Why Adam Lambert Shouldn't Win


It's been quite a while, but it was only last Tuesday, while watching the Top 4 perform on American Idol, did it finally dawn on me: the entire season is going for Adam Lambert. Now, I'm sure some of you have heard of my gripes against arguably the most dominant contestant this season. Yes, I know many people like him--I'm surrounded by fans every single day, actually--and I know he's all but won this competition. But I'll dare start an argument here. For all that he can do, I'll try stating the case, as to why Adam should not win American Idol.


And no, I'm not bitter or anything. Not because all four of my favorites this year--most recently, Allison Iraheta--got the boot. Not because of the circumstances surrounding this season, from the beginning when the judges were praising the male contestants, or of the judges going as far as to predict who will be in the finale, which is either Adam or that other guy, Danny Gokey. Not because of who he is or what he does--what does that have to do with it in the first place? It's just that, after months of performances, cracks have started to show in what was otherwiase an immaculate contender. Let me list down my points.


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May 12, 2009 11:25PM EDT

I do like all three final contestants. But your point are ones I had already started thinking about last week. That said I would like to see Chris win.

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May 14, 2009 12:59AM EDT

well way to spell his name right.Kris is great, and i can see your point about how he hasn't reached his full potential yet, but i have to say I'm an adam fan. sure i'd like to see him try something new, like maybe do a rock song without any screaming at all, but he's come pretty close to that and you know what, that's good enough for me. plus, when you see him singing the national anthem he actually sings it pretty normally. the reason people get excited about his songs is because they are actually exciting. with the big flashy performances he brings the whole package, and it's great. kris delivers amazing vocals, but his performances require more thought. adam is more about that gut feeling you get when you hear good music and just want to either sit back and sigh contentedly or get up and SCREAM. plus, he just seems like a nice guy. not that kris isn't absolutely adorable and humble and just great. i think if it was based on personality, he would win. but adam is also a really nice guy, and he's just so cute, like when katy perry was on the show. plus the way he bonded with allison was the sweetest thing i have ever seen on idol.anyway, whoever wins deserves it, but honestly it's going to be adam. just like it was going to be adam when it came down to him and gokey. it pretty much seems like the judges picked him out from the start, or maybe that's just the paranoid reviews i've been reading :P.

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May 14, 2009 2:22AM EDT

Allison Iraheta robbed of her place. Adam sings to high too much. Adam is too produced. Kris or alli was always my choice

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May 14, 2009 3:17PM EDT

i think what cost allison was that she was so like adam, but he was better. i really wish they could've been the top two though.

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May 18, 2009 8:57PM EDT

1. Adam is anything but predictable.2. I thought these were points why he shouldn't win.3. See #2.
For anyone reading this, I highly recommend you do a youtube search for "Adam Lambert at 22 - Brigadoon", especially if you think that all Adam can do is shriek/scream. When I heard it last night I had tears in my eyes. You'll want to play the phrase starting at 3:23 over and over and over again. He has the voice of an angel and the breath control of a seasoned opera singer.

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May 19, 2009 11:38PM EDT

i think kris is more adaptable to what society like nowadays..like they say adam is too theatrical, dont mistaken me, i am also an adam fan!i love them both.but i also think adam is too much for american idol, hes already in another league.what american idol looks for is someone hip, who fits society now, like i said before.im not saying kris is mediocre, he is awsome, hes actually my favorite. thats all i have to share, thanks.

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May 20, 2009 12:39AM EDT

oh my GOSH. he is like an opera singer. what can't that man do?kris has been called jason mraz, and i think thats the most accurateadam is more like todays elvis. from the mesmerizing stage presence to the controversy, to the VOICE, he is that guy.

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May 20, 2009 2:43AM EDT

I have to say that Adam is a great singer. He has range and talent that surpasses most. If you heard that song he sang that Kara wrote you will see my point in a second. I want Kris to win because Adam is honestly too good to be held down by this pathetic record label. They will continuously write songs for adam that are 100% not his style like Karas crappy song. Though I believe she is a talented artist her self that song bites hard. It showed exactly what bs we could expect to hear from Adam if he were to win. 3 YEAR CONTRACT PEOPLE. A BINDING CONTRACT. Kris is not a singer he is an artist. Kris has a great voice that inspires and sooths at the same time. PLUS he can play piano and Guitar which makes him a more Intimate performer. I think Kris has always been the underdog and honestly I didn't for see him lasting as long as he has. Same with Anoop he lasted way too long. How many times did he need to be in the bottom for us to just say "GO THE FRICK HOME ANOOOOOOOOP". That continuously pissed me off. Ok going off topic. Kris should win because against all odds he has made it this far. Adam will get his record deal now lets give one to Kris. My vote is in 3 times. only time can tell now. Hey is Kris loses maybe Jamie Foxx will live up to his endearing words.

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May 20, 2009 6:00PM EDT

I have to say I started to read this post because the idea of finding arguments why one of the most talented singers American Idol has ever had should not win the competition was alluring, if maybe just for argument sake. However your post leaves much to be desired.
Since the top 4, they were all winners for me. All can sing their hearts out, allison, danny, kris and adam... all a pleasure to watch. That been said, it is clear for me that Adam is the most talented, not only because of his range but for the uniqueness of his voice and the fact that he dares to do things his way. I do agree it will be a shame that the is bound to record with this commercial label, but if anyone can stand for his principles and not be pushed down my a commercial dinosaur, its Adam.
As for the "kris should win because he has made it this far against all odds" argument, maybe we should consider then giving the gold olympic medal to the runner who came in second, I mean, hey! he made it that far.
And I am really really happy that I am not the only one disgusted by that horrible Kara song. Composing a song for the to finalists to sing when it clearly does not match the range or voice of neither of them in just plain egoistic egocentric stupidity.

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May 21, 2009 4:02AM EDT

Whoever wrote that article has no clue. His reasoning is so unsound, that just moves to laughter. Adam was everything but predictable.Obviously he or she needed to make a tantrum against Adam, and chose to make it writing down “something”. But “something” is not enough, when it’s hollow.

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May 22, 2009 12:56AM EDT

adam is definitely the best, but my favorite song from any contestant other than him was alone, by allison. she sounds like she's already a professional, and i can't believe she's only 17.

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