It was Grand Ole Opry week on American Idol. The judges' favorite, Adam Lambert, performed "Ring of Fire" by country legend Johnny Cash with a Middle Eastern flare.
"I don't even know what to say about this boy…that particular arrangement of a Johnny Cash song threw me for a loop" said this week's mentor, Randy Travis. Translation: "This version sucks." I agree, Randy. I agree. His performance could have been saved if he started out at the slow pace, but then broke into a full rock version.
Though people are stuck on his look, I have no problem with Adam Lambert's nail polish, his girly shag, or the fact that he wears more foundation than I do. What gets me is that it is very clear at this point in the game that Adam is very self-absorbed, performing for himself and not thinking about his audience. Great job being an individual, but it's America who's voting for you, buddy! We are going to get very annoyed very fast if you keep this up – the American public will turn on you in a heartbeat! I know I already have. That two weeks ago when I liked you, Adam Lambert, seems so far away. At least Simon was back to his senses and agreed with me this week.
Am I wrong? Is there anyone out there who loved Adam Lambert's sitar filled performance of "Ring of Fire"? If you missed it, check out the American Idol video below.