts can actually hear what they’re playing, lol), and the first time Tommy got any screen time was after the back rub on SYTYCD…

  128. Adam will always be a welcome guest on talk shows: He is relaxed, quick, and funny – never boring. A wonderfully engaging personality. Nice to finally hear him and Chris on Kiss 108, Boston, too.!

  129. I’ve purchased 5 copies – 1 download and 4 CDs – 1 for my Jeep, 1 for hubby’s Jeep, 1 for in the house, 1 to be unwrapped in it’s “virginal” state forever and ever and the download to play from my computer when I travel.

  130. So it’s really hard to top all of Adam’s performances/interviews during the last few weeks…..except for one thing. It would be great to have someone interview the entire band. I would love to hear each of them say a little something about themselves. Am I the only one that is DYING to hear Tommy talk and possibly see him smile? His coy hard to get attitude is killing me. :)

  131. the first time Tommy got any screen time was after the back rub on SYTYCD’ ¦

    Huh? He got more than enough screen time during the AMA’s. That should be enough for a lifetime…….

  132. saga
    12/22/2009 at 6:46 am

    He was sitting correctly? Good to know!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too funny!!

    Great interview – so relaxed and poised and charming. Hopefully he will get a nice bump in sales from this.

    He has never done lip syncing, that I can tell, as there are always small variations each time he sings.

    I really enjoy how he changes something in the song every time he sings it. To me it shows how he really connects with this song.

  133. Listen, not to judge anyone else, but I cannot fathom Adam ever lip-synching… I mean, that’s his greatest attribute- that he he’s a killer live singer! Although it might prove hard to do if he plans on having big choreographed numbers- as we’ve seen, there’s a risk of those numbers harming the vocals, but I think singing live means a lot to him, so he might compromise on the amount of dancing- this is the guy who when asked what he’d like to be remembered for, answered: “that I can sing my face off”.

    And yeah, clearone, I was reffering to the WWFM performances (which is what he has been performing for the last month) and in which Tommy wasn’t shown at all. Anyway, tis not his fault Adam released all his supressed desire on him at the AMA’s! Hee hee- I’m just poking fun anyway… I’m pretty pleased with the way things are going…

  134. I would love to hear each of them say a little something about themselves. Am I the only one that is DYING to hear Tommy talk and possibly see him smile?

    Adam is a solo artist and this is his backup band, so I doubt we will ever see them say anything on a TV show. In concert, possibly yes.
    But I agree, I would like to know more about them also, and I would definitely like to see a great big smile on Tommy someday.

  135. Watched it with my 90 year old stepmom who had not seen him perform before. Her response, ” He is so pretty and he reminds me of a young Frank Sinatra.” She thought he was just fabulous and wants to now hear the CD. She was amazed at how articulate and funny he was in the interview. Great if Adam could have the same long career as Sinatra that includes music, movies, etc. *fingers crossed*

  136. Nice interview. Jay is always good at engaging and being present for his guests.

    I raised an eyebrow on the Dad rumor. Never heard that one anywhere. As far as ABC/Disney and the NYE gigs, I feel Adam shot himself in the foot on those by shooting his mouth off and saying ‘If they censored me there’s going to be trouble.’ Having friends who work for both Dick Clark Productions and Disney, those are two companies who you don’t risk pissing off and you certainly don’t threaten.

  137. Oh- don’t know how I didn’t mention this before- but I loved the way he said “YES” when Leno said he’d wear mascarra if Adam put out a line of his own… FUNNY

  138. ‘If they censored me there’s going to be trouble.’

    Clearly you’re paraphrasing here. I don’t ever recall Adam saying “if they censored me there’s going to be trouble.”

  139. I think the rumor about his Dad came out of an O’Reilly segment also involving Dennis Miller, I think. I heard something a while back. But, that’s all I know, lol.

    And, to clarify, Adam NEVER threatened ABC. He was very gracious pretty much through everything.

  140. Joining the chorus of raves for Adam’s appearance last night. Everything was stellar: interview, performance and looks. Jay’s show was incredibly insipid until Adam came on so I hope viewers stayed with it. There was a huge reward!

    The man is a star.

  141. ‘If they censored me there’s going to be trouble.’

    Clearly you’re paraphrasing here. I don’t ever recall Adam saying ‘if they censored me there’s going to be trouble.’ 

    Neither do I. Threaten Dick Clark Productions and Disney? How dare he!

    BTW, love the interview. Adam is a superstar in making. No wonder he got all the hype. :)

  142. As far as ABC/Disney and the NYE gigs, I feel Adam shot himself in the foot on those by shooting his mouth off and saying ‘If they censored me there’s going to be trouble.’ Having friends who work for both Dick Clark Productions and Disney, those are two companies who you don’t risk pissing off and you certainly don’t threaten.

    This never happened. if it did pls provide link. I wld like to see him threatening ABC and saying they wld be in all kinds of trouble for censoring him.

  143. as far as I remember, the only thing about censorship Adam said, was that there was a double standard. He has always been taking the entire blame for the AMA, although it was really raunchy to start with and ABC new that from the very beginning. And now Leno just confirmed this very clearly. But still Adam did not blame them. I cannot imagine him giving threats like that…

  144. Oh, and I had to laugh seeing him sitting cross-legged. He’s been lurking at MJ’s, LOL!

    Just a fun, relaxed interview.

