Kris Allen and Adam Lambert Perform at Ford Day Today

UPDATE: Question and answer video after the jump. I’m adding as they pop up.

Kris Allen and Adam Lambert are entertaining folks at the annual Ford Day in Dearborn, Michigan today. They should be doing their thing right about now.

@KrisAllen4Real twitters:

Here in Detroit at the Ford event with @adamlambert Faces will melt today.

Oh and we got @timstewart1 rockin the riffs.

Sound like it’s going to be an acoustic gig!

*Watch this space for Updates*

UPDATE:

Performances:

  • Kris Allen, “Man in the Mirror”, “Falling Slowly” and “Heartless”
  • Adam and Kris duet: “Crazy”
  • Adam Lambert, “Starlight”, “Tracks of My Tears” and “Mad World”

I’m hearing there’s video!!! Watch for it!

*New version of Crazy* Super-cute pre-song banter!

Adam and Kris perform “Crazy”

After the JUMP More Videos!

Q&A plus “Crazy”

Adam performs “Starlight”

Adam performs “Tracks of my Tears” and “Mad World”

Kris performs “Man in the Mirror”

Kris performs “Falling Slowly”

Kris Performs “Heartless”

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753 Comments

  1. Bringing mine over from Headlines:

    anthrogeek
    September 18, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    The combination of OTT sexuality and, frankly, really stoopid lyrics make it only good with a kick-ass electric guitar

    And besides, what the heck would he do during the ‘whiplash section’ ? (stealing hwc or halfie’s term from a long-forgotten thread)

    terraj, I hope you post yours over here, too – that acoustic WLL is hilarious given our recent experiences!!!

  2. And besides, what the heck would he do during the ‘whiplash section’ ?

    He’d fall off the stool.

  3. He’d fall off the stool.

    If Kris can entrance a piano bench, Adam can work something out with the stool.

  4. Teehee reposting acoustic WLL here.

    Here’s what I wrote earlier in the previous headline thread:

    Hehe. I’ve heard Robert Plant sing an acoustic version of WLL before, so why not? I think Adam could kill it.

    Oh btw, you’ll be surprised at how much improvisation this song can take. After all it did originate from a blues piece by Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon. I’ve even heard bluegrass versions of this song.

    Crossing fingers and prayin to the norse gods that we get some videos.

  5. If Kris can entrance a piano bench, Adam can work something out with the stool.

    I predict a threesome between Adam, the stool and the mic stand.

  6. Hey, I’m thinking a duet of Slow Ride (Kradam lives) and then perhaps they both watch Tim play Barracuda in memory of Allison?

  7. I predict a threesome between Adam, the stool and the mic stand.

    The back seat of those Fords through the ages have seen a lot of things. Though for this, they might have to go Escape Hybrid, or something roomier than a Fusion.

  8. Teehee reposting acoustic WLL here.

    LOL! I see I’ve created a monster with “accoustic WLL” :-)

  9. I predict a threesome between Adam, the stool and the mic stand.

    Ha ha. So wrong. I wonder if someone will start something trending like #fordshareholdersmeeting or KrisAdamInMichigan or whatever.

    SR with Kris and Adam? Also hysterical.

    Someone has GOT to get us video…or audio…or at least pics. WE NEED STUFF!

  10. Hey, I’m thinking a duet of Slow Ride (Kradam lives) and then perhaps they both watch Tim play Barracuda in memory of Allison?

    Ohh! Too good! SR with Kradam – omfg…

  11. Maybe Adam will do a longer version of Tracks of My Tears…I would love video of that

  12. You know guys, somehow I’m thinking, as sad as it is to admit – vids may be a let down after imagining EPIC SR Kradam and accoustic/threesome WLL ;-) No way it’ll be THAT awesome – sad to say…

  13. Ooh, I know …… Kris and Adam will do a duet version of NoBo! :) J/K

  14. The back seat of those Fords through the ages have seen a lot of things. Though for this, they might have to go Escape Hybrid, or something roomier than a Fusion

    Conveniently for all involved, they’re at Ford HQ and can be easily hooked up with an Econoline van…..

  15. Tracks of My Tears would actually make tons of sense. They are in Motown, after all.

    Oh, and anthrogeek and ljsmack. Very, very, very good. That was funnier than Robert Plant singing acoustic WLL.

  16. I am hoping they do a full length duet of “I will remember you”. Which was a “Ford song” on Idol. I think they both sounded fantastic on the original. (Oh please oh please oh please) Now this would make me melt. (Kradam !!!!!)

  17. pjd
    September 18, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    Ooh, I know ‘ ¦’ ¦ Kris and Adam will do a duet version of NoBo! J/K

    Briefly considered that earlier, but then I prayed to the porcelain gods that it wouldn’t happen…..

  18. Faces will melt, huh? Wonder what Kris means by that.

    Jack Black…School of Rock. ;)

  19. Revealing shallowness here, I’m wondering what they will wear? Detroit News/Free Press Headline: Kris Allen Abandons Plaid; Adam Lambert Sports a Crewcut

  20. I suspect they will wear something very similar to what they wore for the GMA appearance — kris in jeans and plaid (does he own anything else?) and Adam in black jeans, something black on top, limited makeup, Elvis hair..

  21. Faces will melt, huh? Wonder what Kris means by that.

    Jack Black’ ¦School of Rock.

    Heh. Exactly.

    I think Kris was making a funny.

  22. I suspect they will wear something very similar to what they wore for the GMA appearance ‘” kris in jeans and plaid (does he own anything else?) and Adam in black jeans, something black on top, limited makeup, Elvis hair..

    Makes perfect sense until you consider that Adam is never predictable!

    Kris… not so much.

  23. I never get Kris’s references…too obscure for me. Or out there. No, Allison’s are. Michael’s are the most straightforward, and Adam’s are SHORT with lots of !!!s. ;)

    Someone tweeted me that the concert is probably over. So maybe there will be vids soon…*fingers crossed*

  24. Tracks of My Tears would actually make tons of sense. They are in Motown, after all.

    Good point.

    I am hoping they do a full length duet of ‘I will remember you’ . Which was a ‘Ford song’  on Idol.

    Also a good idea. And if they do would further exacerbate how foolish Ford was not to have negotiated using this as a web moment linked to their products.

    I actually tweeted some guy who’s interviewing Ford’s Scott Monty to ask why Ford didn’t milk this for all it’s worth. Ford still could have gotten all the exclusive privacy they needed upfront. And gotten huge impact after. (And they were selling tickets, not just giving them all away as thankyou’s) Walmart understood this.

  25. I live like 40 minutes away! Ugh. I wish i was there. This year only members could buy tickets.

    I hope to see videos!

  26. I am hoping they do a full length duet of ‘I will remember you’ . Which was a ‘Ford song’  on Idol.

    Also a good idea. And if they do would further exacerbate how foolish Ford was not to have negotiated using this as a web moment linked to their products.

    Wow, I always thought the same thing.

  27. Just got this tweet:

    Olive2016@suebrody1 A few on IDF are going to wait outside hoping to get autographs. Gosh, I hope someone taped it, and we get a vid of it.:):)

    PLEASE….

  28. I wonder if ivyrae got in to this event. She said a week ago she was working on her connections.

  29. Lunch 11.45am, Program 12.30pm

    If they sang at the start of the event, they s/b finished by now

  30. Never saw School of Rock, so of course Kris’ tweet went right over my head.

    It’s almost 2 pm there — they should be close to being done, I’d think. Although the probably have after show obligations — m&g with the Ford bigwigs or something.

  31. Well evidently Kris and Adam sang something together…

    swalter62 Omg just got done with the ford concert. kradam did a duet!

    This tweet has caused a mini meltdown over on ontd_ai, of course. And is making me hyperventilate. Hopefully SOMEONE got video of this duet, if nothing else

  32. swalter62 Omg just got done with the ford concert. kradam did a duet!

    OMG please someone must have recorded this!

  33. awww.. duet… want to see the video now. S/b the song they did together for the last Ford video “i will remember’

  34. swalter62 Omg just got done with the ford concert. kradam did a duet!

    TORTURE!

    Someone has to have video!

  35. swalter62 Omg just got done with the ford concert. kradam did a duet!

    ooo…. do these people realize we’d actually PAY to see a vid stat!!!!

  36. swalter62 Omg just got done with the ford concert. kradam did a duet!

    Must have video!!!!!!!!

  37. Kris has several gigs scheduled. I’m dying here — Why doesn’t Adam have anything? Not one. Oh, and his first ones better be in CA. The only place my hubs will take me until his tour.

  38. BestAI
    September 18, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Kris has several gigs scheduled. I’m dying here ‘” Why doesn’t Adam have anything? Not one. Oh, and his first ones better be in CA. The only place my hubs will take me until his tour.

    To be honest, I’d rather Adam disappear from performing for a while if that would give him more time to concentrate on his album. I want his album to be killer!

  39. swalter62 Omg just got done with the ford concert. kradam did a duet!

    They better not be trolling. I hate when people do that. But until we get more Tweets about this, not believing it. But would it be worse if it did happen and we never get any video of this because Ford is total failbot?

  40. Kris has several gigs scheduled. I’m dying here ‘” Why doesn’t Adam have anything? Not one. Oh, and his first ones better be in CA. The only place my hubs will take me until his tour.

    I have a theory that Kris fans ain’t gonna like… I don’t think Adam needs to do those types of relatively obscure engagements. I think there’s already enough interest and anticipation that he’s going straight to TV with his promotional appearances. Besides, his type of concert does not lend itself to needing nothing more than a guitar, a band, and a couple o’ songs – he would need major visual and production preparation in order to present “Adam Lambert” to the world. Just sayin’…..

  41. To be honest, I’d rather Adam disappear from performing for a while if that would give him more time to concentrate on his album. I want his album to be killer

    That is exactly what I was thinking. All indications from his idol days is that he is a perfectionist… hopefully he will be perfecting a great album.

  42. ooo’ ¦. do these people realize we’d actually PAY to see a vid stat!!!!

    Apparently not. Can’t believe some guy whose title is Director of Social Media didn’t understand what a huge moment he could have made this. Even with just tweets.

    Maybe something is yet to come. But if they focused (no Ford reference intended) all their energy on making this private (and still had $40 tickets for sale yesterday) we see more of what is wrong with the car industry.

    Ford could have gotten some little moment out of their sponsorship negotiations. Even edited 2 minutes with 19/RCA/Jive/AI approval to post next week, and been so far ahead.

    And, for sure, there will be internal photos. For Ford Folks.

    Still, maybe there’s something to come….Otherwise, dimmer than a broken headlight.

  43. Anthro, your theory is my theory, especially the first half.

    Of course, we’ll look mighty silly if Adam announces four October gigs next week. :)

  44. Someone’s got to have a video of this! I wonder too why Adam doesn’t have any gigs scheduled. But I suppose his album is top priority now, and that has to come first. Kris must be a lot farther along than Adam, maybe, idk.

  45. I am hoping they do a full length duet of ‘I will remember you’ . Which was a ‘Ford song’  on Idol.

    Also a good idea. And if they do would further exacerbate how foolish Ford was not to have negotiated using this as a web moment linked to their products.

    I’m crossing my fingers that it’s I Will Remember You! I so wanted that full length recording! They sounded so great together!

    Thanks, FHS, for trying to still put some sense in someone at Ford since 19E is doing nothing!

    I love Kradam! Please video!!!

  46. jmanzel According to my dad, Kris & Adam did a ‘nice set.’ ahhh fml! WANT.

  47. I have a theory that Kris fans ain’t gonna like’ ¦ I don’t think Adam needs to do those types of relatively obscure engagements. I think there’s already enough interest and anticipation that he’s going straight to TV with his promotional appearances. Besides, his type of concert does not lend itself to needing nothing more than a guitar, a band, and a couple o’ songs ‘“ he would need major visual and production preparation in order to present ‘Adam Lambert’  to the world. Just sayin” ¦..

    I’m a total adam fan… but I sort of disagree. There may be contractual reasons why Kris is booked for certain dates. On the flip side, I do agree Adam probably has enough name recognition to book TV & Kris has the title. I’d say it is almost even in the short run.

  48. Yes, FHS, Ford will have totally missed the boat on this if nothing comes of it, and frankly, a person with the title of Director of Social Media should be fired if they miss a golden goose of this magnitude at a time when they need all the help they can get!

  49. I wonder how Kris and Adam felt performing this concert together. May be the last time they do it, considering they have different markets unless they get together to do something like the 2 Davids did in Malaysia, I think. Adam’s tweet the other day seemed to put “a period at the end of the sentence” of the AI experience.

    adamlambert Idols Live tour has officially ended. Thanks to my fellow idols and all the fans for making this summer such an adventure.
    4:52 PM Sep 16th from Echofon

    I’m excited for their futures, but kinda sad in a way.

  50. Someone’s got to have a video of this! I wonder too why Adam doesn’t have any gigs scheduled. But I suppose his album is top priority now, and that has to come first. Kris must be a lot farther along than Adam, maybe, idk.

    I just think that as the winner Kris has certain obligations that Adam doesn’t have to fool with.
    When it’s time he’ll get his share.

  51. I’ve got the Robert Plant accoustic WLL on right now, and am really enjoying it. I think that Adam could really sell it, too. But, I’m guessing that he did MW and Starlight.

    I sure hope that there are videos of todays event, but will settle for photos, and a recap. :)

    Ford did miss a chance to get broader benefit from the concert today, (the power of the internet shouldn’t be overlooked!), but hopefully someone will come through.

  52. Hmmmm. The way Ford appears to have handled this? Dammit, I guess I’mma (copyright Kanye, 2009) have to buy a Honda.

  53. I’m a total adam fan’ ¦ but I sort of disagree. There may be contractual reasons why Kris is booked for certain dates. On the flip side, I do agree Adam probably has enough name recognition to book TV & Kris has the title. I’d say it is almost even in the short run.

    Yes, koshka, contractual obligations as the winner, possibly, but remember, Danny, Matt and Anoop all also have various miscellaneous gigs lined up, yet we haven’t heard anything about Adam, and people HAD to have inquired about his availability…

    …except for this FORD thing…. this video-free Ford thing…..!!! AARRGGHH!

  54. ScottMonty@smores100 @emmyonthehill My Blackberry doesn’t have a camera; photos were taken and will be sent to me on Monday.
    3 minutes ago from web in reply to smores100

  55. Man, these Ford people are Twitter-tards! They should know to give us the DETAILS! Screw this vague sh!T! LOL!

  56. ambergotskillz DUET. THERE WAS A DUET. I ASKED HER IT THEY HAD ANY ~MOMENTS AND SHE SAID THEY SEEMED LIKE BFF’S. IT’S CUTE.less than 20 seconds ago from txt

    This person’s cousin was there…

  57. That thing about Falling Slowly is a FAKE TWEET — if you go on kris’ twitter page, his last tweet is from 2 hours ago, talking about how Tim Stewart was also there…

  58. Besides, his type of concert does not lend itself to needing nothing more than a guitar, a band, and a couple o’ songs ‘“ he would need major visual and production preparation in order to present ‘Adam Lambert’  to the world. Just sayin” ¦..

    I think it’s more this. From what we’ve heard, the music on his album will be heavily produced and electronified, so if performed more simply the songs might sound too different from the recorded versions to help sell them. Which is the point of these types of promotional appearances.

  59. Yes, koshka, contractual obligations as the winner, possibly, but remember, Danny, Matt and Anoop all also have various miscellaneous gigs lined up, yet we haven’t heard anything about Adam, and people HAD to have inquired about his availability’ ¦

    ‘ ¦except for this FORD thing’ ¦. this video-free Ford thing’ ¦..!!! AARRGGHH!

    Good argument. Hmmmm…. Adam better pop up somewhere or I might go into withdrawls. I can’t really see Adam doing anything until his first single is released. He’d need something to promote since he can’t talk about this album. I certainly don’t want to see him anywhere if he is doing more covers – well certainly nothing big.

  60. Kris has several gigs scheduled. I’m dying here ‘” Why doesn’t Adam have anything? Not one.

    I’m assuming that he’s going to be recording for the next few weeks, as he has said previously. By then, his single will be out, and possibly the 2012 song as well, and I’m thinking that he’ll be doing TV promotions, etc., and be gearing up for a tour. Not that I have big plans for him or anything. :)

  61. Geez, would it kill these dueting tweeters to name a song title, for pete’s sake!!??

    Probably NoBo, just because they both know it….. (KnowBoth?)

  62. nuttin yet? *sigh* In about 10minutes real life is going to intrude on me and I will probably be caught up in it for the entire weekend.

    I guess I’ll just have to catch up on everything on Monday – always late to the party.(grumble, grumble)

    But I get to hear Kris’ single then so life is good! :-)

  63. sounds like security was really tight. Maybe Ford will put some video up on their site? Because otherwise — RAGE

    ambergotskillz THEY TOOK HER FUCKING CAMERA. SO NO VIDS. SHE MET KRIS. SHE SAID HE’S THE FLIRTYIST PERSON SHE’S EVER MET. OMG ALL I’M THINKING IS “POOR …half a minute ago from txt

  64. Hmmmm. The way Ford appears to have handled this? Dammit, I guess I’mma (copyright Kanye, 2009) have to buy a Honda.

    Heh. I was just thinking to myself that I’m glad that I didn’t buy a Ford. :)

  65. Maybe DSB? That would be cool. I guess neither of them had to learn the whole thing, but they heard it 50 times live.

  66. I wonder too why Adam doesn’t have any gigs scheduled. Kris must be a lot farther along than Adam, maybe, idk.

    I don’t think this is the reason. I think RCA is probably going about marketing Adam in a different way than some of the others mentioned. Although Adam is fully capable of doing a “simple stage” kind of show, (Upright Cabaret) I think RCA may have other ideas on performances. It probably all comes down to marketing choices.

  67. Yes, koshka, contractual obligations as the winner, possibly, but remember, Danny, Matt and Anoop all also have various miscellaneous gigs lined up, yet we haven’t heard anything about Adam, and people HAD to have inquired about his availability’ ¦

    I think we should be thrilled that Adam is not booked anywhere for the next month, it’s a good choice if he wants to focus on recording.

    Aren’t there anyone among these twitter who knows the set list? That can’t be so hard to twitter…

  68. Adam is not even halfway finished with his album, and told me in Syracuse (yes, I interviewed Adam) that was his number one priority. This gig may have been mandatory due to Ford’s sponsorship, but I don’t think he’ll be doing much else until he’s finished recording the album.

  69. Maybe DSB? That would be cool. I guess neither of them had to learn the whole thing, but they heard it 50 times live.

    Possibly… but equally boring as NoBo at this point. Well, I guess we need to consider that the Ford peeps haven’t necessarily heard it 52×17 times like we all have!!

  70. Ford better put this up on their site, that is the only acceptable reason to take away people’s ability to tape this and share with the rest of us…to their private event. grrrrrr.

  71. Adam also needs to be promoted outside the AI bubble. I’m sure there will be promotional events for him as well before he launches his album

  72. Adam is not even halfway finished with his album, and told me in Syracuse (yes, I interviewed Adam) that was his number one priority. This gig may have been mandatory due to Ford’s sponsorship, but I don’t think he’ll be doing much else until he’s finished recording the album.

    Well it is interesting to speculate none the less. I can’t imagine Kris is any closer to completion. Adam never had to leave LA after the show, so I am sure he hit the ground running.

  73. Found this on the ontd_ai thread about today’s event, from poster who goes by the name “kittenheels”

    “This is from a friend of a friend, but I trust her:

    Adam did Starlight, Tracks of My Tears, and Mad World.

    Duet was “Crazy” ”

    I’m assuming that last one is the Gnarls Barkley song?

  74. also i think he’s less advanced on his album than Kris and that’s why his single is due only 10/12. And probably why he’s not yet scheduled to gigs

  75. Retweet of gloom:

    THEY TOOK HER FUCKING CAMERA. SO NO VIDS. SHE MET KRIS. SHE SAID HE’S THE FLIRTYIST PERSON SHE’S EVER MET.

    That Ford Director of Social Media tweet about his Blackberry has no camera and that some photos “were taken” and will appear on Monday and NO VIDEO of the duet is such hair-pulling out, screaming agony of rampant stupidity in business that I apologize for this rant.
    There is no 19 roadblock that Ford, holding all the cards, and all the money, couldn’t have gotten around. And apparently there is no pipeline, or even hello in the lunch line, between Director of Social Media and PR. Where is the forward thinking that will get Dearborn out of the recession black hole?

    And will now go walk around the block. And then get back to work. With luck, avoiding equal idiocy in my professional efforts.

    But I hope they Twitter @scottmonty until his Blackberry cracks.

    Here’s one example:

    jolinegkg @ScottMonty So show us your social media skills. So far, fail.

  76. Adam did Starlight, Tracks of My Tears, and Mad World.

    Duet was ‘Crazy’  ‘ 

    I’m assuming that last one is the Gnarls Barkley song?

    Video has now gone from strongly wanted to freakin’ MANDATORY!!!!!!!!

  77. Duet was ‘Crazy’  ‘ 

    Call me crazy, but somehow I can’t imagine Kris doing Crazy.

  78. also i think he’s less advanced on his album than Kris and that’s why his single is due only 10/12. And probably why he’s not yet scheduled to gigs

    It would be my guess that the single is already completed. That would be the first order of business. It must just be marketing approach, maybe has to do with the marketing of 2012 that alters his single debut. Who knows. I’d love to be a fly on the wall during the marketing discussions, it would probably be very eye opening.

  79. Possibly’ ¦ but equally boring as NoBo at this point. Well, I guess we need to consider that the Ford peeps haven’t necessarily heard it 52×17 times like we all have!!

    You are correct, of course. I was foolishly thinking about what would be cool for the Ford people and not us. Bad halfie. It won’t happen again.

