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Adam Lambert debuts ‘For Your Entertainment’ on Ryan Seacrest’s show

I was flying to Los Angeles today to visit my sister (and my wife, at a conference). So I’m just going to do a quickie blog entry today. While I was somewhere over Arkansas, Adam Lambert’s dance song “For Your Entertainment” debuted on KISS-FM here in Los Angeles via Ryan Seacrest.

As MJ noted, it’s very highly processed vocally. He is definitely fishing in that Lady GaGa/Katy Perry arena. While he is fairly restrained for the first three minutes, he throws in a few of his distinctive vocal gymnastics at the end, and not in a bad way. Tell me what you think. (MJ has it here.)

While on the plane, I listened to Kelly Clarkson’s “All I Ever Wanted” on the Delta seatback entertainment system. Great CD. And while reading a cover story on EW about “Glee,” the creator Ryan Murphy said he’s thinking about asking Adam to make an appearance.

13 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

October 30th, 2009
3:42 pm

I like it. I don’t love it. I think it’s just generic enough to attract an audience.

Rickster

October 30th, 2009
3:45 pm

Another reason to avoid watching “Glee.”

Nana

October 30th, 2009
4:34 pm

Mercedes – I usually turn in at night between 11:30 and midnight. If I sleep around 3 hours, I’m good to go.

Rodney and wife – have a safe flight.

Elaine

October 30th, 2009
4:40 pm

Thanks, Rodney for the post. Deirdre, I agree with you, it does seem to be generic enough to attract an audience. I expected Adam’s voice to not have been so processed. It is a catchy song, though.

Rickster

October 30th, 2009
4:59 pm

Ladies & Gents.. I hope everyone has a good weekend. Stay warm & dry!

DecaturCyn

October 30th, 2009
10:55 pm

He has a fabulous voice, but this oversynthesized, monotonous pop tune doesn’t give him room to show off his assets.

JTesla

October 31st, 2009
2:59 am

Meh. I love Lady GaGa, Adam is no GaGa. It’s ok, I wouldn’t change the radio if it came on, but I’m not going to download it.

sk

October 31st, 2009
8:25 am

It’s doesn’t grab you because his powerful voice is not out front! I know he or the powers that be want him to get radio play as well as fans who like Ga-Ga but his fans were drawn in by his VOICE! Covering it up with music from a mixing board is a real loss for those of us who like the raw real vocal scaling he can do. If you want to listen to this stuff you can buy CD’s by people who really cannot sing and need to cover their poor vocal ability like Spears.

He was such a stand out on AI–due to the vocal pyrotechnics and just plain old fashioned belting-it- out. Because his voice is so unusually great–with octaves that give you a chill that is what magnetized people to him. Hopefully, there are better tracks on the CD.

MIKE

November 1st, 2009
8:26 am

When JORDIN released TATTOO, it was also radio-friendly as it did not really showcased her great voice. It was teeny-boppy. Still, it went DOUBLE PLATINUM.

Many people were complaining about ADAM not having a radio-friendly voice. Now HE proves them wrong. I am confident that HE has songs that will really showcase his GREAT VOICE.

As he noted many times before, his album is a FUSION. Therefore, I am not surprised at all with this first single. Besides, I love ADAM.

Roger

November 1st, 2009
9:42 pm

Rodney, you are married? Thought you were gay? Not that there is anything wrong with that.

a$$play

November 2nd, 2009
12:43 pm

Roger – Me too. I think it is the fedora.

Gary B.

November 2nd, 2009
1:34 pm

It’s OK…the song is very typical and generic…and really does not do too much to showcase his singing talents….I’m sure it will get plenty of radio play….but a year from now you won’t hear it at all….but for a first single it should do OK

Jones

November 10th, 2009
6:14 pm

This song is not doing well. Not at all. It isn’t getting radio play, and it’s not doing well on iTunes either. Adam will not have a Top Ten hit with this one. The first-week sales will be the lowest for an Idol contestant in a long time.