Relive the Tuesday's trio of Adam Lambert and Kris Allen performances in photo form
Adam Lambert of 'American Idol' performs 'No Boundaries'
Singer: ADAM LAMBERT
Song: "No Boundaries"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: What do you have for us, Kara? Cornball inspirational pap! Adam makes a good show of selling lines like "With every step you climb another mountain." But fake emotion is much more Kris' thing and this song is almost certain to be more natural on him. Adam's arrangement has a little '80s rock tinge to it, as he wails about hurricanes and never giving up and whatever else the song is about. I'm missing the hook and the the rhythm isn't exactly right for what Adam does well. I'm going to say he did the best he could, but what could he do? He exercises his way around the mess.
Fred, Daphne, Velma and Simon Say: "Dude you can sing the phone book," Randy says, before saying it was pitchy in spots and just aight. Kara speaks on behalf of her co-writers to thank him. Paula is out of adjectives. She's in awe. Simon mocks the mountains and hurricanes and declares that over the whole season, Adam has been one of the best and most original contestants they've ever had and tells him that he's a worldwide star. Adam thinks he got the job done. I'm wondering if Kara DioGuardi and not Kris Allen is going to do Adam in.