    So, here’s the dream setlist then

    Adam:

    Time For Miracles
    Strut
    Ring of Fire

    Kris:

    Live Like We’re Dying
    Something else off his new album
    She Works Hard for the Money

    Duet:

    Crawl Thru Fire

  80. Hi all. no go for today. I actually got a promotion this week and was committed to meetings. It is called Ford Day, but the company Adcrafter controlled the tickets. Adcrafter is a private membership club,They are considered the voice of advertising in Detroit. Companys like Ford, Comcast etc. advertise and are involved. Private citizens can become members for $600 a year. The event is being held in a Ford facility. I was in the same building 2 days ago where Adacrafter is located. I stopped in to see what I could do. They told me this year the demand for tickets from members was overwhelming and they couldnt open to the publice like in years past.
    It was not open to all Ford employees. My contact was struggling himself to snag a few. So, tickets were available only to members 1st. And the silly thing is that members are across the board from small business to folks sitting their board who work at GM.

  81. I think there’s already enough interest and anticipation that he’s going straight to TV with his promotional appearances. Besides, his type of concert does not lend itself to needing nothing more than a guitar, a band, and a couple o’ songs ‘“ he would need major visual and production preparation in order to present ‘Adam Lambert’  to the world. Just sayin” ¦..

    This is exactly what I was thinking.

  82. Sunn
    September 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    Duet was ‘Crazy’  ‘ 

    Call me crazy, but somehow I can’t imagine Kris doing Crazy.

    Not Adam’s version, anyway. But there are MANY covers of it on YouTube, including one I accidentally stumbled across of Jason Castro doing a very low-key acoustic version.

  83. girlygirl
    September 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Found this on the ontd_ai thread about today’s event, from poster who goes by the name ‘kittenheels’ 

    ‘This is from a friend of a friend, but I trust her:

    Adam did Starlight, Tracks of My Tears, and Mad World.

    Duet was ‘Crazy’  ‘ 

    What did Kris do?? I’m assuming Heartless…

  84. Adam also needs to be promoted outside the AI bubble. I’m sure there will be promotional events for him as well before he launches his album

    What do they sing before they launch their album? I’m actually surprised that Kris is doing so many different gigs. Is that normal for AI winners? They’re just coming off a tour, so it looks like they’d just focus on their album for now.

  85. Retweet of gloom:

    THEY TOOK HER FUCKING CAMERA. SO NO VIDS. SHE MET KRIS. SHE SAID HE’S THE FLIRTYIST PERSON SHE’S EVER MET.

    oh no.. epic fail…
    i wasn’t there but flirtyest might be too strong a word; he has high affinity for people and that can be ‘read’ as flirty. I was also told I was like that but I know damn well i was not flirting at all. My 2 cents

  86. Duet:

    Crawl Thru Fire

    halfie, you silly wabbit! You’re picturing Kris in the Flaming Headress of Doom, aren’t you????

  87. But there are MANY covers of it on YouTube, including one I accidentally stumbled across of Jason Castro doing a very low-key acoustic version.

    Adam did a low key acoustic one as well as a demo, I have it on my Ipod.

    I still can’t see Kris doing it.

  88. What do they sing before they launch their album? I’m actually surprised that Kris is doing so many different gigs. Is that normal for AI winners? They’re just coming off a tour, so it looks like they’d just focus on their album for now.

    IMO the winners always get paraded around like show ponies.
    Remember way back when some said that coming in second might be best for Adam?
    This is why!
    :)

  89. What do they sing before they launch their album? I’m actually surprised that Kris is doing so many different gigs. Is that normal for AI winners? They’re just coming off a tour, so it looks like they’d just focus on their album for now.

    This was my question, do they sing covers??

    BTW, my radio station here in Albuquerque is giving away a total package to the “Live in the Vineyard” concert weekend in Napa. Flight, Hotel, Limo to the concert, etc. The DJ’s mentioned Kris in the promo for the contest as well as the other artists.

  90. Sunn
    September 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Duet was ‘Crazy’  ‘ 

    Call me crazy, but somehow I can’t imagine Kris doing Crazy.

    You’re not, this is so not a Kris song.

  91. Someone over at ontd_ai posted this … thought it was funny:

    BRB BREAKING MY ANKLE ON FORD PROPERTY SO THAT MY PARENTS CAN SUE FOR ONE MILLION AND VIDEO OF THIS GODDAMN EVENT

    :)

  92. There is now a rumor on twitter and on ontd_ai that someone actually did get video — of the duet, at least

    I f’n love the internet, it f’n loves to play with the emotions…

  93. Sunn
    September 18, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    But there are MANY covers of it on YouTube, including one I accidentally stumbled across of Jason Castro doing a very low-key acoustic version.

    Adam did a low key acoustic one as well as a demo, I have it on my Ipod.

    I still can’t see Kris doing it.

    Here it is! It’s my favorite version of Crazy (by Adam)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Xlesg129I

  94. halfie, you silly wabbit! You’re picturing Kris in the Flaming Headress of Doom, aren’t you????

    And, in a guest appearance, David Cook in the green bodysuit.

  95. BRB BREAKING MY ANKLE ON FORD PROPERTY SO THAT MY PARENTS CAN SUE FOR ONE MILLION AND VIDEO OF THIS GODDAMN EVENT

    Fianlly someone with a clue!!

  96. And “kittenheels” did confirm that the duet was the Gnarls Barkley song…

  97. I can see Kris doing “Crazy” with no problem whatsoever. He’s the one who grew up listening to r&b stuff…and he has a r&b vibe to his own music…AND he even raps…did so quite well in that one Ford commercial

  98. another poster on ontd_ai, named “ewin235” says s/he had a friend of the event

    and that this friend got video of Adam’s full set and the duet…

  99. IMO the winners always get paraded around like show ponies.
    Remember way back when some said that coming in second might be best for Adam?
    This is why!

    It didn’t take long for me to figure that one out. After one look at Kris singing to Minnie Mouse at Disney, I just about choked. Because of Kris’s personality and vibe, I can see him at Disney. It would have just looked weird if Adam was doing it – all kinds of wrong.

  100. another poster on ontd_ai, named ‘ewin235′ ³ says s/he had a friend of the event

    and that this friend got video of Adam’s full set and the duet’ ¦

    I hope they are not teasing.

  101. But I hope they Twitter @scottmonty until his Blackberry cracks.

    Here’s one example:

    jolinegkg @ScottMonty So show us your social media skills. So far, fail.

    Hey, that’s me! (in RL)

  102. @tmg84 SOMEONE ON LJ’S FRIEND GOT VIDEO OF ALL OF ADAM’S SET AND THE DUET.

    Oh, please let this be true!

  103. and that this friend got video of Adam’s full set and the duet’ ¦

    Score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks girlygirl!

    Stalking youtube for the forceable future.

  104. Maybe Kris played guitar while Adam did the red pants version of “Crazy”. Staging is simple…all you need is a chair. (They could have switched off on the vocal parts.) Kris could have worn black and red plaid.

  105. There is no 19 roadblock that Ford, holding all the cards, and all the money, couldn’t have gotten around. And apparently there is no pipeline, or even hello in the lunch line, between Director of Social Media and PR. Where is the forward thinking that will get Dearborn out of the recession black hole?

    Actually, this doesn’t surprise me at all. Remember, the executives at the American auto companies are the ones who drove the industry into the ground with their short-sighted decisions. This is just more moronic behavior on their parts IMHO. Apparently these people never learn.

    Call me crazy, but somehow I can’t imagine Kris doing Crazy. Not Adam’s version, anyway.

    There are a number of different performances of “Crazy” by Adam floating around YouTube. They range from the OTT (the Art4Life Benefit version) to the more sedate (various Upright Cabaret performances). I think Adam and Kris could come up with a version that would work for both of them. After all, they managed to do that with “We Are the Champions”.

  106. traceyzatI’m shaking!!!!! Eddie gave Adam a flower!
    less than 5 seconds ago from txt

    traceyzatJust met Adam!!!!
    3 minutes ago from txt

    traceyzat: Waiting outside for kris & Adam!
    25 minutes ago from txt

  107. tiger92
    September 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    Maybe Kris played guitar while Adam did the red pants version of ‘Crazy’ . Staging is simple’ ¦all you need is a chair. (They could have switched off on the vocal parts.) Kris could have worn black and red plaid.

    LOL..the mental visual of this is very entertaining indeed.

  108. @tmg84 SOMEONE ON LJ’S FRIEND GOT VIDEO OF ALL OF ADAM’S SET AND THE DUET.

    Oh, please let this be true!

    YES!!!!!! I wonder how long it’ll take to upload – do these people have to go back to work, first? (I’d have the vapors and need to go home and lie down for a spell….).

  109. This is also adcrafters 1st meeting with the newly elected board members. Sort of their kick off meeting and Ford typically sponsors that event for them. Although, called Ford Day, promoted and put on by Adcrafter. Also, it may just be that it is Idol that lays strict rules down for vids and pohotos…..just a thought. I dont know how much say Ford had in the process of this event when it comes to vids etc.. And yes, the auto companys are not the best now, however Ford is doing well considering.

  110. Is no one reporting what Kris sang?? We’re hearing what Adam’s set was, what the duet was (a song Adam did previously), but what did Kris sing??

  111. LOL at people thinking Crazy is not a Kris “type” song. How many prior to Top 3 night thought he could/would sing a HipHop tune? ;)

    Man, i really hope videos surface soon ….a nice sweet end to Kradam.

  112. After all, they managed to do that with ‘We Are the Champions’ .

    Not very well imo. That song didn’t work for Kris either.

  113. Ok, so any news on Kris’ set? I think heartless is a given. ATTID and bright lights?

    No sure I agree that Crazy is not a Kris song. It’s very rythmic just like heartless and he seems to like that. He doesn’t have to do the high notes like Adam…

  114. Although, called Ford Day, promoted and put on by Adcrafter. Also, it may just be that it is Idol that lays strict rules down for vids and pohotos’ ¦..just

    Hadn’t thought about that, how good does it look whether put on by Adcrafter or Ford for lots of videos out there about a concert they sponsored. Probably funded by Adcrafter, but “Ford day” will be on people’s minds. Stock price is still down and union contract negotiations prolly coming up…, it’s just American Idol, but people will complain about anything….

  115. Also evidently Kris and Adam are still there, as ewin235 reports that her friend says the guys are spending a lot of time with the fans there. Ooh, I’m jealous!

  116. Sunn, I’m glad you’re here and on the case, as our resident YT vid-sleuthing expert. Don’t let us down!

  117. jolinegkg @ScottMonty So show us your social media skills. So far, fail.

    And his response.

    “@jolinegkg. Excuse me?”

    Wow. He really is clueless.

  118. Well I love Gnarl’s song “Crazy,” so I’m happy if this is the song for the duet. I don’t know how it’s going to happen, but hey, I didn’t forsee an acoustic Starlight, so I’m all good at this point. As long as there is actually video. Will be very grrr-y if there isn’t.

  119. anthrogeek
    September 18, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    Sunn, I’m glad you’re here and on the case, as our resident YT vid-sleuthing expert. Don’t let us down!

    Thanks anthro, no pressure. (Buckling)

  120. Hadn’t thought about that, how good does it look whether put on by Adcrafter or Ford for lots of videos out there about a concert they sponsored

    True, and if Adcrafter does what it sounds like they do… major failure on their part, as well. Maybe we’re being hasty and there will be something major released in due time, but they still fail big-time at using social media to keep us in the loop!

  121. ‘@jolinegkg. Excuse me?’ 

    Wow. He really is clueless.

    Welcome to Twitter Scott Monty

  122. Oh, some details from “ewin235”

    Reportedly Kris sang Heartless and Man in the Mirror (maybe more than that, but those, anyway)

  123. traceyzatI’m shaking!!!!! Eddie gave Adam a flower!
    less than 5 seconds ago from txt

    traceyzatJust met Adam!!!!
    3 minutes ago from txt

    traceyzat: Waiting outside for kris & Adam!
    25 minutes ago from txt

    I met this gal at the Auburn Hills concert. She wanted me to go with her today to try and see them!!!! New position or Adam. I still need to feed my family.
    SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT

  124. The ONTD peeps are tweeting that there IS video. None posted yet though.

  125. New position or Adam. I still need to feed my family.
    SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT

    ivyrae, where are your priorities, girl???? heh.

  126. sidewalkstory
    September 18, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    The ONTD peeps are tweeting that there IS video. None posted yet though.

    All attempts to even pretend to be working are out the window.

  127. I’m hoping somebody videotaped Kris doing Man in the Mirror. Please @god? I know you know I’m agnostic…but pretty please anyway???

  128. Just got back from picking up U2 tix. Someone pls, fill me in. I wonder when Adam will say, NO MORE MAD WORLD. I AM SO DONE WITH IT. :P

    KRADAM DID CRAZY???? *flailing* No video? NONE? *snif*

    Time to tweet @scottmonty . I love to tweet, anyway. This gives me better reason than ever. Grrrr.

    BTW, am going to stand outside mix104.1 party tomorrow if I can. Maybe I can snag a pic or autograph. No m&g in Boston, and I *will* meet Kris or Adam or both. At least I have the chance to meet Cook next month…

    Anyway, off to angrily tweet.

  129. CindyM
    September 18, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    Although, called Ford Day, promoted and put on by Adcrafter. Also, it may just be that it is Idol that lays strict rules down for vids and pohotos’ ¦..just

    Hadn’t thought about that, how good does it look whether put on by Adcrafter or Ford for lots of videos out there about a concert they sponsored. Probably funded by Adcrafter, but ‘Ford day’  will be on people’s minds. Stock price is still down and union contract negotiations prolly coming up’ ¦, it’s just American Idol, but people will complain about anything’ ¦.

    Yup! It is the old school, corporate mid set. They feel they are privy to things others are not.
    Yea for you tube and fan….waiting for vid.

  130. Seems like a lot of RT’s on twitter. They better not be gettin’ my hopes up for nothin’.

  131. Definitely enjoying watching the questions coming in to @ScottMonty on Twitter. It hasn’t “taken off” yet, but you get the feeling that it could. Frankly, I hope it does just to teach him a valuable lesson about how the intertubes work. Might help him in his job (and our economy in the long run).

  132. anthrogeek
    September 18, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    New position or Adam. I still need to feed my family.
    SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT

    ivyrae, where are your priorities, girl???? heh.

    sniffle sniffles sniffles….,where is the sobbing smiley

  133. People’s tweeting skills need work. Way too little in the way of DETAILS!

    sosogood313: Just got back from @Ford Day at Adcraft, loved the American Idols’ performances.

  134. Well evidently Kris and Adam sang something together’ ¦

    swalter62 Omg just got done with the ford concert. kradam did a duet!

    ACK! If we don’t get vid of Kradam duet, I’ll die!

    And completely agree wrt Adam not doing any shows now – he doesn’t need it – and I hope he doesn’t do any because each one takes away from recording in the studio. There’s so little time as it is to finish the album.

  135. I got a reply:

    ScottMonty@suebrody1 @elelel2 I was a guest at the event. I had no idea what was planned – I just showed up.

    I started trending #fordsucks b/c I am 12 years old. Not really, I just act it. luv would be embarrassed for me. :P

  136. We need answers. What did Adam wear? What did his hair look like? What got thrown on stage?!!

    Wut?

  137. So funny that it was “Crazy”! We were just talking about that yesterday on the Adam “Strut” thread – as in songs he should have done on AI instead of “Cryin”.

    Furiously catching up on this thread…stupid lunch break interfering with Idol goodness….

  138. So, we don’t know what Kris sang but do we actually know what Adam sang either? I didn’t catch that.

    Also, Kris’ tweet was that ‘people’s faces were going to melt’. That doesn’t imply a really quiet acoustic set.

    And,

    After one look at Kris singing to Minnie Mouse at Disney, I just about choked. Because of Kris’s personality and vibe, I can see him at Disney. It would have just looked weird if Adam was doing it ‘“ all kinds of wrong.

    Kris looked so miserable in the video of that event. It looked like he did his best to pull it off, but really wasn’t too happy about being there.

  139. Several trolls on twitter about today’s event. Someone just tried to convince us that Kris’s 3rd song (assume he did 3, since Adam had a 3-song set) was “Beverly Hills” by Weezer.

    Um, evidently, that isn’t correct. Although that would have been interesting!

  140. So, we don’t know what Kris sang but do we actually know what Adam sang either? I didn’t catch that.

    NewFan, someone reported earlier that Adam sang Starlight, MW, and TOMT, then they did a duet of Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.

  141. We Know 2 of the songs Kris did today. Waiting to hear what 3rd song was

    Two songs he perfomed were

    Heartless
    Man in the Mirror

  142. More:

    ScottMonty@suebrody1 It wasn’t Ford’s event. It was AdCraft’s Ford day.

    I told him he might want to send out a clarification. I think he responded b/c I started tweeting #fordsucks I may be 12, but I get results. ;) (No, I’m not 12.)

    He sang MAN IN THE MIRROR? Really. Ick. I think She Works Hard for the Money would have been a better choice if he were singing something he hadn’t done for a while. JMHO.

  143. True, and if Adcrafter does what it sounds like they do’ ¦ major failure on their part, as well.

    They were too busy setting that lead type by hand for the Edsel brochures, anthrogeek.

    Came back to thread to see if maybe Motor City Biz had redeemed itself. An entire club of alleged marketing counsel thought the best thing they could do for what may be the only paying client left in MoTown was to concentrate their priority on clubmember ticket sales and camera security.

    Ravengirl, STANDING O.

    And the Director of Social Media at Ford tweets BACK some snark to a total stranger??????????? First of all, never return fire, ever, not to anyone. But how did he know you’re not some Ford’s former college roommate or something. Beyond clueless.

    Well, at least I get to work up a little cautionary presentation about how Ford had an exclusive, web castable, live performance with a social media phenom on the same day that USA Today chose him as most anticipated album of the fall and the attending Director of Social Media made ZERO use of it. And then insulted potential customers over Twitter.

  144. Kris looked so miserable in the video of that event. It looked like he did his best to pull it off, but really wasn’t too happy about being there.

    I’m sorry to hear about that. I didn’t see much of any idol goings on right after the finale, I just saw on pic of Kris.

    On the upside… maybe we’ll see a Kris / Adam duet. Those are happier times.

  145. They told me this year the demand for tickets from members was overwhelming and they couldnt open to the publice like in years past.

    This might be an indication for future concert interest when they start touring. The Davids’ tours have been pretty successful. Maybe Kris and Adam will do even better.

    This summer tour has been really, really successful considering the state of the economy.

  146. It was AdCraft’s Ford day.

    Now, I simply can’t stop laughing.

  147. That’s it, FHS, I’m coming to work for you whether you like it or not! And I’m not kidding, just tell me what time to show up on Monday morning… oh, and a Mapquest link would be much ‘preciated.

    YOU WERE WARNED

  148. suebrody, I share your 12’ishness. It felt good to tweet #fordsucks. I admit it.

  149. We need answers. What did Adam wear? What did his hair look like? What got thrown on stage?!!

    Wut?

    :) :) :)

  150. It was AdCraft’s Ford day.

    Now, I simply can’t stop laughing.

    Me, too. So #fordsucks continues to get tweeted. And Scott Monty is an eejit.

    ETA: LOL, halfie. I want video. And I want it now.

  151. Buderschnookie
    September 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    Stay happy while you wait-

    Buderschnookie, have I told you lately that I love you? ;)

  152. well we could try and tweet #adcraft sucks — but I don’t even know what Adcraft is…

  153. b/c I started tweeting #fordsucks

    wow, I plead the 5th on this one.

  154. OMG, yess!!!

    “hockeychic62” just posted this on the ontd_ai thread…

    “OMG YOU GUYS. I WAS THERE. SWALTER62 IS ME…. KRADAM DID A DUET… THEY DID FUCKING “CRAZY” IT WAS EPIC. ADAM AND KRIS HAD THIS ADORABLE BANTER BEFORE THE SONG AND I GOT IT ALL ON TAPE. I WILL BE UPLOADING TO YOUTUBE IN A LITTLE WHILE. I WANT TO MAKE A POST OF ALL MY EPIC PICS AND STUFF (PIC WITH ADAM… *SWOON*) BUT I WILL PROBABLY FAIL AT MY LJCUT. SOMEONE HELP ME!!! I HAVE AWESOME FOOTAGE.”

  155. LaurelG
    September 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    We need answers. What did Adam wear? What did his hair look like? What got thrown on stage?!!

    Wut?

    Woman or Baby????

  156. After one look at Kris singing to Minnie Mouse at Disney, I just about choked. Because of Kris’s personality and vibe, I can see him at Disney. It would have just looked weird if Adam was doing it ‘“ all kinds of wrong.

    Kris looked so miserable in the video of that event. It looked like he did his best to pull it off, but really wasn’t too happy about being there.

    Didn’t Taylor make some kind of comment which didn’t go over very well about that event.

  157. Well, I still contend Ford is at fault. Didn’t they host the event? Wasn’t it their call?!

    All we want to know is:
    What Kris wore
    What Adam wore
    What Adam’s hair looked like

    And we want to hear their solos and Crazy duet. That’s not so hard, now is it?

    Funny if ppl threw Ford brochures on the floor. ;)

  158. Yes, the “it was Adcraft’s Ford Day” is wonderful corporate non-accountability speak. Dilbert needs to get right on this.

    I really have to ask, what does “Head of Social Media” mean if not to use the internet to virally promote your company?

    I don’t care if it was a proctologist’s convention. If you have that job and you are there, you tweet your ever-lovin’ head off with details on the concert. And mention Ford every time.

  159. A vid vigil on Friday afternoon. I am working from home. No sense pretending to work in the office and I can’t access MJs from office computer. Darn, still have one more conference call. Vids Vids Vids

  160. Funny if ppl threw Ford brochures on the floor.

    And strutted all over ’em…..

