Relive the Songs of the Cinema performances by Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Danny Gokey and the rest of the 'American Idol' Top 7 in photo form
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Adam Lambert of 'American Idol'
Singer: ADAM LAMBERT
Song: "Born to Be Wild"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Like Quentin Tarantino, we appreciate that we never know what exactly Adam's going to do. He says it's an electronica-influenced version of this track from "Easy Rider." After going quite and understated last week, he's bouncing around the stage, running from side to side. Because of his musical theater background, he's actually capable of moving and singing at the same time and he interacts with the band on both side. It's another Axl Rose performance, all wailing high notes and shrieks of passion, making me wondering a bit why he didn't whip out "Live and Let Die" (or "U Could B Mine" from "T2") but he's stupendous, leaving everybody before in his dust. This is a performance that will translate on the tour this summer.
Mean Joe Green, L.C. Greenwood, Ernie Holmes and Simon Say: Paula says Adam "dares to dance in the path of greatness" and that "fortune rewards the brave." Simon is confused. Simon calls it "vocally incredible," though he compares it to watching the "Rocky Horror Musical," which doesn't bother Adam at all. He says, though, that last week was a more original and current performance.