Adam Lambert: 2009 American Music Awards

November 22nd, 2009 // 24 Comments

Of course, when Adam Lambert puts on a suit and tie, it’s never as simple of an outfit as it sounds. The American Idol runner-up jazzed up his ensemble with some sparkly earrings, heavy eye make-up and loads of thick rings on his fingers.

His jet-black hair was swooped up into a fancy pompadour for the 2009 American Music Awards, which he accessorized with a wink and a smile.

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Gallery Info: Adam Lambert on the red carpet for the 2009 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theater Los Angeles Live.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Nina

    Adam, what the hell was that! I waited all night to see you. I don’t believe that was really you. Don’t let people turn you into something ugly. The spirit I met in you was sweet. Why did you perform like that. I hated it. I couldn’t even watch the entire performance. I had to turn it off. Be yourself Adam. Fight and let yourself shine thru.

  2. Sharon

    Adam,I don’t know what possessed you to do an act like that but do you not remember that children actually watch you? I was and still am furious that my children saw such an act by you, especially on TV!! I was going to be buying your CD this week but I will not be buying it now and when you perform my children will NOT be watching you!

  3. Sharon

    I am totally furious with the performance you gave on the AMA’S!!! Do you not care that children actually watched you?? Mine will no longer and I will not buy them your CD!

  4. Carol

    What was that? I had to rewind it just to make sure what I saw the first time was right. Everyone in the audience just did nothing. You could have had them all standing and cheering and you chose to do that? Your mother must be so proud.

  5. Kasey

    I cannot believe what I just saw…That was SO inappropriate. I was a complete Adam Lambert fan since day one until now. I am so unbelievable disappointed in that performance.

  6. Kasey

    I cannot believe what I just saw…That was SO inappropriate. I was a complete Adam Lambert fan since day one until now. I am so unbelievably disappointed in that performance.

  7. Kasey

    I cannot believe what I just saw…That was SO inappropriate. I was a complete Adam Lambert fan since day one until now. I am so unbelievably disappointed in that performance.

  8. rose montague

    Oh my gosh, I waited all night to see you and you so disappointed us. You are so talented and so capable of THE Grand Finale Performance of the night!!!…..and I do not know why you chose to act like that. It was disgusting and I think you just lost most of your loyal fans.. My husband and I couldnt even hear your awesome voice due to the Shock of watching that performance! 10 thumbs down…

  9. Jill B

    Honestly? I’m so sad I can hardly stand it. I appreciate Adam’s ‘wild side’ and I was prepared for him to emerge as the male version of ‘Lady Gaga’. But this crap? I hardly heard his beautiful voice as I sat watching my 3 kids with their mouths hanging open. Does he not know that probably 70% of American Idol fans are CHILDREN? Sing about bondage or whatever you choose, but please don’t give me such a gross visual to go along with it. WAY over the top, and a very, very big mistake for a debut performance.

  10. rose

    Oh my gosh, I waited all night to see you and you so disappointed us. You are so talented and so capable of THE Grand Finale Performance of the night!!!…..and I do not know why you chose to act like that. It was disgusting and I think you just lost most of your loyal fans.. My husband and I couldnt even hear your awesome voice due to the Shock of watching that performance! 10 thumbs down…

  11. Kristal

    I was going to buy your cd for my teenage daughter for xmas. I just changed my mind after watching you perform tonight.
    That was disgusting. There are unspoken rules, whether you are gay or not, and you crossed them.

  12. Kristal

    I wont be buying your cd. There are unspoken rules whether you’re gay or not, and you crossed them tonight.

  13. Lee

    That was the worse performance I have ever seen. Very nasty and not for TV. I don’t care if you are gay or not, but that was a poor choice for people waiting to see what you could do…and they still had to bleep you out. First major performance on TV that you were not singing someone else’s song and you use profanity…seriously…

    The only good part of the performance was when you attempted to do that roll or tumble or whatever that was…you cold here you hit the platform…oh man…we watched it like 15 times and nearly wet our pants laughing so hard.

    All thumbs down!!

  14. jordana

    A D A M HORRIBLE SHAMEFUL PERFORMANCE!!!! AND BELIEVE ME I DON’T THINK YOU HAD A BIGGEST FAN BEFORE TODAY,I PRE ORDERED YOUR CD,I WON’T BE WAITING AT THE DOOR…FEDEX:PLEASE DELIVER IT NEXT DOOR…

  15. jordana

    A D A M HORRIBLE SHAMEFUL PERFORMANCE!!!! AND BELIEVE ME I DON’T THINK YOU HAD A BIGGEST FAN BEFORE TODAY,I PRE ORDERED YOUR CD,I WON’T BE WAITING AT THE DOOR…FEDEX:PLEASE DELIVER IT NEXT DOOR…

  16. JustmeSayin

    Adam … I LOVED how you took that dude and rubbed him into you. All these yahoo’s on here complaining are NOTHING. These are the same yahoo’s that see chicks rub guys into their breasts while they eat popcorn with their kids and say nothing.

    But, i will say this: the gray/silver suit? Really? Everyone around you was in bondage and you come out in what looks like a 70′s suit. Hmmm … lost me there.

    Then when you grabbed that chick and made out with her … hmm … it just all seemed so forced. Almost like, “I need to be the bad boy.” It didn’t seem … genuine.