  161. A few comments caught my attention and made me raise an eyebrow. Do you seriously think Adam won’t be out there doing “inconsequential” gigs? Everyone has to promote their records from platinum selling artists to the newbies. No one is exempt from it. Adam will be doing the radio grind promoting his album just like Kris. David Cook right off Idol did a cancer benefit. There will be, hopefully, TV promotion for Kris and Adam as well. David Cook got SNL, as did, Kelly Clarkson. The “greats” who have years and successes in the business still keep on keepin’ on as far as promoting themselves and their work.

    Realtiy check here, please!

    I’d love to see the duet. I can’t imagine them not working the song to highlight each of them on Crazy. As it’s been said, Adam isn’t a selfish performer and Kris is quite adaptable to all genres of music. One of my favorite pre-Idol Adam performances is What’s Up? I think he performed that Hollywood Week. I’m not sure how well it went over, though.

    I think the day was fun for Kris and Adam and perhaps somewhat bittersweet. Not sure how many opportunities they’ll have to see each other going forward with their careers. I do hope they are able to keep in touch.

  162. Here’s some answers from “hockeychic62”

    KRIS SANG MAN IN THE MIRROR, FALLING SLOWLY AND HEARTLESS AND THEN THE DUET. ADAM SANG STARLIGHT, TRACKS OF MY TEARS AND MAD WORLD

  163. ‘sup homies??!!! OMA REALLY I FORGOT ABOUT THIS HOLY SHIT VIDEOS. posting something on headlines…not really headlines but I think u kno why I used ‘sup homies….;)

  164. We need answers. What did Adam wear? What did his hair look like? What got thrown on stage?!!

    LOL! And was it “Woman” or “Baby” – ah, good times.

    Would love to see Ford shareholders throwing bras and whips on stage for Adam.

  165. I posted a blurb about Adam from the Hispanic Business Journal in the headlines – nothing new but I do get a kick out of him being in a business journal ;p

  166. luv, go read the thread so you can join us in being pissed off. ;) (j/k)

    Score on Kris singing Falling Slowly!

    Adam struts all over the Ford brochures while he sings Strut. THAT would be classic.

  167. OMG, yess!!!

    ‘hockeychic62′ ³ just posted this on the ontd_ai thread’ ¦

    ‘OMG YOU GUYS. I WAS THERE. SWALTER62 IS ME’ ¦. KRADAM DID A DUET’ ¦ THEY DID FUCKING ‘CRAZY’  IT WAS EPIC. ADAM AND KRIS HAD THIS ADORABLE BANTER BEFORE THE SONG AND I GOT IT ALL ON TAPE. I WILL BE UPLOADING TO YOUTUBE IN A LITTLE WHILE. I WANT TO MAKE A POST OF ALL MY EPIC PICS AND STUFF (PIC WITH ADAM’ ¦ *SWOON*) BUT I WILL PROBABLY FAIL AT MY LJCUT. SOMEONE HELP ME!!! I HAVE AWESOME FOOTAGE.’ 

    Yes yes yes!!!

  168. I posted a blurb about Adam from the Hispanic Business Journal in the headlines ‘“ nothing new but I do get a kick out of being in a business journal ;p

    Squrrely, you rule.

  169. “I HAVE AWESOME FOOTAGE.”

    I knew it! I *knew* ONTD_AI would come through. Ok, now I can wait til the end of the day. (On lunch break at work, but can’t access LJ from here.) I can wait. Knowing that tape exists, I can wait :)

    THANK YOU THANK YOU hockeychic62 & girlygirl!

  170. Already posted.

    So no need to stalk twitter and Utube, hockeychic62 should posting a media journal on ONTD_AI as soon as she has the vids and pics uploaded. YAY! Off duty.

  171. Ok everyone, here is a mini-recap from “hockeychic62” a.k.a. “swalter62” that she just posted on ontd_ai. It gives details about what the guys looked like as well as about the banter, etc. And she has videos of EVERYTHING!!! Enjoy!!!

    “OK. YOU GUYS ALREADY ACCIDENTALLY MY INBOX… SO HERE’S A MINI RECAP BEFORE MY REAL ONE.

    – I HAVE VIDEOS OF EVERYTHING. YES EVERYTHING.
    – KRADAM WAD ADORABLE AND KRIS GAVE ADAM SHIT ABOUT NOT PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT AND ADAM WAS LIKE “I CANT PLAY ANYTHING, IM JEALOUS. I GUESS I CAN DANCE” EVERYONE LOSES THEIR SHIT AND STARTS SCREAMING…. “JUST KIDDING, NOT GONNA DANCE.” BOO YOU WHORE.

    – SOMEONE ASKED ADAM HOW LONG IT TAKES TO DO HIS HAIR AND HE DID AN ADORABLE HEAD FLIP AND WAS LIKE “WELL…. IDK A FEW MINUTES. AND KRIS WAS LIKE UNLESS YOU DO THE POMPADOUR. AND HE WAS LIKE “YEAH WE WERE ROOMATES AND KRIS WOULD HELP ME DO MY HAIR. AND THAT ADAM INTRODUCED KRIS TO ALL THESE NEW PRODUCTS AND KRIS WOULD TRY THEM OUT IN SECRET IN THE BATHROOM LIKE ” WHAT DOES THIS DO? OH … IT TURNS YOUR HAIR BLUE.” CUE LAUGHING….

    – THEY WERE SO FUCKING PRETTY… UNREAL. ADAM SORT OF LOOKED LIKE HE DID WHEN HE PERFORMED WITH QUEEN ON THE FINALE. KRIS WAS WEARING A PLAIN BLACK T SHIRT. – ARMS. THAT IS ALL.

    UMM WHAT ELSE…. OH YEAH I MET ADAM GOT A PIC WITH HIM.. AUTOGRAPH. HE SMELLED LIKE LEATHER AND SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS AND RUBBED MY BACK WHEN HE PUT HIS ARM AROUND ME AND SAID “THANKS FOR COMING” EPIC DAY FOREVER. “

  172. YAY! Off duty.

    Not so fast, Sunn! There might be others we don’t know about….. let’s hope there’s a LOT of them, in fact….

  173. I will say it again……..

    Yup! It is the old school, corporate mid set. They feel they are privy to things others are not.

    This is why the auto industry is in trouble I know ppl who worked on cost cutting programs for the big 3. Instead of taking some advice on how they could save millions of dollars, they got rid of the folks who told them how to do it and saved 750k a year in combined salaries. Yup, thats who’s running our big corps.

  174. Oh good grief.

    #whinyandoverlyobsessiveidolfanssuck

    And that’s old news.

    Yes, with such an event using its name, Ford could have done much better with the press & media on Ford Day. But to try to trend #fordsucks, when American auto companies are trying to recover shows bored fans at their irresponsible & whiny worst.

    OF COURSE, Ford’s main focus at this time should be to cater to the obsessive needs of Idol Tards. Silly me.

  175. ADAM SORT OF LOOKED LIKE HE DID WHEN HE PERFORMED WITH QUEEN ON THE FINALE.

    This just set my heart a flutter. LOL at my utter tardship.

  176. – THEY WERE SO FUCKING PRETTY’ ¦ UNREAL. ADAM SORT OF LOOKED LIKE HE DID WHEN HE PERFORMED WITH QUEEN ON THE FINALE.

    So what does this mean? Emo?? More conservative leather jacket??

    Must have VIDS!!!!

  177. “Kris was wearing a plain black t-shirt.”

    Handlers? Can’t you find something a tad more dressy for Kris? Just b/c it’s black doesn’t make it more formal. Heh.

  178. HE SMELLED LIKE LEATHER AND SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS

    Just what I imagined. haha

  179. “UMM WHAT ELSE’ ¦. OH YEAH I MET ADAM GOT A PIC WITH HIM.. AUTOGRAPH. HE SMELLED LIKE LEATHER AND SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS AND RUBBED MY BACK WHEN HE PUT HIS ARM AROUND ME AND SAID ‘THANKS FOR COMING’  EPIC DAY FOREVER. ”

    -Very jealous now. But not as jealous when Megan said goodbye to Adam (I wonder if Adam was in his bi-curious moment). OK I have to focus and stay on the topic. Need the videos. But still in the office.

  180. I guess Adam is over his ‘cold”. singing falsette TOMT would be a strain on those vocals…maybe gin & tonic cured his throat or that steamy shower he took and the water failed to stop.. Oh what I’d give to be that shower head!

    can’t wait for the video’s hurry please

  181. Fair enough, wonderings, but if Ford doesn’t figure out how to market their product, that’s a bigger problem for the economy than whiny fans. Maybe, with our help, Scott Monty will get his head out of his butt and realize what a huge promotional opportunity he wasted.

    This probably won’t happen as it’s unlikely to gain momentum and, even if it did, he’d probably take your view.

  182. Elbow
    September 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2p0gVUDIgM

    Elbow, don’t know where you came from, but you ROCK!!!!

    Adam sounds like he’s really holding back, at least in the first half. Must see closer!!

    Kris should actually keep that in his repertoire!

  183. Coming back into thread

    [laughing hysterically] Geez, guys! The puddles of drool being created right now are starting to drain through my computer screen into the next room! :lol:

  184. -Very jealous now. But not as jealous when Megan said goodbye to Adam (I wonder if Adam was in his bi-curious moment). OK I have to focus and stay on the topic. Need the videos. But still in the office

    Wait – what? Megan as in Megan Joy? — I missed this one…lol.

  185. For those of us blocked from YouTube….

    SPILL!!!

    Best verbal recap possible, please. [begs]

  186. Maybe its because Crazy is one of our favorite Adam songs and we are used to him singing it but IMO Kris was a big fail on that one. My secretary came in and said “What in the world is that?’ when Kris was singing. Not dissing on him, its just cause he was singing an Adam song to me. It would be like Adam trying to sing Heartless and the Kris fans appreciating it-they wouldn’t.

  187. Notice that Adam did get exponentially louder. I can’t tell if he had emo hair; can you tell?! This *would* be an excellent song for Chris, er, Kris to sing. It fits his lower range beautifully.

    Did you hear screeches? Ford employees love the Idols, too! LOL

    Dammit, I can’t convert anything to mp3s, even through the youtube thingy, and I have tried. It’s epic fail. Yes, I said thingy.

  188. Elbow
    September 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2p0gVUDIgM

    Thank You!!
    Adam did sound like he was holding back a bit at first– but he let it loose later in the song.Just not as much as we’re used to hearing.

    The difference in their voices is so stark when they sing together.

  189. girlygirl
    September 18, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    I flove this duet. Downloading it to MP4 right now

    Me too as soon as I get home!

  190. Hoppers, recap – from far away and looks cellphonish quality, so we can’t see much, but they sing an acoustic duet of Crazy and it’s pretty damn good, all things considered!!!

    Audience enraptured – no noise at all till the end when applause breaks out.

  191. An Adam song? LOL I think of it as a Gnarls Barkley song that a lot of idols like to sing. DA, Castro etc. (PS, I’m a Kris fan and I like Jason’s version best). That said, I think both Adam and Kris sounded great!

  192. More videos! More videos!

    I am such a loser– I’ve been lurking all morning waiting for this.
    Adam sounded great as usual on Crazy. His voice was pure and sure and strong.
    Kris played a nice guitar.

  193. Hoppers,

    Left to right across stage: Tim, Kris and Adam. All sitting on stools, the first two playing guitar.

    Video is distant so you can’t see the guys very well, but the sound is decent. Stage has fairly good lights / monitor action going on for a small corporate gig.

    Kris sings first verse and chorus. Adam sings second. Then they riff back and forth together for the third.

    (That’s my best recap after one viewing, others I’m sure will correct or amplify).

    Oh, and it ends with a Kradam high-five.

    ETA: I was wrong, they shared the verses, but I think all else is accurate.

  194. Mary 102 – “Wait ‘“ what? Megan as in Megan Joy? ‘” I missed this one’ ¦lol.”

    – Yes Megan Joy. It’s OT. Have to stay focus on the thread. It was on youtube and AO. I want to go home now to see Kris and Adam’s videos.

  195. Don’t shoot me please, but I didn’t like the duet. It was tepid and without the requisite passion the song needs to sell.
    Far too much compromise on that song for my taste.

  196. I want Adam’s solo songs.
    meh for Crazy- as adamaloha said

    Adam sounded great as usual on Crazy. His voice was pure and sure and strong.
    Kris played a nice guitar.

  197. Ugh. Blocked from YouTube at work, and I reeeeally don’t want to watch it on my tiny phone screen. Grrrr. I. Want. To. See. It. Now.

    *stamps foot ineffectively*

  198. For those (like myself) who have no idea how to download, Idol360 came through on Twitter:

    Idol360Download Adam Lambert and Kris Allen “CRAZY” duet MP3. http://bit.ly/BMZxI

  199. I think this is one of Adam’s favorite songs. It was nice of Kris to agree to sing it.

  200. I love them singing ‘Crazy’ together! At first, Adam sounded a little off but he got into it quickly! Kris’s voice is just perfect for this song. He sounded great. I think he should keep it in his back pocket for his own tour.

  201. I guess when you have seen about three different videos of ADAM singing CRAZY (red lacra pants) you can see how the song should be sung. Never heard Marley’s take on it. Just seen about three different versions of ADAM singing it. Yes, I agree, Kris played a nice guitar.

  202. Got to remember Kris and Adam have both been sick, Kris more so. So his voice may not be all the way back yet. That said, I think both guys sounded fantastic. I wish the video was better so we could see facial expressions, but the sound is pretty good. And that “hockeychic62” person will be posting her videos later, so maybe we’ll get closer video?

    Anyway, I think this proves Kris and Adam can sing together without Adam having to hold back. He started off low-key, but he wasn’t low-key the whole way through.

    I wonder how long they worked on that together? If they threw it together yesterday or something, then just — wow

  203. Parts of it(at the first) were pitchy, dawg. This song probably matches Adam’s voice better. Doesn’t Castro have a tenor voice? I recall that he had a nice falsetto tone and range.

  204. rowenaaine
    September 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    Ugh. Blocked from YouTube at work, and I reeeeally don’t want to watch it on my tiny phone screen. Grrrr. I. Want. To. See. It. Now.

    Go ahead and go for it on the phone, just for the audio. You’re not missing anything visual yet at all. We need a much closer view!!

  205. Anyway, I think this proves Kris and Adam can sing together without Adam having to hold back. He started off low-key, but he wasn’t low-key the whole way through

    Go look at ADam’s youtube performances and you will see the difference. He was definitely holding back on the key.

  206. Anyway, I think this proves Kris and Adam can sing together without Adam having to hold back. He started off low-key, but he wasn’t low-key the whole way through.

    Oh, he was definitely holding back. Compare it to the UC performance or the Studio version.

  207. Bah, it’s not so serious, it’s a nice moment and they get to perform together. For that purpose it think it was good.

  208. Anyway, I think this proves Kris and Adam can sing together without Adam having to hold back. He started off low-key, but he wasn’t low-key the whole way through.

    Adam totally held back, but it was appropriate. He naturally prefers to sing in a higher range so for me, low-key =/= holding back.

    Or maybe I misunderstood the post.. quite possible, I have a cold.

  209. Dying! On a train when I read they were singing Crazy. Thanks for the YT Elbow!!! Flove my iPhone, but man, I wish it was closer.

  210. Go look at ADam’s youtube performances and you will see the difference. He was definitely holding back on the key.

    He was definitely holding back. And his voice still doesn’t seem 100% in parts.

  211. Yay! Vids! I’m seeing emo hair but really can’t tell much about Adam’s outfit. Kris is his usual casual, uninspired self.

    I must say that I agree that Adam seems to hold back a bit in the beginning, and I have to think it’s because he’s trying to temper his sound with the much less acrobatic voice of Kris.
    Adam could simply overwhelm Kris on a song like this, but he’s a generous performer and he simply tones it down a tad. I love the Kradam, but I don’t think he should have to dim his light just to stay even with Kris.
    I know I sound like I’m dissing Kris or am just too blindly obsessed with Adam, but really I’m just pointing out what I see is a pretty major discrepancy between the two styles of singing that seems especially glaring when paired together.
    Sure, Adam can reach back, tone down and come down to Kris level, and he did that, but Kris cannot soar to Adam’s wilder range.
    Still, IT’S SOMETHING NEW FOR US TO PLAY WITH! YAY!

  212. Um, it was an acoustic version, Adam shouldn’t be wailing away on an acoustic performance, now should he?

    Also, Adam understands about the concept of a DUET…unlike Danny, who didn’t even try to make “Renegade” into a duet on Rock Week. The idea is to work together with the person you are singing with and blend the contrasting voices/styles into something that works. And this performance works very well, IMO.

  213. Get better koshka:) huh? What happend on the thread ??!!!! Don’t have time to read it :( dance class D: no kris disses plz….watching vid (thank god 4 YouTube) now .expect caps when I get back….;)

  214. girlygirl
    September 18, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    Um, it was an acoustic version, Adam shouldn’t be wailing away on an acoustic performance, now should he?

    Both the UC, and the studio were acoustic too. He held back on key which he lowered for Kris, as well as on force and range.

  215. Or maybe I misunderstood the post.. quite possible, I have a cold.

    Now, now — what would Simon said if you tried to use this excuse during Hollywood week? :p

  216. An Adam song? LOL I think of it as a Gnarls Barkley song that a lot of idols like to sing. DA, Castro etc. (PS, I’m a Kris fan and I like Jason’s version best).

    Me too. It’s a Gnarls Barkley song. And the first cover I heard was by Ray Lamontagne. It’s wonderful.

    Whenever an Idol sings this song, it seems like an homage/message to the fans. With the Idol recognizing their own craziness too….

  217. Oh, he was definitely holding back. Compare it to the UC performance or the Studio version.

    Remember this was an early afternoon performance, not a nightclub act. I thought Adam sounded great. I wonder when Kris and Adam rehearsed this.

  218. Um, it was an acoustic version, Adam shouldn’t be wailing away on an acoustic performance, now should he?

    Acoustic does not mean bland.

    Adam fans are just used to the acoustic versions we’ve seen from before AI.

  219. Also, Adam understands about the concept of a DUET’ ¦unlike Danny, who didn’t even try to make ‘Renegade’  into a duet on Rock Week. The idea is to work together with the person you are singing with and blend the contrasting voices/styles into something that works. And this performance works very well, IMO.

    That’s true, which is why I said duets between Kris and Adam don’t do either of them any favors. Also, Crazy is not a Kris kind of song.

  220. Video does have a calming effect. Music does soothe. Thanks to all for posting.

    And too many funny and smart posts to quote. But:

    I really have to ask, what does ‘Head of Social Media’  mean if not to use the internet to virally promote your company?

    I don’t care if it was a proctologist’s convention. If you have that job and you are there, you tweet your ever-lovin’ head off with details on the concert. And mention Ford every time.

    Right on, halfie:

  221. ray lamontagne’s version is tops for me, but they both acquitted themselves quite nicely.

    and i don’t really see the discrepancy ya’ll are talking about? adam sounds great (although i usually don’t like his lower register) , but i was surprised at how good kris sounded, too, save for the cries in his voice when he transitions, but that’s always been a complaint of mine for him.

  222. Me too. It’s a Gnarls Barkley song. And the first cover I heard was by Ray Lamontagne. It’s wonderful.

    I Googled the song once and found it covered by practically everyone – even Beyonce. Adam’s is still my favorite, though.

    I do think it suited Kris, though, and would like to hear a solo version, just for grins.

  223. Sorry, for those of us who don’t belong to the “pollyanna” club that was awful!
    Adam has to keep holding back so he doesn’t make others look weak! Please let all this crap end soon!

  224. Song list is kind of MEH for me…. i a m probably going to watch “Man in the mirror” , but not the rest . Did Adam scream again when he sang “crazy” ?

  225. Just saw the Crazy duet and that song just wasn’t right for those two. If Adam had song it by himself, it would have been great, but with Kris, not good.

  226. Well I liked their Crazy (in both senses) duet. Which was really just trading off lines, but that’s cool. They both sounded good and yeah, Adam didn’t go all, uhem, Crazy with the high notes, but sometimes I like that. I thought their voices both sounded good, pretty strong, nice tonal quality for both men.

    sigh. Last Kradam song and time for the forseeable future. Hope they remain friends.

  227. Ok – time to get harsh – just listened to it, and I know it’s not (Ch)Kris’s style – but he sounded TERRIBLE on it! SOO pitchy, voice cracking a lot – Adam, otoh, sounded brilliant, and I kinda wish he’d just done it as a solo :-( Sorry, Kris, love ya, but not good, dawg… Adam killed it though. JMO.

  228. Mine keeps buffering and then timing out, so I can’t get past “I remember when I lost my mind” at the beginning. Phooey. Guess I’ll have to wait until I get home after all. Pfffft.

  229. Um, it was an acoustic version, Adam shouldn’t be wailing away on an acoustic performance, now should he?

    Bob Dylan did acoustic in his beginnings and I don’t seem to remember him always being subtle.

  230. I thought Kris sounded lovely. Like someone said upthread, he should definitely think about doing this song by himself in the future. Fits his soulful voice well.

    Both Adam and Kris sounded good.

  231. I guess to Adam fans it is an Adam song since we have seen him do it so many times. Once at a charity event with red lacra pants, once at an event where they threw shoes on the stage and once at UC. Having seen those performances, this was disappointing. Take a look for yourselves if you’ve never seen them. The one with the red lacra pants has over 1.3 MILLION views on Youtube of Adam singing it. This does show that Adam can take any song and go OTT with it or bring it down.

  232. rowenaaine
    September 18, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    Mine keeps buffering and then timing out, so I can’t get past ‘I remember when I lost my mind’  at the beginning. Phooey. Guess I’ll have to wait until I get home after all. Pfffft.

