- Adam performs on American Idol’s Rock Music week (Top 4)
- American Idol results show—The Top 4 become the Top 3
--The Top 4 sing School’s Out (Alice Cooper) and Adam is safe
- MyFox LA: Backstage @ May 6th's American Idol
- Adam goes home to visit San Diego as one of the Top 3 of American Idol Season 8
Fox 5 San Diego TV
--Chrissy Russo Teaches Adam Lambert How to do the Weather
--San Diego News Network: Adam Lambert Arrives at Clear Channel Radio Stations --Interview at Radio Station 93.3 FM (AJ's Playhouse) San Diego --Interview with Jeff and Jer (Star 94.1) --Adam leaves San Diego radio station
Mt Carmel High School
"Embrace each other's differences. It's cool to be different."
--San Diego News Network: Adam Sings Mad World (girl runs up on stage at the end) --North County Times: American Idol Contestant Adam Lambert Rocks Mt. Carmel High (includes songs)
Miramar Naval Base
- On American Idol, each the Top 3 performs two songs (Judge's Choice and Singer's Choice).
- American Idol results show—The Top 3 become the Top 2 [Note: To everyone's surprise, Katy Perry, one of the guest singers, shows up in a satin cape embroidered with Adam's name.]
--No group song – instead they show the Top 3’s hometown visits (link includes results)
- Americanidol.com posts three videos related to Adam
--Top 2 Behind the Scenes Finale Week
- NBC: It’s Adam vs. Kris in ‘Idol’ finale
- Fox 43: American Idol - Season 8 Recap
- MyFox 5 (Atlanta): Idol Finale News
- On American Idol, the Top 2 each perform three songs
--The Insider: Adam with Kris and Paula After Idol Final 2 Showdown --Access Hollywood (Dish of Salt): Season Eight Idol Finale Backstage
- American Idol results show -- the Finale
--Adam sings Beth solo and then two songs with Kiss --Carlos Santana sings Black Magic Woman with Matt Giraud then segues into Smooth and Top 13 join them --Ford commercial I Will Remember You (includes clip of Adam and Kris receiving a new Ford Fusion) --Adam and Kris sing with Queen (We Are The Champions) Post-show Press --Hollywoodtv: Did Adam Lambert Get Robbed From American Idol (Adam getting ready for the Idol Extra exit interview)
“It doesn’t matter who won. We’ve both arrived at this point.”
--Hollywoodtv: After the Party at the Sky Bar in Hollywood --Access Hollywood: Backstage at the American Idol Season 8 Finale (Adam at 2:30)
“It felt so good. I got to sing with Queen and with Kiss. I mean, first or second, it doesn’t matter to me.
I got to sing with two great, heroic rock bands of mine.” “I knew it was going to be a close race. I think Kris is incredibly talented and he’s a good person. To me it was like, ok we know it’s going to be close, whatever happens happens, we’ve made it this far, we got to do a really cool finale, and we’re both going to get to do great things in the future.” “For me it’s not really about what happened tonight. It’s about tomorrow, it’s about next.” “I think that Kris won because he’s a great artist and I was happy to be a runner-up to that.” --Fox13Now (Salt Lake City) KSTU: Adam After Finale --MyFox 11 News (Los Angeles): After Finale --VH1: Adam interview Kris Hugs Adam --CNN: Raw Footage from red carpet
- Fox40 (Sacramento) AI Season 8 - Post Finale Interview
“We got to the finals and that in itself is a victory. My goal wasn’t to get a title on this show. It was to showcase
myself every week and stay on it as long as I could.”
- KNWA: Adam Lambert Morning After
- MyFox DC: American Idol Runner Up Adam Lambert
- Sign On San Diego: 'Idol finalist' Adam Lambert
- Fox 29 News: I Had So Much Fun With Kiss, Adam Lambert Says
- Collaboration with J. Scott G. "Live The Life" (featuring Adam Lambert) Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
- Adam and the other Idol contestants are interviewed on Larry King Live (by Ryan Seacrest who is filling in for Larry). Adam and Kris interview one night, rest of Top 12 the following Monday.
--Kris’ interview (shows some clips of Adam)
- Adam is photographed by Matthew Rolston at Smashbox Studios, Culver City, California, for the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine.
- Ellen Show: Adam and Kris get Shirts from Ellen (Adam at 0:30)
- Broadway.com: Adam attends performance of Hair in New York City
- TVguide.com: After Idol – What’s Next for Adam Lambert
--Part 2 “I’m glad I’m causing ‘gasms.”
- CBS Early Show Interview and Mad World performance
- Good Day New York: Interview and Mad World performance
- The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet
- SIRIUS Radio clips (The Morning Mash Up)
--Second Interview (with Kathie Lee and Hoda): Kris, Adam Reflect on Idol
- 96.3 WDVD The Rope: Phone interview with Adam Lambert (audio)
- E-article by Michelle Collins: The Adam Lambert Interview That Will Change Your Life
- VH1 Best Week Ever Preview (Adam briefly at 2:30)
- People.com: Adam Lambert Reveals his Favorite Eyeliner
- Access Hollywood: Kara Outs Adam
- Best Week Ever: Candid Piece with Adam and Kris Part 1 Part 2
- Idolatry at ew.com: Michael Slezak interviews Adam
--Part 1: Bill O’Reilly is Totally Embarrassed --Part 3: Johnny Cash Was a Cool Guy --Part 4: The Rocker Would Like a Big Brother
May 20, 2009: Adam Lambert reacts to news Kris Allen is the winner of American Idol.
Photo credit: American Idol
May 20, 2009: Kris Allen hugs Adam Lambert at a press conference after the American Idol finale.
Video credit: VH1
Photo Credits: americanidol.com adamofficial.com, JustJared
“We got to the finals and that in itself is a victory. My goal wasn’t to get a title on this show.
It was to showcase myself every week and stay on it as long as I could.”
--Adam Lambert, May 21, 2009