Adam Lambert Throws Some Glitter Down Under On ‘The X Factor’

On the same day that Adam Lambert’s It Gets Better video was posted online, the glam crooner flew into Australia and recorded a performance of his single “If I Had You” for the country’s version of The X Factor. “I got here this morning…at 5 a.m., ” he said on stage. “So it’s like, going Down Under and doing it right, right?” Head below to watch Glambert belt out his For Your Entertainment hit and discuss how he deals with the controversy that has dogged him on occasion.

As with his It Gets Better video aimed at his younger gay fans, Adam showed that he’s got quite a level (if not dolled-up) head on his dressed-to-the-nines shoulders.

“I think controversy is in the eye of the beholder,” Lambert said after his performance. “When I get on the stage, I just do what I do. So you either like it or you don’t.”

The Australian leg of Adam’s Glam Nation tour kicks off tomorrow at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre.

  • Ovationimpact

    Adam with little or no sleep can still sing a phone book. What a professional to give the audience 110%. Super showman and singer! Oh, did I also mention he looks great running on little sleep.

  • CNB

    Adam’s performance on “The X Factor” in Australia is absolutely fantastic! All of those award shows that seem to be “afraid” to have Adam perform LIVE again should take a good look at this video because his performance is awesome, exciting and flawless!

  • MomTerryLady

    As I watched Adam being announced, I was covered with mega goosebumps!!!! And Adam has come such a long way! I’m so proud of him as I have been following him and his career since his audition on American Idol. I knew he was special the first time I saw him and he opened his mouth to sing!!!

  • Kim

    Amazing live performance by Adam! I hope Simon Cowell will invite Adam to perform on ‘The X Factor’ in the UK – to show the others how to really perform live brilliantly.

  • angel

    Wow! Standing ovation from the judges, too!

  • FeverForAdam

    What a doll! Exciting performer and knows exactly how to banter on TV. Keep givin Adam your love down under!!

  • Mac

    Dude kills it every time, so reliable! Vocals to die for, and more charm, charisma and likability than any performer I can think of! Hell, I feel sorry for peeps who don’t give this guy a look/listen, he slays it, his vocals should be outlawed… and maybe, just maybe, therein lies the problem – my Dad once told me that jealousy motivates people more than I’ll ever think, and to just do my own thing – maybe he was right. My mother once told me to never dull my own shine just to accommodate other people’s feelings – I hope Adam Lambert doesn’t either!

  • JLM

    Those pipes never fail!!! Adam is so talented and so sweet. Love it.