  145. I think she/he meant that even the fact that he said it would be discrimination must have pissed ABC off, who felt he was being ungrateful after all the exposure they gave him.

    I ofcourse, belong to those who believe they used him and benefited from his being there just as much as he benefitted from it, but that’s hardly relevant, because big egos always think they are the world’s saviours and everyone should just bow down. And Adam, with the adrenaline still pumping through his arteries, right after the performance, and being the inexperienced newbie that he is- just said his honest opinion- that it would be discrimatory if his performance was censored… And because he nailed it (IMO) and made them look like the fools they are, they were very angry.

    I do think he later regretted saying that a bit, though, and has been trying to be positive about ABC ever since (even when Leno trys to get him to diss them again), because I don’t think he realized it would be perceived as a such a war cry. But, yeah, dead horse… especially if he’s appearing on Jimmy Kimmel, I guess ABC will swallow their bruised egos and just go with the ratings magnet…

  146. Am I the only one that is DYING to hear Tommy talk and possibly see him smile? His coy hard to get attitude is killing me.

    LOL! I swear he is the male Posh Spice! And the funny think, he is a super smiley user on twitter. Silly man.

    I think Jay should be the official Adam Lambert correspondant. Still glowing from the good job he did with Adam last night.

  147. I totally enjoyed this interview. he was quick and witty. lol at safe plucking. jay started that one and Adam’s face was almost like a shy teenager. i liked his face there. also the performance was amazing.

    lol at sitting correctly. didn’t know men had a correct way to sit. i know girls where always told to sit with legs closed like ladies. good to know.

  148. mr, I think you are right, Leno also said something in the line that they (ABC) abandoned Adam – first they used him, and when it got too hot, they dropped him :(
    but he will be okay.

  149. is Adam appearing on Jimmy Kimmel? haven’t heard about that one?

  150. Oh Saga- don’t make a sad face!!! Everything’s great (over here we have an expression that “everything’s honey” :-) )!

    Adam has overcome most of the fallout in less than a month, and in a few months it’ll just be something we’ll look back on with nostalgia and laughter :-D

  151. In regards to this article Are you Kidding? Letterman and Conan would have done better..Well first of all They both take up there own show. letterman didn’t even have a chance to say Hi to Adam! Both are not even funny! I think Jay Leno was outstanding with Adam.. Prob. BEST interview Adam has done.. No talk of his Sexuality, and they danced around AMA’s.. Enough of the AMA’s and his personal life is PRIVATE! Enough already. Adam is so adorable having normal conversation. abput cute things, nice of him to speak about family with such CLASS.. And He Sang his Butt off!! .Great job ADAM and Jay!!! Thanks to Jay Leno for being so nice to Adam!..

  152. I really wish Adam could go on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, i love that man lol

  153. I don’t understand it either.. who keeps buying those songs?? WWFM is on a different level altogether, not to mention Adam’s amazing voice.

    It’s rare that anybody ever loses a dime by underestimating the tastes of the music-buying public. ;)

  154. My first time here… Wanted to reply to the comment about Leno’s director missing the Adam/Tommy moment (backrub). Not to raise an undue flag, but did anyone consider that maybe they panned away on PURPOSE? Knowing that that is exactly what was about to happen? Weren’t we all looking for it? I know I was! I think we got an itt-bitty glimpse of Adam moving over the Tommy and then it was gone. Have to watch it again (and again).

    And I love how Adam looked almost shocked and then tried to hide his embarrassment (with his hand to his face) when Jay was having a field day with the “plucked” dialogue. Looked to me like Adam thought Jay was subliminally hinting at a word that rhymes with it, and it made perfect sense.

    Hope I did this right! You guys are awesome and my sincerest thanks to MJ for all her hard work. You are my favorite link to the Fan-dom of Adam!

  155. I love the whole “Les Miserables” look he was going with there. He really looked terrific.

  156. Hi, TreeOfLife 121 :) this IS the best place for everything Idol. As for subliminal Leno – he was not subliminal at all, he meant the other word that rhymes with plucking, that is why Adam talked about safe plucking :)

  157. I raised an eyebrow on the Dad rumor. Never heard that one anywhere.

    My husband watches Bill O’Reilly and he has discussed Adam Lambert with guests several time and in one segment Dennis Miller gave kudos to Eber Lambert for *supposedly* chastising Adam for the AMA performance and for that Eber was declared a patriot by Bill. They even showed Eber’s picture!

    (I often have to restrain myself from throwing things at the screen because Bill and his staff do not do a good job of researching their stories. To keep peace with the husband I leave the room.)

  158. My first time here’ ¦ Wanted to reply to the comment about Leno’s director missing the Adam/Tommy moment (backrub). Not to raise an undue flag, but did anyone consider that maybe they panned away on PURPOSE? Knowing that that is exactly what was about to happen? Weren’t we all looking for it? I know I was! I think we got an itt-bitty glimpse of Adam moving over the Tommy and then it was gone. Have to watch it again (and again).

    The Lambiff backrub was shown. You need a widescreen hi def tv to see it.