    And the song … well, not my favourite. So, unfortunately it was all a thumbs down for me, but not because of these prudish “parents” who don’t like to see a guy be sensual with another guy. I for ONE think that is the THEEEE number one thing you can do on stage that will propel you career — NO ONE ELSE has the balls to do it. :)

    I’m looking forward to a more genuine performance, more gay themed dance, and a kick ass tune.

    STILL A **HUGE** FAN. :)

  17. JustmeSayin

    Adam … I LOVED how you took that dude and rubbed him into you. All these yahoo’s on here complaining are NOTHING. These are the same yahoo’s that see chicks rub guys into their breasts while they eat popcorn with their kids and say nothing.

    But, i will say this: the gray/silver suit? Really? Everyone around you was in bondage and you come out in what looks like a 70′s suit. Hmmm … lost me there.

    Then when you grabbed that chick and made out with her … hmm … it just all seemed so forced. Almost like, “I need to be the bad boy.” It didn’t seem … genuine.

    And the song … well, not my favourite. So, unfortunately it was all a thumbs down for me, but not because of these prudish “parents” who don’t like to see a guy be sensual with another guy. I for ONE think that is the THEEEE number one thing you can do on stage that will propel you career — NO ONE ELSE has the balls to do it. :)

    I’m looking forward to a more genuine performance, more gay themed dance, and a kick ass tune.

    STILL A **HUGE** FAN. :)

  18. Justmesayin

    Adam … I LOVED how you took that dude and rubbed him into you. All these yahoo’s on here complaining are NOTHING. These are the same yahoo’s that see chicks rub guys into their breasts while they eat popcorn with their kids and say nothing.

    But, i will say this: the gray/silver suit? Really? Everyone around you was in bondage and you come out in what looks like a 70′s suit. Hmmm … lost me there.

    Then when you grabbed that chick and made out with her … hmm … it just all seemed so forced. Almost like, “I need to be the bad boy.” It didn’t seem … genuine.

    And the song … well, not my favourite. So, unfortunately it was all a thumbs down for me, but not because of these prudish “parents” who don’t like to see a guy be sensual with another guy. I for ONE think that is the THEEEE number one thing you can do on stage that will propel you career — NO ONE ELSE has the balls to do it. :)

    I’m looking forward to a more genuine performance, more gay themed dance, and a kick ass tune.

    STILL A **HUGE** FAN. :)

  19. race wilder

    Adam Adam, what a complete disappointment. Get a new stylist, get a new writer,get a new everything and get a life. Your performance was so contrived and disgusting. How quickly you have lost your soul in hollywood. Do what ever you want with whoever you want and keep it to your slef. You just set back gay rights about 10 yrs singlehandedly. The “new gays” just want to shove it down everyones throat no matter who sees it or finds it repulsive. Hetero or gay there is a time and place for everything and where the hell is your self respect oh and your talent you must have left them both at home last nivhg. You sucked and Simon screwed up if he approved that performance. I am so glan Chris won AI it is obvious that he is the real class act. Take a time out and get a grip. I am over you…

  20. thisisme

    Oh please. I’m from Europe and I didn’t find it sooo shocking in the slightest. For a country that is always bragging about the freedom of personal expression and lifestyle, you people can be very conservative. He didn’t do anything that much different from the other performers, IMO. The only reason why people are talking about it is because the guy has CHARISMA. Love him or hate him, he’s just interesting to listen and watch, and that is the mark of a true artist. So he’s not for everybody…so what? I like him, he’s fearless and fun, and has a great voice. Maybe the vocals were a tad shaky at times, but he’s human too. Just because we’ve never heard him anything but pitch perfect, doesn’t mean he doesn’t get nervous,too. Also, when you think about so many big names who sing out of tune all the time, and nobody says a thing..?
    BTW, about the kids watching? A lot could be also argued about letting your small kids be up at 11 PM, in order to watch a guy who was never exactly known for playing it safe:-) that’s what I also call a double standard

    Relax, people, free your mind, and if you can’t, then change the channel, and problem solved. Stop expecting people to fit a mold you want them to. They almost never will. Instead of raging against it, try understanding what they tried to convey. Try thinking why it bothers you so much. If you can’t, or don’t like it, that’s fine, just don’t try to put them down for it. I personally admire him for being so comfortable in his own skin, which is something we all should aspire to for ourselves
    Peace and love to all

  21. Zekers

    thisisme,
    You make a lot of sense. I don’t see how Adam’s performance is any different than some of the stuff Madonna has done in the past…much to-do about nothing.

  22. El

    Was that the same person posting like 20 different times under a different name each time? Someone is obsessed.

  23. joy pinter

    Not that I actually expect Adam to be reading this, he’s probably hiding in a closet somewhere today getting over himself…What I want to say is “Where did the beautiful voice of American Idol go”..you could have sat on a stool and sang whatever you wanted to and you would have gotten a standing ovation, but the messiness of the performance actually left you in the shadows …we couldn’t hear the voice, too much clutter, too many people, actually doing nothing…all the kissing and giratating, was neither here nor there, just more of the same….Here all along I thought you were a cut above the rest…only to find out you truly are the drama queen you have been accused of being, and your voice…well what the hell happened to it? it disappeared into thin air…what a shame…

  24. Sadd

    Almost All of the AMA performances were a disgusting
    display of Garbage.the artists need to use “shock and Awe” because the have to overshadow their lack of talent

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