Last night on American Idol, Adam Lambert was given the coveted “pimp spot”—the last performance of the night, right before Ryan Seacrest recaps all the night’s songs and the phone lines are opened—only it wasn’t so much, since anyone who watched the show on time-delay missed his Gary Jules-inspired version of Tears For Fears’ “Mad World” thanks to the show running over its 62-minute scheduled running time. (The cutoff seems to have fired up his fanbase, who have landed him in first place on busy-signal tracker DialIdol, and I suspect that there’s no way he is going home tonight, what with Simon Cowell giving him a standing ovation instead of a critique. (Let the conspiracy theories begin!) Clip after the jump.
The producers have to wonder: Was showing baby pictures of the judges really necessary?