  159. thanks, revcat – how can Bill make things up like that? It’s not journalism.
    I think that it must have irked Adam, that is why he talked about that on Leno – he did not want his dad being praised by Bill O’Reilly

  160. Adam has overcome most of the fallout in less than a month, and in a few months it’ll just be something we’ll look back on with nostalgia and laughter

    As Adam goes onward and upward in his career, he’ll likely do many other outrageous things just because he’s Adam. If we try to remember them all for nostalgia, we may overload our memory circuits. ;)

  161. Leno also said something in the line that they (ABC) abandoned Adam ‘“ first they used him, and when it got too hot, they dropped him

    In view of Leno’s dealings over the years with NBC, I think he is pretty sensitive to these network issues, and I have no doubt that he felt that ABC shafted Adam and that ABC’s actions were ridiculous

  162. Our husbands need to get together, revcat. My hubby watches Bill on a regular basis. I remember seeing that episode you are referring to where Bill “honors” Eber. I’m not sure why he feels the necessity to bring Adam into the mix every now and then. Adam really doesn’t fit in to anything else that goes on in his show. It seems to me that it is always so random. By the way, I, too, leave the room!

  163. the more time goes by and the more talk about the entire “incident”, the more gracious Adam comes out and the more ridiculous ABC looks :)

  164. I loved how much Leno was on his side too He said EXACTLY what I was thinking re ABC kinda wanting Adam to push the envelope, and then feigning disgust when he did. Adam answered that one really really well though. Just such a natural.

    Yes, totally with you here, I must’ve said a thousand times myself, ABC were behind the whole “racy/controvercial/will be talked in the morning” number and then, when it got to hot, blamed it on Adam. So I was very happy when Jay basically spelled it out for everybody.

    Mary102
    12/21/2009 at 11:26 pm
    Also loved how Jay kept touching Adam (or his shoe ‘“ lol.) He’s like a fangirl!

    Ok, I think we share a brain or something, I was thinking the the same thing, LOL! I just find it so amusing that everybody gets so touchy-feely with Adam, I guess he is just irresistable!
    Also, since I am commenting, a beautiful performance, Adam never dissapoints. Even the AMAs had some awesome moments, like the beginning and the outfit.

  165. dcglam, perhaps Bill O’Reilly is secretly turned on by Adam? ;)

  166. Adam looked and sounded great last night. And loved the fact that Jay seemed to like and respect him. iTA with his comments about Neil, based on having read most of his articles.

  167. dcglam, perhaps Bill O’Reilly is secretly turned on by Adam? ;)

    LOL — Love it! You may have something there……. ;)

  168. I really wish Adam could go on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, i love that man lol

    I would love that. He’s been pretty supported of Adam and found the whole ABC thing to be rather over the top. He can tell Adam his safe word :)

  169. dcglam, perhaps Bill O’Reilly is secretly turned on by Adam? ;)

    I was about to say the same thing!;) He must have this secret crush on Adam and then hated himself for it….

  170. For whatever reason Bill O’Reilly is somewhat obsessed with Adam! Also, he’s not really a journalist, he’s a commentator. That’s how dudes like him justify talking smack :)

  171. oh oh.. i just noticed.. After the improvised ‘ I am a freak..YEAH’ . Adam sings ‘Please dont give in..’ very differently from the usual. Right?

  172. broddybounce
    12/22/2009 at 6:02 am

    When I saw on the Leno site that Adam was the show’s special guest, I was like, oh, ok, just another performance appearance ‘” but then I realized that there were no other guests, except for Jeff Bridges as part of one of Jay’s comedy segments, and I thought, wow, this could be GOOD! And it was. I think this was a FABULOUS coup for Adam and his team to get him as featured as this and, to me, this is Adam’s official ‘coming out’  media appearance, out of the AMAs silliness. This also makes up for him canceling Larry King, which, I suppose would have been too much about AMAs.

    I thought Adam was very real, relaxed, funny, looked beautiful and sounded and performed wonderfully. My only complaint about this appearance was Leno’s director, who, to me, came across very unprepared in selecting the right shots. Completely missed the Adam/Tommy moment (if that hasn’t already been mentioned) and a few other key moments when the camera should have clearly been on Adam and not on a longshot, of which there were way too many.

    Despite all that, we can all be extremely happy about this one, and I think, in a way, this appearance gives America ‘permission’  to just stop, sit back, relax and ENJOY Adam for his performing and, for those newbies, finally ‘get’ what he’s all about.

    Great post! Love your name! There was a poster with same name @ Bolt.com, the first site I ever talked about American Idol on in season 2!

  173. Is SNL live again after Christmas? Lorne Michaels better hop all over that. That would be a great boost in the Jan/Feb slow selling season.

  174. Oh, and I had to laugh seeing him sitting cross-legged. He’s been lurking at MJ’s, LOL!

    ROFL! I thought the same thing. Oh, how we notice every little thing about Adam – how he sits, etc! I immediately wondered if he was sitting differently after the previous sit-gate – lol.

    Interview was so good! Jay is such a fangirl (or is it fanboy) with him. Got such a kick out of all the touches Jay made to Adam (touching his leg, boot, etc.) Too cute! And THIS is why I need Adam to be interviewed on all these shows! Conan, Letterman, even Kimmel and Ferguson – he just has such a great rapport – so much fun to watch!

