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             “I guess I would consider myself a pop singer, whether it be pop rock or pop soul or pop R and B. I sing it all, so I’m ready for the challenge."

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  • American Idol (Season 8, Hollywood Week, Round 1): Adam sings What’s Up (4 Non Blondes) 

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  • American Idol (Season 8, Hollywood Week, Round 2: Adam is grouped with some other contestants (Michael Sarver, Matt Breitzke, Jesse Langseth, etc.) and they perform Some Kind of Wonderful (Soul Brothers Six)  

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  • American Idol (Season 8, Hollywood Week, Round 3): Adam performs Believe (Cher)
            “The reason why I want to be on this show is because I want to take a song we’ve heard a million times and kind of like twist it... I can.”

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  • American Idol (Season 8, Hollywood Week): The Top 36 American Idol contestants are announced during a special 2-hour broadcast (“the chair” episode) -- at 6:05 in this video
​               “I think choosing ‘Believe’ by Cher, I hope, is going to pay off. It was a risk.”        
            “I’m confident that I did my best.  I think that I know who I am and so hopefully people will like that.”

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  • American Idol web site: Introducing the Top 36 (Adam Lambert and Stevie Wright)  

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             “I think what’s going to make me memorable on American Idol, hopefully, is my voice first of all. I tend to be a little over the top. I like showy,
                theatrical, kind of exciting fiery vocals. I like to do big high notes, and I’m kind of attention getting.”

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  • American Idol (Season 8, Top 36 Semi-Final): Group 2 -- the theme is Billboard Hot 100 Hits and Adam sings "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (Rolling Stones)  
​        --Live version
        --Studio Version


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  • American Idol (Season 8, Top 36 Semi-Final Results)
        --Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, and Allison Iraheta are the three contestants from Group 2 to make it through to the Top 12
          (later to be changed to the Top 13) and Adam sings Satisfaction again
        --Group song: Closer 

  • FOX radio interview (audio): Adam talks about making the Top 36 and Top 12 

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  • Myfoxla.com (Good Day LA): Idol Finalists Allison Kris Adam FOX 

  • WNYW New York: 3 Idol Contestants Added to Top 12 


  • ET Online: Backstage with American idol’s Next Three 

  • Fox 5 San Diego: Making it to the Final 12 

  • My Fox Raleigh: Interview with Second Group of idol Finalists


  • Fox 41 WDRB: Allison Kris and Adam Speak Out

  • Hollywood Outbreak (audio): Idol's Next Three (Kris, Allison and Adam talk about what it felt like hitting the Idol stage for
        the first time)

  • 102.7 KIIS FM (Ryan Seacrest - audio): Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, and Allison Iraheta interview after making the Top 12


PHOTO OF THE MONTH
February 25, 2009: Adam sings "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on American Idol, Top 36 competition night.
Photo credit: hpana.com
VIDEO OF THE MONTH
February 2009: Adam Lambert's auditions get him into the Top 36.   
Video credit: lissbeth06
“The reason why I want to be on this show is because I want to take a song we’ve heard a million times and kind of like twist it... I can." 
--Adam Lambert, American Idol, February 10, 2009
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