First of all, let me remind you how much The Ashley loves Adam Lambert. She finds him incredibly talented, unique and amazingly gorgeous. But girlfriend needs to pop a Midol and stop PMSing.
Adam got downright bitchy when he was asked by The Hollywood Reporter about fellow American Idol high note-achiever James Durbin.
“[I’m] kind of over James. “I think he’s got talent and passion 100 percent, but I feel like he’s trying way too hard.”
Ouch. That’s pretty harsh, but Adam was just getting started on his tearing apart of James. Next, he got all Randy Jackson on him, saying that James is a “bit pitchy.”
“When he did that “Heavy Metal” song [by Sammy Hagar], James was note-perfect. He was on pitch, which is usually kind of an issue, and I think he sounded really good, but it felt like a copycat. I didn’t feel like I was seeing an original artist yet.”
Finally, he scolded James for not doing what Jimmy Iovine said:
“You can stick to your guns, like James did when he was arguing with Jimmy Iovine, but I also feel like: ‘You’re new to this, dude. Listen up!’ ”
Jesus, retract your cat claws, Adam.
James took it like a pro. When he was asked by an MTV reporter if he thought Adam’s harsh quotes may have played a part in James being eliminated, he told him, “I was nothing more than nice to that guy. You know, he decided to take it to a different level. So, whatever. I don’t know what the comparison is all about. He sings pop and electronica, and I sing rock and roll.”
(You can watch James’ interview here.)
Adam has long been vocal in his backing of Haley Reinhart, and is no doubt tired of being compared James Durbin, but was it really necessary for him to say such mean things about the singer?
The judges never gave James any feedback to help his performances and he threw in every “rock star” trick he knew into a 90 second performance. I’d say that WAS trying too hard.
what’s going on with Adam these days? First he ruins the result show of idol for me and now he is being really stuck up and mean? He is lucky that his voice is a gift from God or I would be pretty upset with him
lol, you call what adam said “mean”? go read some of the tweets he gets every single day…you’ll see what “mean” really is.