    Oh, and re “plucking” – was I the only one who not only thought of the “f” word rhyme, but also the play on words with “plucking” as in a common Shakespearean sexual pun (more often used to refer to women, not men). That was my first thought, for some reason (maybe reading too much Shakespeare in my day, lol). Regardless, hilarious moment with the “safe plucking”.

    And Adam looked SO young and pretty the whole time! Emo hair and the long jacket – somehow they make him look a lot younger I think.

    Ahh, I’ve decided I need to rewatch all of these great interviews and performances about a million times to tide me over during the Adam break. Hopefully he’ll keep popping up on these shows in the New Year though. He certainly deserves it!

  175. and a few other key moments when the camera should have clearly been on Adam and not on a longshot, of which there were way too many.

    Yes – this irked me as well. The only blemish on an otherwise stellar night! The biggest one imo was when Adam wasn’t even in the shot during his big climactic note at the end. I think it was a wide shot of the band, minus Adam. I gave a huge WTF at that moment.

  176. Is SNL live again after Christmas? Lorne Michaels better hop all over that. That would be a great boost in the Jan/Feb slow selling season

    First ep back is January 9 – they have Alicia Keyes booked that night. Yes, very very much hoping he can get on it sometime in the winter or early spring. God knows SNL needs the buzz. Adam will most definitely bring that!

  177. My husband watches Bill O’Reilly and he has discussed Adam Lambert with guests several time and in one segment Dennis Miller gave kudos to Eber Lambert for *supposedly* chastising Adam for the AMA performance and for that Eber was declared a patriot by Bill. They even showed Eber’s picture!

    Oh, that explains it! I figured that Bill O’Reilly had to have said something disrespectful like this about Adam’s dad. This definitely wasn’t a rumor among Adam’s fans (we know better), but now I see why Adam wanted to bring it up. Good for him!! Way to kick Bill’s butt! I love it when Adam fights back. He does it in such a clever way but he makes his point. He’s not afraid to go after somebody who is disrespectful.

  178. and a few other key moments when the camera should have clearly been on Adam and not on a longshot, of which there were way too many.

    Perhaps Bruce got himself a job in the Idol off-season. He is an Emmy Award winner you know.

  179. Listen, not to judge anyone else, but I cannot fathom Adam ever lip-synching’ ¦ I mean, that’s his greatest attribute- that he he’s a killer live singer! Although it might prove hard to do if he plans on having big choreographed numbers- as we’ve seen, there’s a risk of those numbers harming the vocals, but I think singing live means a lot to him, so he might compromise on the amount of dancing- this is the guy who when asked what he’d like to be remembered for, answered: ‘that I can sing my face off’ .

    Too true – this is also the guy who HATED when the AI PTB wanted them to lip-synch the group numbers on the show, and took the stand to put an end to that. He would naturally lip-synch on MVs – that’s just how it has to happen because of sound issues, but for live performances, no.

    And yeah, clearone, I was reffering to the WWFM performances (which is what he has been performing for the last month) and in which Tommy wasn’t shown at all. Anyway, tis not his fault Adam released all his supressed desire on him at the AMA’s! Hee hee- I’m just poking fun anyway’ ¦ I’m pretty pleased with the way things are going’ ¦

    I did notice the lack of Tommy close-ups in earlier performances. And Adam visibly seemed to try to stay away from him during the first few shows after the AMAs. Luckily, he’s going back now, but I think parts of it had to do with the AMA fall-out, unfortunately (and very unfair, imo). But that’s another story.

  180. Perhaps Bruce got himself a job in the Idol off-season. He is an Emmy Award winner you know.

    LMAO! Bruce is your BFF, right, Kirsten ;-)

  181. And the interview showed that nice, interesting guy his fans have had a chance to see, but isn’t this the first big prime time interview since Idol? (As an entertainer, not the 20/20 thing. Or BaWa’s 5minutes.) And certainly since the AMA’s. And there he was charming, polite, funny, gracious, clever, a sweet family boy, not someone from whom to protect the children.

    Yes, loved the questions about Neil and Mom. They really underscored the sweet family boy aspect of Adam that his fans know so well. Thank you, Jay. And even the AMA question seemed brought up by Jay so that he could go on record with his opinion. Jay certainly seems to be a member of Team Adam.

    SNL, please take note (I have to believe they have). Adam would be perfect for your show. Perfect.

    Lovely interview and performance. A total win all around.

  182. negativeneil

    Everything @adamlambert said on TV was true, especially about knowing a lot of things (and making sure everyone can tell). about 6 hours ago from web

  183. SNL, please take note (I have to believe they have). Adam would be perfect for your show. Perfect.

    EW already had Adam featured on their website as someone who should be on SNL (I think even as host) this year. EW has been very critical of SNL’s mostly bad hosts this season (and heck, it was another musician, Taylor Swift, who turned out to be the best host of the season so far, hint hint ;-))

  184. Wel thanks mj for taking one of the team and getting Adam on Leno. I agree, he’s horrendously unfunny and also agree that started in the ’80s when the took over for Johnny on the Tonight Show. I will say that I thought that Jay was funny in his stand-up act. At least that’s what I recall at the time, but I haven’t watched those performances since then, so who knows.

    Anyhew, nice that Adam got an interview that was pretty relaxed, pretty overall, and not TOO AMA centric.

