However, in the wake of the rumors that he may serve as judge on Season 12 of American Idol, the MCL blog has been inundated with discussions over Adam’s possible new role on the series that catapulted him to fame.
One thing I have learned with Adam – any news surrounding him makes for lively debate. He is nothing if not controversial – his off-stage image is a totally separate entity from his on-stage persona. I think this is what is the most intriguing about this man – his complexity shrouded in a veil of mystery. Who is Adam?
Well, one thing I know for sure – he is one heck of a performer. As witnessed in the video above, sent to me by an Adam fan named Sue, he can plant himself on a stage with legends like Queen and sing like he has been performing with them his entire life.
His voice and presence is undeniably charismatic. He is incredibly unique in his artistic approach, as witnessed by his haunting performance of “Who Wants To Love Forever” in the video. I prefer it to the original – and, don’t get me wrong, I mean no disrespect to late and great Freddie Mercury. I think his voice was pure magic.
However, Adam’s rendition is extremely sensitive and expressive. It stays with you long after the performance is over.
Also, and this is a technical point here: (not to be confused with Adam’s sublime artistic performance) Adam needs to relax his throat muscles. I see a nice open mouth and relaxed jaw but the clarity of his vocal timbre is still not evident to me. Plain and simple – too much chest voice, not enough head voice.
In the end, however, I was very moved by this performance. Very moved. Were you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.