Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Your idol singing falsetto

Adam Lambert vs Kris Allen?

That's the big question these days. Who do you like? I am definitely for Adam. It's highly possible that he will win American Idol. One rumor these days is that there will be a very special performance on the final night.

clue- TPTB are desperately trying to get this performer to sing with Adam at the finale. God Only Knows if it will be a Perfect Day for Mr. Lambert.
This blue eyed performer cites Little Richard as his first musical influence.
This performer has something important in common with Elvis Presley.

DAVID BOWIE covered the songs God Only Knows and Perfect Day. He has blue eyes although one pupil is permanently dilated making it appear a different color. He loves Little Richard and he was born on the same day as Elvis Presley. However, this is only a potential performer. Could it really happen?

Reasons why it could happen:

  1. He needs the money

  2. He's bored

  3. He's releasing a new album (fingers crossed)

  4. Lexie (his daughter) wants him to

Adam is being compared to Freddie Mercury for his fantastic vocals and to Mr. Bowie for his theatrics, extravagance, and "gayness." Bowie is Adam Lambert's idol too. Here is a photo of Adam at a New Year's performance wearing a great Bowie tee shirt. How can you fault him with taste like that?

I seriously doubt this duet will come to pass but I have my fingers crossed. I would love to see Bowie on stage again. This will get him in the public's eye in a big way because this show will be viewed by millions. The duet would have to be Under Pressure and what a performance it would be! How I wish I were a fly on Bowie's apartment wall right now. Is he going around singing Under Pressure?

Here is a youtube video of Adam's audition for American Idol.

I love his version of Tears for Fear's Mad World. He sang Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love and Aerosmith's Cryin' like a rock star!

Here's a video of Adam singing Mad World

To be fair, I'll include a Kris Allen video of Heartless by Kanye West

Who do you think should win?

Not unexpectedly, Adam didn't win. I think he was the better singer of the two, definitely more memorable, but I don't think America is ready for a singer like him. Americans prefer safe, cute, good 'ol country boy singers, like Kris. And Bowie didn't show. That's a shame but again, not unexpected.

Your Idol Singing Falsetto - song: Young Americans, artist: David Bowie, album: Young Americans


lytha said...

at first i was worried when i had no idea who those people are.

but then you said they're contestants on american idol. oookay, that's why: )

(btw, they have a copycat show here in germany and it even has a "simon" character who's really mean. since my man is a music teacher, i endured an episode with him recently. (you know, he can't be too out of touch or the kids won't listen to him, hehehe.))

~outta touch lytha

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I've not been following American Idol this go round. I keep forgetting to watch it. But I have seen Adam Lambert's and Kris Allen's performances in the beginning and online.

I'd have to go with Adam Lambert. I like his crazy style and his groovy, controlled voice. He sure can hit those high notes, too. Mad World is one of my favorite Tears for Fears songs. They were actually one of my fave bands as a teen.
Adam Lambert could maybe use some dance lessons, though. That boy can't dance. lol!

Kris Allen's nasally tones annoy me. He sings pretty good, but it's those nasally and sometimes whiny sounding notes that make me dislike his singing. And he doesn't quite have the panache/pop value that Lambert has.
The world could use some new controversial 'shocker' singers, don't you think?

It would be awesome to see Bowie and Lambert sing together...or even just see Bowie sing on Idol. Now I will have to watch this week's episode. lol!

So who are you pulling for to win?


Fantastyk Voyager said...

Lytha- I only heard about these guys last week. I don't watch that show. I've been watching his videos on the internet though.

Lisa- Hmmm, let me think about that...Bowie?

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That demo reel was fascinating. I've been pulling for Adam since his tryout. I was amazed to see that he sang that 4 Non Blonds song. I didn't think anyone would ever attempt that.

The Wades said...

This has been a great season on AI. I have been really torn for a few weeks now. Really, I will be happy with whoever wins and sad that the other didn't. If you forced me to win, I'd have to go for Adam, but Kris is awesome as well.

Tough. Interested to see what happens tomorrow.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Thanks NM, I was trying to figure out that song on the demo. I love "What's Up" and I couldn't remember who sang it. ;)

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Pony Girl said...

Well I wanted Adam to win, too. I think he is amazing, but, more teeny-bop voters went for Kris's crooked cute smile! :) Kris is talented as well, a true artist that can change up a song, play instruments, etc. Overall it was an amazing season and I think most of the top 5 will have successful careers, for sure. OH- someone also told me that it's better not to win, because then you are bound by a huge contract to AI for 10 yrs.? I guess it used to be 1 yr., but the producers realized how much money they lost w/Carrie Underwood's success. Don't know if there is any truth in that....