    Oh and he sang purty, too. Very final Mad World, but kind of winter wonderland verion of that. I enjoy this restrained/straighter version of it to the one he did on SYTYCD.

    And I think he even got a bit of a sales boost from this performance/interview, so that’s cool.

  185. Kirsten
    12/22/2009 at 11:07 am

    “and a few other key moments when the camera should have clearly been on Adam and not on a longshot, of which there were way too many.”

    Perhaps Bruce got himself a job in the Idol off-season. He is an Emmy Award winner you know.

    LOL He failed on the interview segment too. This time with too many closeups on Adam cutting Leno out of the picture during some of their best exchanges when I was dying to see Leno’s expressions.

    ETA: Really this is one of the few shows I’ve seen where the camera choices kept distracting me and making me go WTF?

  186. Oh and he sang purty, too. Very final Mad World, but kind of winter wonderland verion of that. I enjoy this restrained/straighter version of it to the one he did on SYTYCD.

    Very interesting to note that, ever the showman, Adam always mixes it up to match the venue and audience. I think he wanted to glam up SYTYCD a bit more, with the clothes, makeup etc. It was still subtle, but definitely more edgy. For Leno, otoh, it was more toned down. I just love the conscious decision he seems to make each time to fit the performance situation.

  187. mitchellvii
    12/22/2009 at 5:25 am
    IMHO:

    1. Best he has ever looked.
    2. Best he has ever sounded.
    3. Best interview he has ever given.

    Have you ever seen anyone more comfortable in their skin than Adam. Dude is totally zen.

    ITA. Jay Leno seemed sincere in liking Adam, and was just like a kid during the interview, like a kid in a candy shop. And Adam was really enjoying it too.

    This is my favorite performance of WWFM. Adam hit it out of the park.

    Yes, Bill O’Reilly is obsessed with Adam, and was the first “commentator” to bring up the Internet photos of Adam kissing another guy while AI8 was still in progress. Although his two guests on the Factor that night were both conservative columnists, the two gals were excited to talk about Adam and how talented he is. Both said Adam is so talented and special, he should win AI8 anyway, even if he is gay. Those statements, coming as they do from conservatives, probably mean we have already crossed the cultural divide. Even O’Reilly had to admit Adam was super talented.

    After the AI Summer Concert Tour was over there was a sort of letdown, but we had the CD and promotional appearances, even the Jingle Balls, to look forward to. But seeing Adam’s great performance on Leno just makes me fidgety for Adam’s tour. I can’t wait. I can’t wait. I can’t wait…

  188. But seeing Adam’s great performance on Leno just makes me fidgety for Adam’s tour. I can’t wait. I can’t wait. I can’t wait’ ¦

    Me too. I’m already anxious about what I’ll do next in Adam-stalking, er, following (lol) land. I have all these great performances and vids (from way back before AI even ;-)) to help fill the void. Plus, here’s hoping we’ll only have a bit of a lull in January, to be followed by more great Adam excitement in 2010!

  189. I thought Adam was great on Leno, but I really liked his performance on SYTYCD a little better.

  190. Z-100 high noon countdown is on, do u remember(sean john/, sexy chik, tik-tok as #5, 4, 3 so far…

  191. Oh, and I had to laugh seeing him sitting cross-legged. He’s been lurking at MJ’s, LOL!

    ROFL! I thought the same thing. I immediately wondered if he was sitting differently after the previous sit-gate ‘“ lol.

    LMFAO!
    Add me to the group that noticed that! I wonder if the way Adam sat last night was “acceptable”. Jay was sitting that way, maybe Adam’s sitting stance will pass as okay. I wonder if that was manly, yet asexual enough for those who didn’t like the way he was sitting last time? lol

  192. yep, Adam is # 1 !!! he is been in the high noon for like two weeks already, z-100 should definately spin it more. gaga’s bad romance gets a spin every hour, wwfm only maybe 3-4 times a day.

  193. okey, have caught some newly coined vocab after Leno
    Adam is a badass motherplucker
    I plucking love him
    Unplucking believable
    How plucking awsome
    Billy, go pluck yourself
    lol

  194. Add me to the group that noticed that! I wonder if the way Adam sat last night was ‘acceptable’ . Jay was sitting that way, maybe Adam’s sitting stance will pass as okay. I wonder if that was manly, yet asexual enough for those who didn’t like the way he was sitting last time? lol

    Though iirc, he switched from the cross-legged stance to the open leg stance somewhere in the middle of the interview.

    Not that I notice those kinds of things ;-)

  195. I thought Adam was great on Leno, but I really liked his performance on SYTYCD a little better.

    Adam seemed probably most at ease on Leno. Even on SYTYCD I had the taddest sense that he was a little anxious. However, I did miss the “it’s me” falsetto on Leno – but I love that every performance is different, and he made a few other great variations in the Leno one to make up for it.

  196. Z100 spins WWFM many times a day. Much more than 3-4 times.

    I have Z-100 on all the time, at work and at home, and that is how many times I heard it, but of course i don’t listen 24hr/day, so maybe more. My point is WWFM is the most requested song alongside with tik-tok and bad romance, but they dont play it nearly as much, hey they keep on playing that orianthi song more and I dont think it made the top 5 yet(as far as I know), they also play Kris Allen song more (good for him, btw, I like him too).