    Can you d/l the MP3 on your phone???? Can’t find link – here it is:

    Idol360Download Adam Lambert and Kris Allen ‘CRAZY’  duet MP3. http://bit.ly/BMZxI

  233. Did Adam scream again when he sang ‘crazy’  ?

    No “screaming”, or amazing soulful vocal riffs, because he had to dumb himself down.

  234. I thought Kris sounded awesome..Don’t know what u guys are talkin’ about…

  235. I liked it. It was a duet and I thought it was balanced to fit both performers. Adam did have to back off to fit Kris. I thought Kris did well with it. Give him some credit, he was very brave to even try and do this song.

  236. I had to go run errands and I see this GREAT video of Adam and Kris when I got home! Thanks MJ for always giving us the lastest news quickly!!

    When I heard “Crazy”….I was so excited!

  237. I think they both sounded great. I was really impressed.

    I’m glad Adam didn’t go too crazy. Some of his early performances are way too over the top for me–a little histrionic. Vocally, sometimes less is more. Not only is it more pleasing to the ear, but you can actually focus on the song. I also love when he mixes in his lower register.

    Overall, cool duet. I’m looking forward to more videos!

  238. Fair enough, wonderings, but if Ford doesn’t figure out how to market their product, that’s a bigger problem for the economy than whiny fans. Maybe, with our help, Scott Monty will get his head out of his butt and realize what a huge promotional opportunity he wasted.

    Hey halfie. Sorry, as a Michigan resident & public servant who sees firsthand how the auto companies affect the local economy I’m super-sensitive about these things.

    Normally, I’m at least partially amused when fans go into full-on OMG / surely gonna die / must have deets & video NOW NOW NOW / exacting dissection mode.

    I do agree with your basic point. Especially if Ford’s trying to be hip & trendy by continuing to advertise on idol. They could have used all the text & cell info rec’d from the idol concerts & used it to twitter, textcast, stream or send video of this event.

  239. Well I liked their Crazy (in both senses) duet. Which was really just trading off lines, but that’s cool. They both sounded good and yeah, Adam didn’t go all, uhem, Crazy with the high notes, but sometimes I like that. I thought their voices both sounded good, pretty strong, nice tonal quality for both men.

    I agree with all of this post. First Kris I thought sounded great. (better then I thought as I did not think this song fit his style or timber of his voice) Adam I thought was great too. Sometimes understated is best especially in a duet. This was not a contest this was a performance for an audience and both of them were putting on a show for that audience. IMHO if Adam tried to out sing Kris the song would have been major fail no matter how good Adam would have been. Adam understands this. It contrast I think Kris stepped up to the plate on this song and proved he is a lot more versatile then I thought him to be. I still would have preferred “I will remember you” but this was very well done. IMHO

  240. They were trading lines. Whether their voices mesh well or not was a moot point. They weren’t really singing with each other.

  241. Thanks wonderings for you first comment!
    And thanks ivyrae for being the first one to clarify this was not a Ford organized event.

  242. Sorry, I don’t want to dis Kris but I just wish he wouldn’t use that whiney sound in his voice, it really didn’t go with the song. I like it as a kind of badass song like Adam sings it. Adam was great and definitely holding back. Kris sounds like he’s in pain and I think he is perfectly capable of going rougher on it instead of sounding like he is going to cry.

  243. AAAAAAHHH!!!! This “Crazy” video WOULD be posted when I’m sitting at the reference desk and can’t have sound! And I leave straight for no-Internet land at 5 which means I won’t get to see this until SUNDAY NIGHT!!! WAAAAAAHHHHH!!!

  244. On the other hand, Adam, sometimes you are too generous and IMO a bit of an idiot. You do not let another performer take your signature covers and turn them in to something completely different. Is Kris going to let you do “Heartless” and let you totally Adamize it?

  245. Maybe its because Crazy is one of our favorite Adam songs

    I guess I must have missed the memo because I thought Crazy was a Gnarls Barkley song. As for Adam’s cover – never heard it so I can’t really judge, and Kradam’s duet was just okay. The both sound exhausted/recoving from illness… or something. In my opinion, Ray LaMontagne’s cover is the best, followed by Shawn Colvin.

    Milage may vary, of course.

    Still, it’s awfully nice to see these two singing something other than the tour sets and I can’t wait to hear Kris’ (full) single and Adam’s in the next few weeks.

  246. Oh, and this is NOT an “Adam song”. Adam is NOT the only person who has ever covered this song…It’s entirely possible that Kris has covered this song pre-Idol at one of his gigs, you know. It is a GNARLS BARKLEY song… it doesn’t suit Adam any better than it does Kris.

  247. I like this duet. I do wish they had brought the key down just a little lower so Kris wouldn’t have to strain so hard – but this really is a good example of their voices just not really working great together, yet they do a passable job. Adam reins it in, Kris pumps it up.

    But I will listen to it over and over again because I just love Kradam singing together, even if it’s not stellar.

  248. Elbow
    September 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2p0gVUDIgM

    Elbow, don’t know where you came from, but you ROCK!!!!

    Adam sounds like he’s really holding back, at least in the first half. Must see closer!!

    For us who has seen him singing this song by himself (I Can Make You Crazy youtube video) yes.. we can see that Adam’s really holding back singing this song, since he’s singing it with Kris and I think didn’t want to overpower Kris. He’s actually taking it into a bit jazzy when he sang his parts.

    It’s great to hear them duet in this song but a bit dissapointed for me, because there’s so much Adam can do with the notes of this song and he didn’t or couldn’t do it for so many reasons.

  249. Now, now ‘” what would Simon said if you tried to use this excuse during Hollywood week? :p

    I hope you are teasing me – because I have respect for Kris. Simon can go suck an egg. I don’t know why that phrase came out of my head… *reaches for more cold medicine*

    ETA: Don’t even mention Renegade. I wanted to make a Gokey voodoo doll after that show.

  250. Adam’s fans think Adam sings better than Kris. Big shocker, there.

    Eh, can’t argue with that, at least from my earlier post – I can’t pretend to be the least bit objective, even if I tried to be :-)

  251. Oh my goddess, I love this blog. I just showed up to see what was going on knowing the Ford event was today. Had no idea it was going to be a mini-concert. And of course there would be vids! I now have some faith that, no matter where in the country (world?) if Adam is at a public event there will be a fan videotaping or tweeting. Yeah.

    I enjoyed the duet. Adam loves Kris (in a bromance way) and I think he may have enjoyed singing one of his favorite songs with him. I hope Adam sings Crazy when he is at other promotional events in the future, love it.

    I was about to post the following video to pass the time when the real vids showed up.
    A compilation of concert dancing clips of Adam. I don’t care for the audio track so I turned off the speakers.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7FGPTDMV38&feature=player_embedded

  252. i see most (emphasis) who don’t like it do so because they’re used to adam’s zodiac version. can’t blame y’all then. as someone upthread said, i’m sure if they sung a song kris fans identified with him, they’d be er….unhappy about it too. i also think there’s a difference between holding back and knowing your audience. what works in one setting won’t work in another. that’s why artists sometimes have multiple renditions of songs when they perform live.

    i’ll just take it for what it is. fandom as usual.

    but really, ray lamontagne’s version is gorgeous.

  253. Don’t shoot me please, but I didn’t like the duet. It was tepid and without the requisite passion the song needs to sell.
    Far too much compromise on that song for my taste.

    Agree.

    Adam held back, a lot. Kris fans who have never heard Adam’s many renditions of Crazy, wouldn’t realize how much Adam compromised his vocals to blend with Kris.

    That being said, I think Adam did sound a bit hoarse, or maybe that is his way of trying to sound more like Kris. ;-) (kidding)

  254. koshka
    September 18, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Anyway, I think this proves Kris and Adam can sing together without Adam having to hold back. He started off low-key, but he wasn’t low-key the whole way through.

    Adam totally held back, but it was appropriate. He naturally prefers to sing in a higher range so for me, low-key =/= holding back.

    Or maybe I misunderstood the post.. quite possible, I have a cold.

    Adam has sung this in high and low key and he was definitely holding back – a lot.

  255. On the other hand, Adam, sometimes you are too generous and IMO a bit of an idiot. You do not let another performer take your signature covers and turn them in to something completely different. Is Kris going to let you do ‘Heartless’  and let you totally Adamize it?

    Totally THIS! Going back to look at Adam’s youtube performance of Crazy. Whew! Thud!

  256. Gotta admit, though…it was bittersweet seeing them singing together. Might be the last time for a long while and I love their friendship. I’m excited for both their futures though and think they’ll both be successful.

    Okay, changed my mind. For what it was, for the sentiment I now have for it, I really liked it.

  257. I like this duet. I do wish they had brought the key down just a little lower so Kris wouldn’t have to strain so hard ‘“ but this really is a good example of their voices just not really working great together, yet they do a passable job. Adam reins it in, Kris pumps it up.

    THIS! Good point – I think they could have (and should have) done just that. Adam HAS sung the song pretty low (in one of the 20 mil Crazy performances he’s done, it seems ;-) ) and the song was at the upper limit of Kris’s range. Def should have brought it down a few steps.

  258. @ wonderings I’m with you, my brother. (my best friend forever?). I do hope things improve for you Michiganers, you’ve had it tough long before the latest economic problems.

    I piled on the #fordsucks bandwagon because I see my own company make this same mistake over and over and over again. Trying to be hip and cool, but then acting like it’s still 1985 in how to do PR, use the internet, go viral, etc.

  259. I could point out that Adam would need someone to accompany him on that version. Kris could just accompany himself.

    Or Adam could just hire an accompanist or big band like most vocalist do. Being able to play an instrument does not make you a better vocalist.

  260. I’ll give Kris credit for doing an ‘Adam song’  (as in, one he’s performed many many times before)

    We don’t know that Kris hasn’t done this song before. True, there are no vids up on youtube of Kris doing it, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t sang it before.

  261. I think Adam was holding back as well, and it is possible that he was doing so b/c he is recording. We haven’t heard his other songs, either, but they were all mellow, so there was no wailing today. Which is, I think, a good thing. But it wouldn’t have made sense for Kris to change it up too much, or we would be getting We Are The Champions again, and I did not love Kris during that–I thought he strained–while I thought it was right in Adam’s wheelhouse.

    This is partly why it’s been suggested that Kris and Adam NOT duet together. Very different voices and vibes.

    But, you know what? We’ve got a new song to listen to!!!

  262. I do agree with your basic point. Especially if Ford’s trying to be hip & trendy by continuing to advertise on idol. They could have used all the text & cell info rec’d from the idol concerts & used it to twitter, textcast, stream or send video of this event.

    Exactly, wonderings!

  263. I thought they both sounded good. I’ve watched Adam’s other performances of this song, it had a different feel. He’s usually done it at a faster tempo, if I remember them correctly. With the slower tempo and the acoustic guitar, I didn’t think Adam was holding back at all. It’s just a different take on it.

  264. What does holding back mean? It doesn’t work in my books at all. What is the essence of a duet at all if both parties don’t work at it to fit. People always want to make it seem like Adam has to sacrifice something to sing with Kris. Funny.

  265. Adam has sung this in high and low key and he was definitely holding back ‘“ a lot.

    My own quote didn’t make sense – I need to get off the computer. I meant that, yes Adam held back alot. I still loved seeing them sing together.

  266. I piled on the #fordsucks bandwagon because I see my own company make this same mistake over and over and over again.

    That was my idea. ;) And I think Ford messed this one up, big time, tho it might not matter in the long term.

    ETA: I did not mean holding back in a negative way. I meant that he sang it in a more restrained way than he might have (if you watch Crazy on youtube, you totally see the difference). He might or might not have done this due to Kris, his still-sore voice, having sung three other songs, or his recording work, but he has sung Crazy with a lot more force in the past.

  267. adh1018
    September 18, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    Oh DEAR GOD! When will the comparisons end? These guys both have great voices and they sounded great together on this song! No one outshined anyone else and their voices complimented each other nicely.

    This isn’t a competition anymore’ ¦.

    It may not be a competition anymore but they sang together and that means people will compare. It’s unavoidable.

    I am not dissing Kris.
    Kris, to me, sounded pleasant– but he was obviously pitchy at times and appeared to be straining to sing his part.

    They did not sound good together. That’s my opinion.

  268. Yay no dance:) brb though .that’s okay cindy m- it’s obviously ur choice….:)
    I don’t like Adam fans hating on kris becuz yknow he’s not Adam or kris fans sarcastically saying Adam can’t do anything right and anytime aomene disses kris it’s becuz they’re bitter.um okay.coming frm a bitter fan I don’t think so.and no
    That wasn’t said directly that’s how I read it.brb

  269. IMHO if Adam tried to out sing Kris the song would have been major fail no matter how good Adam would have been. Adam understands this. It contrast I think Kris stepped up to the plate on this song and proved he is a lot more versatile then I thought him to be. I still would have preferred ‘I will remember you’  but this was very well done. IMHO

    Ditto this! I actually loved this duet. The tone seemed quite appropriate for a mid-day business function, and it must have been so much fun for Adam and Kris not only to sing together, but to sing something OTHER than what they’ve been doing on tour for the past 50 weeks. Thanks to the poster for sharing this! It was such an unexpected treat!

  270. Sometimes understated is best especially in a duet. This was not a contest this was a performance for an audience and both of them were putting on a show for that audience. IMHO if Adam tried to out sing Kris the song would have been major fail no matter how good Adam would have been. Adam understands this. It contrast I think Kris stepped up to the plate on this song and proved he is a lot more versatile then I thought him to be. I still would have preferred ‘I will remember you’  but this was very well done.

    Indeed, Adam going off and going OTT when singing with someone else, would have a.) been dickish b.) sometimes he earlier Crazy performances were a bit TOO with his higher register. As Slash says, sometimes it’s nice to play in his lower register and it sounds cool. So I heard more of that here, and with a nice acoustic vibe that had some riffing from Adam, but not too much. Not because he would overpower Kris, though yes he could have and again, see a. re: dickshness. But sometimes it’s nice to do some less is more. Still with good vocals and tone, because I thought both. And I thought Kris had a good voice and tone as well.

    And yeah, I thought it was a nice DUET not Kris accompanying Adam while wailed through a song.

  271. I will have to say though, do you think that’s one of the tamest crowds Adam’s probably ever performed for?? From the zodiac show to Ford day. It’s cute :)

  272. I’ll give Kris credit for doing an ‘Adam song’  (as in, one he’s performed many many times before)

    We don’t know that Kris hasn’t done this song before. True, there are no vids up on youtube of Kris doing it, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t sang it before.

    True – but I’m trying to give Kris SOMETHING here :-) at least to make up for my harsh review earlier.

    However, I love this post:

    I enjoyed the duet. Adam loves Kris (in a bromance way) and I think he may have enjoyed singing one of his favorite songs with him. I hope Adam sings Crazy when he is at other promotional events in the future, love it.

    Good point – maybe I am just snarky today, or maybe had higher hopes for what could have been epic win – but perfection is impossible, and maybe two best friends (bromi – lol) just singing a fav song and having fun is, and should be, enough :-) For that, it was another beautiful Kradam moment!

  273. Kris sounds like he’s in pain and I think he is perfectly capable of going rougher on it instead of sounding like he is going to cry.

    Agree, it was not good. Maybe it was not his kind of song.

  274. THIS! Good point ‘“ I think they could have (and should have) done just that. Adam HAS sung the song pretty low (in one of the 20 mil Crazy performances he’s done, it seems ) and the song was at the upper limit of Kris’s range. Def should have brought it down a few steps.

    No. The Barkley song is OTT. Adam sings OTT. He held back to make it fit this performance. That was a good thing. Now you are also asking that he sing it in a lower key to fit Kris. That is my point. The song is being turned into something that it was never meant to be to fit a performer that is challenged to sing it.

    I will repeat. I liked the performance. It would be great if I had never heard Barkley or Adam, but because I have I know what it could have been.

  275. AINow: http://twitpic.com/i7f0x ‘“
    Photo of @KrisAllen4Real & @AdamLambert leaving Ford Day.

    At least this answers the hair question… little boy/down hair? I’ll leave the formal name to EmoElvis when she gets here with the list….

    No makeup at all, either – good to see once in awhile, just to prevent being boxed into a corner with any particular look.

  276. Okay, I think I may have been watching a different performance…Kris was not pitchy.

  277. Adam and Kris obviously WANTED to duet and appeared to enjoy themselves. I somehow doubt Adam was wishing he could just do this by himself today’ ¦

    I agree with you here, girly. I really think if they had sung a song we hadn’t seen/heard Adam do before, the reaction would have been different. That’s why I rewatched and analyzed it again. Really liked it the 3rd time when I considered all the variables involved. I love that their last “OFFICIAL” AI appearance was them together, it seems fitting.

  278. I’m deleting all the bickering and defensive posts. So, dial it back now, please.

  279. Guys…Why can’t Kris sing with Adam and vice versa…Even if it a song like Crazy…They are not being graded on their performances anymore..so why should we be doing it? It’s called having a good time, FUN…Come on sing it with me …F is for friends who do stuff together…U is for you and me…N is for anytime and anywhere down here in the deep blue sea..(ok ..i love that spongebob episode-I’m not 12 but I am a teen haha)..just thought i should quote it..lol..Okay..i’m making my self crack up..Well anyway, I think they both sounded awesome!!=D

  280. I’ll also say that today was an all acoustic set, right? So they wouldn’t have done “Crazy” in any other style.

    Gotta go to work now…

  281. No. The Barkley song is OTT. Adam sings OTT. He held back to make it fit this performance. That was a good thing. Now you are also asking that he sing it in a lower key to fit Kris. That is my point. The song is being turned into something that it was never meant to be to fit a performer that is challenged to sing it.

    Have to disagree here. Maybe in the end they should have just chosen a different song, but, since they didn’t, they should do what they need to do to make the song work for both of them.

    Crazy, like so many other songs, lends itself to a 1000 different interpretations – it can be OTT, it can be chill, it can be in a higher or lower key. I’ll stand by my consensus that bringing it down a step or two would have served the piece (and both performers) better. Of course YMMV :-)

  282. I’d imagine Adam toned his part down less because of Kris (there’s such a thing as harmonizing after all) and more because it’s a midday corporate stage.

    Just like he was wise to choose the more subdued songs like Mad World and TOMT. This isn’t the sort of crowd to appreciate his OTT club or theatre versions.

    (For full disclosure, I liked the duet. And Kris’s parts a little more. My personal taste, though, not a quality judgment.)

  283. anthrogeek, thank you for the link again. I can’t get the mediafire site to download properly on my phone. I have a Palm Centro and the frackin’ thing doesn’t handle javascript. (Oh, to have an iPhone…) And, I have an after 5 PM meeting now (yes, on a friday) so I still can’t hear the full song for awhile.

    Those of you that LIKE how the duet came out, yay! I’m glad, because music should make everyone feel good. But if there are some that don’t like it, that’s ok too. We should be able to agree to disagree. ‘It’s not that deep, man.’ 

  284. OMG!! Adam sang tracks of my tears?. I can’t wait to see that video. It’s been like forever , i think top 10 or 11.Pls someone hunt it down and post. thanks. Also Falling slowly can’t wait.

    They both did good in the duet.

  285. Is786idol OMA I live that song!!!! Rofl.awwww they looked soooo tired:( but Adam’s HAIR WAS ABSOLUTELY GIRGEOUS!!!!!! BRB DYING annnd after that brb biking lol

  286. Cindy M: Gotta admit, though’ ¦it was bittersweet seeing them singing together. Might be the last time for a long while and I love their friendship. I’m excited for both their futures though and think they’ll both be successful.

    Yes, i am actually feeling a little choked up. I love seeing Kris and Adam interact. Who know’s if they will be doing many duets in the future. Probably not since their vocal styles are different.

  287. I’d imagine Adam toned his part down less because of Kris (there’s such a thing as harmonizing after all) and more because it’s a midday corporate stage.

    Just like he was wise to choose the more subdued songs like Mad World and TOMT. This isn’t the sort of crowd to appreciate his OTT club or theatre versions.

    Plus – he’s only being backed by an acoustic guitar :-) It would not sound good to sing OTT with just a guitar.

  288. Those of you that LIKE how it came out, yay! I’m glad, because music should make everyone feel good. But if there are some that don’t like it, that’s ok too. We should be able to agree to disagree. ‘It’s not that deep, man.’ 

    LOL! Love this – yeah, step back from the Kanye moment, everyone ;-) J/K – and to quote Adam – it’s just not that deep :-) (like I’m one to talk though…)

  289. I thought both were pretty bad, with Kris being worse. The song was done in the wrong key for Kris, much too high, he was struggling to hit the high notes (same problem when they did Little Lies with David Cook, only this time it’s worse). Both of them were off-pitch some of the time. It’s just the wrong song for a duet – they need to complement each other in a duet, this song can’t do it for them. Archie did a far better performance of Crazy last year –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRLiQB3uGo8

  290. I just appreciate the fact that two good friends with their own style and voice can get together and have a good time singing something. Since they’ve both been sick and the tour just ended the other night, I don’t imagine they had much time to practice either. Geez ….it really is not a competition anymore.

  291. LOL! Love this ‘“ yeah, step back from the Kanye moment, everyone J/K ‘“ and to quote Adam ‘“ it’s just not that deep (like I’m one to talk though’ ¦)

    LOL. Yep. Me too.

  292. I give a lot of credit to Kris for doing an ‘Adam song’ and I think he did well on that (a bit strained at first but much stronger after). Overall he sounded very good and I think Adam was great too. It’s very enjoyable for me to hear them sing together

  293. I think they did a great job together. To me this was like the little gift that my parents let me open on Christmas eve just so I’d be able to go to sleep so Santa could come. If we get little “gifts” like this every now and then over the next two months the anticipation of Santa’s arrival on Nov. 24th (or Nov. 17th for Kris fans!) won’t kill me lol.

