Relive the Classic Rock Night performances by Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta and the rest of the 'American Idol' Final Four in photo form
Adam Lambert of 'American Idol'
Singer: ADAM LAMBERT
Song: "Whole Lot of Love"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: After an extended guitar intro, Adam breaks into a Zeppelin cover that is every bit as glam-rock-perfect as you'd imagine, but is it too conventional a Robert Plant impression? This is perhaps the most straight-forward performance Adam's given all season. I mean, he's utterly tremendous within the carbon-copy parameters and if Plant ever wants to take a vacation, he could tour with Jimmy Page. It's not a karaoke performance, but it may be a stadium-touring cover-band performance. I'm still disappointed we didn't get to hear Slash and Adam jamming on some G-n-R classics. You think they could "blow it out da box" on "Mr. Brownstone"? Because I'd watch that.
Georges Clemenceau, Vittorio Orlando, Woodrow Wilson and Simon Say: This is the Adam that Randy loves, as the judge reassures Adam that he's a rock star, not a Broadway star. Kara clarifies that Adam is actually a Rock God. Poor Kara. She's auditioning for a role on the "Gossip Girl" spinoff tonight. Paula raves that Adam is "A whole lotta perfect." Simon complains that the performance was understated. It's one of Simon's favorite Adam performance and he warns that nobody can top it.