  197. Mary 102, but have you noticed that Leno’s chair was so much higher than the chair on Chelsey’s show? I think that was the reason he was sitting the way he was (not that there is anything wrong with that ;)

  198. hmm.. so what am i going to do for the next few days? I seriously cannot do without my daily adam digest.

    I have lost count of how many times i check back on MJ’s blog, just to see if there’s any new news!! And then AO and google… panic!

    What to do until NYE???

  199. lazyc0w, IKR? and I am in a totally different time zone than most of you guys, so I can only read your great comments afterwards :(

  200. Im not sure what im going to do until New Year, i think i will try to catch up with all the tv shows ive stopped watching (Mentalist, Castle).

  201. I LOVE LOVE this interview. Best one ever!!! Jay and Adam clicked so well and it was like watching a conversation between two very witty friends. Hope Jay brings him back again for a longer interview.

    I so appreciate Adam’s always-positive approach to life. He never says an unkind word. Love his laugh, love how he covers his mouth at the “plucking” comments…..it’s like he is shy yet super confident all the same time.

    I just love Adam and cannot get enough of seeing him and listening to him sing. And I bet his make up line, if it ever happens, would be a HUGE success.

    Rock on Adam. May all the best in life come your way.

  202. lazyc0w
    12/22/2009 at 12:45 pm
    hmm.. so what am i going to do for the next few days? I seriously cannot do without my daily adam digest.

    I have lost count of how many times i check back on MJ’s blog, just to see if there’s any new news!! And then AO and google’ ¦ panic!

    What to do until NYE???

    I am with you on this! Right? Good thing it is Christmas and I’ll be busy so it won’t be as painfully obvious that I won’t have me some Adam moments every day.
    But he does deserve some rest and time off (I hope he is getting some rest!) so I’ll try to be patient until NYE. I so wish I could fly to LA for NYE; I’ll have to be content watching it on tv. IF that happens!!!

  203. I LOVE LOVE this interview. Best one ever!!! Jay and Adam clicked so well and it was like watching a conversation between two very witty friends. Hope Jay brings him back again for a longer interview.

    I so appreciate Adam’s always-positive approach to life. He never says an unkind word. Love his laugh, love how he covers his mouth at the ‘plucking’  comments’ ¦..it’s like he is shy yet super confident all the same time.

    I just love Adam and cannot get enough of seeing him and listening to him sing. And I bet his make up line, if it ever happens, would be a HUGE success.

    Yes! So true to all of this :-)

    And I hope he gets some endorsement deals – he really really should, considering what a unique fashion plate he is ;-) I’d be jumping at the chance to have him model something!

  204. OK, so this ‘review’  of Adam on Jay Leno ticked me off. http://www.dbtechno.com/entertainment/2009/12/22/adam-lambert-stops-by-the-jay-leno-show/ Luckily, it’s not in a major publication or anything, but it’s full of untruths!

    Yeah – I wouldn’t worry about it one bit ;-)

    After all, he sure has gotten cancelled from SO MANY of those tv performances (like how Leno, and Conan, and Letterman, and Barbara Walters, and The View, and Ellen… ALL cancelled him ;-))

  205. Teri63
    12/22/2009 at 1:12 pm
    OK, so this ‘review’  of Adam on Jay Leno ticked me off. http://www.dbtechno.com/entertainment/2009/12/22/adam-lambert-stops-by-the-jay-leno-show/ Luckily, it’s not in a major publication or anything, but it’s full of untruths
    ——————–
    Here is the message I left on that blog (I misspelled a word over there though – LOL)….

    This article is a bunch of poppycoock…

    “The pair discussed a wide array of topics, but the majority of their conversation centered around Adam’s American Music Awards performance.”

    This is the most UNTRUE statement I have read in quite some time…maybe the writer of this little piece needs to go back and re-watch the interview. Perhaps the person who wrote this little piece would like for the AMA’s to still be the topic of conversation, but CLEARLY WE HAVE ALL MOVED ON – AND YOU SHOULD DO THE SAME!!!

    The main topics of conversation were Adams family, AI, Past Jobs, and a small mention of the AMA’s just so Jay could say that the networks like controversy…GET REAL THE NEXT TIME YOU REPORT

  206. Teri63, don’t fret, they are looking for hits

    I agree, and thanks, but it’s still aggravating that someone could post something so completely untrue! What I dread now are the little slue of publications that, out of sheer laziness and desire to get hits of their own, will basically reprint all that crap verbatim. Those of us who follow Adam know the truth, but I hate the thought that people who haven’t been following his every move are going to get this very skewed and false view of him.

  207. Just watched the whole plucking thing again…even betterer the second time. Smiling the whole time.

  208. Here is the message I left on that blog (I misspelled a word over there though ‘“ LOL)’ ¦.

    Hopefully yours will get published! Mine, in which I was very careful to be respectful of the author while pointing out the untruths of the article’s statements, is still pending publication, where it’s been for about an hour and a half.

  209. I have never heard WWFm on the radio. I listened to Z100 Sunday for over 3 hours…never heard it. I called my local station 93.Q just now to request it…the dj said “we only play it at night”. I asked what he meant by this and he said they don’t get enough requests for it to play during the day. What????? lame excuse.

