For singers these days, you’re nobody if you’re not covering Rihanna. So naturally, Adam Lambert stepped up to the plate, taking on RiRi’s hit “Stay” at a tour stop in Seoul, South Korea. This is certainly a bold choice in the wake of Vin Diesel‘s sublime Valentine’s Day rendition of the song. Some might even say you’d have to be crazy to cover “Stay” in the A.V. era (After Vin). But Lambo is just the type of crazy to pull it off.
Sorry, Vin, but your short reign is over, because Lambert destroys it, as expected. Like his live cover of “Mad World,” it’s delicate and intimate, but also dramatic and reaching to the rafters. Watch it up top.