ROUND ONE – PERSONAL CHOICE

Adam Lambert – Personal Choice – “Mad World” by Tears for Fears –

RJ: “This is it. I love that you’re showing your sensitive side. I’m going to give you an A plus.”
KD: “I am so happy you chose that, but you are an incredible artist, you rocked it again tonight.”
PA: “I’m unbelievably proud. Long journey, Bask in it. More subdued this time, haunting.”
SC: “For some reason it was a little bit over-theatrical, it reminded me a little of Phantom of the Opera, maybe it’s the coat.”

Kris Allen – Personal Choice – “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers

RJ: “What I love, I can tell what kind of artist you are. Dude you saved some of the best last. One of your best ever.”
KD: “If you can’t feel a Kris Allen performance, there’s something wrong with you, Create an intimate bond with everyone in the audience.”
PA: “You awaken the spirit in all of us.”
SC: “I wasn’t sure if a had made the right choice last week, I absolutely take that all back after that performance.”

Simon calls the round for Kris Allen.

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ROUND TWO: SIMON FULLER’S CHOICE

Adam Lambert – Simon Fuller’s Choice – “A Change is Gonna Come” by Patti LaBelle, Sam Cooke

RJ: “You can sing your face off. That was unbelievable.”
KD: “That may have been best performance and interpretation since the begining of the competition, A great combination of high notes and emotion, using both sided of yourself.”
PA: “That was the best I ever heard you sing …ever ever ever. You look like a superstar. You are going to be iconic.”
SC: “You are 100 percent back in the game. Congratulations.”

Kris Allen – Simon Fuller’s Choice – “What’s Goin’ One” by Marvin Gaye

Kris Allen – Simon Fuller’s Choice – “What’s Goin’ One” by Marvin Gaye – Kris plays guitar this round. Kris is in this to win. Another great arrangement from Kris. He’s got percussion guys playing along with him. The guitars and instruments drop out for part of the song. Simple, soulful and heartfelt. Wow. Another winner.

RJ: “We got a real live competition going here, but it’s a little bit light for this big ole room.”
KD: “You’ve been true to yourself, You haven’t waivered. You can deliver that message, make them think, feel, change.”
PA: “You tore that song up and made Marvin Gaye proud.”
SC: “I love the song, but it was like three friends in a bedroom strumming along to Marvin Gaye. You didn’t grab the song and make it your own. Too laid back for this competition.”

Simon calls the second round a “1 million percent for Adam.

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ROUND THREE: WINNER’S SONG – “NO BOUNDARIES”

Adam Lambert – Winner’s Song – “No Boundaries”

Adam Lambert – Winner’s Song – “No Boundaries” – Sample Lyric: “Every moment lasts forever.” No rainbows or pots of gold yet- “Here I am still holding on.” Climbing mountains though! DING. This song is a piece o crap. “You can go higher, you can go deeper.” “Make it through the pain.” “There are no boundaries.” Adam hit a few bad notes there, but otherwise, he did a decent job.

RJ: “You can sing anything, you can sing the phone book, but that wasn’t my favorite Adam performance. A little pitchy in spots.”
KD: “It is amazing. I’m moved and proud, thank you.”
PA: “Adjectives can’t express what you’ve brought to Season 8. I will be a fan forever.”
SC: “Over the entire season you’ve been the best most original contestant. You hope you can find a worldwide star. I genuinely believe we’ve found this with you.”

Kirs Allen – Winner’s Song – “No Boundaries”

RJ: “You should be very proud. That key was a little high. You are an amazing competitor.”
KD: “I don’t want you to be judged on that song. You’ve been incredible to watch week after week. I hope people vote on the season.”
PA: “You should take it in, amazing job. I wish you the best of luck.”
SC: “I think the first song was your highlight. Watching you tonight has been incredible. You’ve come a long way. You have thoroughly deserved to be standing on the stage tonight.”