I've resisted any postings on this blog about American Idol. I mean, the show gets tons of coverage, is the highest rated TV show each week and is ingrained in popular culture. No offense to my readership, but commenting to a few folks who loyally read this each week doesn't seem very fresh.
But, I have to say that I have not seen a competitor on the show in any season who can match the range and personal styling of Adam Lambert. Each week this guy seems to find a new way to put his own personal spin on a song. Tonight Lambert did a soulful, slowed down version of "If I Can't Have You," the Yvonne Elliman song from Saturday Night Fever. Each week he continues to distance himself from the other competitors.
While we're on the topic of American Idol, the priceless moment tonight was Paula Abdul using "visceral" in a sentence. I mean, she is a sweet, soft-hearted soul but her verbal stylings can be meandering, at best.