  294. A different song choice would have probably solved alot of disappointment. What was that song they sung for the final ford commercial? That would have been better and not so polarizing. Hoever, being disappointed in a performance is not hating on someone. They just shouldn’t do duets IMO.

  295. Crazy, like so many other songs, lends itself to a 1000 different interpretations ‘“ it can be OTT, it can be chill, it can be in a higher or lower key.

    Exactly. The song isn’t necessarily, uhem again, Crazy in how it’s done all the time. That’s the point of different interpretations, which both Adam and Kris have done to songs previously on AI and why I liked them both so much. Not to mention there are some chill verisons of this song as well. That’s what this was to me, a nice marriage of both of them, I thought there was still enough of Adam in this. He didn’t wail in TOMT either, and was great doing that and I really look forward to seeing the video from there, of that.

    And I’m fine with others disagreeing and not liking this performance, different strokes n’all. That’s cool. I just know I really enjoyed it. Though it sounded great and that it was great that Adam wasn’t a dick like some people that have dueted (*looking at you Danny*) and that it seems both men had fun at it (the high five at the end) and understands working with, not against, people. Of course it helps I personally like the final product.

    Oh and I’m an Adam fan, so not all Adam fans hate Kris’s voice or think that Kris was bringing Adam down. I like that Adam can do toned down performances sometimes, and not always go (can’t escape this) crazy with the upper riffing.

  296. It is such a WIN to see them together. There careers and lives will take them to such different places. Kris in Arkansas, Adam in LA….both touring and promoting their new albums. Be happy that they had one last moment to be together and to actually SING together. Just because a version of a song is different than you are used to hearing (I acutally have Adam’s crazy on my ipod) doesn’t mean that it isn’t good—it’s just different. I am thrilled to hear some new music.

    Thanks LisaE, love love love the pic.

  297. I will have to say though, do you think that’s one of the tamest crowds Adam’s probably ever performed for?? From the zodiac show to Ford day. It’s cute

    LOL! Yes! There’s like the one random shout from someone (sounded young) when Adam hit a high note toward the end, but otherwise people were hardly even swaying to the music :-) I can just imagine if they had performed at my office’s auditorium…and people in those stuffy suits just sitting there like pencils while they performed!

  298. I smiled through the entire performance. I did like it and I thought it was done really well.

    I called truce and I will honor it.

  299. I am happy today is the last day Kris and Adam are doing any thing together. Thank you @GOD for that so that bb Kris will be seen in the awesomeness that he is to at least the world outside idol fans. In this case the whole world will finally see why he won without being compared to Adam because he doesn’t wail and gyrate. sigh.

  300. I’m a huge Adam fan as many are on this blog. I seldom say anything about any other idols, because I spend so much time talking about Adam. I waited since Tuesday to hear something from Adam, and we may not hear from him after this Ford event for two-three weeks. Another thing to think about, this may be the last duet we hear from them again. Let’s try to keep this a pleasant experience.

  301. I can just imagine if they had performed at my office’s auditorium’ ¦and people in those stuffy suits just sitting there like pencils while they performed!

    I prefer to think of them as being enraptured… dumbstruck at their good fortune for being witness to an historic event…. transported to another universe, even….

  302. Well, I wasn’t ~crazy about the duet. I thought it was ok but not spectacular. Clearly Adam held back but it would have been totally out of place to go OTT on this performance and that would have utterly ruined the duet, wouldn’t have fit in with the accompaniment, and wouldn’t be appropriate to the occasion IMO. I think they both gave it their best shot under the circumstances (also keeping in mind that I don’t think any of them are 100% recovered from their illness), and did an ok job. Just a bit bland for me (and that particular song would probably not have been my choice for a duet for them, but my guess is that they were both familiar with it – it’s not like they’ve had a lot of time to practice it, I’d think).

    Hoping for vids of the rest of the performances …

  303. Wonder if we’ll get more vids– they did sing at least 3 songs each, didn’t they?

  304. Crazy, like so many other songs, lends itself to a 1000 different interpretations ‘“ it can be OTT, it can be chill, it can be in a higher or lower key.

    Whatever the interpretation, one thing that song needs to come off well is passion behind it. It lacked that today, imo. There was too much thought going into the singing.
    Crazy is one the best songs out there, which is why so many people cover it, it should never be meh. And today that performance was meh for me.

    I’m sorry if I’m harshing on people’s Kradam buzz, it’s just my opinion, feel free to ignore.

  305. Well, somebody asked me if I thought Kris was better than Adam. I think that was the question. In response to what I said. Guess this is late, but, whatever. Answer:

    That never crossed my mind. In fact I just came over here originally to say I enjoyed the duet, but then I found all this competitive criticism so I figured I’d remark on that (in my first post).

    I didn’t think Kris was better than Adam, or Adam was better than Kris. We all made up our minds a long time ago who we liked better, and why. I don’t think this duet will change any of that.

    I loved hearing what Kris did with this song, actually. If you don’t get or appreciate the various ways he gets the job done, hey, that’s okay. But I don’t think that makes it bad singing, just because you don’t appreciate what’s special about it. It’s a style that won’t appeal to all, but neither will Adam’s.

    I also really enjoyed Adam, by the way. One part in there was really gorgeous.

    Bottom line: it was a duet, and both people had to accommodate each other, and try to mesh their styles, which are quite different. Overall I thought they did a great job. :)

  306. OK! Want some TOMT now! I love love love that song and it would be really nice to see a new starlight acoustic. Anything turned up on you tube yet?

  307. I think it was a cool duet, I dont think Kris brought Adam down. Adam was just being considerate of his friend, you can see how much they care for each other. Yes, Adam could have hit that out of the park but he didnt want to be a stinker. Love them together

  308. Another thing to think about, this may be the last duet we hear from them again.

    Thank fuck!

  309. I’m glad they were able to perform together. I’m sure they enjoyed it. It was nice seeing it once – but I definitely won’t be listending to it over and over. Their voices just don’t work well together. Some voices just don’t blend – it has nothing to do with talent – they just don’t work together. Sometimes different types voices CAN work together (think Bing Crosbie and Bowie) but others just don’t. Kris and Adam just don’t blend well. I didn’t like them on that Ford video and I don’t like it here. That doesn’t take away that it was a fun Kradam moment for them. A nice ending to their AI8 time.

  310. I didn’t think a duet would work out well, I haven’t thought that since We Are The Champions (okay, that was the only one, but you know what I mean), and I still don’t think it is optimal. HOWEVER: I am so happy to hear Kradam (okay, sorry, Kris and Adam) music that I am totally down with it. Plus: Emo!Adam!!!

    One more tweet from our Ford Company Friend (FCF):

    ScottMonty@suebrody1 @AdamnStar @AINow Let me clarify one last time: it was not a Ford event. It was open to Ford personnel.

    Alrighty then.

    More pictures and video required at this time.

    ETA: Ross, wanna see if we can meet Kris tomorrow at the mix party? I just want to say hi to him. ;)

  311. jericho
    September 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    I think they did a great job together. To me this was like the little gift that my parents let me open on Christmas eve just so I’d be able to go to sleep so Santa could come. If we get little ‘gifts’  like this every now and then over the next two months the anticipation of Santa’s arrival on Nov. 24th (or Nov. 17th for Kris fans!) won’t kill me lol.

    Hee Hee….I loved this post!!

  312. he doesn’t wail and gyrate.

    Surely you don’t think this is why people are going nuts over Adam. Reviewers? Simon? Rock dudes at DDD? Meatloaf? Brian May?…and the list goes on and on. I’m ready for the Kradam crap to be over, also.
    Adam’s popularity might have something to do with his out of this world, amazing vocal talent.

  313. Not “crazy” about that duet at all. Hope the videos of the other performances are better.

  314. With the slower tempo and the acoustic guitar, I didn’t think Adam was holding back at all. It’s just a different take on it.

    Agree. Kinda like the difference between acoustic Starlight and Starlight on tour. And isn’t this one of the reasons Adam fans are, well fans. Because of this abililty..versatility. (IDK if that’s the best word choice.)

  315. Two friends singing a song together, nothing wrong with that. It was cool.

    “Another thing to think about, this may be the last duet we hear from them again.

    Thank fuck!”

    Ahhh, Chipmunk. I’m right there with you.

  316. “”Another thing to think about, this may be the last duet we hear from them again. Let’s try to keep this a pleasant experience.”””

    I hear what you are saying but I think people have the right to say how they feel, if it isnt as nice as someone thinks it should be thats ok, that is how a person feels. And -well – thats how I feel about that. I guess I dont like someone telling me to play nice with my opinions, in this case my opinion was good but it isnt always. :)

  317. Chipmunk
    September 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Another thing to think about, this may be the last duet we hear from them again.

    Thank fuck!

    LOL…I love that I can always count on Chipmunk to harsh the Kradam buzz..

  318. This is a post from ONTD-ai:

    I HAVE VIDEOS OF EVERYTHING. YES EVERYTHING.
    – KRADAM WAD ADORABLE AND KRIS GAVE ADAM S~~T ABOUT NOT PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT AND ADAM WAS LIKE “I CANT PLAY ANYTHING, IM JEALOUS. I GUESS I CAN DANCE” EVERYONE LOSES THEIR S~~T AND STARTS SCREAMING…. “JUST KIDDING, NOT GONNA DANCE.” BOO YOU WH@RE.

    – SOMEONE ASKED ADAM HOW LONG IT TAKES TO DO HIS HAIR AND HE DID AN ADORABLE HEAD FLIP AND WAS LIKE “WELL…. IDK A FEW MINUTES. AND KRIS WAS LIKE UNLESS YOU DO THE POMPADOUR. AND HE WAS LIKE “YEAH WE WERE ROOMATES AND KRIS WOULD HELP ME DO MY HAIR. AND THAT ADAM INTRODUCED KRIS TO ALL THESE NEW PRODUCTS AND KRIS WOULD TRY THEM OUT IN SECRET IN THE BATHROOM LIKE ” WHAT DOES THIS DO? OH … IT TURNS YOUR HAIR BLUE.” CUE LAUGHING….

  319. Adam was definitely holding back.

    When he doesn’t hold back I experience the infamous all body adamgasm *ahem*–his voice just hits those pleasure spots in the brain and triggers ’em. Some people describe this sensation as the Adam Lambert “happy pill.” No kidding . . .

    For those you who have the same reaction you understand what I’m talking about; for those of you who don’t, please don’t think I’m nuts! HaHa.

    Anyhoo . . . .

    Love this duet; I think they both did great, Kris’ tone was very nice, but no body tingles when I listened to Adam’s voice so he was doing something different.

    I’m so thankful that somebody was able to videotape this and post it online. Very nice.!! Hopefully more will be forthcoming.

  320. I posted last night(or was it this morning), Adam and Kris need some professional space. They are two different performers, but the proximity begs a comparison. They need some space so that all can appreciate all the gifts they bring.

  321. Funny, it wasn’t a Ford event, but “FORD” is all over the backdrop on the event pictures. Poor Scott Monty!

    It does point out how Ford isn’t in a modern mindset. They need to hire some young people.

  322. I think the problem is we don’t want to see Adam have to compromise for anyone when he sings. We’re selfish and we want all out Adam at his best every time. When he has to try and let the winner shine (which is what I think he’s doing) then it causes resentment among those that don’t care about Kradam. I’m one of those whose doesn’t care to see these two sing together because they are so different and on such different levels of vocal ability so I won’t be screaming “OMG I have to download this to MP# right now or I’ll die”. I listened once and that was enough. The two guys will always be compared because there is such a tremendous difference in vocal ability with the weaker one being the winner and this makes duets look awkward and just not enjoyable.

  323. koshka
    September 18, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Adam has sung this in high and low key and he was definitely holding back ‘“ a lot.

    My own quote didn’t make sense ‘“ I need to get off the computer. I meant that, yes Adam held back alot. I still loved seeing them sing together.

    Oh, O.K., yes, it was good to see them together and singing something we did not expect.

  324. Personally, I love this duet! I think it’s a great compromise. I can’t think of a song that is going to match both their voices and styles; they’re just too different. This song matched Adam’s vocal abilities better, but it was much more to Kris’s style and appeal.

    I agree that Adam was holding back, but I don’t think that is any way a diss to Kris. In a way, it’s a compliment. I suspect showing restraint is not always easy for Adam, but I think it sometimes makes his performance better. Here, he had to hold back to match the style of the song and I think it worked. At the same time, the song forced Kris to do a little more of the “vocal gymnastics” than he is used to, but I think he pulled it off. Instead of seeing the performance as highlighting their weaknesses, I see it as an example of how they probably recognize and value each others’ strengths and, consequently, have both grown as performers.

  325. – SOMEONE ASKED ADAM HOW LONG IT TAKES TO DO HIS HAIR AND HE DID AN ADORABLE HEAD FLIP AND WAS LIKE ‘WELL’ ¦. IDK A FEW MINUTES. AND KRIS WAS LIKE UNLESS YOU DO THE POMPADOUR. AND HE WAS LIKE ‘YEAH WE WERE ROOMATES AND KRIS WOULD HELP ME DO MY HAIR. AND THAT ADAM INTRODUCED KRIS TO ALL THESE NEW PRODUCTS AND KRIS WOULD TRY THEM OUT IN SECRET IN THE BATHROOM LIKE ‘  WHAT DOES THIS DO? OH ‘ ¦ IT TURNS YOUR HAIR BLUE.’  CUE LAUGHING’ ¦.

    AHH! Cuteness overload (sorry Kradam fangirling here!) That story is great :-) Kris helping Adam with hair…yeah.

  326. Chipmunk
    September 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Thank fuck!

    Chipmunk, I laughed out loud here at work!

  327. I kinda liked it. It’s nice, for me, to see that Adam can rein it in…that he doesn’t have to sing every note he can just because he can. I’ve gotten the impression from him on more than one occasion. For those of you who love that sort of stuff, rest assured there will be plenty more.

    I agree that their voices don’t blend well together. The Heroes duet with Cook and Archuleta last year was lovely. They only did it once. They didn’t do a duet, as I recall, at Ford day last year. I don’t think it would have turned out any better had they done so. These guys are getting off a grueling tour and still trying to get their albums together. I seriously doubt they had much time to work this song through.

    ETA for the blue hair story. Could these dudes be any more funny?

  328. Did Kris and Tim call each other last night about their outfits? hee

  329. I think the problem is we don’t want to see Adam have to compromise for anyone when he sings. We’re selfish and we want all out Adam at his best every time.

    Interesting that people keep bringing up the “Adam compromising” bit – but you know, I actually really really like him singing the song THIS way.

    I’ll be honest, I’ve only listened to 2 versions of him doing Crazy before this, one was in a higher key, the other a much lower one, and both were much more chill. This song really really works in that kind of style.

    However, so as not to say Adam was freaking untouchable on this rendition (though I do think he was very very strong), I do agree with Sunn that it wasn’t as emotionally strong as it could have been – much more by the book, straight forward, instead. May have been partly due to being a duet, though, since Kris couldn’t move much (holding the guitar), and Adam wouldn’t want to get too much in his own little world singing the song – when it’s supposed to be a duet.

    JMO – again, getting too analytical it seems – maybe I just haven’t had to think enough today, so over-analyzing a Kradam performance is all I have :-)

    It’s Friday, though – time to chill and turn the brain off!

  330. So what if Adam did hold back. I still think he sounded great. His riffs and all. Kris also sounded great. I’m just thinking this should be a nice experience for Kris fans too. But who listens to me anyway?

  331. I haven’t any idea how there were any posts on this blog in the last ten mintues. That Q&A plus closeup of the crazy duet was fan-tas-tic!

  332. OMG! the interview part was full of win! Adam flipping his hair-lol. And then, when he mentioned dancing!!!!! The crowd was wanting some of that! Hearing the song again, still think it was not a good duet.

  333. I’m one of those whose doesn’t care to see these two sing together because they are so different and on such different levels of vocal ability so I won’t be screaming ‘OMG I have to download this to MP# right now or I’ll die’ . I listened once and that was enough.

    Well, chin up. This is probably the last time they’ll ever duet. Adam will go on tour next year, and maybe he’ll incorporate “Crazy” into his set, then you can hear him all you want when you want.

    But for now, it’s one last moment together before they split for good. It was a nice performance, I thought. Not a big deal, no handwringing or super-analysis necessary. Just a sweet, parting shot.

  334. I think Kradam are still suffering from the aftermath of the flu. Their voices are still not up to par but they did an admirable job considering they are still not 100%.

    Oooh I can’t wait for the ToMT video…so excited!

  335. Re duet: I love chocolate. I love sushi. I do not want sushi chopped up and mixed in my chocolate. Or sushi dipped in chocolate. Or any combination there of.

  336. Mary, don’t you think the Crazy sounded a bit better in this video?? Both voices sound stronger, maybe it was the acoustics on the other version

    Oh – will have another listen (before having to run out from work)

  337. A different song choice would have probably solved alot of disappointment. What was that song they sung for the final ford commercial? That would have been better and not so polarizing.

    I’m wondering, though, if that song really would have worked. They seemed to harmonize well on it, but it was a recorded bit, not live. A lot can be done on a recording to make things mesh. Also, all we really got on the commerical were a couple of lines. Who knows how the rest of the song would have sounded! I listened to today’s duet again, and I’m still likin’ it. It seemed fun and light to me — just what these boys likely need after many weeks on the road, recording, etc.

  338. It’s Friday, though ‘“ time to chill and turn the brain off

    I do a mean margarita, care for a sip?

    Its well on its way to 11pm my time and I can safely say I’m sloshed. :P

  339. And we were worried earlier about Adam’s interaction with the stool… clearly, it’s Kris we need to be concerned about. He looked like he was really taking that sucker for a joyride!

  340. I’ve heard part of one of Adam’s pre-Idol versions of Crazy and didn’t like it at all. Not everybody thinks Adam has the definitive version of the song. To me, it’s a Gnarls Barkley song. Period. And Ray LaMontagne’s is, by far, the best cover I’ve ever heard.

    On last season’s tour, Jason Castro did a really nice cover of Ray’s cover, and I see no reason why Kris shouldn’t sing it too. I’m a big Adam fan, but I don’t love everything he does. And I didn’t think either Kris or Adam sounded their best here, but it was nice to see them together one last time. If only it wasn’t topped off by the inevitable fan wars.

  341. I didn’t totally love the duet, but it was cool seeing them perform something new together. The Q&A was cute. I wonder if we’ll ever see them together again? :(

  342. Its well on its way to 11pm my time and I can safely say I’m sloshed.

    Aren’t you the lucky one. It’s past midnight where I am and I’m stone cold sober :(

  343. I do agree with your basic point. Especially if Ford’s trying to be hip & trendy by continuing to advertise on idol. They could have used all the text & cell info rec’d from the idol concerts & used it to twitter, textcast, stream or send video of this event

    Not to extend any discussion, but only to continue Michigan support, wonderings, well said. And I join halfie, and sue, and all here in wishing only the best for MI. Which was part of the fire of my professional unhappiness. That so many alleged marketers couldn’t see the clear opportunities you did. And missed a quick, easy way to help Ford and MI. And the worry is if they miss something this easy, are they missing them all? (As so many companies are.)

    For anyone who cares, and imagining that’s few, but to explain and be done: there is no separating a full service ad agency and their client. Especially the client’s Marketing & PR departments. Especially in any industry town where the only reason big ad agencies have been there for decades is because of the industry. In this case, cars. And, thus, the Adcrafters.

    The whole point of any full-service agency is to think of your client first, last and always. Keep track of what they do, try to keep them from aiming the biggest canons at their foot before they shoot. This was a Ford event. On Ford Day. With a Ford logo. Called the Ford Concert, which is why we all thought of Ford. And only because of Ford’s AI sponsorship, which was conceived, placed and negotiated by Ford’s ad agency. There is no taking Ford out of it professionally. And there is really no taking the protectors of their welfare, their ad agency, or their Social Media Director, out of it. Though I understand, ivyrae, your wanting things to be good at Ford. Me too.

    This was a silver platter of possibilities. With dollar-stretching impact free for the taking. Which MI — and the rest of our economy with it — so sorely needs. In these times their missing any opportunity, no matter how small, makes many of us, well, Crazy. Because we want the American car industry to be getting the best help. (Not clueless, non tweeting Twitter directors who went from the event to an interview on how to use Social Media.)

    May this just be a rest for the weary day with a little oops for them all. And may great things come to Detroit and all of Michigan. Any remnants of my highhorse torched now, because:

    Loved the video. Loved the singing. Love them. Nothing to analyze. (Bet they didn’t.) Just enjoy the treat.

  344. I thought the Q&A was very sweet and it was nice to see a closer recording of the duet – I think they enjoyed themselves, which is the important part to me, and as MJ says, they are probably not going to sing another duet anytime soon anyway. I’m happy they seemed to enjoy it, even if I thought it was meh.

  345. That last video posted was GREAT— if only because it put it all in perspective.

    Both guys are adorable– and actually well matched personality-wise. They obviously get along a lot better than we sometimes do!
    And boy, they are aware of the instrument/no instrument squabbles, aren’t they? Looks like they think it’s pretty silly. Kris jokingly lording it over Adam’s head was hilarious.. and Adam with the “I could dance” was– touche!!

    I liked the song better close up and with better audio. Still a strange mishmash of their styles… but oh, so what!

    “It ain’t that deep.”

  346. But for now, it’s one last moment together before they split for good. It was a nice performance, I thought. Not a big deal, no handrwringing necessary. Just a sweet, parting shot.

    Gotta agree with mj on this one.
    Now let’s all sing Kumbaya. Together.

  347. Ok – relistened with the closer vid – I’ll say this: I was grinning and getting all giddy during the whole thing! I may be critiquing the technical merits (and I still will – Kris still pitchy at times) – but to see their faces and body language up close — ahhh, that was AMAZING!!!