  210. I was at the Jay Leno Show…sitting in the first row right in front of Adam when he performed…he is absolutely stunning in person. He is definitely photogenic, but in person…just WOW!!! His performance on this show was more understated, but still beautifully sung. You could really tell that Jay likes Adam. Jay even acknowleded this just before the show when he came out to talk to the audience. Counting down to NYE and the Gridlock performance!!!

  211. Does anyone know if the Leno performance/interview gave WWFM an Itunes bounce?

  212. O, s**t, lady Gaga is #2′ ¦

    The suspense is killing me’ ¦.#1′ ¦..?

    These 2 posts are so hilarious. I could not stop laughing :D

  213. Z100 spins WWFM many times a day. Much more than 3-4 times.

    I have Z-100 on all the time, at work and at home, and that is how many times I heard it, but of course i don’t listen 24hr/day, so maybe more. My point is WWFM is the most requested song alongside with tik-tok and bad romance, but they dont play it nearly as much, hey they keep on playing that orianthi song more and I dont think it made the top 5 yet(as far as I know), they also play Kris Allen song more (good for him, btw, I like him too).

    I’m curious if you’ve asked the DJ directly why they don’t play the #1 requested song more often? It doesn’t seem to make sense that they aren’t doing that given the #1 ranking.. confusing.

  214. Here is some news on the Jay Leno show last night.

    Here is the full article

    http://www.rbr.com/tv-cable/tv-cable_ratings/19503.html

    Last night’s “Jay Leno” delivered the show’s highest Monday 18-49 rating in 10 weeks (since October 12). In adults 25-54, it’s the top Monday “Jay Leno” in 12 weeks (since September 28).

    In total viewers, this is the top-scoring Monday “Jay Leno Show” in 14 weeks (since the show’s debut telecast on September 14, pending updates).

    Versus the prior Monday, “The Jay Leno Show” is up 7 percent in adults 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.5), up 18 percent in adults 25-54 (2.0 vs. 1.7) and up 23 percent in total viewers (5.8 million vs. 4.8 million).

  215. dhunken
    12/22/2009 at 4:53 pm
    Here is some news on the Jay Leno show last night.

    Here is the full article

    http://www.rbr.com/tv-cable/tv-cable_ratings/19503.html

    Last night’s ‘Jay Leno’  delivered the show’s highest Monday 18-49 rating in 10 weeks (since October 12). In adults 25-54, it’s the top Monday ‘Jay Leno’  in 12 weeks (since September 28).

    In total viewers, this is the top-scoring Monday ‘Jay Leno Show’  in 14 weeks (since the show’s debut telecast on September 14, pending updates).

    Versus the prior Monday, ‘The Jay Leno Show’  is up 7 percent in adults 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.5), up 18 percent in adults 25-54 (2.0 vs. 1.7) and up 23 percent in total viewers (5.8 million vs. 4.8 million).

    dhunken….I think this is very telling info and great news for Adam. Seems to me he has been a very consistant ratings magnent for whatever show he has been on ( esp. after AMA’s) But, you’re the numbers guru…what do you think? If true, I imagine his natural tv charisma is a major marketing advantage. Don’t you think SNL must be drooling to book him? Perfect venue for his talents….Adam in SNL skits!! he’d be a dream for the writers and staff!

  216. ETA…really….who would not want to book him! ABC better “sing a different tune” soon or be left out in the cold!

  217. I was at the Jay Leno Show’ ¦sitting in the first row right in front of Adam when he performed’ ¦he is absolutely stunning in person. He is definitely photogenic, but in person’ ¦just WOW!!!

    I am so jealous of you, PPPofP. I am embarrassed to admit that 50% of my attraction to Adam has to do with his breathtakingly, stunningly, gorgeous looks. I have a difficult time keeping my eyes off of him even for a second when he performs. The other 50% has to do with his insane talent (both vocal and performance). How can one person be blessed with so much?!?!?!

  218. To add to my previous post…….
    Adam’s personality and good nature make the totals go above 100%!

  219. “I am so jealous of you, PPPofP. I am embarrassed to admit that 50% of my attraction to Adam has to do with his breathtakingly, stunningly, gorgeous looks. I have a difficult time keeping my eyes off of him even for a second when he performs. The other 50% has to do with his insane talent (both vocal and performance). How can one person be blessed with so much?!?!?!”
    ————————————–
    I know exactly what you mean. At times I feel so shallow for being so wrapped up in his looks, but geez….how can you not stare at him? I comfort myself by knowing though that Adam loves to be appreciated, so I’m pretty sure he’d be honored to know we’re drooling. :)

  220. Does anyone know if the Leno performance/interview gave WWFM an Itunes bounce?

    I see it at #47 overall, #26 POP Not sure where he was pre, but I think this is a bump

    FYE CD is so close to getting back into the Top10 in POP-it’s at #13

  221. I see it at #47 overall, #26 POP Not sure where he was pre, but I think this is a bump

    It was like 62 prior to Leno, IIRC. So yeah, it got a bounce.

  222. I’m curious if you’ve asked the DJ directly why they don’t play the #1 requested song more often? It doesn’t seem to make sense that they aren’t doing that given the #1 ranking.. confusing.

    Probably because they suspect it’s all the same fans requesting over and over again. Adam isn’t very mainstream pop yet.

