"American Idol" runner-up [artist id="3188063"]Adam Lambert[/artist] sparked a lot of chatter after his provocative performance of "For Your Entertainment" at the American Music Awards on Sunday. The singer, who promised MTV News before the show that his AMA debut would be "sexy," hit the stage with a routine that featured a group of dancers, leashes, poles and an impromptu kiss with a male keyboard player.
We headed to New York's Times Square on Monday (November 23) to find out what fans thought of the edgy performance.
Lindsay, 16, a longtime Lambert fan, said she enjoyed the AMA routine. "I just liked the dancers and everything," she said. "I thought it was really good."
Jaquita, 18, applauded the use of props. "I really liked all the chains," she said.
But they were both in the minority, as nearly 78 percent of the fans we polled said they weren't feeling the performance.
Kaley, 16, thought the performance was surprising — but not necessarily in a good way. "It was kind of really dirty and sexual, I would say," she said.
Meanwhile, Malia, 16, thought the leashes and some of the more controversial choreography were unnecessary: "His fans are going to be like, 'What are you doing?' "
Lambert himself weighed in to Rolling Stone after the show, saying: "We're in 2009 — it's time to take risks, be a little more brave, time to open people's eyes, and if it offends them, then maybe I'm not for them."
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