    LOVE what Adam does with his hands throughout – little riff motions – so cute! And I personally think he is superb with this rendition.

    Kris, especially after the beginning, really sinks into it much better too – and this version had me happier :-)

    However, I will say it still left me with a bit of a “We Are the Champions” vibe – where Adam sounds so perfect on the verses, and Kris, for all his technical perfection, just couldn’t match the timbre of what was necessary to sing a Queen song, imo (not his fault – Queen is NOT a Kris thing to sing)

    Again, jmo, ymmv! I’m still smiling and loving KRADAM!

  348. Aren’t you the lucky one. It’s past midnight where I am and I’m stone cold sober

    That’s just not right Sunn! :mrgreen:

  349. I do a mean margarita, care for a sip?

    Gin and Tonic and Adam vids for me tonight :-) Oh baby.

    ETA: Say, Chipmunk – are you in Europe?

  350. I give a lot of credit to Kris for doing an ‘Adam song’ and I think he did well on that (a bit strained at first but much stronger after).

    “He did quite well” referring to Kris must have been said hundreds of times! Hell yeah, he should have! He’s the “American Idol” who won fair and square (right) because of the thousands and thousands of extra fans he had voting for him and he WON the SINGING COMPETITION (and it is a singing competition) because he had the “Best” vocals not cause he plays instruments! I believe this is what I was told!

  351. ETA: Ross, wanna see if we can meet Kris tomorrow at the mix party? I just want to say hi to him.

    Argh, suebrody, I’d love to, but I’m actually on vacation in Maine! Too bad– that would be fun to try, and I’d definitely do it if I was there. I was prepared to go back to Boston if I won tickets, but that doesn’t seem too likely. I can’t even get the station on the radio up here. :(

  352. I like Kris’s line, “That’s – a lie” when told by Adam you can’t really dance to acoustic guitar.

  353. LOVE what Adam does with his hands throughout ‘“ little riff motions ‘“ so cute! And I personally think he is superb with this rendition.

    Mary102- I love this more bluesey Adam version also. The Q & A was really cute and they both seemed very comfortable. BTW Adam looked soooo tall slim and gorgeous! WOW!

  354. I could have done without the random wailing and run-ons from adam (christina aguilera called, she wants her signature riff back), but overall it was good enough. its kinda nice to hear a new song from them both. and i dug the whole unplugged setting.

  355. dhunken
    September 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    CindyM
    September 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2KDB8EZA0Y&feature=player_embedded#t=60

    Here’s the Question and Answer video

    Seeing the ‘Crazy’  duet from this perspective I love it even more. Adam seemed less like he was holding back then the first video of this song. Kris sounded better. IMHO

    Yep, I think the acoustics from the first video just weren’t right. I still think their vocals are really different from each other, but this version of the duet sounds much better and made me smile :) Love Kris and the “products” stuff. Loved Adam’s hair flip..lol.

  356. I like Kris’s line, ‘That’s ‘“ a lie’  when told by Adam you can’t really dance to acoustic guitar.

    I only wish Kris had said it louder and clearer so that someone could mash it with the Joe Wilson interruption of Obama’s speech.

    Also, 5HS — sounds like we do similar work for a living. You are right on the $$$ with what you wrote about full-service agencies and their clients.

  357. Loved the duet, loved the interaction. Loved that they both seemed at ease and in good spirits. Good comic timing on both of their parts. especially loved when Adam brought up the possibility of dancing because it put visions of his earlier “Crazy ” dance in my head.

    This was a charming way to end their shared AI experience. I am sure we will not be hearing a duet from them anytime soon but, never say never. I remember watching someone who posted on the adamcast thread ‘say” “well that’s the last time Adam ever sings ‘Mad World”” at the finale. And now he’s done it at least one more time.

    Like the Davids before them, I would not be the least surprised if some fan(s) or smart promoter found some way to get Kris and Adam (and possibly Allison) back together in a year or so. Maybe less.

  358. Kris fan here, but I have to say the duet wasn’t very amazing. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t really good. On the bright side, it was still pretty decent, it just could’ve been a whole lot better to suit both Kris and Adam.

    If they lowered the key it would’ve been better for Kris. If it wasn’t just acoustic, it would’ve worked better for Adam. The too high notes made Kris pitchy. Don’t kill me, Adam fans, but I think Adam just doesn’t work with only an acoustic guitar. But I think Kris and Adam kinda held each other back and forced each other to do a bit too much.

    The best thing about this duet was Kris’s guitar playing, I love how he plays lol.

  359. Fifthhousesun-

    As a Michigander, I thank you! It IS time for our industry to STOP missing opportunities. Think of it-almost 300,000 twitter followers. yikes.

    Mitla96

  360. But for now, it’s one last moment together before they split for good. It was a nice performance, I thought. Not a big deal, no handrwringing necessary. Just a sweet, parting shot.

    Yes, you are right, not a big deal. They can be best of friends if they want, but please do not every duet again boys and happy separation of your careers!!

  361. o.O
    I have never found Kris’s voice painful on the ears before…come to think of it, they both sound like they could benefit from some rest, even if I didn’t mind Adam’s part (not as good as other versions though).

  362. It was bland…Kris is obviously still not completely recovered…I’ll be very relieved when they no longer sing together and the fans can have separate threads to talk about their favorites. No more Kradam please, their voices and performance styles just don’t seem to match, although it’s great that they are friends….

  363. Also,

    Kris: “We did it almost every night.”

    I can see Gossip Candy or ontd_ai flipping out XD.

    Obviously taken out of context since he was talking about doing the concerts, but still, LOL.

  364. OMG — I was out a bit and came back to see the link to the Q & A and the video of them on the screen, the one in which you could see all their facial expressions. I liked the duet before, but now I LOOOOOOVVVVVE it! It may not win any Grammy’s for technical or vocal excellence, but they’re both so, so talented, and they both looked so, so happy. As a mainly Adam fan but admirer of Kris, nonetheless, I am a really happy fan to have gotten this sneak peak at today’s goings-on! It looked like they were having so much fun!

  365. I thought it was cute that the kid who won sang his verses of Crazy in Russian.

  366. Gin and Tonic and Adam vids for me tonight Oh baby.ETA: Say, Chipmunk ‘“ are you in Europe?

    You have good taste, nothin beats a G&T an a friday night!!!!

    I’m in West Africa, not in Europe at the moment

  367. Okay….I’m going to get my last Kradam squee out…those boys are just so CUTE TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

    Okay, I’m done. On with their solo careers :)

  368. ETA: Ross, wanna see if we can meet Kris tomorrow at the mix party? I just want to say hi to him.

    Argh, suebrody, I’d love to, but I’m actually on vacation in Maine! Too bad’“ that would be fun to try, and I’d definitely do it if I was there. I was prepared to go back to Boston if I won tickets, but that doesn’t seem too likely. I can’t even get the station on the radio up here. :(

    Well, Maine is probably more fun than me standing by the hotel with a little I Heart You Kris sign as security shuffles me away. ;)

  369. I thought it was cute that the kid who won sang his verses of Crazy in Russian.

    Just gotta say, hwc, when you bring it… you bring it.

  370. But for now, it’s one last moment together before they split for good. It was a nice performance, I thought. Not a big deal, no handrwringing necessary. Just a sweet, parting shot.

    Exactly. As a wise man once said, it’s not that deep. It was a nice moment, they were funny and cute with the Q&A and now that I can see their faces, they looked cute and like they were having fun.

    Yay! I enjoyed it as such and hey, it’s their last bit together and I really enjoyed watching them have fun with the Q&A and performing together. They put a smile on my face. :)

  371. Don’t kill me, Adam fans, but I think Adam just doesn’t work with only an acoustic guitar.

    Reminder: GMA – Starlight; Show – TOMT. Adam also can sing A cappella with no problem.

  372. hwc

    I thought it was cute that the kid who won sang his verses of Crazy in Russian.

    :mrgreen: Fucking A!

    On that sweet note, good night guys!! Seing double now

  373. It was lovely seeing Adam and Kris together one last time — Ford Day really seemed like one last “period at the end of the sentence” for them. Who knows when they’ll get a chance to share a stage again. Hopefully they’ll be able to hang out together here in LA while Kris finishes up his album.

    Thanks to those who posted the videos — much appreciated, as always!

    One last thought: This really did look like a rather stiff corporate setting — no wonder Adam went for the more conservative (for him) hairstyle and “no makeup/eyeliner” look. I guess he was styling for his audience. :)

  374. Great way to part ways . Shows their friendship . Shows how Adam and Kris can adjust to accommodate their singing styles so they can give their audience a good show. That’s just it. It’s about giving a good show.

    And they entered the Idol world singly and now they move on by themselves. Which is what their respective career is all about.

    If we do not like the other’s musical style nor his singing voice nor his choice of songs , we will simply just not buy his CD. It’s decision time now. But I guess most of us here have made our choices long time ago.

    So for me I will just appreciate my choice and ignore the rest from hereon.
    Thus am so glad that Adam is now finally moving forward solo. Though I will enjoy having Adam and Allison’s music crossing each others.

    I hope we get to see more of the Ford performance videos.

    Thanks MJ for posting these vids.

  375. Is anybody else having problems with these youtubes stopping and starting and taking forever to load?? Or do I need to look at my computer :(

  376. Actually, the second video made the duet much better, for some reason. I rather like it here. Just don’t like Kris’s part during the chorus or Adam’s OTT-ness (which, despite how much he let back, is still there).

    It’s good to watch.

  377. WhoooooHooooooo!!!!!!! Videos of the day’s event!!!!!! (The many exclamation points are in honor of Adam.) Might not have been the world’s most astounding performance, but it’s fun, and I’m happy that I get to see and hear it. I’m busy downloading it now.

  378. hwc
    September 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    I thought it was cute that the kid who won sang his verses of Crazy in Russian.

    That was burst laughing out loud funny!

  379. Kris did not look miserable at Disney. He was excited to be there because he had never been before. He was probably tired if anything because he was still on his winner’s press tour and had to leave immediately to get back to NY. He hoped to bring Katy back in the future and enjoy the park.
    As the idol winner Kris is pretty much at the mercy of 19 ENT to attend any and all events they book. He cannot refuse to attend. I agree that Adam got lucky on this fact. Kris can be booked to sing at your wedding for the right price. Kelly has commented several times about how she hated to attend a lot of those events but had to. They don’t get paid much either.
    As far as the other idols, the can do anything they want to except for the newly signed Danny. Danny already had several things going prior to being signed. 19 is probably letting him fulfill those obligations.

  380. Reminder: GMA ‘“ Starlight; Show ‘“ TOMT. Adam also can sing A cappella with no problem.

    Key word being “ONLY an acoustic guitar”. Those ones had more than just an acoustic guitar.

    And yeah, Adam is good a cappella.

  381. Don’t kill me, Adam fans, but I think Adam just doesn’t work with only an acoustic guitar.

    Blasphemy.

  382. hwc
    September 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    I thought it was cute that the kid who won sang his verses of Crazy in Russian.

    I love Kris, but I can’t argue with your wit!

  383. Second video is oh so much better (not to mention banter!). I think that Adam really found his groove in the 2nd half of the song. They both did what they did, IMO, very well, even if they are tired (and they both sounded a bit ragged, and clearly need rest, b/c you can tell when the interviewer asked if they would get any time off and they said no). Different vibes, both awesome guys and clearly very close friends. *sigh* I do have to say that the acoustic guitar suits Kris better, while I think that the piano works better for Adam (this is based on Come Home, my all-time favorite Adam performance from Upright Cabaret, and Dust in the Wind, also very nice). I did like ToMT acoustic, though. And I like Kris better with the guitar, I think, than behind the piano, tho Ain’t So Sunshine is so pretty.

    Okay, I like both of them. Now off to watch some more vids. Squee!!!!

  384. sigh.I’m back.happy luvadamlambert ; were getting pizza tonight lol!I NEED SOMEONE TO FILL ME IN ON THE THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plz.thnx.

  385. CindyM
    September 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    Is anybody else having problems with these youtubes stopping and starting and taking forever to load?? Or do I need to look at my computer

    Ya they’re taking longer than usual for me too.

  386. Sunn
    September 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    CindyM
    September 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    Is anybody else having problems with these youtubes stopping and starting and taking forever to load?? Or do I need to look at my computer

    Ya they’re taking longer than usual for me too.

    I’m not having any problems, not stopping or slow for me. Wonder why some are having problems?

  387. Adam’s voice is clearly a little strained from the tour’“ but he
    does this beautifully.
    I love it.

    Yes, it was quite lovely, indeed. Started a little rough but most of it was excellent. Now I’m ready for the rest of the songs, then multiple angles so we can see better! It looked like there were lots of peeps filming from the other side, so let’s hope someone got close-ups.

  388. Is anybody else having problems with these youtubes stopping and starting and taking forever to load?? Or do I need to look at my computer

    Ya they’re taking longer than usual for me too.

    I am not having any problems, however I am on my new computer that has loads of memory.

  389. Does someone mind posting a full list (I’m sure everyone knows them by now lol) of Adam songs.vidtomp3.com wasn’t working a few weeks ago.I’ll try it again.THNX!!!!!!<3

  390. NEED SOMEONE TO FILL ME IN ON THE THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plz.thnx.

    Sure, here you go…

    OMG, the Ford event is today, we totally forgot! Wait, will there be videos? NO! Ford (or AI) have banned videos. Major bummer. But Wait! ONTD_AI comes through and gets someone in with a video camera. (Much squeeing ensues). Ford marketing sucks, but Ford cars are the engine of our economy. Kradam banter. Kradam sing. Kradam are awesome! No, they suck! No, you suck. I’m rubber, you’re glue…. And Kris sings in Russian.

    Hope that helps.

  391. Adamland

    I’m not having any problems, not stopping or slow for me. Wonder why some are having problems?

    Dunno, it could be either the connection or the CPU. At any rate, if your not having a problem with it, then the problem is probably at my end.

  392. The acoustic Starlight, btw, could have used that baseline they had on GMA. Not Adam’s fault– but the accompaniment needed that bit of “grounding” to feel more satisfying.
    Someone help– I may not be expressing myself properly here…

  393. Ooh, I’m so excited that more vids are turning up. OK, I’m really going home now. See you all on the other side. :)

  394. Starlight was lovely IMO. I love Adam doing acoustic versions as well as his other styles. I don’t get the “OTT” comment at all but I guess we all hear what we want to hear. The duet was just meh for me, I’m sure all the “Kradam” fans are squeeing all over themselves so great that they got this last fanservice moment for them at the end of this long AI/tour marathon. The banter is cute and all, but hopefully this is the last Kradam duet we will hear for a long time, their styles and voices just don’t really mesh IMO and they end up both compromising and it doesn’t highlight either one of them at their best. I didn’t like Kris in this at all but that’s no surprise as he has never been one of my favorites.

  395. To whoever said Kris is more of a guitar singer and Adam more of a piano singer….

    YES YES YES! Kris is more of a guitar singer and Adam works better with the piano. Imagine how much more amazing Adam could be if he learned to play piano.

  396. Error notice on TOMT and Mad World. Got the notice even when I tried to get to it through a Youtube search.

  397. This was a charming way to end their shared AI experience.

    So much so. “A full circle moment” as Adam often says. Adam in no make-up, doing Upright Cabaret, can-I-get-a-gig-somewhere style, no backing band performance. Even singing lower.

    But now we know about him, and those sweet shows, only because of AI. Which swept through our lives, and swept Kris into his. Tie a bow on it, smile in delight, this first gift package completes.

    (And really, many decades from now, when they’re done with the wild ride, these two could so do the Nouveau Smothers Brothers Show. And take turns being the goofy but wise one.)

  398. It was bland’ ¦Kris is obviously still not completely recovered’ ¦I’ll be very relieved when they no longer sing together and the fans can have separate threads to talk about their favorites.

    It doesn’t work like that. I’m not running a fan blog. When I post about an Idol, everyone is welcome to comment.

    The problem is when fans become defensive, angry and rude. That’s when I start deleting.

  399. Uh oh ‘“ I’m pretty sure he thanked ‘Tim Sullivan’  at the end instead of Tim Stewart, then the emcee dude repeated it. Eek for Tim.

    My ears agree. Oops.

  400. #

    (And really, many decades from now, when they’re done with the wild ride, these two could so do the Nouveau Smothers Brothers Show. And take turns being the goofy but wise one.)
    #

    Oh I would so watch this show!!! :-)

  401. I thought the duet was great. Now, I’ve just watched Starlight. I think it’s beautiful! He seems to have slowed it down slightly from GMA, and it makes it even better. I love Adam with the guitar. He’s equally as good when he’s cutting loose and holding back, imo. I can’t wait to see the rest of them, Tracks of my tears, especially. Kris’s falling should be wonderful, too. It was my favorite of his on the show.

  402. I’m still not convinced with that accoustic Starlight, in fact I much prefered the GMA version to this one. I never thought Adam could bore me but this was a snooze, almost like a lullaby for me.

  403. Sunkissedtrampoline, thanks for finding this. Guess what, The Script will be the final act. This will be interesting since Kris will be performing their song. Kris is the second act.

    Kinda OT, but just found out about a new gig Kris has lined up. He is gonna be performing at Bosom Ball 09 to benefit Breast Cancer on October 15th. Tickets available to anyone 21+. You can go to soundcheck if you are younger, though. Takes place in Kentucky (:
    http://www.cingraphics.com/bosomball/bosomball_09.html

    When is Kris going to have time to record?

  404. Finally watched TOMT, Starlight and Mad World. Adam’s voice sounded tired and the accompaniment was lacking something, especially on TOMT.

    of the three songs I preferred Starlight.

    Oh well, AI8 is now officially over. Onwards and upwards for both of them I hope.

  405. dhunken– works for me now, thanks.

    I LOVED the new ending on TOMT!! :)

    And I am so over Mad World… :(

  406. Imagine how much more amazing Adam could be if he learned to play piano.

    I’d rather he concentrate on his singing and his interaction with the audience, there are amazing piano players that can accompany him. I like the fact that he sings and connects with the audience, if he sat and played and got lost in the piano rather than the audience, I wouldn’t like it. Besides his amazing voice, it’s his connection that gets me. In concert, it was unbelievable.

  407. FYI – snuffles posted in the Adam song release thread that several people have heard Adam’s new song and loved it!

    Ref: ricky.org and an independent tweet from K.P.’s songwriter

  408. TOMT was a very short version 1:30 minute, it was great to hear it again but I think Adam was taking care of himself not doing the vocal acrobatics he did during top 10 week, his whole set has very low energy and intensity.
    Mad World was my favorite of the 3, it’s the only one that I feel he really performed.

  409. Oh, MW is so beautiful. I have decided that Adam can sing that whenever he wants and he will touch me deeply. And with the guitar and slowed down…gorgeous. Melting. I have always felt that he has had the most connection with that song and with Come Home and I still feel that way.

  410. Thanks for the videos and pictures! So good to see Kradam together one last time–at least that we know of!

    I don’t think either Kris or Adam have their voices back just yet but nonetheless they sounded great–and as usual, probably sounded even better in person!

    Hope Adam is on a plane back to LA now. It’s always good to go home, see your loved ones/friends, etc. He’ll be busy finishing his album, so we need to savor all our vids; they will keep us going for a while until his single is released and we get to hear “Time for Miracles.”

    Seemed so strange to see Adam without any make-up; it’s been a while. I thought both he and Kris looked a tad tired (esp. in the picture of them leaving the event), but it may have been the lack of make-up on Adam that made the difference with him. I like him either way – make-up or none! He’s still our gorgeous alien!

  411. these two could so do the Nouveau Smothers Brothers Show. And take turns being the goofy but wise one

    The Smothers Bros got censored and canceled because of OTT political jokes. Kris is too mainstream for this.

  412. I have to go for now. I’ll see the Kris’ performance later tonight. Husband will be home soon and he is getting pissed about the computer time. Later.

  413. OHHHH, I loved the guitar arrangement on Mad World, totally beautiful, nice to hear after always getting the piano. IMO, Adam still sounds a bit off vocally, not fully recovered yet. Hopefully he’ll get it back before starting recording.

    Starlight was totally stunning. I liked it much better than the GMA version, the slower tempo is nice.

  414. Finn
    September 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    I love Adam without the makeup. He’s gorgeous!

    You can really tell he’s lost weight while on tour. Looked very long and lean.

  415. FYI ‘“ snuffles posted in the Adam song release thread that several people have heard Adam’s new song and loved it!

    Ref: ricky.org and an independent tweet from K.P.’s songwriter

    WHAT????? *runs to other thread*

  416. I floved that Mad World. Very ethereal and therefore appropriate to the song. I liked the SL because it was a little bit lower, and slower and I liked it, very chill. The ToMT was actually a bit off just a bit by Adam, he fell behind a bit for a bit of the song, was able to make up for it later, so overall very nice, but not as nice as the others, or as I expected.

    And yeah, Adam is good a cappella.

    My favourite Adam a cappella is his SSB at the Air Force base as part of his going home package for AI. Totally a cappella and very well done, imho.

  417. I actually think that Mad World would have sounded better acappella. There’s something about the guitar that sounds off on that song.

  418. SL, TOMT, MW- Just beautiful! Adams voice was pure heaven. THank you soo much for those vids!

  419. To me, the Starlight kinda sounded like he started with a subtle GMA-like vibe, then sorta forgot himself midway thru and kicked it up a notch toward concert level. Need to see alternate views to be sure, though (not sure what visuals have to do with audio, but work with me here, people!).

    I actually liked Kris’ MITM, too.