  223. Looks like the CD got a bigger bounce than the single after the Leno appearance. But that could also be because a lot of retail locations are out of FYE albums now.

    But the biggest bounce was to Jay’s ratings + 1 million viewers vs. last week is huge. My guess is he will be back on Leno next year.

  224. I’m curious if you’ve asked the DJ directly why they don’t play the #1 requested song more often? It doesn’t seem to make sense that they aren’t doing that given the #1 ranking.. confusing.

    Probably because they suspect it’s all the same fans requesting over and over again. Adam isn’t very mainstream pop yet.

    All the request lines and online voting requests get pounded by fans — no matter who the artist is. I think it is more a matter of daypart.

    Just looking at the two big Top 40 stations – Z100 and KIIS-FM Los Angeles — they are both spinning WWFM a lot a night but not too often during the day. So if you listen to 3 hours of Z100 in the afternoon, you probably won’t hear Adam.

  225. Q3….Thanks for this explanation regarding request lines and online voting. I think even in my small central New York town the same holds true…that they are spinning WWFM at night but not too often during the day. Don’t like it but it makes sense I guess.

  226. I have already heard WWFM on Z100 three times today (and I haven’t been listening all day). I heard it around 12:30 (it was the #1 most requested song on the Noon countdown), again driving home around 4:45 and again about 7:15. I’m sure it will be played at least a couple more times tonight. Some days it seems like they spin it every couple of hours. So when people say the DJs won’t play it because not enough people are requesting it, that’s not true, at least in the case of Z100.

  227. “Teri63
    12/22/2009 at 1:12 pm
    OK, so this ‘review’  of Adam on Jay Leno ticked me off. http://www.dbtechno.com/entertainment/2009/12/22/adam-lambert-stops-by-the-jay-leno-show/ Luckily, it’s not in a major publication or anything, but it’s full of untruths!”

    The above “review” really ticked me off also!

    The actually time line from the You Tube: Total time 7:44 minutes. Minutes 0 to 5:23 – talked about various subjects, (including plucking, which what hilarious ).
    That leaves 2:21 minutes for AMAgate and goodby’s.

  228. iluvai
    12/22/2009 at 9:09 pm
    That is the best Adam interview ever, imho!

    ITA! I loved the interview and the performance. My fav WWFM performance so far.

  229. Love love love this interview. Jay and Adam seemed like best buds and Adam seemed really relaxed. Could have listened to them for the whole hour and I’ll bet they never would have run out of things to talk about.
    Happy for Jay (I’ve always liked him and his show) and happy for Adam this went over so great. Pluck is my new favorite word (next to betterer).

  230. OFF TOPIC a bit’ ¦BUT OMG, I just need to throw this in because I can’t stop listening to it:

    http://www.hollywoodoutbreak.com/2009/12/22/adam-lamberts-album-has-something-for-every-mood/

    this is the clearest recording of his talking voice i’ve ever heard’ ¦ SOOOO sexy!

    Listening to his voice can take away all the stress the of a long day. It’s so sexy and soothing.

    Ppop – Am SO jealous of you going to the Gridlock party and hearing him on Leno. I’m surprised that Gridlock isn’t sold out yet.

  231. WWFM is growing on me. I want to request it on radio. Any peep from Chicago knows if any of the local stations add the song? I know some gave it some spins but i don’t recall any of them officially added it.

  232. I couldn’t take my eyes off Adam when he was talking to Jay Leno. Now, as I think about it, it has been the same in all his interviews, no matter with whom. Adam really is that’ radiantly magnetic’ energy that attracts people. I enjoyed hearing about his job at Starbucks, his brother Neil, leaving college etc- something new and different for a change. And, as always, Adam is good-natured and openly honest consistently. I simply love him.

  233. BeckyMD, Chicago has STILL not added WWFM. I guess it will be mid January at this point. It is getting a few spins at night (but not a lot) from WTMX (The Mix). I don’t know if KISSFM has played it at all yet.

    I know Chicago is slow for new artists, but this seems ridiculous.

  234. My little sister who is staying with me for Christmas, just asked me if I was “attracted” to Adam…. I’m like no, not like that…. I just adore him….

  235. crappy connection last night…

    this performance was more subdued than usual… still, very pleasant vocals… i miss the “it’s me” falsetto… mr. lambert spoiled me on that one with 2 of his previous reprises =)

  236. All the request lines and online voting requests get pounded by fans ‘” no matter who the artist is. I think it is more a matter of daypart.

    Just looking at the two big Top 40 stations ‘“ Z100 and KIIS-FM Los Angeles ‘” they are both spinning WWFM a lot a night but not too often during the day. So if you listen to 3 hours of Z100 in the afternoon, you probably won’t hear Adam.

    Q3 – What is daypart? And why do they mostly play it at night on most stations when barely anyone is awake to hear it? Thx for answering!

  237. He is an interviewers dream, lovely interview and performance – Jun – daypart is shows airing in the day, prime access -shows right before prime, late fringe is shows after prime, etc. In my area, I hear Adam every morning, at lunch time and at night. I think it depends on what area but for the most part – in radio, as in TV, logs are run the day before or days before and the times are set for songs to run each day. Requests are done in a certain time and songs placed here and there but mostly it is all preplanned.

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