If we’re to take Paula Abdul’s word for it, we may have just spotted this season’s strongest Idol contender, thus far, during the San Francisco auditions.
It seems a little early in the competition to start waging bets on who’ll be a standout during Hollywood week, but Adam Lambert, a 26 year-old Hollywood native found himself in the Idol judges’ good will after he handily tackled a few bars from what we’ve come to know as Simon’s favorite ditty, “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
And after receiving a solid round of praise for his performance, he secured his place in the foursome’s favor by gushing about how he had a crush on Paula Abdul when he was 10 – a very smart confession! Paula enjoyed him so much that she proclaimed that he was the best singer that they’d encountered this season.
I give Adam props for doing his research and strategically charming Simon and Paula, but I’m not completely convinced that he’s at the head of the pack just yet – time will soon tell.
Do you believe that Adam has a straight road to victory ahead of him on Idol, or is another crooner already threatening to fill his spot?