  420. Oops, I have been working all day and part of the evening (trying to catch up) and I have missed all this totally hilarious thread. I have watched the video, and definitely, Adam was holding back. I definitely don ´t like Kris voice. So, I would go with this comment:

    Adam sounded great as usual on Crazy. His voice was pure and sure and strong.
    Kris played a nice guitar

    However, I prefer Adams solo versions on the web (the studio recording is awesome btw).

  421. I think that this venue was too small for anything but acoustic guitar or piano and no belting but … three stripped down slow songs from Adam is a bit of a snooze and a bit of a waste. But then, perhaps, big auto execs don’t deserve too much of a good thing until they get themselves straightened out.

    Can’t imagine that Adam got Tim’s name wrong unless it was a joke. They’re friends. (unless it has something to do with Allison)

  422. CindyM
    September 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    I actually think that Mad World would have sounded better acappella. There’s something about the guitar that sounds off on that song.

    Agree. It bothered me.

    I think Kris sounded great on his solo– he had the guitar thing going AND the added advantage of accompaniment by Tim. the two instruments together made for a richer musical sound.
    This was def a good venue for Kris.

  423. Oh and yeah, Adam credited Tim Sullivan and not Tim Stewart. Oh Adam. So nice of you to try and once again, thank the people you work with, but remembering their actual names while doing so? Helpful.

  424. Is anybody else having problems with these youtubes stopping and starting and taking forever to load?? Or do I need to look at my computer

    Don’t know if they’re still wonky for anyone, but they were for me. I had to quit Firefox and open my dusty copy of Google Chrome. The new browser did the trick.

    Subdued audience. Work manners? Afraid to melt into goo in front of their bosses? Nothing wrong with that. Just startling after fifty two shows of mass screamage.

  425. hwc
    September 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    I thought it was cute that the kid who won sang his verses of Crazy in Russian.

    Finally somebody tells me what that language is ;-)

  426. Ok I think he said Tim’s so the man and the emcee thought he said Sullivan. that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  427. Hi all. I just got home. I took a peek on the site right before I left work and could not wait to join the party. Of couse, our bus was stuck in Lincoln Tunnel like forever while I stewed and fret. Alright, I’m off to catch up on this thread.

  428. Loved everything. Loved it all. Made my day. Happy now. Kiss Kiss to everyone.

  429. Falling Slowly is absolutely beautiful. I was already fond of Kris on the show before he did that, but I remember that performance cementing him as my favorite. To take a leaf from Paula, Kris “moves me”. :D

  430. Ok I think he said Tim’s so the man and the emcee thought he said Sullivan. that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

    Haha, nice try, Squirrely, but he actually says it TWICE before the MC dude says it again…. Poor guy.

  431. Good things about MITM for Kris, so much stronger than when he did the first time when he started AI. My goodness, what an improvement!

    Bad things…stop shouting at me, Kris! Don’t you love me anymore? Than why are you shouting at me?

    And I know Kris mumbles when he speaks, it’s why I’m glad I have my Skull Candy earphone to listen (and enjoy) his interviews and wit. But I hope I get another version of this, because his diction in the beginning of this song is driving me crazy. Has he been hanging around Allison too long? (love you Allison, but yeah).

    Later in this song his diction is better (yay!) than he starts shouting (boo).

    pfffft.

    Off to listen to Falling Slowly, probably my fave performance of Kris’s for the entire series (it freakin’ rocked like a hurricane that night, and shut up Randy).

  432. Falling slowly and Mad World – beautiful – love their voices.

  433. I just listen to mad world and I thought there was a couple of spots where Adam voice didn’t sound good. Like it hasn’t came back yet. Is it just me?

  434. Truthiness
    September 18, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Oh and yeah, Adam credited Tim Sullivan and not Tim Stewart. Oh Adam. So nice of you to try and once again, thank the people you work with, but remembering their actual names while doing so? Helpful.

    Here Adam shows once again he is human after all….but I take the good with the bad with him…..Plus I am willing to excuse the flub do to him being very very tired…..Good fan that I am….. :-)

  435. Too many poops here. It was a one-timer – it was fun! It’s over, babes. Wish ’em both all they could wish for. In love with two wonderful guys.

  436. Allison8701 and some others on this board will be happy to hear that Kris didn’t stretch out his vocal on the word “soul” in Heartless!

  437. These two tired guys did a great job entertaining the lucky Ford employees. Acoustic is difficult even when you aren’t exhausted. Really good performances for both of them and adorable banter as a bonus for the Ford peeps.

    I like acoustic Adam – I’m always happy to have the opportunity to hear Adam’s voice.

    However, my favorite of these videos is Man in the Mirror. Love, love it. Audience seems to like it too.

  438. Falling Slowly– VERY nice.

    It’s the song that first made me notice him and like him.

  439. Yep, Falling Slowly is still great and Kris is great at it. A touch of vocal weakness at 3:20, not supported enough at about 3:33 (he still had problems on the tour occasionally supporting/maintaining his falsetto/higher notes), but overall LOVELY performance. Well done, Kris. sigh, so pretty. Yep, still my fave by Kris.

    Now should I listen to Heartless before going to the store to get champers for the weekend, or wait until afterwards? Decisions, decisions.

  440. OK, I feel compelled to mention again that for every word that ends with a ‘t’ Kris really exaggerates the ‘t’ sound – e.g., “You guys are greaT“… and more… just sayin’. Don’t know what that’s about, but been noticing it in interviews for a month now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4wR2tYR9n0

    0:11

  441. I love Adam without the makeup. He’s gorgeous!

    He always has some makeup on otherwise he would have blonde eyelashes.

  442. But for now, it’s one last moment together before they split for good.

    I think the perfect time to have said “no mas” to duets would have been just after the KISS medley at the finale.

  443. really exaggerates the ‘t’ sound

    You should try enunciating with a wad of chewing tobacco between your cheek and gum sometime. If you aren’t really careful, you end up up dribbling tobacco juice down the front of your plaid shirt.

  444. I think the perfect time to have said ‘no mas’  to more duets would have been just after the KISS medley at the finale.

    You mean “nyet”, don’t you?

  445. ricardo222
    September 18, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I just listen to mad world and I thought there was a couple of spots where Adam voice didn’t sound good. Like it hasn’t came back yet. Is it just me?

    Not just you ricardo, he was a little off in sposts. You can tell when he spoke that he is still in recovery mode.

  446. hwc
    September 18, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    But for now, it’s one last moment together before they split for good.

    I think the perfect time to have said ‘no mas’  to duets would have been just after the KISS medley at the finale.

    I am so in agreement with you hwc.

  447. Right before Kradam sang “Crazy,” and Adam said he didn’t play an instrument, but “he guessed he could sing” did you notice how the audience went wild! They were really hoping he would! Then he said something to the effect that it would be hard to dance to acoustic music, but “I guess you could” and he sort of gave a little hip action while sitting on the stool. Couldn’t tell if it was a modified hip thrust or what! Anyway, I THINK it’s around the 6:10 mark? Might want to look at it and see if maybe I was WANTING to see a little hip action and really didn’t!

    All in all, a nice way to end the week–with videos!! Lots of other exciting stuff heading our way from Adam. Can’t wait!!!

  448. Just watched Falling Slowly. It was lovely. A little shouty at points, but lovely overall.

    I think Today, Kris delivered a better individual performance, he should just never ever do Crazy again.

  449. OK, home now and finally watched the duet. I liked it. Didn’t love it, but it was a mellow vibe and they looked to be enjoying themselves and that’s alright by me. ;) Not my fav rendition of the song, but they did a nice job considering how vastly different their styles and vocal timbres are from each other. Thank you boys. Now…no more duets.

    Or to borrow from ross, duet = nyet!

  450. OK, home now and finally watched the duet. I liked it. Didn’t love it, but it was a mellow vibe and they looked to be enjoying themselves and that’s alright by me. ;) Not my fav rendition of the song, but they did a nice job considering how vastly different their styles and vocal timbres are from each other. Thank you boys. Now…no more duets.

    Or to borrow from ross, duet = nyet!

  451. Or to borrow from ross, duet = nyet!

    lol. But you have to exaggerate the T sound at the end. While chewing tobocco, milking a cow, and marrying your 13 year old cousin.

  452. lol. But you have to exaggerate the T sound at the end. While chewing tobocco, milking a cow, and marrying your 13 year old cousin

    You’re funny, Ross :)

  453. Just watched Falling Slowly. It was lovely. A little shouty at points, but lovely overall.

    Yeah, I noticed a bit in that too song as well, but not as bad as it was in MiTM, and the rest of FS was so lovely and the sound quality sucked. So I still thought it a very lovely performance, and I compensated for the crappy sound quality in places. But yeah, why so shouty Kris? We’re right here and we love you!

  454. anthro LMAO.

    I was not crazy for Crazy… it was nice, just not a true duet and Adam either held back or is not feeling up to par. Poor guys are probably still getting over their illnesses and fatigue.

    I liked the banter and those Ford folks were extremely lucky. I’m so jellus, why can’t my corp have these guys come to our retreat?

  455. Yeah, I noticed a bit in that too song as well, but not as bad as it was in MiTM,

    Ya, and Crazy as well.
    Personally I hate the acoustic version of MITM, but that has nothing to do with Kris, It’s just personal taste. I didn’t like it on the show either.

    I think Kris was in good voice today, Adam still seemed to be either under the weather, or saving his voice.

  456. lol. But you have to exaggerate the T sound at the end. While chewing tobocco, milking a cow, and marrying your 13 year old cousin.

    The MC thanked the guys, ‘Kris and Allen’  at the end. How sweet. Tim Sullivan probably enjoyed it, anyway.

    Between these two posts my stomach muscles hurt from laughing

  457. mj
    September 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    But for now, it’s one last moment together before they split for good. It was a nice performance, I thought. Not a big deal, no handwringing or super-analysis necessary. Just a sweet, parting shot.

    Thank you, MJ. It was a nice performance – no big deal. It was a nice period at the end of the long Kradam sentence. It was nice that we got a chance to see these videos – all of them.

  458. CindyM
    September 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    I actually think that Mad World would have sounded better acappella. There’s something about the guitar that sounds off on that song.

    This. Exactly.

  459. LOL…I just read a funny comment somewhere else:

    “You know what that “Crazy” duet needed? A little spanking, that’s what.”

    LOLOL. Tinhats activated!

  460. ‘You know what that ‘Crazy’  duet needed? A little spanking, that’s what.’ 

    It’s funny we were just talking about this song last night… little did we know….

  461. The MC thanked the guys, ‘Kris and Allen’  at the end. How sweet. Tim Sullivan probably enjoyed it, anyway.

    Naaaah, he said Kris, Adam and Tim. Funny but naaaaah.

  462. Pleasant performances. I liked Adams, but they were not perfect. He is clearly not back on form yet and I don’t think he was weaving as effortlessly in and out of falsetto as he normally does, sub-par but pleasant nonetheless.

    I’m not a big Kris fan but I listened to Falling Slowly and MitM. For FS I really like the song and the arrangement but Kris’s voice was just ok for me (which is actually a positive since I normally don’t like his voice at all). For MitM I liked the first part until he started shouting.

    All in all I was probably more impressed with Kris than Adam at this event, which is a first :).

  463. OMG! Adam looked so gorgeous ,especially when he was singing MW, this was a treat indeed! Love him.

  464. I heard Adam at :50.

    Does anyone have a link to a video of “We are the Champions”? Does one exist somewhere?

  465. anthrogeek
    September 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    Naaaah, he said Kris, Adam and Tim. Funny but naaaaah.

    No, I swear, right at the :50 mark ‘“ check it out!

    Sorry bb :( I heard “so let’s have one more round of applause for Kris and Adam”

  466. I did like Kris’s Falling Slowly. It was about the only one on the show that made me notice him. I like the song and think he did a good job with it. His facial expressions always making him seem like he is struggling to reach a note. It makes it hard to look at….but closing my eyes, i really liked the song.

  467. You guys are the best!!! Sunn, you are my hero for the firefox/youtube download help. I’d send ya a gift from New Mexico if I knew where to send it…!!

  468. Kris was in fine voice indeed. Holy crap. I have no words. Gah. That was amazing!

  469. anthrogeek: Listened to it again. Still hear Kris and Allen.

    But the guy also two words before gets the word “applause” mixed up and repeats it. Could happen to anyone, right?

    Either that or not everyone’s world revolves around Kris and Adam.

  470. Sorry bb I heard ‘so let’s have one more round of applause for Kris and Adam’ 

    Hmmm… well, maaaybeee…. but the guy is certainly a mushmouth!

  471. What a great day. New videos for Kris and Adam fans, a Kradam duet and a Q&A. I almost kinda wish they’d not blown the whole load today and had given us a video a day. It’s gonna be hell waiting for new stuff.

  472. Cindy M

    It’s gonna be hell waiting for new stuff.

    But we get a new single Monday, don’t we?

  473. Hmmm’ ¦ well, maaaybeee’ ¦. but the guy is certainly a mushmouth!

    Maybe he’s borrowing Kris’s chew/gum?

  474. idolslc
    September 18, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    Cindy M

    It’s gonna be hell waiting for new stuff.

    But we get a new single Monday, don’t we?

    Yes, Kris fans will be squeeing in just a couple of days!!

  475. Hi luv. I know you love Adam, but I love that you’re excited about Kris’ single. :)

  476. idolslc
    September 18, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Cindy M

    It’s gonna be hell waiting for new stuff.

    But we get a new single Monday, don’t we?

    Some do, others are waiting for singles. I’m in with the waiting crowd.

  477. I know people are (sorta) joking here, but Kris chews gum. There’s no evidence that he chews tobacco — he doesn’t carry around a spit cup, there’s no evidence of brown drool on his clothes, his teeth aren’t stained, etc. On the other hand, there’s plenty of evidence that he chews a LOT of gum…

  478. adamland –

    i hear ya. yeah, i’m a kris fan. But you won’t have too long to wait. OK maybe every day that goes by feels like too long. But i’m sure it will be amazing when it happens. Trying to be positive…it’s probably not working.

  479. I know people are (sorta) joking here, but Kris chews gum. There’s no evidence that he chews tobacco ‘” he doesn’t carry around a spit cup, there’s no evidence of brown drool on his clothes, his teeth aren’t stained, etc. On the other hand, there’s plenty of evidence that he chews a LOT of gum

    Maybe that’s why he always makes those faces. He may swallow the tobacco, therefore, there is no evidence!!! Which would also account for his latest sickness and green/pale looking appearance.

  480. idolslc
    September 18, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    adamland –

    i hear ya. yeah, i’m a kris fan. But you won’t have too long to wait. OK maybe every day that goes by feels like too long. But i’m sure it will be amazing when it happens. Trying to be positive’ ¦it’s probably not working.

    Thanks, it is torture especially with dates thrown out then finding out ‘Not correct date” but nothing else. GRRR

  481. Hey idolslc!!! :) check out the kris single thread frm yesterday….it’s kinda awesome….so
    Much kris support….gr8

  482. adamland

    well one thing you can no doubt count on is that as soon as the first single drops, you’ll get lots more Adam, and then more and more … likely for years and years to come. there is a lot to look forward to after this lul that by comparison will probably be brief. one day at a time will see you through…:)

  483. Oh my God, I missed Falling Slowly so much….. I also like how Kris did it in a different key. Amazing how much that changed the song. So….. soothing.

  484. I know people are (sorta) joking here, but Kris chews gum. There’s no evidence that he chews tobacco

    He picked it the habit up from his mother. After they plowed the fields, they sat and had a chaw, and some corn likker from the still out back.

  485. Scratch where I said Adam’s voice doesn’t fit acoustic guitar well, it does well with ToMT. Mad World seems a little weird, it makes the song almost sound happy o_O. Not a huge fan, but it’s different so it’s pretty cool.

    Still don’t think it fit Crazy very well in the arrangement today.

  486. idolslc
    September 18, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    adamland

    well one thing you can no doubt count on is that as soon as the first single drops, you’ll get lots more Adam, and then more and more ‘ ¦ likely for years and years to come. there is a lot to look forward to after this lul that by comparison will probably be brief. one day at a time will see you through’ ¦:)

    True, but I have never experienced being a fan like this ever before and it is very hard to get accustomed to. Plus I am not a very patient person when I want something…

  487. luv –

    thanks, yes, I was there for awhile.

    but kinda like this thread – i think i’m overloaded on the analysis. i thought the videos from today were great. it was fine with me to take them at face value and think of how fun it would be to be a Ford employee. the 20+ seconds of the single at face value is interesting and exciting to me – i expect to really like it. my son (the 12 yr old) liked the clip and thinks he might like the single.

    i’m getting tired of picking kris and adam apart an i just want them to get on with all the fun of their careers. love them both and the videos from today were a part of that for me.

  488. True, but I have never experienced being a fan like this ever before and it is very hard to get accustomed to. Plus I am not a very patient person when I want something’ ¦

    The psychology of fame (for the famous) and fandom (for the fans) is very unwieldy. Thrilling but uncomfortable and awkward, too.

  489. idolslc
    September 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    True, but I have never experienced being a fan like this ever before and it is very hard to get accustomed to. Plus I am not a very patient person when I want something’ ¦

    The psychology of fame (for the famous) and fandom (for the fans) is very unwieldy. Thrilling but uncomfortable and awkward, too.

    I majored in psychology but changed my mind and went into the legal field, am SicFi nut and this just does not compute – as clichd as that sounds it is a very accurate description of what I am experiencing being a fan, on a blog, sitting up half the night listening to cellcasts and waiting for videos, now waiting for singles, videos, albums and tours.

  490. Adam looked gorgeous today.
    Didn’t like Crazy duet at all.
    Yay! Kradam is over. Now they can finally do their own thing.

  491. He picked it the habit up from his mother. After they plowed the fields, they sat and had a chaw, and some corn likker from the still out back.

    whilst also skinnin’ a ‘possum for dinner. Which, naturally, was road kill.

  492. I almost connected emotionally with Kris’s rendition of “Falling Slowly”.. His BEST performance for me! :-)

  493. I have not been this connected to…well…an activity (Idol loving) since I was into improv comedy (wasn’t good) or acting (wasn’t good) or playwriting (pretty good, will return to it again soon). It’s not always healthy but if feels soooo good. ;)

    One thing before I sign off FOR GOOD tonight. I am a bit concerned about how tired Kris and Adam seemed and sounded today. I liked all of the songs, but there were pitchy or tired moments during each song, IMO (tho I liked Heartless and MW the best, and I didn’t expect to). I just hope they don’t end up on vocal rest (remember Katherine McPhee? Jordin Sparks). And Kris has a gig in Boston (that I can’t go to) tomorrow night in Boston. They look SO WORN DOWN. I know you have to strike while the fire is hot or something, but I hope they don’t end up getting sick again or ending up with something even worse than the flu.

    Well, I will leave to them and will leave you all to posting. I am beat! Ciao for now.

  494. I loved the crazy duet. Both still seem a bit under the weather, but I loved both of them on this. Kris almost has his smooth butta voice back that makes me shiver. Yeah!

    I have been trying to figure out why I prefer Kris over Adam (I am a fan of both of them) and it has come down to I think that as much as Adam amazes me and I am blown away by Adam’s talent, Adam is normally not quite my style. I am a mellow laid back kind of gal. However, I really love mellow, laid-back Adam, especially in the Crazy performance. I still loved Kris even more though. Kris is mellow.

    Crazy acoustic intimate style seemed more like Kris than Adam, probably similiar to that big arena threatical production is more suited to Adam. I could care less about electrifying though as a matter of personal style, and I honestly prefer just seeing musicians sitting on a stage jamming away. Loving these videos.

  495. I am a mellow laid back kind of gal.

    I am verrry laid back but prefer Adam. But, I have always liked a singer who performs and takes me out of my self and makes me think and excites my senses and makes me go – he was on stage for 20 minutes where in the hell did the time go it seems like a second? Adam does all that and I love it. His voice is his instrument and it is a voice I have waited for for a long time. Throw in his performance style and I am in heaven.

    I turn the station when the Jason Maraz’s and Dave Matthews’ and John Mayer’s, etc. of the singing world come on.

    To each his own.

  496. I think that’s how I am Soapbox0916 regarding Kris. I was listening to him sing falling slowly and I love his voice so much on it. Am really laid back too. I also love how he so gets into his music, How his legs start moving like they do. And when Kris sings it feel’s like his just singing for me and know one else.

  497. I think that’s how I am Soapbox0916 regarding Kris. I was listening to him sing falling slowly and I love his voice so much on it. Am really laid back too. I also love how he so gets into his music, How his legs start moving like they do. And when Kris sings it feel’s like his just singing for me and know one else.

  498. They are adorable together. I liked Crazy, but actually I love the way they interact with each other even more. The friendship comes through loud and clear. I think they have found a life long friend in each other and that is really cool. Jason Castro did such a great job on this version of Crazy. But it was fun to see Adam and Kris do it together. .

  499. ‘Another thing to think about, this may be the last duet we hear from them again.

    Thanks God! This better be their last duet. I’m done with Kradam thing.. or not.. if they’re hosting that Seacrest radio gig again.. but that is it. No more duet for both of them. Their voices’ just don’t blend nicely together.

  500. Plow the fields, corn likker, still, skin a possum, marry 13 year old cousin, learn from mother. Is that all about Kris and his accent? That makes me sad!!!!

  501. Ok, now is this #@$!?% tour finally over? Much as I like them both, I’m soooo ready to move on to what I got into this for in the first place.

    I listened to the Crazy video, not going to even try to listen to the others since I’ve long since surpassed my tolerance for those particular strings of notes.

    Two notes on Crazy, Adam-centric, of course:

    1) I’ve consistently liked his choices on this song. Often on others, too, of course, but always on this one. Like the Upright performance, this is an unplugged, “small” performance. But it’s like there’s a game of musical whack-a-mole going on somewhere inside of him: when he tamps down the dance imperative and the vocal shredding, the creative impulse spurts out in wonderful riffs. God, he must have been impossible to be around before he started singing.

