by Jeff Hahne
I woke up this morning to a phone call from a relative saying, "I can't stand Adam. He screams in every song and his tongue sticks out like a panting puppy when he does it..."
I couldn't agree more. Seriously, can this Lambert guy ever sing one song on American Idol where he doesn't scream like a banshee?
People either love him or hate him there's no in between. You either think he's the greatest thing since sliced bread or think he's a Broadway-bound over-the-top screamer. His version of "One" actually started out great for the first half and then he went into his usual screaming fit.
To me, the best song of the night was actually a song I hate, but the version was pretty damn impressive. Kris Allen took Kanye West's "Heartless" and did his own version, much like The Fray's cover:
As for Danny Gokey... yeah, he was good a few seasons ago when his hair had more grey and his name was Taylor Hicks. It should come down to Kris and Adam... and, sadly, Lambert will probably scream his way to the victory.
I'm really surprised that the judges have not once complained about his screaming in every song. There has not been one week that he hasn't screamed. Not one.