(Cue the kicking and screaming and gnashing of teeth...)
The love affair with my DVR is over. It failed me. Big time. And I'm a one-strike-and-you're-out kind of girl.
Prior to Weird Adam's performance, it cut off! At first I thought I was playing a joke on myself, in keeping with my oh so (not)fabulous day. Ryan said, "After the break...Adam Lam", and poof, that was it. Nothingness. And no amount of jiggling the remote or aiming it at the TV in a stabbing motion seemed to help. ...The nerve.
Whether he's icking me out or blowing me away with his awesomeness, the guy is THE REASON I watch the show.
I mean, I suffered through Scott's screamy version of Survivor's "The Search Is Over" - a most-treasured song I sang over and over to my pillowcase in the eighth grade, practicing what I'd do when Brian dreamily looked into my eyes and told me those exact words: "The search is over, Kristy. You were with me all the while. ...How could I not have noticed you in your band uniform, with your poof bangs to the heavens and your radiant blue eye-shadow?" (Oh, wait. Was that not how it went?) I sat through THAT, patiently waiting, knowing Mr. Ring Of Fire would hit me with something memorable that would turn Scott into a mere speedbump in the night.
Alas, it was not to be. (Sigh.)
Can anybody fill me in? I heard something about a Standing O from Simon. Details, please!
UPDATED TO ADD: Apparently the show went way long. If you weren't watching it live, you were out of luck, it seems. I did finally manage to find a still video on YouTube. The others out there seem to be getting yanked for being in violation of YouTube's video posting terms. Whoops.
As you can hear, Adam really did a great job performing his rendition of Tears for Fears' "Mad Love". The control he demonstrated in that high, high range was incredible. Also, I'm probably the only one thrilled to see his normal hair back. (Can "normal" be used to describe anything about Adam? ...Probably not.) The slicked back Poofer 'Do just wasn't doing it for me. I thought it made him look like Chubby Elvis...or a creepy One-Hour Photo worker. My mom disagrees. She loves Tame Adam. Eee. Tame Adam makes me nervous. I want his weirdness all out there, where I can see it and know what it's doing.