    2) I’m so glad to see him and Kris find common musical ground. Partly because they’re friends and must be fun for them. But also to shut-up the people who are always saying how, because of their different styles, you can’t compare them.

    This is a pet peeve of mine. Of course you can. People compare different things all the time. For example, beef and shrimp are very different and I love them both (I mean actual beef and shrimp, not Adam and Kris. This is a metaphor) But I can also tell which restaurants do beef well, but the shrimp should be avoided. And vice versa.

    But I’m preaching to the choir. There can’t be that many people who are, on the one hand, invested enough in American Idol, afterall, to be reading this blog, and yet think that you can’t compare singers who have different styles and talents.

  502. undercooked
    September 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I wonder what it would have sounded like if they had dueted on ‘Falling Slowly?’ 

    Gawd just – NO! and on that Gawd awful thought in my head I am heading out of this thread. Have fun folks!

  503. I love Kris’s version of Man in the Mirror. Loved it on the show and loved it here. I wish this had been his song for Michael Jackson week. I also like the acoustic version of these songs. Love the way Kris gets into the song and makes it his own.

  504. Putting performer aside.. I need to connect to a song.. I find it hard to connect with Kris’s songs.. not really sure why, and all the songs he did sounded the same to me.. only when he did falling slowly did i notice a potential to connect.. he has a great voice I would really like it if I could connect, just can’t!!!!! SIGH

  505. Thanks so much for posting these videos. I have been following Kris on Twitter and knew this was happening but wasn’t sure how to find the videos. This is great. Kris sang three of my favorite songs of his from the season. I am so fired up about the release of his first single with the debut album to follow. Love Slezak’s reaction to the single. I hope he is absolutely right about audience reaction to it.

  506. It is hard for me to understand how anyone cannot connect to Kris when he sings. I feel the same way. I have to have that connection with the artist and I have it in spades with Kris. He is really the only one from season 8 that I feel that connection with. Different styles simply appeal to different people, right?

  507. I liked all the performances, especially MW which was so remarkably slow it almost stopped. As did my breathing. I thought Crazy was really edible. Love to hear both K and A improvise and yea for something new! There was pitchiness and a few eek notes but, of course that can happen in a performance, not sponsored wholly or in part by Autotune. Particularly with voices that been through a veritable meat grinder. Hotel lounge acts, local bar bands, seasoned veterans, Grammy winners and Rock Gods all have their off moments. These guys are in good company.

    Final note: Adam hair flip? Burst out laughing. He IS quick.

    Hope you enjoyed it.

  508. Blasphemy sealily1bc;) everyone knows Adam is a glittery alien frm planet fierce.(rolling eyes smiley) lol

  509. Does anyone know why both Kris and Adam’s pics are missing from their twitter accts. It looks like some bird or something on both of them.

  510. I actually only listened to crazy today.brb lookin at the rest….

  511. anthrogeek

    September 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    Naaaah, he said Kris, Adam and Tim. Funny but naaaaah.

    No, I swear, right at the :50 mark ‘“ check it out!

    The answer is: Both.

    The emcee guy first says “Kris, Adam and Tim.” The there is applause. The he says it again, one more time thanks kind of thing, and then he says “Kris and Allen”

    So everybody did hear what you heard. You’re just listening on two places.

  512. Plow the fields, corn likker, still, skin a possum, marry 13 year old cousin, learn from mother. Is that all about Kris and his accent? That makes me sad!!!!

    It was just a kidding way of saying Kris does not fit that stereotype. So please don’t be sad. :)

  513. I am verrry laid back but prefer Adam. But, I have always liked a singer who performs and takes me out of my self and makes me think and excites my senses and makes me go ‘“ he was on stage for 20 minutes where in the hell did the time go it seems like a second? Adam does all that and I love it. His voice is his instrument and it is a voice I have waited for for a long time. Throw in his performance style and I am in heaven.

    Ok, I think we actually agree. You want to be excited and be taken out of your self. I am exactly the opposite in what I want musically. I have got more than enough drama in my life and don’t want any more drama, I deal with the homeless, the disabled, ex-offenders, work in goverment, and I am trying to save the world LOL. I don’t need or want to be excited or electrified when seeking out music. I am looking to be chill, mellow, and lost deep within my own inner world of thoughts. These Ford videos are where I want to be musically.

    Kris sneaks in my subconscious, so I don’t think about listening to him, it is almost like I think and feel along with Kris. Adam amazes the hell out of me and I really do like Adam a whole lot, but Kris is more what I want musically.

  514. I’m just listening to Crazy again with head phones and really enjoying it. I must admit, I think their voices are interesting together. Would have even been more curious to hear them harmonizing instead of just singing their own verses. I like them together, just for the novelty of it.

  515. I enjoyed the videos. But Adam and Kris really looked tired and their voices showed it. The flu/cold–whatever they had–must have really taken it’s toll on both of them. The Tour was just too many shows one after another! That alone puts so much ‘stress’ on the vocals besides getting sick.

    Things have kind of come ‘full circle’ for the two of them and I really feel it’s time to close this page of their lives. Nice they could close it with a duet. It kind of seemed the right thing to do. I’m sure they will always have a ‘bond’ with each other and will always respcet each other and remain good friends.

    Adam’s career is the one I’ll always be following and probably Allison’s, too. But I do wish Kris a successful career. Adam and Kris are just ‘good people’!!

  516. Nice tweet from guitarist Tim Stewart

    #Just landed in la… The show with Kris and Adam was fun… They’re really good people… They deserve all the success comin their way…#
    31 minutes ago from Echofon

  517. Mmmmkay.the q&a is adorable!!!!!!! the second time I hear it a absolutely FLOVE crazy!!!!!!!!!! Both parts.heh

  518. Here’s my summarized thoughts
    — Adam still sounds slightly under the weather for his individual performances. Poor BB. He had clearly some vocal strain issues especially on Mad World in Manchester; but it does sound like his voice has improved.
    — Preferred the acapella ending of TOMT on AI but this version still sounds nice.
    — I thought Kris sounded great in his individual performances. He sounds less tired than Adam. I liked the “Man in the Mirror” performance a lot. Not a fan of the song “Falling Slowly”, but his performance was great.
    — I read through the drama of “Crazy” in this thread lol. I noticed that a lot of Adam fans did not like it. I’m going to go for an unpopular(?) opinion to say that I did! Is it one of Adam’s better performances of this song? No. Did he dial back on his vocals? Yes. But I thought considering their voices are so completely different this was a good middle ground. I love it when Adam improvises on his lower range and I guess singing with Kris pushes him to do that more. And you guys, this is the last time that we’ll hear Kradam sing together for a while and I’m kinda feeling sad lol. It’s the official end of the AI era. *sob*

  519. The emcee guy first says ‘Kris, Adam and Tim.’  The there is applause. The he says it again, one more time thanks kind of thing, and then he says ‘Kris and Allen’ 

    So everybody did hear what you heard. You’re just listening on two places.

    No, I said in my post I hear Kris and Adam both times.

  520. Would have even been more curious to hear them harmonizing instead of just singing their own verses.

    They didn’t have a lot of time to rehearse which is probably why they ended up dividing it the way they did – pretty equitably too. No one tried to overshadow the other – that’s how you do a duet :-)

    I wonder what it would have sounded like if they had dueted on ‘Falling Slowly?’ 

    The Kradam fangirls would have spontaneously combusted :-)

  521. Does anyone know why both Kris and Adam’s pics are missing from their twitter accts. It looks like some bird or something on both of them.

    I don’t know. I guess the bird is a twitter symbol? I was wondering that, too. Are the pics down because they have to replace them with official 19-approved pics, or something?

    The emcee guy first says ‘Kris, Adam and Tim.’  The there is applause. The he says it again, one more time thanks kind of thing, and then he says ‘Kris and Allen’ 

    That’s what I heard, too. But…why does it matter? The guy misspoke. He knows their names.

  522. falling slowly is my fave kris thing ever be yay fir homies in heartless!!!!

  523. WOW! Wow! TOMT and Mad World gave me chills…Again…Should I say still ?

  524. Would have even been more curious to hear them harmonizing instead of just singing their own verses.

    They didn’t have a lot of time to rehearse which is probably why they ended up dividing it the way they did ‘“ pretty equitably too. No one tried to overshadow the other ‘“ that’s how you do a duet :-)

    Actually, what they did was more of a duo. A duet actually does involve harmonizing. A duo is more of a parallel tradeoff.

    I’m glad I got to see it. I’m glad there were no judges. I’m glad they’re moving on :)

  525. Of one thing I am sure. I really doubt I will be able to ever watch Idol again with the same enthusiasm I had this year. Adam Lambert has spoiled me to the point of no return. I can say with some degree of certainty that I will never see a talent like him again on the Idol stage.

    For those of you who are familiar with me, I was crazy insane for Taylor. He made me feel emotions that had been dead for some time and I do believe in timing, that its everything, and for me season 5 of Idol filled a very large void. He made Idol fun that season. He turned a rather boring season into something I looked forward to watching cause I never knew what the heck he was gonna do and in those days Idol was very strict about what they let their kids do. They had very little free rein on stage. It was so scripted. Looking back now I feel a little silly as I clearly wouldnt put Taylor in the same league as Adam..(please, I feel as if I could be carted away even saying the two names in the same sentence) but Adam is in another galaxy altogether. He is so talented that its sinful. I think, and I say this with some hesitancy, that this year I will watch Idol from time to time but not with the intensity that I have in past years. I think I found what I was looking for this year.

    And anyways, I watched NCIS for the first time ever over the Summer and Im hooked. If I have to choose between Idol and Jethro Gibbs Im going with Gibbs.

    I just want to thank MJ for all she has done. All the hours I have logged into this site over the years. When it was a tiny blog with just a few people posting, it had class and now that MJ has transformed it into the giant machine it is today, it has class so thank you MJ for an outstanding job above and beyond the call of duty.

    Season 5 and this blog may have saved my emotional life because now Im living happily ever after in the bunny patch with a smile on my face where there once was none. Time really does heal and this blog with its incredibly smart, witty, compassionate people helped me get through some dark, dark times. Till we meet again and happy trails to the best blog ever. MJ your the best.

  526. I NEED MP3s for all of those…….I wish I could still buy the kris ones on iTunes:(

  527. OMG Kris didn’t wear plaid! What is the world coming to?

    I’m grinning from ear to ear after watching and listening to these videos. What a treat! Adam was perfection to me today with his acoustic versions of these songs and his natural look. Wowser!!! Pick me up off the floor. It doesn’t get any better than today….and Kradam rules!! That is all……..

  528. Okay – call me Crazy, but I loved the duet! I have to admit that I was totally taken with Kris Allen’s style from day one on AI ‘“ he sings from the heart ‘“ and even if you don’t like his style of music, if you first like the song, you are forever moved by his performance. I am in complete awe of Adam Lambert’s voice and song lyric mastery ‘“ can’t wait to find out where he goes on his album ‘“ it could be anywhere, and probably will be! I have a feeling he’ll have some song on it for everybody.

    Hopefully this is the point where the comparisons begin to fade and the appreciation of two different styles, two different approaches, two different voices begins. Music lovers have much to look forward to in the coming weeks!

  529. </blockquote

    They didn’t have a lot of time to rehearse which is probably why they ended up dividing it the way they did ‘“ pretty equitably too. No one tried to overshadow the other ‘“ that’s how you do a duet

    I agree, they are classy guys.

    I wonder what it would have sounded like if they had dueted on ‘Falling Slowly?’ 

    The Kradam fangirls would have spontaneously combusted

    Absolutely, I know I would have.

  530. Kris was in his element and upstaged Adam in this setting. I love Adam but he is just so much more in his element when he is being theatrical and dramatic….yes, I said it. He is theatrical and that is what makes his performances so amazing.

    His slow songs will always be beautiful because his voice is so beautiful but, for me, 3 slow songs and a slow “not quite right” duet leaves me feeling kind of….meh.

    Adam really didn’t have much choice though. He didn’t have a lot to work with. He won’t be doing many performances like that in the future. Yay!

  531. Wow! You all are so chatty! But that makes me happy. I was already suffering the early stages of Adam withdrawal until I checked to MJs this afternoon and found two Adamesque threads!

    First regarding the duet hate/adam-Kris holding back issue. A duet is about the sum of the whole and not the individual voices/performers. This is why the Danny/Kris duet during the season was such an epic fail. When Adam( and Kris) perform a duet, the goal is the music itself and the joy of performing with another musician. I think that comes through so clearly in the Crazy duet. It wasn’t perfect. It would not have been my choice for a song for the two of them to duet on but I think the worked it out. But I will say I LOVED Jason Castro’s version of this song.

    re: Adam’s songs: Yes, I think Adam is exhausted and still recovering. I saw and talked to him ( briefly ) at the meet and greet in Manchester and his voice was def a little tired. I think that is why we got to hear his lower reg on these vids. I actually liked them a lot. I thought Startlight was better this time around than at the GMA and loved TOMT. I always wanted to hear him do that song again. I haven’t listened to mad world. The vid wasn’t working for me.

    Re: Kris songs: I only listened to MiTM. I thought he did better with this song than he did on the show. I really liked it. Didn’t check out his other two songs.

    I loved the easy banter between these guys. Loved it. I do hope they stay friends as their individual careers take them in seperate directions. :)

  532. Kris and Adam both sound and act so tired. They are probably dealing with the emotional and physical let down that comes after you have pushed your body to its limit- when your body knows you don’t have to do that anymore and lets the amount of exhaustion it really feels fully settle in. Neither of these guys seem to be having much fun doing this show, especially Adam.

    Now that Adam is going home, I hope he can get some more rest and sleep than he has had in the last few months, and let his body recover a bit from the exhausting pace it has been keeping. Even though he has to work on his album, at least he wont have to do it while touring and performing every day, and at least he wont be having to travel every day as well. Travelling like that in and of itself is beyond tiring!

  533. Fuck, that crazy Ford social media guy Scott Monty has apparently left me several tweets defending his total fail today at the event today. (I am jolinegkg in RL and tweets)

    @Mitla96 Ha! If you’re going to be the head of social media you ought to have the tools, expertise and smarts to use it!!! Scott Monty fails

    @ScottMonty@jolinegkg Pretty sure I have the smarts and expertise.

    @ScottMonty You and Ford missed great opportunity to reach out to thousands and did not take advantage of it. Just saying.

    @ScottMonty@jolinegkg Not sure you understand what the actual event was.

    @ScottMonty Believe me, I and thousands of others know precisely what the event was and have been talking about it on and off all day

    jolinegkg@ScottMonty Also Rule #1 in social media world — don’t snark back at potential clients.

    ScottMonty@jolinegkg That wasn’t snark. I’ve found throughout the day that people didn’t understand that Ford didn’t host the event.

    @ScottMonty Oh no, it just had the Ford name all over it. Ahem, Rule #1.

    ScottMonty@ashdhart @jolinegkg Normally, I would. But the event today was not official business, nor was it hosted or sponsored by Ford.

    And now I notice that local social media folks are getting into the debate tonight:

    wreichard2@jolinegkg went back and read all these tweets and having trouble seeing why everyone’s so mad at him…

    wreichard2#ifeelfor @scottmonty

    wreichard2I took a ton of photos at the Ford #idol event today. Deleted ’em. Sorry–did someone want those?

    wreichard2#savescottmonty Please RT.

    Did not expect any of this. That’s social media for you.

  534. Kris was in his element and upstaged Adam in this setting. I love Adam but he is just so much more in his element when he is being theatrical and dramatic’ ¦.yes, I said it. He is theatrical and that is what makes his performances so amazing.

    His slow songs will always be beautiful because his voice is so beautiful but, for me, 3 slow songs and a slow ‘not quite right’  duet leaves me feeling kind of’ ¦.meh.

    Adam really didn’t have much choice though. He didn’t have a lot to work with. He won’t be doing many performances like that in the future. Yay!

    I have to disagree. I think Adam was totally in his element. He is very capable of toning down his performances to suit the occasion. He did so beautifully today. His voice is so pure and incredible without all the wailing and just the guitar to back him up. I pray he never looses his desire to sing naturally as he did today. It would be a crime for him to never perform like this and totally focus on his voice which is a gift from God.

  535. Yes i see we have adam-mates liftoff and its only his first show after the tour.Really it was ok but may be better live.I guess everything adam does should have a livestream?

  536. I LOVED the Crazy duet! Loved it! I am Kris girl all the way but loved them both on that song. The subtle side of Adam with a few flourishes is when I love his voice. His voice is beautiful in when he sings in his natural tone. They both did wonderful. And Kris more than holds his own vocally. He’s n slouch…that’s for sure!

  537. mj
    September 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    It was bland’ ¦Kris is obviously still not completely recovered’ ¦I’ll be very relieved when they no longer sing together and the fans can have separate threads to talk about their favorites.

    It doesn’t work like that. I’m not running a fan blog. When I post about an Idol, everyone is welcome to comment.

    The problem is when fans become defensive, angry and rude. That’s when I start deleting.

    Of course MJ, I was thinking of the new singles coming out and Kris’ fans posting on that and Adam fans posting on Adam’s single, but of course your democratic equal opportunity approach is what makes your blog so good…

  538. clearone
    September 18, 2009 at 11:51 pm
    I have to disagree. I think Adam was totally in his element. He is very capable of toning down his performances to suit the occasion. He did so beautifully today. His voice is so pure and incredible without all the wailing and just the guitar to back him up. I pray he never looses his desire to sing naturally as he did today. It would be a crime for him to never perform like this and totally focus on his voice which is a gift from God.

    I think maybe I didn’t make myself clear. I also think Adam can tone it down beautifully and that he did so today. For me, though, Kris shines much more brightly in this setting than Adam does. IMO, yes, only my opinion, Adam shines much more brightly when he does something like WLL or BM.

    When I watch him doing WLL or BM I am sitting on the edge of my seat saying, “OMG, he’s amazing.” “Woah, did he really just do that?” “Wooooowwww” and other such silliness and always with a huge smile on my face. With his songs today my only reaction is “He has such a beautiful voice.”

  539. Fabulous. The both of them. Their voices really work well together. I hope some major collaborating is in the cards. For now, I think a relaxing vacay is in order. Exhaustion takes its toll on vocal chords as well as the rest of the body. I’d say two weeks on Bahamian beaches tossing back Mai Tai’s would be about right.

  540. Finally made it back to the boards after the real world interfered this afternoon :-( Now catching up.

    For the record, didn’t get my gin and tonic tonight, but had an even more delicious sparkling wine left over from a b-day instead (sure you all cared :-) )

    Actually, the second video made the duet much better, for some reason. I rather like it here. Just don’t like Kris’s part during the chorus or Adam’s OTT-ness (which, despite how much he let back, is still there).

    jammasta – just gotta say, if you thought THAT was OTT – STAY AWAY from the youtube zodiac show Adam performances…and the Adam thread on “Strut” for that matter :-)

  541. TFLS is right – both fabulous. Leave it at that.

    (Think everyone could use two weeks in the Bahamas.)

  542. They’re both tired and worn out, but somehow they still wind up sounding pretty good to me. Good for them.

    Fuck, that crazy Ford social media guy Scott Monty has apparently left me several tweets defending his total fail today at the event today. (I am jolinegkg in RL and tweets)

    I’m confused. What makes this guy crazy, and how did he fail? He seems to be pretty reasonable in his explanation of the situation. And quite tactful in his response to being called not smart and lacking in expertise.

  543. TOMT was a very short version 1:30 minute, it was great to hear it again but I think Adam was taking care of himself not doing the vocal acrobatics he did during top 10 week, his whole set has very low energy and intensity.

    Interesting to hear – haven’t yet heard the rest of the performances (computer being crazy slow tonight), but I wouldn’t be surprised, for a “private” event like this (though what’s really private in idol-dom, lol!) that he’s saving his voice for recording sessions. He’ll be doing those without stop for the next few weeks, and is probably still not 100% after being sick.

  544. There are a few ontd_ai members who won tickets to Kris’ Boston radio appearance tomorrow, so hopefully there will be a lot of video of that like there has been of today’s event.

  545. When I watch him doing WLL or BM I am sitting on the edge of my seat saying, ‘OMG, he’s amazing.’  ‘Woah, did he really just do that?’  ‘Wooooowwww’  and other such silliness and always with a huge smile on my face. With his songs today my only reaction is ‘He has such a beautiful voice.’ 

    …and this is what makes being a fan of Adam so interesting! See I got the same reaction as you only it was today with the incredible acoustic vocals and not with WLL or the like. Luckily for both of us he is capable of dazzling either way. Something for everyone! I’m not going to kid myself, days like today aren’t going to happen very often with Adam but when they do I’m going to bask in the glow of their beauty.

  546. Here Adam shows once again he is human after all’ ¦.but I take the good with the bad with him’ ¦..Plus I am willing to excuse the flub do to him being very very tired’ ¦..Good fan that I am’ ¦..

    Aww, poor Tim Sullivan ;-) But I do give Adam props for always doing the shout-outs to the people who perform with him (like he did for Tim at GMA).

  547. Of course MJ, I was thinking of the new singles coming out and Kris’ fans posting on that and Adam fans posting on Adam’s single, but of course your democratic equal opportunity approach is what makes your blog so good’ ¦

    Some people, like me, are actually fans of both Kris and Adam, I have no desire to have an exclusive Idol relationship. So if Adam and/or Kris puts out a great single, I’ll be the first to celebrate it. But when either of them is not great, I see nothing wrong with anyone commenting on that.

    Today’s event is a perfect example of an event where neither Kris or Adam were at their best, BUT I found them both entertaining and interesting to watch and listen to. But I mostly enjoyed reading a variety of different perspectives and opinions about today’s performance — some of the most interesting contained ideas for what could have be