LOS ANGELES — If Thursday’s American Idols Live! tour stop in L.A. proved anything, it’s that America’s love for Adam Lambert is as strong as ever. From the preshow screaming whenever his face appeared on the Staples Center JumboTron to the merch counter’s sellout of Adam T-shirts, the Glambert fascination was in full force.
This was especially true for the “American Idol” fans MTV News caught up with after the show, who had a common love for the rock star in the making.
“Obviously Adam,” Natalia Brandon said when asked her favorite performer. (We probably didn’t even have to ask, since Natalia was wearing a homemade Adam T-shirt and carrying a sparkly Adam poster.)
Beth Nilsson couldn’t pinpoint her favorite performance of the night, but she had no trouble picking one performer: “I liked all of Adam’s. Not to be, like, an Adam freak, but he was so good, every single one.”
Hera Hamalian was a little more diplomatic before declaring her undying love for Adam. “I was impressed by all of them equally,” she said of the “Idol” top 10. “They’re all good — but Adam’s a little better.” And what was Hera’s favorite Lambert performance? “I loved the song where he took his jacket off,” she laughed.
Before we forget that the “Idol” tour features a few other performers, Hera spread the love around: “I do love Matt [Giraud], who’s a little bit of a Justin.”
Beth also had to admit that Danny Gokey won her over. “I did like his inspirational song,” she said of Danny’s cover of Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish.” “Like, ’Keep dreaming, be a dreamer.’ We’re all gonna go out and achieve our goals thanks to Danny Gokey!”
Anoop Desai also picked up a few new fans at the show.
“There’s something sexy about him,” Jennifer Sturtz admitted.
“It’s very odd,” Beth, Jennifer’s friend, agreed. “I never noticed that before. He’s kind of hot in person!”
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